“The Priests” ( l. to r.) Father Eugene O’Hagen, Father Martin O’Hagen and Father David Delargy, of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Northern Ireland, will concelebrate and sing during their inaugural U.S. tour at a public Mass Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in historic Holy Family Church, founded in 1857 to serve immigrant Irish.

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“The Priests,” the internationally known singing trio of three Northern Ireland parish priests now on an inaugural U.S. tour, will concelebrate a public Mass at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Father Eugene O’Hagen and his brother, Martin together with Father David Delargy, will join Father Jeremiah Boland, Holy Family’s Administrator, and his own brother, Msgr. Michael A. Boland, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, for the Mass.

All are welcome to the Mass and a dessert reception following in Damen Hall. Gerry Dignan, a Holy Family cantor and musician, will accompany “The Priests” at the Mass.

The trio, who perform light classical, sacred and Irish music, have been singing since their early teens. Despite their heavy concert schedules around the world, they continue to serve as parish priests returning to their congregations on the weekends in the Diocese of Down and Connor in rural Northern Ireland.

Discovered in 2008 by Epic Records, a division of Sony, “The Priests” have been featured in an ITV documentary in Europe and a PBS special in the U.S. and their albums have attained Platinum status in Ireland, UK, Sweden and Norway and Gold in New Zealand, Canada and Spain. They hold the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest-selling UK debut for a classical act.”

The Priests direct the proceeds of their earnings principally to the needs of their rural parishes and charities that aid retired priests, homeless people and to build schools in Cambodia, Uganda and Thailand.

The concelebrated Mass at Holy Family, founded in 1857 to serve the city’s Irish immigrants, will have a freewill offering to benefit services provided without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for women, children, families and seniors.

More information, photos and a conversation with "The Priests" go to: http://www.brepresents.com/priests.html.

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