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Welcome to the O'MalleyCat.org Family News and Events Page

My name is Tim O'Malley, aka O'MalleyCat

and I have set up this web site to share information with family & friends.

As the Irish say, "Caed mille faulte!", or "a hundred thousand welcomes!"




What's News?




Brian & Jade's Wedding

Our son, Brian O'Malley, got married to Jade Maria Duggan on May 31st, 2015. In April we held an El Paso-style wedding shower complete with mariachis!

It was an amazing time for everyone. We are blessed to have Jade in the family now! Congratulations, Brian & Jade!


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Brian & Jade's Wedding Shower

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Kelly & Randy's Wedding

My niece, Kelly Maureen O'Malley, married Randy Judy at Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes, CA, on October 12, 2014.

They held a fabulous reception at Trump International Golf Course which was the perfect setting against the Pacific.

We all spent the weekend at the Terranea Resort and had an amazing and memorable weekend. Congratulations, Kelly & Randy!

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Brian & Jade

Our son, Brian O'Malley, got engaged to Jade Maria Duggan on August 3rd, 2013. Brian and Jade have been together since 2006.

They will be getting married this May 31st! We pray for many blessings and loads of happiness for them. Congratulations,Brian & Jade!






Ireland 2013

Ireland 2013



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DUBLIN

Dublin

POWERSCOURT

Powerscourt Estates

GLENDALOUGH

Glendalough

WATERFORD

Waterford

ROCK OF CASHEL

The Rock of Cashel

KILLARNEY

Killarney

DINGLE PENINSULA

Dingle Peninsula

KILKEE / LOOP HEAD

Kilkee / Loop Head

CLIFFS OF MOHER

Cliffs of Moher

THE BURREN

Corvette Pages

WESTPORT

Westport

KYLEMORE ABBEY

Kylemore Abbey

CROAGH PATRICK

Croagh Patrick

CLARE ISLAND

Clare Island

WESTPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Westport Music Festival

CRAGGAUNOWEN

Craggaunowen

BUNRATTY CASTLE

Bunratty

TRIM CASTLE

Trim Castle

NEWGRANGE

Newgrange

MONASTERBOICE

Monasterboice

Patrick's Birthday

Pat's Birthday




Congratulations, Brian!

Brian O'Malley

My son, Brian O'Malley, graduated from San Jose State University, May 26, 2012 with a Bachelors in Photo Journalism

We are very proud of him for his hard work and accomplishment, not to mention his great talent behind the lens!

Day 1 - SJSU Commencement

Spartan Stadium, SJSU, San Jose, CA

The Commencement

Day 2 - Golden Gate Bridge 75th

Brian's celebration continues with fireworks!

Golden Gate's 75th

Day 3 - Wine Country Tour of Napa

Brian's celebration continues with tour of Napa Valley

Wine Country Tour

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Congratulations, Michael Brink, on Your Confirmation!

Michael

Sarita's nephew, Michael, was confirmed at St. Matthew's in El Paso, May 19, 2012

Michael is an exceptional Spirit-filled young man and is involved in Life Teen and is a lector

He is also involved in the Discipleship retreat known as D Week.



Congratulations, Christina, on Your First Holy Communion!

Christina

Sarita's niece, Christina, made her First Holy Communion at St. Matthew's in El Paso, May 12, 2012

Her Tio Tim took pictures and made her this special photoart on canvas. The photo is very special

because it includes Fr. Bob Schikora's chalice from his first Mass last year as a newly ordained priest.

The chalice has an embedded diamond from Tim's & Fr. Bob's grandmother's wedding ring.

Fr. Bob Schikora and Tim O'Malley are first cousins.




Congratulations Fr. Bob!

Our Cousin, Deacon Robert Paul Schikora, was ordained a Priest on May 20, 2011 to serve the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

The Ordination

Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw, MI

The Ordination

Fr. Bob's First Mass

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Plymouth, MI

The First Mass

Family Reunion Picnic

McClumpha Park, Plymouth, MI

The Family Reunion

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Lawrence & Isabelle 75th



Meet our Cousin, Terry Cross and check out his new book!

Fishers of Men by Terry Cross

For a great read, click on one of the following links to purchase Terry's book


Amazon - Kindle Version

Barnes & Noble

Publisher's Website




Meet Our Cousin, Colleen Sullivan Clapper


Colleen Sullivan Clapper



O'Malley Family Matriarch Passes Into Eternal Life - Marie Isabelle Schikora O'Malley 1913-2011

Marie Isabelle Schikora O'Malley

Mom entered eternal life February 25th, 2011. We now have a new saint to cheer us on as we run the race. May we all finish the race as well as she did! (Hebrews 12:1-6)

These amazing collections includes 8mm movie clips that date back to the 1930s




Interview: Mom at Age 97 by Brian Christopher O'Malley


Marie Isabelle O'Malley from Brian O'Malley on Vimeo.


Isabelle's Memorial Pages



New Schikora Family Photo

Special thanks to Cathy Clark for sharing it with us!

The Schikora Family 1922

If this photo was taken in the Fall, the approximate ages are, from left to right:

Isabelle, 8; Lillian, 14; Maude,37; Vince, 3; Rosemary, 5; Max, 41; Raymond, 12.

It is striking how much Isabelle and her daughter, Maureen, look alike at that age.

Isabelle thinks that the picture may have been taken just before their move to Pasadena, CA, in 1922.




Bob Schikora is Ordained a Deacon!

Ordination

On May 15th, my cousin Bob Schikora was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan. Next year in May, Bob is on

track to be ordained a Priest. Bob was in the seminary out of high school, but decided to leave to raise a family. In the picture above,

Bob is surrounded by his family: back row left: his daughter Megan, Deacon Bob, his sister Joanie and her husband Mike. The front row

starting from the left, Joanie's son Mark, Bob's grand-daughter Samantha, daughter of Rob - Bob's son, Rob, and Julie - Joanie's daughter,

and Marc - Julie's husband. We are all very proud of Bob and excited for him. Even more we are blessed by the gift Bob is to the Church.

I can't think of anyone more qualified to be a priest and to counsel families, than one who has been there and done that! Amen?

Bob is my Mom's (Isabelle Schikora O'Malley) nephew. We all hope to be there next May in 2011 with Bob in Saginaw! Congratulations, Bob!





2009 Capture El Paso Photo Contest

Tim & Sarita's photos made the book!

El Paso Times Photo Contest

Click on Sarita's picture of the dragonfly to view their entries



Our El Paso Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

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Past Happenings




Isabelle O'Malley turned 95 in 2008!

Isabelle O'Malley

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Our Summer Under the Tuscan Sun

In August of 2007, Tim & Sarita traveled to Tuscany with Phil & Rosa Stevens, Richard & Carmen Guess, and Phil Burke

Tuscany 2007

Join us for an adventure Under the Tuscan Sun

Italy, August 2007


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Day 1-3
Day 4-6
Day 7-9
Day 10-12
Day 13-15



Graduates

Tim Sr. Graduated in 2007

Tim Graduates from UOP 2007

Tim O'Malley, Sr. earns his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix!

The Commencement Ceremony was held at the San Diego Convention Center June 30th, 2007.




Mandy Dortignac & Gabe Booher get Married in June 2007

Mandy & Gabe Booher

Mandy Dortignac Booher is my great-niece and the grandaughter of Sue O'Malley Dortignac and Jack R. Dortignac.

They exchanged vows June 23rd, 2007, at Calvary Church in Rowland Heights. Mandy's father, Jack D. Dortignac was the minister.




Moonlight Serenade

Mandy & Gabe's Moonlight Serenade

"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor." -Psalm 8:3-5 NKJV


Congratulations, Brian! Class of 2007 RBHS

Brian Christopher O'Malley graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School and is accepted into the Journalism program at San Jose State!

Brian Graduates 2007

The Commencement Ceremony was held at SDSU, June 20th, 2007.

Way to go, Brian! We are all very proud of you!!


2007 National Day of Prayer Task Force Golf Tournament

Tim & Sarita stepped in for Beau to do photography for the NDP Task Force in Rancho Mirage

NDP Poster by Beau Tim & Sarita with Dr. James & Shirley Dobson NDP 2007 Poster

Tim & Sarita O'Malley with Dr. James & Shirley Dobson



The 56th Annual National Day of Prayer took place Thursday, May 3, 2007.

The theme for 2008 was "America, Unite in Prayer" and is based on

the verse from II Chronicles 7:14 which states: "If my people, who are called by my name,

will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." NIV




Sarita Lynne Royer Marries Timothy Joseph O'Malley, Sr. - October, 2004

Check out the pictures from the Wedding

These include the Reception, Torna Boda & Honeymoon.

The Wedding Party Sarita & Tim 2004 Bride of the Year! Torna Boda On the Honeymoon

Sarita Royer O'Malley - 2004 Bride of the Year




Family History

Check out the O'MalleyCat Family Tree

The O'Malley Family Tree is remarkable; it consists of 648 individuals, and 172 marriages.

The average lifespan is 56 years, 8 months, and has dramatically increased over the last several decades.

The earliest known birthdate is 1784 - George Carr. The tree consists of 9 generations and 168 surnames.

Just as remarkable are the number of photographs and the tintypes that have been preserved through digital technology!

I invite all family, in-laws,and out-laws, to send any photos, information, as well as corrections to the email address at the bottom of this page.


Click on the Coat of Arms to view the O'Malley Family History



The O'Malley Coat of Arms

The O'Malley Coat-of-Arms

O'Malley Coat of Arms

There are multiple versions of the O?Malley coat-of-arms in circulation. The earliest known is a stone plaque with the O'Malley

coat-of-arms on the wall of the Clare Island Abbey, which was built and funded by the O?Malley?s and dates from the 17th century.

It is also the assumed resting place of Granuaile. The plaque has an inscription in Latin: TERRA MARIQUE POTENS, (powerful on

land and sea). For Grace O'Malley, and no doubt the other members of the powerful O'Maille clan, it was their might on land and sea

which gained them their advantage. The coat of arms on the right is a contemporary version that I designed based on previous collections.

Of most importance, it is based on the earliest known shown on the left. The elements consist of armor; Celtic swords; bows & arrows,

perhaps one for each of the three main galleons in their fleet; together, they denote their might on land and sea. The steed denotes their

spirit in war, and wild boar symbolizes their fierce tenacity in battle; the ship denotes their exploits and might at sea, the Celtic crosses and

Celtic knots, particularly the triskele or triangular knots, symbolize the Trinity and their Christian faith. Like eternity, the knots are endless.

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