The primary purposes of the Organization are briefly set forth in the preamble to its National Constitution.
To promote friendship, unity and Christian Charity among its members.
To uphold and sustain loyalty to the government of the United States of America.
To aid and advance by all legitimate means, the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people to complete and absolute independence.
To foster the ideals and cultivate the history and traditions of the Irish race throughout the world.
The A.O.H. provides a unique opportunity for its members to be involved in issues that are of interest to Irish American Catholics today.