The AOH Bronx County Communion Breakfast has been scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at St. Barnabas H.S. Chapel, the same location as in the past several years. We will attend the 10:30 mass and breakfast will follow at Rory Dolan’s, a few blocks away.
Our guest speaker will be Denis Boyle, Justice of the Supreme Court of Bronx County.
The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers hosted its Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary this past weekend. Over 175 people were in attendance to hear guest speaker Bishop John O’Hara, who is the Vicar of Southern Manhattan and Staten Island.
The Hibernians were welcomed back to the Dunwoodie by Seminary Rector Msgr. Peter Vaccari and Dean of Seminarians Fr. Nicholas Zientarski, who co-celebrated the mass with Bishop O’Hara. As per custom, the seminary agreed to once again allow The McSweeney Chalice to be used in the celebration of the Mass.
Division #1 also presented Peter Van Slyck with the James G. McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award. Peter is a long time member of Division #1, and has played a vital role in helping the Division achieve success over the past decade. Peter is a Yonkers Police Officer and currently serves as the President of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.
Division #1 also was able to present the seminary with a $1,000 pledge in support of vocations. Division #1 also presented Bishop O’Hara with a $500 donation in support of Trinity House Retreat Center in Westchester.
The Officers and Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Myles Scully – Division #1 of Yonkers are proud to announce that they will hold their Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. Mass will begin at 10:00am in the Seminary’s Chapel followed by a full hot breakfast which will be served in the campus refectory.
The Guest Speaker for the breakfast will be the Most Reverend John O’Hara, who is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of New York and serves as Episcopal Vicar of both southern Manhattan and Staten Island.
The Hibernians will also present the James McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award to Peter Van Slyck, who is Yonkers Police Officer and also serves as the current President of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.
The cost is $20 per person in advance and $25.00 the day of the event. Children under 10 are $10.00. Advance ticket deadline is February 22, 2017. Please see event flyer for details.
On April 3, The Bronx County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians held its Annual Communion Breakfast with Mass at St. Barnabas Church followed with breakfast at the Heritage Restaurant on McLean Ave. in Yonkers.
The guest speaker was Congressman Joseph Crowley who spoke about the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. In attendance at the breakfast were AOH National Director Charles “Chip” McLean, National Immigration Chair Dan Dennehy, NYS Vice-President Vic Vogel, former NYS President James Burke, Tommy Beirne, District Director and Kevin Ellis, President, Division 1-Yonkers.
The County Board, at the recommendation of the Four Bronx divisions, awarded $500 each to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, Throgs Neck Benevolent Assn., RJM Haitian Relief Fund, the $250 each to the Sisters of Life and the Sisters of the Poor.
Inducted into the Order of the Gael for service to the Hibernians were: Sean McCarthy, Dan Donovan, Pete Tarsnane, Jerry Collins, Mike Halloran and Pat Scanlon. Thanks to Mary Hogan, President, NYS Ladies A.O.H, for approving and preparing the citations.