AOH Orange County Board Mass and Communion Breakfast

The Annual AOH Orange County Board Mass and Communion Breakfast will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018. The Mass and Breakfast will be celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown, NY. 

Division #4 in Middletown will host the event which will start with a procession at 9:00 am from the Carmelite cemetery to the Mass at the Shrine at 9:30am.  More details to follow.

Contact Orange County Board President: Ed Burke at or Orange County Recording Secretary, Bill Kirnan at

AOH Bronx County Board – Annual Communion Breakfast



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.

Bishop O’Hara is Guest Speaker at Yonkers Division Communion Breakfast

Pictured are Westchester County President Aidan O’Kelly Lynch, Past NYS President Charles Chip McLean, Division #1 President Kevin Ellis, Bishop John O’Hara, Division #1 Treasurer Mike Morley, NYS District 4 Director Tom Bierne, Breakfast Committee Chairman Brendan Murphy


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.

Hibernian procession at the conclusion of Mass in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers


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.

Bishop John O’Hara speaking at the Yonkers Communion Breakfast


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.

Peter Van Slyck with his wife Margaret. Peter was awarded the James McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award for 2017.


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.


Over 175 people attended the event this year