A benefit was held this past weekend at Rory Dolan’s in Yonkers for a young man who is battling bone cancer. Luke Gallagher is 11 years old and is the youngest of seven children. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and has already gone thru many treatments of chemotherapy as well as several surgeries to have his legs reconstructed. He is currently in the process of learning to walk again but is still facing at least another 10 rounds of chemo in the future. Luke’s older brother Eoghan serves as the Financial Secretary of the AOH Division #17 of New Rochelle, New York.
The event, which was in the planning stages for several months, featured live music, dancing performances, gift basket raffles and an autographed sports memorabilia auction. A very special “gaming trailer” was also brought in so kids could spend time playing video games throughout the day.
Division #1 Yonkers was honored to participate and presented the Gallagher family with a $500 dollar pledge of support at the event. If you would like to get involved and help this fundraising effort, you can visit the website dedicated to helping raise funds for Luke and the difficult challenges he faces going forward. Please visit:
The AOH Division #1 of Yonkers, New York invites you to join the Ancient Order of Hibernians; the oldest, largest and finest Irish Organization in the United States! Visit our recruitment tent at the McLean Avenue Fall Festival located in front of Danny Mac’s Sports Bar at 869 McLean Avenue.
We will also have a raffle for a Giant Sized 4.5 litre Bottle of Jameson that will be awarded to 1 lucky winner at the end of the day! See the raffle flyer below!!!
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers recently presented a donation to Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains that will help the school to continue implementing its new learning technology platform.
Division #1 member John Walsh presented a $1,000 donation to Fr. Tom Collins, who is the President of Stepinac High School. John is a graduating senior from Stepinac this year and is the son of Division #1 Vice President Jim Walsh.
The funds will be used to purchase new Samsung Chromebooks for student use. School officials explained that new technology is becoming a necessity in today’s learning environment.
“Since our school uses a blended learning environment where the teacher uses online resources that include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), digital textbooks, and my Pearson Online Labs, the use of mobile devices is becoming more and more important every year.” said Stepinac Advancement Officer Patrick Massaroni, “The ability to acquire additional Chromebooks will only add to our ability to ensure that every student has the resources to use our digital platforms regardless of the circumstances.”
Division #1 Yonkers has also supported other local Catholic High Schools with donations for computers labs at Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers and Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale.
The funds provided by the Hibernians were raised at the AOH Yonkers Annual Charity Golf Outing which is held each spring at the Ardsley Country Club in Dobbs Ferry.
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.