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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AOH Division #1 Yonkers – Annual Communion Breakfast

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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.

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Bishop John O’Hara

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.

 

 

 

Yonkers Division Hosts Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary

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The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers held their Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, February 28th at St. Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie. Over 150 people attended the event.
The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Nicholas Zientarski, who serves as The Dean of Seminarians. Fr. Nick welcomed the Hibernians back to the Seminary, where the breakfast has been held for the last 8 years.
Division #1 was honored to welcome many friends and supporters to the breakfast, including AOH National Director Charles “Chip” McLean, AOH New York State President Timothy McSweeney, AOH New York State Treasurer John Manning, and AOH State District Director Tom Beirne.

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Breakfast was held in the Seminary Refectory, where attendees enjoyed a full hot breakfast.
Division #1 Officer Dennis O’Brien was received the James G. McGinty Yonkers Hibernian of the Year Award for his many years of outstanding service to both the AOH and the greater Irish Community in Yonkers. Barbara McGinty, wife of the late James, took part in the presentation.

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The guest speaker was Fr. John Sheehan S.J. who spoke of both cultural and political forces today attempting to suppress both the Catholic Church and its teaching. Fr. Sheehan challenged everyone in attendance to become more aware of these threats and that Catholics needed to band together if it is to be stopped.

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The Division was also able to present the Seminary with a $1,000 donation to support the seminarians on campus. The Hibernians also presented a $500 donation to the Xavier Society of the Blind, which Fr. Sheehan currently serves as the organization’s Chairman.

You can view all of the photos taken at the Communion Breakfast

by visiting the AOH Yonkers FLICKR Site at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aohyonkers/albums

 

 

AOH Division #1 Yonkers – Annual Communion Breakfast

 

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The Myles Scully, Division #1 of Yonkers will host their Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary on Sunday, February 22, 2015.   The event will begin with a mass at 10:00am in The Seminary’s Chapel followed by a full hot breakfast served in the Seminary Cafeteria.

The Guest Speaker will be Tommy Smyth, ESPN Commentator and Studio Analyst.

The Division will also honor their Hibernians of the Year, Larry McCrudden (Co-chairman Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee), and Patrick McLaughlin (Division One Historian).

Breakfast is $20.00 per adult, children under 10 are $10.00 in advance. The cost is $25.00 the day of the event.

 

Please fill out the form below and return no later than February 15th, 2015.

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