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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Message 2015


Today Marks the 254th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The oldest, largest, and grandest parade in the world!

As has become customary, we reprint our St. Patrick’s Day Message first printed in the book entitled “250 Years of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”

"For 254 years we've marched, through adverse times and weather.  We've marched in this sacred parade through years of occupation, persecution, and poverty.

 We've marched through years of famine, war, discrimination and hate; years of working the killing jobs that no one else would take.

 We triumphed over all with a courageous and joyful spirit that is uniquely Irish.

 Through it all we survived and never wavered; we held the banner high; we never let the standard drop.


 And as always, we marched.

 Today we remember the millions of marchers who came before us, those magnificent Irish souls whose struggles have given us all we have today.  We pray for them, we honor them; and we ask God to grant us the grace to always be as strong as they were.

  On this momentous day let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle.  May we always band together to help each other, and bravely fight to overcome the world's adversities.  May we always hold the banner high and never drop the standard.  And may we teach our children and our children's children to do the same.

Whatever the future brings, let us meet it with the hope, faith and happiness of our forebears.

And always…..LET US MARCH."

May God bless this parade, all who march in it, and all those who work to maintain, preserve and protect the spirit and message of St. Patrick’s Day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AOH Annual Communion Breakfast 2015

AOH of Yonkers Hosts Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary

The Communion Breakfast Mass at St. Joseph's Seminary

     The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers held its Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary on February 22nd.  The event drew over 200 guests who attended Mass in The Seminary’s Chapel and then was served a full hot breakfast in the campus refectory. 

ESPN Broadcaster Tommy Smyth was the Guest Speaker

     The guest speaker for the event was ESPN commentator and studio analyst Tommy Smyth, who shared his inspiring life story from beginnings in Ireland to traveling the world broadcasting championship soccer matches for the largest sports network in the world.  Tommy and his wife Treasa also serve as the broadcast team for the WNBC-TV broadcast of The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade every year.

Pat McLaughlin and Larry McCrudden Hibernians of The Year 2015

     Two Division members, Patrick McLaughlin and Larry McCrudden, were honored as Hibernians of the Year for 2015.  “Patrick and Larry are members that symbolize the very best of The AOH”, said Division One President Kevin Ellis, “Both of these men represent the highest standard of community service and citizenship that we all hope to achieve”. 

The McSweeney Chalice is used during The AOH Mass each year

     The event is special not only for its stunning location, but also for the fact that St. Joseph’s Seminary is the home of The McSweeney Chalice, an Irish relic that was created during the time of The Penal Laws in Ireland and eventually made its way to America.  The Seminary Faculty and Staff graciously agree to take the chalice from its vault and use it during the AOH mass each year.

Division One welcomed AOH NY State Vice President Tim McSweeney (R)
     The Officers and Members of Division One would like to thank all of our friends and supporters for making this event a success.  We would also like to especially thank the faculty and staff at St. Joseph's Seminary who welcome us each and every year.

Monday, January 26, 2015

60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade

Timothy Rooney Jr. Named Grand Marshal for 60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Grand Marshal Timothy Rooney Jr.

     Timothy Rooney Jr, General Counsel of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, has been named as the Grand Marshal for the 60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue to be held on March 21, 2015.  Mr. Rooney will lead over 5,000 marchers, including over 28 bands up The Emerald Mile on McLean Avenue in front of an estimated 35,000-40,000 spectators in what many are now proclaiming to be the 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York State.

New Updated Yonkers Parade Logo for 2015

     The events on parade day will begin with a Mass held at St. Barnabas Chapel at 11:30, followed by the parade which will step off at 1:30pm.

     In addition to Mr. Rooney, The Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has chosen eight individuals to serve as Aides to The Grand Marshal.  Those chosen represent a cross section of The Irish American Community who have contributed greatly to their community and represent the very best of The Irish in Yonkers.

Division One Officer and Aide for 2015 Scott McGown

     Division One is proud to have Scott McGown, Division Sentinel honored as an Aide to The Grand Marshal for 2015!

2015 Aides to the Grand Marshal

Lawrence Dunn
Assistant Chief – Yonkers Fire Department

Mary Hoar
Ladies AOH Division #19 Yonkers & The Yonkers Historical Society

Orla Kelleher
Executive Director – Aisling Irish Community Center
2015 Aide to The Grand Marshal – NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Patrick McCormack
Lieutenant – Yonkers Police Department
Member - Pipes & Drums – Police Emerald Society of Westchester

Scott McGown
Ancient Order of Hibernians – Myles Scully, Division #1 Yonkers

Dave McIntyre
Past President of the New York G.A.A. Minor Board

Patrick Murphy
McLean Avenue Merchant’s Association

Rosaleen Tallon
Advocate for Families of 9/11 First Responders

Raising the Irish Flag at Yonkers City Hall 2014

     The parade also will also host several events in the days leading up to the parade.  On Saturday, March 7th, there will be a flag raising ceremony held at Yonkers City Hall at 4pm.  There will then be a Mass held at St. Mary’s Church on Broadway at 5pm.  The day will conclude with a Grand Dinner Reception held at Yonkers Raceway Starting at 7pm.

     There will be a commemorative journal for the dinner, sponsorship opportunities are available thru the parade’s website.  For more information and dinner reservations, please visit the Parade Committee’s Website: 

AOH Division One Marching on McLean Avenue in 2014

     The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully Division #1 was the founding organization and original sponsor of The Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1956.  The AOH still assists the Parade Committee with formation on Parade Day, and will once again take its place of honor as the last marching unit to come up The Emerald Mile.


Father Eric Raaser

Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Mike Morley

Chairman Standing

Dennis O'Brien

Ronan O'Brien

Scott McGown



Mailing Address:

A.O.H. Myles Scully
Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

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