1. Be a practicing Roman Catholic, who is Irish or of Irish descent through either parent, or who is legally adopted by such.
  2. Be between 16 and 23 years of age.
  3. Never have been married and is childless.
  4. Have completed the official Biographical form and submit a $20.00 entry fee along with it.
  5. Have submitted all entry forms by Friday, February 9, 2024, to the chairperson: Maureen Kelly – 313.475.7405.
  6. Appear before the committee for an interview on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the AOH Hall. Program is Saturday, February 17, 2024
  7. If you are selected, you are expected to appear at the 2024 events:






UIS Parade Kick-Off Party

12:00 noon

Gaelic League


Painting of the Shamrocks

11:00 am

Gaelic League and then to the Plaza to paint the shamrocks. 


Parade Day Mass

9:00 am

Most Holy Trinity Church, Corktown


Detroit St. Patrick’s  Parade

1:00 pm

After Mass, dress warmly, and then find line up for parade, starting at Michigan and Sixth.


St. Patrick’s Day Mass

12 noon

Mass at AOH Hall, Redford

  • If there are any other events throughout the year, you will be notified.

  • Scholarship money will be awarded in July. Checks are made out to you and the school of your choice.

  1. You may enter the program multiple years, unless you are the 1st place winner. Once you are the 1st place winner you may not enter again.



Date & Time:

Date February 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Candidates must be at the hall no later than 6:30 pm.


AOH Hall
25300 Five Mile Road
Redford, MI 48239

Basis of Selection:

Application, personality, knowledge of Irish heritage, poise and appearance.

Selection Process:

A panel of independent judges will select three applicants for the positions of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.