News Easter 2018
Message from President of World Confederation of Past Pupils of Don Bosco
Dear past pupils and friends of Don Bosco.
The feast of Easter is approaching and I would like to share with you a great joy and hope in my heart which comes from a secret of coming days.
Easter feast may show us a great example of sacrifice of Jesus for all humanity, for all our sins. He died to save us and our souls for eternity.
I invite you during next days to stop and contemplate the mystery of salvation.
May don Bosco will be example for us as well. He also gave his whole life to serve people and to save them, especially young and needy. Deeply inspired by Jesus, he was able to live difficult life with a great joy and love.
I wish you all to be able to see a sense of all things and situations hapening in your everyday life, whether positive or negative...
May the salesian joy we have received will be reply to anything what will come.
I pray for all past pupils and friends of don Bosco in the world.
AND DON'T FORGET TO BOOK FOR THE SEPTEMBER REUNION, SEE BELOW FOR THE BOOKING FORM
News February 2018
By e-mail from Bernard O'Neill
Following on from the previous successful Reunions we invite you to book for the Shrigley Old Boys Reunion 2018 on 07 – 09 September later this year……..
THIS IS THE 60th ANNIVERSARY FOR BOYS & STAFF AT SHRIGLEY IN 1958
We are arranging a special Anniversary evening meal at Savio on Sat 8 Sept
Details of the Presentations and Meeting Agenda will be advised when confirmed later in the year.
Instead of a last minute whip round to buy drinks for the concert etc we are suggesting a £5 contribution towards a ‘Drinks fund’ as in previous years.
Please indicate if you are including this on the Booking Form
If booking at Shrigley direct for accommodation, ENSURE THAT YOU ADVISE THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE SHRIGLEY OLD BOYS REUNION 2018 and indicate on the booking form.
We will be using the bank account of the National Council of Salesian Past Pupils again. Grateful thanks to Pat Howe for arranging. All cheques MUST be made payable to National Council of Salesian Past pupils (SOB) and sent with the booking form to Bernard O’Neill, 60 Farley Copse, Binfield. Bracknell RG42 1PF. Direct bank transfers may be made to the same account at HSBC sort code 40-47-37; account no 61199331 BUT amount paid in must be advised on Booking form quoting ref:surname/sob18. A deposit of at least £50 per booking must accompany the booking form. Balance BEFORE 18 July 2018
Please advise if you are able to participate in the concert, see on booking form.
Michael McManus will be in touch with you to arrange.
Booking Form: (MS Word, large file) or (PDF, much smaller file)
News November 2017
John Azzopardi RIP
Joe Lomax received an e-mail from Lawrence Essery with this sad news
You probably didn't know John Azzopardi. He was a few years younger than yours-truly at Shrigley (I believe) He died of a heart attack in Fatima on the feast of Don Rua, 29th October, and was buried yesterday here in Sliema, Malta. I would be glad of any info that you might be able to find on John so that we can publish a note in our Maltese Delegation Newsletter, 'The Password'. Bro Joe Adams at Farnborough might be able to fill in some details. I seem to remember him probably in Upper Elements or Grammar when we were in Rhetoric. He was for 10 years an SDB Brother and did some time here at St. Patrick's.
Best wishes from sunny Malta.
News February 2017
Don Bosco Feastday - Scotland's Celebration
On Sunday 5th. February, 52 members of the Salesian Family gathered at St. Benedict's, Easterhouse to celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco. We were blessed with the presence of Fr. Michael Winstanley, Fr. Bob Coupe and Fr. Joe Brown who joined us from the Bolton community to concelebrate the Mass. Also with us were 5 Salesian sisters based here in Glasgow.
The largest group of the Salesian family were the 26 Cooperators, who helped to make the day the best yet. We also had 18 Shrigley Old Boys, who when added to the rest of the family guaranteed a wonderful party of song and laughter, roll on next year.
After Mass, there was an extensive buffet provided.
We were then entertained in song by a “DON BOSCO RAPPER” - from East Kilbride. She was brilliant. Don Bosco would have been proud.
The socialising really started in earnest, enabling us to mingle and swap stories with the Salesians and co-operators and recall many happy memories.
With Paddy O'Neil up from London we were updated with news from England and the date of the next Shrigley Old Boys week-end - i.e.Fri/Sat/Sun the 8, 9, 10th. September
SHRIGLEY OLD BOYS PRESENT.
Greg Bell, John Clark, Michael Crossan, Terry and Sheena Devine, Joe and Tricia Doogan, Felix Gilfedder, Brendan and Rosemary Gill, Vincent Gill, Jim Hughes, Bill McEleny, Vincent Mochan, David Murphy, Paddy O'Neil, John Meehan and Tony Quinn.