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News  July 2017

Rev George Gallagher SDB

Just to let you both know that Fr George died last evening. (6th July)

He had declined considerably in the last few days and since I left in June.
Keep him and the family in your prayers.

Eddie O'Neill


From Bernard O'Neill June 2017

As you all know Savio is not available this year due to renovations.

I advised in January that l had reserved 20 rooms at Shrigley for the reunion 17. As at end of May, there were no bookings and the hotel needed the rooms back for other events at the hotel. 
I really struggled trying to work out a programme using other venues.

Sorry to say was unsuccessful so there will NOT BE A REUNION this year.

2018 will be the 60year anniversary of quite a few of us starting at Shrigley so will be definitely arranging a reunion in 2018.
I am trying to arrange a day retreat for cooperators and old boys in the North and in Scotland similar to the one held recently in Oxford. Will advise.

Let's keep us all in all our prayers

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

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.



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