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News 2017

News DECEMBER 2017

By e-mail from Bernard O'Neill
I have now obtained the costs for the SOB 2018 reunion but which weekend? Either Sept 7 - 9 OR Sept 14 - 16.
Please circulate these options to all contacts and ask to respond to me bernard194720002000@yahoo.co.uk by 22 January 2018 with a choice so I may confirm booking with both Savio and Shrigley. THE MAJORITY WILL BE THE CHOSEN WEEKEND
Please ask also if intending to book a room at Shrigley. I have initially asked for 20 rooms.

DONT FORGET THAT THE 2018 SOB REUNION WILL BE THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THOSE SOBs and SDBs at SHRIGLEY IN 1958.

I will be sending out a booking form by the end of January 2018.
Kind Regards
Bernard

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.
Laurence Essery

 


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.

 

 

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