Saturday, 20 February 2016


Hello again,

Two more items of news, one of sadness the other of an injury to a much loved Salesian.

The first is of the passing of Louis Galea with the details as below.

From Juliana Galea

We lost Louis on Friday evening.  We managed to get him home from Hospital Thursday night with the help of Hospice.  The three of us were with him.
Love, Julia, Antony and Rupert.
Donations to the www.michaeljfox.org instead of flowers. Louis battled with Parkinson's from 2007.


The second is that Brother Donald MacDonald fell and broke his hip. He has been in the Royal Bolton Hospital, as usual in good humour and improving. I have no news on when he will be returning to Thornleigh.

Please remember both in your prayers.

Regards to all

Joe Lomax

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Shrigley Old Boys' Reunion 2016

Held at St. Benedict's Easterhouse Glasgow on Sunday 24 January 2016

Present; 
      Greg Bell;John Bergin;Michael and Tess Brady; Michael Crossan;Terry and Sheena Devine, Brenden and Rosemary Gill; Vincent Gill; Jim and Ellen Hughes; John
McArthur; John and Liz Moran, John Quinn; Joe Quinn; Lyndsay and Beth Reid; Louis Skehal.





Apologies for absence were received from; John Clark;Manus Dunlop; Felix Gilfedder; Martin McArthur; Bill McEleny; Ian McGlone; Phil McMahon; John Meehan; James Polland; Tony Quinn.

Mass was concelebrated at 12 noon br Fr.Ness pp Fr Bob Coupe SDB;and Fr, Bob Gardner SDB, In addition to the Shrigley boys Mass was attended by local Cooperators and local Salesian Sisters.

Get Together.        This was held in the hall after Mass and was enriched by a tasty buffet by John Clark and refreshments








Two items of business were raised.

1.  Local Social Event; 
It was agreed that we should continue to meet for
informal social events probably in Glasgow City Centre in the Spring.  Joe Doogan (who had organised today's function) agreed to set up the next get together.

2.  Shrigley Reunion 2016.
  Joe pointed out that the English Old Boys were arranging a reunion in October precise details were yet to be confirmed and Joe agreed to circulate these once they were known.

The day ended with a vote of thanks to our hosts John Clark for providing the
buffet and Joe for putting today's reunion together