Wednesday, 25 April 2018

NEW CONTACT AND A CHALLENGE

A memory which would appeal to many of us from the latest SOB to make contact with Bernard; unfortunately he cannot make this September but he obviously remembers some of us. He wrote to Bernard: as follows:

Hello Bernard,
We do not know each other, but I have picked up your details from the Shrigley Association Website.
I attended Shrigley from 1965 to 1970, and find exploring your site brings back treasured memories for me.

I recognise the names of a number of fellow students, within the Association website/blogs, including those from my years: John Bergin, Manus Dunlop, Tony Quinn and Joe Doogan, as well as a few from the year up from mine, Terry Devine and Michael Gormley. 

I would be interested in joining the Association - and having access to news updates, etc - and it would indeed be wonderful to make contact at a future reunion.

I attach a photograph (in which some of the above, and myself, feature). I would also love to access links to any photographs relating to 1965-60, that people may have.



More House Cup Winners 1969


Kindest regards
Bernard Turczynski 

He is happy..would welcome..to be contacted at:
Bernard Turczynski

Thursday, 19 April 2018

AN URGENT PLEA FROM BERNARD O, GERRY W, PATRICK O AND JOE LSEPTEMBER 2018 REUNION PLANS:

Some inter personal e-mails have passed between our Organiser, Bernard O’Neill and some members concerned with how the bookings were going and, indeed, whether the reunion was to go ahead at all.
The Association has no funds and Bernard, as others have found in the past, is in a dilemma between reserving rooms etc at Shrigley and Savio house in the hope that sufficient numbers will attend and being hit with penalty payments if too few actually turn up.
The last count was less than ten confirmations

The following message from Bernard shows the problem:
"A deposit was requested for all bookings, if not full payment received, and the balance to be paid by the July date. This was not a deadline for bookings.
As stated previously, without funds, cannot pay deposits and/or other expenses, and at the last meeting kindly requested bookings as soon as possible. In the letter that went out with the booking form, I also requested bookings asap.
Hope this helps clarify. Bernard"
One further point is that, although this September marks the 60th (Oh, good grief), anniversary of the 1958 intake, as always every, barely, surviving SOB is warmly invited.
PLEASE, GET TO YOUR PCs, TABLETS & PHONES.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Fr. Peter Dooley SDB was the last Rector of Shrigley.


Fr Peter Dooley SDB,  RIP


 
Please pray for the repose of the soul of 
 Fr Peter Dooley SDB

who died last night, Thursday 12th April 2018

at the nursing home of the Little Sisters of the Poor,
where he had recently been admitted.

Please also remember his community at St Joseph's
and all of his Salesian brothers in your prayers.

May he rest in peace

Funeral details to follow.