Saturday, 14 May 2016

Shrigley Old Boys Spring Reunion 2016.

 Held at Counting House, Glasgow, on Sunday 8th. May

Present:        Stevie  Barret, Greg Bell, Terry and Sheena Devine, Joe and Tricia Doogan, Brenden and Rosemary Gill, Felix and Roisin Gillfedder, Jim Hughes, Michael Gormley, Bill and Moira McEleney, John McArthur,  Phil McMahon, Joe Quinn,  John Quinn, Tony Quinn, Jim Toye, Tommy Walker.

Apologies:        Bill Bergin, John Bergin, Mick Brady, John Clark, Mick Crossan, Robert Cauldwell, Manus Dunlop,  Vincent Gill, Francis Keenen, Peter Law, Ian McGlone, John Moran, Michael Prater, Lyndsey Reid, Frank Reilly, Mark Rooney, Lious Skehal.

        Once again we had a magnificent day at one of the many Shrigley old boys gatherings,coming from far and wide.
       It is always good to see the usual faces but even more pleasing to welcome back some  'new' old boys, namely   Stevie Barret, Mick Gormley, Bill McEleney,and Jim Toye. Our reunions are going from strength to strength and I am sure in the future other past pupils will come to join us--at the next DON BOSCO MASS.
Only one item was  discussed and that was the old boys reunion in SAVIO HOUSE in October. A favourable response was received with some since booked up to go. Roll on October.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Fr. Ivo Pisacane SDB.


On Mon, 2 May, 2016 at 16:09, Edmund O'Neill wrote:

Greetings from Johannesburg.

At 10.30 this morning the funeral took place in a packed St. John Bosco parish church in ROBERTSHAM of our dear Fr Ivo.

The Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop Buti Thlagale OMI. The homily was preached by the vice provincial, Fr Michael Connell and three tributes given at the end - all speaking at length of a most wonderful and dedicated Salesian priest and missionary. Ivo's younger brother Tony came from Scotland to represent the family.

Immediately after the Mass and after a further short service in the Savio chapel of the St John Bosco Centre, some 30 minutes outside of the City and Ivo's home for many years, he was finally laid to rest. The prayers at the grave were led by Fr Eugene Hennessy, who had been. "Son of Mary" at Shrigley many years ago!

A considerable number of email and Facebook tributes were received at the provincial house from his many friends and past pupils, both here and from the UK, as well as from colleagues and fellow Salesians. May he rest in peace.