Tuesday, 19 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.
I will be sending out a booking form by the end of January 2018.

Kind Regards

Thursday, 21 September 2017

From Joe Lomax via e-mail
Dear friends,
Will you please keep both Jane and David Murphy in your prayers. Jane, as you may know, has had several operations on her back but now it is David also which needs our help.
Jane writes “David is undergoing a serious emergency operation this evening which might take up to 5hrs. He has a twisted small intestine which needs to be seen to soon rather than later.
He'll be in high dependency unit because of his sleep apnea and then in North Manchester Hospital up to 2 weeks.
His recovery might be longer. I'll keep you informed of his progress. The doctors have listed a long list of complications which could occur. But his health must come first and all his trips abroad have been cancelled”
Then “David is back from theatre and on the critical care ward - he's awake but sleepy.
Results coming back showed that he also had a growth.
Today “Bad news I'm afraid. David got the results of the biopsy - there were some cancer cells within it. They did remove the growth from the small bowel. He now has to have chemo - which should start with the next two weeks.” 

All in all as cheerful as he was today when I visited him he really needs our help.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Bernard O'Neill posted the following on the Facebook Group "SHRIGLEY":

Tomorrow 06 Sept is the 59th anniversary of starting at Shrigley in '58. It's also the same anniversary of different years to all of you reading. My life changed forever and am so grateful to have the Salesian spirit that has helped formed my life since.
Happy memories and wishing all SOB' s a great day. AD MULTOS ANNOS.

Bernard didn't say that many of the 58ers are entering their eightieth decade around the same time: older ones may be keeping quiet but looking enviously at us "young ones"

Friday, 7 July 2017

Rev Fr, George Gallagher RIP

From Fr. Eddie O'Neill SDB, Community Rector

Bishop Reginald Cawcutt and the two Vicars General of the Archdiocese perform the Obsequies.

 Fr George was buried in the Salesian plot at the Woltemade cemetery in Maitland. RIP


Received by e-mail :

The Requiem for Father George Gallagher SDB will take place on Tuesday July 18 at 10.00 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne. 

> This will be followed by burial in the Salesian plot in Woltemade and tea/coffee and snacks in the Savio hall.The remains will be received into the Church on Monday evening at 7.00pm, followed by Mass, especially for those who cannot attend on Tuesday. RIPThe Archdiocesan vestments will be available at Lansdowne.

Fr, Eddie O'Neill SDB, Community Rector

AND: From Bernard O'Neill:

Think it will be a great gesture to remember Fr George by sending a letter to Eddie with memories of SOBs to be read out at his funeral.Anyone who is a member of the Shrigley Facebook Group
can find Fr. Eddie in the Members list and send him a message that.way

Fr. George Gallagher SDB

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

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ordination of Rev Kevin O'Donnell

It is with great happiness that we look forward to the 

Ordination to the Priesthood

Fr Kevin O'Donnell SDB

Saturday, 17th June 2017
at 2:30 pm

At Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Canberra Drive
East Kilbride

If you are free, please come along and celebrate this Mass of Ordination with him and the wider Salesian family.

Please keep him in your prayers

Sunday, 12 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.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Best Wishes to Our Salesian Community on

Don Bosco's Feastday

Meanwhile, don't forget to register:

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Social Communications Conference: 4th February 2017

Social Communications Conference: 4th February 2017:
a one-day Social Communications Conference at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, on Saturday 4th February.

Further details can be found HERE

The conference is offered free of charge, but we are asking for a modest £2 from each delegate towards the cost of lunch and refreshments. We expect this to be a popular event, but numbers are limited to 75, so download and return this booking form or contact us as soon as possible to reserve your place.