Shrigley Reunion goes online
Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:05
The Shrigley Old Boys are recreating their reunion this year as a 'virtual' event, on the last weekend of September.
In the current situation, it was no longer possible to hold the planned reunion at the former Salesian Missionary College, Shrigley (now Shrigley Hall Hotel and Spa, near Macclesfield). Instead, on the evening of Saturday 26 September, Old Boys and their families and friends will be able to watch a message from our Provincial Fr Gerry Briody SDB, followed by a 'concert' featuring performances from previous reunions, and a Salesian Goodnight. On Sunday 27th September, all are invited to join the Mass livestreamed by the Thornleigh community at 11:30, where prayers will be said for the deceased students and SDBs who are buried in the cemeteries at Shrigley and Bollington, and for the souls of recently departed Old Boys.
It is fitting that the event takes place on the last weekend of September, when Salesian missionaries are traditionally sent out: this year, the sending out is an event which is also being delayed. The reunion also takes place in the 150th year of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco, an international organisation open to all former Salesian students.
We will have more information about the virtual reunion closer to the dates.
The photo above is from last year's reunion at Shrigley Hall.