The annual Mass for deceased past pupils of Westland Row CBS was celebrated by Archbishop Dr. Diarmuid Martin at St. Andrew’s Westland Row today, St. Andrew’s Day, November 29th 2015. All deceased past pupils, especially those who died during the current year; Ray Treacy, Paddy Finn, Michael Fagan and Jimmy O’Brien were prayed for during Mass. the congregation included the President of the PPU John Cullen and a good turnout of past pupils. The school was also well represented on the alter by Monsignor Dan O’Connor and Canon Patsy Fagan. Patsy is one of the oldest living past pupils and elder brother of Michael Fagan who died during the year.
St Andrew’s Church
OPEN NIGHT THURSDAY 26TH. 6.30pm – 8pm
The Principal, Kate Byrne, is hosting the above and has issued an open invitation to past pupils. A heated marquee will be erected in the yard, cheese and wine will be available. We hope to have some music and a preview of the Archive Project which is a digitised version of the school rolls back to 1864.
LUNCHTIME RECITAL THURSDAY 26TH.
Kathryn Smith has asked us to mention her recital in St. Ann’s church Dawson Street on the above date. She will be joined by fellow soprano Antoinette Heery and accompanied by Carole O’Connor. We remember the great night we had last May at our May Time Melodies concert which Kathryn put together for us at short notice. Kathryn hails from the Pearse Street area and performs regularly in St. Andrew’s.
ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED PAST PUPILS
Archbishop Dr. Diarmuid Martin will be in St. Andrew’s on Sunday 29th to celebrate Mass at 11.30am. He will also pray for all deceased past pupils especially Ray Treacy, Paddy Finn, Michael Fagan and Jimmy O’Brien who passed away during the year. There is lunch afterwards in the Alexander but the booking date has now passed. If anyone would really like to go to the lunch give me a shout on 087 2557298 and I will see if I can beg an extra seat or two.