Dear Fellow Past Pupil,
Normally you have a new president introducing himself and saying what he hopes to achieve during his year in office. However, for the first time since 1960 you have a president for a second year in office and I am very proud to be that president.
Obviously, everything went pear shaped last March. The PPU as well as nearly everything else is in limbo at the moment. We have, reluctantly, cancelled this year’s dinner which normally takes place in November. We hope to run it in 2021.
My aim as president this year is to get the union back to normal as soon as we can. We will run as many things virtually as possible until we can go ‘live’ again. The annual memorial mass will take place on Sunday 1st November (All Saints’ Day) via Zoom. The business lunch took place on Jan 31st 2020. I doubt it will happen in January 2021 but if things work out we may aim to have it later in the year. Please follow us on social media and/or add yourself to our email list (email us at email@example.com) to keep up to date with events.
Both the schools are up and running again and so far, so good. The boys and parents are coping well with all the new guidelines.
Don’t forget that the Sunday masses continue to be celebrated by Fr Dick Olin via Zoom every Sunday at 11am from the college chapel. The Zoom link is made available via the PPU social media (again follow us).
It is good to know the school continues to thrive despite the Covid crisis, our St. Mary’s community is truly living up to our motto Fidelitas in Arduis.
Brian Mc Eniff (1986)
President St Mary’s College (C.S.S.p) Union