There will be a 50th Anniversary Celebratory Mass, Function and Book Launch on September 9th next. Sponsorship (€50) or Patronage (€25) is sought from Past Pupils/teachers/parents, and should be submitted to The Community Office, Abbey Hall, Liam Doran, Michael Loughnane, John Lupton, Tom Deegan, Pat Hennessy, Pat Bourke or Adrian Hewson, by August 5th to ensure inclusion of name in the Commemorative Book.
Fifty years ago this year the Christian Brothers came to Roscrea and started a Secondary school for Boys at Ard Mhuire, Old Dublin Road. In 2000 the CBS, Sacred Heart Convent and Vocational School amalgamated to form Colaiste Phobal. A group of CBS past boys under the chairmanship of Liam Doran who was one of the 1st Class of Roscrea CBS in 1961, have come together and have arranged for a commemorative mass to take place in St Cronan’s on Friday September 9th next at 7.30pm followed by a reception in Grants.
It is hoped that all past pupils, past teachers, parents, sisters, wives, children and grandchildren (!) of past pupils will attend this mass on September 9th, to which all past pupils who have become priests have been invited to concelebrate. This will be followed by a reception in Grants to which it is hoped that all will attend and at which a commemorative book compiled by Liam Doran will be launched.
Funding is required for this book and hence sponsors are sought at €50 and patrons at €25 and the names of all sponsors and patrons will be listed in the book. However, in order for this to happen sponsorship and patronage must be received before August 5th. Any other financial support other than the figures suggested would be very gratefully received.
Sponsorship/patronage or any other donations should be given to Liam Doran. Ml Loughnane, Jodie Hanrahan, Pat Hennessy, Tom Degan, Pat Bourke, Adrian Hewson, John Lupton or Brian King of Roscrea Credit Union or alternatively left into the community office in the Abbey Hall. The late Paddy Delaney who died within the last few weeks was also, like Liam Doran, a member of the first CBS class and a key member of this organising committee of past boys. His sudden passing came as an enormous shock to them and they extend their heartfelt sympathies to his family in their loss.