Friday, 19 January 2007

A SPES Graduate Update

Below is an update sent to all past students of SPES:

Goodbye Dino
After over 5 years here at St Patrick’s, Dino will return to Brazil this February. We are having a goodbye gathering here at St Patrick’s on Sunday 28th January after the 5:00 Mass (for you locals!). If you would like to ring up at that time to say goodbye - that might be a good time to catch him and a few others too! However, you could always ring Dino in Brazil too! The number at the parish: + 44 (0) 207 437 2010. Do let me know if you will be around and will be coming so we can sort catering needs!

Also – we have put together a scrapbook for Dino of all the past students’ (and coordinators!) pictures – if you would like to send a little note for the scrapbook, email it to me, and I will cut it out and paste it in. Please have it to me by 27th January.

An update from Budi (2004-2005)
at the moment, i am in the dominican mission house in pontianak, west borneo, indonesia. the dominican fathers live in the interdiocesan Borneo Seminary. so that i have a formation in the mission.
my task is to learn about Indonesian Mission (because i already left Indonesia more than 5 years

Wedding Bells
Barbara Gornik (soon to be ‘Toolan’) (2005-2006) is engaged! Terry proposed just before Christmas while they were visiting Barbara’s family in Poland. They have set a date for 26th July 2008 and the wedding will be in Poland.

Nursery Rhymes
Congratulations to Voytec (2002-2003) and Marie Jarosiewicz who have JUST found out that they are expecting a baby (or ‘mishamenu’ as some might say!) on 4th August! EEEKS – Babies! They went for a scan yesterday and all is very well!

Above is a photo of Little Tamas … Grace and Tamas’ (2002-2003) 3-month-old little Tamas! They move into a new flat soon too, so please keep them in your prayers during this transition.

So far …
All is ticking along here at SPES! We have changed the students’ roles and responsibilities for Term 2 and are settling into community life, once again, after 10 days away with our family and friends after Christmas Day. We went to Ampleforth (North of England) for the New Year Retreat, which was led by Father Richard Aladics, a parish priest based in Leeds, who does a lot of work with young people for the New Evangelisation. We are looking forward to a few days away with Father Alexander in February and getting ready for our trip to Rome in March!

Please feel free to send updates whenever you would like on your whereabouts and what you are up to these days. We can post them on the Blog as well, if you would like (please just let me know) this way others can check-in on how you are too!

Please continue to keep us in your prayers … and all of you are most certainly in ours!

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