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Morag,

I think the Guild was a follow on to the old St. John's team. I think Fr. Reddan resurected it as more of an expanded youth social club. I remember Donny McLean started a volley ball team as part of it. If I remember, it did not last long. Perhaps others can shed more light on this.
Who were your uncles Frank and John? And who were your class-mates?

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John Donnelly wrote:Josephine,

unfortunately, I was just reminiscing. Frank Quinn set me off. Blame him. I have no photo of the class. I wish I had. You said you knew a couple of people on the list. Who are they, and how are they getting on?

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Hi John you mentioned Patricia Hanlon I was just wondering if she was the same one I knew she was married to one of my uncles, Sadie Lennon is a cousin also Rena Boyle, I love reminiscing too :mrgreen: cheers


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John Donnelly wrote:Morag,

I think the Guild was a follow on to the old St. John's team. I think Fr. Reddan resurected it as more of an expanded youth social club. I remember Donny McLean started a volley ball team as part of it. If I remember, it did not last long. Perhaps others can shed more light on this.
Who were your uncles Frank and John? And who were your class-mates?

John D.
Sorry to be so late getting back to you John, I didn't get a notification for some reason. My uncles were Frank Quinn, Frank's dad, and John Quinn, father to John (Quiggy), Bernard and Liam.

My classmates in the guild were Michael Durning and Raymond Milligan. Father Redden was quite a character!
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Hi Morag,

Small world, John (Quiggy) (Strawberry Heid to his pals) bernard and Liam were my next door neighbours through the wall when I lived inAuchenharvie Road.

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morag wrote: .....Father Redden was quite a character!.....
He scared the bejaysus out of me...I hated getting him for confession! :lol:
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gnyaff wrote:Hi Morag,

Small world, John (Quiggy) (Strawberry Heid to his pals) bernard and Liam were my next door neighbours through the wall when I lived inAuchenharvie Road.

Wee Boney.
Uncle John never recovered from Liam's untimely death.
Why strawberry heid? :lol:
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Catherine Belle wrote:
morag wrote: .....Father Redden was quite a character!.....
He scared the bejaysus out of me...I hated getting him for confession! :lol:
I actually liked him though he had an air of arrogance about him. Maybe that's why I liked him, self confidence was hard to come by in the 3toons back then, especially if you were catholic.
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morag wrote: ...... self confidence was hard to come by in the 3toons back then, especially if you were catholic.
I 'personally' disagree with the above statement, Morag.

And as for "an air of arrogance about him", I'd say it was more an air of "It's good to be the king"...'specially when he was dishin oot penances...Of course, you being a good girl, wouldnae have felt the sharp end of his 'penance stick'. I, on the other hand, was known to spend the good part of an hour in the chapel after confession, reciting 12 Hail Marys and 12 Our Fathers and 12 Glory Be's and a dozen Roseries........don't ask why. :twisted:

Just kidding, folks. I was a good girl too. Honest. :wink:
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pee ess - I respected Father Redden.....but I loved the then, Father Maxwell :D
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Catherine Belle wrote:
morag wrote: ...... self confidence was hard to come by in the 3toons back then, especially if you were catholic.
I 'personally' disagree with the above statement, Morag.

And as for "an air of arrogance about him", I'd say it was more an air of "It's good to be the king"...'specially when he was dishin oot penances...Of course, you being a good girl, wouldnae have felt the sharp end of his 'penance stick'. I, on the other hand, was known to spend the good part of an hour in the chapel after confession, reciting 12 Hail Marys and 12 Our Fathers and 12 Glory Be's and a dozen Roseries........don't ask why. :twisted:

Just kidding, folks. I was a good girl too. Honest. :wink:
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pee ess - I respected Father Redden.....but I loved the then, Father Maxwell :D
interesting, Catherine. Don't remember ever a penance but he did interact more with the school than any other priest.
No, he was definitely arrogant, wonderfully so!
Canon Maxwell, God bless him was inept, but a lovely man.
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morag wrote: Canon Maxwell, God bless him was inept,.......
How so?
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Hi Catherine,
Not having been brought up Catholic (Higher Grade) never knew him then but met him once when James & I went for a weekend to someplace near the English border where he was the Parish Priest. He obviously recognised James during Mass and after he had finished just pointed at us and 'beckoned' us to go to the Sacristy. That was 1967 - '68 and must say we had a great fun weekend with him, never saw him again. Wasn't too keen on Fr Maxwell, what was the name of the other wee one that was there? He married us and funnily we met a Franciscan from Glasgow here in SA and he knew him. Again 'small world'

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Catherine Belle wrote:
morag wrote: Canon Maxwell, God bless him was inept,.......
How so?
Well, when my grampa died I was barely hanging in there at the service and Canon Maxwell, bless him, in his efforts to comfort me had me bawling. :( but he was a very nice man.
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