second gathering of former Passionists took place in Mount Argus on Saturday
the 22nd October 2005. The first such meeting took place on Saturday 9th
The formal part of the day was conducted by Fr. Michael Drennan S.J. and at 11:00am those present were gathered together for an open discussion. It was a forum where people were able to share their experiences and their hopes going forward. This session was a special experience for all in attendance and the mutual support and good will of the gathering was self evident. The deep desire to be apart of the wider "Passionist Family" was a common bond throughout the day. All present shared a sense of belonging to something special.
Lunch was served at 1:00pm were the group enjoyed the company and hospitality of the community at Mt. Argus. The afternoon session explored ways in which individuals or the group could contribute to the life of the province and those present were encouraged to take the initiative in this regard. The business of the day was concluded by forming the ad-hoc committee to organise the next event.
members appointed were :
Before bringing the day to an end Mass was celebrated in the community choir by Martin Coffey. Musical accompaniment was supplied by guitarists Jimmy Morrison and Greg Gallagher. The evening was drawn to a close by joining the community for an evening meal in the refectory, after which people retired to the CYM in Terenure for some refreshments where the craic was good and lasted well into the night. Throughout the day lots of memories were relived and for those present a lot of memories were created.
Thanks are due to Martin Coffey the community at Mt Argus for their warm welcoming hospitality. We take this opportunity to thank Frank Keevins for his generosity in hosting this event and in particular the support, interest, commitment and encouragement of Kenneth Brady in his tireless endeavours to develop this gathering. Lastly, a short note of thanks to Sean Goan for his work and service to the ad-hoc committee of which he takes leave, due to increasing commitments.
all 25 members were in attendance and for those present it was and will
remain a Special Day. Anyone requiring a list of member's contact names
can contact one of the ad-hoc committee.