House Cup and Community Shield
29th January 2016
Report by Jacqueline Pickard de Hegarty
Tonight at the Quiz Night, FoSRR presented the House Cup to be presented each year to the house with the most merits and the Community Shield to be presented to the individual or group who extol the values of the FoSRR community.
Ms Firman is the first ever winner of the Community Shield for her work setting up the Staff, Governors and Parent Choir as well as all the work she does encouraging our children to explore and love music. Both trophies were made for us by Thomas Lyte the same company who make the Webb Ellis Cup, the FA Cup & Ryder Cup because our children deserve the best.
Governor at Chapel of St Richard Reynolds in Rome
21st January 2015
St Richard Reynolds governor, Monsignor William Saunders was in Rome this week to attend a Jubilee for Pilgrimage Directors and Rectors of Sanctuaries. After an address by the Holy Father, Mgr Bill had to opportunity of speaking personally to Pope Francis. He also visited the English College and the Mother House of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour (The Bridgettines) just around the corner in Piazza Farnese where he prayed for our College in the Chapel of St Richard Reynolds. There is a fine painting of our Patron saint in the chapel. St Richard Reynolds was a Canon Confessor of the order.
It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas
15th December 2015
The annual St Richard Reynolds Christmas Concert drew a record audience of parents and friends at the Chapel of St Mary’s University who were treated to an exceptional and varied programme of quality musical entertainment performed by our high school pupils. The evening included choral and instrumental works both secular and sacred from classical to rock, from jazz to folk. The popular parents and friends choir added their voices to the occasion and The Barnes Concert Band brought their magnificent brass and woodwind sound to add to a wonderful and memorable evening which concluded with a blessing by our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring. Huge thanks must go to Director of Music, Miss Firman, and music teacher, Miss Williams, and all those who helped to plan and prepare the event and, of course, to our talented pupils who rehearsed tirelessly to help make the evening a success. Thanks are also due to the Chancellor of the University, Francis Campbell, for allowing the concert to take place in the chapel.
The Infant Nativity
11th December 2015
There was standing room only in a packed school hall to see the Infant children helped prepare for Christmas with a charming nativity story about a bossy king who hears about the new king born in Bethlehem and sets out to find him. When he meets the baby Jesus the Bossy King decides to change his ways. Some powerful acting and robust singing delighted the audience of parents, family, staff and governors. The children worked so hard to prepare for their performance and great credit is due to Mrs O’Byrne and all the staff and parents who helped to make costumes and props and to rehearse and accompany the children.
Sisters of Charity of St Louis
30th October 2015
Following a meeting of the Trustees of The Sisters of Charity of St Louis on Friday 30th October, the Superior General, Sister Josephine Goggin, presented governor Andrew Cole with a magnificant tabernacle. Mr Cole commented: "I am thrilled to accept on behalf of the College this beautiful tabernacle which will allow us to reserve the Blessed Sacrament in our new chapel. The sisters in RIchmond have been so supportive of the College and have made a number of very generous donations to our building development fund. Sister Jo was very much part of the campaign to estbalish the school before she was moved to Montreal as Superior General of the Congregation and her continuing support and that of the English and French Province, and particualrly the Sisters in Richmond, is very much appreciated and valued. I am also very honoured to have been appointed as a Trustee of the Province of England and France." Pictured with Mr Cole are from left to right are Sister Margaret Britton, Sister Jo, Sister Pauline O'Sullivan, Provincial Treasurer Soeur Jeanne Danion, Provincial Superior Soeur Thérèse Gralsand, and Superior Sister Maria Grimes.