As has now become customary every month of November, the
Association of Lyceum Past Students will be holding Holy Mass
for the repose of the dear departed fellow members, other
past students and teachers of The Lyceum, relatives and friends.
This will be the first time that the list will include ALPS
Founder-President Guido Saliba, the first anniversary of whose
demise will be on 7th December.

The service will be held at the St Anne Chapel in Pwales
Valley at 4.15 p.m. on Saturday 19th November. Mass will be
said by ALPS Spiritual Director Fr William Bartolo OFM Conv.

It is very easy for anyone to pray for their dead relatives
and friends, but doing it all together gives our prayers a
special feel and meaning.


the ALPS socio-cultural event for October – the visits to
Mdina Glass, Aviation Museum and Bristow Potteries on the
22nd instant – went off very well.

All participants really enjoyed themselves, not least with
the slap-up Maltese-style luncheon at Bristow Potteries’
Ta’ Franci Cafeteria. This sort of success always encourages
the Council of Administration in its planning for more events.


With the calendar being what it is, it always happens that
mention of the Requiem Mass in ALPS News is almost immediately
followed by an announcement of the ALPS Yuletide Dinner, which
is held in the first half of December in order to allow space
for members’ later personal events.

This year’s Yuletide Dinner, at 8 for 8.30 p.m. on
Friday 2nd December, will be a veritable
piece de resistance. ALPS President George Stagno Navarra
has managed to wangle the Grand Ballroom of the brand-new
Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort & Spa
in its very first Christmas season in operation, with a fantastic
menu at an unbelievable price (see overleaf). There will be
attractive raffle prizes and parking will be on the hotel
premises, so we expect to have a greater response than usual,
for more reasons than one …

ALPS Buffet Yuletide Dinner Menu

Welcome drink

Cold Buffet

An Array of Sushi rolls and Sashimi
together with combined Far Eastern Salads and Cold Starters

Crisp Fresh Salads

Sapori Italiani
Fusilli alla Gorgonzola

Penne Aglio e Olio
with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Anchovies and Black Olives

Roasted Tomato Soup
Basil and Olive Croutons

Piccatta di Maiale al Limone
Grilled Loin of Pork with Lemon

Traditional Christmas Corner
Traditional Roast Turkey
Festive Trimmings Chipolatas, Stuffing,
Bread Sauce and Giblet Gravy

Turkey Pie
with a mushroom duxelle and spinach leaves
Broccoli amandine


Roast Leg of Lamb
rubbed with Coriander, Cumin, Cardamom, Cinnamon &
Star Anise

Chicken Ishtew
Curry Stew

Herbed Coconut Fish
in Banana Leaves

Mussel Massala

Channa Dhal

Mixed Vegetable Curry

Crunchy Bengali Potatoes

Boiled New Potatoes

Classic Rice & Lentil dish

Cheese Board

served with a selection of biscuits and accompaniments


An array of delicious Christmas Treats from the Pastry
Christmas Pudding

Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Coffee & Mince Pies

Menu includes a quarter bottle La Valette or Verdala Bianco
and half a bottle San Michel Still or Sparkling Water.

Booking at Lm8.75 per person open until
Thursday 31st November from Secretary-General Alex Borg on
21 386812, 21 376387 or 21 382082, preferably with cheques
sent in by that date to “Alson”, Naxxar Road,
San Gwann. That will leave only the optional drinks to pay.

The Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort &
Spa is making a special all-inclusive offer of Lm40
per room
for anyone wanting to have the ALPS Yuletide
Dinner, sleep over and have breakfast. No more worries about
driving home at night!

those who have not yet paid their ALPS membership for
2005, the address of Treasurer David Abela is “Juniper”,
Triq Ganni Grima, Tal-Qattus, Birkirkara BKR 13. It’s
late, but not TOO late!