REQUIEM MASS AT PWALES
The Association of Lyceum Past Students paid its spiritual
respects to the souls of deceased ALPS members, former Lyceum
students and teachers, their own relatives and those of the
Pwales community at the now-traditional Requiem Mass at the
St Anne Chapel in Pwales.
There was a good-sized congregation for this sombre, purely-religious
activity. Mass was said by ALPS Spiritual Director Fr William
Bartolo who, it being the feast of Christ the King, delivered
an interesting homily suited to the occasion but which on
the whole gave hope for the life beyond.
The small Pwales community obviously appreciated the thought
that their own relatives, some of whom may never have gone
anywhere near the Lyceum, were still thought of by this association
that is taking such loving care of “their” chapel.
At the end of the service President George Stagno Navarra
commented on their attendance and said this was a source of
pleasure to the Association.
WATCH OUT FOR “MEANDER”
St Anne’s Chapel and ALPS’s work on it will be
featured on the PBS cultural programme “Meander”
on the evening of 30th November. In spite
of inclement weather the programme’s producer and presenter
Mariella Pisani Bencini and a cameraman went to the chapel
to film on-site interviews with President George Stagno Navarra
and Chapel Committee Chairman Charles Calleja.
This particular edition of “Meander” will be
a source of great pride for ALPS members to watch.
This month’s newsletter features ALPS’s Yuletide
activity (another reason why ALPS News is being issued
so early). Bookings for the dinner, at Lm9 per person, must
be made with Secretary-General Alex Borg on 21 386812 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org by midday of 9th December
at the latest. There will also be very attractive spot prizes
to be won.
It is all too well known that the statutory date for the
ALPS AGM is any day in the last week of January, and the AGM
can be attended only by current members. Unfortunately we
always get a number of laggards who find it hard to make some
time to open their chequebook and send a leaf out of it (with
all the details, of course!) to Treasurer Joe Mallia at “Daffodil
Court”, A/3 St George’s Street, St Venera HMR
18. Their eleventh-hour efforts will be highly appreciated.