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Good Shepherd in the 70’s

Do you remember taking part in Good Shepherd at School?

Recently we have been researching the archdiocese archives for articles featured in the Catholic Pictorial about how schools across Merseyside have supported the Good Shepherd appeal since its early days.

We found some great pictures, showing how young people selflessly worked to help others, be it bringing in pocket money, having a jumble sale or dressing up. We also found some personal stories of young people taking part in Good Shepherd at school and the success they had.

Good Shepherd Mass 1976

This picture was taken outside the Cathedral following a Good Shepherd Mass and shows Archbishop Warlock thanking everyone for their support.

We started trying to track down some of those young people in the picture and find out what they are doing now.

As it turned out, one of those young people is our very own Caritas Manager, Marie Reynolds, pictured with her friend Anne Casey. (circled)

Marie has been working at Nugent for over 30 years, and originally led the fundraising team and the Good Shepherd appeal. Marie’s Caritas work involves engaging with the communities we work in, managing Nugent’s Catechist team, the Deaf team and the Volunteer and community team and she leads on Community Sponsorship.

Marie and Anne have remained close friends, and Anne, a parishioner of St Oswald and St Sebastian, is also a lifelong supporter of Nugent and runs a Faith in Action youth group which raised funds for us last year.

Marie Said:

“What a surprise to see Anne and I on the old photo, we were both at Notre Dame Everton Valley and were representing our school at the Mass. I have lots of happy memories of fundraising for the Good Shepherd appeal and it’s great to be still part of it. Seeing the impact the  appeal has  on local people and the  difference the donations  continue to make is remarkable.”

Where you at the Good Shepherd mass that year? Are you in the picture?

You may remember taking part in the Good Shepherd appeal when you were at school.

What did you do to raise money? What events did you and your teachers organise to help support Nugent?

We’d love to hear your stories, Contact us at fundraising@wearenugent.org or through social media, we can be found on Facebook, Instagram and twitter, search – wearenugent.

You can keep up to date with our Good Shepherd Appeal activities by searching #NugentGS on social media.

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