Centenary celebrations

St Illtyds Catholic High School marks its centenary this year and began doing so with a Mass at St Albans Catholic Church in Splott, Cardiff. St Albans was the local church closest to the schools original site and all were made welcome by Father Sebastian and the Oratory.

Archbishop Mark O`Toole was the main celebrant but he was also joined by fellow priests, many of whom were themselves Old Illtydians. It was a wonderful opportunity for all past pupils and staff to share their own memories of the school and suffice to say a lot has changed.

We were delighted that Brother Michael and brother Ben could join us. Brother Ben spoke of his own time and memories of St Illtyd`s and this was a theme carried on the next day at the school itself where Mass was celebrated by Archbishop George Stack and Father Brian Grey, Chair of governors and father Sebastian. We were also joined by Headteacher Mrs Hart and pupils from St John Lloyd.The mass took place in the Chapel which was a part of the Brothers lodgings when they were ever present in the school. 

It was great to have brother Michael and brother Ben with us. They helped to reinforce our rich history and association with lasallian education and we hope it is the first visit of many as the centenary celebrations continue.