The Tablet Page 33, 28th July 1888
Liverpool Catholic Institute.
The annual distribution of prizes and certificates to the students of the Catholic Institute took place on Wednesday evening, July 18th, the Bishop of Liverpool presiding. An interesting programme of scholastic exercises, agreeably interspersed with musical selections having been gone through, the Bishop proceeded to distribute the prizes. His lordship subsequently addressed the large audience, and urged upon parents the necessity of giving their children the best education they could provide, and to continue to send them to school as long as circumstances would permit. He also appealed to the boys to spend diligently the days of their student life, and urged on them the importance of their corresponding with the sacrifices of their parents by studying hard and profiting by their lessons. His lordship concluded by granting the students an extra week’s holiday on the petition of two of the senior students. Mgr. O’Bryen afterwards addressed the students, expressing his great pleasure at being able to re-visit the Institute where in former days he had spent so many pleasant years. A short address from Father Nugent and Father Berry, Principal of the Institute, brought the proceedings to a close.