St. Paul of the Shipwreck Alumni

St. Paul of the Shipwreck Alumni


I just noticed that these pics were never posted to this page. They seem appropriate
65 years ago today Sister Danialina arrived at St Paul of the Shipwreck.
She has been a huge influence in all of our lives. She made us who we are today.
I spoke with her this morning and she spoke of so many of the Shipwreck families that are so important to her. She sends her love to you all and will always cherish her time at Shipwreck
We are all so fortunate to have had such an Awesome childhood.
So Today it is the 65th ANNIVERSARY of the first day Sister Danialina arrived at Shipwreck.

I spoke with her this morning, she gave me this information and wants to send Love to all the alumni families that made Shipwreck so great.

She mentioned so many families that are in her heart forever and wants all of you to know that the old days full of memories are precious to her.

St. Paul of the Shipwreck School Alumni and Friends

Operating as usual


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Malta u lil hinn minnha

A film crew from Malta came to San Francisco about a year ago to interview several Maltese Americans that had grandparents, parents, and relatives that migrated from Malta and settled in the Bay View /Hunter's Point area. Bart Borg, Barbara Fenech, and Rose Aquilina were interviewed in this clip as it pertains to the Maltese immigrants and St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church and school. The majority of this program is in the Maltese language. The interviews are in English and start on the video timeline of 1:00 and continue to about 1:12.



Just one of the many reasons Shipwreck supports Alive & Free 💞

Alive & Free is…..a new doctor!

Alive & Free alum Diane Thomas is now Dr. Diane Thomas. With scholarship assistance from Alive & Free, Diane graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA then attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. She is a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon and recently opened up her new office in Merced, CA. I remember the first day she came to the Club…..and look at her now! Congratulations Dr. Thomas!! You are a great example of what our young people can achieve! We are so proud of you!


St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church

TBT... do you recognize anyone in this photo with Father Rey Culaba? 😍


Lets us pray for Father Dan and Father Andrew. Let us also pray for all priests who have served Shipwreck and those far and wide who have visited us.

Friday, June 8, 2018, is the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. Instituted by St. John Paul II in 2002, it is to be celebrated on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus each year.

Please keep the priests from the Archdiocese of San Francisco in your prayers.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!


St. Paul of the Shipwreck Alumni's cover photo 10/13/2015

Shipwreck's 100th Gala Celebration

Hope you enjoy the pictures from our 100th Year Gala. It WAS the party of the century! Photos by Debra Greenblat, Oct 12, 2015 - September 26, 2015 at the South San Francisco Conference Center


Shipwreck is rolling out the red carpet for you! Last chance to make your reservations for our Gala on the 26th. If you still need to make reservations call the Church Office at 415-468-3434. And, look who is going to be walking on OUR Red Carpet, our Master of Ceremonies . . . Mr. Kevin Rodney Sullivan!!!


Dear Shipwreck Alumni!
Our really really big, once in our lifetime Shipwreck Centennial Celebration, aka "Party of the Century" is right around the corner and our Souvenir Book is going to the printer today!

September 26th
6PM Cocktails (no host) & Silent Auction
Followed by Dinner/Program/Dancing
South San Francisco Conference Center
All reservations (names/money/meal selection) must be turned
into the Church Office by tomorrow - Wednesday, Sept 16.
We hope everyone will join us in an evening of FUN!!!
Shipwreck Office Number: 415-468-3434


St. Paul of the Shipwreck Alumni's cover photo


Are you coming to the Gala/Reunion? We surely hope to see you! Please share this message with your Shipwreck friends so they know about this great event! RSVPs due Sept 12.


Hey Shipwreck Alumnae - Our Centennial Reunion and Gala on September 26th is rapidly approaching! The deadline for reservations is September 12th. Please call the Church Office (415-468-3434) if you need to make your reservation. We are planning a fabulous evening for you because "Everybody is a Star"!!!!


St. Paul of the Shipwreck Alumni's cover photo


Here's one of our auction items up for bid at our next big Shipwreck PARTY, our 100th year Gala Celebration! You know you want to go (to both)!


It's time to celebrate Shipwreck!


Shipwreck Alumni . . . Our 100 year celebration continues! Our Gala and Reunion will be held Saturday, September 26, 2015. If you want to receive a formal invitation, please message us with your contact/mailing information. What a great opportunity to meet up with some old (and new) friends! 05/01/2015

Centennial Year Events

Hello Shipwreck Alumni! We've been hard at work planning our upcoming Centennial Year Events. Please SAVE THE DATES for our Gala Dinner/Reunion on September 26 (dance the night away) and our Shipwreck Cruise on Princess Nov 8-15. We hope you can join us! For more info visit our website. Check out! 02/11/2015

Debra Greenblat's photos on Google+

100 Years as "Shipwreck" is something to celebrate and that we did! SPS Centennial Mass 2015 (121 photos)


A great time was had by all at our first Centennial Year event - our Welcome Home wine & cheese reception. Do you recognize any of these Shipwreckians?


Hey Shipwreck Alumni! Don't forget . . . our first Centennial Year event "WELCOME HOME" will be this coming Saturday, January 3rd at 6:30 PM in the Shipwreck Gym. We'll have wine, cheese, appetizers, live jazz music, silent auction, and a photo booth! We look forward to seeing you.


Hey Alumni . . . Have you heard about our first Centennial Year event at Shipwreck on January 3, 6:30pm? We sent "Save the Date" postcards last week to those on our Alumni mailing list. If you didn't get a card that lists our 2015 centennial events, please complete and submit the form found in this link so we can keep posted. Please encourage your Shipwreck friends to like this page so they can receive info first hand.


TBT . . . Could that be the Shipwreck school baseball team wearing St. Louis Cardinal's red???


Remember all the fun you had in the Shipwreck gym? Fun continues to this day. Hope to see you at our Zydeco Dance.


We're getting ready for 2015 - Shipwreck's Centennial year! Every ticket sale helps so please share this post.

It's here - Shipwreck's Centennial Raffle! Don't miss out – you just may need that iPad Mini to keep up with Shipwreck's social media posts. Please share this post!!


TBT with San Franciscan born Danny Glover. Does any one have any memories of special visitors to the Shipwreck School? 07/31/2014

Emmanuel David Aquilina's Obituary on San Jose Mercury News

Shipwreck Alumni - One of our dear "builders" of St. Paul of the Shipwreck church, Manny Aquilina, passed away last Saturday. Here is his obituary. We thank God for his dedication to Shipwreck and may he rest in peace. A picture of the Aquilina brothers was previously posted on April 16. Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Emmanuel David Aquilina January 13, 1930 - July 26, 2014 Resident of San Jose Emmanuel David Aquilina, age 84, born January 13, 1930 in Sielma Malta to Michael and Philippa Aquilina. Entered into


Throwback Thursday . . . when's the last time YOU were at Union Square in San Francisco?


Hey Alumni . . . what's cookin'??? A big "thanks" to the alumni who signed up on our Centennial Year Mailing List. We have some great events planned. To signup, see link above "SIGN ME UP". If you know a classmate who isn't on Facebook, you can email them the link.


Another gem of a pic from Mark Castellano. Thanks Mark! 07/10/2014

Sign me up!

Hey Alumni . . . Fun times and great opportunities to connect with each other are on the way in 2015, including a cruise! To join Shipwreck's Centennial Year Mailing list, please click on the SIGN ME UP link below. More information on the events can be found at: Check out!


These Brownies probably sold a lot of Thin Mint cookies. Can you name any of them?


Thank you Kathy Mayorga Cruz for posting these pictures!

Class of 1960! First graduating class of the school. Can you recognize any of them?





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