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January 2019

50 Years Ago
An estimated 150,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square at Vatican City for Pope Paul VI’s blessing. The Pope’s message for the Day of Peace was, “Peace is a Duty.”
A silver service was presented to Sr. Marillac, D.C. of Allen Memorial Home by the Auxiliary President Mrs. Charles H. McKinney Jr.
William H. McWhorter, consultant for the division of Research and Higher Education for the State of Alabama, was the guest speaker at Montgomery Catholic High PTA. Charles W. Hubbard was president of the PTA.
Fr. Louis J. Eisele, S.J. of Spring Hill College, spoke to the Catholic Men’s Breakfast Club at Sacred Heart Retreat House on “Space Travel.”
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Farrell who were married 50 years ago by Rev. Richard Gerow, celebrated their anniversary at Little Flower Church.
The Mobile District Council PTA, under President George Yeend, announced the committee for staging of the “Passion of Jesus.” Namely, Rt. Rev. J. Edwin Stuardi, Walter C. Clewis, Mrs. Robert Spotswood and Mrs. Fred Stuardi.
The St. Catherine School football team captured the CYO Junior Football Division. Scoring TDs in the 20-0 win over St. Mary School were Mark Zoghby, Robert Fayard and Jim Nolan. Chris Rehm, Billy Kelly and John Conklan led the defense.
Holy Trinity Shrine Retreat was the beneficiary of a fashion show under the direction of Mrs. Patricia Mudd.
25 Years Ago
A goal of $2,200,000 for the 1994 Catholic Charities Appeal was announced by Fr. Bill Skoneki, director.
Msgr. Francis C. Murphy officiated at the induction ceremony held for the St. Dominic chapter of Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Officers of the McGill-Toolen Chess Club were: Robert Eckoff, president; Chad Patterson, vice president; David Lee, secretary; and Patrick Goff, treasurer.
Math Club officers at McGill-Toolen were: Kit Perrien, president; Jill Kreller, vice president; Michael Vickers, secretary; and Julia Gruenewald, treasurer.Members of the Math Club participate in six American Scholastic Association and six Texas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Math League contest each year.
The inaugural Ignatian Men’s Retreat was held at Beckwith Lodge with Fr. John Condry, S.J. of Grand Coteau, La., serving as retreat leader.
Mrs. Richard Merritt was named chair of the third annual Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting Mercy Medical.
The British Ambassador, Sir Robin Renwick, announced that Tom Haddox, a 1990 graduate of McGill-Toolen High was awarded the prestigious British Marchall Scholarship to study in Great Britain.
Ripley the Drug Dog visited the kindergarten class at St. Benedict School, Elberta, along with Deputy Jim Stallworth of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department.
—Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.

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