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August 2019

50 Years Ago

William H. Pryor was named Catholic music supervisor for the Mobile Schools.

Pre-School Conference for new teachers was held at St. Bede in Montgomery and St. Joan of Arc in Mobile under the direction of Sr. Dominica, R.S.M.

Col. Harold W. Paige, program coordinator for St. Jude in Montgomery, was pictured discussing the final phase of the Vocational Training School building with T. F. Studdard, engineer, and J. G. Pendaranic, program director.

An appeal for victims of Hurricane Camille that struck the Gulf Coast was made by Archbishop Thomas J. Toolen.

Fr. Charles Troncale was appointed principal of Montgomery Catholic High School.

Dr. Thomas Murphy was serving as president of Montgomery Catholic High PTA with Vic Lucide, vice president; Mrs. Cecilia Beesley, secretary; Mrs. Kaste Bickley, treasurer and James Sadie, parliamentarian.

G. Pendarvic, director of MCAA Technical School at St. Jude in Montgomery, was pictured presenting a diploma to Mrs. Rosa Drake, student of the first graduating class.

The Dominican Contemplatives of St. Jude were pictured behind the cloister grille at Marbury, holding a picture of their Foundress, Mother Mary Dominic, as the order celebrated its 25th anniversary.

     25 Years Ago

Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb blessed six tractor trailer rigs bound for Rwanda at the Alabama State Docks for Rwandan Refugees. These units were used in humanitarian efforts to transport food, medicine and shelter materials to be used by Catholic Relief Services there.

Former teacher and librarian at Bishop Toolen High School, Sr. Mary Clotaire Thro, celebrated her 75th anniversary as a Sister of Loretta.

The St. Mary’s Home Ladies Auxiliary, with Grace Rehm, as project co-coordinator, sponsored Rebecca Jones, 1993 America’s Junior Miss, and the America’s Junior Miss “has beens’” visit to St. Mary’s Home to entertain the children.

Preparing for Spring Hill College’s Orientation Weekend and pictured in “The Catholic Week” was David Susina, coordinator of orientation and counseling, and Heather Baker and Frank Stuppy, peer counselors.

Michelle Doherty, Spring Hill College SGA president and Paul Kalifeh, vice president, were elected to lead the student body.

Sister Carolyn Minert celebrated 25 years of service as a Resurrection Sister.

Sister Kevin Morris, who served Holy Family Parish in Mobile for 14 years, died in Ireland.

Katherin Matsko, a member of Queen of Peace Parish, Selma, was one of seven women and men in the country who was commissioned as a Samaritan Lay Missioner by the Medical Mission Sisters at the Community’s North American Headquarters in Philadelphia.

McGill-Toolen High School’s varsity cheerleaders came away with the “Top Team” honors at the National Cheerleaders Association summer camp at Auburn University. The squad led by captains Maureen Mulroy and Stacey Inzina, was composed of seniors Ashley Bosarge, Elizabeth Hartmann, Cindy Hehman, Christie McKean and Kathleen Mulroy; juniors Brooke Braswell, Lacey Elder, Katherine Grant and Aimee Ward; and sophomore Shannon Grogan. Moderators were Rebecca Guined and Angel Helmsing.

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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