50 Years Ago
The Priests’ Senate sponsored a Theology Workshop conducted by Rev. William J. Sullivan, S.J., acting dean of Theology of Marquette University.
Rt. Rev. William R. Houck, new superintendent of diocesan schools, was pictured at the St. Joan of Arc workshop with Brenda Cain, new teacher at Corpus Christi School, and Sr. Suzanne, O.P., new principal of St. Catherine in Mobile.
Set designer for “Brigadoon,” Fr. Anthony Zoghby, appealed for clothing to fit the needs of the production.
St. Monica Altar Society of St. Bede Parish in Montgomery held a “Hawaiian Luau.” Mrs. V. Lucido was serving as president.
Braxton Winfrey resigned after 14 years with “The Catholic Week,” six of which he served as general manager.
25 Years Ago
Rev. Joffre A. Robichaud, a native of North Newport, N.H., and a resident of Mobile for 55 years died. He served as a Brother of the Sacred Heart for 38 years and was ordained a priest to serve for the Diocese of Mobile in 1975 by Archbishop John L. May. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Mary Church.
Sr. Maureen Kennedy, O.P., director of religious education for the Archdiocese of Mobile, announced the appointment of Lorie Crepeau to the position of associate director for the Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia region.
For the first time ever the Sallie Mae “First Class Teacher Award” for the state of Alabama was presented to a teacher within the Mobile Archdiocesan school system. Melissa Macchia, first-grade teacher at Holy Family School, was the recipient of the honor presented annually to outstanding elementary and secondary teachers in each state in their first year of teaching.
A Catholic Student Center, a first for the University of South Alabama, was opened on the campus with Warren Dazzio, religion teacher and youth minister at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and his wife Alison being full-time residents for “the Emmaus House.”
Fr. Michael Kelly, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Mercy Parish, Montgomery, welcomed more than 125 parishioners from the Montgomery Area committed to Adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
George Hearn, director of Development of Mercy Medical announced that Thom Lott would be chairman for the eighth annual Meyercord Memorial Golf Tournament with Jan Ruffin coordinating the ladies events.
Thomas Al-Greene, Sandy Howe and Holly McDonough were the new and “nearly new” teachers at Holy Family School.
The Montgomery Catholic Junior High School cheerleaders returned from a National Cheerleader Association Camp workshop at Auburn University as the “Most Improved” squad and winner of the “Spirit Stick.” Team members included: Jill Spain, captain; Marie George, co-captain; Catherine Manolakis, Andrea Hause, Meredith Veres, Katherine Nation, Nikki Rolsion, Amanda Suggs, Ashlea Brereton, Michelle Harris, Danielle Taylor and Dee Dee Wade.
—Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.