50 Years Ago
Pope John Paul VI celebrated the fifth anniversary of his pontificate.
General Chairman of Christ the King, Daphne, Altar Society Luncheon/Card party was Mrs. Julio Corte Sr.
The Very Rev. Msgr. Oscar H. Lipscomb’s manuscript of “The Administration of John Quinlan, Second Bishop of Mobile, 1859-1883” was selected for reprinting by The American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
Paul D. Reeves of St. Bede Parish was appointed chairman of Knights of Columbus Council 893 Six Point Program.
Rt. Rev. J. Edwin Stuardi, diocesan superintendent of schools, announced that Sister Mary Stella Williams, O.S.B., had been appointed as diocesan supervisor of elementary Schools.
Most Rev. Joseph G. Vath presided over the 19th annual Fleet Blessing in Bayou La Batre. Agnes Louise Cain was crowned as Fleet Maid.
Col. Edwin R. Carter was named principal of Our Lady Queen of Mercy School, Montgomery.
Thelma Yvette Smiley, a St. Jude graduate, was honored by the Hampton Institute to participate in the cooperative education program.
Sister Mary Julian of the high school faculty of St. Jude made her final profession of vows.
Registration for diocesan schools was announced for Aug. 30, 1968.
25 Years Ago
The future residents of Portier Place, Mercy Medical’s new independent residential community for active seniors was blessed by Fr. William Rewak, S.J. and Msgr. J. Edwin Stuardi, chaplain of Mercy Medical.
Edmundite Brother Daniel J. Magness, assigned to the Edmundite Missions House in Selma, died after a brief illness.
Rev. Msgr. Guido Calleja, a native of Malta, celebrated 40 years in the priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Mobile.
Sister Angeline Hauser, O.P., who served as an elementary teacher at St. Joseph Tuskegee, died in Dubuque, Iowa.
Frank Simms, head coach of the Spring Hill College baseball team and three-time District Coach of the Year, was named the school’s athletic director.
Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb announced that Pope John Paul II had appointed Fr. David O. Tellier a monsignor.
Sister Joan Murphy, O.P., was appointed associate director of the archdiocesan office of religious education.
Rev. John R. LaBrake, S.S.E., was appointed Pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish, Belle Fountaine, and Rev. Robert McCown, S.J., was appointed Pastor of Shrine of the Holy Cross, Daphne and its mission of St. John, Bromley.
Margaret Bender and Mimsy Perrien served as co-chairs of McGill-Toolen’s Jacket Jubilee.
Twenty-four seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Mobile gathered at Gulf shores for the annual getaway with Archbishop Lipscomb, Archdiocese of Mobile Vocation Director Fr. Mark Neske and priests and members of the Serra Club.
McGill-Toolen’s Yearbook, under the direction of moderator Jane Everest won three awards at the Heart of Dixie Workshop at the University of Alabama.
—Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.