50 Years Ago
The Discalced Carmelite Nuns observed their Silver Jubilee milestone.
Officers of McGill’s PTA were James A. Crane, president; Maynard J. Sanders, vice president; Mrs. Edward J. Burgess, secretary; Aubrey F. Diehl, financial secretary; and Brother Foster, S.C., treasurer.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for expansion of medical facilities at Montgomery’s City of St. Jude. Paul J. Mullaney was serving as director.
Officers of the Holy Name Union of Mobile were Dillon Toomer, president; Milton Rittlemeyer, vice president; Frank Drey, secretary; and Allen Duffy, treasurer.
St. Jude Pirates marched toward a football championship with 4-0 record as they defeated Calhoun County.
Johnny Collier of St. Bartholomew Parish, Elberta, was chosen to represent Alabama at the National 4H Congress in Chicago.
Fr. Francis Cusack, administrator of St. Peter Parish, was named general chairman of Montgomery’s Christ the King celebration. Ed Clark of St. Bede Parish was co-chairman.
Catholic High Knights had a successful homecoming with a win over Bullock County. Halfback Donnie Jehle scored the tally.
Reverend Daniel Lyons, S.J., of New York City, was the banquet speaker at the annual DCCW Convention held at the Admiral Semmes Hotel.
Fr. Patrick O’Connor, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Prattville, painted the parish hall and CCD Center.
The first “Presidential Evening” was enjoyed by over 200 members, wives and guests, as Providence Hospital honored the medical staff.
25 Years Ago
Msgr. David O. Tellier died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 59 years old and was serving as pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Mobile.
Msgr. Timothy Deasy, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mobile, was named honorary chairman for the ACCW Convention Banquet.
Carol Dupree, principal at Our Lady of Lourdes School, was recognized as an Outstanding Reading Teacher in the state of Alabama.
The Knights of Columbus international in New Haven, Conn., bestowed the Fr. Michael J. McGivney award to Spring Hill College Knights of Columbus Council 3038, for the 1992-93 fraternal year.
Montgomery Catholic High senior Chad Berwick was named a National Merit Commended Student.
Elaine Smith, PTO representative at Little Flower School, presented Colleen Gray the Teacher of the Year Award for 1992-93.
National Merit Commended Students at McGill-Toolen High were Erin Godfrey, Michael Odom, Angela Ward and Kristine Willis.
Fr. Paul Plouffe, S.S.E., was appointed pastor of St. Edmund-By-The-Sea, Dauphin Island.
Former teacher at Most Pure Heart of Mary School, Sister Geraldine Mye, O.P., died in Iowa.
The Carmelite Nuns celebrated 50 years of their presence in Mobile with celebration of Mass at the Monastery by Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb.
Student Government Association officers for St. Mary School, Mobile, were: Ashley Verneuille, president; Emily Vrazel, vice president; Rachel Whiteley, secretary; Patrick Dooley, sergeant at arms; and Julie Curtis, treasurer.
Spring Hill College awarded the newly established Bishop Portier Grant for graduate work in Theological Studies to Lynn Dubuisson of Mobile.
— Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.