|Our Lady of Lourdes in 2014|
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Our Lady of Lourdes Graduating Class--1947
Eighth graders from the graduating class of 1947 from Our Lady of Lourdes School gathered for one last photograph. The church and school had been an important part of the neighborhood for nearly forty years. Many of the students in this photograph had attended the school for eight years. Justine Collins and Joseph Lutz had the highest grades from the class while Thomas Williams, Marilyn Schmidt, and Barbara Noonan had perfect attendance. The local priest urged parents to "remember their obligation of providing a CATHOLIC EDUCATION in high school for their children." (back of this flier) Students who had not attended Our Lady of Lourdes but desired to attend a Catholic high school would need a letter from a local pastor and then have it submitted to the Archbishop. The children in this photo would have a much easier path to a Catholic high school.
The historic flier is courtesy of Suzette Hagan.