WWW.BISHOPGALLAGHER.ORG

  • WWW.BISHOPGALLAGHER.ORG is the web address for The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project. The mission of this site and this project is to preserve the rich history, tradition and heritage of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Detroit, past and present. This site is not sponsored by any organization. It is motivated by a desire to remember and to celebrate all that has preceded us, before it is lost forever. It is also an attempt to remind us of the values of a Catholic education, and the bonds Catholic education has forged among the people of Southeast Michigan. Those interested in the project and/or providing content can contact Mike Butler at: detroitheritage@yahoo.com

LADYWOOD OCTOBER 17, 2013

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Detroit Firemen Remove Crucifix from Detroit Our Lady of Sorrows Church 1963

BISHOP MICHAEL J. GALLAGHER COMMITTEE

  • Michael J. Butler—Our Lady of Loretto, Detroit Catholic Central
  • Thomas B. Calcatera—St. David, Bishop Gallagher
  • Donna Duffield—St. Thomas Aquinas, Bishop Borgess, University of Detroit Jesuit High School
  • Cathleen C. Jansen--Dearborn Divine Child
  • Alexis G. Krot—Academy of the Sacred Heart, Loyola University (New Orleans, La.), University of Detroit-Mercy
  • Karen M. Kulik--St. Raymond, St. Anthony
  • Atif Lodhi--DeLaSalle, University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Joseph P. McGill—Shrine, University of Detroit-Mercy
  • April Mitchell--Santa Maria, Patronage of St. Joseph, Nativity, East Catholic
  • Karen G. Moore--St. Gemma, St. Mary’s of Redford, Our Lady of Mercy, Ladywood
  • Hon. Mark J. Plawecki--Our Lady Gate of Heaven, St. Sabina, Detroit Catholic Central, Dearborn Divine Child
  • Thomas J. Pozniak-Transfiguration,Detroit Catholic Central
  • Jack Rajkovich-St. Scholastica, Detroit Catholic Central
  • Thomas M. Rashid--St. Alphonsus, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Former Director Detroit Catholic League, MHSAA
  • Mary Catherine Rentz—St. Clare of Montefalco, University of Detroit Jesuit High School
  • Hon. Michael J. Riordan—Our Lady Gate of Heaven (Detroit), Bishop Borgess
  • Francis M. Turk--St. Gregory, Our Lady of Loretto, St. Mary of Redford, Oakland Catholic High School, Bishop Gallagher, Bishop Foley, DeLaSalle, Ladywood
  • William J. Vincent—Our Lady of Loretto, Detroit Catholic Central

THE COLLAGE

THE ORDER OF ST. BEDE

  • In Recognition of Service to Catholic Education in Metropolitan Detroit and to the Preservation of its History and Heritage

MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

  • Fr. Richard Elmer CSB-2013
  • Sr. Carolyn Ratkowski CSSF-2013
  • Thomas Kirkwood-2013
  • Sr. Joan Charnley IHM-2012
  • Thomas K. Coyne-2012
  • Eugene Grewe, Jr.-2011
  • John P. Jacobs-2011
  • Francis M. Turk-2011
  • Thomas M. Wozniak-2012

BISHOP GALLAGHER SOCIETY HONOR ROLL

HONOREES

  • Grosse Pointe Park St. Ambrose High School
    October 17, 2013
  • Detroit St. Gregory High School
    October 17, 2013
  • Detroit St. Casimir High School 1927-1969
  • Harper Woods Notre Dame High School 1954-2005
  • Redford Our Lady of Loretto School 1955-2007
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OLSM Priest Ice Skates on Orchard Lake

ST. IVO OF KERMARTIN-PATRON SAINT OF LAWYERS

  • Born to a wealthy Breton noble family. From age 14 he studied civil and canon lawyer, philosophy, and theology in Paris and Orleans. Franciscan tertiary. Lawyer who practised in both civil and ecclesiastical courts, often defending the poor without charge, and ministering to them in prison while they awaited trial. Practised great personal ascetism, with frequent fasts, and wearing a hair shirt under his clothing. Fought the state over taxes and the rights of the Church. Incorruptible diocesan judge, refusing the bribes that were the order of the day, and working to settle claims out of court in order to save the litigants time and money. Noted preacher and arbitor, he built a hospital from his own funds, tended the poor in it, and gave away the harvests from his land to feed them.
  • SANCTUS IVO ERAT BRITO, ADVOCATUS ET NON LATRO, RES MIRANDA POPULO. (ST. IVO CAME FROM THE LAND OF BEEF, A LAWYER, HE, BUT NOT A THIEF; A STRETCH ON POPULAR BELIEF.)

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Webb Terlep

I'm the guy one row up in that snazzy sweater! Thanks for this website & I will certainly enjoy perusing memories of Detroit in the 1960's!

Rose Shea Seery

Tom was one of my classmates, although we were in different classes that year. Also, went on to Bishop Gallagher, when St. David closed in 1971. Love this and the idea of the The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project.

MIke Butler

Hi, Rose

I'll pass your note along to Tom.

I'd be happy to post any pictures or stories you may have about St. David, or Bishop Gallagher High School. Last week we started an FB group called: I went to Catholic School in Metro Detroit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/191682034340498/

Julie Smith Cascio

I actually think the Calcatera in this picture is Paul, not Tom. I'm right in the center of that same row. Julie Smith. I am trying to reach many of these people, like Webb Terlep for a class reunion. Thank you so much for compiling all of this "lost" memorabilia. I hope to have plenty to send to you after the reunion.

John Yager

Got marched up the "ramp" that led to the gym where the above picture was taken and received my first polio shot.

John Yager

My brother attended the grade school in 1941. Today someone he ran into at a local restaurant here in st. Clair shores paid for his lunch. He forgot his name, but the man was in that same class. Any lists out there with names of that class?

MIke Butler

Sorry, but I don't know who, if anyone, would have a St. David's grade school class list from 1941.

Chuck Mulloy

I graduated in 1969 in June, was drafted in July and sent to Vietnam. I graduated with Dave Calcatera. I was one of four Mulloy's that graduated that year. Bernie and Beth Mulloy lived across the street from the church and Mary and myself (Chuck) lived on Flanders. Went to see the old high school that has long been closed and the grade school is in shambles. The church is still standing but looks empty. I was there in 2012. It was amazing how fast our neighborhood changed when I came home from Vietnam. Gasper Rossi was a Detroit policeman and Dave Ward worked for Faygo Pop Co. On Gratiot. So many memories. I can be contacted at: chuck@mulloy.us God bless the Catholic religion.

Al Hillebrand

I know Tom* from our wonderful years at U of D (Mercy) law school. Tom always had an upbeat attitude and I wholeheartedly recommend him as your poster boy for Detroit Catholic Schools - (I am grad of St. Paul's - Grosse Pte. and Austin Prep).
*though he will never admit it was my tutoring of him that helped make him the legal eagle he is!

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