This past weekend, alumni and guests gathered together for the annual Plus 50 Mass and Reunion at Brother Martin High School. This special evening included reunion festivities for alumni of 51 years or more from St. Aloysius and Cor Jesu.
The evening began with Mass in the James B. Branton Chapel celebrated by Father Michael Schneller ’64 SA. Fr. Schneller thanked everyone for welcoming him back to Brother Martin and celebrating the Eucharist with him. He also reflected on his time as a student at St. Aloysius while reminiscing with alumni.
At the conclusion of Mass, Director of Alumni and Advancement Kenny Spellman ’84 recognized special guests including President Greg Rando ‘77, Brother Neri J. Falgout, S.C.’46 SA, and Bro. Neal Golden '57 CJ. Special recognition was also given to classes celebrating anniversaries – The St. Aloysius Classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, and 1964 and the Cor Jesu Classes of 1959 and 1964. H.L. Boihem '59 CJ of California was recognized as the alumnus who traveled the farthest to attend our celebration. St. Aloysius 1942 classmates Ellis Quigley and Keith Wheelahan were recognized as alumni from the earliest class.
Following Mass, a reception was held in the Benson Mall with catering by Scot Craig '80 of Katie's. There was also a chance for classmates to show their school spirit with a cheer led by Class of 1966 SA. The Class of 1964 SA also showed school spirit by having the most class representatives in attendance.
Special thanks to Fr. Michael Schneller ’64 SA, Vocalist Melanie Williams, Loyola School of Music’s Pianist & Choral Director Dr. Meg Frazier, and the members of the Plus 50 Committee; Armand Bertin ’59 CJ, Lou Bravo ’48 SA, Ron Brisbi ’67 SA, Sam Briuglio ’59 SA, Emery Dyer ’56 SA, Bill Fulham ’61 CJ, Bro. Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Gordon Gsell ’61 CJ, Sid Lambert ’64 CJ, Deacon Terry Manieri ’64 SA, Mike McAdam ’53 SA, Tom Nenos ’64 SA, Butler Powell ’56 SA, Lenny Simmons ’64 CJ, and George Wax ’45 SA.
Thank you to all our sponsors, raffle winners, alumni and guests for a wonderful evening of camaraderie and celebration!