St. Mary School plans 125 year celebration
The school will host three days of events for its Anniversary Kick-Off Weekend Celebration.
On Friday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m., Bishop Bernard Hebda will concelebrate the first school Mass of the year with the Rev. Michael Janowski.
Immediately following Mass, the bishop will rededicate the school to St. Mary, the school’s patron saint. A light reception will take place in the school lobby after the ceremony.
There will be a dinner and basketball event on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Leelanau Council of the Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 - 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A free will offering will be accepted.
Alumni will be reunited for a basketball game night. The woman’s alumni team will take the court at 6:30 p.m. The men’s game will following at 7:30 p.m. There is no entry fee and all are welcome to watch. Any alumni wishing to play are asked to call Kris Popp at email@example.com LL.org or by calling or texting 231-206-9908.
According to school historians St. Mary was started in 1887 by the Rev. Bauer. Mother Benedicta from Chicago sent her “three most able nuns” to staff the school.