On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the St. Al's Class of 1956 will be having a 62nd Reunion/80th Birthday Celebration.  We will gather at the home of Bob and Diane Assenmacher.   Details regarding our party are in the planning stages.  Classmates will be notified via mail/e-mail at a future date.  We look forward to a great response from Classmates and anticipate that a wonderful time will be enjoyed by all.  We hope to see all of you in August.

CLASS OF 1958 – 60th reunion

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Dearborn Homecoming.

CLASS OF 1963 – 55th reunion

Members of the class of ‘63 will celebrate their 55th reunion in conjunction with the Annual St. Alphonsus Alumni Party.  The gathering will be on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 36375 Joy Rd., Westland, 48185.  The fun will start at 12:30 with check-in and a cash bar.  The cost is $25 per person.  For more information, see the article about the Annual Alumni Party on page two of the September 2018 newsletter.  Spread the word to your fellow classmates!  Questions can be directed to Mary Beth at 734-895-8892, Karen 313-657-5540 or Molly 313-272-7962.

Class of 1966 70th Birthday Celebration

The Class of '66 is planning a 70th birthday celebration the week of August 26th at Crystal Mountain in Michigan.  The birthday dinner is planned for the night of Tuesday, August 28th. If you plan on joining us, contact Crystal Mountain and make your room reservations.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Pat Salveta Rashid at or Mary Jo Starosiak Bajis at

CLASS OF 1968 – 50th REUNION  Friday, September 28, 2018

Time to Make Your Reservation 50th Reunion - Friday, September 28, 2018.
Please consider joining your fellow classmates in an evening of sharing fond memories from our years at St. Alphonsus. The cost for this wonderful evening is $ 100 per person. Most of you have recently received a mailing with detail information. The deadline for registering is September 1, 2018. If you need a registration form, please email a request.
As of June 12, 2018, we have 26 alumni committed to see you in September, which translates into 47 attendees. Our goal is 50 alums participating with 100 total attendees. We still have 12 missing classmates - any help finding them is appreciated:

Richard Farkas, Elizabeth Jarema, Elaine Kubeck, James McGlone, Alan McPhail, Michael Middleton, Steve Montkiewicz, Mary Lou (Sochalski) Rivera, Debbie Stempien, John True, Sandra Walkowski and Joan Wardell. - any help finding them is appreciated.

Go Arrows!

Vic Martinelli, Ellen (Novak) and Rob Vanlandschoot, Louise (Smerecki) Podges, Larry Pawl, Mary Ann (Hubbard) Williams, Frank Parfen, and Larry Kustra

Contact: Victor Martinelli

CLASS OF 1973 – 45th REUNION on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Contact Eileen Byrnes Palazzolo at  or join us on Facebook at St. Al's Gals and Pals '73.


The Class of 1978 40th reunion will be on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 6pm at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course. Prices are pending. For more information, contact Lori Stack at or your class captain, Charlie Philliben at


Saturday September 15, 2018 6 PM – 12 AM at Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, located on the SW corner of 15 Mile & Van Dyke.

COST $40/person (Cash Bar)

Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights 

34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Phone: (586) 979-1400

Block of reserved rooms can be booked at the following price: $79/night for King bed, $89/night for 2 Queens, +$10pp for an indoor water park wristband

Contact your class captain Bill White at  Howard Woo at  or Lana Williams Jajko at  for further information.


Planning has begun for the 20th reunion. There is hope for an event at the end of the summer/early fall of 2018 to ensure enough time to plan.  Your class captain, Jeff Ostrowski, can be contacted at


The class of 1969 is planning their 50th reunion.  Save the date: Saturday, September 7, 2019.
Your class captain is Dennis Modzelewski.

The class of 1974 is planning their 45th reunion. A date has been penciled in on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Italian American Banquet and Conference Center of Livonia. Further details will follow.  Your class captain is Maria Sauchuk.


Class of 1973 45th Reunion

Member of the Class of 1973 at the 4:00 Mass at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement on August 4, 2018.

Class of 1983 35th Reunion

The Class of ‘83 had their class reunion on Saturday July 28, 2018 at Camp Dearborn. It was a glorious event with good people, good food and good times.


Oh the weather outside was frightful!!

 The 2017 Alumni Christmas Party was held on Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017.  It was a great success regardless of the weatherman. Over 180 attendees braved the snow and ice to join in celebration of our alma mater. We were glad we hired a valet service. Hope we saved a few slips and falls. We will appreciate feedback on their service.
We were blessed by the presence of the St. Alphonsus-St. Clements priests Father Linus Kinyua, and Father Aaron DePeyster. Hopefully their blessing kept us safe on the trek home. Chester Lawrence '52 and member of the parish council made a request for mass attendance and contributions to the parish and reported some immediate results. Hope to see you also in the pews.
We made some special recognition to Don Summers '49 for his past support of the school, the class of '42 who raised funds during WWII for the flag pole and a commemorative plaque, and a recognition of our own Karen ( Cardelli '69) Andrusiak's selection as the Rose Award Volunteer of the year for Wayne County.
Compliments to the Chef; the food was excellent!  Finished off with cake and ice cream.
We had eight winners for the raffle who were happy campers. Thanks to ticket sellers for their salesmanship.
It goes without saying that a big thanks to our Board Members and our peeps who always come out to do the heavy lifting, especially all who helped break down the exhibits.
It was a pleasure seeing the old and the new alumni join in this wonderful event even in our winter wonderland. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and join us next year.

The Christmas Luncheon Committee
Skip Dorrington '61, Mary Sue Croteau ‘62, Dennis C. Modzelewski '69


The City of Dearborn's 38th annual Homecoming festival took place Aug. 4- 6, 2017, at Ford Field Park. In addition to three days of live music, the festival featured great food, free and affordable family activities, car cruise, high school reunions, a carnival, and spectacular fireworks displays on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Despite cloudy skies, no rain fell on the Arrows banner at the Dearborn Homecoming.  Even if it had, it wouldn't have been able to dampen the spirit of the alumni who attended. From the oldest class, 1945 to the youngest, 1993, the laughter and camaraderie could be felt by all.