ST. ALPHONSUS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
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We're here to help foster communication between alumni and to celebrate our special memories of St. Alphonsus Schools.
St. Alphonsus is one of those rare instances where the opening of the school preceded the founding of the parish. The first Catholic services were said in 1842 by the Redemptorist Fathers of Detroit. St. Alphonsus school was established in 1846. It was not until a decade later, in 1852, that a parish was formally organized.
President: Dennis Modzelewski ('69)
5565 Sutters Lane, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301 (248) 855-2591
Vice President: David Katona ('72)
Treasurer: Karen Cardelli Andrusiak ('69)
Secretary: Renee Campau Vasiloff ('72)
Newsletter: Renee Campau Vasiloff ('72)
David Katona ('72)
Website: David Katona ('72)
ADRIAN DOMINICAN NEWS
The Adrian Dominican Sisters live incredible lives. "Our Dominican Lives: A Sister's Story" is a series of video interviews exploring the lives of the Adrian Dominican family.
Visit adriandominicans.org/MeetDominicans/Sisters and click on the link to "Our Dominican Lives”. Click here for a list with links to interviews of some of the sisters who have served at St. Alphonsus.
SISTER MARY WILLARD REAGAN, OP
Sister Mary Willard Reagan, baptized Elizabeth Reagan, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 95 years of age and in the 76th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Mary Willard was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Willard and Mary Agnes (Dixon) Reagan. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in History from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian, and earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Sister was an elementary teacher for six years at St. Edmund School in Oak Park, Illinois. She ministered in secondary education for 53 years in Port Huron, Dearborn, and Detroit, Michigan. Her ministry includes eight years as teacher at Dominican High School and three years as principal at Rosary High School, both Adrian Dominican Congregation schools located in Detroit. She was the guidance counselor at St. Alphonsus High School in Dearborn for 33 years (1970 to 2003). Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan, in 2004.
During her time at St. Alphonsus she touched the lives of many students and is fondly remembered for her insightful guidance and keen sense of humor. She was a member of the committee that in 1998 got the parish complex designated as a state historical site.
ALUMNI NEWS and EVENTS
Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Newsletter
The Spring 2022 Newsletter is in the mail and the email version has been sent.
Paid members should receive theirs soon.
Articles, bios, reunion news and other features can be submitted for the next newsletter due out in the fall.
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2021 ANNUAL ALUMNI PARTY
We regret that the Fall Alumni Party scheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2021, has been cancelled again for this year. It was a difficult decision made in the interest of continued caution. It appears that Covid and its variants are continuing to cause a health issue. Most of our attendees are over 65 and may be more susceptible to being exposed in an indoor setting. Additionally, we have not had a lot of guests registered and suspect that it could be due to health concerns.
The party was to be held at the Carl E. Stitt American Legion Hall. In recognition of the Alumni Veterans project, a donation will be made to Stitt Hall.
We will issue refunds to those alumni who prepaid and would like a refund. Otherwise, we can either apply the money to dues or to the donation to Stitt Hall.
We hope to have many events in the future and keep the Arrow spirit alive for years to come. Thank you for your continued support of our Alumni organization.
Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Caroline (Siciliano) Keller (‘66), married to James Keller, (‘65) would like to extend a special invitation on behalf of her entire family, to all St. Al’s Alumni to attend mass at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 10 a.m.
This mass will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
All six children of Joe and Lena Siciliano attended St. Alphonsus grade school and high school between 1957 – 1983.
Caroline (‘66), Peter (‘68), Mary Jo (‘69), Frank (‘72), Carmelle (‘82), Joe (‘83).
Why this special feast day? Here is the back story….
Filipo Siciliano (grandfather), while fighting in the Italian Army, was caught behind enemy lines during WWI. He made a vow to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to honor her in his hometown if he made it out alive. He fulfilled that vow in Italy and continued to honor her in his new hometown, Dearborn, Michigan when he immigrated to America. The Siciliano family has had a special devotion to her ever since.
Please join us July 16th to celebrate this special feast day!
Fr. Gregory Deters will be the presider for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
There will be a coffee and donuts reception in the Fr. Yagley Hall, immediately after mass.
Online Mass from
St. Alphonsus – St. Clement
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Mass: 4 p.m.
(3 p.m.~ Confessions / or by apt.)
Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday Mass @ Henry Ford Village: 9 a.m.
St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish
Church: 13540 Gould St
Office: 7469 Calhoun Street
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Office: (313) 581-5218
Fax: (313) 584-6530
Fr. Terrence Kerner - Administrator
Rev. Gregory Deters, Associate
HENRY FORD VILLAGE CHAPEL
15101 Ford Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: (313) 846-7712 ext. 1121