Class of 1959

We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Run Forrest Run!

St. Aloysius' Forrest Logue carries the ball earlier this season against Hinds AHS.  The Flashes host Mount Olive Friday in their season finale. Forrest is the grandson of our classmate Harold "Sonny" Logue.  
Channing Curtis - For the Vicksburg Post

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

TV - Before Remote Controls

Wow, what a trip down memory lane...somebody put a lot of time and effort in this video.  Enjoy!  Click here to watch!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rev. James Brendan O'Riordan Dies

The  Rev. James Brendan O'Riordan, former pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church and canonical administrator for Vicksburg Catholic School, died Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the age of 72.

Rev. O'Riordan was born July 18, 1940, in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.  He was ordained on June 6, 1964, at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow, Ireland, for the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson.

During Rev. Riordan's ministry, he served as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf in Bay St. Louis, Our Lady of Fatima in Biloxi, Immaculate Conception in Laurel and St. Mary Cathedral in Natchez.  He served first as substitute vicar and then as administrator at St. Charles Borromeo in Picayune.  He served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Shaw, Annunciation in Columbus, St. Michael in Vicksburg, All Saints Church in Belzoni and its mission, Our Mother of Mercy in Anguilla.  He also served as an extraordinary confessor to the Sisters of Mercy at McAuley Home in Vicksburg.  He retired from active ministry in January 2009, at which time he returned to Vicksburg and made his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Catherine Moriarity O'Riordan; and a brother, Michael Riordan.

Rev. O'Riodan is survived by a sister, Joan O'Riordan O'Shea (John); three brothers, Dan Riordan (Mary), Charlie O'Riordan (Noreen) and Timmy O'Riordan (Katie); 12 nephews and nieces; and 17 grand-nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, followed by interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home.  Visitation will be at the church from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday with a wake service at 7.

Pallbearers will be members of the clergy.

Memorials my be made to the St. Michael Catholic Church Building Fund, 100 St. Michael Place, Vicksburg, MS  39180

Friday, October 12, 2012

Anything But Bleak at SCHF

Mark Bleakley, owner of Mark Bleakley Stained Glass, works Tuesday to restore the windows of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center's (formerly SFXA) chapel to their previous glory.  Center director Annette Kirklin said the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, the parent organization of the center, is paying for the renovations with money it has collected over a couple of years.  Bleakley is expected to finish 19 of the lower windows before the Hobbs Freeman Arts and Nature Festival November 3.
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