Monday, June 15, 2009

More later about Dr. Byron McCook and the party on the main deck of the Moshulu to celebrate his doctorate in educational leadership.

Sister Francis Joseph, R.A. (Religious of Assumption) celebrates her 90th birthday with a party in the garden of Saint Francis of de Sales Church. Sr. Francis has had her picture taken with Popes while she worked with groups of religious in Rome. She tells tales of dinners with Pope John Paul and Father Pedro Arrupe. Here she enjoys a photo with students from West Philadelphia Catholic High School including Jose Babba and two of his friends.

Jack Martinez, S.J. entertains Eileen, Mary, Jeanne and Frank at breakfast in Jeanne and Frank's garden. He told us the story of publishing his book "Not Counting the Cost" and the story of constructing a $600,000 building at his parish in Virginia. Jack's ministry now is with the sick in Saint Joseph's Hospital in Reading , Pa.

LEFT TO RIGHT: DaMontre Coleman, Maureese Gory, Johnathan Hines, Sahron Barkley-Samuels, Taj Adin and Devon Guyer
These handsome young men graduating on June 9, 2009 will be attending Saint Joseph's Prep. They are members with 265 other boys of the SJP class of 2013 from Philadelphia and the nearby counties of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.