4/19/2018, 4/20/2018 at Mundelein Seminary

- NOTE: A class get-together at Mundelein Seminary. Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Conference Center. Directions, www.usml.edu campus. That is the day before the official celebration at the Seminary on Friday, 4/20/2018 of the 50th/25th Ordination Anniversaries of the Ordination Classes of 1968/1993. Events page. Reservations, payments, contact Jim Quirk, jimquirk@cox.net.

zzzA class get-together Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Conference Center Directions, www.usml.edu campus. That is the day before the official celebration at the Seminary (by tickets) on Friday, 4/20/2018 of the 50th/25th Ordination Anniversaries of the Ordination Classes of 1968/1993. Events page. Reservations, payments, contact Jim Quirk, jimquirk@cox.net.

4/21/2018 in Oak Park

- NOTE: Saturday, April 21, 2018. A Q61a evening at Ascension Parish in Oak Park IL. 6:30 to 10:00, in the Pine Room - basement of the school at Clarence and Van Buren. Events page. Info, Jay.

- zzzNOTE: Saturday, April 21, 2018. A Q61a evening at Ascension Parish in Oak Park IL. Events. Details announcement soon, Jay.

- 7/11/2019. Mundelein Seminary alumni golf and/or dinner. Registration info Mike Gerharz. The 2018 event, 7/12/2018, honored the ordination class of 1968. Events. usml.edu.

- 7/12/2018. Pine Meadow Golf Club [free] golf-and/or-dinner event at Mundelein Seminary will feature the ordination class of 1968. Events.

- Rev. John P. Finnegan, June 16, 2019. Professors. More.

Fr. John P. Finnegan, 90, founding pastor of Saint Mary of Vernon Catholic Church in Indian Creek passed away June 16, 2019. John was born in Chicago on July 8, 1928 to William and Jennie Finnegan. He devoted his life's work to the Catholic ministry and entered St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL in 1947 and was ordained a Catholic priest on May 5, 1954. He served in the following Chicago parishes: Our Lady of Loretto (Hometown) and St. Thomas the Apostle (Hyde Park). He also taught Latin at Quigley HS and Niles College. In 1978, Fr. John was appointed by the late Cardinal Cody as founding pastor of St. Mary of Vernon in Indian Creek, IL. He continued as pastor until his retirement in 1998.

Fr. John obtained his Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame in classics and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Greek and Latin. He also served as Dean of Academics and liaison between Niles College and Loyola University.

After retiring as pastor in 1998, he spent the next 20 years helping out at various churches in Lake County. He saw the need for expanding the Church's ministry to senior living centers. Hawthorn Lakes was the first such ministry he established in 1983.

John is survived by his siblings Fr. William, Thomas (Toni) and Mary (Jack) Discher and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Fr. Finnegan will be Friday, June 21st from 3:00 - 8:00pm and Saturday June 22nd from 9:00 - 11:00am at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church, 236 US-45, Indian Creek, IL 60061.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, June 22nd at 11:00 am at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church, 236 US-45, Indian Creek, IL 60061.


- George P. McKenna, 99, January 26, 2019. Notice, Notice. Professors. Website.

- George P. McKenna, 99. 1/26/2019. Notice [Wake Thursday, January 31; Funeral Mass Friday, February 1. Both at St. Barnabas in Chicago.]. Notice. Professors. Website.


Reverend George P. McKenna, 99, ordination class of
1944, passed away on January 26, 2019.  Father
McKenna served in many Parishes before retiring in
1989.

All funeral services will take place at St. Barnabas
Church, 10134 South Longwood Drive, Chicago.

Lying in State
Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, February 1, 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am


Prayer Service
Thursday, January 31, 2019
7:00 pm


Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, February 1, 2019
11:00 am


Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip, IL


Bishop Raymond Goedert will be the main
Celebrant.  Father Paul Burek will be the
homilist.  Priests are invited to
concelebrate and are asked to bring an alb
and white or archdiocesan stole.  Bishops
are welcome to attend in choir dress and are
asked to advise the Parish of their
participation.

Notes of condolence may be sent to his niece,
Ms. Loraine Cunningham, c/o St. Barnabas
Parish, 10134 South Longwood Drive, Chicago,
IL 60643.


- Archdiocese of Chicago to Close St. Joseph College Seminary of Loyola University Chicago. June 2019. News release. Website.

- Tom Craig, November 11, 2018. Notice. Students.

- 7/12/2018. Mundelein Seminary alumni dinner-golf honored the ordination class of 1968. 2019 event will be 7/11/2019. Events. usml.edu.

- 7/12/2018. Pine Meadow Golf Club [free] golf-and/or-dinner event at Mundelein Seminary will feature the ordination class of 1968. Events.

- 6/1/2018. Springfield and Belleville ordinations 50th anniversary. Events.

- 5/25/2018. Joliet ordinations 50th anniversary. Events.

- 5/2/2018. Chicago ordinations in Mundelein 50th anniversary. Events.

- 4/21/2018. Party in Oak Park. Events.

- 4/20/2018. Anniversary events at St. Mary of the Lake. Events.

- 4/19/2018. Overnight get-together at St. Mary of the Lake. Events.

- SML68 website, www.9898.us/sml68 now has the John Kiselis slideshow for the ordinations 50th anniversaries. Or use SML68 tab at www.9898.us/q61a. Archived copies will be at Archive.org.

- Jim Stefo. April 4, 2018. Information soon. Cf. Rich SemyckServices, obituary.pdfStudents.

- 12/21/2017. Chicago ordinations in Rome 50th anniversary. Events.

- Friends seek donations for George and Dianne Nordling after July 2018 flood damage to their home. Cf. Bob Melcher. Or donate online.

- Rev. Robert A. Cross, June 9, 2017. Professors. More.

- Rev. Robert A. Cross, June 9, 2017. Professors. Obituary. Visitation Tuesday, June 13 from 3 to 8 pm. at St. Luke Church, 7600 Lake St., River Forest. On Wednesday, June 14, Visitation and Funeral will be at Ascension Church, 801 S. East Ave beginning at 9:30 until Mass at 10:30 am. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=robert-cross&pid=185764236&fhid=16229#sthash.6vCfV90I.dpuf.

- Don Sebek headed an April 2017 township slate seeking to protect social services. News. Web.

- Site www.9898.us/q61a updates include: Bio Jose' Acevedo (Students). Class data sheet rows (Students).

- Rev. William H. Sheridan, December 9, 2016. Professors.

- Frank J. Keller, September 29, 2016. Students. Funeral, Lisle IL, Oct. 3-4.

- 9/10/2016 Cancelled: Proposed overnight at St. Mary of the Lake. Events page.

- 8/18/2016 Tribute to our faculty. Photo. Events.

- Hugh Kelley, April 16, 2016. Students.

- 9/12/2015 Mission party in Oak Park. Events.

- Joe Corso, Dave Van Thull, Rev. Ken Kleiber, Rev. Ray 'Pete' Devereux, Dr. Jose' Acevedo. Students.

- 53 of us now have bio information posted. Students.

- 8/28/2014 Mission party in Oak Park, with Rev. John Cuff of Hong Kong. Photos by Ed Barbier.

- Our Bennie classmates (1957 Yearbook) are now included in the 'addl' list at Students. Thanks to Jim Gallagher.

- 9/21/2013 Mission party in Oak Park.

- 6/10/2012 The '50 + 1 Reunion' at Quigley. Organized by The Reunion Committee. Home Page.

- 6/9/2012 Mission party in Oak Park, hosted by Jay Champelli and John Lillig. Photos by Hugh Kelley.

1968 Priest ordinations for IL dioceses.

1962 SML Junior College, Niles year end. SML, Mundelein start.

6/9/1961 QPS Fifth Year graduation (H.S.+1) of 137. With Fourth Year (H.S.) graduation class.

1942 and 1943. Birth years of most Q61a class Students.

Notes.

- Do you have more website content? Can you scan? FTP? Have the '61 yearbook? -Bob

- You can send email to the group anytime.

First, while viewing the latest full group email you have received, click 'Reply to All'.

Then, edit the 'To:' list as desired. Compose your message, including inserting any attachments.

Optional - - Before hitting 'Send:', move your 'To:' list (by selecting, cutting, pasting) into the 'BCC:' box ('BCC:', unlike 'To:', is not revealed to the recipients). Use your own email address for the 'To:'. Finish with 'Send'..

(Expect some error messages about bad addresses. If your email gets blocked as 'spam' or for having too many recipients, try sending separate emails to parts of your list.)

- Some emails to our list have 'From: Ed Barbier', but are bogus and may capture your own mailing list for some unknown use. Avoid clicking any link in such email.

- Bookmark this web page, 'www.9898.us/q61a'. Mention it in all your emailings to classmates.

- (And bookmark the archive.org page for archived copies, which remain available even when the original site is someday discontinued. Www.Archive.org also stores the early site, quigleyclassof61.com.)



The reception group 

Sunday June 10, 2012 We had 59 attendees at Mass and the dinner and 43 at the Saturday night mission party, (where we raised $475 for John Cuff and Maryknoll). That's 64 of our classmates out of 114 (56%).  Jay.

Floor:
 Jay Champelli, John Apczynski Marty Moran

Seated:
 Jack Lillig, Larry Ormand, Hugh Kelley, John O'Donnell,
 Pete Mazza, Fr. Bill Sheridan, Jose Acevedo, Len Amerise,
 Mike Gerharz, Frank Keller, Bob Beaven, Tom Hanrahan,
 Ed Barbier

Standing:
 Jim Costello, Carl Wisniewski, Joe Voss, Frank Cihlar,
 Mike Marsden, Ron Del Ciello, Dave Van Thull, Charley Koop,
 Joe Corso, Bill Hintz, Dave De Craene, George Dobes,
 Ron (Ia)Covelli, Gus Belauskas, Jim Quirk, Charlie Tobin,
 Tony Ziak, Greg Casserly, Tom McGinlay, Don Sebek,
 Mel Krumdick, Tom Hund, Bob Gallie, Jim Reinhart,
 Ted Matuga, John Mondi, Rich Semyck, Bill Lynch,
 Jim (Ben) Herlihy, Jack Smith, Wally Aument, Stan Pasko,
 John Kiselis, Al Sikora, George Rassas, Larry Dunn,

Attended, not in the picture:
 Tom Craig, Marty Gabel, George Nordling, Gerry Riva,
 Al Schimpf, Jerry Snyder, Steve Staudenmeyer, Ted Weitzel

The Committee

Reunion Committee

Many thanks from all of us for the work done by the Committee.

Left to right. Jay Champelli, Tony Ziak, Jack Smith, Jack Lillig, Pete Mazza,
Jim (Ben) Herlihy, Bill Lynch