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Apr 1, 2024

Updated: Apr 8

SPECIAL THANKS to Lloyd Tremmel who sponsored today's Lunch.

DeRango's Fried Chicken, French Fries, Cole Slaw & Fresh Italian Bread.

Charlie Presta brought a O&H Kringle

Jack Kelley brought a box of Twinkies and a box of Ding Dongs.

Lloyd Tremmel not only sponsored lunch today but brought a LED Sign for Charlie Presta. Charlie made a $50 donation to the Alumni House "Kitty" in thanks for the sign.

Charlie Presta with his new sign from Lloyd Tremmel

Joining Us: Lloyd Tremmel, Pam & Mark Mano, Marty Defatte, Terry Toll, 

Mike Lewis, Barb Presser, Tom Konieczko, Bob Letsch, Dan Bentz, Joe Ingrasci,

George Oteman, Jack Kelley, John Ketarkus, Gary Schonert, Alia Onaczynski,

Chelsea Ortsrov, Dan Petersen, Dave O'Brien, Rick Ropiak, Heather Ropiak,

Bill Mueller, Dan Kovara, Joe Woitach, Marie Welsh, Cathy Poulsen, Al Hagopian,

George Gordon, Kory Borek, Tim Letsch, Chris Gorman, Bobby Letsch Jr,

Charlie Presta, Frank D'Acquisto, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew,

  • New Faces............

Barb Presser '51, Bill Mueller '72, Al Hagopian, Charlie Presta "73

Rick Ropiak '87, Heather (Sengenberger) Ropiak '92

UW-Whitewater Track Tristan Ropiak '23 Freshman Hurderler(Racine, Wis./St. Catherine's) added a fourth place finish crossing the finish line in 16.23.


  • Lloyd Tremmel provided today's photo of our group...........

  • Hello everyone, 

Please enjoy the March Community Newsletter. Have a blessed Holy Week!

Kimberly Gardner Chief Advancement Officer SCR 

  • Memories of the Good Old Days............. 

Main Street , Racine Looking North


Lindstrom's Bakery 7th & Main Park Pool


Back in the 50's & 60's.................

  • Friday Summer Nights - Scooping the Loop - 7pm - 9pm

  • Wind Point Submarine Races

  • A & W Drive In - Carol (Rabe) May '59 worked as a car hop

  • Brusha's - D's Set - Prima Vera

  • Swimming at Zoo, North and 14th Street Beaches

  • Playing ball at Community Centers - Racine St, Washington Park, Douglas Park, Lakeview

  • Ice Skating at Zoo Pond, Washington Park Bowl

  • Westgate, MidWay, 41 Twin Outdoor Theaters

  • Church & Y Dances

  • Roger’s girl friend’s nickname was “Lincoln”

Reason: A number of guys took a shot at her in the balcony at the Venetian


Today's Laugh.............................Ha Ha Ha !!!

April Fools' my Friends

  • A dad was upset to find his son at home in front of a roaring fire because they didn't have a fireplace!

  • A cartoonist was found unconscious at home; details are sketchy.

  • Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

  • I went to a seafood disco last week... and pulled a mussel.

  • I lost all my winter weight, now I just have spring rolls.

  • The future, the present, and the past walked into a bar—things got a little tense.

  • What do you call a girl with one leg that's shorter than the other? Ilene.

  • I'm being accused of being a plagiarist—their word, not mine.

  • A persistent banker won't stop calling me, so I asked him to leave me a loan.

  • Some people say you look better with glasses—I really can't see it!

  • The police were called to a daycare yesterday. Apparently, a 2-year-old was resisting a rest.

  • I couldn't work out how to fix the washing machine, so I threw in the towel.

  • The one day of the week that eggs are definitely afraid of is Fry-day.

  • Stay away from people using umbrellas today. They seem to be under the weather.

  • Did you hear about the human cannonball? Too bad he got fired!

  • A and C were going to prank their friend… but they just letter B.

  • A few pranksters broke into the local police station and stole all the lavatory equipment. A spokesperson said, "We have absolutely nothing to go on."

  • What’s one bone a prankster doesn’t want to break on April Fools’ Day? Their humerus.

  • How do you keep a fool in suspense? I’ll tell you the answer tomorrow.

  • What do you call a group of bunnies hopping away from you? A receding hareline.

  • What kind of pickles do spring flowers like? Daffo-dills.

  • Cribbage.........

Table #1: Tim Letsch/ Dave Benjamin 5 - 4, Bob Letsch/ Lloyd Tremmel 3 - 6,

Dan DeMatthew/ Charlie Presta 1 - 8

Dan pointed out - his team won the only game that matters - the last game.

Table #2 Mark Mano/ George Grodon 2 -2 vs Terry Toll/Dave O'Brien 2 -2

Table #3: Frank D'Acquisto/CWood 2 - 0 vs Chris Gorman/ Bobby Letsch Jr 0 - 2.

Each game Frank & CW came back to win from being way down.

Bobby Letsch Jr/ Chris Gorman then lost 2 - 3 to George Gordon/ CWood 3 - 2

In 3 handed Gordon & Wood were 1 - 1 Bobby Letsch Jr was 0 - 2

SPECIAL EVENT......................

* Student Trip..........

We have a group of kids traveling this summer to Ecuador and are raising funds to help offset the costs for students and their families. We are trying to do several small fundraisers, but this is our very first one. This week only, we are selling Spirit Wear Apparel. I have included the link below. If anyone is interested in purchasing an item, please let me know.

Have a blessed evening! Take care,Kris RivasEcuador Spirit Wear

                            Future Building Addition - South End of SCHS

                                         "Our Time Is Now"        

            New Addition New Main Entrance New Chapel


• Angels Connecting..................

* Class of '74 will hold its 50th class reunion Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Racine Country Club, 2801 Northwestern Ave. BBall Team members sponsor lunch Monday July 22nd

at the Alumni House......................

For more information, visit the St. Catherine's High School Class of '74 Facebook page, or the "Alumni" tab on the St. Catherine's High School website.

Contact Barb Porcaro (Suprak) - or

Jim Rammelt -


• Class of '60 meets the last Wednesday of each month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Renee (Ricchio) Benjamin for details - 

• Class of '59 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Castlewood restaurant

- contact Mary (D'acquisto) for details - 

• Class of '58 meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Dynasty restaurant

- contact Karen (Petersen) Verbeten for details -

• Purchase your Angels Items online. Click on......

  • Angels in the News...............

Congratulations to Abby (Garchek) Jaramillo '94


  • Racine News..........

• Prayers for the families of departed Angels and Friends......

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:  

  • Dave Letrenta fell and has bruises & cuts - off for three months rehabbing

  • Joe Ingrasci is Cancer Nodules on his Lung - treatment in the near future

  • Marcia Pfost '66 H (Pat Nielsen's good friend) dealing with MAC infection (lung disease along with fluid in her lung) and Edema in her legs & heart issues.

  • Dan Peterson Hip Replacement was a success - in Rehab.

  • Dick Heidenreich broken leg is healing in Rehab - now home.

  • Bob Broihier visited with Jim Poulsen on the phone last Monday. He seemed upbeat and willing to visit. He hopes others will call as well. April a call would be nice. - 262-497-9249

  • Jim Poulsen is dealing with Cataract Surgery in each eye.

  • Terry Toll needs to get Blood Sugar Level Lowered

  • Bob "Worm" Stanton is in a Florida hospital for problems related to his Urinary Track. Text to his "Pies" phone Linda at 414-841-3460 - Thanks Jim Mascari

Special Prayers needed for: 

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Rick Jones, Walt Strini, Jim Poulsen, John Hansen, Tom Clazmer, Don Heck, Jack Kelley, Dan Bentz, Tom Konieczko, Ken Kusters, Tom Pulda, Jeff Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Bob Garrity, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz,

Mickey Postorino, John Miller, Helen (Willmes) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Marty Defatte's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger, Dick Graceffa's wife Peg

Important Dates.................................

Mother's Day - Sunday May 12, 2024

Memorial Day - Monday May 27. 2024 - Alumni House CLOSED

Father's Day - Sunday June 16, 2024

Independence Day - Thursday July 4th, 2024

Schonert's Annual Picnic - Monday Aug 26, 2024

Labor Day - Monday Sept 2nd, 2024 - Alumni House CLOSED

St Catherine's ANGELS..................

2024 Summer Camps

Are you looking for something for your child to do this summer? If so, checkout some of our summer camp offerings at All registration and payment is completed through website.

  • Boys Basketball Camp- Open to boys entering grades 4th-9th in 2024-2025. Camp runs from June 17th-June 20th. Registration deadline is June 12th, 2024

  • Girls Basketball Camp- Open to girls entering grades 4th-9th in 2024-2025. Camp runs from July 15th-July 18th. Registration deadline is July 10th, 2023

Home Game Protocols and Procedures

Racine St. Catherine’s Home Game Protocols and Procedures

  1. All tickets must be purchased ahead of time at, no cash will be accepted at the gate

  2. Ticket sales will open 1 week prior to each event

  3. Ticket sales close at 2:00pm the day of the event for varsity football games as well as JV2/JV/Varsity boys basketball games. Any individual(s) not purchasing tickets by 2:00pm will not be allowed into the game

  4. Tickets can be printed at home to be scanned at the event or shown in the Ticket Spicket app on cellular devices to be scanned. NO SCREENSHOTS ACCEPTED

  5. Gates/entrance close 30 minutes after the scheduled start time of the varsity event. Anyone not in the game at this time will not be allowed in

  6. Refunds will only be issued for ticket purchases if the event is canceled

  7. No re-entry to the event, once you leave you will not be allowed back in

  8. All middle/elementary school students must be with an adult

  9. Metro Classic Conference passes are still allowed at the gate for Metro Classic Conference games only, no digital ticket required. For Non-Conference Games, Metro Classic Conference passes are not accepted and a digital ticket is required

  10. 6 and under are free, no digital ticket required.

  11. St. Catherine’s students are free with school ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  12. Siena employees are free with ID, no digital ticket required. If no ID, a purchased ticket will be required

  13. Video Tutorial that shows how to purchase tickets and use app

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events

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