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Mar 25, 2024

Updated: Apr 8

SPECIAL THANKS to Gary Albright for sponsoring today's lunch.

DeRango's 3 Sheet Pizzas: 1 Cheese & Sausage, 1 Cheeses & Pepperoni, 1 Veggie.

Mike Lewis brought 3 Kringles for future dessert.

Unfortunately Gary Albright, today's lunch sponsor, was unable to join us

as he was returning from his Las Vegas trip.

Joining Us: Pam & Mark Mano, Marty Defatte, Rick Jones, Terry Toll, Mike Lewis,

Tom Konieczko, Bob Letsch, Dan Bentz, Joe Ingrasci, George Oteman, Jack Kelley,

Lloyd Tremmel, John Ketarkus, Gary Schonert, Alia Onaczynski, Dan Kovara, Joe Woitach,

Marie Welsh, Richard Hagopian, George Gordon, Kory Borek, Bob Broihier, Tim Letsch,

Bobby Letsch Jr, Frank D'Acquisto, Dan DeMatthew, Amy DeMatthew, Jeff Tarkowski,

Bret Kapellush, Bob Milkie, Dick Milkie, Rick Milkie, Jeff Pulda, Ural Jackson, Del Alton,

Rick Bonini

  • New Faces............

Bret Kapellush '60 Park, Rick Milkie Kenosha St. Joe's

Bret was visiting from Indiana, Rick was in from Kenosha

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

  • Lloyd "Easter Bunny" Tremmel brought some new Items in his Easter Basket........  INCLUDED   

* 20 Beautiful XL Peter Millar White Polos - listed at $94.00 each.

A number of the guys made a $10 donation to the "Kitty" and walked away with a new polo.

  • A Indoor/ Outdoor 3 x 5 Carpet with the Kansas City Chiefs Logo on a Football Field Jeff Tarkowski made a $25.00 donation to the "Kitty" and picked up the Carpet. * Plus a Special Pillow for Bob Letsch that Gary Schonert took home.

  • Marty Defatte '61 H, modeling the new Peter Millar Polo shirt and holding a Jeff Pulda Egg - Jeff can explain......................

  • 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............. 

SCHS 1958 Boys Golf Team

2nd in Catholic Conf & 2nd in WISAA State Tourney

Seated: P. Loth, J. Romano, J. Trimberger, T. Aceto, J. Dunham

2 Row: B. Dorece, J. Basil, J. Tykal, D. Haas, A. Mueller, J. Poulsen, J. Bishop, D. Flynn,

Coach Fr Cletus Uhen 3rd Row: J. Postorino, M. Piper, G. Miller, L. Luhn

  • SCHS Connection................

Nicole May is the granddaughter of John May '56 (deceased) niece of Jim May '59

Check out Oklahoma Softball this season............See Nicole - click on Link

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

  • From Gary Schonert '59 Horlick..............

Pastor’s Raise:

A pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the Pastor’s family would expand so would his paycheck. After six children this started to get expensive and the congregation held another meeting to discuss the pastor’s expanding salary. A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued. As to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church and to how much more potentially it could cost. After listening to them for about an hour. The pastor rose from his chair, “children are a gift from God and we will take as many gifts as he gives us.” Silence fell over the congregation.

In the back pew a little old lady struggles to stand and in her frail voice,

“Rain is also a gift from God, when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.”

The entire congregation stands and says, “Amen.” 

  • Cribbage.........

Table #1: Mark Mano defeated Frank D'Acquisto 1 - 0

Frank went home head down - very humbly once again...................

Table #2 Lloyd Tremmel/ George Gordon defeated Bobby Letsch Jr/ Terry Toll 5 - 4

Table #3: Tim Letsch/ Dan DeMatthew defeated Bob Letsch/ CWood 6 - 3

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...............UPDATE !!!

The U.S. Department of State has selected four distinguished scientists to serve as new U.S. Science Envoys in 2024:  Dr. Rumman Chowdhury; Dr. Stephanie “Steffi” Diem; Dr. Sian Proctor; and Dr. Dawn Wright.  Through the U.S. Science Envoy Program, eminent U.S. scientists and engineers leverage their expertise and networks to forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation to advance solutions to shared challenges, champion innovation, and demonstrate America’s scientific leadership and technical ingenuity.  The scientists selected to participate in 2024 make up the first all-female cohort in the history of the U.S. Science Envoy Program.

Dr. Stephanie “Steffi” Diem '99 (daughter of Pat Diem '77 & Mary Jo ( Curty) Diem '76),

is an Assistant Professor in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison).  Her experimental plasma physics research focuses on using microwaves to heat and drive current in magnetically confined, high-temperature plasmas for fusion energy development.  Dr. Diem is the Principal Investigator of the new Pegasus-III experiment that is developing innovative ways to start up future fusion power plants.  She is a member of the New Voices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), and was a speaker at the White House Summit on Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy.  Prior to joining UW-Madison, she worked as a R&D Scientist in the Fusion Energy Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and served a long-term assignment at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Diem received her B.S. in Nuclear Engineering at UW-Madison and Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University.   




  • Racine News..........

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

Anna (Schwartz) Frontier - Campus Minister at SCHS

Mary Jo Becker 91 passed away - she is Jeff '73, Carol '74, Dan '75, Barb '77 &

Jimmy '79 DeMatthew & Patti Becker '93 mom - details forthcoming

• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:  

  • Joe Ingrasci is having a Biopsy on Stomach Polyps

  • 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. He says he has a very busy schedule next several weeks but in April a call would be nice. - 262-497-9249

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.................................

Easter Sunday - Sunday Mar 31, 2024

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..................

Track and Field

Saturday the Angels track and field team started their season as they headed to UW-Parkside for the Case Classic. The meet was a great opportunity to start the season and the Angels competed admirably. The girls team finished in 18th place and the boys finished in 20th. Below are results of athletes that earned points for the team.

  • Athletes Earning Points

  • Caylene Von-Schilling Worth

  • Shotput (2nd, 35 feet 0 inches)

  • Kyan Wakefiled

  • Triple Jump (7th, 39 feet 1.25 inches)

  • Jaelen King

  • 200 Meter Dash (8th, 24.44)

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

Monday March 25th

  • Boys Golf Practice Begins

  • Boys Tennis practice Begins

Tuesday March 26th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Wednesday March 27th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Thursday March 28th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Friday March 29th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Saturday March 30th

  • No games/matches/meets scheduled

Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive


1 Comment

Renee Benjamin
Renee Benjamin
Mar 26

Congratulations, Dr. Steffi Diem! We are all so proud of you!

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