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Monday Aug 14, 2023

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

BIG THANKS to Gary & Sharon Schonert for sponsoring their Annual Picnic at their home.

They put out a great spread for lunch: Roast Beef, Sloppy Joes, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Taco Salad, Veggie Tray, Fruit Tray - Two Dessert Trays, Plus Coffee, Choice of Coke/Diet Coke, Pepsi./ Diet Pepsi, Root Beer & Water - In addition, Brenda White's Retirement cake arrived.


• Jeff Pulda led the gang in an "Our Father" prayer in memory of Dick Peterson.


Jeff then led the group in a prayer for the meal.....and thanked the Schonerts.

Gary still does not know the words to the meal prayer and again lip-synced along!!


Great Hosts - Gary & Sharon Schonert '59 H


• A Beautiful Banner Greeted the Guests....and Gary dedicated the Picnic in honor of our good friend Dick Peterson.


The rain was not a deterrent - the gang adjusted and settled in the garage or in the house for lunch. The Schonerts were prepared for the change in venue.


Joining Us: Gary & Sharon Schonert, Bobby & Gayle Letsch Jr, Joe & Mary Woitach,

Dan & Judy Bentz, Jerry & Linda Jardina, John & Carol Gianforte, Al & Jan Hagopian,

Jack & Felicia Kelley, Bob & Cheryl Garrity, Terry & Suzan Toll, John & Denise Ketarkus,

Mark & Pam Mano, Rick & Joyce Bonini, Lee Schonert & Gail Lampman, Dave & Renee Benjamin, Tom & Judy Krug, Fran Peterson & Chip Peterson, Rick, Heather & Tristan Ropiak, Marty & Donna Defatte, Dan Peterson, Don Klemt, Terry Kovara, Dan Kovara, Rick Jones, George Oteman, Jim Mascari, Roger DeMark, Alia Onaczynski, Chelsea Ostrov, Prisa Maymend, Brenda White, Tom Goebel, Bob Stanton, Martha Hutsick, Ed DeMeulenaere,

Bill Dombrowski, Jeff Pulda, Mike Hyduke, Dick Heidenreich, Dave Olle, Rick Bonanno,

Dick Graceffa,



Brenda White with her Retirement Cake.

Originally, It was scheduled to be delivered to the Alumni House for Brenda's Retirement Celebration on Monday July 24th - inadvertently, it was sent to the O&H Store on Durand Ave and never made it to the Alumni House. O&H provided a fresh new cake for today's Picnic at no cost.


• Special Guests:


Katie (Johnson) Dawson sent poor Ed DeMeulenaere to the Picnic all alone

...........Ed made the best of the situation!!


* Those who knew the "Password"--- GO CUBS --

got to eat in the comfort of inside the house...........


While all others were designated to the garage............


• Cribbage - NO Cribbage at the Picnic

* Table 1:

• Table 2:


• Angels Connecting..................


• Class of "65......

The Class of '65 will be golfing............

STILL CRAZY - Greensboro Sunday, Sept. 17th -- Thursday, Sept. 21st, 2023

• Class of '78........


Class of "77 had lunch recently at Wells Brothers...........

Standing: Pat Rogan, Chris (Cramer) Rogan, Frank D'Acquisto, Pete Schiro, Sue (Peel) Gorman '79 L, Chris Gorman, Beth (Lonergan) Schiro '8i2 H, Greg DaPra

Seated: Monica (LaFluer) DaPra, Lori (Gross) Azarian, Carol (McDonald) Gregory,

Jeri (Zenner) Sturino


• SPREAD THE WORD............



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


* Dick Graceffa '69 will be covering local High School football on Radio, check it out at DGSports.MIXIR.com


• Angels In the News.........


• Racine News..........




Remember the "Lakeview Hawks" & card carry members to this day ???


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



Doug Andrewski '73 - Details forthcoming

Doug & Jeanne support local Police.................




• Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Tom Clazmer's uses a walker and dealing with heath issues.

  • Barb (Bohn) Jarapko '60 dealing with health issues.

  • Cintia Sanchez Bilingual Admissions Coordinator is back to work part time.

  • Joe Ingrasci dealing with a new heart issue. - waiting for possible Pacemaker.

  • Former SCHS Golf Coach Dave Arkenburg - led them to 2nd place at State Golf in 2018. Dave is dealing with serious health issue.

  • Jim Poulsen has returned to St Monica's. Seems to be doing well, vast improvements.

  • Don Hansen dealing with COPD

  • Rob Gordon using braces on his legs

  • Victor Moreno difficulty walking - leg issues

  • Jeff DeMatthew had his 3rd Heart Ablation

  • Fr. Ron Crewe is back in the hospital with a Urinary Infection.

  • Rick Cramer is up and out and about

  • Roger DeMark still working on regaining his strength after his recent bout of COVID

  • Vince Angel '65 dealing with very serious Health issues

  • Dan DeMatthew slowly healing his 5 broken ribs from his wheelchair crash

  • Pat (Ingrasci) Nielsen going to have Cataract Surgery - One eyes is done & healing

  • George Gordon dealing with back issue using a support.

  • Walt Strini past week had successful surgery on a C5 locked Vertebrae. He stood yesterday, hopes to take a step or two today. Still has no use of arms or hands,

  • His wife Sandy was in the hospital with heart issue - sent home with a Holter Monitor.


• Special Prayers needed for:

Chris & Sue Gorman's grandson Eli, Don Heck, Tom Konieczko, Rick Cramer, Tom Pulda, Dave O'Brien, George Gordon, Bob Letsch, Jack Kelley, Bob Garrity, Gary Schonert, Kathy (Hackl) Wirtz, Jim Poulsen, Mickey Postorino, Helen (Willmes) Miller, Mike O'Brien, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife, Del Alton's wife, Bill Halberstadt's wife, Dan Peterson's wife, Pat (Peters) Obernberger


* Great Opportunity for you, family member, friend or neighbor....................

St. Catherine's is in need of the following coaches for this fall.

If interested please contact Tyson Tlachac at ttlachac@saintats.org

  1. Head Varsity Boys Volleyball Coach- Season begins on August 14th with regionals beginning on October 20th

  2. Head Girls Golf Coach - New Coach Mike Hyduke '70

  3. Assistant Girls Volleyball Coaches- Season begins on August 14th with regionals beginning on October 19th

  4. Assistant Boys Soccer Coach- Season begins on August 14th with regionals beginning on October 17th

Help Needed:

Scoreboard and PA- 1 person needed for each date. Duties would be doing the scoreboard for JV and varsity games as well as making announcements before, during and after the game. Once you do this 1 time, it is easy all other times I would provide training and instructions on the scoreboard. Payment is $20/match, so $60 for 8/23 date, $40 for all other dates

Volleyball Scorebook- 1 person needed for each date. Duties would include doing volleyball scorebook for JV and varsity games. Preferably someone who already knows how to do volleyball scorebook as I do not have a vast knowledge on doing volleyball scorebook. Payment is $20/match, so $60 for 8/23 date, $40 for all other dates

Libero Tracker- 1 person needed for each date. Duties would include being a Libero Track for varsity games (JV does not do Libero Tracking). Would need to arrive for 5:00 for 8/23 date, 6:30 for all other dates. Payment is $20 per match so $60 for 8/23 date, $20 for all other dates

Line Judges- 2 people needed for each date. Duties would include being a line judge for JV and varsity games. Referees run you through instructions before the match starts. Once you do this 1 time, it is easy all other times. Payment is $20/match, so $60 for 8/23 date, $40 for all other dates -

Date/Location/Levels/Game Start Time8/23St. CatsBoys Varsity Triangular5:008/29St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/6St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/7St. CatsGirls JV and Varsity5:009/12St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/14St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/19St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/21St. CatsBoys JV and Varsity5:009/26St. CatsGirls JV and Varsity5:0010/4St. CatsGirls JV and Varsity5:0010/10St. CatsGirls JV and Varsity5:00


Tyson Tlachac Activities and Athletic Director, M. Ed., CAA 262-632-2785 ext. 408 ttlachac@saintcats.org 1200 Park Avenue; Racine, WI 53403 www.saintcats.org

Important Dates:


• Labor Day - Monday Sept 4th - Alumni House Closed


• Preservation Racine Tour of Alumni House - Sunday Sept 24th Noon - 5:30pm


• McGuire/Letsch Scramble - Ives Grove - Friday Sept 29th

Register on-line at saintcats.org - today !!!


Angel Athletics - Off for the Summer


Be Safe - Be Healthy - Be Positive


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