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Monday May 2, 2022

Updated: May 10, 2022

Hi Gang

Big Thanks to Jeff Pulda and George Oteman who sponsored Lee's Deli Sub Sandwiches for lunch. The selection of Subs were the Godfather and the Gobblers; side was chips.

Dick Peterson brought homemade Peanut Butter Fudge and Brownies for a snack.

On Hand: Tom Konieczko, Rick Jones, Dick Heidenreich, Jeff Pulda, Jack Kelley, Terry Toll, Don Klemt, Tom Goebel, Fr Ron Crewe, Bobby Letsch, Ryan Andersen, Gary Schonert, George Oteman, George Gordon, Terry Kovara, Joe Woitach, Chris Gorman, Dick Peterson, Dave Benjamin, Tom Krug, Kory Borek, Samantha Repischak, Frank D’Acquisto,

Chris Sosnay, Jeff Tarkowski, Kathy Poulsen, Dan Bentz, Dr Parisa Meymand.

Terry Kovara returned from Sun City AZ with a box of grapefruit.

Free for the taking.....all gone !

Bill Ruetz stopped by to begin preparations for the Ruetz Family sponsored luncheon at the

Alumni House later this summer.

Bill shared that the Ruetz Family has 156 years of paid tuition to SCHS over the years

starting with Lawrence in 1928 and continuing with 39 family members to Margie (Ruetz) Carrington's daughter Kelsey 2019.

Bill also shared a video of Dick Ruetz's recent neck surgery.

Please keep Dick in your prayers.......

Cribbage: Frank D'Acquisto/Chris Gorman lost 3 straight in very closely contested matches

to George Gordon/ Tom Krug. On the other table: Dave Benjamin/CW teamed to defeat

Dave O'Brien/Terry Toll 2-0. Bobby Letsch then joined Dave Benjamin. Letsch/Benjamin

defeated O'Brien/CW in 1st game - Bobby's 1st win, lost 2nd game and then Skunked O'Brien/CW in 3rd game.

  • Gary & Sharon Schonert leave Thursday for Naples, FL for a little R & R.

  • Ed & Katie DeMeulenaere should now be back in town from Naples, FL.

Pancake Day at Roma Lodge - Check out photos upper right hand corner (9)

1st photo Jim Morelli. His son Antony '07 was a great running back for the Angels.

The last photo pictured is Frank D'Acquisto grabbing a sausage.

Congratulations to Mark Mano who co-chaired the event.

Moving into the 21st century……………

The impact of “The Loyola Project” - from Denny Montgomery ’60……..

Davis School District taking steps to focus on racial equity

Prayers for the families of departed Angels……..

Prayers for Alumni & Friends dealing with Health issues:

  • Chris Gorman Ankle Surgery latest a 5th Surgery may be on the horizon.

  • Jeff Tarkowski went to hospital last Monday, they checked and no apparent problem but he is still wearing a heart monitor.

  • Dr Parisa rehabbing and dealing with Kidney Stones.

  • Brenda White rehabbing from recent chemotherapy treatments.

  • Dick Peterson dealing with a disabled wire in his pacemaker.

  • Tim Letsch has a blood clot in his leg and strained calf muscle from pickle ball.

  • Dave Benjamin has to see his Cardiologist this week a return visit.

  • Pete Schiro needs Shoulder Surgery.

  • Rick Jones still in therapy for his shoulder issue.

  • Jim Poulsen is going to therapy for Carpal Tunnel.

Others need prayers: Jack Kelley, Larry Benjamin, Dave Benjamin, Todd Pettit, Bob Garrity, Mike Iggulden, Helen Miller, Tom Konieczko, Kathy Wirtz, Dave O’Brien, Bob Letsch,

Dick Peterson, Dick Albregts' wife, Rudy Weibel's wife, Tom Krug’s wife,

Dan Peterson’s wife having cataract surgery on the other eye.

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

Friday June 10th Ives Grove - Knights of Columbus 4th Annual Golf Outing

Registration: May 20th - $100.00 - Scramble Format

Registration/ Details Contact:

Ken Sack (262-488-3807) Jim Sisak (262-884-9505)

Steve Jansta (262-554-6376) or

Saturday May 14th - Angel Fest at St. Catherine’s

Any questions about Advancement--including Angel Fest -

Kimberly Gardner passed along this form for those who might be interested in volunteering.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

If you have any amount of time to spare, there is the perfect job for you!

We are looking for adults and students over the age of 12 for some of the following:

  • Ticket sales (for food, beverage)

  • Food and beverage help

  • Cribbage and cornhole volunteers (unless you are playing, in which case GREAT!)

  • Runners (those amazing folks who can help out in a pinch where needed)

  • Entry sales

  • Heck, if you love chatting with folks, I can put you in the alumni tent!

Today is the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena!

  1. Fr. John LoCoco, Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and St. Francis de Sales Seminary, visited the middle schoolers at St. Rita Catholic School this week to discuss vocations and his journey to the calling of the priesthood. Thank you for coming to Racine, Fr. John!

  2. The Racine County Economic Development Corporation named St. Catherine’s Foundation Board and (former) St. Catherine’s Corporate Board member John Crimmings '71 the Sam Johnson Volunteer of the Year. John currently serves as Vice President and General Sales Manager for First Weber Realtors Racine. Congratulations, John, and thank you for your tireless work on behalf of Racine!

  3. After a two-year hiatus Siena Catholic Schools of Racine recently brought back our middle school math competition. It proved to be an awesome opportunity for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to meet with their peers in the other Siena schools and to highlight their math skills. Students worked both individually and in groups calculating and evaluating math problems. Teams with names such as Pyramids, Cylinders, and Quadrilaterals consisted of a combination of students from all of the Siena middle schools. It was a proud moment at the awards ceremony to hear all the cheering from all of the students for everyone’s team effort. Special thanks to Diane Putra and Siena math teacher for spearheading this great event for our students! Congrats to our scholars!

    • Trophy Winners

      • Grade 6 1st place Elias Folk (St. Rita) 2nd place Eli Lowman (St. Rita) 3rd place Abby Vodicka (St. Lucy)

      • Grade 7 1st place tie: Ella Nelson (St. Rita) and Valeria Perez (JPIIA) 2nd place Jackson (St. Lucy) 3rd place Ryan Vanoss (St. Joe)

      • Grade 8 1st place Miguel Sosa (St. Joe) 2nd place Malcolm Hatfield (St. Joe) 3rd place Lauren Daly (OLOGA)

  4. St. Catherine's High School students under the supervision of Frank Miles have been working on this year's Rube Goldberg project. A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption which accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated and funniest way possible! A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with machines that they have imagined, designed and created in a fun and competitive forum. Our STEM centric competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment that levels the playing field. To win, all you need is a great Imagination and a pile of junk!

  5. Boiler-mania! Over Easter break boiler work began at both John Paul II Academy and St. Catherine's High School. There is an admittedly spooky photo of the old St. Cat's boiler below.

God our Maker, We thank you for the gift of this new day. Help us to grow in knowledge,

love, and service.

Fill us with Your Spirit, so we may see all with the eyes of your son, Jesus, and

love them as you love us.

Help us to become who You created us to be, so we might bring Your peace to the world.

St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.


Chief Advancement Officer

Week In Angel Athletics

April 25th-April 30th

Girls Soccer

Wednesday evening the Lady Angels soccer team hosted Racine Lutheran at Pritchard Park in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The team started off slow, but once they heated up, they were on fire as they were able to walk away with a 9-2 victory. 6 Lady Angels were able to score goals including Arianna Jones who had a hat trick for the evening and assisted on another goal. Also scoring goals for the Angels were Giaynah Garcia, Yulissa Guerrero, Adenice Sanchez, Maribel Flores and Julianna Wilkey. Ashley Perez also had 2 assists.

Saturday afternoon the girls soccer team traveled to The Prairie School to participate in the Racine County Showcase where they faced off against Union Grove. The Lady Angels played well and gave it their all, but in the end Union Grove proved to be the better team as they were able to beat the Angels 9-0.


At Horlick Field on Tuesday night the Angels baseball team hosted Dominican in a Metro Classic Conference matchup. The Angels kept the game close early, however a 5 run 5th inning by the Knights opened up the lead and when the final out was recorded the Knights defeated the Angels 12-2. Isaac Cantu was able to reach the bathpaths three times and also recorded 3 steals and scored a run. Nathanyel Callis and Devlyn Kellogg each had a steal and Devlyn Kellogg scored the other run for the Angels.On Thursday night the baseball team traveled to Dominican to play them for the 2nd time in 3 days. Dominican jumped out to an early lead, but the Angels kept battling and put some runs on the board. When the game was over Dominican walked away with the 14-4 win. AJ Ruiz, Phillip Peterson and Nathanyel Callis each led the Angels with 2 hits. Mariano Talamantez and Isaac Cantu each had a hit as well. AJ Ruiz and Phillip Peterson were each able to steal 2 bases each.


Monday night the Lady Angel softball team took to the road as they traveled up to Milwaukee to face off against Milwaukee King High School. The Lady Angels jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the 1st inning but then gave up 13 runs in the bottom of the inning to find themselves down 13-3. However, fueled by some powerful offense, the Lady Angels scored 5 runs in the 3rd to cut the deficit to 13-8. In the 4th inning, the Lady Angels were down 13-11 with the bases loaded and 2 outs when Isabel Sanchez hit a single to right field that cleared the bases and saw the Angels take the lead. When the game ended the Lady Angels walked away with the 16-15 victory. Mia Prevost led the Angels with two hits including a double and three RBI’s. Aniesa Neave went 2-3 with a double and three RBI’s. A day after their exciting victory over Milwaukee King, the Lady Angels hosted the Dominican Knights at Roosevelt Park. Unfortunately on this day there wouldn’t be as much excitement as the Knights were able to beat the Lady Angels 18-2. Aniesa Neave had a triple for the Angels and Isabel Sanchez and Emmerson Davidovic each added a hit.

A day after losing to Dominican at home, the softball team traveled to Dominican to play them in back to back days. After losing 18-2 on Tuesday, the Lady Angels were able to fight all day long against Dominican as the game went back and forth and saw the Angels leading on multiple occasions. Unfortunately in the end Dominican had 1 big inning to put the game away as Dominican walked away with the 19-9 victory. Mia Prevost, Aniesa Neave and Emmerson Davidovic each had 2 hits for the Angels and Isabel Sanchez had 2 RBI’s. In a non-conference matchup on Friday afternoon, the Lady Angels softball team hosted Lake Country Lutheran and found themselves down only 1-0 after the first 3 innings. Unfortunately the Angels couldn’t drum up any offense and the Lightning of Lake Country Lutheran heated up. When the game was complete, Lake Country Lutheran took the victory 15-1. Kennedee Clark executed a great squeeze play to score Emmerson Davidovic for the Angels only run. Mia Prevost and Emmerson Davidovic each had a hit for the Angels.


On a chilly Tuesday afternoon the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran boys tennis team traveled up to the Milwaukee lakefront to face off against Dominican in a Metro Classic Conference boys tennis matchup. In singles competition Jesus Pacheco was able to win a game against his opponent. In doubles competition the team of Paul Barthel and Luis Meza were also able to win a game. In the most exciting match of the evening Emiliano Leal and Isaiah Mata were able to win their first set 6-4 and went the distance with their opponent, but ended up dropping their match. In the end, Dominican walked away with the 7-0 victory.

Track and Field

Tuesday afternoon the Angel track team headed to western Racine County to participate in a track meet at Union Grove. Competing for the girls in both the 100 meter dash and the 400 meter dash were Alondra Perez and Daysia Ward. In the 100 meter dash Alondra Perez took 12th with a time of 14.91 and Daysia Ward took 13th with a time of 15.60. In the 400 meter dash Alondra Took 9th with a time of 1:12.72 and Daysia took 11th with a time of 1:24.06. On the boys side of the competition Abel Mulder was able to earn points for the boys team in both the shotput and discus. In the shotput Abel took 1st place and earned 6 points for the team with a throw of 47 feet, 5 inches. In the discus Abel finished 3rd with a throw of 132 feet 1 inch and earned 3 points for the team. Also earning points for the boys team was Isaiah Thomas in the 100 meter dash where he finished 5th with a time of 12.00 seconds and Tristan Ropiak who finished 5th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.20 seconds. Also competing for the boys were Manny Soto (10th place, 12.59) and Christian Cervantes (14th place 12.86) in the 100 meter dash, Isaiah Thomas (7th place, 24.96) and Manny Soto (9th place 26.02) in the 200 meter dash, Calaway Alderson (9th place, 2:27.77) in the 800 meter run, Christian Cervantes (9th place, 16 feet 11.25 inches) in the long jump, William Valadez (13th place, 29 feet 6 inches) and Mason Swencki (14th place, 29 feet 5 inches) in the shotput and William Valadez (9th place, 87 feet) and Mason Swencki (14th place, 64 feet 6 inches) in the discus.

Friday evening the Angel track team traveled back to Union Grove to participate in the Racine County track meet. For the girls team, Daryiah Johnson was able to place 3rd in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.61 seconds and earn 6 points for the team. Also competing for the girls was Alondra Perez in the 400 meter dash where she finished 10th with a time of 1:11.65. For the boys Jayvion Hunter and Isaiah Thomas each earned points for the boys where they finished in 3rd and 8th places with times of 11.65 seconds and 12.17 seconds. The 4x200 meter relay team of Manny Soto, Jakari Oliver, Jaelen King and Christian Cervantes earned 6 points and finished in 3rd place with a time of 1:40.64. The 4x100 meter relay team of Isaiah Thomas, John Perugini, Terrion Glass-Barnes and Jayvion Hunter finished their race in 46.09 which earned them 2nd place and 8 points. Tristan Ropiak finished in 7th place in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 48.83 seconds, which earned the team another 2 points. Abel Mulder was able to earn a total of 16 points for the team as he finished in 2nd place in both the shotput and discus with throws of 46 feet and 136 feet 6 inches. Also competing for the boys were Calaway Alderson (13th place, 2:26.03) and Ramon Cervantes (15th place, 2:26.40) in the 800 meter run, Jakari Oliver (12th place, 25.78) and Manny Soto (15th place, 26.05) in the 200 meter dash, Mason Swencki (15th place, 66 feet) in the discus and Fernando Garcia (15th place, 31 feet 9.5 inches) in the shotput.


On Tuesday the St. Catherine’s/Lutheran golf team traveled to Oakwood Golf Course to participate in two separate 9 hole mini-meets. On the front nine Eli Friesema led the team with a 62, while Olivia Schmierer had a 65 and Harry Sosnay had an 81. On the back nine Eli again led the team with his best 9 hole score of the season of 54. Olivia had a 59, including the teams first birdie of the year on hole 17, and Harry had a 90.

Upcoming Angel Athletic Events

Monday May 2nd

Baseball @ Racine Case @ 4:30pm

Soccer vs. Lake Country Lutheran @ Pritchard @ 4:30pm

Softball vs. Racine Horlick @ Douglas Park @ 4:30pm

Tuesday May 3rd

  • Golf @ Ives Groves @ 2:30pm

  • Track and Field @ Lake Forest Academy @ 3:45pm

  • Tennis vs. St. Thomas More @ Lockwood @ 4:00pm

  • Baseball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ Simmons Field @ 4:30pm

  • Softball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ UW-Parkside @ 4:30pm

Wednesday May 4th

  • Softball vs. Piux XI @ Kulwicki Park @ 4:30pm

  • Soccer @ Shoreland Lutheran @ 6:30pm

Thursday May 5th

  • Golf @ Meadowbrook @ 8:30am

  • Baseball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ Horlick Field @ 4:30pm

  • Softball vs. Kenosha St. Joseph @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

Friday May 6th

  • Golf @ Brighton Dale @ 9:00am

  • Soccer @ New Berlin West @ 4:00pm

  • Tennis @ The Prairie School @ 4:00pm

  • Softball vs. Racine Lutheran @ Roosevelt @ 4:30pm

  • Baseball vs. University School of Milwaukee @ Horlick Field @ 7:00pm



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