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jsaulters, Sat, Nov 17, 2018, 9:50am

Hello to all the St. Bride Alumni.  I am James Saulters Class of '64. Just an update from the Saulters Family.  Daniel, Class of 65 passed away 3/31/12.  Same day as his Father, Robert who passed in 1993.  Our Mother Senta Saulters passed away this year 10/1/18.  The rest of us are doing well.  I and Brother Robert, Class of '68 live in Indiana and William, i believe Class of '73 lives in Countryside.  Hope all the fellow alumni are doing well.  Many good memories from St. Bride and the South Side. 

Michael Hoke, Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 11:39am

The class of 1958 will be meeting again on Sunday, October 21 @ 1:00 PM. The location is the Jovial Club located at 96th & Commercial Avenue in Chicago.

Karen Grankowski Listowski, Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 7:06pm

Just joined, thank you.  Class of 1966. Anyone else from my class?

Michael Hoke, Tue, Jun 6, 2017, 3:10pm

Meeting was excellent. Rich Roscoe, Jerry McMorrow, Andy Zehme, Tom Matz, Jerry Lyons, John McCardle, Paul Nealis, Jim Hogan,  Tim Finnegan and yours truely  attended. Ron Hammetman, Tom Lauterback, Jim O'Rourke and George Weber responded but could not attend. Food was good at the Jovial Club and a great deal of banter. Looking forward to the next meeting

Mike Hoke, Thu, May 25, 2017, 11:55am

A few of who graduated in 1958 will be meeting on Saturday, June 3 @ 1:00 PM at the Jovial Club located at 9631 S. Commercial Avenue. So far Tim Finnegan, Andy Zehme, Tom Matz, Rich Roscoe and I will be there. Others are welcome to show up.

Sharon Maffei, Sun, May 7, 2017, 8:38pm

Plans are underway for the 50th class reunion fo the St. Bride Class of 1967.  Please contact with your contact info.  Invites will be mailed shortly. 

Joanne Barski-Hajduk, Tue, Nov 3, 2015, 4:23am

I'm a 1973 graduate of St. Brides. My mother and 4 older borthers all graduated from there. Anybody out there from 1973 or know any of my 4 brothers, David, Daniel, Chris or Phil? Really miss the place and have nothing but wonderful memories!

Michael Hoke, Wed, Oct 21, 2015, 2:48pm

Three more fellows that are among the missing. Johnny Earth, Dale Anderson and  Art Hegedus

Michael Hoke, Wed, Oct 21, 2015, 2:04pm

Met up with the following who graduated in 1958 last week, Rich Roscoe, Andy Zehme, Tom Matz, Jim O'Rourke, Jerrry McCardle and Paul Nealis. Still in touch with George Weber, Ron Hammetmann, Jerry Lyons and Art Stipan. All are doing well. It is our understanding that Matthew Sesak, Tom Lauderback and Tim Finnegan are also in good shape. Rich Lavine, Mike Burns and Billy Voss have moved on. No idea what happened to Frank Ward, Hank Norris and Jim Carroll.

robert august, Wed, Mar 25, 2015, 2:41pm


Barbara O'Connor Volkov, Sun, Mar 8, 2015, 8:20pm

I am a 1957 graduate of St. Bride and am looking for Kathleen O'Rourke. She also graduated the same year. I had her e-mail address but that is no longer working. If anyone knows of her whereabouts could you please let me know.Thank you ahead of time. 

Molly Burns, Sun, Feb 8, 2015, 9:22pm

i wanted to find out the history of St. Bride and was curious to see this Chicago church to pop up when I googled the name. Im expecting and if it is a girl i was thinking to use this name. Looks like I will need to visit this Church. Looks very special. 

Dave Moore, Wed, Aug 6, 2014, 3:05am

Just checking the "Guestbook", and to say hello. 

aaron h cooper, Wed, May 21, 2014, 4:35pm

had great time there,wish i could do it all over again.

Sandra Eaton Paolella, Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 6:56pm

I was baptized at St. Brides many moons ago -I am 46 now.  My two brothers and sister all went to the grade school at St. Brides until we moved out of the city.  I don't remember the church but it is beautiful.  I will visit soon.  

EILEEN O'CONNELL-BRIONES, Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 1:32am

I was baptized at Saint Bride's in 1955 and the last time I was there was in 1996 to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, when they had a renewal of their vows.  Such a beautiful spiritual place.

Mary Mroczkowski)Lewandowski, Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 5:00pm

I happend to get on St.Brides site,and to my surpriseI heard this beautiful music it was overwhelming to meGod Bles 

jim wachowski, Wed, Oct 9, 2013, 1:25pm

Class of '68 ! thought I did this a long time ago, guess not. Great place. Was in the school 1960-68; parish to 1980. My parents ,and grandparents probably since the twenties.

Nancy Burkert Koivisto, Wed, Jul 31, 2013, 4:31pm

Interesting site, grew up w/class of 60, moved at end of 59 so graduated in Downers Grove. Msgr Friel and his brother, at Our Lady Peace were pastors at that time. Remember the class sizes and order the nuns enforced. Father Mockenhaupt, O'Brien, pacing reading their prayers. Cardinal Stritch doing confirmation, wow did he have a heckva uppercut. Anna and Henry Menningen lived next door w/their 4 kids. Crotty's, Cadman, Orr wow so many, roll call of the auld sod each morning for sure.

jeff konyar, Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 7:48pm

Hi Everyone! My Dad and Son, Steve 1 and Steve 2 and I plan on visiting Chicago over the 4th of July. We plan on attending Mass with you on Sunday. Take care and can't wait to see you. Jeff Konyar

BOB AUGUST, Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 2:25pm


Fr. Roll, Mon, Mar 18, 2013, 11:57am

Hi Patricia and all - St. Bride was not founded until 1893 and was a mission Church of St. Kevin for several years after. I will look in our books for any record, but can you check the date? If you could uplaod the picture from 1940 we can be sure that it is St. Bride, too!

Fr. Bob Roll

Patricia Biallas, Mon, Mar 18, 2013, 11:17am

According to their marriage license, my grandparents, Owen E. Desmond and Nellie Keating were married at St. Bride's on October 15, 1890. I have a photo of them on the steps of the church in 1940 that was taken after they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary mass. Can anyone tell me where/how I can get official records from St. Bride's or from the archdiocese on this wedding and on other family members who may have attended and or received sacraments from St. Bride's from the late 1800s through the 1950s? I would be most grateful. Thank you very much. Patricia Biallas,

nargaret oran fabing, Sun, Mar 3, 2013, 10:13am

who can forget t gibbs and joe cate and his brother ???? what cute dudes they were!!!!! I wish we could have a 1959 reunion before i leave this earth ! how about it jerry lyons!!!!! and you two pat and p pilat !!!!

Roseann Wagner Moran McGreal, Sun, Dec 9, 2012, 5:02pm

Merry Christmas to all of St. Bride's present and past member's and clergy!

Roseann Wagner Moran McGreal, Fri, Nov 30, 2012, 2:33pm

Robert Kawa-- I was a friend of your sister, Irene and have been trying to find her. I was so surprised to see your entry in the guestbook. Would you have her contact me here in the questbook if she is interested in having contact?

Roseann Wagner Moran McGreal, Fri, Nov 30, 2012, 2:26pm

I am looking for a copy of the Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help which was offered every Tuesday night at St. Bride's for many years. At looking at your calendar, I don't think you have it now; but if you have an old copy I would appreciate a copy of my own. I have one from my sister, but it is missing some of the words from being used for so many years; especially "The Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary". Thank you and God Bless. Roseann (class of 60)

robert m. kawa, Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 2:41pm

born 1953. Grew up in south shore. Attended St.Bride school early 60's. Loved Mother Xavier and Mother Thaddeaus. Named our 1st son after her. Now retired living in Shawano, Wi.

Janette,Denise, Tamra Harwell, Fri, Sep 14, 2012, 5:28pm

Rome, Suzanne, Debbie,  My love and sympathy goes out to you all. Carole was a unique and amazing individual .She cared very much for her family while caring for others who needed her kindness, wisdom and support. I have lots of memories of my best friend that will last forever. You all have memories of a life time to hold on to forever. She loved you all very very much.  Now God has Carole in his loving care. She is resting in peace and happiness. I will pray for you all and ask God to give you all the faith , understanding and strength you need at this time to carry on.  Love always,  Janette, Denise, Tamra

Eva W. Casey, Mon, Sep 10, 2012, 8:44pm

My sister MaryDan just told me that she got a call that her oldest friend, Helen Linklater (St. Bride's '61) died yesterday, September 9, 2012!  Her brother Michael (St. Bride's '60) and the friend of Helen's who phoned MaryDan were keeping vigil at the hospital. MaryDan had just told me hours earlier that Helen would be teachinhg pre-school this year instead of her usual 4th grade. Eva Casey, St. Bride's '60.  

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