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CGHS Alumni, Parents and Friends Celebrate 100th Anniversary

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More than 800 alumni, parents and friends of Cardinal Gibbons High School turned out Saturday, January 31 for the celebration of Mass and an Open House marking the 100th Anniversary of the school.

The day is one of several celebrations planned by the Diocesan high school during the year. Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge and concelebrated by Bishop Emeritus F. Joseph Gossman.

Bishop Burbidge spoke of the lasting value of Catholic education in his homily. He spoke of his personal formative years and how they influenced his vocation and other important decisions in his life. He said there is no doubt graduates of Gibbons share the same experiences.

“I join our graduates and current students, in thanking God at this Mass for the Bishops, priests, women Religious, Brothers, lay faculty, staff and volunteers, living and deceased, associated with Catholic education at Sacred Heart, Cathedral Latin and Cardinal Gibbons High School, and in expressing deep appreciation to you and your predecessors,” the Bishop said.

Among those in attendance were two former principals, Sister Mary Frances Taymans, SND, and Brother Michel Bettigole, OFM. Sister Taymans is currently Executive Director Department of Secondary Schools for the National Catholic Education Association.

Above: Part of large gathering attending Mass and open house celebrating Cardinal Gibbons High School’s 100th anniversary.
Below: Bishop Michael F. Burbidge receiving the gifts from former CGHS Principal Brother Michel Bettigole, OSF, during Mass.