Haven’t visited the BFH Memorial Museum yet? Wow, you need to stop by and take a look. You will be surprised.
Mark your calendar to come celebrate at Robert’s Steakhouse in Flatonia, Texas.
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The dedication and grand opening of the new Bishop Forest Memorial Museum will be held on July 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM. The museum is located at 100 Ranger Drive in Schulenburg, Texas 78956. The museum was envisioned by a group of dedicated BFH alumni. Several years of planning and hard work have gone into making this project a reality. The museum houses original artifacts from the years that BFH was a bustling catholic high school in this small town community in Fayette County, Texas. It is a commitment from alumni and donors who are dedicated to preserving the history of this fine catholic educational institution.
All are invited and welcome to come out to witness history in the making on July 1st as the museum doors will be open to the public for the first time. See you there.
Groundbreaking (on concrete) for the new Bishop Forest Museum was held recently on site in the former BFHS Gym in Schulenburg, Texas. The gym area shown above will become part of the new museum. Present for the groundbreaking event from left to right are Becky Garlick Blinn Campus Director; Glenda Strobel Stavinoha (’62), Kenneth Miksch (’76) architect for Cutright & Allen, Francis Ripper (’64), Ed Janecka (’64), Carol Strobel-Kana (’64), James Hajovsky contractor and Eugene Berger (’62). Many hours of memorabilia collecting, planning, decision making, and fund raising have gone into this project. The museum can be a great success if all BFHS alumni throw their support into making the museum become a reality. How can you help? Right now more donated funds are needed to support the construction phase of this alumni project. Please consider making your donation, large or small, right now. You can contact Carol Strobel-Kana at firstname.lastname@example.org. BFHS Alumni touch the future each and every day. Make your touch count.
The Bishop Forest High School faculty members provided the intellectual and religious education resources as well as the professional instruction that gave each of our alumni the springboard to adulthood. The skills we learned and the human and religious values developed last a lifetime. We all remember those teachers who played an important roll in our high school education. Many were religious priests and nuns, and many were lay people. All of our high school faculty had a firm commitment to Catholic education and gave of their time and talents to help each of us grow and become responsible women and men.
One of those faculty members is Sister Adrienne Marie Schmidtzinsky, CDP. Sister Adrienne Marie served both as a BFHS teacher and school principal in the 1950’s and 1960’s. She professed her religious vows in the Congregation of Divine Providence seventy five years ago and a jubilee celebration commemorating this milestone will be held in her honor on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel, Our Lady of the Lake Convent, 515 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, Texas. The Eucharistic celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception in the chapel auditorium.
Sister Adrienne Marie is looking forward to this jubilee celebration. If you are one of the alumni whose life she has touched and you wish to honor her, send here a card. She would love to hear from you.
Thank you Sister Adrienne Marie for all you have done for Bishop Forest High School and its alumni.
The Class of 1963 lost two classmates. Gilbert Kutac and Leon Hrachovy passed to their eternal rewards recently. Visit the Class of 1963 web page for detailed information.
Lent is the season of penance and prayer before Easter. It is a time that BFHS alumni remember well. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent.
We all remember the black cross of palm ashes that was placed on our foreheads, reminding us that it was time to temporarily give up many of those things we cherished, all the while forming ourselves spiritually to prepare for the coming of Holy Week, and the burst of joy that Easter Sunday brings to each person and their family.
It is a time for us to pray for those less fortunate than we, to help others who need the basic necessities for life and to remind ourselves to again practice those values andprinciples we learned while we were students at BFHS. Lent is a time to give back. May every BFHS alum experience the true meaning of Lent and the joy of Easter.
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace,
the celebration of work and the simple life…
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year
— and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.
~Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)
OK BFH Alumni, it is time for all of us to do our homework and brush up on the issues and candidates that will be part of the 2014 elections. Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th and we all need to be prepared to cast our vote to keep America strong. Early voting is now underway and you can cast your vote before Election Day. If you are too busy to vote early, just remember to block out time on November 4th and cast your ballot. The most important thing is, get out and vote! America, Texas, our county and cities are depending on us to speak our voice at the ballot box. We have a strong voice. Make it heard on November 4th.