What Does Labor Day Mean?

Americans celebrate this national holiday each year on the first Monday in September.  Why celebrate Labor Day?  There are many reasons.  For some it is the symbolic end of the summer.  For others, it is the last day of the year to wear white or striped seersucker fashions.  Then there are those who know that Labor Day marks the beginning of the football season.  It is also the time when students are back in school for the fall semester.  The Labor Day weekend gives families one final get away time together before the fall season.

More importantly, Labor Day is the day that the U.S. has set aside to honor and celebrate the contributions of the American workers who make up the economic backbone of our country.  BFH Alumni are numbered among those who have faithfully served, or are now serving in the American workforce.

It is time to celebrate our accomplishments.

Labor Day greeting

BFHS Alumni Participate in the 2014 Schulenburg Festival Parade

Bright skies greeted those BFHS alumni who made the trip to Schulenburg, Texas  to participate in the 2014 Schulenburg Festival Parade.  Sunday morning, August 3rd was parade day down the streets of Schulenburg and BFHS was represented on several parade floats.  The heat of the morning did not dampen the spirits of float riders who came to represent their respective graduation classes.

The Alumni Association was represented by a bright red convertible announcing the opening date for the new museum that is now under construction.  Here are BFHS alumni putting on the final touches for the parade.

Museum car prep for Parade

Museum car in Parade


The parade included 83 entries with a variety of floats and an enjoyable time was had by all.  For more on BFHS floats, check out  the web pages for the class of 1964 and the class of 1979.

Alums, we missed you being there.  Plan to save the first  Saturday in August of 2015 and take part in representing BFHS.  Keep the green and white alive!

BFHS Alumni Memorial Mass Held

Deceased alumni from all BFHS classes were remembered at special memorial Mass held at St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg, Texas at 5:00PM on Saturday,  August 2, 2014.  The celebrant for the Mass was Rev. Tim Kosler.


A special candle light ceremony was held in the church, honoring those alumni who have gone to their eternal reward. The name of every deceased BFHS graduate was called and a candle was lit to recognize the class with which they graduated.  93 deceased alumni were individually remembered.  The candles were lit by BFHS alumni in attendance at the Mass.


A special stand, covered with dark green fabric, monogrammed with the white letters “BF”, and topped with a gold cross served as a special place of honor for the deceased alumni remembered at the Mass.  Those alumni attending the Mass were moved by the ceremony as the names of their classmates were called.  They may be gone from our midst, but they will never be forgotten.

OK alums, mark you calendar now to plan to attend the BFHS memorial Mass during the Schulenburg Festival weekend in 2015.

Bishop Forest Time Capsules

OK Alums!  Does any one remember time capsules buried on the BFH campus during the 1970’s and 1980’s?  If you do, please share what you know in the comment section below or email your information to wallas@oplink.net.

Memorial Day 2014

The Bishop Forest Alumni Association honors all of the BFH alumni who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Thank you for your service to the USA and in particular to preserve the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens.  Your dedication to God and Country will always be remembered by your fellow alumni.Memorial Day 2

Class of 1964 Suffers Loss

Classmates were saddened to hear that Marie B. Heinrich Stutes of the BFH class of 1964 passed away on April 22, 2014.  Fellow classmates are asked to remember Marie and her family in prayer.  For more information, visit the  BFH class of 1964 web page.