The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is given to students in second through eighth grade at schools in the Archdiocese of Mobile. Content areas assessed include Reading, English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates, including pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Mobile, descended upon the nation's capital for the 50th March for Life Jan. 20 — the first national march since the overturn of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that initially prompted the annual demonstration.
MOBILE — Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi and Executive Director of Development and Stewardship for the Archdiocese of Mobile, Mrs. Shannon D. Roh, have announced that the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal goal is $4.7 million. The basic pledge is $636 per year, which is $53 per month for 12 months. The 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal theme remains "In all things Charity." Each of our ministries funded by the Catholic Charities Appeal emulate St. Matthew’s lesson on the beatitudes as they show Christ’s mercy to those in need throughout the Archdiocese of Mobile.
Spring Hill College alumna Dr. Julia Ponquinette Joyner, who went on to become a psychiatrist, died Jan. 7, in Richmond, Va. She was the first African-American student admitted to the college in 1954. Joyner and seven other classmates — Mary Andrea Abrams ’57, Patricia Blackmon ’58, Robert Buchanan ’57, Elbert LaLande ’57, Cecilia Mitchell ’58 and Fannie Motley, ’56; desegregated the college in September 1954 by quietly joining the student population.
Congratulations to Kobe Gillespie of St. Patrick Catholic School in Robertsdale for winning the 60th annual Mobile/Baldwin Spelling Bee presented by the Department of Catholic Education on Jan. 28 at St. Pius X Parish.
Sister Alexandrine Lazzari, D.C., a Daphne native who ministered for 17 years at Providence Hospital in Mobile, died on Dec. 13, 2022 at the age of 93. She served as a Daughter of Charity for 75 years.
DOTHAN — Celeste Kelly, the Area Director of Catholic Social Services - Dothan, was the recent recipient of a Super Citizen Award from Ms. Ard's Kelly Springs Elementary School second grade class during the Super Citizen graduation ceremony.