(Pictured: St. Benedict School Catholic Centennial planning committee members met Sept. 7th to finalize details for the upcoming mass. L to R Front: Owen Corcoran and Tim Russell. Back: Jeff Keener, Tiffany Goldschmidt, Marge Keller, Joyce Gaar, Sally McKinney, Sandy Russell, Kathy McCool, John Schumacher)
September 9th, 2021 (Elberta, Alabama) – St. Benedict Catholic School (SBCS) has officially reached a milestone that few institutions achieve. On September 6, just days ago, the small private school celebrated its 100th anniversary. SBCS first opened its doors in Elberta, Alabama, on September 6, 1921. That first year, sixty children attended in 1st – 8th grade and were taught reading, math, religion and German. School was dismissed in early May to allow the children to work the farms.
“A lot of things have changed at St. Benedict since we first opened our doors one hundred years ago,” said Dr. Kathleen McCool, Principal of St. Benedict. “But, what hasn’t changed, is our dedication to inspiring young lives to pray, serve, lead and succeed.”
In honor of this momentous occasion, St. Benedict is hosting a special Centennial Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Rodi and the supporting parish priests on Saturday, September 18th. The Mass will begin at 10am in the St. Benedict School Gymnasium located at 12786 Illinois Street in Elberta, Alabama 36530. The public is encouraged to attend. COVID safety protocols will be followed (please wear a mask).
St. Benedict Catholic School is currently enrolling students for PK3 – 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information on the Centennial Mass or enrollment, you can visit SaintBenedict.net or email the school registrar at email@example.com.
About St. Benedict Catholic School: St. Benedict Catholic School is a fully accredited private school founded in 1921 and continues to serve students in South Baldwin County grades PreK3 through 8th grade. They are committed to building a community of inquisitive minds, faithful souls, and giving hearts in a safe and loving environment. St. Benedict was recently voted Best Preschool and Private School in Baldwin County*. They offer affordable tuition options and are currently enrolling for their campus located at 12786 Illinois Street, Elberta, AL 36530. Additional information can be found at www.saintbenedict.net or by calling 251-986-8143.
*(Best of Baldwin 2021 - Gulf Coast Media)