Saint John's Seminary

50th Anniversary Activities - 2012

The 50th Anniversary Reception and Dinner at St. John's Seminary refectory on June 3rd was a memorable event with a record attendance. Bill and Peg MacDougall, the official class photographers for the evening, captured everyone at the fun filled event. Click here to view the pictures.
After an unfortunate flight delay, Jim and Claire Hickey finally made it to the party and Jim can be found greeting everyone at their tables while Claire is enjoying a laugh with Bob Butler and Kathy Murphy.
Click on The Pilot to view their August 17th report of our reunion and the launching of our historic website.

Bill and Peg MacDougall celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 16th, the actual date of their wedding, along with a few close friends at St. Raphael's church in Medford. Their pastor, Rev. Kevin Toomey, officiated at the Mass, followed by dinner at Carroll's Restaurant in Medford. In late August, along with their son, Denis, and daughter, Laurie, they continued to celebrate this notable occasion with a trip to Europe, which included a 12 night Baltic cruise visiting five countries along the way.

From the Lynnfield Villager, " Fr. John Farrell celebrated his 50th anniversary of his ordination on February 2nd. The celebration of Fr. Farrell's milestone resulted in the church filling to near capacity; and included Deacon Paul Dow, retired priest, Arthur Flynn, and Reverend Thomas Powers of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. There were also several local clergy members who attended the Mass, including Reverend Dennis Bailey from Central Congregational Church. Rev. Bailey was seated on the altar to celebrate his close friend's anniversary. After Mass concluded, Fr. Farrell received a standing ovation from the church's parishioners."
Click on Class News and scroll down to 2012 to read more about his celebratory events.

Charlie Bourque celebrated his jubilee Mass along with family, friends and parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Jamaica Plain on Sunday, April 15th, followed by a luncheon in the church hall. Click here to see pictures of the Mass and the luncheon celebration following.

Dick and Bob Butler together concelebrated their special twin 50th anniversary Mass at Saint John Chrysostom's Church on February 5th. Click here to read about their widespread legacy together with a very grateful appreciation to those who have supported them and contributed to their success in the ministry over these many years and beyond.

Bill Helmick celebrated his 50th anniversary Mass on Sunday, February 5th, along with family, friends and parishioners at St. Theresa of Avila Church in West Roxbury. Click here to see pictures of the Mass and his family following the service.

Len Mullaney had reported that he, along with Barry Wall and Jack Andrews, celebrated their 50th anniversary Mass in February at the Catholic Home in Fall River.