MONTGOMERY – Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School celebrated 150 years of Faith in education on Tuesday, October 10. This is a historic milestone not only for the Montgomery Catholic community but for the entire city of Montgomery.
Montgomery Catholic was opened in 1873 by the Sisters of Loretto from Louisville, Kentucky. Originally named St. Mary of Loretto, our school has been renovated, relocated, and now rededicated as it continues to faithfully serve nearly 800 students and more than 500 families across four campuses in grades K3-12.
The Chamber of Montgomery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony featured beautiful speeches and testimonies about Montgomery Catholic from former MCPS President Anne Ceasar, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Catholic Schools Chad Barwick, and current MCPS President Justin Castanza. Faithful religious throughout the Archdiocese of Mobile were also present: Fr. Connor Plessala, Fr. Francis Matiru, Fr. Jeffrey Laible, Fr. David Carucci and Deacon Michael Castanza. Student Council Representatives from our Elementary and Middle School campuses, the entire High School student body and many parents, alumni, and supporters were present for the momentous occasion.
Following the speeches, Archbishop Rodi rededicated the school through a blessing and prayer and the ribbon was officially cut. We are so grateful to all those who attended and continue to support Montgomery Catholic’s mission as we form students of faith, virtue, and wisdom for many years to come.