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Reverend Stanley B. Klauck, uncle of Reverend Michael Klauck, dies

Rev. Stanley B. Klauck entered into eternal life on Saturday, June 10, 2017, age 95 at Alexian Village, Milwaukee. Father Stan was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, April 4, 1922, to the late Jacob John and Catherine (nee Doyle) Klauck. Survivors include his sister, Patricia Klauck of Milwaukee, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joan Bridget Schroeder, his brother, Jack Thomas Klauck and, his sister, Phyllis Kathleen Berger. 
His priestly formation began at…

Deacon Raispis of St. Jude in Scottsboro dies at 88

Jerome Paul (Jerry) Raispis passed away at home on March 17, 2017 at age 88 surrounded by his family.
Jerry was born and grew up in Chicago, IL. Being athletically gifted, after high school he received a basketball scholarship to the University of Detroit where he starred on the team. He served in the U.S. Army as a signal operator in the Korean War and also played on the Army's European basketball team.
After returning from the service,…

Father Andrew Kennedy passes away after short hospitalization

(Jan 12, 1936 - Mar 16, 2017) Reverend Andrew Joseph Kennedy, a priest of the Diocese of Birmingham, passed away at the age of 81. He was born in Tipperary Ireland to Andrew and Christina Kennedy. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary, and his brothers John and Hugh. He is survived by his sister Joan Fogarty, his brother Liam (Nora), and many nieces and nephews. Upon graduating from St Patrick's Seminary in Maynooth, Fr Kennedy…

Deacon Mark Squires dies

Deacon Mark Squires dies

Deacon Mark N. Squires, 71, of Harvest, AL went to be with the Lord on Feb. 5. 

He was born on Oct. 9,1945 in Onslow County, North Carolina. Mark was ordained on Dec. 7, 2013 at the Cathedral of St Paul in Birmingham. 

He was active in numerous church ministries throughout his lifetime, but serving God's people as a deacon was his greatest joy. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 22 years, retiring as Chief Petty Officer,…

Sister Bertha True, O.S.B dies at 89; Life was marked by heartfelt ministry

Sister Bertha True, O.S.B dies at 89; Life was marked by heartfelt ministry

Sister Bertha True, a Benedictine Sister of Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman died peacefully on Jan. 30 with her Benedictine Sisters and family members at her side. She was 89 years of age.

Reception of the Body with Vespers was held Feb. 2, in Sacred Heart Monastery Chapel followed by visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 3, with Benedictine Father Marcus Voss. Sister Tonette Sperando, prioress, offered a reflection on Sister Bertha’s life at the conclusion of…

Father Giardino dies of heart failure

Father Giardino dies of heart failure

Father Louis R. Giardino, 67, of Huntsville died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 23. Father Louis was the pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville. 

Father Louis was born on Jan. 20, 1949 in Memphis, TN and his family moved to Birmingham, AL when he was a child. In 1963, Father Louis attended Saint Mary's College and High School in Lebanon, KY; in 1969 he attended St. Joseph's Seminary in Covington, LA where he received a B.A.; he then attended…

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