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Bishop David E. Foley Benefactors Society Inducts New Members

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, St. John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII) in Huntsville held its annual Bishop David E. Foley Benefactors Society Mass and induction ceremony on campus. Father Joseph Lubrano, S.D.S., pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Huntsville, was the celebrant, while Father Bryan K. Lowe, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison, concelebrated.

The society promotes camaraderie among its members — a group sincerely interested in Catholic education in North Alabama; promotes and supports the school through their gifts of treasure, time, and talent; and participates in an annual, sustaining group gift to JPII Catholic High School.

For 2022, the society inducted Sharon and Albert Patterson, Betsy and Tony Lashley, Blaine O'Reilly, Jane and Dan Folk, Roy Long, Mary Ann and Carl Case, Liza and Michael Durant, and Brigadier General (Retired) William Fiorentino.

During the ceremony, Father Lowe blessed the benefactors’ pins as well as the members who accepted the call to support St. John Paul II Catholic High School through the Bishop David E. Foley Benefactors Society.

“It was a glorious evening of celebration as we joined together to welcome new members, thank current contributors, and strengthen the relationship between St. John Paul II Catholic High School and the Bishop David E. Foley Benefactors Society. With the common mission of promoting Catholic education, JPII is blessed by the generous giving of time, talents, and gifts from the society. We truly value the past gifts, appreciate the present offerings, and support the future endeavors that will grow from this partnership,” said Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B., president of St. John Paul II Catholic High School.