Lourdes High School About 1960

55th Reunion, 2015

Thanks to the hard working Reunion Committee and all attendees at the Lourdes HS 55th reunion over the weekend 7-31 to 8-2 2015 (especially those coming from a great distance).  It was a wonderful celebration!   Below is a handsome group photo taken by Dick Christiansen on Saturday evening 8/1 (not including spouses and guests).  Most of the (I count 40) classmates are saying "cheese" and are looking at the camera. A slide show of the 3-day event will also be added to this site as the photos are distilled from the many cameras.  Click on the photo below to enlarge.  The second photo from a slightly different angle is by Jim Walsh, Ann (Wiesler) Casey's guest.

Classmates attending the Lourdes HS 55th Reunion.
 Photo by Dick Christiansen

Classmates photo by Jim Walsh from another angle

L.H.S. CLASS OF 1960's 55th REUNION
July 31 to August 1, 2, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Informal gathering at Wildwood Sports Bar & Grill  (connected to Kahler Apache) at 1517 ½  – 16th Street S. W. Cash bar and Happy Hour Menu available till 7 p.m.  We are sharing Friday’s Happy Hour with John Marshall’s class of ’60. 


Above is a fast-moving 1 minute video of Classmates seen (and photographed by Dick and/or Ann (Joyce) Christiansen) , at the Friday night Ice Breaker.  [The music in the video is Royalty Free "Friendly Day" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and is Licensed under Creative Commons]

Saturday, August 1st 2015
10 a.m. - Noon
Rochester City & Mayo Historical Trolley Tour Experience the city’s top sites & attractions on this narrated 2 hour trolley tour.  Limited seating!!!  RSVP soon!!  $15 per person. Pick-up location Kahler Apache Hotel.  See enclosed brochure for more information.


Above is a (about) 3 minute video consisting of photos from Dick and/or Ann (Joyce) Christiansen)  [The music in the  video is Royalty Free and includes two fast-moving Royalty Free piano melodies:  "Circus Waltz" and "Merry Go Slower"  by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons.]

3:45 pm
Tour the New Lourdes. You won’t want to miss the chance to tour the new Lourdes High Afternoon: School, completed in 2013.  Experience the technology infused classrooms, science and computer labs and breathtaking library plus the dynamic sports facility, and “to die for” theater, band and choir facilities and the warmth and beauty of familiar stain-glass windows.  You’ll be pleading to become a freshman again!  Address:  2800 19th Street N. W. Rochester. [ Click on Photo enlarge.  This is from Saturday August 1st.  Ann (Joyce) Christiansen is leading the charge from Mass at the Chapel on he left to the "Athletic Club" on the right past Lourdes HS]

New Lourdes HS, Chapel and  Fine Arts Building on left, Athletic Building on right


Above is a video of our tour of the New Lourdes HS on Saturday afternoon August 1, 2015. The instrumental music "Graduation" and "Halls of Ivy" are courtesy of  the O'Neil Brothers at www.pianobrothers.com Photos by Dick & Ann (Joyce) Christiansen and Dave & Rose Kubiatowicz.

5:00 p.m. Mass at New Lourdes High School chapel, Fr. Jerry Mahon (LHS class of 1963) celebrant.  

MASS VIDEO 8-1-2015

Music in video above is "
Morning Has Broken" courtesy of the O'Neil Brothers at www.pianobrothers.com  Photos by Dick & Ann (Joyce) Christiansen and Dave & Rose Kubiatowicz.

6:00 p.m.
Social hour (cash bar), Class photo, Buffet dinner & Program at Rochester Athletic Club  adjacent to New Lourdes at 3100 19th Street N. W. Rochester. Gather in the Large Activity Room located in the North West area, main floor.  (Park in North West area of the Athletic Club lot).

Class photo

7:00 p.m. 
Buffet dinner & program   

We are invited to socialize with John Marshall friends at the Kahler Apache Dinner following dinner.  


Music in video above is "I will remember you" courtesy of the O'Neil Brothers at www.pianobrothers.com  Photos by Dick & Ann (Joyce) Christiansen and Dave & Rose Kubiatowicz.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Brunch  at Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center adjacent to Rochester Athletic Club, 2900 19th Street N. W. Rochester, 55901. You won’t want to miss this amazing educational center designed, constructed and operating as a high-performance green building with wetlands reflecting seven of the eight Minnesota wetland types, and hands-on learning encounter.  Brunch with classmates as we conclude our 55th reunion.