St. Joseph Catholic School in Marion celebrates 70th anniversary

All-school reunion, special Mass, take place Saturday

MARION — St. Joseph Catholic School celebrates its 70th Anniversary on Saturday with a special Mass, food and fellowship, tours, a display of historic memorabilia and an all-school reunion.

To honor the past, celebrate the present and preserve the future, current and former students, educators and community members are invited to take part in the reunion.

Archbishop Michael O. Jackels will preside over the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1790 14th St., Marion. A gathering, featuring a pasta dinner catered by Zio Johno’s, follows in the school gym. Cost is $5; free for children age 5 and younger.

The school — now home to students in preschool through eighth grade — will be open for self-guided tours.

St. Joseph Catholic School began as a mission of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in 1947. In its first year, it served 56 children. Today, it serves 205 children.

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