Location of Old School Records

Grade School Records in Education Office

Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue
Belleville, IL  62221

  • St. Jude, Aviston, IL
  • St. Anthony, Beckemeyer, IL
  • St. Henry School, Belleville, IL
  • St. John School (Orphanage), Belleville, IL
  • St. Luke School, Belleville, IL
  • St. Patrick School, Cairo, IL
  • St. Joseph School, Cairo, IL
  • Immaculate Conception School, Centreville, IL
  • St. Andrew School, Christopher, IL
  • St. Joseph School, Cobden, IL
  • St. Charles Borromeo, DuBois, IL
  • Sacred Heart School, Dupo, IL
  • East St. Louis Special Education, East St. Louis, IL
  • Holy Angels, East St. Louis, IL
  • Immaculate Conception Grade School, East St. Louis, IL
  • Sacred Heart School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Adalbert School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Augustine School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Cyril (and Methodius) School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Elizabeth School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Henry School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Joseph School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Mary School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Patrick School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Regis School, East St. Louis, IL
  • St. Mary School, Eldorado, IL
  • St. Boniface School, Evansville, IL
  • St. Augustine, Hecker, IL
  • St. Paul School, Johnston City, IL
  • St. Lawrence School, Lawrenceville, IL
  • St. Joseph School, Lebanon, IL
  • St. Anthony School, Lively Grove, IL
  • St. Rose of Lima School, Metropolis, IL
  • St. Joseph School, Ridgway, IL
  • St. Patrick School, Ruma, IL
  • St. Lawrence School, Sandoval, IL
  • St. Mary Magdalen School, Todd’s Mill, IL
  • St. Martin of Tours School, Washington Park, IL
  • Sacred Heart, DuQuoin, IL  (2008)
  • Holy Rosary, Fairmont City (2009)
  • Holy Family, Cahokia (2010)
  • St. Michael, Radom (2012)
  • St. Theresa of Avila, Salem (2018)



Schools closed with no Record

  • St. Columba – no records – closed 1963
  • Dahlgren Catholic School, Dahlgren – no records – closed 1964
  • St. Patrick, Enfield – no records – closed 1949
  • St. Pancratius, Fayetteville – no records – closed 1954
  • St. Stephen, Flora – no records – closed 1965
  • Immaculate Conception, Madonnaville – no records – closed 1949
  • St. Raphael, Mounds City – no records – closed 1964
  • St. Teresa, Marydale – no records – closed 1954
  • St. Michael, Paderborn, no records – closed 1966
  • St. John, Piopolis – no records – closed 1964
  • St. Francis Xavier, St. Francisville – no records – closed 1969
  • St. Barbara, Scheller – no records – closed 1968
  • Holy Cross, Wendelin – no records – closed 1967

Merged Schools

  • St. Catherine Laboure, Cahokia and Holy Family, Cahokia merged the beginning of the 2001-2002 school year – all records are at Corpus Christi School, Cahokia
  • St. Stephen, Caseyville and Our Lady of Assumption, Fairview Heights, merged and became Elizabeth Ann Seton the beginning of the 1995-1995 school year. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fairview Heights and St. Albert the Great, Fairview Heights merged the beginning of the 2003-2004 school year and became Holy Trinity – all records are at Holy Trinity
  • Academy at St. Mary, Belleville and St. Augustine of Canterbury, Belleville merged the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year – all records are at St. Mary - St. Augustine of Canterbury School, Belleville

High School Records

  • Academy of Notre Dame, Belleville – records at Office of Education  -  1924-1972
  • Assumption High School, East St. Louis – records at Office of Education  -  1953-1989
  • Cathedral High School, Belleville – records at Office of Education  -  1905-1964
  • St. Peter Institute, Belleville – 1890-1905 – When the Brothers arrived the school was renamed Cathedral High School
  • Institute of the Immaculate Conception, Belleville – records destroyed in fire 1884, school rebuilt then closed in 1924 when Academy of Notre Dame opened  1859-1972
  • St. Joseph High School, Cairo – no records available –  1916-1952
  • St. Mary High School, Carlyle – records at Mater Dei
  • Central Catholic High School, East St. Louis – records at Office of Education  -  1929-1953
  • St. Mary, East St. Louis – records at Office of Education  -  1949-1953
  • St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis – records at Office of Education  -  1893-1974
  • Herrin Catholic, Herrin – records at public high school in Herrin
  • Holy Childhood, Mascoutah – few records at Office of Education
  • SS. Peter and Paul High School, Waterloo – records at Gibault  -  1944-1967
  • St. Francis of Assisi, Aviston – records at Mater Dei
  • St. Dominic High School, Breese – records at Mater Dei
  • Precious Blood High School, Ruma – records at Ruma
  • St. Liborius, St. Libory – records at Freeburg High School

Opening & Closing Dates of High Schools

Central High School, East St. Louis — 1929 – 1953
Cathedral High School, Belleville — 1905 – 1964
St. Teresa Academy, East St. Louis — 1884 – 1974
Notre Dame Academy, Belleville — 1924 – 1972
Assumption High School, East St. Louis — 1953 – 1989
Althoff High School, Belleville — 1964 to present
Mater Dei High School, Breese — 1959 to present
Gibault High School, Waterloo — 1966 to present

Province of Chicago

Archdiocese of Chicago

Established a Diocese in 1843
Established an Archdiocese in 1880
The Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, Ph.D., S.T.D, Archbishop
The Most Reverend John R. Manz, Auxiliary Bishop
The Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop
The Most Reverend Francis J. Kane, Auxiliary Bishop
The Most Reverend George J. Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop
The Most Reverend Andrew P. Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop
The Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop
The Pastoral Center, P.O. Box 1979, Chicago, IL  60690-1979
312-534-8204            Fax:  312-534-5306
Website:  www.archchicago.org

Diocese of Belleville

Established a Diocese January 7, 1887
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop
222 South Third Street, Belleville, IL  62220
618-277-8181            Fax:  618-277-0387
Website:  www.diobelle.org

Diocese of Joliet

Established a Diocese in 1948
The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop
The Blanchette Catholic Center
16555 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL  60403
815-221-6100                                      Fax:  815-22-6101
Website:  www.dioceseofjoliet.org

Diocese of Peoria

Established a Diocese in 1877
The Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C. D.D., Bishop
Chancery, 607 N.E. Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL  61603
309-671-1550    Fax:  309-671-1576
Website:  www.cdop.org

Diocese of Rockford

Established a Diocese September 23, 1908
The Most Reverend David J. Malloy, D.D., J.C.L., S.T.D.
Diocesan Chancery, 555 Colman Center Drive, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, IL  61125
815-399-4300    Fax:  815-399-5266
Website:  www.rockforddiocese.org

Diocese of Springfield

Established a Diocese in 1778
The Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop
Catholic Pastoral Center, 1615 West Washington Street, Springfield, IL   62708-3187
217-698-8500    Fax:  217-698-0802
Website:  www.dio.org

Ordination Classes

1942

May 30 — Rev. Msgr. Maurice F. Driscoll

1943

June 5 — Rev. Edwin F. Arentsen
September 18 — Rev. Raphael E. Drone

1945

February 24 — Rev. Msgr. Urban B. Kuhl
May 20 — Rev. Conrad J. Bertsche
June 2 — Rev. Msgr. Meinrad M. Dunn

1948

May 22 — Rev. Paul W. Stauder

1949

May 4 — Rev. Msgr. John V. Fellner
May 4 — Rev. Vincent A. Meskenas

1950

May 28 — Rev. Msgr. John E. Stallings

1951

May 15 — Rev. Joseph C. Hays
May 15 — Rev. Cletus B. Hentschel
May 15 — Rev. Edwin H. Kastner
May 15 — Rev. Charles R. Kribs
May 15 — Rev. Donald J. Lenzini

1952

June 3 — Rev. Wilbert J. Iffert

1953

May 26 — Rev. Msgr. Melvin B. Vandeloo

1954

May 5 — Rev. Msgr. Paulin J. Dobkowski
May 5 — Rev. Melvin B. Haas
May 5 — Rev. Raymond S. Malec

1955

May 3 — Rev. Ralph L. Haas
May 3 — Rev. Msgr. James H. Jansen
May 3 — Rev. Msgr. Angelo J. Lombardo
May 3 — Rev. Vito R. Lopardo
May 3 — Rev. Walter E. MacPherson
May 3 — Rev. Leo S. Reinhardt
May 3 — Rev. William F. Rensing

1956

May 26 — Rev. Edwin H. Hustedde
May 26 — Rev. Robert J. Vonnahmen

1957

June 1 — Rev. Msgr. Vincent A.  Haselhorst
June 1 — Rev. Jerome B. Ratermann
June 9 — Rev. Peter Hsu

1958

March 12 — Rev. Joseph Thoonkuzhy
May 27 — Rev. Richard L. Daly
May 27 — Rev. Msgr. Jerome D. Hartlein
May 27 — Rev. Lloyd P. Misho

1959

May 23 — Rev. Walter M. Barr
May 23 — Rev. Msgr. Albert L. Jerome
May 23 — Rev. Joseph L. Trapp
June 6 — Rev. Edward Balestrieri

1960

June 4 — Rev. Robert J. Dollar
June 4 — Rev. Raymond F. Kownacki
June 4 — Rev. John J. Ruggles

1961

May 27 — Rev. Msgr. Donald W. Eichenseer
May 27 — Rev. Leo J. Hayes
May 27 — Rev. Msgr. Harry J. Jerome
May 27 — Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Lawler

1962

June 2 — Rev. Msgr. James A. Blazine
June 2 — Rev. Joseph D. Hansmann
June 2 — Rev. Gerald C. Miriani
June 2 — Rev. John J. Vogt

1963

June 1 — Rev. Henry R. Engelhart
June 1 — Rev. John W. Frerker
June 1 — Rev. James T. Long
June 1 — Rev. Robert J. O’Shea
July 7 — Rev. Msgr. Hyacinth S. Mazuchowski

1964

May 16 — Rev. Dennis F. Voss
May 30 — Rev. James R. Van Oss
July 5 — Rev. Jerome Hibner
December 16 — Rev. Roger R. Karban
December 16 —  Rev. Msgr. John W. McEvilly
December 16 — Rev. William J. Rowe

1965

May 1 — Rev. Robert D. Gore
May 1 — Rev. Albert E. Kreher
May 1 — Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Schwaegel

1966

May 1 — Rev. Msgr. Bernard L. Voss

1967

May 13 — Rev. Msgr. Theodore J. Baumann
May 13 — Rev. Msgr. William J. Hitpas
May 13 —  Rev. Stephen J. Humphrey
May 13 — Rev. Richard G. Mohr
May 13 — Rev. Edmond J. Perjak

1968

June 1 — Rev. James R. Dougherty
June 1 — Rev. Jerome E. Wirth
October 12 — Rev. J. Clyde Grogan

1969

June 7 — Rev. Dean E. Braun
June 7 — Rev. James L. Voelker

1971

June 5 — Rev. Thomas M. Barrett
June 5 — Rev. Henry J. Fischer
June 5 — Rev. Msgr. Thomas D. Flach
June 5 — Rev. Msgr. James E. Margason
June 5 — Rev. Eugene J. Neff

1972

June 3 — Rev. Daniel L. Friedman
June 3 — Rev. Bernard C. Goedde

1973

June 2 — Rev. Robert B. Flannery
June 2 — Rev. Charles A. Geller
June 2 — Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Jurek
September 15 — Rev. Msgr. Carl E. Scherrer

1974

January 5 — Rev. Paul E. Harbaugh
January 5 — Rev. Msgr. Marvin C. Volk
January 5 — Rev. Eugene H. Wojcik
June 8 — Rev. Robert J. Chlopecki
June 8 — Rev. Louis P. Peterson
June 8 — Rev. Msgr. Kenneth J. Schaefer
June 8 — Rev. Charles W. Tuttle
June 8 — Rev. David A. Voelker

1975

June 7 — Rev. Patrick N. Peter
June 7 — Rev. Msgr. Dennis R. Schaefer
June 7 — Rev. Edward F. Schaefer

1976

May 1 — Rev. Donald E. Abell

1977

May 28 — Rev. George A. Mauck
May 28 — Rev. Msgr. Thomas W. Miller
May 28 — Rev. H. Thomas Stout

1978

June 3 — Rev. E. Alan Ruppert
June 3 — Rev. Paul R. Wienhoff

1979

June 2 — Rev. Msgr. James A. Buerster
June 2 — Rev. Gary P. Gummersheimer
June 2 — Rev. Stephen A. Rudolphi

1980

June 7 — Rev. Eugene G. Linnemann

1981

June 6 — Rev. David L. Braun
June 6 — Rev. David G. Crook
June 6 — Rev. Joseph C. Rascher

1982

June 5 — Rev. Federico C. Higuera
June 5 — Rev. Msgr. William P. McGhee
November 27 — Rev. Msgr. John T. Myler, S.T.D.

1983

June 4 — Rev. Andrew J. Knopik

1987

June 6 — Rev. James M. Nall
June 6 — Rev. Louis A. Koehr

1988

June 4 — Rev. Mark D. Stec
June 4 — Rev. Kenneth J. York

1989

June 3 — Rev. John J. Joyce

1991

June 1 — Rev. Msgr. David M. Darin
June 1 — Rev. James E. Deiters
June 1 — Rev. Tadeusz J. Gegotek
June 1 — Rev. C. Ray Schultz

1994

June 4 — Rev. Brian A. Barker

1995

June 3 — Rev. John L. Venegoni
June 3 — Rev. David M. Wilke
November 24 — Rev. Richard J. Weidert, Jr.

1996

June 1 — Rev. Gerald R. Hechenberger
June 1 — Rev. Steven F. Poole

1997

June 7 — Reverend John C. Iffert

1998

June 6 — Rev. Mark D. Reyling

1999

June 5 — Rev. Larry Lemay

2001

July 7 — Rev. Trevor K. Murry

2003

June 7 — Rev. Von C. Deeke

2005

June 4 — Rev. Matthew J. Elie
June 4 — Rev. Robert J. Zwilling

2006

June 3 — Rev. Stanley J. Konieczny

2007

May 26 — Rev. Steven L. Beatty
May 26 — Rev. Benjamin J. Stern

2008

May 10 — Rev. Nicholas G. Junker

2010

May 22 – Rev. Abraham O. Adejoh
May 22 – Rev. Dale Maxfield
May 22 – Rev. Joseph E. Oganda
May 22 – Rev. Sean Palas

2011

June 11 – Rev. Anthony O. Onyango

2012

May 26 – Rev. Ronald J. Weber

2016

May 14 – Rev. Brett A. Judkins

Formal Forms of Address

Pope

Face-to-face Greeting: Holy Father
Your Holiness
Most Holy Father
Envelope Address: His Holiness, Pope Francis
The Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City, Europe
(NOTE:  Though the current Holy Father does not reside in the Apostolic Palace, mail is still sent there.)
Letter Salutation: Your Holiness:  or
Most Holy Father: 

Cardinal

Face-to-face Greeting: Your Eminence
Envelope Address: His Eminence (Christian name) Cardinal (Surname)
(“Cardinal” goes between first and last names)
Letter Salutation: Your Eminence:

Archbishop

Face-to-face Greeting: Your Excellency
Envelope Address: His Excellency,   
The Most Reverend N _____   N _____
Archbishop of N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Archbishop N (last name), or
Your Excellency,

Bishop

Face-to-face Greeting: Your Excellency
Envelope Address: His Excellency,
The Most Reverend N _____ N _____
Bishop of N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Bishop N (last name), or
Your Excellency,

Monsignor

Face-to-face Greeting: Monsignor N (last name)
Envelope Address: The Reverend Monsignor N _____ N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Monsignor N (last name), or
Reverend and Dear Monsignor N (last name),

Priest

Face-to-face Greeting: Father N (last name)
Envelope Address: The Reverend Father  N _____  N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Father N (last name): or
Reverend and Dear Father N (last name):

Religious Order Priest

Face-to-face Greeting: Father N (last name)
Envelope Address: The Reverend Father N _____ N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Father N (last name): or
Reverend and Dear Father N (last name):

Transitional Deacon

Face-to-face Greeting: Deacon N (last name)
Envelope Address: Reverend Mr. N _____ N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Deacon N (last name):

Permanent Deacon

Face-to-face Greeting: Deacon N (last name)
Envelope Address: Deacon N _____ N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Deacon N (last name):

Abbot

Face-to-face Greeting: Father Abbot
Envelope Address: The Reverend Abbot N _____ N _____
Letter Salutation: Dear Abbot N (last name):

Brother

Face-to-face Greeting: Brother N (last name)
Envelope Address: Brother N _____  N _____, (Initials of Order)
Letter Salutation: Dear Brother N (last name)

Mother Superior

Face-to-face Greeting: Reverend Mother
Envelope Address: The Reverend Mother N_______N______, (Initials of Order)
Letter Salutation: Dear Reverend Mother N (last name),

Sister

Face-to-face Greeting: Sister N (last name)
Envelope Address: Sister N______ N______, (Initials of Order)
Letter Salutation: Dear Sister N (last name): or
Dear Sister N______ N______:

Parish Life Coordinators

Karnitsky, Sister Carol, S.S.C.M

Installation Date:  09/15/03
Holy Spirit
300 North Pine Street, Carterville, IL  62918
Canonical Pastor:  Reverend Monsignor Kenneth J. Schaefer
Sacramental Minister:  Rev. Richard. G. Mohr
Parish:  618-985-2900        Fax:  618-985-2900
Parish Cellular:  618-925-5099
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Mueller, Sister Grace Marie, S.S.N.D.

Installation Date:  07/25/04
St. Luke
301 North Church Street, Belleville, IL  62220
Pastor: Reverend David M. Darin
Parish:  618-236-1124        Fax:  618-236-1125
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Pehle, Mrs. Brenda A.

Installation Date:  03/06/93
St. Joseph
901 North Alton, Lebanon, IL  62254
Pastor:  Reverend Monsignor William J. Hitpas, Pastor
Parochial Vicar: Reverend Brett A. Judkins
Parish:  618-537-2575        Fax:  618-537-0147
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Turner, Sister Diane M., S.S.N.D.

Installation Date:  11/01/00
St. Felicitas, Beaver Prairie
13322 Church Road, Carlyle, IL  62231
Canonical Pastor:  Reverend Edward F. Schaefer
Sacramental Minister:  Reverend Lawrence M. Nickels, O.F.M.
Parish:  618-594-3040        Fax:  618-594-3040
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