Highlights 1970-1989

1970 New school library and learning center opened.

1971 Fathers Tom Skindeleski and David Givey ordained.

1972 Q. of P. senior Citizen club organized.

1973 Queen of Peace parish sponsors a Vietnamese refugee family.

1973 Rev. Francis Grourke appointed as assistant pastor.

1974 Sister Chrisanne installed as new principal.

1976 This year 443 pupils registered with two classes for each grade, sixteen lay teachers and five nuns.

1976 Bicentennial celebrations.

1976 In August, the International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia. Q. of P. volunteers help staff various events and hosted international and other out of town guests.

1977 Free tuition begins to be a burden as more lay teachers have to be hired.

1978 Rev. Sangermano, new assistant and Rev. Pascal Montelione as resident priest, Annie Campbell is heard to exclaim “I do not know how to cook Italian.”

1979 Silver Jubilee year for Queen of Peace. Parish has 1041 families, 377 pupils. Msgr. Lynaugh celebrates the High Mass in Latin, followed by dinner at Williamson restaurant with many guest priests and sisters. A parish picnic in July and a Nostalgia Night in the Fall cormplete the anniversary year.

1979 In October Pope John Paul II visits Philadelphia. Thousands attend the Papal Mass at Logan Circle.

1980 Fall of Communism in Russia.

1980 Sister Elizabeth new principal.

1980 First Kindergarten at Queen of Peace.

1980 Rev. Thomas Mullelly ordained.

1980 Parish Block visitations resume.

1983 In November Saturday Evening Masses started.

1983 Parish Finance Committee formed.

1983 Computer Center at Queen of Peace open, financed by the “Million Dollar Adventure” fundraiser using the Pennsylvania State Lottery drawings.

1984 Father James Matteo is appointed assistant pastor.

1985 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth celebrate 100 years in America.

1985 The Holy Name Society becomes “The Men of Queen of Peace” broadening the Spiritual and Social outreach to the parish.

1986 Msgr. Lynaugh’s Golden jubilee, celebrated with a Mass of thanksgiving and a dinner at Williamson’s.

1987 Parishioner Victor Subb ordained. Rev. Subb went to serve the Glenmary Missions in Appalachia.

1988 The first Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion installed, with six men serving.

1988 Msgr. Lynaugh and aging housekeeper Annie Campbell retire. A reception in the school hall attended by many parishioners who realized that this was the end of an era.

1988 Rev.Philip J. Cribben is appointed as new pastor of Queen of Peace parish by Archbishop Anthony Bevilaqua and installed by Msgr. Francis Clemens on June 18. The school opened in September with an enrollment of 350 students and Sister Philomena as principal The church bulletin had an ad asking for a new partime cook and a housekeeper for the rectory.

1989 Our Sunday Ministry priest, beloved Father Rene celebrates his Silver jubilee with Mass and reception in the newly refurbished church hall, officially designated as Lynaugh Hall.

1989 End of free tuition; many parents still sacrifice to give their children a Catholic education.

1989 Archbishop Anthony Bevilaqua visits the parish, the school and some elderly shut—ins.

Msgr. Lynaugh 50 Years 1986