Category Archives: Church and School – Holy Name

A Christmas Gift and Wish

It’s Christmas Eve and I am just relaxing and thinking of my family and friends. Unfortunately, Judy is suffering from a very bad case of acute bronchitis and is having a very tough time between the coughing, the wheezing and … Continue reading

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Testing Your Holy Name Memory

OK my fellow Holy Namers and Duquesners, time to dust off some grade school memories! I received the following question from one of our blog’s readers and need your help. I vaguely remember her grandfather’s name, but the part about … Continue reading

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Bernadette Lucas – In God’s Arms

A former classmate of mine from Holy Name has passed away. The feeling I had when I read the news was one of great sadness. I have not had contact with Bernadette since we finished 8th grade in 1965, however … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Post

Its around 2:30 in the afternoon on a rather hot day at the beach. I am winding down at the office, getting ready for a weekend Memorial Day trip to visit my daughters in the Philadelphia area. I decided to check my email … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day In Duquesne

I have returned! I have to apologize for the lapse of time since my last post. I really have no excuses, just a bit of laziness to blame. I actually made a very quick trip up to the Duquesne area … Continue reading

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The Faces of Angels

The number of people that responded to my previous post today is astonishing. I never realized how much fun it is to try to remember our childhood friend’s name and face! Frank Mullen wrote and suggested that a picture that … Continue reading

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The Holy Name Gang

I couldn’t wait to share the photograph below with all of you. Thanks to Colleen Byrne Travis, I was immediately transported to the steps of Holy Name School during the 1950’s. The photo was actually taken in 1955, and based … Continue reading

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More of Duquesne’s Houses of Worship

After I became an altar boy at Holy Name, I looked forward to being scheduled for Stations of the Cross duty. Since we attended Holy Name School, we would always attend Stations of the Cross services each friday during Lent. … Continue reading

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Reflections at Easter

*NOTE – Please check out the addendum at the end of this post. In most cases, growing up in Duquesne in its heyday meant a very strong emphasis on the essential parts of developing a strong character. Education, hard work, … Continue reading

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Schoolyard Memories

First of all, many thanks to Frank Mullen for gracious sharing the pictures from Holy Name contained in this post. They were taken in June of 1958 which places most of the 8th graders shown in the last picture in … Continue reading

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