On September 9, 2013, The John Carroll School celebrated the 50th Anniversary of opening its doors to students. The day began with a school Mass celebrated by Reverend Steve Sutton, Associate Pastor of St. Ignatius, Hickory, and John Carroll faculty member. The Most Rev. William C. Newman presided at Mass and Rev. Alphonse G. Rose gave the homily.
Following the liturgy, several public officials read proclamations of congratulations to the large audience of students, parents, alumni, current and former faculty, and friends.
At the conclusion of a luncheon for all guests, a group consisting of faculty, administrators, student leaders and guests, joined by the one-time faculty Sisters of St. Joseph, processed across campus to the former convent, the home occupied by the sister while teaching at John Carroll. The building, which also contains the Institutional Advancement offices, was blessed and redicated and as the new on-campus residence for 13 International Students.
The sisters were invited to tour the new facilities, and they shared many special memories of their days living and working at John Carroll.
May God bless the Sisters of St. Joseph for their dedication to our alumni and to all of the entire John Carroll community.