This Day In Norwood History-January 31

Cardinal Dedicates New School

Sun, Jan 31, 1960 – 10 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.com

St. Catherine s in Norwood, One of Largest in Diocese Richard Cardinal Cushing blessed the new school and cafeteria at St. Catherine’s Church, Norwood, yesterday and announced work would start in the Spring in Framingham on a $2 million infirmary for aged and infirm nuns.

Introduced by Auxiliary Bishop Jeremiah F. Minihan, pastor of St. Catherine’s, the cardinal told the gathering of town officials, nuns, clergy and parents that the opening of the additional eight classrooms in Norwood makes the school the second largest elementary parochial school in the diocese.

“There is no substitute for the home training that a child receives,” the cardinal said. “Long before a child starts to attend school, his character is formed in the home and when the parents fail to co-operate with the teachers difficulty with the children commences.”

Taking part in the ceremonies were Msgr. Frank Rossiter as master of ceremonies; Msgr. Robert Sennott, chancellor of the archdiocese; Rev. Mark Keohane of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Needham, and Rev. George Galvin of St. Catherine’s.

The hall of the new school is named “Cardinal Cushing Hall.”

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