Bishop Hogan fifth and sixth grade students won 2nd place in the Youth Organization category at the November 17, 2007 Chillicothe Holiday Parade. Congratulations!

C-T Photo / Megan Neis

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Monday, November 20, 2006, C-T article by Megan Neis

Click photo for a closer view...CAPTION: Bishop Hogan fifth through eighth grade students took home the Grand Marshal Trophy during the parade on Saturday with their float, “Little Drummer Boy.” They also received first place in the youth organization category. (Click photo for a closer view.)

C-T Photo / Megan Neis

The spirit of Christmas was evident in Chillicothe this weekend as thousands of people lined the streets for the 2006 Holiday Parade held Saturday morning on Washington Street. Nativity scenes, winter scenes, antique vehicles and bands playing Christmas music, all celebrated the theme “Christmas Blessings” as they participated in the parade. Bishop Hogan School's fifth through eighth graders took home the Grand Marshal Trophy for their float.

The 60th annual Holiday Parade had a total of 113 entries and was sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center. Grand Marshals were Jim and Norma Johnson of Chillicothe and Santa Claus made a special trip to town on Saturday to end the parade with the CHS Cheerleaders. Parade entries were judged on use of theme, originality and appearance.

The Mrs. Missouri and Missouri Princess float received first place in the business category and SkillPath's entry, “Sleigh Ride,” took home second place honors. Livingston Manor Care Center received third place in the business category. Chillicothe Medical Clinic and their Partners in Education, Brandi Ellis' second grade class, received first place in the non-profit organization category. Second place in this category was awarded to The Baptist Home. St. John's Lutheran Church received third place in the non-profit organization category.

“CeCe Lady” by Phyllis Collier from Laclede received first place in the animal division of the parade. Second place was awarded to “Ponies Are Us!” by the Mammen Family, and the Missouri Llama Association received third place.

 The Bishop Hogan Memorial School Christmas Program was held Thursday
evening in the school gymnasium and featured a play titled “Carriers of the Light,”
presented by the school's students in the third through eighth grades.
C-T Photo/Paul Sturm

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C-T Photo 11 22 06
These students were among several other 2nd & 3rd grade students at Bishop Hogan who performed Thanksgiving-related skits in front of a large crowd of parents and grandparents November 22, 2006, in the school's gymnasium.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2006
C-T Photo/Paul Sturm 01 16 06

Students in grades five through eight at at Bishop Hogan Memorial School presented a program about Dr. Martin Luther King on Friday afternoon at the school. The program included remarks from several students, including LeAnne Mathew and music provided by the chorus. The program highlighted King's life and his mission toward racial equality. Bishop Hogan School was closed today in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.

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The Bishop Hogan PTO took on the project of creating a memorial to past Bishop Hogan students that at a young age were called Home to God. The memorial is located in the front of the school and consists of four granite stones inscribed with the following names, all of whom died before the age of 31. A flowering tree was planted in the center of the memorial. The memorial was dedicated on Friday morning, May 12, 2006.

  • James H. Ellison, Jr. - 02/01/48-04/29/69
  • Mary Ann Slattery Souders - 12/23/51-10/18/69
  • Andrea Janine Denton 08/20/62-11/01/70
  • Delbert (Deb) Willard, Jr. 06/24/52-04/07/71
  • John David Miller 04/10/53-08/25/71
  • Paul Louis Rupp III 05/16/58-08/03/76
  • Michelle Rene Ryan 06/11/64-07/01/78
  • Christopher Michael Carroll 01/02/57-07/10/82
  • Doug Lawson 06/30/67-08/28/82
  • John A. Banhart 04/12/68-06/05/84
  • Charles "Chuck" Hinchey, Jr. 04/01/60-12/08/84
  • Cara Rene Newsom 05/20/73-12/09/87
  • Lloyd Willie Hibner 01/12/74-05/07/90
  • John Joseph Conway 05/02/67-12/01/96
  • William Lee Mehroff 03/09/68-05/27/98
  • Joshua Steven Quinn 04/27/76-08/25/03
  • Christopher Michael Earley 03/15/86-02/25/06

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Live Nativity 12 21 05
Photo by Mary Garr.

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Catholic Schools Week Events 2005

We had a great Catholic Schools Week the week of Jan. 29th thru Feb. 4th. Here is what we did to celebrate! We also had a very successful annual Chili Supper and Basket Auction on Friday, February 4th!

  • Mayor Rodenberg signs our proclamation for Catholic Schools Week!Jan. 29 & Jan. 30 - Students will read and do the petitions at all Masses.

  • Jan. 30 - Alumni Breakfast for all graduates attending local high schools. After the 10:00a.m. Mass

  • Jan. 31 - Signing of Proclamation - Mayor Todd Rodenberg here to sign the Catholic Schools Week Proclamation @ 9:00a.m.

  • Volunteer Appreciation Day - A tea given by staff in recognition of Bishop Hogan volunteers. Eagle's Wings will perform 3:15 - 4:00

  • Feb. 1 - Parents' Appreciation Luncheon - Parents may come and eat lunch with their child / children.

  • Feb. 2 - Business Buddy Appreciation Day - Cards of appreciation will be sent to all Business Buddies.

  • Feb. 3 - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day - Staff will be having a break for one hour at lunch time in which they can eat as a group, parents will volunteer to stay with students in the classrooms during the teachers' free time.

  • Feb. 4 - *Student Appreciation Day*
    Mass at 8:15a.m.
    Bible Bowl Game - In the afternoon the students will enjoy a Bible Bowl Game in which all will be winners and each enjoy a candy bar donated by PTO - 1:30 - 2:45.

  • Scholastic Book Fair - Monday - Friday - 3:00 - 3:30

  • Chili Supper & Basket Auction - Friday - 4-7:00 p.m.

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C-T Photo by Paul Sturm
C-T Photo by Paul Sturm 08 18 04

C-T Photo by Paul Sturm 11 08 04

Summer vacation over, one first grade
student hugs another classmate as teacher
Lisa Garvey-Seitz visits with a parent
prior to the start of opening day of classes.
Students of the 6th grade class gather
around their pet lab rat. The students will
participate this spring in the Science Fair
under the direction of teacher Brenda Kerr.

C-T Photo by Megan Neis 09 22 04

A Bishop Hogan student gets hosed down with water by a Northwest
Missouri Haz-Mat team member as the beginning phase of a decontamination
demonstration conducted by the Haz-Mat team at the Livingston County Courthouse.

C-T photo by Paul Sturm 03 10 05
C-T Photo Paul Sturm 03 10 05
Our Talent Show was a Great Success! Thanks Mrs. Garr!
Talent Show (C-T Photo) 04 27 05

Catholic Schools' Week Activities
Members of Charlene Thompson's fifth and sixth grade classes
worked on making table decorations in preparation for the
parents' luncheon, which was one of several events scheduled
for the week in observation of National Catholic Schools Week.

C-T Photo/Laura Schuler 01 31 06

First Day of School 2006
C-T Photo / Paul Sturm 08 16 06

Shoppers gather goodies for bargain prices at the yard sale, one of many features of the 31st annual St. Columban Fall Festival held each September. Funds raised from the sale go to St. Columban Church and Bishop Hogan Memorial School.
C-T Photo by Paul Sturm 09 20 04

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Talent Show & PTO Meeting

C-T Photo by Paul Sturm

The 8th grade class entertained a large crowd Wednesday evening during the school's annual talent show.
The group performed a routine based on the hit movie, "Sister Act."

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Gladys Trager of Chillicothe makes $10,000 gift to Bishop Hogan School

Thursday, July 2, 1998 -- Gladys Trager of Chillicothe recently made a $10,000 gift donation to Bishop Hogan Memorial School of Chillicothe to be used for capital improvements to the main school building. Mrs. Trager is a member of St. Columban Catholic Church, which operates the school. On hand to accept the gift were Bishop Hogan principal, Jeanne Hinkebein, right, and Father Matt Rotert, new pastor of St. Columban.

Constitution Tribune photo by Bob Carter

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Fr. Matt Rotert New Pastor at St. Columban Church
Published from the Chillicothe (Mo.) Constitution Tribune

Monday, June 29, 1998 -- The Rev. Matt Rotert, a 30-year-old native of Montrose, Missouri, and a priest since June, 1994, has been assigned as new pastor of St. Columban Catholic Church parish in Chillicothe by Bishop Raymond Bolan of the church's Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese.

The Rev. Rotert, who began his duties here Thursday, June 18, replaces the Rev. Reginald Sander, O.S.B., who served as pastor for nearly three years. The Rev. Sander, a monk from Conception Abbey at Conception, Missouri, has been re-assigned to the pastorate of St. Paul the Apostle parish at Tarkio and St. Benedict parish of Burlington Junction in northwest Missouri.
"I asked to come here," Rotert tells the C-T. He had been an associate pastor for Our Lady of the Presentation parish in Lee's Summit the previous year. "There are only a couple of rural parishes in the diocese that are relatively large and have a school, and I wanted to pastor a parish with a school. This is one." He also was attracted by the more than a century-old parish's long history and "the beautiful church" on Trenton Street at Tenth Street.

"Father Reginald had been the prefect on my dorm floor my first year at Conception (Seminary College), and I came up to visit him last August to look the parish over because he had told me that there was a chance the abbey would be giving the parish back to the diocese and he'd be leaving." The abbey had supplied monks as pastors for the Chillicothe church since 1971. The diocese assigned the parish priests during 1914-1971 after a period of 36 years during the late 1800's and early 1900's in which the priests had been supplied by the Franciscans (Order of St. Francis). When Abbot Gregory Polan informed Bishop Bolan that the abbey could no longer provide the priest for the 500-family Chillicothe parish, the bishop turned to his staff of diocesan priests and found Rotert, who will celebrate his 31st birthday in August, anxious to serve here.

"I enjoy it all," he says of his priestly duties, "but I really like working with kids in school . . .I am very happy to be here and look forward to being here for a good while." He says one of the ministries he'll spend time on is "reaching out to parish members who, for whatever reason, haven't been attending Mass." He also notes the church structure, including its stained glass windows, needs some touch-up work.

In replacing Sander, Rotert says parishoners will find "we might be different, personality-wise, but our view of the church is very similar." The new local priest's view of the church's mission is to "be a sacramental sign of Christ's presence in the world, to give the call to conversion to belief in God, and proclaim the truth of God as revealed to us in his word."

Rotert's parents continue to reside in Montrose, a town of about 500 residents southwest of Clinton and just west of the west edge of Truman Reservoir. After attending elementary school there, Rotert went to St. John's Seminary in Kansas City to start high school. After that school closed, he switched to Savior of the World Seminary High School in Kansas City, Kansas, from which he graduated in 1985. He then attended Conception Seminary College for four years, then went to theology school in Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. "It was a real gradual process," Rotert recalls of his decision to be ordained into the priesthood. "I went to the seminary high school, but the scales really tipped for me, I think, while I was in college. I felt certain this was what God was calling me to do."

Following his ordination by Bishop Bolan at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City on June 4, 1994, he served as associate pastor of Christ the King parish at 85th Street and Wornall Raod in Kansas City until 1997. He then was assigned to the Lee's Summit parish for the past year before receiving his appointment to the parish here.

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Bishop Hogan Memorial School Establishes Internet Presence November 4, 1998...

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