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St. Joseph School 60th Anniversary Reunion

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Due to very low registration, the St. Joseph School 60th Anniversary Reunion has been cancelled.  If you have already registered and paid, you will receive a full refund by September 15, 2018.  The method of refund will be the same as the method of payment (PayPal, personal check, etc.).

Please bookmark this page and return to it for updates regarding future possible reunions.



The St. Joseph School Reunion Committee acknowledges and appreciates the support of St. Patrick Parish in allowing the committee to have a presence on the St. Patrick website.

DATE: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 1pm-5pm

: St. Joseph School

SCHEDULE (subject to change):
1p: Check-in begins
      Exhibits open (old photos, newspaper articles, artifacts)
      Library: Free SJS Books! (bring your own bag/box)
      Enjoy food & drink (heavy hors d'oeuvres)
3p: Group Photo (SJS Students Only)
3:15p: Individual Class Photos
4:30p: Closing Prayer


Click here for the St. Joseph's Ensley Alumni Facebook group, and follow the reunion event within the group.

The St. Joseph School 60th Anniversary Reunion is for all alumni of St. Joseph School in Birmingham (Ensley), Alabama, as well as former students, teachers, principals, and all others whose lives were touched by the school. St. Joseph School opened its doors on September 2, 1958, and remained open until May 31, 1997. During that entire 40-year span, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary dedicated their lives to teaching, loving, and nurturing St. Joseph students, and it is to the Presentation Sisters that this reunion is dedicated.

The reunion will include light refreshments, storytelling, reminiscing, touring of the school and grounds, and viewing of photographs, videos, and artifacts from the school. Attendees are also invited to bring their own items, especially old photos, to share with the group.  Additionally, participants may take books from the library at no charge (free books are limited to those that were owned by St. Joseph School; books belonging to the JCCEO or others are not available).

The registration fee is $22 for adults and $10 for children 13-19 (children 12 and under are free).  Registration fee covers food, all reunion activities, security during the event, other costs related to organizatioin of the reunion, and donations to the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) and St. Joseph Parish, without whose support and cooperation the reunion would not be possible.  A commemorative keepsake memento is also included.

Note: Alcohol will not be served at the reunion and may not be brought in or consumed onsite.

Online registration closes at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018  -- after this time, please register onsite the day of the reunion.  The registration fee increases to $25 at the door, so please register in advance to save money!

If you haven't already read page one of the registration letter, you may want to read this letter before you begin.




The preferred method of registration is online via the link below.  Online registration is quick and easy!

1. Click the link below, complete the online form, and click Submit.

2. Follow instructions on the Congrats! page on how to make payment -- you can mail a check or pay securely online through our PayPal account (you do not have to have a PayPal account yourself; you can use your credit or debit card for no additional fee).

3. If you have any questions, please e-mail Kevin Whitaker, or call (205) 903-2222 (please leave a message if your call is not immediately answered).  If you text, please reference the reunion. 


Registration has ended.