Class of 2020 Colleges and Universities

      Congratulations to the Class of 2020! All members of the Class of 2020 were all accepted to a 4- year college or university. The class earned more than three million dollars in scholarships from all of the colleges from…

    In Memoriam ~ Fr. Simeon James Thole, OSB ’53

    Fr. Simeon Thole, OSB ’53 James Thole was born on April 21, 1935, and grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota, the second oldest of four children to Otto and Margaret (Acheson) Thole. His father was a bookkeeper for the local power…

    In Memoriam ~ Bernard “Bernie” Priebe ’45

    The Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard “Bernie” Priebe will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at St. Clara Catholic Church, Clara City, MN. The Reverend Steve Verhelst will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Clara…

    In Memoriam ~ Howard “Bud” Prairie, Jr. ’44

    Howard “Bud” Raymond Prairie, Jr. ’44, age 91 of Brooklyn Park, MN passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 after a several week journey of physical setbacks that became too challenging to overcome. Bud was born 8/18/1928 in Marshall, MN….

    In Memoriam – Fr. Joel Kelly, O.S.B.

    Father Joel Kelly, OSB  Monk of Saint John’s Abbey Collegeville, Minnesota Born: September 1, 1939 Professed: July 11, 1960 Ordained: June 4, 1966 Died: June 8, 2020 Father Joel died on Tuesday 8 June in the Abbey retirement center. He…

    Hope and Community

    The following message was sent to students, parents, alumni and friends of Saint John’s Prep. June 2, 2020 Dear Prep Community, It has been a week of profound tragedy and sorrow for our state and our country.The killing of George…

    Class of 2020 Top Ten Students

      Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Top Ten 2020 Graduates Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville will hold its 163nd commencement on June 19, 2019 with a virtual ceremony. A parade for graduates is planned through campus later that evening….

    In Memoriam ~ Richie Smith

    Richard “Richie” E. T. Smith ’70    Brother of Kevin Smith ’66  Born: March 19, 1952 Died: May 22, 2020 Richie Smith passed away peacefully at his lake home on Otter Tail Lake surrounded by family on May 22, 2020,…

    In Memoriam ~ Harold “Hal” Roske ’47   

    Harold “Hal” Roske ’47      Father of Michael ’73 Grandfather of Benedict ’07 and Joel ’11  Harold (Hal) Joseph Roske, age 90, passed away from natural causes at his home in Collegeville, surrounded by his family, on April 26,…

    In Memoriam ~ Joseph Francis Wethington, Ph.D., M.D.

    Joseph Francis Wethington, Ph.D., M.D.  Father of Margaret Arnold, Regent Grandfather of Claire ’12, Patrick ’13, Ellen ’15 and Matthew ’17 Wethington, Joseph Francis, Ph.D., M.D. passed away April 20, 2020, due to complications of the novel coronavirus at the…