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St. Anne Parish History

Timeline of
St. Anne
Catholic Church

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1992 Alanna McLean and Beth Tardieu, vacation bible school teachers at St. Anne, approached Father Karl Schray about the possibility of starting a Catholic elementary school. Father Schray approached David Paul-Zuber, principal of Sacred Heart School, Medford, about adopting St. Anne School as a satellite school of Sacred Heart. David Paul-Zuber agreeed to serve as principal to both schools to meet Archdiocesan school requirements. The new school was approved by the St. Anne parish councils and the Archbishop of Portland and opened on September 8, 1992. The school opened with a first grade class of 20 pupils and a combined second and third grade class with 18 pupils. The classes were held in the parish center classrooms and the new school office was located in room 3 in the center. The Provolt-Williams mission closed with the last Mass celebrated in the Legion Hall on April 12, 1992.

1993 St. Anne added a separate third grade in 1993 with a total student enrollment of 38. Bob Chapin of St. Anne parish was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland by Archbishop William Levada on November 5, 1993, in the Portland Cathedral.

1994 A half-day kindergarten and fourth grade were added to St. Anne School in the fall of 1994. All grades are located in the parish center classrooms. Frankie Bytheway became St. Anne Catholic’s School’s first principal. The school was now independent of Sacred Heart School. The school opened with 96 students. A priests’ residence was acquired on Churchill Street the same year. Fr. Bob Barricks was assistant from 1994 to 1996.