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​Tribute to Maurice Abadie held at St. Gerard

February 10, 2020 | posted by Archdiocese of San Antonio

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future


Tribute to Maurice Abadie held at St. Gerard

St. Gerard Catholic High (SGH) School and Regional Middle School hosted a Mass on Tues., Dec. 3 to dedicate the school’s chapel in memory of former SGH principal, president and Catholic educator Maurice S. “BC” Abadie, who passed away Jan. 6, 2016.

Father Don Willard, CSsR, pastor of St. Gerard Church, was the celebrant. Maurice’s wife, Bonnie Abadie, was the guitarist and led the music during the Mass. Thirty-one family members and friends attended the celebration.

In addition to serving in two leadership positions, Abadie also served as director of development and alumni relations, theology teacher, and chaplain during his 39 years at St. Gerard Catholic High School.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of the St. Gerard Catholic High School community gathered in gratitude for Abadie’s many years of service in Catholic education. Students and teachers donated food and clothing for those in great need at St. Gerard Parish, located a few blocks from the high school.

St. Gerard Catholic High School was founded in 1927, and operated by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) and School Sisters of Notre Dame. St. Gerard Catholic High School became an archdiocesan school in 1988. A regional middle school was added in 2017.