The Class of 1965

North American College Class of 1965

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Here we will explain the purpose of our organization. We also include our mission statement here.

Class Purpose:

The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to involve family and friends in our projects.  We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the Class of 1965 will become even stronger in faith and love.

Our Members:

John Albosta, Paul Alderman, John Annese, John Bergmann, Jerry Broccolo, Brad Burke, Bob Burton, George Coleman, Don Conroy, Mike Cronin, Bob DeLaVega, Jack Dillon, Ron Dolan, Marty Donnelly, Jim Eblen, Walter Edyvaen, Bill Fay, Marty Geraghty, Peter Gilbert, Fred Gunti, Jerry Hardy, Herb Hauck, Al Johnson, Roger Karban, Andy Karg, Tom Kelsch, Jack Kinsella, Paul Kwiatkowski, Bob Leiting, Clyde Lewis, Joe Lynaugh, Dick Matthews, Bill McDonnell, Jack McEvilly, Bob Manning, Tom Marlier, John Meyer, George Meredith, Harry Meyer, Greg Moys, Charlie Mulligan, John Mulvihill, Tony Muntone, Dan Murray, Tom Novak, Fred O'Donnell, John Parker, Bob Rarick, Le Roy Riedy, Charlie Rooney, Bill Rowe, Mike Ruggaber, Harry Schlitt, Don Schmitz, Frank Schoen, Mike Sheenan, Joe Speaks, Paul Tobin, Jim Toner, Damien Vallelonga, Walter Waldron, Mike Williams, Joe Woytala, Lou Wyrsch, Don Zanon, Bard Zensen, Jack Ziegler
Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.

     Rev. Msgr. Gregory Moys was honored by being made Chaplain to His Holiness (13 August 2007).  The Pope could not have found a better man!

     The Most Rev. Michael J. Sheehan celebrated his 25th Anniversary as Bishop on 17 June 2008.  The Class of '65 is proud of the bishops in our class.  Best wishes!

     Rev. John Mulvihill successfully defended his doctoral dissertation "Philosophy of Evolution among 20th Century Scholastics" in Oxford, England, on 24 July 2008.  On the Board of Examiners were Canon Vincent Strudwick, Rev. Dr. Robin Gibbons, and Dr. John Morgan.   Two days earlier, Father David Mulvihill, John's brother, successfully defended "Catholc Volunteers: Papal Doctrine," in Oxford.  David was a North American College man (Casa '90) and did his J.C.D. at the Gregorian University.

                                ROGER KARBAN

     If you wish to email Roger Karban, you can do so at

     We can be proud of our classmate, who attended St. Henry's Seminary in Belleville, Illinois, and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois.  Roger Karban completed his studies for the priesthood at the Gregorian University in Rome, where he received the Licenciate in Theology.  He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Bellville on December 16, 1964, in Rome, with the class of the North American College.
     He has had varied and fruitful ministries.  He has been Associate Pastor of St. Mary's in Herrin, Illinois, and also Associate Pastor of Holy Angels in East St. Louis, Illinois.  He was Secretary of the Belleville Diocesan Marriage Tribunal from 1965 to 1967.  He taught religion at St. Teresa's Academy in East St. Louis from 1964 to 1967.  He taught religion at Mater Dei High School in Breese, Illinois, from 1967 to 1973.  He was the Chair of the Religion Department of Mater Dei High School from 1969 to 1973.  He served as Director of the Deaconate Program for the Belleville Diocese from 1977 to 1982.  He was the Chairman of the Board for United Cerebral Palsy of Southwestern Illinois from 1979 to 1983.  He was in residence in various parishes in East St. Louis while completing studies toward a doctoral degree in Scripture at St. Louis University.  He taught the Marriage Course at Gibault High School, Waterloo, Illinois, from 1975 to 2000.  He taught Sacred Scripture courses at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois; John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois; and Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana.
     He is presently the Administrator of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Renault, Illinois.  He not only taught "The Bible as Literature" at Southwestern Illinois College from 1996 to the present, but is currently teaching that course at St. Louis University.  He contributes a weekly Homily to our own NAC Class of 1965 Newsletter.  He is a priest to be proud of!
                         MORE INTERESTING LINKS
        The Graduate Theological Foundation, founded by Cardinal Spellman to promote the education of the clergy, has a link with a number of libraries useful for graduate studies. Just go to our "Leadership Formation" page listed above, and click "Graduate Theological Foundation" at the bottom of the left hand column.
                          ALUMNI CROSS PATHS

       Our classmate Don Conroy was traveling the mid-west recently, during the February ice storms off Lake Michigan.  He visited Milwaukee, but had no beer.  He visited John Mulvihill in Chicago for a pranzone all'Italiana at Ristorante Bertucci in the suburb of Highwood.  Names of many classmates were mentioned, but always with renewed reverence.  Conroy, Mulvihill, Manning, Moys and Broccolo had traveled together to the Holy Land in 1965, just after the theology License exams.  We remembered what a treat it was to be able to use our Hebrew, such as the movable shewa and the "beghadkephath" for the dagesh in: beth, gimel, daleth, kaph, pe, and taw. Ah, the things we learned at Mother Greg! 
       Our classmate Andy Karg renewed acquaintance with John Strynkowski (Brooklyn), from an NAC class doppo di noi, who was giving a retreat to the priests of Erie Diocese.  At mealtine they spoke of tante belle cose delle anni passati.  So moving was their meeting that they could hardly say "arrividerci."  E sempre cosi con noi bacherozzi! 
Our "Link" page has a new link entitled: Pastoral Ministry Academics.  It is the work of my classmate from Oxford, John R. Miller, who attended Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD.  The college is named after the Catholic prelate, Bishop Marty.  The site was just reworked on 7 October 2007.  The site is praticularly Catholic in resources.  These resources include the Cardinal Newman Reader, a Biblical Concordance, the ability to search 89 books in the History of Ideas, and access to the Yale University Divinity Library, among other sources.  In all, with direct and indirect links, there is access to some 800 resources.

NAC Class of 1965, c/o John Mulvihill, 3236 Lincoln, Franklin Park, IL  60131