Fairhope, AL — WKRG

Baldwin County’s first Catholic High school is set to open in just a few days.  Parents, students, and Catholic leaders held a dedication this morning for St. Michael Catholic School. Archbishop Thomas Rodi went door to door blessing every single room, stairwell, and hallway in the school.

“These buildings with god’s help truly are places that will give God honor and glory as we educate and form students to be leaders for good in their families, communities, and their churches,” said Rodi. Hundreds packed the gym and later scoured the hallways as part of the dedication. For many parents–having a Catholic school on this side of the bay is a relief.

“I think this community needs this school and you can tell because so many people have responded and are coming to this school,” said parent Todd Edmiston. While it only took the Archdiocese of Mobile and its members about three years to raise the money for this school the idea of a Catholic high school in Baldwin County has been around a lot longer than that.

“But it’s been almost 40 years in the making I just think it was the right time we had a very supportive Archbishop and superintendent who wanted this to occur and I think that makes all the difference,” said Principal Faustin Weber.