Share Your Memory About the Brothers


Brother Richard Merkel's retirement at the end of the 2020-21 school year will mark the end of the physical presence of the Christian Brothers on the Bishop Kelley campus. To honor the Christian Brothers' six decades of service at BK, we are sharing photos and memories from each decade month by month. We focused on the 1960s during the month of November, 1970s in December, and so on. Check out our Facebook page at or follow us on Instagram @bkcomets

We need your stories! We have many photos from past yearbooks and newspapers, but we would love to hear your personal stories as we continue to honor the Christian Brothers. The stories may be shared on social media or in upcoming BK publications. If you would like to share a photo, memory, or story from the Brothers' time at Bishop Kelley, please complete the form below. 

Please note that only one photo may be submitted at a time. If you have multiple photos you would like to send, you may email

Share your story here!

Highlights of the 1960s

Brother Alfred Marshall, the first director of Bishop Kelley High School (1961)

Brother Bernardine teaching (1961)

Brother Joseph presents Gayle Rafferty with a Starflash Camera for having the "best dressed" socks at the 1961 Sock Hop

Brother Kenneth & Brother Henry at the Christian Brothers' vocations booth (1963)

The 1963 BK Christmas assembly, featuring a singing sextet of Christian Brothers.

Brother Dominic at Parents' Night (1964)

Brother Bernardine at Parents' Night (1964)

1964 Awards Assembly

Brother Roland teaches his Latin class (1967)

Brother Francis in his English class (1968)

Brother Michael (1968)

Brother Roland presenting the classics (1968)

Brother Theodore seated next to his "namesake" at the Christmas Assembly (1968)

Brother Bernardine (1969)

Highlights of the 1970s

Drawings of the Brothers from the 1970 Crest

Brother Roland (1970)

Brother Bernardine (1976)