Kate Browning
McGill-Toolen Class of 2001

Kate feels very fortunate to have been able to attend Catholic schools from kindergarten all the way to law school. She graduated from St. Pius in 1997 and was in the McGill-Toolen Class of 2001. She went on to graduate from Spring Hill College and Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. Kate currently works in Mobile for her father’s law firm, Richard E. Browning, P.C. They specialize in the areas of Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury.

Kate says, “I think what I loved most about McGill was the concept of helping students to grow and better themselves in mind, body and spirit. McGill-Toolen Catholic is a true community, and there is a niche for everyone.” Kate found her niche by participating in clubs such as the Student Ambassador's Club, Pro-Life Club and Key Club and playing on the girls' tennis team all four years. She enjoyed being challenged in AP and Honors classes. Kate says she loved the fact that she attended a high school that not only had exciting football games and entertaining plays, but a place where she had the opportunity to attend Mass in the school gym and begin each class with a prayer.

“While at McGill-Toolen Catholic, I was surrounded by students who became some of my closest friends and still are to this day.”, Kate said. As an alumnus, she thoroughly enjoys attending events such as football games and the Jacket Jubilation. She is really looking forward to her ten-year reunion this summer, as well! Kate said, “I cannot believe it has already been a decade since graduation, but I will be eternally grateful for the preparation I received at McGill- Toolen Catholic and look forward to being an active alumnus for many years to come.

Campus Ministries

www.mctcampusministry.org

The campus ministry program at McGill-Toolen provides opportunities for the spiritual development of all students. It is a peer based ministry program, allowing students to minister to other students. It does so through numerous different activities:

Fall/Spring Retreats

These retreats are the apex of McT Campus Ministry. A team of seniors spend months and many many hours preparing an awesome weekend retreat. The weekend is under the direction of the Campus Minister, Daniel Johnson, but is completely run by the students. Students have the opportunity to hear talks, participate in small group discussions, participate in the sacraments, and have an all around good time! The weekend takes place at Camp Cullen on beautiful Mobile Bay. The little fee covers all retreat materials and all meals.

Any seniors interested are invited to be part of the retreat team tp plan each retreat.

Pro-Life Club

The Pro-Life club provides opportunities for students to be involved in promoting a greater respect for life in all stages - from conception until natural death. The year is highlighted by an annual pilgrimage to Washington , D.C. to participate in the March for Life. The club also participates in the annual area Life Chain, holds a Holy Hour for Life, attends pro-life conferences and works to support 2B Choices for Women, a local crisis pregnancy center.

QUEST

This lock-in is for 7th and 8th grade Catholic students to help them grow in their faith. A team of McT junior students plans games, talks and more geared to a 7 th and 8 th grade audience. This is a great opportunity for grade school students to meet students from other schools. Listening to high school students share about their faith lives gives younger students insight into the challenges and opportunities of high school.

Praise and Worship

Once a week, students gather to worship God through inspirational songs. A short teaching is given on matters the Bible, matters of faith, or another topic. All students are welcome to participate! Currently, Praise and Worship meets every Monday night at 6:00 PM in the Toolen Chapel.

Project MAN

Project MAN is a men's prayer group founded to support and encourage young men to live lives of heroic virtue and fidelity to the Gospel. It meets Monday mornings at 7:15 AM in the Campus Ministry office.

Team Woman

Similar to Project MAN, Team Woman is a faith sharing and prayer group for young women The women meet once a week to discuss issues faced by young women in the Church and the world today. Meetings are Friday mornings at 7:15 AM in the Campus Ministry Office.

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