December 1969

December 1969

Announcement Date: December 1, 1969

Brother James Newberry was appointed Administrator of St. Charles and Lauer was appointed Executive Director. At the time of its founding, those in charge of St. Charles set a structured regimen for the boys placed in their care. The day’s agenda called for the boys to rise at 6:15 am; attend mass prior to their 7:30 am breakfast; perform chores, including washing dishes, making their beds, and sweeping floors and then participating in recreation until the 9:00 am start of school. Residents were in classes until the 11:45 am lunch and recreation break. School resumed at 1:30 pm and ran until 3:30 pm when recreation was available until the 5:45 pm dinner hour. The last recreation of the day ended at 7:00 pm which was then the time for study which ran until bedtime.