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Volume 11, Number 19
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

TECABOCA CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY IN TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Frs. Jim Mueller and Don Cowie at an outdoor Mass for boys who attended Tecaboca’s boys camp this summer. Tecaboca is near Mountain Home, Texas, which is about 80 miles northwest of San Antonio. Tecaboca is featured in the upcoming Fall/Winter issue of ALIVE magazine.

Tecaboca: A Marianist Center for Spiritual Renewal in Mountain Home, Texas, celebrated 75 years of Marianist ministry at a Mass on Sept. 11. Provincial Marty Solma presided at the Eucharist, which more than 100 people attended.

The Marianists have operated camps in Texas Hill Country for the past 75 years and have been at Tecaboca’s current location on Johnson Creek for 60 years. “Bringing together so many people who love Tecaboca brought enough energy to sustain the staff and property for years to come,” said Executive Director Kay Tally-Foos.

Clockwise from top left, Bro. José Julián Matos-Auffant and guest; Provincial Marty Solma with Luis Guerra; Tecaboca campers; Fr. Marty presides at the anniversary Mass.

BRO. THOMAS FARNSWORTH TO PROFESS PERPETUAL VOWS

Bro. Thomas Farnsworth is preparing to profess perpetual vows on Oct. 27 at the University of Dayton’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. Originally from San Francisco, Bro. Tom holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. For the past five years, Bro. Tom has ministered at the University of Dayton in the areas of counseling, community wellness, Greek life, leadership and sexual violence prevention. He is a full-time lecturer in UD’s Department of Psychology. We wish Bro. Tom the best as he prepares for his perpetual vows.

SEMINARIANS ATTEND GENERAL AUDIENCE WITH POPE

At the Sept. 26 general audience with the Pope, Fr. Pachi Canseco (rector, Province of Spain), Bros. Nereo Ramírez (seminarian, District of Mexico), Dan Odero Osino (seminarian, Region of Eastern Africa), Bob Jones (seminarian, Province of the U.S.), Javier Sanz (seminarian, Province of Spain) and Bro. Les Kaehler, vice-rector. Other seminarians (not shown) from the District of India: Bros. Chittibabu Gunja, Arul Raj M., Jinu Muthukattil, Chinnaiah Polishetti, and Josephraj R.

On Sept. 26, community members of the Chaminade International Seminary in Rome completed their annual retreat and then attended Pope Benedict’s weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square. The Pope gave a talk on liturgy and greeted individual groups. Bro. Lester Kaehler of the Province of the United States has begun his work as vice-rector of the seminary. Visit Bro. Bob Jones’ blog for more photos.

ASPIRANCY RETREAT HELD IN PENNSYLVANIA

Seated, Fr. Dave McGuigan; standing, Allen Pacquing, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, Joanne McCracken, Linda Zappacosta and Andrew Giles

Aspirants Andrew Giles and Allen Pacquing participated in a retreat from Sept. 14 – 16  at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa. The retreat was facilitated by Fr. Dave McGuigan and Bro. Jesse O’Neill. Lay Marianists Joanne McCracken and Linda Zappacosta joined the aspirants for a discussion about the mission of the Marianist Family. After the retreat, Andrew and Allen visited the Philadelphia Marianist community, where they met with Bros. Steve Glodek and Jack Ventura.

HALE MALIA HOSTS CELEBRATION OF BRO. NORMAN’S FIRST VOWS

The Hale Malia Marianist community, Bros. Dave Murphy, Dennis Schmitz, John Campbell, Tom Payne, Frs. Joe Lackner, Ken Templin, Bro. Brandon Alana, Frs. George Cerniglia, John Thompson and Bro. Norman Capinpin

From Aug. 24 – 26, the Hale Malia Marianist community in Honolulu hosted a series of meetings and celebrations. The weekend began with prayer and community planning meetings followed by a social with a meal prepared by Fr. John Thompson, director. The community then hosted a local celebration of Bro. Norman Capinpin’s first vows at the Mystical Rose Oratory on the campus of Chaminade University of Honolulu, followed by a luncheon.

Bro. Norman at his first vow celebration in Honolulu

NEW AFFILIATES JOIN MARIANIST FAMILY IN TEXAS

Charlie and Marge Wick, Ed and Nilde Mollica and Fr. Al McMenamy, spiritual assistant

Ed and Nilde Mollica of Coppell, Texas, joined the Marianist Family as Lay Marianists at the home of Charlie and Marge Wick Sept. 20. Affiliates from communities in Coppell and Denton, Texas, attended the ceremony. Charlie and Marge serve as sponsors and mentors for Ed and Nilde.

Seated, Ed and Nilde Mollica and Fr. Al McMenamy; standing, Ed Scarbrough, June and Hank Martin, Charlie and Marge Wick, Nancy DeHonores, Cynthia Scarbrough, and Judy and Tom Nack
The Coppell and Denton Lay Marianist Affiliates attended a weekend retreat from Sept. 21 – 23 at St. Mark’s Parish. The retreat concluded at the home of Arno and Toni Becher in Aubrey, Texas. Fr. Al McMenamy is pictured at far left.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY RANKED IN TOP 50 SCHOOLS NATIONALLY

The academic program at Marianist-sponsored St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis has placed among the top 50 Catholic high schools nationally, earning an “Honor Roll” ranking based on a rigorous evaluation by the Cardinal Newman Society. The society evaluates Catholic high schools in the areas of academics, civic education and Catholic identity. The top-performing schools are named to the “Top 50″ nationally. Other schools receive recognition in a specific category, and in Vianney’s case, it was its academic program that was ranked in the top 50 nationally. Vianney is the only Catholic boys’ school in St. Louis to be recognized by the society. Read more, including a list of all ranked schools, from Catholic News Service.

“This honor reflects highly on our dedicated teachers and staff and is a testament to their hard work and commitment to Catholic education,” said Dr. Timothy Dilg, principal. “In addition, our students should be recognized and applauded for their perseverance, determination, and willingness to challenge themselves spiritually, academically and personally.” Mike Loyet is president.

FROM ALIVE MAGAZINE: THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
Read a devotional from ALIVE magazine, “Understanding the Immigrant Experience.” The piece is written by Mary Harvan Gorgette, who lives near Paris. She is a member of Our Lady of the Round Table, a Marianist small faith community that meets regularly via the Internet. “Jesus names immigrants among ‘the least of my brothers.’ He says serving them is serving him. I try to embrace the lonely part of immigrant life as a way of humility, as a path to union with Christ. I also try to welcome immigrants as I have been welcomed,” writes Mary. Subscribe to ALIVE. Need extra copies to share with family, friends or your ministry? Email marianist@marianist.com.
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CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS: THE YEAR OF FAITH

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his October update with FamilyOnline readers.“On Oct.11, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the anniversary of the publication of the Catholic Catechism. The date has been designated by Pope Benedict XVI as the beginning of a Year of Faith. We look to Blessed William Joseph Chaminade to help us grow in faith throughout this year.” Read more about Marianist saints.

GALLERY SAINT JOHN FEATURES “BIRDS & FLOWERS & TREES”

The “Birds & Flowers & Trees” exhibit at Gallery Saint John features paintings, prints sculptures, ceramics and a display of over 20 bird nests in original habitats. The show runs through October 23. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Bros. Don Geiger and Joe Barrish at “Birds & Flowers & Trees,” their exhibit at Gallery Saint John

Resident naturalist Bro. Don Geiger has spent years collecting abandoned nests on Mount Saint John property from a range of birds. “I find the beauty and inventiveness of nesting birds fascinating,” said Bro. Don. “These creatures are able to use diverse materials, including castoffs and scraps, and fashion them into artful habitats, even if they only use them for a few weeks. The ingenuity and inventiveness of these creatures is awesome.”

MARIANIST WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: OCT. 14

Sunday, Oct. 14 is the Marianist World Day of Prayer. Marianist Family members from around the world will gather at the Shrine of Mary, Mother of All Mercies, in Togo. During the gathering, they will honor the first three Marianist missionaries to arrive in Togo 50 years ago: Bro. Auguste Augustin, Fr. Stephan Hoin and Bro. Pierre CattinRead more from the World Council of the Marianist Family.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
 Bro. Bill Bolts will serve on the board of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco beginning this fall. Bro. Will Halloway will serve on the board of Villa Angela-Saint Joseph High School in Cleveland.
 Bro. Brandon Alana was featured in an article in the Chaminade Silversword, the student newspaper at Chaminade University of Honolulu, where he serves as a member of the campus ministry team. 

 Bro. Brian Halderman wrote an article about his vocation journey that appears in VISION magazine, the annual vocation-focused publication of the National Religious Vocation Conference.
 Bro. Ed Loch was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News article about area shrines. His photo appeared in the Sept. 7 issue of the paper, which marked the 25th anniversary of the papal visit. 
 The University of Dayton profiled Carol Ramey, ‘68, in the school’s “Ask a Marianist” forum. Carol is director of the North American Center for Marianist Studies.
 Bro. Brian Zampier is hosting a Sketchbook Journal Day on Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo. The cost is $40, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call Sabrina at 636.938.5390.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

   
 Fr. Francis Kenney Fr. Frank, undated

Fr. Francis Kenney (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton), 90, who died Sept. 25, 2012, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. The wake and Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Frank was on Sept. 29 at Emmanuel Church, Dayton. Fr. James Fitz was the presider. Fr. Thomas Stanley was the homilist. Fr. Thomas Schroer gave the eulogy. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Fr. Frank’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

 
Fr. William O’Connell Fr. Bill, 1987

Fr. William O’Connell (Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 85, who died Oct. 1, 2012, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. The wake and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Marianist Community on Oct. 11. Burial will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Fr. William’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. Lorenzo López Calvo (Province of Spain), 87, who died Sept. 14, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Lorenzo’s obituary.

Joan Cachat, Fr. Norbert Feld, SSC, Norbert Ferry, James Forkenbrock, Lot Mbewe and John Trautman. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

BOARDWALK AT SUNSET, BEAVERCREEK WETLANDS, OHIO

Courtesy Bro. Phil Aaron

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Bro. Paul Bredestege (Marianist Community, Huntsville, Ohio)

Bro. William Callahan (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. James Fitzgibbons (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Michael Lisbeth (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, New York)

Fr. Joseph Marshall (Casa San Juan, San Antonio)

Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars Community, St. Louis)

Bro. William O’Leary (Chaminade Community, St. Louis)

Bro. Richard Olsen (St. Clair Marianist Community, Cleveland)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

John Achbach, Elvira Agpaoa, Marian Alverson, Sally Frederick, Roxanne Kovacich, Tony Kroger, Betty Ann Perkins, Roger Richter and Phyllis Scharner. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
PARTNERING WITH THE POOR. The Province thanks its high schools and universities for their support of the Marianist ministries in developing countries through Lenten and Advent fundraisers and appeals. Since December 2011, Province-sponsored schools have raised over $20,000 for ministries in India and Eastern Africa. If you would like additional information on these ministries, email Fr. David Paul or call him at 314.533.1207, ext. 225.
ST. LAURENCE COLLEGE IN IRELAND. Fr. Mike Reaume reports that two first-year classes from St. Laurence College visited the High Crosses at Tullyvale with Bro. Fred Rech and Martin Doran in September. The granite crosses are ancient Irish monuments that date between the eighth and twelfth centuries.  
Martin Doran’s sixth-year religious education students commemorated the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks by creating origami “peace cranes” in the shape of a peace sign in the school’s lower lobby. Student Shu Jun Zhang helped classmates create the cranes using traditional origami techniques.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OF HONOLULU. The Marianist Center of Hawai’i, Saint Louis School, and Chaminade University of Honolulu dedicated a new shared parking structure with a blessing, which included hymns sung by the Marianists. Provincial Marty Solma, chancellor, led the dedication. 
Bro. Robert Hoppe (vice president, Marianist Center of Hawai’i), Steve Teraoka (facilities/project manager, Marianist Center) and Fr. Marty
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. The New York Times highlighted the University of Dayton in a page one story about the growing number of Muslim women from abroad who are finding Catholic campuses to be welcoming communities that respect their faith and culture.
On Oct. 8, UD will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Marianist sisters at UD. The celebration includes a prayer service followed by a reception. Read a flyer.  
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. On Sept. 27, Chaminade Julienne honored the 2012 class of Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame inductees during an awards dinner. Those honored included Fr. Thomas Schroer, S.M., ’60.
COLEGIO SAN JOSÉ. Students Guillermo Marcé, André Bermúdez, Jonathan Meléndez, Esteban Maldonado and Roberto Ramírez received Rafael Carrión Jr. Academic Excellence Awards from the Banco Popular Foundation.
Jonathan Meléndez, Esteban Maldonado, Roberto Ramírez, Guillermo Marcé, André Bermúdez, Richard Carrión (CEO of Banco Popular of Puerto Rico), Elaine Torrens (principal) and Bro. Reinaldo Berrios (director of guidance  and counseling)
SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL, HONOLULU. Saint Louis School faculty, staff, and students celebrated International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. They installed a Peace Pole and engaged in a multi-lingual prayer service. Chaplain Fr. Ken Templin presided over the ceremony.
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. Read the October 2012 issue of Via Latina from the General Administration in Rome.

INDIA. Read the October 2012 issue of the newsletter from the District of India.

IO-MLC. Read the September 2012 issue of Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

MSJC. Read the September 2012 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

JUST ONE MORE…

 
Bros. Brian Zampier, Ed Brink and Novice Mark Motz stopped at Bro. Mel Meyer’s Korean War memorial sculpture at Forest Park in St. Louis during their recent Segway tour of the park.
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

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OCTOBER

3       Joseph Barrett, John-Paul Kirimi, John Lemker, Gerard Sullivan

4       James McCaffrey

5       Samuel Mungai Goko

6       Delmar Jorn, Gary Morris

7       Robert Moriarty

8       Hugo Bastida

9       Gerald Chinchar, Edwin Shiras

12     Raymundo Domínguez González

13     Edward Loch, George Onida, Gobi Torres Nazario

14     Charles Gausling, Callistus Jeje

15     Miguel Barber, Timothy Dwyer, George Kemmett, José Matos-Auffant, William O’Leary

17     Steven Grazulis, Anup Ranjan Kullu

18     Kenneth Jung, Gerard Mc Auley, Daniel Tamilarasan V.

19     Jerome Bommer, John Thompson, James Tobin

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