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Volume 11, Number 20
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

MARIANIST SISTERS HONORED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO UD

Front, Srs. Marie Abmayr and Leanne Jablonski; back, Srs. Mary Louise Foley, Evangeline Escobar, Audrey Buttner, Marcia Buchard, Laura Leming and Nicole Trahan. Courtesy UD

At a ceremony on Oct. 8, the Marianist Sisters were honored for 50 years of service at the University of Dayton, where they are an integral part of campus life, teaching, ministering to students, faculty and staff, and helping coordinate the sustainability, energy and environment initiative on campus. They founded the graduate assistant program in campus ministry and connected UD’s community with migrant and Hispanic Catholics.

About 150 people attended the prayer service, presided by Sr. Laura Leming. A reception followed, during which President Daniel Curran thanked the sisters for their service and presented Provincial Evangeline Escobar with a commemorative vase. Sr. Evangeline shared remarks about her history with UD and the early days of the FMI community at Marycrest Hall. Bro. Don Smith presented the sisters with a cross, and Sr. Leanne Jablonski thanked the crowd for their support. Congratulations, sisters! Read more from UD.

Clockwise from top left, Provincial Evangeline Escobar; Bro. Charlie Wanda and Sr. Nicole Trahan; Sr. Laura Leming   

ST. LOUIS MARIANISTS CELEBRATE FOUNDATION DAY WITH RACHEL LOZANO

Kneeling, Bros. Delmar Jorn (visiting from India), Francis Heyer, Jim Maus and Fr. Al McMenamy; standing, Bro. Joe Kamis, Bro. Ed Brink, Fr. Bob Osborne, Bro. Bob Resing, Rachel Lozano, Fr. Marty Solma and Novice Mark Motz. Courtesy Fr. Marty

The Maryland Avenue community in St. Louis hosted dinner with Rachel Lozano on Foundation Day, Oct. 2 (also the Feast of the Guardian Angels). Rachel’s cure from terminal cancer has been attributed to the intercession of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, whose cause for canonization is being considered in Rome. The Vatican is investigating this cure, described in an article from the St. Louis Review from July 2010. Read an article about Rachel from a previous issue of FamilyOnline.

ANNUAL DIRECTORS MEETING DRAWS BROTHERS FROM ACROSS PROVINCE

Fr. Bill Meyer, Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Bro. Jim Contadino  

More than forty-five community directors and members of the Provincial Administration attended the annual directors meeting at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville, Md., from Oct. 4 – 7, 2012.

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, served as keynote speaker, and Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, provincial of the Jesuit’s New England Province, was the main presider. Fr. Myles presented about topics on aging, informed by his experience as a medical doctor. Participants also discussed sponsorship; spirituality; the protection of children; vocation ministry; peace, justice and the integrity of creation; and Vision 2020.

Next year, the directors meeting will be held at the Vallombrosa Center in California from Oct. 3 – 6, 2013.

Above, Bros. Phil Aaron, Tom Redmond, Fr. John Thompson and Bro. Francisco González; below, Frs. Larry Doersching, Chris Wittmann,
Bros. Ray Fitz, Tom Wendorf and Bob Dzubinski

FR. TOM FRENCH INSTALLED AS PASTOR AT PILLAR PARISH

Congratulations to Fr. Tom French, who was installed as pastor of Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in St. Louis at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sept. 30. The Mass was concelebrated by Archbishop Robert Carlson and Frs. Tom, Oscar Vasquez (assistant pastor), Marty Solma, Bill Meyer and Ralph Siefert. The Mass was followed by a celebratory brunch in the parish center.

“WELL, WISE AND WHOLE” WORKSHOP HELD AT MRCC

Participants in the Province-sponsored “Living Well, Wise and Whole” workshop

Brothers from across the Province gathered at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., to participate in the workshop, “Living Well, Wise, and Whole in the Second Half of Life.” The workshop was designed to assist maturing adults in planning for and living a life of total health with greater confidence and personal growth. The event was facilitated by Dr. Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D., PCSG, nationally recognized for his pioneering work in maturing adult faith formation and spiritual gerontology. Attendees included Hugh Bihl, Jerry Bommer, José Degorio, Larry Doersching, Ray Fitz, Paul Fitzpatrick, Don Geiger, David Fleming, Raymond Kane, Norb Karpfinger, Al Kuntemeier, Ed Loch, Gary Marcinowski, Robert Maruyama, Nick Rufo, Richard Schrader, Edwin Shiras, Fred Silbereis, Don Smith, Tom Spring, Ken Straubinger, Jerry Sullivan, Ken Thompson and Stan Zubek.

 FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION
On Sept. 21, Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif., celebrated International Peace Day. Members of the school’s Diversity Team installed a Peace Pole and developed a prayer service for peace using resources from the Province’s JPIC office. Throughout the day, students wrote prayers for peace and placed them around the Peace Pole. Story courtesy of Julie LaBelle, director of student activities at Chaminade West Hills, and Brian Reavey, Assistant for JPIC
The JPIC office reminds you that October is Fair Trade Month. Please be mindful of your purchases, which can be acts of solidarity with the poor and consistent with our values of faith. Especially as Halloween approaches, consider ordering Fair Trade chocolate to ensure that workers are earning a living wage through the sales of their products. For more information and resources on fair trade crafts, chocolate and coffee, please visit Catholic Relief Services.
FROM ALIVE MAGAZINE: “GOD LIVES THERE”
Read an article about Marceta Reilly’s support of REDS (Ragpickers Education & Development Scheme), a Marianist ministry in India that serves the country’s neediest families. It’s a program that the Marianists have been running for the past 20 years, and one that her brother, Fr. David Fleming, has long championed. “It’s humbling to play a part — even a small one — in supporting such a wonderful program, because the people you meet in India simply exude holiness,” Marceta says. “You get a real sense that God lives there.” Subscribe to ALIVE. Need extra copies to share with family, friends or your ministry? Email marianist@marianist.com.
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WHO’S DOING WHAT
 The University of Dayton has announced that Bro. Bernie J. Ploeger, ’71, president of Chaminade University of Honolulu, has joined UD’s board of trustees. Bro. Bernie once served as UD’s senior vice president. 
 Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, will receive the 2012 Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership on Nov. 9 in Philadelphia. Watch a video of Sr. Angela Ann. She is director of UD’s Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and a professor of religious studies. 
 Sculpture by Bro. Mel Meyer was installed in the five-story central staircase of Pius XII Library at Saint Louis University.
 Bro. Ed Loch gave a talk, “Implementing the Sacramental Records Policy,” on Oct. 9 at St. Joseph’s Parish in Honey Creek, Texas, to staff members of the North Central Deanery of San Antonio. From left, Anna Petri, Lucilla Cook, Susan Flores, Gladys Hernandez, Pat Flores, Bro. Ed, Kathy Fauchet, Yvonne Castilleja, Grace Hernandez, Terry Simmons and Marisa Knuffke. 
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 Bro. 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. Read Bro. Frank’s obituary.

 
Fr. William O’Connell Fr. Bill, 1987

Fr. William O’Connell (Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 85, who died Oct. 1, 2012, in Cupertino, Calif. May he rest in peace. The wake and Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Bill was celebrated at the Marianist Community on Oct. 11. Fr. William Meyer presided and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. David Schuyler was the homilist. Burial followed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Read Fr. Bill’s obituary. Read a remembrance of Fr. Bill by Fr. Steve Tutas.

Fr. Bill Meyer, Herminio Hernando and Bro. Tom Redmond after Fr. Bill O’Connell’s funeral. Herminio is a 1981 graduate of Saint Louis School in Honolulu, where Fr. Bill O’Connell served as his principal. Courtesy Bro. Tom

Bro. Gaston Debor (Province of France), 95, who died Sept. 17, 2012 in Albi, France. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Gaston’s obituary.

Elvira T. Agpaoa, James Burke, Sr. Kathleen Bush, CDP, Thomas Dzienni, Walter Jakubowski, Jerome Janson, Dominic Miranda, Mrs. Punitha, Janet Spang and Ciril Wyatt. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

FALL LEAVES, 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)

Fr. Dave Paul (St. Louis)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Zachary Evans, Leo Goubeaux, Gary Hartman, Bill Heaton, Pat Heaton, Clarence Renk, Coleen Shiras, Dorothy Venturella and Robert Woida. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
Deacon Louis Peters, principal of Chaminade College Preparatory; Fr. Bill Meyer, Province assistant for religious life; and Fr. Mitch Doyen, president of St. Mary’s High School at a Mass for St. Louis-area Marianist schools
ST. LOUIS-AREA MARIANIST SCHOOLS. On Oct. 1, about 275 members of the faculty, staff and administration from the four St. Louis Marianist Schools – Chaminade College Preparatory School, Our Lady of the Pillar grade school, St. John Vianney High School and St. Mary’s High School — gathered at Chaminade for the seventh-annual St. Louis Marianist Schools gathering. 
Brian Reavey, Province assistant for justice, peace and integrity of creation, spoke to the group
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. The “Nuns on the Bus” tour stopped at the University of Dayton on Oct. 10. About 300 university community members attended the event, which included presentations by Srs. Laura Leming and Leanne Jablonski. The tour is a non-partisan effort to promote faith and social values during this election season. Listen to a story about the event, which aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Watch video of the event, courtesy of John Inglis, professor.
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI, and the Marianist charism that guides the school, were featured in an article in The Catholic Telegraph about the area’s Catholic schools. Pictured in the article was Bro. Wilbert Hamm.
Bro. Wilbert Hamm. Photo courtesy The Catholic Telegraph
ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Students from St. John Vianney High School, along with staff, parents and members of the Curé of Ars community, participated in a prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood on Sept. 27. The vigil was part of the national “40 Days for Life” campaign. 
Bro. Wally Ebbesmeyer (seated) and Fr. Tim Kenney (far left) at the vigil
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

PHILIPPINES. Read the newsletter of the Foundation of the Philippines, created by Bro. John Woo (Korea), a member of the formation team at the Philippines novitiate.

CAPE MAY. Read the October 2012 issue of The Beacon.

CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the October 2012 update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.

MLNNA E-NEWS. October 2012 issue of E-News from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

OCTOBER

17        Steven Grazulis, Anup Ranjan Kullu

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

19        Jerome Bommer, John Thompson, James Tobin

20        Patrick McDaid

21        Albert Kuntemeier,John Totten

22        Richard Middleton, James Mueller

23        Charles Miller, Patricia Stephens

24        Dan Donnelly, Earl Leistikow

25        Thomas Trager

26        Robert Bouffier, Julius Tete

27        Given Mukanshi, José Jesús Ruiz Santillán

29        Charles Johnson

30        Leo Slay

31        Robert Maruyama, Eugene Meyerpeter, Christopher Wittmann

NOVEMBER

1          Oscar Vasquez

2          James Contadino

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