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Volume 10, Number 15
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
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EIGHT BROTHERS PROFESS FIRST VOWS IN EASTERN AFRICA


At the vow profession in Limuru on July 9, from left, Bros. Elvis Oweya and Shadrack Malesi, Deacon Joseph Maria Mwaura(novice director), Bros. Dancan Onyango, Kennedy Bwalya, Eipdius Ngosa, Paul Katumbi and Wisdom Nyondo, Fr. Allen DeLong (assistant novice director) and Bro. Frank Sandiko. Courtesy Fr. Allen

On July 9, eight brothers from the Region of Eastern Africa professed first vows in the Society of Mary. The ceremony was held at St. John the Evangelist Mission Church in Limuru. Fr. Michael Jun Otieno served as the main celebrant, and Fr. Allen DeLong was the homilist. Bro. Chola Mulenga, regional superior, and Fr. Calistus Jeje, deputy regional superior, received the vows. A reception followed on the grounds of the novitiate in Limuru, catered by the Chaminade Training Centre from Nairobi.

Congratulations and best wishes to the newly professed brothers!

 

DAN DONNELLY APPOINTED ASSISTANT TO OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS LIFE

Daniel R. Donnelly has been appointed assistant to the Office of Religious Life, effective Aug. 15, 2011. Dan is an ordained permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and comes to the Province with many years of experience in training, organizational development, strategic planning and mission effectiveness. He most recently served as a consultant and trainer for the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis. Dan received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He will assist Fr. Bill Meyer with retreat centers and parishes, jubilees and professions, lay branches of the Marianist Family, Lay Marianist Affiliates and Marianist LIFE.

Welcome, Dan, and best wishes!

 

PERSONNEL UPDATES

Two temporary professed and six second-year novices are embarking on new ministries this fall. Our prayers and best wishes to them!

TEMPORARY PROFESSED

Bro. Joe Janosik will teach at Colegio San José in San Juan, Puerto, Rico, and will join the community there. Joe will not be ministering in Cincinnati, as previously announced.
Bro. José Julián Matos-Auffant also will be teaching at Colegio San José and be a member of that community. Bro. Reinaldo Berríos will be the mentor for both Bros. Joe and José Julián.

SECOND-YEAR NOVICES

An important part of the novitiate program is the placement of novices in a four-month apostolic experience. Below are the ministries and communities for our six novices.

Hugo Bastida
Ministry: Colegio San José
Norman Capinpin
Ministry: St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis
Andrew Caruso
Ministry: Bergamo Center and Mercy Siena, Dayton
Michael Chiuri
Ministry: Mother Seton Academy, Baltimore
Nhan Nguyen
Ministry: Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, Cleveland
Brandon Paluch
Ministry: Saint Louis School, Honolulu

 

GENERAL CHAPTER PREPARATORY COMMISSION MEETS IN SPAIN


Members of the preparatory commission for the July 2012 General Chapter met in Madrid, Spain, from July 25 – 27. From left, Fr. José María Arnaiz (Region of Chile), Bros. Rogelio Núñez (Province of Madrid) and Joe Kamis (assistant provincial) and Fr. André Fétis (General Administration and commission chair). Photo courtesy Bro. Joe

 

ASSEMBLY FOR CONFERENCE OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF MEN


The Assembly for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men met in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 3 – 6 with the theme “I Have Given You an Example” from St. John’s Gospel on servant leadership. Bros. Joe Kamis and Bob Metzger and Fr. Paul Marshall attended the conference. Read the release.

 

VOCATION OFFICE SPONSORS “LOOK, LISTEN AND LOUNGE”


At the lake, Bro. Tom Farnsworth, Contact Eric Stoiber, Novice Mark Motz, Contact Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Novice Andrew Caruso, Contact Joe Melendrez and Bro. José Julián Matos. Other Marianist religious attending included Bros. Tom Wendorf, Brian Halderman, Sean Downing, Bob Jones, Charlie Wanda and Daniel Pajuelo (Spain); Fr. Chris Wittmann; and Sr. Laura Leming

“Look, Listen and Lounge,” a gathering of Marianist contacts, religious in initial formation, and perpetually professed religious, took place at Governor’s Island in Huntsville, Ohio, from July 21 – 24.  The weekend, which is sponsored every other summer by the Province Vocation Office in St. Louis, includes prayer, play and conversation about Marianist vowed religious life.

 

UD STUDENT GROUP HOSTS TRINITY AVENUE COMMUNITY


At dinner, clockwise from left, Bro. Danny Pajuelo (Spain), Fr. François Rossier (Switzerland),Bro. Santy Valencia (Peru), Bro. Jose Ignacio (Spain/Poland), Bro. Claude Sery (Ivory Coast),Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch (FMI Contact), Bro. Bob HughesGretchen Berkemeier, and Bros. Tom Giardino and Bob Jones. Photo courtesy Kate EarlOn July 14, the University of Dayton Marianist student community hosted the Trinity Avenue Marianist community and its international guests for dinner. “It was a great evening of Marianist hospitality,” said Bro. Bob Jones. “And it was quite cozy. The students used every table they had in their house to accommodate everyone!”

 

BROTHERS’ RETREAT AT VALLOMBROSA CENTER, CALIF.


Front, Peter Pontolillo, Larry Scrivani, Ray Dominguez, Rich Schrader, Norman Capinpin, George Cerniglia and Jim Wisecaver; second row, Tom Jalbert, Bernie Ploeger, Jerry Sullivan, José Degorio and Patrick Philbin; third row, Leroy Viera, Richard Olsen, Jim Moran, Roland Bunda, Brian Halderman and Ed Brink; fourth row, Tom Farnsworth, Phil Aaron, Jack McGrath and Joe Kamis; fifth row, Dennis Schmitz, Ted Ley, Gary Morris, Dan Klco and Louis Ernst. Back row, Jim Facette, Paul Marshall, Terry Weik, liturgist Russ Bartoli, Joe Rasky, Steve Tutas, liturgist Vicente Bastidas, Dennis Bautista, liturgist Francisco Garcia and Norb Brockman; not shown:Brandon Alana

 

REDS STAFF HOLDS PICNIC AT BALMURI FALLS


The staff of REDS (Ragpickers Education & Development Scheme) in Bangalore, India, held a picnic in July at Balmuri Falls, on the outskirts of Mysore. At the picnic, Bro. Lucian Tigga (accountant), kneeling; Prema Manthesh (program director), third from right in blue scarf; and District Superior Fr. Pragasam Thathappa (executive director), far right. Joining the celebration were seminarians from Rome, Noah (far left) and Bob Rodgers (back row, far right). Courtesy Bro. Lucian

 

CAPE MAY HOSTS SUMMER FULL OF FAMILY RETREATS


The Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J., is hosting a summer of family retreats with the theme, “Heaven’s Kitchen: A Recipe for Family Faith.” Pictured with participants are, front row, Ray McCracken (Lay Marianist Affiliate), Fr. John Thompson (red shirt) and Bro. Daniel Pajuelo Vazquez (Spain). Back row, far right, Anthony Fucci (director) and Bro. Ray Kane


Above, Bro. Daniel and Fr. John join a family for dinner; below, Novice Brandon Paluch and
retreat participants. Photos courtesy Anthony

 

NEWS FROM THE MARIANIST SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE
Lauren Olson, a member of the MSJC Death Penalty Team, participated in the 2011 Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., from June 29 – July 2. Jim Vogt, director, joined Lauren for the final evening. Read Lauren’s reflections about the experience. Photo courtesy Susan Vogt

MSJC’s GLBT Initiative Team presented “A Place at the Marianist Table” in Sykesville, Md., on June 25. The 20 participants included a team from St. Matthew’s Parish in Baltimore, as the parish is developing a LGBT ministry. Members of two Marianist Lay Communities, Hearts on Fire Community in Baltimore and the Metro Marianists in Washington, D.C., also attended. Above, program facilitators and Lay Marianists Linda ZappacostaBeth Garascia and Laura Collins.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: YOUNG ADULTS WEEKEND OCT. 21 – 23


Young adults weekend planning team members Marv NieportDan Breetz and Amy Pendergast

The next Adele Social Justice Project immersion/reflection weekend for young adults is scheduled for Oct. 21 – 23 at the Ozanam Center in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The weekend will emphasize the theme of racial reconciliation and immigration issues and focus on the Marianist Characteristics of Social Justice including hospitality, joining voices with the voiceless and interdependence. For more information, contact Marv Nieport or Amy Pendergast.

 

PUEBLO AFFILIATES CELEBRATE BRO. NORB’S JUBILEE


From left, Fr. Al McMenamy and Bro. Norb Karpfinger (center) with Bro. Norb’s niece Judy Stoakes, her husband David, and their children Quinn and Rae.

Lay Marianist Affiliates from Pueblo, Colo., celebrated Bro. Norbert Karpfinger’s 60th jubilee during the weekend of July 8 – 10. Festivities included a special Mass and a dinner at the home of Jim and Jeanne Pagano and concluded with the group’s annual Mass and picnic at a mountain park in Rye, Colo., on July 10.


At the July 10 picnic, from left, Mary BaumAngie MadicAnn Marie BaxterLouise DriscollJim BaumJoan Zugelder,Frank ZugelderJohn MiazgaBro. Mike Sullivan (visiting from San Antonio), Agnes MiazgaJack MadicBro. Norbert KarpfingerBob ValentineFanny BaumFr. Al McMenamyJeanne PaganoJim PaganoRuth CornelisonJackie KoroshetzMary Ann Valentine; kneeling, Dick Baum. Photos courtesy Mary Ann.

 

ST. LOUIS AFFILIATES VISIT OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS


On July 10, St. Louis-area Lay Marianist Affiliates and their friends and family gathered at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill., for Mass and a brunch. From left, Nancy Davies,Linda NeillMary CarneyCarole KingElaine PellegriniBill DundonLaura RueveJohn SobocinskiMary Anne Dundon, and Kathy Schaefer. Not pictured, Frank Carney and Ken Schaefer. Photo courtesy of Nancy

 

SUMMER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE PROVINCE

MEYER HALL, DAYTON


The Meyer Hall Marianist community in Dayton hosted a Fourth of July picnic for more than 100 Dayton-area Marianist Family members and guests. The event was held at Mount Saint John, and members of the novitiate community assisted with the festivities. At the grill, Bros.Jeff Sullivan, Mike O’GradyJim Brown and Jack Somerville. Photos courtesy of Bro. Don Smith

MARCELLA ROAD AND ST. ALOYSIUS, CLEVELAND


The Marcella Road and St. Aloysius Marianist communities celebrated the Fourth of July together, standing, Frs. Jim Bartlett and Ted CassidyBros. Joe ScheibleStan ZubekWill HallowayDave Murphy and Paul Hoffman. Front, Bros. Bob Dzubinski and George Kemmett
Bro. Joe Scheible (second from left), was honored on July 10, his 81st birthday, by members of the Marcella Road community including Fr. Jim Bartlett and Bros. Will Halloway and Dave Murphy. Photos courtesy Bro. Don Smith

 

STONEMILL/KIEFABER, DAYTON


On July 26, the Stonemill/Kiefaber Marianist community celebrated the birthday of Bro. Blaise Mosengo (Congo sector, Province of France). Beginning this fall, Bro. Blaise will study education leadership at the University of Dayton. At the celebration, the community bid farewell to Nano Crespo, who spent the summer studying English at UD.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON 2011 JUBILARIANS

FamilyOnlinehonors Marianists celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Each issue will profile jubilarians and pay tribute to their dedication to the Marianist mission.


Fr. Jim Imhof, 60 years of ordinationFr. Jim began his career in education at Trinity High School in Sioux City, Iowa. He went on to teach and serve as a school chaplain in Ohio, New York, Africa and Puerto Rico, where he spent 32 years of his ministry. Read more aboutFr. Jim.

Fr. Joe Stefanelli, 60 years of ordination“When I left home to join the Marianists two things were clear in my mind: I wanted to teach young people, and I did not want to be a priest. After 70 years, I have taught school for six years, and have been a priest 59. So much for ‘knowing the will of God!’”

Fr. J. Donald Cahill, 50 years of ordination“When I reflect on my golden jubilee of priestly ministry, I recall the Scriptural origins of jubilees for our Hebrew ancestors. For them, a jubilee year was a call to return to their original status of a covenant relationship with God.” Read morefrom Fr. Donald.

Fr. Donald Cowie, 50 years of ordination“Although I pictured myself as a teaching brother, the novitiate experience opened the possibility of the priesthood, and I sensed a good fit. The Society agreed, and I was ordained in 1961 in Fribourg, Switzerland.” Read morefrom Fr. Donald.

WHO’S DOING WHAT. . .

 Fr. Tom French (Maryland Avenue, St. Louis) has been approved by Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis as the new parochial vicar for Our Lady of the Pillar Parish in St. Louis. He will assist Fr. Jim Tobin, the current pastor. Fr. Tom has served in the Provincial Office of Education for the past year and was president of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco prior to that. Best wishes, Fr. Tom!
 Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars, St. Louis) created a sculpture for the Kirkwood (Mo.) Farmers’ Market. It was unveiled during a dedication ceremony on July 16.

 

 Bro. Tom Giardino (Trinity Avenue, Dayton) has written a new book, “The Promise and the Path: Starting and Sustaining Marianist Communities.” It is available throughNACMS.

 

 Bro. Howard Hughes (Cupertino, Calif.) composed a hymn in honor of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

 

 Isabella Moyer (president, International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities) has written her second circular, ” Marianist Lay Communities and the New Evangelization“.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .

Bro. Luis Altuna (Province of Zaragoza) 77, who died July 10, 2011, in Zaragoza, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Luis’s obituary.

Fr. Audelino Gil (Region of Argentina), 83, who died Aug. 4, 2011, in Junín, Argentina. May he rest in peace. Fr. Audelino’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. José Pérez (Province of Madrid), 86, who died Aug. 7, 2011, in Valladolid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Bro. José’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. James Dods (Hale Malia, Honolulu), 72, who died June 25, 2011, in Honolulu. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Timothy Eden’s homily.

Thomas Bruggeman, Sr. Teresa Haug, SSND, Margaret Jones, Eugene Kwasinski and Adolf Sempek. Read more.

 

HOLLYHOCKS AT GOVERNOR’S ISLAND


Photo courtesy of
Bro. Phil Aaron

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .

Bro. Paul Bredestege (Huntsville, Ohio).

Fr. Paul Neumann (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).

Bro. Louis Pinckert (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).

Fr. Jim Russell (Huntsville, Ohio).

Bro. Jerry Sullivan (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).

Fr. Jim Bajorek, Ann Driscoll, Norb Kleinhenz, Ali Nunery, Vivian Hawkinson Prater, Angie Schmidt and John Tedesco. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS . . .

ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS
Read a storyabout Lelis Djona, a Vianney senior and basketball player who escaped war-torn Africa as a child and will be sworn in as a United States citizen this month.Photo courtesy Andrew Jansen of the Suburban Journals
VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND.
Congratulations to Richard Osborne, who has been named president of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. Richard is a 1969 graduate of St. Joseph.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, SAN ANTONIO.
Belia Gonzalez McDonald has been named assistant principal of academics for Central Catholic. She was formerly the school’s director of admissions and tuition assistance. On July 11, the school was recognized as a “model school” by the Gurian Institute, one of only seven model schools in the country.

 

A NOTE TO FamilyOnline READERS

The next issue of FamilyOnline will be published on Sept. 7. We will then resume our regular schedule.

SUBMITTING STORIES/PHOTOS
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GOOD TO KNOW

WANTED: “Psalms for Morning and Evening Prayer”

Please email Bro. Steve Glodek if you have extra copies of “Psalms for Morning and Evening Prayer” (Liturgy Training Publications, 1995) that you would be willing to donate to the new Philadelphia community. It is a blue book with a shaft of wheat on cover.

MARIANIST GALLERIES HOSTS WATERCOLORS SHOW

The Marianist Galleries in Kirkwood, Mo., is featuring a show of new watercolor paintings by Bro. Mel Meyer. The show runs through Aug. 31.

 

 

CYBER SPACE

BLOGGERS

Read a daily prayer blog by the Our Lady of the Round Table Lay Marianist community.
Read Malianika by Bros. Brandon Alana and Dennis Bautista and Novice Norman Capinpin.
Read the blog of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities by Isabella Moyer, president.
Read “Letting Go of Stuff – Day by Day” by Susan Vogt.
Read Ponderings by A.J. Wagner

 

If you blog on Marianist topics, please send us a link to your blog. Contact Amy George Rush.

 

NEWSLETTER
CENTRAL

CAPE MAY. Read the July 2011 issue of The Beacon, the newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J.

CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the July 2011 update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.

MLC. Read the July 2011 issue of Gifts and Tasks, the newsletter of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

MSJC. Read the July 2011 issue of Justice Jottings, the newsletter of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

 

PROVINCE
BIRTHDAYS

AUGUST

10 Oscar Kerketta
Anand Prakash Kujur
Santosh Tudu
11 Edward Brink
D. Leo Willett
12 Raymond Fitz
13 Francis Deibel
James Moran
14 Rayler Dominguez
Richard Roesch
15 Joseph Grieshaber
Patrick Kagai
16 Richard Thompson
17 Paul Fitzpatrick
Roberto Hanss
Paul Marshall
Lawrence Schoettelkotte
18 John Paul L.
Richard Olsen
19 David McGuigan
Daniel Odero
21 Rajesh Kandulna
Denis Litiolo
Raymond Martin
William Meyer
22 Paul Bredestege
Paul Neumann
23 Eugene Contadino
24 David Conrad
26 Frank Gomes
27 Charles Ehrenfeld
Sudhir Kujur
Lawrence Scrivani
28 Hanson Sitali
29 Santosh Savarimuthu A.
William Deanhofer
Robert Dzubinski
John Schlund
30 Michael Galvin
31 John Manahan

SEPTEMBER

1 Roger Bau
Francis Heyer
Raymond Kane
2 A. Paul Jablinski
James Leahy
4 Lawrence Cada
6 Prince A.
7 William Bolts
Ananias Tete
8 Arthur Cherrier

 

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