Volume 10, Number 15
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011
EIGHT BROTHERS PROFESS FIRST VOWS IN EASTERN AFRICA
Bros. Elvis Oweya Shadrack Malesi Joseph Maria Mwaura Bros. Dancan Onyango, Kennedy Bwalya, Eipdius Ngosa, Paul Katumbi Wisdom Nyondo, Fr. Allen DeLong Bro. Frank Sandiko
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!
Two temporary professed and six second-year novices are embarking on new ministries this fall. Our prayers and best wishes to them!
|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.|
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.
Ministry: Colegio San José
Ministry: St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis
Ministry: Bergamo Center and Mercy Siena, Dayton
Ministry: Mother Seton Academy, Baltimore
Ministry: Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, Cleveland
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”
Bro. Tom Farnsworth, Contact Eric Stoiber, Novice Mark Motz, Contact Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Novice Andrew Caruso, Contact Joe Melendrez Bro. José Julián Matos Bros. Tom Wendorf, Brian Halderman, Sean Downing, Bob Jones, Charlie Wanda Daniel Pajuelo Fr. Chris Wittmann; 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
Bro. Danny Pajuelo Fr. François Rossier Bro. Santy Valencia Bro. Jose Ignacio Bro. Claude Sery Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch Bro. Bob Hughes Gretchen Berkemeier Bros. Tom Giardino Bob Jones Kate Earl
BROTHERS’ RETREAT AT VALLOMBROSA CENTER, CALIF.
Peter Pontolillo, Larry Scrivani, Ray Dominguez, Rich Schrader, Norman Capinpin, George Cerniglia Jim Wisecaver; Tom Jalbert, Bernie Ploeger, Jerry Sullivan, José Degorio Patrick Philbin Leroy Viera, Richard Olsen, Jim Moran, Roland Bunda, Brian Halderman Ed Brink Tom Farnsworth, Phil Aaron, Jack McGrath Joe Kamis Dennis Schmitz, Ted Ley, Gary Morris, Dan Klco Louis Ernst Jim Facette, Paul Marshall, Terry Weik, Russ Bartoli, Joe Rasky, Steve Tutas, Vicente Bastidas, Dennis Bautista, Francisco Garcia Norb Brockman; Brandon Alana
REDS STAFF HOLDS PICNIC AT BALMURI FALLS
Bro. Lucian Tigga Prema Manthesh Fr. Pragasam Thathappa Noah Bob Rodgers
CAPE MAY HOSTS SUMMER FULL OF FAMILY RETREATS
Ray McCracken Fr. John Thompson Bro. Daniel Pajuelo Vazquez Anthony Fucci Bro. Ray Kane
Bro. Daniel Fr. John Novice Brandon Paluch
|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 Zappacosta, Beth Garascia and Laura Collins.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: YOUNG ADULTS WEEKEND OCT. 21 – 23
Young adults weekend planning team members Marv Nieport, Dan 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 Baum, Angie Madic, Ann Marie Baxter, Louise Driscoll, Jim Baum, Joan Zugelder,Frank Zugelder, John Miazga, Bro. Mike Sullivan (visiting from San Antonio), Agnes Miazga, Jack Madic, Bro. Norbert Karpfinger, Bob Valentine, Fanny Baum, Fr. Al McMenamy, Jeanne Pagano, Jim Pagano, Ruth Cornelison, Jackie Koroshetz, Mary 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 Neill, Mary Carney, Carole King, Elaine Pellegrini, Bill Dundon, Laura Rueve, John Sobocinski, Mary Anne Dundon, and Kathy Schaefer. Not pictured, Frank Carney and Ken Schaefer. Photo courtesy of Nancy
SUMMER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE PROVINCE
MEYER HALL, DAYTON
Bros.Jeff Sullivan, Mike O’Grady Jim Brown Jack Somerville. 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 Cassidy, Bros. Joe Scheible, Stan Zubek, Will Halloway, Dave 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
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.
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
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 . . .
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.
MSJC. Read the July 2011 issue of Justice Jottings, the newsletter of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.
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