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Volume 11, Number 22

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

PRESIDENTS & PRINCIPALS GATHER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

At the School Administrators Conference, clockwise from top left, Bro. Robert Politi (Cincinnati), Lisa Roebel (MUSP director, Purcell Marian), Bill RoebelAl Early (president, Purcell Marian); Fr. Mitch Doyen (president, St. Mary’s) and Provincial Marty SolmaSr. Judy Klei (mission integration chair, Archbishop Moeller) and Hugh Colhoun (principal, St. Laurence School, Dublin)

Presidents and principals of Marianist high schools and members of the Province’s Office of Education met in Cincinnati from Oct. 28 – Oct 30 for the annual School Administrators Conference.

The school administrators traveled to Purcell Marian High School for a tour and to celebrate an opening Mass presided by Provincial Marty Solma. The group also visited Archbishop Moeller High School for dinner and a tour.

The conference included presentations by Larry Keller on school culture and Marianist administration; Brian Reavey on the work of the Province Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation; Tony Fitzgerald and Bro. Ed Brink on the work of the Sponsorship Task Force; and Fr. Jim Heft on his recent book, Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities. Prayer services and Masses for the conference were coordinated by Purcell Marian and Archbishop Moeller High Schools.

“The conference featured good prayer, conversations, input, shared experiences and networking – all grounded in the Marianist charism lived in our schools. It was full of graced moments,” said Fr. Larry Doersching, president of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Hollywood, Fla.

Read more about Marianist education.

Clockwise from top left, Blane Collison (principal, Archbishop Moeller), Sr. Judy Klei (Moeller), Bro. Robert Flaherty (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati) and Bro. Giancarlo Bonutti (DeSales Crossings, Cincinnati); Bro. Ed Brink (Office of Education) and Teresita Wardlow (principal, Chaminade-Madonna); Patricia Rickard (principal, St. Anthony Jr./Sr. High School) and Elaine Torrens (principal, Colegio San José)

DAYTON MARIANIST FAMILY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED

Congratulations and blessings to the Dayton Marianist Family Council, which was recently created to facilitate communication and build relationships and collaboration among the lay and religious Marianist communities in Dayton. The members of the council represent the breadth and diversity of the Marianist Family in Dayton. The council will focus on four main priorities: facilitating communication among the various communities; organizing cross-community liturgies; coordinating formation opportunities; and supporting the Mission of Mary Farm.

Jama Badinghaus Jim Murray

Members of the council will serve terms of two or three years. Members include co-chairs Jama Badinghaus (Edgar Avenue) and Jim Murray (Micah Community), Cathy Emmers (Nazareth Community), Bro. Tom Giardino (Trinity Avenue), Jean Nickelman (Nazareth Community), Anne Petratis (The Well Community), Bro. Tom Pieper (Stonemill/Kiefaber Community), Joe Radelet (Grand Walkers Community), Sr. Nicole Trahan (Sawmill Road Community), Bro. Bob Wiethorn (Mercy Siena Community) and Kevin Wisniewski (The Well Community).

Learn more about becoming a Lay Marianist.

PROVINCE JPIC COMMITEE GATHERS FOR SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING

Front, Bros. Dick Olsen, Jim Wisecaver and Fr. Paul Marshall; standing, Brian Reavey, Bros. Steve O’Neil, Frank O’Donnell, Fr. Jim Fitz, Bro. Bob Donovan, Fr. Tim Kenney, Bros. Rich Thompson and Jim Facette

The Province JPIC committee met in St. Louis on Nov. 6 – 7 to discuss current and future strategies for the JPIC office. Topics included the Province’s Advancing Justice document, ongoing formation initiatives, community visits, socially responsible investing, and Province engagement in direct service, advocacy and global partnerships. The committee meets twice annually (once in person and once via conference call), and they serve as an advisory group to the JPIC office and the Office of Temporalities.

TECABOCA HOSTS MEN’S RETREAT

At a men’s retreat held Oct. 26 – 28 at Tecaboca in Mountain Home, Texas, from left, Mike Wasno, Fr. John Manahan, Tom Gorchs, Valentin Rodriguez III, Valentin Rodriguez, Howie Dotterweich,  Ray McCracken and Curtis Foos. Ray, Mike and Fr. John served as retreat leaders. Courtesy Kay Tally-Foos

MARIANISTS REPRESENTED AT NATIONAL VOCATIONS CONFERENCE

The National Religious Vocation Conference Coalition was held in Plano, Texas, from Nov. 1 – 4. About 200 religious brothers, sisters and priests from congregations around the country participated in workshops and keynote presentations. The Marianist Family was represented by, front, Bros. Tom Pieper, Tom Wendorf and Jim Wisecaver, and, back, Fr. John Thompson and Sr. Nicole Trahan. Photo courtesy Sr. Nicole.

JOIN MISSION PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN AND LOURDES

Join Fr. David Paul, who will direct a Marianist Mission pilgrimage to Spain and Lourdes April 4 – 15, 2013. The journey will include stops at the famous Grotto of Lourdes as well as Madrid, Segovia, Avila, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Toledo, Burgos and San Sebastian in Spain. Read more from the pilgrimage brochure or call Far Horizons at 877.482.8747.

MARIANISTS ATTEND “THIRD AGE RENEWAL PROGRAM” IN ITALY

Participants in the Marist-Marianist Third Age Renewal Program in Manziana, Italy, with Bro. Mike McAward (center front, in green sweater) of the General Administration

Four brothers from the Province of the United States are participating in the Marist-Marianist Third Age Renewal Program in Manziana, Italy: Bros. Del Jorn, Jim Jaeckle, Frs. James Tobin and Al McMenamy, chaplain. The program runs from October through December.

“Participants renew prayer life, review congregational histories and spirituality, and update their understanding and recommitment to religious life,” writes Fr. Al. The brothers make pilgrimages to the places of origin of the two congregations. The Marianists travel to southwest France and Spain, and Marists go to Lyons, France.

“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS: OUR UNKNOWN SAINTS

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares a reflection, “Our Unknown Saints.” He writes, “In the Marianist Family, many have led saintly lives. If we recognize their presence in our lives, we shall have a powerful force supporting us in our consecrated living.” Read more about the Marianist saints.
FROM ALIVE MAGAZINE: UNPLUGGED IN TEXAS
Read an article about Tecaboca Boys Camp, which the Marianists have sponsored since the early 1950s in rural Mountain Home, Texas. Tecaboca is different from everyday life for the boys, Executive Director Kay Tally-Foos says. Here, pickup soccer games and ropes courses replace organized soccer practices and computers. Here, boys learn that being a man is about following Jesus, respecting others and themselves and being personally accountable. “We are very much an ‘unplugged’ camp, a back-to-basics kind of camp, and that’s what parents are looking for,” Kay says. “Boys see how easily normal life meshes with a prayerful life of working to hear God’s call.” Subscribe to ALIVE. Need extra copies to share with family, friends or your ministry? Email marianist@marianist.com.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
   Several sculptures by Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars) have been installed on the recently re-opened Grand Avenue bridge in midtown St. Louis.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

 Bro. William Callahan

 Bro. William

Bro. William Callahan (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton), 92, who died Oct. 31, 2012, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. Visitation and the Mass of Christian Burial for Bro. Bill was Nov. 10 at Queen of Apostles Chapel. Fr. Paul Marshall was the presider and represented the Provincial Administration. Fr. Michael Reaume was the homilist. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Read Bro. Bill’s obituary.

Terrie Carter, Steve Hribernik, Mary Ann Puniak and Jyothi Titus. Read more.

 

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

THE ROAD TO HANA, MAUI, HAWAI’I

Courtesy Fr. Roland Bunda

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

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

Fr. Theodore Cassidy (St. Clair Marianist Community, Cleveland)

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)

Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall Marianist Community, Dayton)

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

Fr. Jack McGrath (District of India)

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)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall Community, Honolulu)

Fr. David Schuyler (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)

Amador Casupang, Patrick Daly, Marty Dzubinski, Meaghan Flanagan, Roxanne Kovacich, Hailey Peterson and Irene Suarez. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. Thomas Mengler was inaugurated as the 13th president of St. Mary’s University on Nov. 9. Before joining St. Mary’s on June 1 of this year, Thomas was the dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Prior to that, he served at the University of Illinois, where he was dean of its law school as well as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He earned his bachelor’s in philosophy from Carleton College and a master’s in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned his law degree. Congratulations and best wishes, Thomas!
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. Miguel H. Díaz, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See since 2009, has been named university professor of faith and culture at UD. A prominent Catholic theologian, Miguel was the first Hispanic to represent the United States at the Vatican. He has been an influential Catholic leader in areas as far ranging as human trafficking and interreligious dialogue. Congratulations, Miguel! 
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO. The Archbishop Riordan Marching Band played in the World Series parade on Oct. 31 in San Francisco. The parade was attended by more than 1 million people. This is the second time the band has played in a World Series parade, and they have also played on behalf of the Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors.
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, ST. LOUIS. The Chaminade community honored Fr. Oscar Vasquez for his 25 years of religious profession in the Society of Mary during an all-school Mass on All Saints Day. Fr. Ralph Siefert thanked Fr. Oscar for his continued dedication and commitment to serving as a Marianist, particularly for his contributions to Chaminade during the past seven years.
Fr. Ralph Siefert (Chaminade president); Dean Lou Peters (principal) and Fr. Oscar
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS. Nolan Catholic’s Pacific studies classes recently celebrated “Na Inoa,” a ceremony that included the bestowal of Polynesian names as a blessing for the students. The students also honored Mary by reciting the Hail Mary in Hawaiian and honored St. Marianne Cope of Moloka’i, a class patron, with readings and prayer. A reception featuring luau cuisine was held in the library. The students and their teacher, Kai Nemeth, performed a hula kahiko.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson celebrated Mass on the Feast of All Saints at Vianney. He invited students to remember those who have lived saintly lives and to pursue sainthood for themselves.
Archbishop Robert Carlson in a Vianney hat
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. St. Mary’s football team was featured on Fox 2 St. Louis. The Dragons playoff run has been the most successful in the school’s 75-year history. View the story

PROVINCE BIDS FAREWELL TO MICHAEL BITTNER

Michael Bittner will leave the Marianist Province effective Nov. 15, 2012. Since 2010 he has served the Province as Interactive Marketing Coordinator, working on our web changeover, vocations marketing, social media, writing ALIVE and FamilyOnline stories, and obituaries for our Marianist brothers and priests. He is taking a PR position in Chicago. Thank you, Michael, for your wonderful work. We will miss you!

JUST A FEW MORE, FROM HALLOWEEN…

At the Provincial Office in St. Louis, Kathy “Flo“  Cooper from Progressive Insurance and the Rev. Mrs. Ann Mueller!
At the Halloween party in Cupertino, Calif., Beauty and the Beast (Grace Pancipanci and Bro. Tom Deasy)  
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. Read the November 2012 issue of Via Latina.

JPIC. Read the inaugural issue of Advancing Justice from the Province Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation.

CAPE MAY. Read the November 2012 newsletter from the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J.

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

MARIAN LIBRARY. Read the Autumn 2012 newsletter from the Marian Library.

MLNNA. Read the November 2012 newsletter from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

NOVEMBER

14        James McKay

15        Paul Prakash J., Thomas Redmond

18        Harold Lootens

19        Jose Degorio

23        Paul Donoghue, Marianus Lugun

24        Joseph Kamotho, David Schmitz, Sudhir Soreng, Joseph Stefanelli

25        Timothy Phillips

26        William Campbell

28        Mark Motz (novice)

29        Esteban Reyes Durán

Editor: Amy George Rush; assistant: Ann Mueller. This biweekly email newsletter produced by the Society of Mary features news about the Marianist Family: Marianist Brothers and Priests (Society of Mary), Marianist Sisters; and Lay Marianists. Fr. Martin Solma, SM, provincial; Bro. Joe Kamis, SM, assistant provincial. Read the 2012 FamilyOnline production schedule. Read hints about submitting photos and copy. Send news, digital photos and comments and suggestions to editor Amy George Rush at arush@sm-usa.org and use “FamilyOnline” as your subject line. Download a submission formTECHNICAL PROBLEMS: If you’re not able to view this newsletter, please contact the editor. CHANGE IN EMAIL ADDRESS: Send to marianist@marianist.comBACK ISSUES/SEARCH (August 2011 and earlier): Visit www.marianist.com/fol.
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