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Volume 11, Number 23
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

WORLD COUNCIL OF THE MARIANIST FAMILY MEETS IN ROME

At a meeting of the World Council of the Marianist Family in Rome, front, Isabel Duarte Quapper, Srs. Ana Lúcia Góes, Gretchen Trautman, Susanna Kim, Franca Zonta, Bro. Domingo Fuentes, Fr. André Fétis and Bro. Charles-Henri Moulin; back, Bros. Ed Violett, Maximin Magnan, Fr. Manuel Cortés, Isabella Moyer, Christiane Barbaux, Susan Vogt and Félix Arqeros Pérez. Photo courtesy Bro. Michael McAward

The World Council of the Marianist Family met in Rome from Nov. 14 – 16. Leaders from all four branches were present: the Alliance Mariale, Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Marianist Lay Communities and the Society of Mary. The council welcomed new members Srs. Franca Zonta, Ana Lúcia Goés, Gretchen Trautman and Bro. Max Magnan.

“Catching up on family news is one of the greatest gifts of a Marianist Family council,” said Isabella Moyer, president of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities. “We continue to prepare materials for moments of common prayer during the year: the Marianist World Day of Prayer, the World Day for Marianist Vocations, and the Friday Magnificat.”

After several drafts, council members approved a document describing the common mission of the Marianist Family’s branches. The document will be distributed soon along with the final report from the council meeting and a Christmas message.

Read more from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY INSTALLS SCULPTURE OF FOUNDER

A sculpture of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade was installed recently on the Kalaepohaku Campus in Honolulu, signifying the Marianist mission in Hawai’i. The sculpture is a joint venture of the Marianist Center of Hawai’i, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Saint Louis School. Sculptor Joseph Aspell of California was present for the installation. A formal blessing will be held at a later date. Similar sculptures have been installed at the University of Dayton and at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

FORMATION WEEKEND HELD IN SAN ANTONIO

At the formation weekend, front, Bros. Hugo Bastida, Michael Chiuri, Charles Johnson, Fr. Oscar Vasquez and Bro. Norman Capinpin; back, Fr. Bill Meyer, Bros. Brandon Paluch, Ed Brink, Aspirant Allen Pacquing, Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, Bro. Brandon Alana, Novice Mark Motz, Sr. Nicole Trahan, Aspirant Andrew Giles, Sr. Laura Leming and Bro. José Matos

Members in formation with the Society of Mary and the FMI met Nov. 8 – 11 at the Oblate Retreat House in San Antonio for presentations on the charism of the Marianists, prayer and social time. Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, author of many books on Marianist spirituality, spoke about the spiritual aspect of the charism; Bro. Ed Brink from the Office of Education spoke on living the charism in daily life. Fr. Oscar was chairperson of the Formation Weekend committee.

HONOLULU MARIANIST COMMUNITIES HOST BILAC PARTICIPANTS

Bishop Remi DeRoo, Bro. Dennis Schmitz, Bishop Larry Silva (Honolulu), Chaminade student Anthony Selvanathan, Bishop Tod Brown (ret. Diocese of Orange), Archbishop Charles Bo (Myanmar) and Bishop John Cummins (ret. Diocese of Oakland). Courtesy Bro. Dennis

The Hale Malia and Marianist Hall Communities in Honolulu recently hosted guest artists and presenters for the Marianist Big Island Liturgy and Arts Conference. BILAC started on Hawai’i 36 years ago. For the past five years, it has been co-sponsored by the Marianist Center of Hawai’i, Saint Louis School and Chaminade University of Honolulu. This year’s presenters included Fr. Bill Meyer and Bro. Brian Zampier, composers David Haas and Gary Daigle (The Dameans) and Bishop Remi DeRoo, one of only a few surviving bishops who attended all four sessions of Vatican II. View more photos.

DESALES CROSSINGS SPONSORS ORIENTATION EVENT

On Oct. 22, the DeSales Crossings Marianist Community sponsored an “Orientation to Marianist Life” for new staff members of Purcell Marian High School and St. Francis de Sales Grade School. School administrators, board members, parent groups and parish councils were invited to participate. The event’s theme was “The Marianist Table,” and the program included presentations, discussions and a meal.
A young boy helps set “The Marianist Table”

JOIN MISSION PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN AND LOURDES

Join Fr. David Paul as he directs 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.
FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION
The core leadership team of the Adèle Social Justice Project gathered in Dayton on Nov. 17 – 18 for an annual planning meeting. Members continued development of their newest program for young adults, “A Walk with Adèle,” which frames the call to social justice within a contemplative experience. Email AdeleSJP@gmail.com for information.
Brendan Fitzpatrick, Jim Vogt, Rob Brodrick, Sr. Leanne Jablonski FMI, Matt Meyers, Michela Buccini and Cynthia Kaderli. Courtesy Bro. Don Neff
Marianist Family members attended the “Call to Action” conference in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 9 – 11. The conference theme, “Justice Rising,” reminded participants that the Catholic community is at its best when it works for justice and inclusion, both inside and outside the Church.
Front, Aaron and Deb Rose-Milavec; back, Brad Leger, Jim Vogt, and Glenn and Gail Miller
Brian Reavey, assistant for JPIC, visited Bro. Steve O’Neil at the Marianists International NGO office in New York City on Nov. 13 – 14. In addition to informal tours of Steve’s office and the United Nations, Brian and Bro. Steve discussed socially responsible investing, the U.N. Observance Calendar and alternative investments. They also attended a monthly NGO committee meeting on human trafficking and a briefing on the “2012 World Investment Report” hosted by the U.N. Conference on Trade & Development.

LAY MARIANIST COMMUNITY CHOOSES NEW NAME

The Visitation Marianist State Community members participated in a vow renewal ceremony, from left, Ken Palisin, Ann Hirt, Linda Zappacosta, Marilyn Schwieterman and Jack Burke. Courtesy Sr. Laura Leming FMI

On Oct. 28, the Marianist State Community chose a new name: Visitation Marianist State Community. The members selected the new name because the story of the visitation represents their call to embody the spirit of Jesus and Mary. “Our community is paying attention to the internal promptings of the Spirit, bearing the Good News, welcoming visits joyfully, providing hospitality, bridging generations, honoring and connecting with family, forming community, giving service, mentoring younger ones, and lifting up the lowly in justice,” said Linda Zappacosta.

DECEMBER FEAST DAYS

Dec. 8 is the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. In celebrating this feast, we single out this woman among all women for her pivotal role in our story. It is the patronal feast of the Sodality as well as the foundation day of the Bordeaux Sodality. Members of the Society of Mary are asked to remember their fellow brothers and those associated with the Society at the Eucharist. Read a list of December feast days.

“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS: PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS WITH ADÈLE

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his December reflection, “Adèle Advises Us to Prepare Well for Christmas.” He writes, “Adèle was inspired by her love for Mary, Mother of Jesus. She remembered the day the Angel Gabriel came to Mary and invited her to cooperate in God’s eternal and loving plan. Mary’s ‘yes’ touched Adèle’s heart.” Read more about the Marianist saints.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
 On Nov. 10, at halftime during Central Catholic High School’s homecoming football game, the school honored Bro. Harry Cornell ’58 for 50 years of service as a teacher, coach and mentor. Read more from Central Catholic. Congratulations, Bro. Harry!  
 Bro. Fred Stovall (Washington Street, Dayton) received the Interdisciplinary Professional Award from the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he is a chaplain. He was chosen by his peers for his interdisciplinary work with the medical staff and his commitment to providing compassionate and exceptional care. Congratulations, Bro. Fred!
 Bros. David Betz and Bill Bolts (Cupertino, Calif.) staffed a vocation table at the the Faith Formation Conference held Nov. 9 – 10 for religious educators from the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Dioceses of Stockton, San Jose, Monterey and Oakland, Calif. 
 Fr. Johann Roten (Alumni Hall, Dayton) will discuss a new book about the university’s Mirror of Hope sculpture, followed by a book signing, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. The Mirror of Hope sculpture grew from a Nativity scene to a panorama of Christianity from the Creation to the City of God. It is on permanent display in UD’s Roesch Library. Fr. Johann is director of research and special projects at the Marian Library. Read more. Story courtesy UD.
 Bro. Ed Loch (Central Catholic, San Antonio) and Mary Jane Hardy co-authored the book “Spiritual Treasures of Downtown San Antonio,” which describes 17 downtown churches and chapels open to the general public. The book is in its second printing, and all proceeds are donated to charity. 
 Bro. Frank O’Donnell (Baltimore) was praised by Sr. Margaret Juskelis SSND, president of Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, for his leadership as he retired from 12 years on the school’s board of directors. “Bro. Frank’s commitment to the school, his knowledge of its story and his strong efforts have helped me establish myself here,” wrote Sr. Margaret. “During his time as chair of the board of directors, he has overseen the adoption of a principal/president model of leadership, has been actively engaged in finding leadership for the school and has dealt with all the challenges inherent in relocating Mother Seton Academy to its new home.”
 Dr. Daniel Curran, president of the University of Dayton, gave a vocation discernment talk entitled “The Charism: Commitment and Discernment” at the university on Nov. 1. The audience of 80, which included UD students in discernment about a religious vocation, Marianist Educational Associates and professed Marianists, heard Dr. Curran talk about several personal “discernment” events during his life. The presentation was coordinated by Bro. Charles Johnson assisted by Bro. John Habjan.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Fr. David Schuyler, undated  Fr. Dave, 2012

Fr. David Schuyler (Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 79, who died Nov. 19, 2012, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. The wake and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Nov. 30 at Saint Joseph of Cupertino Church. Fr. Paul Marshall will preside and represent the Provincial Administration. Fr. Stephen Tutas will be the homilist. Burial will follow the Mass at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, Calif. Read Fr. Dave’s obituary.

Bro. Eugene Cuenat (Territorial Community of Switzerland), 96, who died Nov. 14, 2012, in Sion, Switzerland. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Eugene’s obituary.

Bro. Antonio Massa (Province of Italy), 88, who died Nov. 22, 2012, in Rome, Italy. May he rest in peace. Bro. Antonio’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

William Newall and Lisa Paschoal. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

CEDAR POND, CHARLESTON FALLS PARK, DAYTON

Courtesy Bro. Phil Aaron

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

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. Joseph Nu’uanu (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)

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

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall Community, Honolulu)

Bro. David Schmitz (Alumni Hall Community, Dayton)

Raymond Kennedy, Marilyn Martinez, Dr. William Martinez and Dave Thompson. Read more.

THANKSGIVING AT STONEMILL-KIEFABER COMMUNITY

 
Gathered for Thanksgiving at the Stonemill-Kiefaber Marianist community in Dayton, clockwise from left, Fr. Jim Fitz, Bro. Gary Marcinowski, Sr. Angela Anne Zukowski, Fr. Bert Buby, Bros. Tom Oldenski, Tom Pieper, Charlie Wanda, Tom Farnsworth, Phil Aaron, Brandon Paluch, Dan Klco, Blaise Mosengo and Ray Fitz. (Not pictured, Fr. Dave Fleming) Courtesy Bro. Charlie

CURÉ OF ARS AND MARYCLIFF SHARE THANKSGIVING

The Curé of Ars community hosted a Thanksgiving feast for members of the Marycliff community in St. Louis. Clockwise from left, Bro. Walter Ebbesmeyer, Frs. Don Cahill and José Ramirez, Bros. Andy Kosmowski, Roy McLoughlin, Chester Burnog, Bill O’Leary,  Leo Slay, Jim Droste and Ken Jung, Fr. Joe Uvietta and Bro. Irv Wachtel. Not pictured, Bro. Mel Meyer. Photo courtesy Fr. Tim Kenney
FROM THE SCHOOLS…
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UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON. Five two-year graduate assistantships at UD are now available for the 2013-14 school year. The program enables graduate students to gain campus ministry experience while pursuing a master’s degree in theology or pastoral ministry. Applications are due Feb. 1. Read more. Download an application
UD’s annual display of nativities will focus on the Christmas message of peace and explore the ways humans have experienced and yearned for it. “At the Manger: Peace on Earth” runs through Jan. 27, 2013, at UD’s Roesch Library.
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, WEST HILLS, CALIF., eighth graders recently completed their service learning project, Operation Christmas Child. They filled shoe boxes with toiletries, school supplies and toys for delivery to people in need throughout the world.
CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREP, HOLLYWOOD, FLA. The school’s fourth annual Adopt-A-Family Harvest Drive generated Thanksgiving meals for 20 Hollywood families in need. The adopted families reside in the Hollywood area and were selected by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Little Flower Catholic Parish. 
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, celebrated its annual Day of Remembrance Liturgy in honor of 72 deceased faculty and staff. The ceremony had a Celtic theme and featured a musical mime, a candle-bearing ceremony and a post-communion meditation: “O Mary of Graces.” Kai Nemeth planned the liturgy, and Fr. Richard Villa presided at the liturgy.
Nolan faculty and staff at the Day of Remembrance ceremony
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. English and history teacher Michelle Klimpel received an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award in honor of her achievements and dedication to the teaching profession. “Without a doubt, we are a better teaching and learning community because of the commitment of Michelle to the St. Mary’s High School mission and teaching young men,” said Jane Goff, associate principal. 

JUST ONE MORE…

 
Pacific LIFE Regional Coordinator Kate Lospalluto married Scott Beskid on Sept. 22 in Universal City, Calif. Several LIFE moderators and participants of Pacific LIFE attended the ceremony, including, from left, Toni Mesina (LIFE national coordinator), Mal Chong, Bro. Adam Becerra, Jennifer Brophy, Brian Reavey (Province assistant for justice, peace & integrity of creation), Kate, David Lin (former regional coordinator for Pacific LIFE), Gayle Burgher, John Apablasa and Fr. Jim Mueller. Not pictured: Bro. Skip Matthews. Courtesy Kate
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

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

PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

NOVEMBER

28        Mark Motz (novice)

29        Esteban Reyes Durán

DECEMBER

1          Richard Loehrlein

2          Suman Dungdung

3          Lalit Dhanwar, W. Franz Schorp

4          Daniel Klco

5          John Samaha

7          Louis Fournier

8          Kenneth Thompson

10        David Betz, William Grundish

11        Saju Chittadiyal, Robert Johns

12        Thomas Spring

13        DuWayne Brisendine

14        John Putka

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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