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Volume 12, Number 2
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

TWO BROTHERS FROM INDIA ORDAINED TO DIACONATE IN ROME

Bro. Bob Jones, Deacons Chinnaiah and Chittibabu Gunja, and Fr. Martin Solma at the Jan. 12 ordination in Rome

On Jan. 12, Bros. Chinnaiah Polishetti and Chittibabu Gunja from the District of India were ordained to the diaconate at Holy Name of Mary parish church in Rome. Presiding at the ordination was His Excellency Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, secretary of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith. The new deacons will complete their seminary studies in June and return to their home units for a pastoral assignment. Congratulations, Bros. Chinnaiah and Chittibabu!

Learn more about vocations with the Society of Mary.

Bros. Nereo Ramírez, Bob, Fr. Marty and Bro. Bosco Shin. Bros. Nereo, Bob and Bosco are seminarians at the Marianist International seminary in Rome.

2,500 MILES OF OCEAN, ONE MARIANIST CHARISM

The first graduating class of the Caroline College and Pastoral Institute in Chuuk

On Dec. 10, Chaminade University of Honolulu conferred degrees on the first 14 graduates of the Caroline College and Pastoral Institute (CCPI), located 2,500 miles from Honolulu in Chuuk, Micronesia. Launched in September 2010 as a CUH outreach, CCPI credits several factors for its success: the vision of the Most Rev. Amando Samo, bishop of the Diocese of the Caroline Islands and CUH ’73, Chuukese parishes in Hawai’i, Guam, and the mainland; and CUH.

One week later, on Dec. 17, more than 250 CUH graduates received their degrees at the school’s fall commencement ceremony in Honolulu. CUH conferred an honorary doctorate on Bishop Samo for his role in helping to establish CCPI. The Most Reverend Clarence “Larry” Silva, bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu, gave the invocation.

Read more about Marianist education.

At CUH’s pre-graduation reception in Honolulu, front, Rev. Rudolf Rosendo of CCPI, Bishop Samo and Bishop Silva. Back, Dr. Helen Turner, CUH dean of natural sciences and mathematics; CUH President Bro. Bernard PloegerAugustine Mathias, deacon and special assistant to Bishop Samo; Jack Fritz, guest from Chuuk; and Dr. David Coleman, CUH dean of humanities and fine arts

BROS. KULLU AND LAKRA ORDAINED JAN. 22 IN INDIA

Frs. Birendra Kullu and Rajesh Kumar Lakra were ordained on Jan. 22 at Blessed William Joseph Chaminade Parish in Singhpur, Ranchi, India. Bishop Binay Kandulna presided at the ordination. Please check the next issue of FamilyOnline for coverage of the event.
Fr. Birendra Kullu Fr. Rajesh Kumar Lakra

CHAMINADE DAY CELEBRATED JAN. 22

Jan. 22 is Chaminade Day, the feast day of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Marianist Family. He was beatified in 2000, and his canonization is under consideration in Rome. Read “The Chaminade Legacy” by Bro. John SamahaLearn more about Fr. Chaminade.

UD HOSTS ADÈLE DAY MASS AND RECEPTION

Bro. Don Geiger,  Jack O’Gorman (Marianist Educational Associate), Kathy Sales and Colleen Brown (UD campus ministry), and Ashley Kessler (Lay Marianist with UD’s alumni relations department). Courtesy Sr. Laura Leming, FMI

The University of Dayton’s Office of the Rector hosted an Adèle Day Mass and luncheon on Jan. 10 in honor of Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, a founder of the Marianist Family. Adèle, with the guidance of Father Chaminade, established the Daughters of Mary Immaculate in 1816. The following year, Father Chaminade founded the Society of Mary. Read a letter from Adèle that Sr. Laura Leming, FMI shared with guests. Read a reflection about Adèle by Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, courtesy UD Quickly.

EMMANUEL PARISH IN DAYTON CELEBRATES 175 YEARS

Precious Blood Father Angelo Anthony, pastor of Emmanuel Parish, speaks with a parishioner in front of the church. Courtesy The Catholic Telegraph

Emmanuel Parish, the first Catholic church in Dayton, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. “Throughout the history of the parish, the Society of Mary (Marianists) has had a profound influence upon the parishioners, especially in fostering a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1956, Archbishop Karl J. Alter asked the Marianists to assume the pastoral care and administration of the parish, a mission they faithfully fulfilled until 2010. At that time, the decision was made, in dialogue with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, to turn the care of the parish over to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.” Read more from The Catholic Telegraph.

FEBRUARY FEAST DAYS

Feb. 2 is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. “This feast commemorates Mary’s purification and the presentation of Jesus in the temple. In the Middle Ages, a tradition began of blessing candles and holding a procession of light on this day. As a result it is also known as ‘Candlemas’— Christ our light has come to us. We also remember the first members of the Bordeaux Sodality who made their first act of consecration on Feb. 2, 1801.” Read a list of February feast days
WHO’S DOING WHAT
  Fr. Chris Wittmann has joined the board of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, with his term ending in June 2015. Congratulations, Fr. Chris!
 Gallery Saint John in Dayton is featuring “Inspiration,” a show of nature photography by Bro. John Lemker. Read an article about Bro. John courtesy of the Dayton Daily News.
  Bro. Brian Zampier is leading a sketchbook journal day on March 2 at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Eureka, Mo. Contact Sabrina at 636.938.5390.
 Fine arts teachers from the Riverview Gardens School District in St. Louis visited the Marianist Galleries in St. Louis on Jan. 18. Courtesy Bro. Brian Zampier
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Bro. Joseph Nu’uanu

Bro. Joe

Bro. Joseph Nu’uanu (Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 77, who died Jan. 23, 2013, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. Bro. Joseph’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. Pedro González Blasco (Province of Spain), 75, who died Jan. 23, 2013, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Bro. Pedro’s obituary in the next issue of FamilyOnline. 

Bro. Giovanni Ginepro (Province of Italy), 96, who died Jan. 15, 2013, in Rome. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Giovanni’s obituary.

Deacon Steven Baugh, Amador Casupang, Thomas Dierkes, Claude Gray and Marie Rosano. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

“WINTRY SPRING”

Courtesy Bro. John Lemker

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Wilbert Hamm (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati)

Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, N.Y.)

Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall, Dayton)

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

Bro. Raymond Martin (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Jack McGrath (District of India)

Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars, St. Louis)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu)

Bishop Raymond Roussin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Bro. Edwin Shiras (San Anselmo, Calif.)

Fr. Kenneth Sommer (Washington Street, Dayton)

Julie Grass, Brandi Poole and James Werdes. Read more.

 

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, ST. LOUIS. Two of Chaminade’s long serving educators, Dr. Louis Peters, high school principal, and Michael Bander, middle school principal, will retire at the end of the academic year. Fr. Ralph Siefert, president, announced that Philip Rone will succeed Louis as principal of the high school. Philip has served as associate principal for student development for six years and has been a teacher and administrator at Chaminade for more than 20 years. Todd Guidry has been named middle school principal. He has served on Chaminade’s campus ministry team for the past six years. Congratulations to Philip and Todd, and our best to Louis and Michael on their retirements.

Philip Rone

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. Sean-Patrick Lovett, director of Vatican Radio English Section and professor of communication at Pontifical Gregorian University, will receive the Daniel J. Kane Religious Communications Award from the University of Dayton’s Institute for Pastoral Initiatives for outstanding lifetime dedication to Gospel values using mass media. Read more from UD. 
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. Businessman Ed Speed (BBA ’70, MA ’86) and his wife, Linda, have given St. Mary’s $137,500 to establish the Edward and Linda Speed Peace and Justice Fellows Program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The funding will support research and projects that address peace and justice issues. Read more from St. Mary’s.  
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI. Religion Department Chair Rick Bohne and Pastoral Ministry Service Coordinator Brian Gilronan are Moeller’s 2012-13 Founder’s Awardees. Congratulations, Rick and Brian!
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School has started construction on a nearly $4 million renovation that will turn 11 second-floor classrooms into a new STEMM Center that will open in August. STEMM stands for science, technology, engineering, math and medicine education. Read more from the Dayton Daily News. Read more from The Catholic Telegraph
COLEGIO SAN JOSÉ, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. On Jan. 8, Colegio San José faculty participated in a refresher course on the characteristics of Marianist education. New team members Delsey Rodríguez and Kamil Berríos were introduced.
After Nolan’s Chaminade liturgy, from left, Bros. Al Kuntemeier and Hugh Charlson; Frs. Bob Hackel and Bill Meyer; NCHS Principal Cathy Buckingham; President Fr. Richard Villa; and alumni John Ratliff ’11, Annie Shepard Stewart ’99, Mary Styrsky ’06 and Tony Martinez ’06
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, celebrated Marianist Heritage Week with a full schedule of activities. The school’s LIFE team planned morning prayers and coordinated Chaminade-themed hallway banners, contests and games. A “Chaminade liturgy” recognized returning alumni Marian and Chaminade Award winners. 
ST. ANTHONY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, WAILUKU, HAWAI’I. St. Anthony’s LIFE (Living in Faith Experience) team members visited a local shopping center on Dec. 1 to collect Christmas gifts, school supplies and clothing for the Laulima Giving Program. On Dec. 20, team members sang Christmas carols to patients, staff and visitors at Maui Memorial Hospital.
St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School’s Action Team and Student Council held a kick-off rally for the Maui Youth Relay for Life.  At the rally, two faculty members and nine students donated their hair to a program that creates wigs for cancer patients.
ST. LAURENCE COLLEGE, DUBLIN. Students participated in a longstanding Irish tradition by submitting their Book of Kells projects to Bro. Fred Rech. Here, a student uses a crow’s feather and ink to sign her name on vellum. Courtesy Fr. Michael Reaume

JUST ONE MORE…

How much do you know about Blessed William Joseph Chamiande? Take a quiz to find out, and then check your answers. Courtesy Bro. John Samaha
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

INDIA. Read the January newsletter from the Faustino Marianist community in Bangalore, India.

IO-MLC. Read the inaugural issue of La Madeleine from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities. Read the January 2013 issue of Gifts & Tasks.

MLNNA. Read the January 2013 newsletter from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

JANUARY

23        Harry Cornell, Paul Quinn

24        Robert H. Hughes, Victor Sahayaraj

26        Conrad Kaczkowski

31        Ronald Overman

FEBRUARY

4          Kenneth Straubinger

7          Francisco Gonzalez

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 2013 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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