Volume 12, Number 3
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
|At the Jan. 26 ordination of Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González in Mexico, front, from left, Fr. Antonio García (assistant pastor), Fr. Sacramento Arias (pastor), Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, Bishop Faustino Armenáriz Jiménez of Querétaro, Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González, Provincial Martin Solma, Fr. James Schimelpfening, Fr. Jose Alfingal, a priest from Querétaro, and Fr. Jorge Cruz|
Fr. Raymundo Domínguez González (Querétaro, Mexico) was ordained by Bishop Faustino Armenáriz Jiménez on Jan. 26 at the San Francisco Galileo parish church in Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico. His ordination was the first for the Province in the District of Mexico. Provincial Marty Solma and Bros. Ed Brink and Francisco González represented the Provincial Administration, and Bros. Bob Hanss and Ralph Neumann from San Antonio also attended. About 600 guests were present for the ordination and the banquet afterwards, held in the plaza in front of the church. Fr. Raymundo celebrated his first Mass on Jan. 27 in the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Amanecer Balvanera, where he will continue to serve. Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth gave the homily. Congratulations, Fr. Raymundo!
|Clockwise from left, Fr. Raymundo and Bishop Faustino Armenáriz Jiménez; Bro. Francisco González, Fr. Marty and Bro. Ed Brink; Bros. Esteban Reyes Durán and Fermín García García|
MARIANIST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GATHER IN L.A. FOR CULTURAL IMMERSION
|Chaminade University of Honolulu, St. Mary’s University and University of Dayton students who participated in a cultural immersion experience in Los Angeles. Courtesy photographer Clifford William Fong|
Representatives from the three Marianist universities gathered for prayer, service, reflection and cultural immersion in Los Angeles during their winter break. Twelve student participants, led by Chris Cantu (St. Mary’s University, coordinator of Marianist leadership and service programs), Danny O’Regan (Chaminade University, director of campus ministry) and Maureen O’Rourke (University of Dayton, coordinator of Marianist activities and scholarship), participated in service experiences at locations across the city, including the Catholic Worker, Midnight Mission, Dolores Mission School and Parish, and Homeboy Industries. The West Hills, Calif., Marianist Community hosted the group for dinner, Fr. Ted Ley welcomed the group at a Vietnamese parish where he ministers, and Fr. James Heft closed the week with prayer and reflection. The trip was funded by the Association of Marianist Universities. Read more, including student reflections about the experience.
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ALLISON HEWITT & BRIAN REAVEY VISIT INDIAN MINISTRIES
|Allison Hewitt and Brian Reavey with Bro. Augustin Kandulna (far right), Chaminade Rural Development Project (CRDP) program director, and women in Binda who were helped by the CRDP to start their own business and open this store|
Allison Hewitt, Province executive director of development, and Brian Reavey, Province assistant for justice, peace & integrity of creation, visited Marianist projects and ministries in India from Jan. 4 – 14. They met with Marianist Family members, program staff, students and local families. “Both Allison and I were impressed with and inspired by the countless ways in which the Marianists are changing lives and bringing hope to so many in need,” said Brian.
READ MORE STORIES ABOUT MARIANIST MINISTRIES IN INDIA
|Above, Allison and Brian with children from the Ragpickers Education Development Scheme (REDS) in Ranchi, India|
HALE MALIA HOSTS DISCERNMENT DAY FOR CUH STUDENTS
|Front, Frs. George Cerniglia, Ken Templin, Bros. Norman Capinpin, Dave Murphy and Nick Dold (CUH student); middle, Anthony Selvanathan (CUH student), Bros. Dennis Schmitz and John Campbell; back, Frs. John Thompson, Joe Lackner, Cassan Muramato (CUH student) and Bro. Brandon Alana|
On Jan. 19, the Hale Malia community sponsored a day of discernment for students from Chaminade University of Honolulu. The day’s events included time for prayer, reflection, sharing of vocation stories and reflection on discernment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT VOCATIONS WITH THE SOCIETY OF MARY
VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTE 250 HOURS TO TECABOCA
|Volunteers from St. Matthew Parish and St. Mary’s University’s Marianist Leadership Program spent 250 hours preparing two new campsites and clearing rocks from a challenge course.|
“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS”: FR. DOMINGO LÁZARO
|Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his February message with readers of FamilyOnline. He writes, “Fr. Domingo Lázaro (1877-1935) was an outstanding Marianist educator and an authentic role model for our teachers and administrators. May he be a powerful intercessor for all our educational programs.” Read more about the Marianist saints.|
START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER – IN CAPE MAY!
|The Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., is offering a full lineup of family programs this summer (grandparents are welcome, too). The week-long programs feature Masses and other liturgies tailored to the family complemented by skits, presentations, sharing, peer group discussions and recreational activities. Retreat themes focus on family enrichment and spiritual development through affirmation, communication, reconciliation, commitment and spreading the “Good News.” The retreats accommodate eight to 10 families each. Scheduled recreation and free time, with ocean swimming one-half block away, and visits to historic Victorian Cape May, are features of all family retreats. Sign up online.|
DAYTON MARIANIST FAMILY INVITED TO “MARIANIST MANNA”
|Marianist Manna participants, left, Jama Badinghaus, Matt Dunn and Hazel and Savio Franco; right, Patti Gehred, Bernadette Weeks, Beth Schulz, Sr. Marcia Buchard, FMI, Mike Schulz and David Wiekhart|
Marianist Manna is an ongoing education program for Dayton-area members of the Marianist Family sponsored by the Edgar Avenue Lay Marianist community in conjunction with the North American Center for Marianist Studies. On Jan. 10, the group gathered for reflections and discussions about the Marianist Family’s founders’ views on creating life-giving community. The group gathers once a month for continuing formation. Contact Caitlin Cronin Bennett at 513.509.6988 or email@example.com.
|WHO’S DOING WHAT|
|Bro. Skip Matthews (West Hills, Calif.) received the Annual Brotherhood Award from Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. Archbishop José Gómez and Bro. Larry Moen, CMF, presented the award, which recognizes Bro. Skip’s religious commitment as a Marianist and his faithful ministry of education and outreach to the poor and homeless. Read more, including Bro. Jack Dempsey’s remarks from the event. Read more from Chaminade. Congratulations, Bro. Skip!|
|Bro. Skip Matthews and Archbishop José Gómez. Courtesy Bro. Jim Wisecaver|
|Fr. Bernard Lee (West Ligustrum Drive, San Antonio) served as the U.S. representative for Base Communities in U.S. Catholic Life at the international symposium, “The Church on Her Way in Basic Christian Communities,” held in Tubingen, Germany, Jan. 17-20. Fr. Bernie is the board president for the Small Christian Community Collaborative in the United States. Read his presentation about young adults in U.S. Catholic life. Read a bibliography of his recent works on young adults in Catholic culture. Read workshop material on social analysis and social action.|
|Fr. John Thompson (Hale Malia, Honolulu) spent Jan. 28 with all Catholic educators on Maui as part of Catholic Schools Week. He delivered a presentation, “Catholic Identity: Crisis or Opportunity for Catholic Educators in Hawaii?” On Feb. 1, Fr. John presented “The Theological Literacy, Beliefs, and Practices of Catholic Educators in the Diocese of Honolulu” to two groups of representatives from Catholic elementary and secondary schools on Oahu.|
|Bro. Ray Fitz (Stonemill Road, Dayton) delivered remarks, “Some Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” at a prayer breakfast in honor of the civil rights leader on Jan. 22 at the University of Dayton.|
|Fr. Jim Heft (Lalanne House, Los Angeles) presented a talk, “The Church, Bishops and Theologians: A Dynamic Tension,” on Jan. 16 as part of Loyola’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series. Read more.|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…
Bro. Joseph Nu’uanu
Bro. Joseph Nu’uanu (Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 77, who died Jan. 23, 2013, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. A community remembrance was held on Jan. 23. The wake and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 28 at Saint Joseph of Cupertino Church. Fr. William Meyer was the presider and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. Stephen Tutas gave the homily. Bro. Thomas Redmond gave the welcome and eulogy. Burial followed the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, Calif. Read Bro. Joseph’s obituary.
Fr. Valentín Hernández Roy (Province of Spain), 78, who died Jan. 30, 2013, in La Línea de la Concepción, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Valentín’s obituary in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Alice Byrne, Phillip Doersching, Joseph Douglass and Bertha Vasquez. Read more.
READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.
SNOW IN FOREST PARK, ST. LOUIS
|Courtesy Bro. Bob Resing|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…
Fr. James Bartlett (St. Clair Marianist Community, Cleveland)
Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)
Bro. James Fitzgibbons (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)
Bro. Wilbert Hamm (Montgomery Road Marianist Community, Cincinnati)
Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, N.Y.)
Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)
Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall Marianist Community, Dayton)
Fr. Joseph 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 Community, 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 Marianist Community, Dayton)
Jody Jaworski Allen, Lynette Carwana, Caitlin Moore Duffy, Peter Eschenbach, Marguerite Gonden, Archbishop Victor Hugo Martínez, Patrick McAward, Ita Nevin, Flo Trzeciak and Emily Utz. Read more.
|JUSTICE & PEACE UPDATES|
CHAMINADE DAY AROUND THE PROVINCE
|The Hearts on Fire Lay Marianist Community in Baltimore hosted a Chaminade Day celebration on Jan. 21 for members of the Sykesville and McCormick Avenue Marianist Communities. Front, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, Frs. Paul Reich and Neville O’Donohue; back, Bill Bauman, Tina Bauman, Phil Forte, Fr. Dave McGuigan, Bros. Tom Trager, Frank O’Donnell, Carol Wellman and Fr. Rich Kuhn. Courtesy Bill|
|More than 150 people attended a Dayton-area Chaminade Day Mass at Queen of Apostles followed by a reception at the Bergamo Center. Left, Bros. Savio Choi, Jack Somervillle, Fr. Jerry Chinchar and Bro. Arokia Doss Ambrose. Right, Sr. Laura Leming (back) with members of the Myriam Lay Marianist community, Jeff Warren and Lisa Ampleman Warren, Claire Jordan, Anne Petratis and Bridget Ebbert. Courtesy Bro. Tom Giardino|
|On Jan. 18, the Marianists on Kalaepohaku Campus hosted their annual Founders’ Day Celebration for the clergy and religious of the diocese and members of the Marianist Family in Honolulu. More than 125 attended a prayer service in Mystical Rose Oratory followed by a reception and social at the Hale Malia Marianist community. Courtesy Bro. Tom Payne|
|On Jan. 22, Fr. George Cerniglia (left) presided at a blessing of the bronze statue of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, which stands in the gardens of the shared campus of Chaminade University, Marianist Center of Hawai’i, and Saint Louis School in Honolulu. The statue was created by Joe Aspell, who shared thoughts at the ceremony. Photos courtesy Ray Abregano|
|Bro. Antony Nesam of the Morning Star Marianist community in Nepal shared these photos from the community’s Chaminade Day celebration. Above, standing, Bros. Sudhir Soreng, Jyoti Prakash Minj, Antony Nesam, Peter Paul K., Federic Kujur, Mariandu Belevendrian A. and Fr. Sudhir Kujur; kneeling, Bros. Albert Xalxo, Anup Kullu and Balaswamy A. Below, Fr. George, Salesian parish priest from Dharan, Nepal; Fr. Sudhir Kujur; and Fr. Amal Raj, a Jesuit who is in charge of Bhutan refugees from Damak, Nepal.|
|Chaminade Day was celebrated in Cleveland on Jan. 20 at St. Aloysius Church and Hall. A Mass was followed by a reception in the church hall.|
|Bro. John Samaha shares Fr. Joe Stefanelli’s Chaminade Day homily, “Chaminade’s Mission: Multiply Christians.”|
DAYTON’S HISTORIC 1913 FLOOD THE SUBJECT OF NEW EXHIBIT AT UD
|When floodwaters struck Dayton in 1913, those who fled to high ground just south of where the waters crested at Apple Street found shelter, food and welcome from the Marianists at St. Mary’s College, the school that became the University of Dayton. A new exhibit on the flood, “Hope on the Hill,” highlights events during and after the disaster and the college’s significant role in providing relief. The exhibit runs through June 17 on the second floor of UD’s Roesch Library. Read more from UD. Because days and times vary, call 937.229.4094 or visit udayton.edu/libraries for a schedule and directions.|
|FROM THE SCHOOLS…|
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|UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. UD’s tuition plan was endorsed in an editorial published by the Columbus Dispatch. “An announcement last week by UD is causing a stir around the country: The private Catholic university is promising prospective students that they will pay the same amount for each of the four years they attend. In what is becoming a much more competitive race to attract students, this is the sort of innovative, consumer-oriented thinking that colleges will have to engage in to keep their enrollments up.”|
|ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. The St. Mary’s Alumni Association honored the 2013 distinguished faculty during its annual event in January. This year’s honorees were, back, Bro. Dennis Bautista, Ph.D., associate professor of English and communications; Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.; Gail Kaciuba, Ph.D.; Gopalakrishnan Easwaran, Ph.D.; front, Robero Rosas; and Rafael Moras, Ph.D. Richard J. Bauer Jr., Ph.D. (not pictured) was awarded the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.|
|ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI. Moeller students attended Cincinnati’s Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral and participated in the procession.|
|ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO. On Jan. 17, the Archbishop Riordan community honored Captain John R. McCloskey ’55 (San Francisco Fire Department, retired) with the 2013 Chaminade Award for his decades of service to Riordan as a dedicated alumnus, parent, founding board member, benefactor and friend.|
|Chaminade Award recipient John R. McCloskey with San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and ARHS President Joseph Conti|
|CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP, CHATSWORTH, CALIF. Eighth-grade students at Chaminade got to “connect” with Marianists around the United States as part of the school’s Marianist education curriculum. Students in Kate Beskid’s classes Skyped with Lay Marianists including Toni Mesina, LIFE national coordinator, and Jennifer Brophy and Louis Guerra of the Sobremesa Lay community. Students heard from Toni, Jennifer and Louis about their journey as Lay Marianists.|
|At the New Teachers’ Marianist Luncheon, front, from left, Michele Schmidt (Chaminade’s MIT Chair), Ashley Morrison and Carla Struckhoff; back, Antoine Torrey, Alex Borje, Bro. Ed Brink, Larry Keller, John Clever, Chris Salaveria, Matthew Coryell, Christopher Shaver and Scott Kugler|
|CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, ST. LOUIS, welcomed Bro. Ed Brink and Larry Keller from the Province Office of Education to take part in the school’s third-annual New Teachers’ Marianist Luncheon on Jan. 30. The group gathered for lunch and shared experiences and ideas for better understanding and embracing the characteristics of a Marianist education.|
|Chaminade’s Campus Ministry sponsored the second “Bring Home the Bacon” food drive for Fr. Dempsey’s Charities on Jan. 24. The school’s generosity will help the Chaminade Breakfast Club continue serving breakfast to the men at Fr. Dempsey’s Charities every Saturday and Sunday morning throughout the year.|
|CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREPARATORY, HOLLYWOOD, FLA., Read more|
|Chaminade-Madonna celebrated Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. Since Catholic Schools Week converges with the school’s Marianist Heritage Month, the school chose the theme of “Choosing Catholic Education in the Marianist Tradition” for its week-long celebration.|
|NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS. NCHS’s Dean of Students Gabriel Duarte was recently recognized as Nolan’s honoree at the Diocese of Fort Worth’s 26th-annual celebration of Catholic schools.|
|Ann White, Nolan’s advisory board chair, Gabriel Duarte, and Principal Cathy Buckingham|
|SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL, HONOLULU. Congratulations to Saint Louis School’s Blessed Chaminade Award recipient Lance Delos Reyes (senior LIFE team member, in lei). Lance is pictured with President Walter Kirimitsu, Campus Minister Mallory Green, and Principal Pat Hamamoto. Kumu Leilani Puchalski (Hawaiian Studies teacher) also received the award.|
|Oahu LIFE teams from Maryknoll School, Sacred Hearts Academy, and Saint Louis School gathered at Saint Louis School to celebrate the Founder’s Day Liturgy.|
|ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Congratulations to Bill Godefroid (right), who was awarded St. Mary’s 2013 Marian Award for Teaching and seniors Vince Bartola and Jack Ruzicka, who were awarded the Fr. Richard O’Shaughnessy Marianist Student Award. Bill is pictured with Jay McGillick.|
|VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND. Students from VASJ’s Marianist Urban Students Program traveled to the University of Dayton for a college visit and a meeting with Jimmy McLeod ’06, MUSP alum. The VASJ students asked Jimmy questions about what MUSP meant to him and what struggles and opportunities they should prepare for as they transition from high school to college. Tim Neary ’03, MUSP director, escorted the students.|
|On Chaminade Day, VASJ awarded $50,000 in scholarships to three students: Jasmine Toney ’16 (member of VASJ’s MUSP), Carlton Bragg ’15, Chaplain Fr. Jim Bartlett, President Richard Osborne ’69, Bethany O’Neal ’16, Principal David Csank, and Michael (Zack) Shaefer ’15.|
PRESIDENT. The Department of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of San Francisco, is seeking a president for Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. Read the job description. Email Maureen Huntington, Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. Read the February 2013 issue of Via Latina.
CAPE MAY. Read the February 2013 newsletter from the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J.
IO-MLC. Read the January 2012 issue of Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.
MSJC. Read the January 2013 issue of Justice Jottings.
7 Francisco Gonzalez
10 Kenneth Sommer
11 Joseph Lackner, Ann Mueller
12 Charles Cummiskey, Andrew Giles (aspirant), Robert E. Hughes
13 Mary Beth Hefti, OSF, Patrick McMahon, Alvin McMenamy
14 Kuldeep Ekka, Alva Gillis
16 Chas Lohrenz
18 John Haster, Anthony Wanyoike, Kerobim Xalxo
20 Michael Chirwa, James Heft, Alexander Kujur, Kevin Whelan
21 Innocent Chikwanda, Fred Halwe, Irwin Wachtel
22 George Abmayr
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org and use “FamilyOnline” as your subject line. Download a submission form. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: If you’re not able to view this newsletter, please contact the editor. CHANGE IN EMAIL ADDRESS: Send to email@example.com. BACK ISSUES/SEARCH (August 2011 and earlier): Visit www.marianist.com/fol.|
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