Volume 12, Number 4
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
|The processional at the ordination of Frs. Birendra Kullu and Rajesh Kumar Lakra on Jan. 22 in Singhpur|
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. Congratulations, Frs. Birendra and Rajesh!
|Frs. Rajesh Kandulna, Rajesh Lakra, Birendra Kullu and Kip Stander|
PROVINCE HOSTS “UNDER 60” MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO
|Participants in the”Under 60″ meeting held Feb. 9 in San Antonio|
Province members under the age of 60 gathered in San Antonio on Feb. 9 to consider the Sponsorship model within the wider mission of the Province. The meeting participants talked, ate and prayed together.
|Clockwise from top left, Aspirant Andrew Giles and Bro. Tom Farnsworth; Bro. Brandon Paluch and Fr. Paul Marshall; Bros. Mitch Schweickart and Brian Halderman; Bro. Francisco González, Fr. Oscar Vasquez and Bro. Armando Añeses. Photos courtesy Bro. Tom Wendorf|
|San Antonio brothers who attended a Feb. 8 evening session with members of the Provincial Council. This gathering took place at the conclusion of the council’s visitation to the San Antonio communities.|
SPIRITUAL RENEWAL WORKSHOP IN CUPERTINO
|At the Spiritual Renewal Workshop in Cupertino, Calif., top, Bros. Larry Scrivani and Jack Dempsey; bottom left, presenter Susan Komis with Bro. Stephen Glodek; bottom right, Bros. LeRoy Viera, Frank Spaeth and Tom Redmond|
Brothers in California gathered at the Cupertino Marianist Community Jan. 25 – 26 for the third Province Spiritual Renewal Workshop during the first year of the “Reflect | Renew | Respond” spiritual renewal. Presenter Susan Komis spoke on “The Human Condition” and “Stages of Prayer as Related to Faith Development.” Bro. Stephen Glodek, chair, and Frs. Bill Meyer and Rich Villa represented the Province Task Force. Approximately 40 brothers attended. Workshops are scheduled for the East Coast (Philadelphia), Feb. 22 – 23; Dayton, March 22 – 23; and Honolulu, May 3 – 4. Photos courtesy Bro. Jim Leahy
STONEMILL-KIEFABER HOSTS WEEK-LONG LIVE-IN
The Stonemill-Kiefaber Marianist community in Dayton hosted six University of Dayton students for a vocation live-in from Feb. 10 – 16. The guests shared prayer and meals with the community while maintaining their school schedules. They learned about the Marianist Family and founders thanks to Fr. Dave Fleming. Fr. Jim Fitz explained the Marianists’ liturgical practices. The students also interviewed community members about their vocation discernment and faith journeys.
VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT HELD AT TECABOCA
|Tecaboca retreat participants, front, Ben Zengerle, Bro. Tom Wendorf, Aspirant Allen Pacquing; back, Contacts Justin Quiroz and Jason Mora, Aspirant Andrew Giles, Fr. Bill Behringer, Bro. José Julián Matos-Auffant and Bro. Jim Wisecaver|
From Feb. 1 – 3, three young men participated in a vocation discernment retreat at Tecaboca in Mountain Home, Texas: Ben Zengerle, a St. Mary’s University freshman, and contacts Justin Quiroz and Jason Mora. Bro. José Julián Matos led the retreat with the help of Bros. Tom Wendorf and Jim Wisecaver. Fr. Bill Behringer and aspirants Andrew Giles and Allen Pacquing joined the group Saturday evening and Sunday. The retreat focused on ways of discerning one’s calling, the Marianist charism and the life of Marianist brothers and sisters.
MLFI HOLDS CLOSING RETREAT IN SAN ANTONIO
|The Marianist Lay Formation Initiative (MLFI) is accepting applications and referrals for its 2013 formation program which begins with a retreat in Dayton, April 26 – 28. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Marianist charism or about sustaining or starting a lay community, please follow the link for more information.|
|Editor’s note: In the following special feature, we share a letter written by Fr. Ted Cassidy. We appreciate his reflections and willingness to share them with FamilyOnline readers.|
“THE SABBATH OF FAMILYONLINE”
by Fr. Ted Cassidy, Feb. 11, 2013
|I am at the start of four months of Sabbath time at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate “Ministry to Ministers” sabbatical program in San Antonio. Sabbath time is one of rest, of ceasing to work, of embracing the goodness of the Spirit of God in all creation and feasting on this abundance. While reading the Feb. 6 issue of FamilyOnline, I embraced the strength and the gift of our Marianist charism anew. The issue is replete with both the core and the manifestation of our charism. It displayed the numerous ways our Province celebrated Chaminade Day this year as if on a Sabbath. The many photos of brothers, Lay Marianists and friends are clearly evident that the time away from ordinary ministry to be with each other in celebration of our treasure was a precious moment.|
|I find the very core of what we celebrated in the homily Fr. Stefanelli gave at the Marianist Center in Cupertino. Referring to the many struggles as well as successes Chaminade experienced, Fr. Joe spoke of the solid faith that Mary was calling him to bring Christ the world and provide the means to do it. Joe Aspell remarked at the ceremony in front of his statue of Chaminade at our university in Honolulu: “Remember too, the statue’s stretched-out hand. It shows you that there is more than is found in the book or the satchel: It is the person you are becoming as you live your life meeting people along the way – people who will help you; others you will help. And know that God’s love and mercy accompany you all along the way.”|
|In the many items in this issue of FamilyOnline we can recognize the persons we are becoming. The accomplishments of our brothers were demonstrated, and we saw numerous ways that our schools are sharing and growing in our charism. We are grieving as a Province as we bargain and investigate new ways to continue the 51 ministries through the Sponsorship Program. We cannot avoid the pain that this change may bring about. Yet we can process this change as if we are in a Sabbath. We take time out to first rest and cease from activity. We let the goodness of what we have embrace us. Yet the Sabbath will lead to newness. The changes will lead to new and creative ways we live our charism. FamilyOnline helps us see in perspective where we are and where we are called if we see our lives through the lens of Sabbath.|
MARCH FEAST DAYS
|March 19 is the feast of St. Joseph, which dates to the end of the 10th century. In 1870, Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph the patron of the universal church. In the Society of Mary, the Eucharist is offered for the superior general. A special remembrance of the deceased superiors general is observed during the week that follows. Read a list of March feast days.|
ST. MARY’S AND TECABOCA COLLABORATE ON SCIENCE PROGRAM
|WHO’S DOING WHAT|
|Fr. Paul Vieson, director of the Marianist Archives, was featured in the “Ask a Marianist” section of the University of Dayton’s website.|
|Bro. Brian Zampier reports that 13 people participated in his San Antonio Sketchbook Journal workshop on Feb. 10. Participants learned more about the creative art of sketchbook journaling. They had time to develop their sketchbooks and share their work with the group. Read Bro. Brian’s blog.|
|Sketchbook Journal workshop participants, back, Bro. Ralph Neumann, Dr. Tom Hoffman, Bro. Dave Conrad, Aspirant Allen Pacquing, Tiffany Brown, Bro. Art Cherrier and Bro. Louis Mason; front, Ashlee Saucedo, Joseph Longoria, Irene Quesnot, Aspirant Andrew Giles and Mary Ann Hoffman. Not pictured, Bro. Leonard Rudy|
|Rachel Lozano was the subject of a feature on St. Louis’ Ch. 5 on Feb. 20. Rachel’s cure from terminal cancer has been attributed to the intercession of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, whose cause for canonization is being considered in Rome. The Vatican is investigating this cure, described in an article from the St. Louis Review from July 2010. Read an article about Rachel from a previous issue of FamilyOnline.|
|Rachel and Gabe Lozano. Courtesy Rebecca Venegoni Tower of the St. Louis Review|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…
August Biehl, early years
Fr. August Biehl (Marianist Residence, San Antonio, 88, who died Feb. 10, 2013, in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. The Marianist Residence community had a visitation and prayed the rosary for Fr. Gus on Feb. 15. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 16 in the chapel at the Marianist Residence. Fr. William Behringer was the presider and homilist. Burial followed the Mass at the Marianist cemetery at St. Mary’s University. Read Fr. Gus’ obituary.
Bro. Pedro González Blasco (Province of Spain), 75, who died Jan. 23, 2013, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Pedro’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.
Ella Donlevie, Caitlin Moore Duffy, Marguerite Gonden, Evelyn McCarthy, Mary Murray, Wayne Ortmann, Marvin Ribbing, Dolly Anzalone Walling, James Zahren and Joseph Zito. Read more.
READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.
SUNRISE, ABBEY OF GETHSEMANI, KENTUCKY
|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.)
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)
Marcella Brown, Kevin Covington, Martin George, Betty Muick, Nano O’Donohue and Rick Taylor. Read more.
|JUSTICE & PEACE UPDATES|
|FROM THE SCHOOLS…|
|READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION|
|CUH awardees, front, Dominique Bocanegra, Bro. Jerome Bommer and Venus Ituralde; back, Bro. Bernard Ploeger (president) and Fr. George Cerniglia (rector)|
|CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OF HONOLULU. On Feb. 11, Chaminade University of Honolulu honored Bro. Jerry Bommer, Chaminade’s rector emeritus, with the Marianist Award, which honors a staff member who exhibits a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit by living the Marianist traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness and faith in a loving God. Also receiving awards that day were Venus Ituralde, director of Residential Life, who received the Chaminade Award, and Dominique Bocanegra, a senior at Chaminade, who received the Founder’s Award.|
|CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, WEST HILLS, CALIF. Stephen Lepire has been named principal of the high school at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. Read more.|
|Fr. Dan Vogt, Fr. Ralph Siefert and Kevin Brennan|
|CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP, ST. LOUIS, MO. Chaminade’s Alumni Association presented its annual awards during the Blessed Chaminade liturgy on Jan. 25. Kevin Brennan ’71 was named Alumnus of the Year and Fr. Dan Vogt ’74 was named Humanitarian Alumnus.|
|Chaminade’s basketball team celebrated the 7th-annual McBride Night on Jan. 25 with a victory against rival Christian Brothers College. The varsity team wore vintage McBride uniforms in front of a crowd that included 200 of the former school’s alumni. Pictured are McBride Alumni Dave Rothera, Tom Pollihan, Larry Porschen and Bob Moresi|
|MOTHER SETON ACADEMY, BALTIMORE. Mother Seton Academy students held a pep rally on Feb. 1 to cheer for their hometown favorite Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. Students, faculty and staff formed a human number 52 to cheer on Raven’s player Ray Lewis. Courtesy Bro. Jesse O’Neill|
|ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Twenty-seven students from St. John Vianney High School participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Fr. Tim Kenney (front, center) moderates Vianney’s pro-life club.|
|VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND.|
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.
CUPERTINO. Read the February 2013 newsletter from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.
IO-MLC. Read the February 2013 issue of La Madeleine from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.
MLNNA. Read the February 2013 newsletter from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.
MSJC. Read the February 2013 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.
NRRO. Winter 2013 newsletter from the Retirement Fund for Religious, sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office
PHILIPPINES. Read Garden of Eden, the newsletter from the Philippines novitiate, written by Bro. John Woo.
JUST ONE MORE…
|Taken at the “Fat Tuesday” lunch at the Province Office in
St. Louis. Guess who? See below.
|Bro. Prakash Kujur and Fr. Ted Cassidy celebrated Mardi Gras at the San Antonio, Oblates of Mary Immaculate Minister to Ministers Sabbatical Program. Courtesy Fr. Ted|
ANSWER: The masked partyers are Allison Hewitt, Province executive director of development, and Bro. Tom Wendorf, vocation director
- Bro. Phil Aaron
- Bro. Eugene Frank
- Bro. Bob Jones
- Marianist Mission Callings
- IOMLC (Isabella Moyer)
- Susan Vogt
- A.J. Wagner
20 Michael Chirwa, James Heft, Alexander Kujur, Kevin Whelan
21 Innocent Chikwanda, Fred Halwe, Irwin Wachtel
22 George Abmayr
25 Bhaskar Galleli, Edward Violett
26 John Collins, Thomas Jalbert
27 Donald Geiger, Vincent Wayer
29 Joseph Mwaura
1 Darwin Joseph G.
2 Binod Bahla, Norbert Brockman, Richard Dix
3 Patricia Reeg
4 James Bartlett, Thomas Giardino, Anup Khoya
6 Chester Burnog, Christian Janson, Bernard Ombima
7 Norman Capinpin, Thomas Oster
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