Volume 12, Number 6
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After two years of work by a Province task force, a proposal on a new Sponsorship model has been approved by the leadership of the Marianist Province of the United States. Although the Province has worked on sponsorship for many years, the latest model is a more intentional approach to the sponsorship of the Province’s three universities, 19 secondary and middle schools and four retreat centers. An Office of Sponsorship is being formed, with a director reporting to a volunteer Sponsorship Commission. The Province is seeking a director for the office (see job description below).
Provincial Fr. Marty Solma says that in today’s changed circumstances, the Province of the United States cannot extend its educational and formational legacy as it did in the past. “This new structure, as a ministry of service, will build on existing partnerships with ministries and lay collaborators,” he said. “We are committed to providing the formation and resources to enhance the Marianist charism, which is a gift from God.”
The new Office of Formation for Mission, headed by Bro. Stephen Glodek, and the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS), headed by Carol Ramey, will work with the Office of Sponsorship to provide formation resources to sponsored organizations and others. “This new structure will promote a stronger relationship and deeper promotion of the Marianist spirit and charism of Blessed Chaminade and Venerables Adèle and Marie Thérèse,” Fr. Marty said.
Read the goals of the new Sponsorship model. The Province hopes to launch the program by January 2014.
You may wish to view a video that was sent this week to directors of Province sponsored ministries.
PROVINCE SEEKS DIRECTOR OF NEW SPONSORSHIP OFFICE
The Marianist Province of the United States seeks a director for the newly formed Office of Sponsorship (see story above). The full job description is available at www.marianist.com/jobs. Those interested should email their résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11, 2013.
PROVINCIAL CHAPTER DELIVERS REPORTS, CHARTS PROGRESS IN EUREKA, MO.
Province leaders gathered for the Provincial Chapter at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., from Feb. 28 – March 4. Council members reported on their respective ministries. Highlights included area visitations, the progress of the Province Spiritual Renewal efforts and implementation of patient-centered care in the Province’s healthcare facilities. Present were Bro. Max Magnan, general assistant for education from Rome, and the three dependent unit superiors – Bro. Ed Longbottom from Mexico, Fr. Pablo Rambaud from the Philippines and Bro. Augustus Surin from India.
BROTHERS REACH OUT TO DONORS IN NEW “MINISTRY OF GRATITUDE”
|Bro. Paul Quinn of Mercy Siena in Dayton makes calls to Mission donors as part of the “Ministry of Gratitude”|
Brothers who reside at Marianist healthcare facilities are participating in “Ministry of Gratitude,” a project recently launched by the Marianist Mission. The brothers call Mission donors to personally thank them for their gifts and to offer prayers for them. Training sessions occurred at Dayton’s Mercy Siena in December, at the Marianist Residence in San Antonio in January, and at Cupertino, Calif., in February.
|San Antonio gratitude ministry participants, clockwise from left, Fr. Richard Loehrlein, Fr. Gerry Pleva, Bros. Joe Grieshaber, Bernie Stratman (observer), Bob Hanss, Jerry Sullivan, Fr. John Leies, Bros. Ralph Neumann, Chas Lohrenz, Len Rudy, Fr. John Manahan and Bro. James McCaffrey|
HALE MALIA HOSTS DISCERNMENT RETREAT AT EWA BEACH
|At the Ewa Beach discernment retreat, front, Bro. Dave Murphy, Anthony Selvanathan and Bro. Brandon Alana; back, Frs. Ken Templin, John Thompson and George Cerniglia and Cassin Muramato. Courtesy Fr. John|
The Hale Malia Marianist Community sponsored a vocation discernment retreat at Ewa Beach for two Chaminade University of Honolulu students. From March 8 – 10, Cassin Muramato and Anthony Selvanathan shared prayer, conversations, meals and discussions about the discernment process and Marianist life. Fr. John Thompson and Bro. Brandon Alana served as retreat facilitators. Members of the Hale Malia community joined the group for fraternal sharing and a meal.
|JUSTICE & PEACE UPDATES|
Assistant Provincial Bro. Joe Kamis, the Region 5 Chair of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and Brian Reavey, Province assistant for justice, peace & integrity of creation, attended the Region 5 annual meeting on March 11 at our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill. Bro. Joe facilitated the meeting, and Brian was a panelist on justice, peace and the integrity of creation, with a particular focus on immigration and human trafficking.
Chaminade College Preparatory Middle School in Chatsworth, Calif., hosted Brian Reavey on Feb. 26 for a meeting with the religion department. Kate Beskid (religion teacher and regional coordinator for Marianist LIFE Pacific) coordinated the visit.
Fifteen teens attended the Heart of Winter Retreat at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., from Feb. 8 – 10. The retreat focused on service, social justice and the death penalty. MSJC Death Penalty Team members Sr. Grace Walle, FMI, Bro. Jerry Sullivan and Fr. John Manahan facilitated sessions on the death penalty, which included a simulated murder trial, a video about reconciliation, and a reflection on Mary at the foot of the cross. Email Jim Vogt for more information, including how to offer the retreat to others.
JUSTICE JOTTINGS. Read the March 2013 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.
CAPE MAY RETREAT CENTER HOSTS ST. MARY’S STUDENTS
|Participants with Bro. Stan Zubek (top left), Alison Joyce (center), and Chris Cantu of St. Mary’s University Marianist Leadership Program (middle, far right)|
From March 12 – 16, the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., hosted a group of St. Mary’s University students who participated in service projects. The students and their leaders were guided by Bro. Stan Zubek and intern Alison Joyce. They served at the MRFC, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter; Family Promise, a shelter for unwed mothers and children; and Cape May Point State Park, where they aided in storm recovery.
MARIANIST EDUCATORS INVITED TO NCEA CONFERENCE DINNER
|Attending the annual National Catholic Education Association conference in Houston? If so, you’re invited to a Province-sponsored dinner at 5:30 p.m. on April 2 at Massas Seafood Grill, 1331 Lamar (within walking distance of convention center). RSVP by March 22 to Deanna Snyder at 314.533.1207.|
GOVERNOR’S ISLAND OFFERS FAMILY RETREATS THIS SUMMER
|Family retreats will be offered at Governor’s Island in Huntsville, Ohio, this summer on June 25 – 29 and July 9 – 13 (corrected date). The retreat planning group invites readers of FamilyOnline to attend a retreat with their families; help promote the retreats by contacting potential participants; and volunteer on the pre-retreat service teams or as a retreat staff member. Contact Bro. Paul Bredestege at 937.842.4902 or email@example.com.|
APRIL FEAST DAYS
|April 8 is the 252nd birthday of founder Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. Born in Périgueux, France, on April 8, 1761, he was the fourteenth of 15 children of Blaise Chaminade and Catherine Béthon. Read a list of April feast days.|
|WHO’S DOING WHAT|
|Bro. Brian Zampier (Maryland Avenue, St. Louis) reports that 11 individuals participated in his Sketchbook Journal Day held on March 2 at Marycliff Marianist community in Eureka, Mo. Journalers included Bro. Paul Jablinski (standing, second from right) and Buddy Pondrom, Bro. Mel Meyer’s nephew (sitting, far right).|
|Bro. John Samaha (Cupertino, Calif.) has written three recently published articles: “A Window on Catholicism in 18th Century America,” “The Decree on the Eastern Catholic Churches: A Half-Century after Vatican II,” and “A Window on the History of Our Catechisms.”|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…
Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall Marianist Community, Dayton), 84, who died Feb. 22, 2013 in Dayton. May he rest in peace. Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial for Bro. Joe was March 9 at Queen of Apostles Chapel. Fr. James Fitz was the presider. Fr. Thomas Schroer delivered the homily. Bro. Charles Johnson represented the Provincial Council. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Read Bro. Joe’s obituary.
Bro. Serafín García Arnáiz (Province of Spain), 85, who died March 11, 2013, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Serafín’s obituary.
Fr. Joseph Sjef Donders, Richard Feld and Colette Pesch. Read more.
|On March 7, a Memorial Mass for Bro. Joe Nu’uanu was held at Sacred Heart Church in San Jose, Calif. A luncheon followed at Martha’s Kitchen, which Bro. Joe had served for many years. At the luncheon, Edita Cruz (director of Martha’s Kitchen), Fr. Ted Ley, Bro. Bob Juenemann, Grace Pancipanci (director of nursing at the Marianist Center in Cupertino), and Bros. David Betz, Tom Redmond, Bill Bolts and John Haster. Read a homily about Bro. Joe, written by Fr. Ted. Photo courtesy Bro. Tom|
READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.
“OUTSIDE INSIDE ROOM,” PADUCAH, KY.
|Courtesy Bro. Bob Resing|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…
Fr. James Bartlett (St. Clair Marianist Community, Cleveland)
Fr. William Behringer (Casa Maria Community, San Antonio)
Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)
Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, New York)
Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)
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)
Bro. Michael O’Grady (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)
Fr. Patrick Philbin (Orange, Calif.)
Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)
Bro. Robert Politi (DeSales Crossings Community, Cincinnati)
Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall Community, Honolulu)
Archbishop Raymond Roussin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Bro. Edwin Shiras (San Anselmo, Calif.)
Fr. Kenneth Sommer (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)
Bro. Jack Somerville (Marianist Novitiate Community, Dayton)
Nancy Davies, Marilyn Grainger, Mary Ann Heisohn, Joseph Klobuka, Michael Klobuka, Joyce Philips, Geri Raddell, Carolyn Wittmann and Tom Wittmann. Read more.
|FROM THE SCHOOLS…|
|READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION|
|From left, Dennis Matreci, Barbara Tweedy, Michele Schmidt (Chaminade’s MIT chair), Alex Datoc and Fr. Ralph Siefert, president|
|CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREP, ST. LOUIS. From Feb. 27 – March 1, Chaminade welcomed members of the Marianist Integration Team: Barbara Tweedy, Chaminade College Preparatory School, West Hills, Calif.; Alex Datoc, Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco; and Dennis Matreci, St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis.|
|NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS. Senior Mitchell Bustillo received the gold ExxonMobil Engineering and Mathematics Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation at the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards in Dallas last month. The Nolan Catholic senior, who is of Cuban descent, plans to study engineering at Stanford, Yale or Duke in the fall.|
|ST. LAURENCE COLLEGE, DUBLIN.|
|VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND. Tim Neary, director of VASJ’s Marianist Urban Student Program, won the school’s chili cook-off, which raised money for a Lenten collection.|
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. The Diocese of Pittsburgh is seeking a principal for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. Read a job description.
CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the March 2013 update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.
LIFE. Read the March 2013 issue of The Fulcrum from Marianist LIFE.
MLNNA. Read the March 2013 newsletter from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.
JUST ONE MORE…
|Fr. José María Arnaiz, regional superior of Chile, is pictured with then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — on Oct. 24, 2012. The men attended a gathering to launch the publication Vida Nueva, a review of Marianist works in Latin America and Spain. “We are good friends and I am very happy that he was elected,” said Fr. José María.|
- Bro. Phil Aaron
- Bro. Eugene Frank
- Bro. Bob Jones
- Bro. Brian Zampier
- Marianist Mission Callings
- IOMLC (Isabella Moyer)
- Susan Vogt
- A.J. Wagner
|Happy Birthday to Catherine Bush, grandmother of Bro. Brian Halderman. Catherine celebrated her 104th birthday on March 6.|
20 Diane Guerra, John Melloh, Peter Pontolillo
21 Marianus Bilung, Giancarlo Bonutti, John Rohe
22 Reinaldo Berrios, Thomas Oles, David Paul, William Schlosser
24 Daniel Doyle, Stanley Murakami
25 Anthony Pistone
26 Robert Metzger
28 Roland Bunda
29 Michael Sullivan
30 Frank Damm, Stephen Glodek, Joseph Uvietta
2 Thomas Farnsworth, Robert Wood
4 Richard Kuhn, Ronald Luksic, Robert Wiethorn
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