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Volume 12, Number 8
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“CALL TO ADVANCE JUSTICE” WORKSHOP NOW AVAILABLE TO MARIANIST FAMILY

Jim Vogt, director of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, and Brian Reavey, Province assistant for justice, peace and the integrity of creation

The Marianist Social Justice Collaborative and the Province Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation announce the launch of “Marianist Call to Advance Justice.” The program, which includes a two-hour workshop, allows time for affirmation and reflection on social injustice and offers a discernment process for communities that wish to build a more peaceful and just world. The workshop will be available to all communities in the Marianist Family during the next 18 months.

Jim Vogt and I, and all three branches of our U.S. Marianist Family, are eager to share this worthwhile initiative with communities nationwide,” said Brian Reavey, Province assistant for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. “It’s a unique opportunity for communities to reflect and act upon their baptismal and Marianist calls to advance justice locally and globally.”

Lay Marianist and vowed community directors will receive program materials in the next two weeks via email and postal mail.

FR. KIRANGAH APPOINTED REGIONAL SUPERIOR OF EASTERN AFRICA

Fr. Gabriel Ng’ang’a Kirangah has been appointed regional superior of the Region of Eastern Africa. His five-year term will begin May 23, 2013. “Please join me and the General Council in thanking Fr. Gabriel for responding to this call of service,” said Superior General Fr. Manuel José Cortés. “At the same time, we thank and express our great appreciation to Bro. Chola Mulenga for his leadership with the Region of Eastern Africa.” Congratulations, Fr. Gabriel!

SR. NICOLE TRAHAN TO PROFESS PERPETUAL VOWS

The General Council of the Marianist Sisters has approved Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, for perpetual vows. The ceremony will take place on Aug. 3 in Dayton. Sr. Nicole, 37, entered the Marianist Sisters in San Antonio and has ministered in Dayton since her first vows in 2008. Nicole’s ministry experiences include Central Catholic High School, Marianist LIFE, St. Mary’s University, the University of Dayton and Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. Congratulations, Nicole!

MARIANIST SISTERS OPEN HOUSE OF DISCERNMENT IN KETTERING, OHIO

Srs. Marcia Buchard and Nicole Trahan have moved to Kettering, Ohio, to establish Annunciation House, a house of discernment for women contemplating Marianist religious life. Beginning in mid-August, interested women will be able to participate in live-in experiences lasting from a few weeks to a year. The sisters invite the Marianist Family to join them in praying for this new mission. Srs. Marcia and Nicole can be reached at Annunciation House, 1566 Crescent Blvd., Kettering, OH 45409. Their phone is 937.938.1882.

ALIVE MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE!

The Spring 2013 issue of ALIVE magazine is now available. Learn about how Marianist organizations are joining forces to educate high school students about water scarcity and its impact on the human family. Also included is a feature on friendships between vowed Marianists and lay people and a profile of Bro. Frank O’Donnell, who uses his legal training to effect lasting change for Baltimore’s disadvantaged. Subscribe to ALIVE. Need extra copies to share with family, friends or your ministry? Email marianist@marianist.com.

MOVING FORWARD IN ST. LOUIS

 
Fr. Tom French, Bro. Ed Brink and Fr. Oscar Vasquez were among those participating in the vocations gathering. The backdrop is a display used most recently at the L.A. Congress.

St. Louis-area Marianists gathered at the West Pine offices for the first “Moving Forward in Hope” vocation meeting on March 24. Participants reflected on their vocation stories and learned about a study conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate and its implications for vocation ministry in the Church. A similar gathering took place at St. Mary’s University on April 13. These events encourage conversations about vocation ministry and reveal the hopeful perspectives of young people who are drawn to religious life.

ST. ANTHONY’S BAND PLAYS AT CARNEGIE HALL

The St. Anthony symphonic band traveled from Maui to play at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

On April 1, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School’s 44-member symphonic band from Maui, Hawai’i, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They performed Steven Reineke’s “The Witch and the Saint” and Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in E Flat” as part of the Manhattan Concert Production’s National Band and Orchestra Festival.

While in New York, the band also performed on the U.S.S. Intrepid, an event that featured the school’s hula group. The students were able to visit several musuems, memorials and tourist attractions — and they even attended a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game to support St. Anthony alumnus and Red Sox player Shane Victorino.

“This trip was an amazing experience for our students. But we couldn’t have done it without the help of our chaperones, school administration, faculty and staff,” said Everett Lee Yamashita, band director. “Countless donors, local Maui businesses and supportive alumni also reached out to help in every way they could.”

Read “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”  Read “St. Anthony’s does us proud.” Stories courtesy Maui News. 

MLNNA ASSEMBLY POSTPONED

The leadership team of the Marianist Lay Network of North America has postponed the association’s 2013 Delegate Assembly, which was scheduled to take place this July. Read more.

WHO’S DOING WHAT
 Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and professor at UD, and Bro. Peter Pontolillo of Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Florida, were active at the recent national convention of the National Catholic Educational Association. Sr. Angela was the keynote speaker on April 3. Listen to the discussion after her address about reinvigorating Catholic identity in a digital age. Bro. Peter spoke with NCEA about the changes he’s witnessed in the many years he’s attended the conventions.
  An article by Dr. Timothy Dilg, “Leading for Excellence,” was published in the February/March 2013 issue of Momentum, the journal of the National Catholic Educational Association. Tim is principal of St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis. 
  Bro. John Samaha shares his article, St. Juan Diego: Icon of Mary’s Evangelizing Mission, which was published in the March/April 2013 issue of Messenger of Mary Immaculate.  
  Bros. Larry Scrivani, Tom Deasy, Jim Leahy and Gene Frank on an outing to Half Moon Bay, Calif. 
 Bro. Brian Zampier invites members of the Marianist Family to a spring sketchbook journal day on May 4 at the Marianist Galleries in Kirkwood, Mo. Read more

SPOTLIGHT ON 2012 MARIANIST JUBILARIANS

Each year, the Marianist Family recognizes brothers and priests celebrating milestone anniversaries of their first profession of vows in the Society of Mary. Marianist priests also are honored on the anniversaries of their ordinations. This year, there are 33 jubilarians who have served from 25 years to 80 years throughout the Province for a total of 1,830 years of religious life and ministry!

Each issue of FamilyOnline through August will profile jubilarians and pay tribute to their dedication to the Marianist mission.

Fr. Lawrence Mann, 80 years professed: “I am grateful for the years living as a Marianist with wonderful men in the community, living in our marvelous world, beautiful in its smallest and its most vast expanses. Here I am at 96! In faith and hope I offer my ‘widow’s mite’ of service to our compassionate Lord.” Read more.

Bro. Joseph Barrett, 70 years professed: Bro. Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies from the University of Dayton in 1946 and a master’s degree in guidance from the University of Notre Dame in 1968.  His teaching career began in January 1946 at Central Catholic High School. Read more.

Fr. Norbert Burns, 70 years professed: “I joined the Society of Mary with two predominant convictions. First, I wanted to dedicate my life to Mary. Second, I joined because I wanted to spend my life in the classroom, which I considered the incarnation of Chaminade’s vision, charism and sodality.” Read more.

Bro. Walter Ebbesmeyer, 70 years professed: “Most of my life as a Marianist I spent teaching students. I started in 1945 and ended in 1988. I have had the privilege of teaching grade school, high school and university in our Marianist schools in St. Louis, Texas, Milwaukee and Illinois. For nearly 30 years I worked with the poor in East Saint Louis.” Read more.

BRO. BOB DONOVAN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PROFESSION

On April 7, Bro. Bob Donovan celebrated his 25th jubilee with the local Marianist community at St. Francis de Sales church in Cincinnati. The celebrant was Fr. Gene Contadino, pastor. More than 150 guests attended the celebration. Congratulations, Bob!

Above, Bros. Giancarlco Bonutti, Bob Donovan and Charles Johnson during the Mass; below, in the choir, Bros. Mitch Schweickart, Bob Donovan and Giancarlo Bonutti; choir member Jim Young, and Srs. Nicole Trahan and Laura Leming; photos courtesy Sr. Judy Klei, RSM
 
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

 
Fr. Norbert Brockman  Fr. Norb

Fr. Norbert Brockman (Marianist Residence, San Antonio), 79, who died March 29, 2013, in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. The Marianist Residence community hosted a visitation and prayed the rosary for Fr. Norb on April 3 at the Marianist Residence. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 4 in Guadalupe Chapel in Treadaway Hall at St. Mary’s University. Fr. Marty Solma was the presider and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. William Behringer was the homilist. Burial was private at the Marianist Cemetery at St. Mary’s University. Read Fr. Norb’s obituary.

Fr. Ramón Eleta (Province of Spain), 79, who died April 9, 2013, in Zaragoza, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Ramón’s obituary.

Sr. Frances Ann Braddock, OSB, Francis J. “Fritz” Buglewicz, Jr., Larry Cook, Fred Flack, Mary Ann Hefti, Chuck McKenny, Antwan Reeves and Everett Spring. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

SPRING BLOSSOMS, MOUNT ST. JOHN, DAYTON

Courtesy Bro. Bob Resing

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)

Fr. Joseph Lackner (Hale Malia Marianist Community, Honolulu)

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)

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)

Tara Boland, Charlotte Carara, Ruth Cornelison, Rita Finn, Julius Menendez, Charles Morton and Cynthia Scarbrough. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI. Veronica Murphy has been named principal/CEO of Purcell Marian, effective July 1. She is a lifelong Catholic educator who currently serves as principal of Mother Brunner Catholic School in Dayton. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Wright State University and master’s degrees in theology and educational administration from the University of Dayton. Read the news release from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Welcome, Veronica!
Bro. Dennis Schmitz (Marianist Center of Hawai’i), Bishop Gerald Kicanas, Fr. Mackey portrait, Mallory Green (SLS campus ministry), Regina Pfeiffer (CUH professor of religious studies) and Daniel O’Regan (CUH campus ministry)
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OF HONOLULU. The Marianist Center of Hawai’i, with Saint Louis School and Chaminade University of Honolulu, hosted Bishop Gerald Kicanas from the Diocese of Tucson. The bishop was in town for the Fr. Robert Mackey Marianist Lectures Series. The series is named after Fr. Mackey, one of the founders and the first president of Chaminade. Bishop Kicanas stayed at the Hale Malia community.
 
On March 20, the faculty and staff members of Saint Louis School and Chaminade University of Honolulu gathered for a joint luncheon. From left, CUH President Bro. Bernard Ploeger, Fr. George Cerniglia (CUH rector), Brian Reavey (Province assistant for justice, peace and the integrity of creation), and SLS Principal Patricia Hamamoto. At the lunch, Brian delivered a talk, “A Marianist Approach to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.”
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. Congratulations to the staff of The Rattler student newspaper for capturing 30 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 2013 convention held April 4 – 6. Managing Editor Amanda Cano was named editor of the year, and the paper placed third for overall excellence in the category of student newspapers published bi-weekly or less. Faculty adviser Bro. Dennis Bautista is shown in the back row, center.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. Read “Porch Profile: The Women of 305 Kiefaber Street,” a Q & A story about a group of University of Dayton students who live together as a Lay Marianist community.
 The women of 503 Kiefaber, courtesy Flyer News
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO. Riodan’s St. Francis Scholars visited the Cupertino, Calif., Marianist community on March 14. The visit included a prayer service, a presentation on the history of the property, small group sharing with a Marianist, a tour of the property and lunch. Back row, Bro. Bill Bolts, Fr. Joe Hartzler and Bro. Tom Redmond
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, ST. LOUIS. A group of Chaminade students and three faculty members spent their spring break serving tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Mo.  The group worked with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri to assist with home repair projects, and they met with individuals affected by last May’s tornado. 

 

NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, faculty and administrators presented six sessions at the recent National Catholic Educational Association’s national convention in Houston. Pictured are Nolan representatives at the convention.
VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND, students and religion teacher Bill Raddell attended the “Bringing America Back to Life Symposium” on March 8 in Independence, Ohio.
THE CLASSIFIEDS

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. The Diocese of Pittsburgh is seeking a principal for Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. Read a job description.

NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

FROM THE G.A. Read the April 2013 issue of Via Latina.

MLNNA E-NEWS. Read the April 2013 issue of E-News from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

EASTER AROUND THE PROVINCE

DAYTON

On Easter, the Chambers Street community hosted the Trinity Avenue community for prayer and dinner. Clockwise from bottom left, Bros. Phil Aaron (hidden), Jean Dossous, Frs. Chris Conlon, François Rossier and Bro. Savio Choi. Courtesy Bro. Tom Giardino

HONOLULU

 
The Marianist Hall community hosted guests for Easter brunch. Courtesy Bro. Jose Degorio
BLOGGERS
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

APRIL

17        Robert Backherms

18        William Fackovec

19        Donald Neff

20        Francis Matthews

21        Mariandu Belevendiran A., Lawrence Corbin, Peter Paul K.

22        Sean Downing

23        Joseph Barla, Allen DeLong, Thomas Oldenski

24        Robert Hackel, John Leies

25        Stephen Wanyoike

27        Alexius Toppo

28        A. Joseph Barrish

29        Jack Somerville

30        Charles Kimeu, Leonard Rudy

MAY

1          Balaswamy A., Francis Annunziata, Varghese Manooparampil

2          Pragasam Thathappa, Patrick Tonry

3          Gerald Hammel, Britto Murmu

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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