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Volume 12, Number 9
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PROVINCE HONORS JUBILARIANS AT MASS IN ST. LOUIS

Congratulations to St. Louis Marianist jubilarians Bro. Cletus Behlmann (60 years of profession), Fr. Tom French (25), Bros. Louis Ernst (60), Tom Wendorf (25), Wally Ebbesmeyer (70), Rich Schrader (60), Larry McBride (50) and Fr. Al McMenamy (60)

Eight Marianist jubilarians from the St. Louis area were honored on April 27 at a Mass at Our Lady of the Pillar. Provincial Marty Solma presided, and Fr. Bill Meyer gave the homily. Fr. Oscar Vasquez served as master of ceremonies for the Mass, and Fr. Paul Marshall served as master of ceremonies for the reception that followed in the parish center. Honored were Bro. Walter Ebbesmeyer (70 years of profession); Bros. Cletus Behlmann, Louis Ernst, Fr. Al McMenamy and Bro. Richard Schrader (60 years); Bro. Lawrence McBride (50 years); and Fr. Tom French and Bro. Tom Wendorf (25 years).

The St. Louis festivities are the first of six Province-sponsored jubilee celebrations scheduled in the coming months. Check upcoming issues of FamilyOnline for coverage of jubilee events in San Antonio; Cupertino; Marriottsville, Md.; Honolulu; and Dayton.

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE ST. LOUIS JUBILEE CELEBRATION.

Photos by Steve Schremp

PERSONNEL UPDATES

The Provincial Council approved Bro. Bob Jones’ request for the ministry of lector. Conferral of the ministry of lector will take place May 20 at the Chaminade Seminary in Rome.

Renewal of Vows

Bros. Brandon Alana, Norman Capinpin and Michael Chiuri
The Provincial Council approved the following brothers for renewal of their temporary vows at the conclusion of the annual retreats: Bro. Brandon Alana, Bro. José Julián Matos-Auffant, Bro. Norman Capinpin, Bro. Michael Chiuri and Bro. Brandon Paluch.
  Bro. José Julián Matos-Auffant and Brandon Paluch

Novitiate

Andrew Giles and Allen Pacquing
Andrew Giles and Allen Pacquing were accepted as novices for the Marianist Province of the United States. They will be accompanied by Fr. Chris Wittmann, novice director, and Bro. Charlie Johnson, his assistant. On Aug. 9 they will officially mark the beginning of their novitiate experience in a community ceremony. Welcome, Andrew and Allen!

Aspirancy

Three men have been accepted to the aspirancy for 2013-14. Joseph Nugent, 25, from Manitoba, Canada, who has known the Marianist Family in Winnipeg for almost 10 years; Eric Stoiber, 25, from Temperance, Mich., a University of Dayton graduate and member of the Nassau Marianist Lay Community in East Dayton, Ohio; and Justin Quiroz, 22, from Houston, who will graduate from St. Mary’s University in May with a bachelor’s degree in English and theology. We welcome Joseph, Eric and Justin! They will begin their aspirancy year in August at the Casa Maria Community in San Antonio.

MARIANIST MISSION HOLDS MASS OF APPRECIATION

Fr. Pat Tonry, spiritual director for the Marianist Mission, presides at the April 14 Mass of appreciation for Mission donors

On April 14, the Marianist Mission hosted a Mass of appreciation for Dayton-area patrons and members of the Marianist Family. Fr. Pat Tonry presided at the Mass, which was celebrated at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John. A reception followed at Bergamo Center. About 340 patrons attended the festivities.

Clockwise from top, Bro. Tom Giardino, Allison Hewitt (Province executive director of development) and Hazel and Savio Franco; patrons Carol and Fred Evans with Fr. Pat Tonry; and Mission patrons Larry and Marge Thompson. Photos courtesy Julie Walling

BRO. STAN ZUBEK DELIVERS PROGRAM TO NMFC

At the April 6 meeting of the Northeast Marianist Family Council at the Marianist Center in Philadelphia, Bro. Stan Zubek delivered a program, “Nonviolent Communication and the Five Silences of Fr. Chaminade.” The council also celebrated the 85th birthday of Fr. Rich Kuhn. Happy birthday, Fr. Rich!

Sitting, Bro. Stan Zubek, Fr. Rich Kuhn and Toni Mesina; standing, Steve Goldhammer, Marilyn Goldhammer, Pati Krasensky, Steve Tumolo, Bro. Steve Glodek, Linda Zappacosta and Vito Piazza. Photos courtesy of Linda

MOVING FORWARD IN SAN ANTONIO

On April 13, about 25 Marianist brothers, priests, and sisters from the San Antonio area gathered at St. Mary’s University for the “Moving Forward in Hope” vocation conference. Bro. Tom Wendorf, Province vocation director, led the gathering, which is sponsored by the National Religious Vocation Conference. The event encourages conversation about vocation ministry and reveals the perspectives of young people who are drawn to religious life.

“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS”: THE THREE THERESAS

Marie Thérèse de Lamourous has had a wide ranging influence because of the way she structured the Misericorde. The Decree on the Heroicity of her virtues is the topic for this month,” writes Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the postulator general for Marianist causes. Read Fr. Paul’s May refection, “Three Theresas.”

REGION OF CANADA CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

On May 19, the Marianists of the Region of Canada will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Marianists in Saint-Anselme, Québec, Canada, in 1938. The members of the Province of the United States wish them congratulations and fraternal best wishes for the future.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
 On April 21, members of the Cupertino Marianist Community attended Archbishop Riordan High School’s production of “Romeo and Harriet, A Musical Tragical Comedy in Two and a Half Acts.” From left, Bros. Jim Leahy, Tom Deasy, John Samaha, Bill Bolts and  Gene Frank; Kristina Guevel (campus minister and production choreographer); and Bro. David Betz. Courtesy Bro. David
 Lay Marianist Neomi DeAnda, Ph.D., was the main speaker at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains National Conference held in Pittsburgh on April 14. Her presentation was titled, “Savoring, Nurturing and Procuring Faith.” Neomi is a faculty member and director of the Oscar Romero Scholarship Program and the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  

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.

Bro. Cletus Behlmann, 60 years of profession: “In 1978, I opened the St. Mary’s University Art Center. It is here that my work developed into a distinctive style. Creative, colorful works became my trademark and were soon seen in homes, offices, hospitals and church projects. In November 2012, I celebrated 35 years at the art center.” Read more.
Bro. James Burkholder, 50 years of profession: “My original decision to join the Marianists grew out of my Marian Sodality consecration in high school. I couldn’t think of any reason not to join the Society of Mary that I didn’t regard as selfish. Fifty years later, I am sure that this is what God has called me to do, and I am grateful for the many graces and blessing I have received.” Read more.

Bro. William Campbell, 50 years of profession: “Whatever I have done I have done with a view that it is of service to Mary and living the Marianist charism. My life has not always taken the usual Marianist paths but these paths brought me to a full and more personal commitment to what it means to be a Marianist.” Read more.

Bro. Bob Donovan, 25 years of profession: “Novitiate year in Dayton was one of the best years of my life. After many years of intense training leading up to a degree in medicine, then busy practice, having the time to prayerfully consider my call in the openness of novitiate was just the right thing. It also built my appreciation of silence.” Read more.

FR. AL MCMENAMY CELEBRATES 60TH JUBILEE

Lay Marianist Affiliates from Omaha, Neb., hosted a dinner in celebration of Fr. Al McMenamy’s 60th jubilee. Seated, Kathleen Severin, Cathy Severin, Joanne Sosso and Bert Swoboda; standing, Therese Pavlik,  Jim Pavlik,  Dorothy Nelson, Fr. Al, Betty Stern, Bob Stern and Elaine Knihal.

NRRO OFFERS “SEEDS OF CONTEMPLATION” WEBINAR

The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and the Avila Institute of Gerontology invite members of the Marianist Family to register for a free upcoming webinar, “Seeds for Contemplation: Giving Yourself a Holy Aging,” on May 14. Bro. Mark Knightly, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and a licensed clinical social worker, will serve as presenter. Register on the Avila Institute’s website, and enter the code NRRO at checkout to receive free registration.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

 

Fr. Joseph Lackner, 1970s

Fr. Joe, recent

Fr. Joseph Lackner (Hale Malia Marianist Community, Honolulu), 71, who died April 28, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. May he rest in peace. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 11, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Chapel, University of Dayton. The presider will be Fr. Paul Marshall and the homilist will be Fr. James Fitz. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Fr. Joe’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. Richard Joyal (Region of Canada), 62, who died April 25, 2013 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Richard’s obituary.

Renee Brown, Johnathan Gittemeier, Theresa Heston, Patrick McAward, Jr., Julius Menendez, Patricia Miron, Bill Reardon, Mary Schipper and Joan Zolecki. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

SPRING AT PATTERSON HOMESTEAD, DAYTON

Courtesy Bro. Phil Aaron

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

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

Fr. Paul Landolfi (Marianist Community, Mineola, N.Y.)

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)

Archishop Raymond Roussin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Bro. Edwin Shiras (San Anselmo, Calif.)

Fr. Kenneth Sommer (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Tara Boland, Pat Meeker, Ken Schaefer, Jerry Somerville and Muriel Thompson. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON, appeared on the Washington Post’s list of America’s most challenging high schools.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Vianney’s Chess Team won its second National Chess Championship in the K-12 division in the recent Super-National Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The team is led by coaches Ed Baur and David Petersen. The school’s JV team also had a great showing with a 7th place finish. Congratulations!
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. The International Relations Graduate Program at St. Mary’s University will offer an academic certificate program in Conflict Transformation beginning Sept. 2. The online certification provides students with skills and strategies designed to help heal divided societies. It concludes with a two-week, intensive field study in Northern Ireland. Students from across the globe gather for workshops with practitioners, field workers and former combatants and learn from one another’s experiences. 
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATIstudents organized a contest, “Beards for our Brother,” that generated funds benefitting Danny O’Keefe ‘02, who suffered a serious brain injury. Throughout March, Moeller students grew beards that would otherwise warrant a demerit or detention. The contest raised $4,700 to help pay for Danny’s extensive, specialized medical treatments.
Moeller students also led a fundraiser for eighth grader Nick Folkens, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Bro. Ron Luksic helped organize the effort.
VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND, students raised $4,600 during the Lenten Mission Collection, allowing $1,000 donations to be made to each of the following organizations: Our Lady of Nazareth, a Marianist-sponsored primary school in Nairobi, Kenya; St. Angela-St. Aloysius, a Marianist-sponsored school in Cleveland; The City of Children Orphanage in Matamoros, Mexico; and Comunidad of Oscar Arnulfo Romero (COAR) in El Salvador; A donation of $600 was made to Domus Pacis Family Respite in Colorado, which ministers to terminally ill patients and their families.
On April 17, VASJ hosted a career fair. Students were able to visit the tables of their occupational interests and ask questions about the various professions. Ronny Faddoul ’15, who is considering priesthood, asks questions of Fr. Jim Bartlett at the Marianist’s vocation table.
THE CLASSIFIEDS

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND TRAINER. St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School in Wailuku, Maui, is seeking an experienced athletic director and athletic trainer for the 2013-2014 school year. Read the job descriptions. Email Patricia Rickard.

NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

ADVANCING JUSTICE. Read the April 2013 issue of Advancing Justice from the Province Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.

MSJC. Read the April 2013 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

JUST ONE MORE…

Bros. Larry Scrivani, Tom Deasy, James Leahy and Gene Frank visited the Father Junipero Serra statue, located off California’s Highway 380.
BLOGGERS
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

MAY

1          Balaswamy A., Francis Annunziata, Varghese Manooparampil

2          Pragasam Thathappa, Patrick Tonry

3          Gerald Hammel, Britto Murmu

4          Thomas Pieper, Bernard Zalewski

5          Donald Schaaf

6          Phillip Kimeu, George Majhi, Frederick Silbereis

7          Dingiswayo Soko

8          Howard Lohrey

9          Paul Fennelly

10        Julius Nandi, Pratap Guria

11        Suzanne McKamely

12        Ashok Dungdung, Kumara Swamy K., Nereo Ramírez Hernáandez

13        Anthony Jansen

14        Robert Jones, Daniel Wang’ombe

17        Francis Spaeth

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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