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Volume 12, Number 11
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BRO. MARK MOTZ PROFESSES FIRST VOWS IN DAYTON

At the May 18 first vow profession, Bro. Ed Brink, Fr. Bill Meyer, Fr. Chris Wittmann (director of novices), Bro. Mark Motz, Bro. Charles Johnson (assistant director of novices), Bro. Joe Kamis and Fr. Paul Marshall

On May 18, Bro. Mark Motz professed first vows in the Society of Mary during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton. Fr. Bill Meyer presided and Assistant Provincial Joe Kamis received the vows. A reception and dinner followed at the Bergamo Center. Bro. Mark will join the Hale Malia Marianist community in Honolulu and serve in campus ministry at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Congratulations, Bro. Mark! Learn more about vocations in the Society of Mary.

Watch a slideshow from the event.
View a video of highlights, courtesy Bro. Dennis Bautista.
 
From left, Bros. Ron Overman, Mark, John Habjan and Fr. Joe Kozar; Bros. Tom Farnsworth, Michael Chiuri, Tim Driscoll (Meribah Province), and Bob Flaherty. Below, Bro. Mark with members of the University of Dayton community, many of whom have an connection to the Marianist Family

REGION OF CANADA CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The Marianist Region of Canada celebrated its 75th anniversary with a Mass attended by about 500 members of the Marianist Family. During Mass, a number of religious and Lay Marianists renewed their commitments within the Marianist Family. Fr. Gerard Blais gave the homily. View a slideshow of the celebration.

MARIANIST COMMUNITY MEMBERS HONORED IN DAYTON

At the celebration, Bros. Alex Tuss, Gary Marcinowski, Tom Giardino, Roger Bau and Charles Johnson

The directors of the Dayton Marianist communities and members of the Provincial Council gathered on May 14 at the Chambers Street Marianist Community for a celebration of the Eucharist to thank God for the community of Bro. Phil Aaron, Fr. Chris Conlon and Bro. Gary Marcinowski. The members and mission of the Trinity Avenue community will move to the Chambers facility; the Trinity house will become part of the University of Dayton housing program. Bro. Ed Brink shared reflections during Mass celebrated by Fr. Chris, which was followed by a social and dinner. Assistant Provincial Bro. Joe Kamis thanked the brothers for their efforts at building the Chambers community and offered blessings for their future communities – Bro. Phil at Sawmill Road in Dayton, Fr. Chris at Cupertino, Calif., and Bro. Gary at Alumni Hall in Dayton.

“HEARTS ON FIRE” HOSTS CLEAN-UP DAY IN BALTIMORE

At the day of service, Fr. Rich Kuhn, a Mother Seton student, and volunteer Phil Forte; volunteer Marilyn Goldhammer and a student

On May 18, members of the Northeast Marianist Family Council and three lay communities — Hearts on Fire, Metro-Washington, and Maranatha — joined students and parents of Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore for a day of service. After a prayer, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, who teaches at Mother Seton, organized groups to clean a local park and the school grounds.

PUEBLO LAY MARIANIST AFFILIATES HOST RETREAT

The Pueblo Lay Marianist Affiliates hosted a retreat on April 14 at Our Lady of the Meadows Education Center in Pueblo, Colo. More than 40 people gathered to hear Melba Fisher, a Lay Marianist from San Antonio, and Fr. Al McMenamy discuss Marianist spirituality. Read more about becoming a Lay Marianist.
Fr. Al McMenamy and Melba Fisher
Front, Ann Baxter, Jeanette Sullivan and daughter Terry, Mary Baum, Jim Baum and Fr. Al; middle, Dorothy Carleo, Joan Zugelder, Louise Driscoll, Melba, Jeanne Pagano, Joanna Collette, Fanny Baum and Dick Baum; back, Agnes Miazga, Frank Zugelder, Angie Madic and Jackie Koroshetz; standing John Miazga, Jim Pagano, Jack Madic and Bob Valentine

MARIANIST LIFE INVITES YOU TO FAMILY GATHERING EVENTS

Marianist LIFE invites you to the annual Marianist Family Gathering events, which take place during LIFE’s regional programs:LIFE Pacific: June 15 at 5 p.m. at CYO Camp, Occidental, Calif.
LIFE Central: July 13 at 7 p.m. at Bergamo Center, Dayton
LIFE South: July 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Tecaboca, Mountain Home, Texas

MFRC HOSTS MOTHER SETON’S EIGHTH-GRADE RETREAT

The Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., hosted a retreat for eighth graders from Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore. Top left, Jessica Sherwen (MFRC program director) and Bro. Jesse O’Neill are pictured with Mother Seton students, staff, and retreat volunteers. Read more about Marianist retreat centers.

“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS”: A RUNNING HEART

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the postulator general for Marianist causes, shares information about Venerable Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon. “We thank Sr. Franca Zonta, FMI, superior general of the Marianist Sisters, who has given us permission to share her letter, ‘A Running Heart.’ It portrays the kind of person Adèle was. May Adèle pray for us and inspire us to be true evangelizers and witnesses of the Lord Jesus.” Learn more about Marianist saints.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
  Tecaboca is constructing the Cowie Quiet House, named in honor of Fr. Don Cowie, Tecaboca summer chaplain for more than 30 years. “The house is a comfortable, quiet place for one or two people to use for reflection and retreats,” said Kay Tally-Foos, executive director. The construction was funded by Fr. Don’s friends in the Texas Hill Country. View more photos. “Like” Tecaboca on Facebook.
 Bro. John Lemker’s artwork was the subject of a feature story that appeared in the Dayton Daily News. “His work encourages contemplation and fullness of spirit,” said gallery coordinator Jean McIver in the article. Photo courtesy Pamela Dillon, Dayton Daily News
 Bro. John Samaha shares his recently published articles, An Educator of Saints: Rev. Emile Neubert; Archbishop Sheen’s Message for the Year of Faith; and A Model for Our Season: St. Thomas More, God’s Servant First.

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. Tom French, celebrating 25 years of profession: Fr. Tom was born and raised in Baltimore. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, a master’s degree from Loyola College, and a master’s of divinity from Franciscan School of Theology. He was ordained on June 21, 1997. Fr. Tom served Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco as assistant principal, principal and president. He resides at the Chaminade Marianist community and serves as pastor of Our Lady of the Pillar Parish.
Fr. Tony Jansen, celebrating 70 years of profession: In 1969, Tony began his major apostolic effort for the Marianists by volunteering to be a teacher and chaplain at Matero Boys Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia, where he worked for 40 years. Fr. Tony was involved in every aspect of the school, from teaching to sacramental ministries to sports to organizing lay groups. He was instrumental in generating interest and financial support for the national Marian Shrine in Zambia for many years. Read more.
Bro. Ed Longbottom, celebrating 50 years of profession: “At Purcell High School I met the ‘Brothers of Mary.’ Their dedication, friendliness and discipline inspired me. Retreats, confession available after school, meeting and speaking with the visiting Marianist Superior General Fr. Hoffer (from France!), and many more such events in this Catholic culture made ‘vocational thoughts’ easy to come by.” Read more.
Bro. Lawrence McBride, celebrating 50 years of profession: “The Marianist vocation is ‘missionary”’ by nature. Blessed Chaminade said, ‘You are all missionaries.’ In my case being a missionary means letting myself be ‘missioned to’ by the people I am with. Who knows how much I have been able to ‘give’ during these past years? But what I have received from my Brothers and friends, students and acquaintances, at Chaminade, Vincent Gray, the Mexican District, and now in the Indian District, is much, much more that I have given over the years.” Read more.

 JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE PROVINCE

 
More than 300 people gathered at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, Neb., on April 28 to honor Bro. Joe Barrett on the occasion of his 70th jubilee. Bro. Joe served as a guidance counselor at Gross Catholic from 1972-1992. He renewed his religious vows during Mass and talked with hundreds of guests at an open house luncheon after Mass. Read a tribute to Bro. Joe from Gross Catholic.

 

The Meyer Hall Community in Dayton celebrated Bro. Don Smith‘s 50th jubilee on May 11. The event included a viewing of Bro. Don’s artwork at a Gallery Saint John show, “Works in Tiles and Mosaics,” followed by a Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel. The day concluded with a picnic dinner in the QAC parish lounge. Bro Don, third from left, is pictured with fellow graduates from the 1956 class of Villa Madonna College, now known as Thomas More College.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Tim Holl, Arlene Keller, Naomi McPike, Leo Naeger, Muriel Thompson, Cecil Vasquez and Jan Young. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

TULIP, MOUNT ST. JOHN, DAYTON

Courtesy Bro. Brian Zampier

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Bro. Paul Bredestege (Governor’s Island, Huntsville, Ohio)

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

Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.)

Fr. Joseph Marshall (Casa San Juan, San Antonio)

Bro. Raymond Martin (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Alvin McMenamy (Maryland Avenue Community, St. Louis)

Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars Community, St. Louis)

Fr. Patrick Philbin (Orange, Calif.)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

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)

Bro. LeRoy Viera (Marianist Community, West Hills, Calif.)

Mike Braun, Marge Orga, Teri Ventura and John Zappacosta. Read more.

 

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, is hosting its second annual Catholic Education Summit, Urban Catholic Education: Meeting the needs of all learners, on July 12. Five sessions will be offered on topics including mission and Catholic identity, governance and leadership, academic excellence and operational vitality. Register online or contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.  
UD’s Chaminade Scholars visited Vatican Radio in Rome as part of their exploration of the theme “Vocation and the Arts” – a program run by the Department for Religious Initiatives, headed by Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski. Four of the students spoke to Seàn-Patrick Lovett about their vocations. Listen to the story.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OF HONOLULU business students took first-place honors in Orlando, Fla., at the Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a competition focusing on business ethics. From left, the first-place team included Chaminade graduate student Justin Tuiasosopo and Chaminade seniors Rachael Rickard, Ayessa Ardiente and Tami Konishi with Chaminade business professor and team advisor Wayne Tanna and IACBE President Dennis Gash
CUH’s Campus Ministry raised $4,265 this Lent for Catholic Relief Services through its Rice Bowl fundraiser. The money was collected by students, faculty and donations from the Mystical Rose Oratory Sunday liturgies.
Bro. Bernie Ploeger  (Chaminade president), David Coleman (diocesan director of CRS and Chaminade dean of Humanities and Performing Arts), Amber Alvarez (Chaminade CRS student ambassador), Fr. George Cerniglia (Chaminade rector), and Daniel O’Regan (Chaminade Campus Ministry director)
Fr. Chris Wittmann, Bros. Robert Flaherty, Mark and Howard Lohrey, Fr. Lawrence Schoettelkotte and Bro. Ron Luksic
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI. Bro. Mark Motz, Moeller class of 2006, was blessed by the student body at the closing Mass on May 15. Bro. Bob Flaherty remarked, “Mark, you are an inspiration to all of us. You have become poor so that Christ can take full possession of your life and through you reach out to others; you have become chaste in order to possess none while loving all; you have become obedient in order to respond to God’s will rather than your own. You are a true Man of Moeller.”
On May 21, Moeller recognized three faculty members who are retiring at the end of this school year: Bro. Robert Flaherty (center), Paul Smith and Barry Borman. Together the three men have given 131 years of service to Moeller as Marianist educators.
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. CJ students completed more than 10,000 hours of community service this school year — a contribution equal to about $250,000 of labor, according to statistics by the Independent Sector.
English teacher Molly Bardine was named a recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award, granted by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The award honors those who work to advance social justice by demonstrating the values of martyr and Dayton native Sr. Stang, SNDdeN, a 1949 graduate of Julienne High School, a CJ predecessor school. Read more.
ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Vianney’s Griffins volleyball team captured its record 17th Missouri State Class 3 Volleyball Championship. Coach Jeff Gabbert led the Griffins to a 26-7-1 record. Congratulations!

VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND.
A group of VASJ students honored local veterans for Memorial Day by decorating graves with American flags at All Souls Cemetery. VASJ math teacher Gary Minadeo ’74, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, has led this effort for several years.

ST. LOUIS MARIANIST FAMILY: SAVE THE DATE

You’re invited to a special program on Sept. 8, the feast of the birth of Mary, sponsored by The Family of Mary Council in St. Louis. Area Lay Marianists will gather at Our Lady of the Pillar for Mass at 3 p.m. followed by dinner and a presentation about lay community activities and updates from the council. Email Deanna Snyder.

“OUR FAITH AND MARY” SYMPOSIUM

The International Marian Research Institute is presenting “Our Faith and Mary: A symposium to celebrate the Year of Faith” on July 30 – Aug. 1. Speakers include Frs. Johann Roten, Tom Thompson, David Fleming and François Rossier. Contact mlimri@udayton.edu or 937.229.4214. Read more.
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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore is looking for a director of development. Read a job description. Email Sr. Margaret Juskelis, SSND

NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

MLNNA. Read the May 2013 newsletter from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

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

BLOGGERS
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS
Members of Holy Rosary Parish in San Antonio celebrated Bro. Richard Schrader‘s birthday: Margie Escobedo, Mary Ann Rodriguez, Pauline Banda and Alma Gutierrez. Happy birthday, Bro. Richard! Courtesy Fr. Cris Janson, pastor

MAY

29        Gerald Haby

30        Sebastian Bara

31        Victor Forlani

JUNE

2          Carmine Annunziata, Walter Ebbesmeyer

3          Richard Villa

5          Mel Meyer

7          Rayappan B., Robert Hoppe, Timothy Kenney

9          Deanna Snyder, Brian Zampier

12        Armando Añeses, John Habjan, John Gracious Minj, Michael Otieno, J. Mitchell Schweickart

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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