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Volume 10, Number 16
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
BRO. DEIBEL CELEBRATED AS OLDEST VOWED CATHOLIC MALE RELIGIOUS
Bro. Frank Deibel celebrated his 103rd birthday and his 85th jubilee on Aug. 13 in Dayton.

Bro. Frank Deibel celebrated his 103rd birthday on Aug. 13 – the same day he celebrated 85 years of religious profession! He is the oldest vowed Catholic male religious, according to the National Religious Retirement Office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read a story about Bro. Frank published in the Dayton Daily News. “Bro. Frank is obviously accustomed to being asked the secret of his longevity,” the article says. “It doesn’t take him long to recite the list: take a walk every day, love Jesus, Mary and Joseph, live a good life. …Spend even a few minutes with Bro. Frank at the Mercy Siena Retirement Community and it’s obvious there’s one more secret to his long life: his total involvement and interest in those around him.”

Read a profile of Bro. Frank published by the University of Dayton. “For some reason, I had a strong desire to save my soul, and I thought that to become a Marianist would be one good way to save my soul,” he said in the article. “The first night [at the postulate] we had Benediction; it was so beautiful, I thought I was in heaven.”

Happy Birthday, Bro. Frank, and congratulations on your milestone jubilee!

At the Jubilee celebration on Aug. 13 in Dayton, Novice Mark Motz and Provincial
Marty Solma
display a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI honoring Bro. Frank.
MARIANIST JUBILARIANS HONORED AT AUG. 13 CELEBRATION IN DAYTON
Marianist jubilarians celebrating in Dayton on Aug. 13: seated, Bros. Frank Deibel and Bill Callahan; standing, front row,
Bro. Fred Silbereis, Fr. Jim Russell, Bro. John Lemker, Fr. Neville O’Donohue, Bro. David Betz, Fr. Albert Bertoni
(Meribah Province), Bro. Stan Zubek and Provincial Marty Solma; standing, back row, Bros. Fred Rech, Jim Wisecaver
and Brian Zampier, and Frs. Dave Schuyler and Tom Schroer. Not shown, Bro. David Schmitz
On Aug. 13, Marianist jubilarians from the Dayton area were honored at a special Mass at the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the University of Dayton. Bro. Frank Deibel celebrated 85 years of profession; Bros. William CallahanJohn Lemker and David Schmitz and Frs. James Russell and David Schuyler, 60 years of profession; Bros. Fred Rech, Fred SilbereisJames Wisecaver and Stanley Zubek and Fr. Tom Schroer, 50 years of profession; and Bros. David Betz and Brian Zampier and Fr. Neville O’Donohue, 25 years of profession. Also during the ceremony, the congregation commissioned Bro. George Kemmett to his ministry in the Philippines. He was invested with a missionary cross to mark his ministry for the Province in the Philippines. Provincial Marty Solma presided and Fr. Chris Conlon was the master of ceremonies. Bros. John Lemker and Fred Rech served as lectors, and Fr. Tom Schroer served as the homilist. David Brun and Novice Mark Motz served as acolytes.
Clockwise from top left: Fr. Marty commissions Bro. George; A.J. Wagner with Lay Marianists Marilyn and Tom McCrate;
the jubilee Mass; and Ann Petratis, Fr. Gene Contadino and Joan Wagner 

“ALL ASIA MARIANIST SEMINAR” HELD IN DEEPAHALLI

Participants in the "All Asia Marianist Seminar on Servant Leadership," held Aug. 8-21 in India

The Asian Center of Marianist Studies directed by Fr. Dave Fleming sponsored an “All Asia Marianist Seminar on Servant Leadership” from Aug. 8 – 21 at Deepahalli in Bangalore, India. The experience featured seminars, cultural exchanges, liturgies and outings. The 35 participants included Marianist Sisters and members of Marianist Lay Communities. Bro. Jack Ventura participated as incoming executive director of ICMF (International Center for Marianist Formation). Fr. Dave Fleming and Bros. Tom Giardino and Ray Fitz assisted with the seminar, and Savio Franco from the Indian Marianist Lay Communities facilitated several sessions. Bros. Dave Herbold and Dennis Schmitz served as translators. The scholasticate community at Deepahalli hosted the guests.


PROVINCE OF SPAIN TO BE INAUGURATED SEPT. 12

The former Provinces of Madrid and Zaragoza are uniting to form the new Province of Spain, which will be inaugurated Sept. 12 in Madrid. Please pray for our Spanish brothers as they begin this new chapter in the history of the Society of Mary in Spain.  To mark the occasion, the Provincial Administration sent the new Province leadership a letter of support and congratulations, along with a tapestry of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.

Provincial
Fr. Miguel Ángel Cortés
Assistant Provincial
Bro. Rogelio Nuñez
Assistant for Religious Life
Fr. Lorenzo Amigo
Assistant for Education
Bro. José Manuel Cidad
 Assistant for
Pastoral Ministry
Fr.  Iñaki Sarasúa
Assistant for
Temporalities
Bro. Valeriano Sarto

RUDY REYES JR. ELECTED PRESIDENT OF MLNNA

Rudy Reyes Jr. has been elected president of the Marianist Lay Network of North America for a four-year term, effective July 1, 2011. Matt Dunn was elected as chair of communications. Existing elected positions are Kay Stone (community development chair) and Caitlin Jacob and Kathleen Henrickson (co-secretaries). Other leadership council positions include Carol Weiss as treasurer and Susan Vogt as the MLNNA representative to the international Marianist Lay Communities. As part of his duties, Rudy will sit on the Marianist Family Council with Fr. Marty Solma, Bro. Joe Kamis, Sr. Gretchen Trautman, Sr. Laura Leming and Kay Stone.

Rudy is associate director of development in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Notre Dame. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in theology and philosophy and two master’s degrees from Notre Dame: in theological studies; and in sacramental theology and medieval historical theology. He was director of the Marianist LIFE program in the southern United States from 2003 to 2007. Rudy is a Lay Marianist, a liturgist and avid musician.

LIFE MODERATORS COMMIT AS LAY MARIANIST AFFILIATES
Lay Marianists Mikaela VanMoorleghem and Kim Matzen. Photo courtesy Joseph Miller
Kim Matzen and Mikaela VanMoorleghem, LIFE (Living in Faith Experience) moderators from Daniel Gross Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb., made official commitments as Lay Marianist Affiliates on July 16 at Bergamo Center in Dayton. They were joined by their parents, LIFE participants and members of the Marianist Family. Fr. Mitch Doyen (president, St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis) and Fr. Kip Stander (chaplain, Marianist LIFE Central) concelebrated Mass. Bro. Jack Ventura, spiritual adviser, facilitated the Rite of Affiliation, and Brian Reavey, affiliation mentor, offered the Gospel reflection. A social followed in Bergamo’s Fireplace Lounge.

PERSONNEL UPDATES

Larry Keller has been named assistant to the Province Office of Education. Larry has more than 30 years experience as an administrator and educator in Catholic schools, most recently as principal of St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis for 16 years. His main responsibility will be the coordination of the Mission Integration plan process. He also will assist with programs and meetings offered by the Office of Education to the Marianist Educational Consortium schools.
Lisa Mueller is the new director of the Marianist Urban Students Program (MUSP) at Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati. She is a 2001 graduate of the school, and she represented the school at the 2000 beatification of William Joseph Chaminade in Rome. Her most recent position was teaching at Hillcrest Training School, a juvenile correctional facility in Cincinnati. She received the “Inspiration Award” from the school for her ability to inspire students. Lisa also won a Japan Fulbright Memorial Scholarship in 2008 and a Goethe Institut Study Tour to Germany in 2011.

Welcome and best wishes, Larry and Lisa!

DISTRICT OF MEXICO HOLDS ANNUAL RETREAT
From left, Bros. Ed LongbottomJosé Jesús RuízEsteban ReyesRobert HanssJosé
Nicolás Castilla
, Fr. Quentin HakenewerthBros. Roger BauJuan Manuel, Nereo
Ramírez
Régulo García, Fermin García; kneeling, Gobi Torres and Rigoberto Martínez
From Aug. 1 – 7, the District of Mexico annual retreat was held at the Pueblito retreat house of the Marcelina Sisters. The District has eight perpetually professed Mexicans, two temporary professed and one novice. Following the retreat, the new vocation team of Bros. Nico, Juan, José Jesús and Nereo met for two days to plan vocation ministry activities for the year.
 ST. FRANCIS SERAPH CELEBRATES CHAMINADE’S BIRTHDAY
At the celebration, Bros. Mike Murphy, Bob Donovan and Mitch Schweickart with parishioner
Anthony Hardy. Courtesy Bro. Bob
The brothers who minister in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati celebrated Blessed William Joseph Chaminade’s birthday at their local parish, St. Francis Seraph, on Aug. 14. Their parish bulletin featured Chaminade’s biography, and in his homily, Fr. Greg Friedman, OSF, blended the Sunday readings, details of Chaminade’s life and the baptism of the parish’s most recent parishioner. After Mass, the parish community celebrated with a cake.
MARIANIST LIFE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM GATHERS IN PHILLY

At the annual LIFE meeting, Dr. Barry Sargent, Sr. Grace Walle, Tiana Sanford, Kristin
Firestone
, Kate Lospalluto, Brian Reavey, Jessica Gonzalez, Jamieson Fong and Toni
Mesina
(national LIFE coordinator). Not pictured, advisory board members Beckie Cleveland,
Sam Deitch and Marg Van-Herk Paradis (chair).  

From Aug. 5 –7, the Marianist LIFE National Administrative Team (regional coordinators for Central, Pacific and South) and the advisory board held their annual meetings at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center in Philadelphia.

LIFE Regional Coordinators Kristin, Jessica and
Kate enjoyed a tour of Philadelphia, including a
stop at the Liberty Bell. Photos courtesy Toni

MARIANIST LIFE HOSTS REGIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS


Clockwise from top left; Pacific program participants; Fr. Kip Stander and Central program participant; Central program
participants linked in prayer; South program participants

Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) hosted its annual trio of regional summer programs in June and July. Marianist LIFE Pacific (Occidental, Calif.), Marianist LIFE Central (Dayton) and Marianist LIFE South (Mountain Home, Texas) welcomed participants from across the continental United States, Hawai’i, Puerto Rico and Ireland for workshops and experiences in leadership development, prayer, the sacraments, community building and social justice.

A total of 196 high school students, 107 adults and 29 schools and parishes participated. Upon returning to their schools and parishes after the summer program, participants invite others to share in their LIFE by building and sustaining Marianist LIFE Communities (MLCs) and supporting other ministries and activities.

GOVERNOR’S ISLAND HOME TO EVERYDAY HEROES

The Governor’s Island community hosted two weeks of family retreats this
summer. The theme was “Everyday Families/ Everyday Heroes.” Above,
the Cummins family; below, the campfire sing-along and night prayer.
Photos courtesy Bro. Mitch Schweickert 

“HEARTS ON FIRE” IN BALTIMORE HOSTS BRO. STEVE GLODEK
In July, Bro. Steve Glodek met with the Baltimore-based “Hearts on Fire” faith-sharing
community at Bill and Tina Bauman’s home. Bro. Steve discussed his new role faciliating Lay
and Religious Marianists working closely together. Front, Sharon Edwards, Paul Schirmer,
Sandy Smith, June Bonney and Tina Bauman; back, Jeremy Smith, Phil Forte, Steve Smith,
Bro. Steve, Fr. Richard Kuhn and Bill Bauman. Photo courtesy Bro. Steve
 

COME ALIVE!

The new issue of ALIVE magazine has been mailed.
If you need additional copies, e-mail Ann MuellerRead the issue.
WHO’S DOING WHAT… 
   Fr. Ralph Siefert, president of Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, cuts the ribbon for the opening of the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. The 79,000+ square foot center features the 1,000-seat Ralph Siefert Theatre and several state-of-the art band, drama, and visual arts classrooms. Read more.
     Congratulations to Fr. Jim Heft (Los Angeles), whose Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California hosted the second “Generations in Dialogue” program led by historian of spirituality and mysticism Bernard McGinn of the University of Chicago. IACS’s first “Generations”program was led by Jesuit historian John O’Malley. Read more about the mission and purpose of IACS.
  Fr. Richard Villa, president of Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas, has been elected chairman of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Fort Worth.  
       Bro. Mike Murphy’s (DeSales Crossings, Cincinnati) HELP program, which he launched in 2007, was mentioned in a recent news story. HELP assists young men ages 16-30 with criminal convictions leave troubled pasts behind them and prepare for a job.
 Bro. Mike with Nathan Gordon
   Bro. George Kemmett visited the Hale Malia Marianist community in Honolulu on his way to his new assignment in the Philippines.   
Bro. George and Novice Brandon Paluch atop Koko
Head, Honolulu
    Over the weekend of Aug. 20, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, two seminarians from the District of India and Novice Mike Chiuri traveled to Philadelphia to visit Bro. Steve Glodek and the new Marianist community. 
Mike and Bros. Jesse, Chittibabu Gunja, Chinnaiah Polishetty (India) and Steve 
   Susan Vogt has written a new book, “Money in the Kingdom of God: Six Essential Attitudes for followers of Christ”
(The Word Among Us Press), available on
 amazon.com.
 
Bro. Dani, Joe and Bro. Ed Violett at Therapy Café in Dayton, where Bro. Dani and Joe preformed their rap music. Courtesy Joe
   Contact Joe Melendrez was featured on “The Good Catholic Life” radio show. He performed at St. Mary Magdalen Church in St. Louis on Aug. 3, and in March he released an album, “Fully Alive,” available on iTunesBro. Daniel Pajuelo Vázquez’s Spanish-language rap music video tells the story of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade in a very 21st-century way. 
   Bro. Brian Zampier has created note cards using artwork and photos taken at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., and Mount Saint John in Dayton. Visit Bro. Brian’s Facebook page to see designs. Email Bro. Brian.  

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .

  • Fr. François Petitjean (Province of France), 90, who died Aug. 20, 2011, in Issenheim, France. May he rest in peace. Fr. François’ obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
  • Fr. Audelino Gil (Region of Argentina), 83, who died Aug. 4, 2011, in Junín, Argentina. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Audelino’s obituary. 
  • Leticia Alias, Sr. Noreen Patrice Arnold, CSJ, Richard Buckley, Evan Burns, Thomas Cerneka, Rose Cinquemani, Sr. Aileen Donohue, SNDdeN, Ann Driscoll, Marie Hauman, Norman Kleinhenz, Angelina Macharia and Michael Macharia. Read more.

LAKE AT MARIA LAACH ABBEY, GERMANY

Courtesy Bro. Bob Resing.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .

  • Bro. Paul Bredestege (Huntsville, Ohio).
  • Bro. James Fitzgibbons (District of India).
  • Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars, St. Louis).
  • Fr. Paul Neumann (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Bro. Louis Pinckert (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Fr. Jim Russell (Huntsville, Ohio).
  • Bro. Jerry Sullivan (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Anna Beier, Tony Fitzgerald, Vera Gittemeier, Sam Green, Dan Janek, Diana Marvel, Stephanie Brennan MaCewen, Del and Alice (Oster) Meder, Greg Moehl and Emily Brynn Raddell. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…

  ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. For the second year in a row, St. Mary’s University ranked second on Washington Monthly magazine’s list of master’s universities for promoting community service, fostering scientific and humanistic research, and making a quality education both accessible and affordable. 
St. Mary’s University will celebrate its newly renovated Assumption Chapel at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. Because seating in the chapel is limited, the university is offering a live stream of the dedication. Visit a webpage for the event.
  UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, set a new record, welcoming more than 1,000 new and returning international students to campus. The university welcomed about 2,050 first-year students, equaling last year’s number, which was the largest class since the Vietnam War era and about 200 more than the university’s goal.
  ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Read a story about Vianney’s new principal, Tim Dilg. Tim credits his father, Bob Dilg, a member of Vianney’s maintenance staff, for inspiring his career path. “They call my dad the mayor of Vianney,” Tim said in the article. “He’s a great ambassador for the school.”
  ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. On Aug. 13, St. Mary’s High School named its new soccer practice facility after 1953 alumni Dennis P. Long. President Fr. Mitch Doyen opened with a prayer and Chairman of the Board Lynn Barnett presented Dennis with a framed jersey from the 2010 St. Mary’s Soccer State Champions. 

Left, seniors Jacob Wieser and Andrew Branca with Dennis

  
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI.
The Marianist Community at Archbishop Moeller hosted a breakfast meeting for the Moeller
admission staff and student admission team, who were entertained by card tricks performed by
Bro. Willie Hamm (center).
CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREP, HOLLYWOOD,
FLA., presented City of Hollywood officials with a gift of appreciation for the city’s assistance
in procuring a $30,000 Secure Our Schools grant for the high school from the U.S. Department
of
Justice. From left, Major Allan Siegel, District Commissioner Heidi O’Sheehan, Chief of Police
Chad WagnerFr. Larry Doersching (president), Mayor Peter BoberTeresita Wardlow
(principal), Assistant City Manager Chuck EllisGloria Fernandez (chair, board of trustees),
Assistant Chief of Police Louis Granteed and Major Joseph Healey.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

MEMORIAL MASS FOR FR. RICHARD O’SHAUGHNESSY

  St. Louis-area members of the Marianist Family are invited to attend a memorial Mass for Fr. Richard O’Shaughnessy,
who died June 29. The Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at St. Joseph Chapel on the campus of St. Mary’s High School in
St. Louis.

UD OFFERS COURSES TO PREPARE FOR NEW ROMAN MISSAL

The new Roman Missal, which will provide a renewed liturgical language for the Mass, goes into effect on Nov. 27. To help Catholics prepare for the transition, the University of Dayton is offering a low-cost, five-week online course and a free podcast. Read more.

CHAMINADE YEAR RESOURCES WEB PAGE

As the celebration of Chaminade Year continues, visit a webpage of resources about Chaminade. It includes articles about Chaminade, a bibliography from NACMS, the Chaminade Year logo from the Province of the United States, images of Chaminade, liturgies and hymns, and media materials.

SEPTEMBER FEAST DAYS

  Fr. Bill Meyer, assistant for religious life, offers this list of September feast days.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Oct. 9, 2011, is the Marianist World Day of Prayer. Read more.

A NOTE TO FamilyOnline READERS

Without you, there is no FamilyOnline. We depend on your submissions – thank you! Please remember to include the “who, what, when, where, why and how” when telling your story, and always include an ID on the photos you send. For further details, see the link at the end of this issue. Email Amy George Rush, editor, at arush@sm-usa.org.
BLOGGERS
CLASSIFIEDS
INTERN. The North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS) is now accepting applications for a full-time intern. The position is open to both lay Marianists and vowed religious. Read the job description. Email Carol Ramey.
NEWSLETTER
CENTRAL

CAPE MAY. Read a special “Hurricane Irene Edition” of The Beacon, the newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J.

CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the August 2011 update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.

MLC. Read the August 2011 issue of Gifts and Tasks, the newsletter of the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

MLNNA. Read the July 2011 issue of E-News, the newsletter of the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

MSJC. Read the August 2011 issue of Justice Jottings, the newsletter of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

JUST ONE MORE
 
Chami shakes hands with Fr. Bill Behringer at the “Burgers with the Brothers” event at St. Mary’s University in August.
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS
September

7     William Bolts

       Ananias Tete

8     Arthur Cherrier

11   William McCarthy

12   Raj Mohan C.

       Nicholas Rufo

       Nittamaria Varaprasad

15   Valentine Mulenga

       Thomas Tessmer

16   William Farrell

17   James Eppy

       Herbert Janson

       Joseph Kozar

       Charles Roggemann

       James Russell

18   Arokia Doss A.

       Thomas Thompson

       Alex Tuss

19   Hugh Charlson

       Michael Cochran

       Lawrence Doersching

       Allison Hewitt

       Donald Wallace

21   Rohit Lugun

22   George Cerniglia

       Eugene Sweeney

23   Francis Nakagawa

       Charles Wanda

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 2011 FamilyOnline publication 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. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: If you’re not able to view this newsletter, please contact the editor. CHANGE IN EMAIL ADDRESS: Send to marianist@marianist.com. BACK ISSUES/SEARCH: Visit www.marianist.com/fol.
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