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Volume 10, Number 19
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

 

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL APPOINTS LEADERSHIP FOR DISTRICT OF INDIA

 
Bro. Augustus Surin
District Superior
Fr. Jack McGrath
Assistant District Superior

The Provincial Council has appointed Bro. Augustus Surin as district superior of the District of India for an initial term of three years, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Bro. Augustus, 40, professed first vows in April 2001 and perpetual vows in December 2006. He graduated from Birsa College in Khunti and Ranchi University and studied rural development at Xavier Institute of Social Service in Ranchi from 2004 to 2006. Since 2006, Bro. Augustus has been the program director of the Chaminade Rural Development Project in Binda (CRDP) and secretary of the Roro Binda Upper Primary School in Roro.

The Provincial Council also has appointed Fr. Jack McGrath to a three-year term as assistant district superior. Bro. Augustus and Fr. Jack will build on the foundations already laid and the development that has taken place during the last six years of leadership under Fr. Pragasam and Bro. Prakash, well supported and mentored by Fr. Joe Lackner.

Fr. Kip Stander (left) has agreed to serve the District of India for the next three years and will travel to India in December to begin his new involvement in this growing area of Marianist life.

The installation of new leadership will take place at Deepahalli on Jan. 1, feast of Mary, Mother of God.

Congratulations and best wishes to Bro. Augustus, Fr. Jack and Fr. Kip!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER CELEBRATED ACROSS THE GLOBE ON OCT. 9

The Marianist World Day of Prayer was celebrated Oct. 9, 2011, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar in Saragossa, Spain. Marianist communities and their guests prayed together and joined in this unique international event. Read more about the World Day of Prayer.

PHILADELPHIA

On Oct. 9, the Marianist Center in Philadelphia celebrated the Marianist World Day of Prayer—and blessed the new offices—at a special celebration of the Eucharist. Above, Fr. Richard Kuhn and Bro. Steve Glodek at the office blessing; below, Fr. Richard and Bro. Steve with Bro. Tom Trager.
 

IRELAND

 
The Marianist community in Dublin, Ireland, and guests celebrated with a special liturgy and blessed the recently redesigned “Mary’s holy space” in the community garden. From left, Bro. Chester Burnog, Gerry and Barbara Holmes, Bro. Jim Contadino, Kay Hegarty, Paddy Meagher, Ita Nevin, Pat and Tommy Fitzpatrick, Colette McCarthy, Susan Buckley, Fr. Mike Reaume, Bro. Phil Aaron, Maria Swords, Mary and Sean McBride, Bro. Gerry Mc Auley and his mother Loretta, Derek Gormley, Jo Bowers, Ted Doherty and Maeve Mason. Photo courtesy Bro. Fred Rech

BANGALORE

 
The Marianist communities in Bangalore made a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Nagamangalam. See more photos.

MARIANIST CENTER IN CUPERTINO, CALIF., HOSTS PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

 
Fr. Paul Marshall (Temporalities), Fr. Bill Meyer (Religious Life), Bro. Ed Brink (Education), Provincial Marty Solma and Assistant Provincial Bro. Joe Kamis lead a “Conversation with the Council” on Oct. 1 in Cupertino, Calif.

On Oct. 1, about 40 Marianists gathered at The Marianist Center in Cupertino, Calif., for meetings with members of the Provincial Council. Council members gave presentations about their offices’ goals, and each presentation was followed by an open conversation with all participants.

 At the Cupertino, Calif., conversation: above, Bros. LeRoy Viera, Jim Wisecaver and Fr. Ted Ley; below, Bro. Jim Leahy and Fr. Steve Tutas. Photos courtesy Bro. Jim Leahy
 

PROVINCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTORS MEET IN ST. LOUIS

 
At the healthcare meeting, front, Judy Moehl (medical coordinator, Mercy Siena, Dayton), Fr. Paul Marshall (Province Office of Temporalities), Grace Pancipanci (director of nursing, Cupertino Marianist Community, California) Paul Fanucchi (director of nursing, Marianist Residence, San Antonio) and Bro. Bob Wiethorn (incoming director, Jan. 2012, Mercy Siena); back, Bro. Mike O’Grady (incoming director, Jan. 2012, Marianist Residence), Fr. Dave Schuyler (community director, Cupertino) and Bros. Lester Kaehler (current director, Marianist Residence), Jim Jaeckle (manager of healthcare operations, St. Joseph Hall, Marianist Residence) and Jim Vorndran

From Oct. 3  to Oct. 5,  the Province healthcare directors met in St. Louis. The group included Fr. Paul Marshall of the Office of Temporalities and  the community directors and medical staff of the three Marianist healthcare centers: the Marianist Residence in San Antonio, the Cupertino  Marianist Community in California, and Mercy Siena in Dayton. The meeting focused on an objective from Vision 2020 that urges the Province to ensure its healthcare centers are places of caring. The discussion included the spirituality of aging, dealing with various forms of dementia and transitions from independent living to dependent living.

WOMEN GATHER FOR SUMMIT AT MARIANIST CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA

 
Women’s Summit participants on Sept. 24 in Philadelphia

On Sept. 24, Marianist Sisters and lay women gathered for the East Coast Marianist Women’s Summit at The Marianist Center in Philadelphia. Participants engaged in activities and discussions based on lessons from the female founders. Presentations included “Mary in our lives and in the lives of our founders”; “The influences of the French Revolution on the lives of Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon, Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous and Blessed William Joseph Chaminade”; and “Mary at the Wedding Feast of Cana.” The summit was modeled after a similar event held in San Antonio last March.

As a follow-up to the March summit, 31 lay women and nine Marianist Sisters gathered for a women’s retreat in San Antonio on Oct. 8. The retreat was entitled “Ruth and Naomi: Your story and mine – a journey with biblical women.” Lay Marianist Carol Weiss served as a presenter. “The day was filled with enriching input, reflection, sharing, and prayer rituals,” said Sr. Gretchen Trautman. “Just as Ruth and Naomi were two faith-filled women of very different ages, participants were intentionally intergenerational,” added Sr. Grace Walle.

  Clockwise from top left, Toni MesinaMary Koenke, Colleen O’Grady and Carol Weiss create images of Mary

NEWS FROM IRELAND

The Marianist community in Dublin, Ireland, recently hosted Bros. Phil Aaron, Dave Quigley and Dave Murphy, who were on their way to a sabbatical in Manziana, Italy. From left, Bro. Phil, Fr. Mike Reaume, Bros. Fred Rech, Jim Contadino, Dave Quigley, Gerry Mc Auley and Dave Murphy. Photo courtesy Bro. Dave. Below, community members Bro. Gerry, Fr. Mike and Bros. Jim and Fred enjoy an autumn cookout.

VOCATIONS “COME AND SEE” EVENT HELD IN MAUI

 
At the Maui “come-and-see” vocations event, Novice Brandon Paluch, Bro. Jim Vorndran, Peter Paul Rodrigues, Ken Hertz, Fr. John Klobuka (hidden) and Art Falazar (parish youth minister). Not pictured, Fr. Roland Bunda and Bro. Fred Silbereis. Photo courtesy Bro. Fred

On Oct. 9, the Marianist community at St. Anthony’s Parish in Maui, Hawai’i, held a vocation come-and-see featuring Novice Brandon Paluch, who was visiting for the weekend. After supper, the group convened for prayer and Brandon told the story of his vocation.

SCHOLASTICATES CELEBRATE OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR

 
On Oct. 12, the Marianist Scholastics in Bangalore, India, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar at a special Mass. Photo courtesy Bro. Mark Ormond

“CELEBRATION OF OUR ROOTS” HELD IN PHILADELPHIA

 
“Celebration of our Roots” participants, front, Joyce Honer (foundational member of the center), Pati Krasensky, MaryLouise Grant, Peggy Scheafer (foundational member), Toni Mesina; back, Bro. Jack Ventura (former director), Fr. Paul Landolfi (former director), Donna Buckley (foundational member), Linda Zappacosta (former director), John LaFasso (first director), Bill and Bernie Barnhurst (foundational members) and Bro. Stephen Glodek. Photo courtesy Pati

On Oct. 12, the Marianist Center in Philadelphia hosted “Celebration of our Roots,” a prayer and luncheon gathering. Honored guests included several of the center’s founders, whose hard work launched the mission more than 45 years ago, and several former directors.

ARCHIVES MYSTERY SOLVED THANKS TO FAMILYONLINE READERS!

 
Institute of Marianist Studies, Class of 1960-1961, Marycliff, Glencoe, MO. (C) Cincinnati Province, (P) Pacific Province, (SL) Saint Louis Province. First row, Raymond Davenport (SL), Fred Fuchs (SL), Henry Fritz (C), Bertrand Clemens (P), John Schneider (C), August Ludwig (SL). Second row, Edmund Rotter (SL), Eugene Schleicher (SL), Robert Johns (C), Joseph Shields (C), Bernard Rose (P), James Mallin (C), Joseph Coquette (C). Third row, Santos Montoya (Madrid Province), Charles Fahey (P), Leo Slay (SL), Marcellus Ross (SL), Norbert  Trick (C), Carmine Annunziata (C) and Donald Daut (SL)

Bro. John Habjan, assistant director of the Marianist Archives in Dayton, thanks FamilyOnline readers for their help in solving the “Archives Mystery” published here on Sept. 21. Bro. John received about 20 responses from readers who were able to identify all the brothers in the old photo and share information about the date, place and purpose of the photo. Thank you for your help with this project!

ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH HOLDS SECOND FAMILY RETREAT

 
Children from St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland help lead prayer at the second family retreat.

St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland held its second family retreat on Oct. 2. At the monthly retreats, parishioners gather after Mass to share experiences about faith and family life. The retreat’s themes include welcoming, communication, forgiveness, affirmation and commitment.

Fr. Ted Cassidy and a young parishioner

MARIANIST MISSION OFFERS 16-MONTH CALENDAR

Experience nature through the eyes of Marianist photographers Fr. José Ramirez and Bros. John Lemker, Bob Resing and Jim Wisecaver in the 2011-2012 Marianist Mission’s 16-month calendar. View and purchase the calendar.

WHO’S DOING WHAT…

  Bro. Ray Fitz was awarded the Cardinal Bernardin Community Service Award by St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Dayton. Read an article.
Photo courtesy University of Dayton



 Fr. John Thompson successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Sept. 22 at the University of San Francisco. His dissertation is entitled, “The Theological Literacy, Beliefs, and Practices of Lay Administrators of Marianist-Sponsored Schools in the United States.” He will return to USF for graduation on Dec. 16, when he will be awarded an Ed.D. in educational leadership.

 Bro. David Murphy was honored on Oct. 1 with a going away party hosted by the Marcella Avenue Marianist community in Cleveland. The St. Al’s Parish community also attended.

 
Clockwise from left, Fr. Jim Bartlett, Bro. Bob Dzubinski, Fr. Ted Cassidy, Bro. Mike O’GradyBro. Joe Scheible, Novice Nhan Nguyen, Bro. David Murphy, Bro. Will Halloway, Bro. Paul Hoffman and Bro. Stan Zubek

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

 Fr. James Imhof, early years  Fr. James, recent
  • Fr. James Imhof (Cupertino, Calif.), 90, who died Oct. 5, 2011, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 14 at the Cupertino Marianist Community. Fr. Paul Marshall was the presider, homilist and represented the Provincial Administration. Burial followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Read Fr. Jim’s obituary. Read a reflection about Fr. Jim.
  • Elizabeth Alberts, Gabrielle Cervellione, Madison Dallas, Jean Donovan, Timothy Shannon and Anna Slay. Read more.

KE’NANAE PENINSULA, ON THE ROAD TO HANA, MAUI

Courtesy Bro. Jim Wisecaver

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .

  • Bro. Paul Bredestege (Marianist Community, Huntsville, Ohio).
  • Bro. James Fitzgibbons (District of India).
  • Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars Community, St. Louis).
  • Bro. Tom Oster (Region of Eastern Africa).
  • Bro. Louis Pinckert (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
  • Bro. Jerry Sullivan (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).

FROM THE SCHOOLS…

CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. On Sept. 29, Chaminade Julienne granted the 2011 Christian Service Award posthumously to Fr. Joseph Davis, SM, ’55, who died in 1992. The only African American in his graduating class, Fr. Joseph was the founder of the National Black Clergy Caucus. His ministry took him from teaching at Chaminade High School in the 1960s to teacher and administrator in Marianist schools in Africa. He served at St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland until his death.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, SAN ANTONIO. Principal Edward Ybarra Jr., ’83, earned trainer certification from The Gurian Institute in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Oct. 3. Earlier this year, Central Catholic High School was named one of only seven Model Schools in the United States as designated by The Gurian Institute

 

On Sept. 24, members of the Guardian Angels, Central Catholic’s community service organization, participated in a volunteer work day at Saddle Light Center, a non-profit organization that provides equestrian therapy for children and adults who suffer from disabilities.

 

ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Vianney’s student body paid tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness during a special Mass in October.

Fr. Tim Kenney (back row, third from right) and student council leaders in pink for the occasion.

ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. The sculpture class at St. Mary’s toured the Marianist Galleries on Oct. 11. They were accompanied by Melissa Griffin, art teacher (front), and Novice Norman Capinpin (front, second from right). Also pictured, Bro. Brian Zampier (far right), who creates art at the galleries.

SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL, HONOLULU. On Oct. 12, the Saint Louis ‘Ohana gathered around the school’s statue of Our Lady of the Pillar. They celebrated the feast day by adorning Mary with a lei and participating in a prayer service that included a reflection written by Blessed Chaminade and a Marian Litany written by Fr. Joe Lackner. Faculty and staff attended, including Bro. Ray Dominguez, Novice Brandon Paluch, Bro. Dennis Schmitz, and Lay Marianist and Director of Campus Ministry Mallory Green.

Right, seniors and members of the 2011-2012 LIFE Team

BLOGGERS
GOOD TO KNOW
The Marianist Province of the U.S. in St. Louis is hosting a “Marianist High School Reunion” for alums of the eight secondary schools the Marianists sponsored in the greater St. Louis area on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Cost is $30 per person for heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Almost 40 Marianist brothers and priests who taught or administered at the schools will be present. Of the eight schools, three remain open. To register, go to www.marianist.com/reunion or call Kathy at 314.533.1207. View the invitation.The eight schools are Assumption High School (East St. Louis, Ill.), Cathedral High School (Belleville, Ill.), Chaminade College Preparatory, Coyle High School, DeAndreis High School, McBride High School, St. Mary’s High School and St. John Vianney High School.
Read a list of November feast days.
THE CLASSIFIEDS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY. The University of Dayton is searching for an assistant director of campus ministry. Closing date is Oct. 25. Read a job description and apply online.


NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

CAPE MAY. Read the October 2011 issue of The Beacon from the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J.

MLNNA. Read the October 2011 issue of E-News.

JUST ONE MORE

 
Meet the Bunda Boomahs! Fr. Roland Bunda is third from left.

Fr. Roland Bunda, pastor at St. Anthony’s Parish in Maui, shares this photo of a recent appearance of the Bunda Boomahs, a band he and five others started several months ago at St. Anthony’s. The band features a keyboard, sax, guitar, ukulele and bass guitar. “The Boomahs provides a great way for us to evangelize through music,” he said. Rock on, Fr. Rollie!

NOVEMBER

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3 Cletus Behlmann
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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.comBACK ISSUES/SEARCH (August 2011 and earlier): Visit www.marianist.com/fol.
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