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Volume 10, Number 20
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

 

BRO. ARMANDO AÑESES PROFESSES PERPETUAL VOWS IN PUERTO RICO

 
At the Oct. 12 perpetual vow ceremony for Bro. Armando Añeses, front row, Fr. Bill Meyer, Provincial Martin Solma, Bro. Armando,  Fr. Don Wallace and Novice Hugo Bastida; back row, Bro. Joe Janosik, Bro. Francisco González, Bro. Reinaldo Berríos and Bro. José Julián Matos

Bro. Armando Añeses professed perpetual vows in the Society of Mary on Oct. 12, the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar. The ceremony was held at the church-auditorium of Colegio San José, a Marianist school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fr. Oscar Vasquez presided at the Eucharist. Provincial Martin Solma received the vows and blessed the ring presented to Bro. Armando as sign of permanent commitment in the Society. About 300 people participated in the celebration, including Marianist affiliates, Bro. Armando’s relatives and members of the Colegio San José community. Following the Mass, a reception was held on the school’s campus.

Above, Fr. Marty places the ring on Bro. Armando’s finger; below, Bro. Armando with his siblings, nephew and nieces
 

PRESIDENTS AND PRINCIPALS GATHER FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 
Administrators who were attending their first presidents/principals meeting: Ann McCarry (St. Laurence School, Dublin), Tim Dilg (St. John Vianney, St. Louis), Teresita Wardlow (Chaminade-Madonna, Hollywood, Fla.), Richard Osborne (Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Cleveland), Elaine Torrens (Colegio San José. Puerto Rico), Patricia Hamamoto (Saint Louis School, Honolulu) and David Csank (Villa Angela-St. Joseph)

Presidents and principals of Marianist high schools and members of the Province’s Office of Education met in St. Louis from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 for the annual School Administrators Conference. Sr. Carol Cimino, SSJ, gave a presentation, “Marianist and Catholic Schools in the 21st century.” Carol Ramey (director, NACMS) led a discussion about Marianist leadership, and Toni Mesina (national coordinator, Marianist LIFE) conducted sessions about LIFE. The event also featured presentations from the Province Office of Education, Province Director of Development Allison Hewitt, and Masses presided by Fr. Larry Doersching and Fr. Mitch Doyen. “I learned so much about the Marianist charism and traditions at this meeting and I networked with many wonderful principals throughout the states, Puerto Rico and Ireland,” said Teresita Wardlow, principal, Chaminade-Madonna. “I am very honored to be part of the Marianist Family.”

Clockwise from top left, Bro. Gene Meyerpeter (Office of Education), Toni Mesina (LIFE national coordinator) and Fr. Larry Doersching (Chaminade-Madonna College Prep, Hollywood, Fla.); Mike Loyet (St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis), Dan Meixner (Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Dayton) and Frank Orga (North Catholic High School, Pittsburgh); Fr. Bill Meyer (Office of Religious Life), Cathy Buckingham (Nolan Catholic High School, Ft. Worth), Dorothy Ostrowski (Gross Catholic High School, Nebraska) and Beckie Cleveland (Gross Catholic); and John Carr (St. Laurence School, Dublin), Michael Pendred (North Catholic High School, Pittsburgh) and Larry Keller (Office of Education)

MEEC CELEBRATES WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, PRAIRIE DEDICATION

 
Bro. Don Geiger at the prairie that bears his name. Photo courtesy Bob Downs

On Oct. 9, Dayton Marianists celebrated Marianist World Day of Prayer and the 25th anniversary of the prairie restoration at Mount St. John. Hosted by the Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC), Queen of Apostles Community (QAC) and the local Marianist Family, the day included a celebration of the Eucharist presided by Fr. Paul Marshall and a panel discussion on The Marianist Family and the Integrity of Creation featuring remarks by Sr. Laura Leming, FMIFr. Marty Solma and Lay Marianist Maureen O’Rourke. The day concluded with a dedication of the prairie as The Bro. Don Geiger Prairie at Mount St. John and a sign telling its story. Read more about the event.

TECABOCA HOSTS MEN’S SPIRITUALITY RETREAT

 
From Oct. 28 – 30, seven men participated in a spirituality retreat at Tecaboca in Mountain Home, Texas. Fr. Patrick McDaid presided at Mass for the group on Oct. 30. Retreat participants, front row, Val RodriguezRick Medrano and Dave Gotha (retreat director, Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May, N.J.); second row, George Pedraza, Frank Valcour, Javier Elizalde; third row, Jim West, Ray McCracken (retreat director, Cape May), Mike Wasno (retreat director, Cape May); and back, Darrel Molbert and Howie Dotterweich (program director, Tecaboca ). Courtesy Kay Tally-Foos, executive director, Tecaboca

AUXILIARY BISHOP VISITS WITH PUEBLA, MEXICO, COMMUNITY

 
Monsignor Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugaría and Bro. Juan Manuel

On Oct. 18, Monsignor Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugaría, auxiliary bishop of Puebla, Mexico, visited with the Puebla Marianist community. During his visit, he celebrated Mass and dined with community members, who presented him with a Marianist lapel cross (shown in photo) and three books about Marianist history.

Bros. Ed LongbottomNicolás CastillaJuan ManuelNereo RamírezBishop EugenioFr. Quentin HakenewerthBros. Fermin García and Esteban Reyes

RETREAT CENTER DIRECTORS GATHER AT TECABOCA

 
On Oct. 3 – 4, Marianist retreat center directors gathered for their annual meeting at Tecaboca in Mountain Home, Texas. At the meeting, Dan Donnelly (Office of Religious Life), Anthony Fucci (Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May, N.J.),  Sr. Paulette Patritti (Marianist Retreat & Conference Center, Eureka, Mo.), Dick Flack (Bergamo, Dayton) and Kay Tally-Foos (Tecaboca)

DESALES CROSSINGS COMMUNITY HONORS PARISH MEMBERS

 
At the Sept. 26 orientation hosted by DeSales Crossings, Bro. Giancarlo Bonutti and Sharon Moran set the Marianist Table. 

On Sept. 26, the DeSales Crossings Marianist community in Cincinnati hosted the new teachers and staff of Purcell Marian High School, St. Francis de Sales Elementary and the schools’ board members and parish council members for an evening of orientation to Marianist life. The gathering was designed to give new staff and teachers a chance to meet local Marianists and learn about the Marianist charism. Following a social, the group discussed “The Setting of the Marianist Table,” adapted by Carol Ramey to complement the five characteristics of Marianist education, and listened to Ben Dougherty reflect on Marianist life.

GIBBS MCVEIGH HONORED BY DESALES CROSSINGS COMMUNITY

 
Gibbs McVeigh, his sons and Fr. Ed Jach. Photos courtesy Bro. Mitch Schweickart

On Sept. 28, DeSales Crossings members gathered to honor Gibbs McVeigh, a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Gibbs was honored with a portrait of him and his wife Marty McVeigh. The portrait will hang in the vestibule of the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries entrance alongside Fr. Ed Jach’s portrait, which was presented last year.

LIFE PACIFIC TEAM GATHERS IN WEST HILLS, CALIF.

  The Marianist LIFE Pacific Regional Administrative Team met at Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif., at the end of September. Pictured are Jen Brophy, Stephanie Conching (seated), Kate Lospalluto and Justine Takamoto. (Photo courtesy Kate)

WHO’S DOING WHAT…

 

 Fr. Jim Heft (Los Angeles) has written a new book, “Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities” (Oxford University Press). Purchase through amazon.com. Fr. Jim is the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion and the president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Read more about the mission of the institute. Visit the institute’s website

 Fr. Joseph Tedesco served as the keynote speaker at the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) Conference in Charleston, S.C., on Oct. 24. The conference offered diocesan educators new perspectives on how to deal with changes in the modern Catholic family. Fr. Tedesco’s presentation was titled, “Holy Coaxing, Holy Coaching.”

 Kay Tally-Foos, executive director of Tecaboca, shares that Tecaboca was recently awarded “accredited” status by the American Camp Association. “This is a huge step forward for our year-round operation, as it shows that our facility meets industry standards for user groups, retreats and summer programs. Our staff and board of ministry have worked for two years to meet the rigorous standards that ACA requires,” said Kay.
 Bro. Don Smith announces that Gallery Saint John in Dayton will feature an exhibition of his work through Dec. 4. The artist’s reception is Nov. 13. Read a flyer.

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

   
 Fr. Ade Windisch, 1960  Fr. Ade, recent
  • Fr. Adolf Windisch (Marianist Residence, San Antonio), 83, who died Oct. 26, 2011, in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 31 at Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, St. Louis. Fr. William Meyer was the presider and homilist. Burial followed at Maryhurst Cemetery on the campus of St. John Vianney High School. Fr. Adolf’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. Timothy Mazundah, 2010
  • Bro. Timothy Mazundah (Region of Eastern Africa), 43, who died Oct. 26, 2011, in Mzuzu, Malawi. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Timothy’s obituary. View a collage of photos of Bro. Timothy, courtesy of Fr. Pat McDaid.
  • Teresa Braier, Madeline Henkel, Christine Hoffman, Richard Klein, Sr. Carmel O’Keeffe and Bill Schmitt. Read more..

MARIANIST CEMETERY, ST. LOUIS, ALL SOULS DAY

Courtesy Lyn Lucas, Marianist Galleries. The cemetery is on the campus of St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis

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).
  • Fr. Paul Marshall (Salve 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).
  • Jim Adams, Gloria Anticoli, Walter Asbury, Jr., Tony Fitzgerald, Joe Franchina, Tom Schmitz, Mike Toohey, Ted Viera and Tom Wittmann. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, DAYTON, OHIO. Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton, was named among the top 10 most influential people of 2011 in Dayton by the Dayton Business Journal

NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS. Cheerleaders and mascots from Nolan Catholic teamed-up recently to welcome home U.S. troops arriving home via Dallas/Fort Worth International airport. They handed out sodas, waved homemade signs and cheered as the troops entered the terminal. They plan to repeat the event and bring additional student groups with them.

 

 

CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, ST. LOUIS. On Oct. 25, Chaminade College Prep’s LIFE team hosted a “talk story” session with LIFE National Coordinator Toni Mesina. With their moderator and school MLC Coordinator Andrew Schmitt (fourth from left), the group holds monthly meetings for students of Chaminade, which include sharing, fellowship and Mass at neighboring Our Lady of the Pillar Parish. (Photo courtesy Toni)

 

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.
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

MSJC. Read the October 2011 issue of Justice Jottings.

IO-MLC. Read the October 2011 issue of Gifts & Tasks.

CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the Oct. 23, 2011, update from Fr. Steve Tutas.

JUST ONE MORE

On Oct. 29, the LIFE Central administrative team met at St. Mary’s High School until their eyes popped out of their heads! From left, Jessica Gonzalez (regional coordinator), Jan Wilcox (religious life), Joe Miller (temporalities) and Jodi Mott (programming). Photo courtesy of Jessica
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

NOVEMBER

2 James Contadino
3 Cletus Behlmann
Federic Kujur
5 Francis Kenney
7 Daniel Stupka
Joseph Tedesco
8 Samuel Kerketta
10 Brian Halderman
Edward Jach
11 Joseph Hartzler
12 Rajesh Lakra
14 James McKay
15 Thomas Redmond
18 Harold Lootens
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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