Volume 10, Number 23
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
MARIANIST FAMILY MEMBERS VISIT ST. DAMIEN’S HOME ON MOLOKA’I
|At Kalaupapa, Novice Brandon Paluch, Lay Marianist Uheina Tuihalafatai, Reynard Nivera (graduate of Chaminade), Bishop Larry Silva, Ish Ruiz (University of Dayton grad and religion teacher at Saint Louis School), Nick Dold (Chaminade student), Lay Marianists Lisa Vega and Mallory Green and Noelani (Chaminade student). Photo courtesy Brandon|
|Several Marianist Family members participated in a recent pilgrimage to Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i, where St. Damien (right) lived and ministered to exiled lepers. Bishop Larry Silva (Diocese of Honolulu) led the pilgrimage. “It was a wonderful pilgrimage and a great opportunity to visit a sacred place,” said Novice Brandon Paluch.|
CASA MARIA HOSTS FIVE GUESTS FOR VOCATION LIVE-IN EXPERIENCE
|St. Mary’s University students who attended the Casa Maria live-in, standing, Brian Buchmeyer, Joel Maloney and Andrew Menezes; seated, Justin Quiroz and Daniel Vasquez. Courtesy Bro. Brian Halderman|
The Casa Maria Marianist community in San Antonio hosted a vocation live-in during November for five young men who are discerning religious life. Four St. Mary’s University undergraduates and one graduate student participated. The live-in experience introduced participants to the rhythm of Marianist community life, including Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharist, shared meals and recreation. Fr. Bill Behringer and Bro. Brian Halderman shared their vocation stories and fielded questions about the discernment process, and Bro. Mike Sullivan led a conversation on the Marianist charism. “It was heartening to hear how articulate these young discerners were about the Marianist charism,” said Bro. Brian. “It was a hope-filled week for both the discerners and the community.”
ALLIANCE FOR MARIANIST LAY FORMATION GATHERS IN DAYTON
|From Dec. 1 – 3, members of the Alliance for Marianist Lay Formation gathered in Dayton. The Alliance provides peer, ministry and formation support. During the meeting, participants visited the Edgar and Nassau communities in Dayton. Alliance members, from left, Bro. Steve Glodek (Office of Formation for Mission), Pati Krasensky (Marianist Lay Formation Initiative), Carol Ramey (North American Center for Marianist Studies), Joan McGuinness Wagner (University of Dayton Office of the Rector), Isabella Moyer (International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities), Bro. Jack Ventura (International Center for Marianist Formation), Toni Mesina (Marianist LIFE), Mary Louise Foley, FMI, Bro. Dennis Schmitz and Rudy Reyes Jr. (Marianist Lay Network of North America)|
DAYTON’S QUEEN OF APOSTLES PARISH HOLDS “BE THE CHURCH” EVENT
|Queen of Apostles parish members participate in “Be the Church” weekend|
From Oct. 29 – 30, almost 100 members of Dayton’s Queen of Apostles parish participated in a “Be the Church” event. Over the course of the weekend, participants logged more than 600 hours serving the Dayton community at sites across the area, including Mercy Siena, a homeless shelter, neighborhood garden, food bank, and individual homes of elderly community members. Read more from Mary Rice, QAP’s Lay Community coordinator.
MARIANIST FAMILY CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING
|On Thanksgiving, the Washington Street Marianist community in Dayton hosted guests including members of the Governor’s Island and Mercy Siena communities. From left, Bro. Paul Jablinski, Fr. Jim Kunes, Bro. Bernard Zalewski and Fr. Ken Sommer.|
|Clockwise from left, Bro. Giancarlo Bonutti, Fr. Mike O’Grady (partly hidden), Bros. Bob Flaherty, Bob Wiethorn, Bob Donovan and Fr. Gene Contadino celebrated Thanksgiving together in Cincinnati. Below, Bro. Mitch Schweickart, Bob Politi, Bill Grundish, Fr. Larry Schoettelkotte, Bros. Joe Spehar and Howie Lohrey. Photos courtesy Bro. Wilbert Hamm|
|The Maui Marianist community celebrated Thanksgiving with members of St. Anthony’s Pastoral Council with turkey and all the trimmings. Clockwise from left, Fr. John Klobuka, Val Guiala, Bro. Jim Vorndran, Rocky Johnson, Darlene Rodgers, Genna Galinda, Les Yokote, Fr. Roland Bunda and Ken Borges (hidden in photo behind Fr. Roland is Valerie Standing). Photo courtesy Bro. Fred Silbereis|
BRO. AUGUSTUS SURIN VISITS PROVINCE OFFICE IN ST. LOUIS
|From Nov. 20 – Dec. 2, Bro. Augustus Surin, newly appointed superior for the District of India, visited the Province. At the Provincial Office on West Pine in St. Louis, he met with Council members as well as the Offices of Development and Communications. Shown, Fr. Dave Paul (Development), Diane Guerra (Communications) Bro. Augustus and Allison Hewitt (Development)|
ST. MARY’S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOSTS CHRISTMAS PARTY
|On Dec. 8, the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association hosted a Christmas party for area Marianists. Clockwise from top left, Bros. Bob Wood, Herbert Janson and Bill McCarthy; Srs. Marcia Buchard and Marcy Loehrlein; and Bro. Ed Loch. Photos courtesy Bro. Ed|
The members of the Provincial Council wish the readers of FamilyOnline a joyous Christmas and a New Year
CASA MARIA COMMUNITY SPENDS SEMESTER RETREAT AT TECABOCA
|At the Casa Maria retreat, seated; Fr. Bill Behringer, Bros. Brandon Alana and Mike Sullivan; standing, Bros. Brian Halderman and Dennis Bautista and Fr. Tim Eden|
Members of the Casa Maria Marianist community in San Antonio took a semester retreat at TECABOCA in Mountain Home, Texas, from Nov. 25 -27. The brothers discussed a vocation ministry reflection by Bro. Tom Wendorf and materials featured in a recent formation event. Participants celebrated a closing liturgy on the first Sunday of Advent, also the first liturgy of the New Roman Missal.
|On Nov. 11, Bro. Bob Donovan (Elm Street, Cincinnati) received the 2011 Transformation Award from the Center for Respite Care in Cincinnati. The award honored his role in establishing the center and his 23 years of service to Cincinnati homeless. Read a speech about Bro. Bob delivered by Joseph Keisler. Congratulations, Bro. Bob!|
|Bros. Charlie Johnson, Bob Donovan and Sean Downing|
Bro. Wilbert Hamm (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati) is shown in a promotional video and TV commercial for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Retirement Fund for Religious. View the video.
|An article by Bro. Steve Glodek (Philadelphia), “Praying with the Marianists,” appears in the December 2011 issue of Catholic Digest.|
Bro. Howard Hughes’s (Dayton) concertato on the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” was published by OCP Publications in Portland, Oregon.
|Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski (Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart), director of UD’s institute for Pastoral Initiatives, was profiled in a recent issue of the National Catholic Reporter. Bro. Ray Fitz is credited for inspiring Sr. Angela’s work in developing online learning resources. Read the article.|
|Fr. Joe Stefanelli (Cupertino, Calif.) created this model of the Titanic. The kit was a gift from Teresa Trimboli, the librarian/archivist at NACMS in Dayton.|
|Margaret Grover, Barbara Hammer, Theresa Haines and Darleen Lunde.|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
|Fr. Paul Ryan, 1944||Fr. Paul, recent|
- Fr. Paul Ryan (Marianist Residence, San Antonio, Tex.), 95, who died Dec. 2, 2011 in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. The Marianist Residence community prayed a rosary for Fr. Paul on Dec. 6. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 7 at the Marianist Residence. Fr. John Leies was the presider and homilist. Burial followed the Mass at the Marianist cemetery on the campus of St. Mary’s University. Read Fr. Paul’s obituary.
|Bro. Robert Wade|
- Bro. Robert Wade (Cupertino Marianist Community, Cupertino, Calif.), 84, who died Dec. 8, 2011 in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Dec. 15 at the Cupertino Marianist Community. Fr. Stephen Tutas will be the presider and Fr. Joseph Stefanelli will be the homilist. Bro. Edward Brink will represent the Provincial Council. Burial will be on Dec. 16 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Bro. Robert’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
- Walter Asbury, Lawrence Brohammer, John Dungdung and Diane Karpfinger. Read more.
READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.
|Artwork by Bro. Brian Zampier|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
- Bro. James Burkholder (Central Catholic, San Antonio).
- Bro. Bill Deanhofer (Governor’s Island Marianist Community, Huntsville, Ohio).
- Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
- Austin Oster, Angela Pinto and Kris Schell. Read more.
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
- Read the December 2011 issue of Via Latina.
- Read the Three Offices, the newsletter from the GA Office of Education.
- Read the November 2011 issue of VOC SM.
INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY. Read the September – November 2011 newsletter from the International Seminary in Rome.
CUPERTINO. Read the Dec. 8, 2011, update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.
MLNNA. Read the December 2011 newsletter of the Marianist Lay Network of North America.
JUST ONE MORE
|From my family to the Marianist Family: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories. I enjoy and appreciate my work with you. Best wishes this holiday season and always. From left, Amy George Rush (editor), Steven (4), Jason (2) and Jeff Rush.|
|Samuel Masivu Kyalo|
|26||Paul Kageche N’dung’u|
|31||Charles (Kip) Stander|
|2||José Nicolás Castilla López|
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