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Volume 11, Number 12
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

MARIANISTS BID FAREWELL TO ST. JOHN’S AFTER 75 YEARS OF SERVICE

On May 20, the Marianist Province of the United States celebrated 75 years of service to St. John’s Residence for Boys and thanked members of the Rockaway Park, N.Y., Marianist community as it withdraws from ministry there. Held at St. Camillus Church, a Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by Provincial Martin Solma. Fr. Paul Landolfi gave the homilyMonsignor Alfred LoPinto represented Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Following Mass, a dinner for 250 guests was held in Springmann Hall, a parish facility named for the late Bro. Frank Springmann, a former principal, teacher and director of sports at St. John’s School.

The ministry will continue to operate despite the departure of the Marianists. St. John’s is a state-run agency which is sponsored by the Diocese of Brooklyn and governed by an independent board of directors.

Rockaway Park Marianist community members, who received a framed picture of St. John’s in thanks for their service, Bro. Raymond Kane, Bro. Steven O’Neil, Bro. Thomas Trager, Fr. Paul Landolfi and Bro. Raymond Miklich. Photos courtesy Ron Manfredi

PROVINCE OF UNITED STATES CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Province staff at the May 24 anniversary celebration, back row, Diane Guerra, Bob Resing Larry Keller, Sue McKamely, Joe Kamis, Dennis Schmitz, Ken Straubinger, Ed Brink, Mary Beth Hefti, Dan Donnelly, Patti Reeg, Brian Reavey, Charlie Johnson, Tom Wendorf, Joe Markel, Donna Tucker and Francisco González. Front row, Michael Bittner, Deanna Snyder, Bill Meyer, Marty Solma, Kathy Cooper, Ann Mueller, Pat Stephens and Paul Marshall. Not present: Mary Ellen Garcia, Allison Hewitt and Dave Paul

The 10th anniversary of the Province of the United States was celebrated by the West Pine staff on May 24. St. Louis staff members came together for a Mass and heavy hors d’oeuvres, socializing and sharing of funny stories from the beginning days of the Province. Joining the staff were the three councilors on the Provincial Council, who were in town for a meeting. The four former Provinces officially united on July 1, 2002.

Above, Bro. Bob Resing, Brian Reavey and Donna Tucker; below; Bro. Ken Straubinger, Jim and Ann Mueller, and Patti Reeg
 

BLESSED CHAMINADE CHURCH DEDICATED IN SINGHPUR

Fr. Manuel Cortés cuts the ribbon on the new Blessed Chaminade church in Singhpur.

On May 8, Bishop Binay Kandulna, auxiliary bishop of Ranchi, India, dedicated the Blessed Chaminade church in Singhpur. He was assisted by Fr. James Dungdung, parish priest, and Fr. Ignase Arulappen, novice director. Guests included Superior General Fr. Manuel Cortés, Assistant General for Temporalities Bro. Ed Violett and District Superior Bro. Augustus Surin

  Bishop Binay Kandulna and Fr. Jack McGrath

LAY MARIANIST COMMUNITIES FROM THREE SCHOOLS GATHER ON MAUI

Back row, from left, Fr. George Cerniglia, Pati Krasensky and Fr. John Klobuka; back row, seventh from right, Bro. Fred Silbereis. Courtesy Pati

Lay Marianist communities from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Saint Louis School on Oahu, and St. Anthony Parish and School on Maui gathered for a Lay Marianist formation weekend at St. Anthony. The event was sponsored by the Marianist Center of Hawai’i and the Marianist Lay Formation Initiative. LIFE students and their parents, parish members and school faculty and staff attended the event. Bro. Dennis Schmitz from the Marianist Center of Hawai’i and Dean Grissel Benitez-Hodge from CUH helped organize the gathering. Presenters included Bro. Dennis, Fr. George Cerniglia, Pati Krasensky, Kay Stone, Barb Belle and Jeannie Pinpin.

MLFI and LIFE participants gathered for dinner

MOTHER SETON STUDENTS ATTEND RETREAT AT CAPE MAY

Front row, second from left, Jessica Sherwen (program director) and second from right, Toni Mesina (LIFE director); back row, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, Anthony Fucci (director) and Gracie (intern)

Eighth-grade students from Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore attended a retreat from May 15-18 at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J. The retreat, entitled “What on Earth Are We Here For,” included prayer, team-building activities and field trips. “The eighth graders graduated on June 6. Please keep them in your prayers,” said Bro. Jesse O’Neill.

Mother Seton students on the beach during their retreat

PERSONNEL UPDATES

Bro. Tom Redmond will serve as the director of the Marianist community in Cupertino, Calif., effective Aug. 15. For the past few years he has been on the staff at the Cape May Family Center in New Jersey as well as serving as a spiritual director. He also is chair of the Province Retreat Team.
Bro. David Betz will join the care team staff in Cupertino as the activities coordinator and local liaison with the Province regarding Praesidium standards, effective Aug. 15. He will depart the community in East St. Louis, Ill., and a position at St. Patrick’s Center, a social service organization in St. Louis.

NEWS FROM THE MARIANIST SOCIAL JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE

DAYTON YOUNG ADULTS TAKE “A WALK WITH ADÈLE”

“A Walk with Adèle” participants included Rosie Eyerman, Andy Badinghaus, Michela Buccini, Eric Stoiber, Beth Habegger, Sr. Leanne Jablonski FMI, Matt Meyers, Jama Badinghaus and Jeremy Vinluan.

On April 28, the Adèle Social Justice Project gathered 13 young adult Marianist Family members at Mount Saint John in Dayton for a contemplative prayer experience. In the spirit of Adèle, the participants used silent prayer and meditation to connect their daily acts of social justice – as teachers, counselors, young professionals and students – to their inner spirituality. For more information about the program, contact Michela Buccini or Matt Meyers.

GLOBAL ECONOMIC JUSTICE TEAM COORDINATES PROJECT WITH CONGO

  Saint Louis School religion teacher Leonard Jenkins (center) with SLS students who contributed to the Lenten drive

Saint Louis School students raised $2,000 for scholarships and school supplies at a Marianist Lay Community-sponsored school in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa, during their annual Lenten Drive. The project was coordinated by MSJC’s Global Economic Justice Team. 

ST. ALOYSIUS PARISHIONERS ATTEND WOMEN’S RETREAT

Sitting on floor, in white, Pam Petty; back row, third from right, Carol Weiss; kneeling, far right, Pati Krasensky. Courtesy Pati

On March 26, parishioners of St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland attended a women’s retreat at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Euclid, Ohio. The retreat, “The story of Ruth and Naomi,” was organized by parishioner Pam Petty and facilitated by Carol Weiss and Pati Krasensky.

CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS: INSPIRATION FROM BLESSED CHAMINADE

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his June update with FamilyOnline readers. “We are approaching a very significant moment in our history: a new stage of development for the Marianist Family.” Fr. Paul offers quotes from Blessed Chaminade to help inspire readers.

CONNECT WITH MARIANIST LIFE THIS SUMMER DURING VISITOR DAYS!

Marianist LIFE (Living In Faith Experience) invites LIFE alumni and friends to share in prayer and fellowship this summer during three visitor days.

Marianist LIFE Pacific Marianist LIFE Central Marianist LIFE South
Saturday, June 16, 3 p.m.
CYO Retreat Center
Occidental, Calif.
Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Bergamo Center for
Lifelong Learning, Dayton
Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.
TECABOCA
Mountain Home, Texas
RSVP to Kate Lospalluto RSVP to Jessica Gonzalez RSVP to Kristin Firestone

SPOTLIGHT ON 2012 MARIANIST JUBILARIANS

FamilyOnline honors Marianists celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Each issue will profile jubilarians and pay tribute to their dedication to the Marianist mission.

Bro. Don Geiger, celebrating 60 years of profession: “In 1964, I began a 42-year career in the Department of Biology at the University of Dayton. I was supported in my teaching ministry by my Marianist community, fellow teachers, research partners and students. Plant physiology research provided a means to serve society while teaching gave me a means to pass on this message to students.” Read more from Bro. Don.

Bro. James Maus, celebrating 50 years of profession: “Little did I realize when I began this journey the places it would take me, the blessings and joys, as well as the challenges and opportunities for my spiritual and emotional growth. One of the great blessings of my life as a brother, in my roles as both counselor and teacher, has been to guide young people in their own journey towards maturity.” Read more from Bro. James.

Bro. Tom Oster, celebrating 60 years of profession: “In Africa we can find thousands of different tribes with their own language and heritage, but the same qualities of kindredship, very relational, respecting of all life, of ancestors, nature, the earth. Many of the thousands of African sayings affirm their unique gifts of God. We should learn of, know and appreciate our heritages and remain open to God’s unique, differing gifts, presence in others.” Read more from Bro. Tom.

Bro. Len Rudy, celebrating 60 years of profession: “When I graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1955, I remember telling myself, “I hope I’m never sent to minister in the student dorm at Chaminade.” Yet 22 years later, that is exactly what happened when I was asked to go there and take charge of the senior dorm. Along with being principal at Colegio Santa Maria in Lima and Central Catholic in San Antonio, it was one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences in my life.” Read more from Bro. Len.

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WHO’S DOING WHAT
 Bro. Howard Hughes (Cupertino, Calif.) was profiled in a recent issue of The Valley Catholic. The article shares the news that he has been named Pastoral Musician of the Year by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
 An Illinois fisherman snagged quite a catch: the Bro. Mel Meyer sculpture stolen from Lindenwood University’s Belleville, Ill., campus. “The Glass Tower” was found in St. Clair Lake in Belleville. Read more from the Belleville News Democrat.
 Bro. Earl Leistikow (Woodlawn Avenue, San Antonio) reports that Isak Keyman-Ige, who was in formation with the Society of Mary before transitioning to the seminary in San Antonio, was ordained as an archdiocesan priest on May 19 at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. Fr. Isak will serve at St. John the Evangelist Parish in San Antonio. Photo courtesy Bro. Earl
Bro. Louis Mason, Fr. Cris Janson and Fr. Isak Keyman-Ige at his May 19 ordination
 Bro. Phil Aaron (Chambers Street, Dayton) has started a blog, “Moseying through the eighties: Looking for life and meaning in the third age.”
 Read the blog post, “Saying Yes with Mary,” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. “When I was in Dayton last week, I ran into two young men who recently graduated from the University of Dayton,” writes Jonathan. “They shared how they had been impressed as undergraduates by the life that vowed Marianists lived right there on campus in community houses where they ate together, prayed together, and invited students to join them.” 
PRAYERS
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Ingeborg Spicer, 86, who died May 31, 2012. May she rest in peace. Ingeborg was a Lay Marianist Affiliate from San Antonio. Intention submitted by Fr. Alvin McMenamy (Maryland Avenue Community, St. Louis).

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

TECABOCA SUNSET

Courtesy Fr. Roland Bunda

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Fr. George Abmayr (Alumni Hall, Dayton)

Fr. Michael Barber (Marianist Residence, San Antonio) 

Bro. Cletus Behlmann (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. Larry Doersching (Marianist Community, Hollywood, Fla.)

Fr. Daniel Doyle (Marianist Community, Hollywood, Fla.)

Bro. James Fitzgibbons (Washington Street Marianist Community, Dayton)

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

Fr. James McKay (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu)

Sr. Audrey Buttner, FMI (Marianist Sisters, Dayton)

Daniel Arnold, Dr. Frank Bellomo, Joe Fauci, Robert Goubeaux, Hank Martin and Dino Pocaro. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO, unveiled the results of a $6.1 million preservation project recently completed on historic St. Louis Hall during a rededication ceremony on May 11. Read more.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, plans to open a satellite campus this fall on the northwest side of Columbus, Ohio, to offer courses in education leadership and counseling. Read more
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO, faculty members make quarterly visits to the Marianist Center in Cupertino, Calif., where they visit with residents. Back, Bro. Tom Jalbert, Kristina Guevel, Bro. Bill Bolts and John Ahlbach; middle, Mary Ann Datoc, Alex Datoc and Bro. Jim Leahy; front, Bro. John Samaha, Ottilie Valverde, Fr. Bill O’Connell and Bro. Pat McMahon
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, WEST HILLS, CALIF. Two Chaminade students, Paige D’Andrea ’14 and Max Holden ’15, had their winemaking experiment blast off to the International Space Station. Read full article in the New York Times.
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. Marianists in the Dayton area are invited to celebrate with alumni and friends of Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School on June 15 – 16 during the school’s first annual Reunion Weekend. For more details or to register online, visit the school’s website
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. Actor Martin Sheen, ’58, rolled up his sleeves and joined five CJ students in assisting volunteers at the Dayton Foodbank on May 30. “I’m very proud to see so many Eagles here today from Chaminade Julienne, my alma mater,” said Sheen. “I was inspired and nourished by the basic, fundamental education of service to others. That’s how we really grow ourselves, by giving to others.”
COLEGIO SAN JOSÉ, PUERTO RICO. Marianist Award recipient David M. Tirado-Tolosa with Bro. Reinaldo Berríos, director of the San José Marianist Community. The award is given to the CSJ student who has contributed the most to the religious spirit of the school community.  
NORTH CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, PITTSBURGH. On June 2, North Catholic broke ground on what will become Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. The new school will replace the 73-year-old North Catholic on Pittsburgh’s North Side. While the building will be in a new location, it will bring decades of traditions and Catholic values taught by the Marianist priests and brothers who have staffed it, school President Frank Orga said after the ceremony. Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. From the Pittsburgh Catholic, read an article about North Catholic alumni who gather each month to keep memories alive. 
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. St. Mary’s teachers Alex DeMatteis and Jenn Sykora are featured in a new book by Dr. Jane E. PollockMinding the achievement gap one classroom at a time. Jane is a nationally recognized education consultant who specializes in curriculum and instruction.
VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND. On May 17, student leaders at VASJ hosted “The World Next Door,” a leadership assembly comprised of students from Ethiopia, Japan, Guatemala, India, Iran, Israel and the Consul General of The Republic of Slovenia. 
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

NEPAL. Read the 2011-12 annual report from Don Bosco School in Nepal.

FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. Read the June 2012 issue of Via Latina. Read VOC-SM from the Office of the Assistant for Religious Life.

IO-MLC. May 2012 issue of Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

LIFE. Read the June 2012 issue of The Fulcrum from Marianist LIFE.

MSJC. Read the May 2012 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

INDIA. Read the May 2012 newsletter from the District of India


BLOGGERS

JUST ONE MORE

Bro. George Kemmett and aspirant Michael Corsonado, along with members of the Philippines community, performed traditional Filipino dances during a special show on May 22. Photos courtesy Fr. Pablo Rambaud
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS
Happy 80th birthday to Fr. Bob Hackel, who was the guest of honor at a May 1 birthday party hosted by the Nolan Marianist Community in Fort Worth. CourtesyBro. Al Kuntemeier

June

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
13 Robert Resing
14 James Brown
James Fitz
Antony Xavier P.
15 David Murphy
Gerald Pleva
16 Larry McBride
Roy McLoughlin
17 Paulus Lakra
18 Bertrand Buby
Paul Vieson
19 John Klobuka
Thomas Schroer
20 Richard Martens
Joseph Tarrillion
22 Fermin Garcia Garcia
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 2012 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. 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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