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Volume 11, Number 13
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FOUR NOVICES PREPARE FOR FIRST VOW CEREMONY IN DAYTON

Novices Hugo Bastida, Norman Capinpin, Michael Chiuri and Brandon Paluch. Photos courtesy Skip Peterson

Second-year novices Hugo Bastida, Norman Capinpin, Michael Chiuri and Brandon Paluch are making final preparations for their first vows on June 23. Provincial Marty Solma will serve as the main presider and receive the vows during Mass at 4 p.m. at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John, Dayton. Fr. Pat Tonry will give the homily. A reception and dinner will follow at the Kennedy Union on the campus of the University of Dayton.

View a video of Norman.

View a video of Brandon.

Earlier this spring, Hugo, Norman, Michael and Brandon wrote letters requesting vows. The Provincial Council considered each letter and approved the requests.

To prepare for the vow ceremony, the novices recently joined the temporary professed brothers (who have taken first vows but not perpetual vows) for a workshop and retreat called “Marianist Roots – Sinking Deeper” at Founder’s Hollow, N.Y., a Marianist retreat center in the Province of Meribah. Bro. Tim Driscoll (Province of Meribah) led the workshop. The novices then participated in a seven-day retreat led by Fr. Marty Solma and assisted by Bro. Tim and Fr. Oscar Vasquez. Also assisting were Fr. Bill Meyer and Sr. Laura Leming.

A LOOK AT . . .

THE MARIANIST CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA

At the Marianist Center in Philadelphia, back, Pati Krasensky, Toni Mesina, Bro. Jack Ventura and Bro. Stephen Glodek; seated, Francine Cruz and Marie Wyman

The Marianist Center in Philadelphia is the home office for six individuals ministering in several U.S. and international Marianist efforts: Bro. Stephen Glodek, director of the Office of Formation for Mission; Bro. Jack Ventura, executive director of the International Center for Marianist Formation; Pati Krasensky, director of the Marianist Lay Formation Initiative; Toni Mesina, national coordinator for Marianist LIFE; and Francine Cruz and Marie Wyman, administrative assistants. The office phone is 215.634.4116.

PERSONNEL UPDATES

Frs. Jim Heft and Ted Ley will reside at a new community in Central Los Angeles, the Lalanne House at University Park.

With the closing of the St. John’s community in Rockaway, N.Y., on June 30, we pray for these brothers as they transition to new communities:

Bro. Ray Kane to the Lincoln Street community in Hollywood, Fla.
  Fr. Paul Landolfi to the Marianist community in Mineola, N.Y.
Bro. Raymond Miklich to Mercy Siena in Dayton
Bro. Steve O’Neil to the Marianist community in Mineola, N.Y.
Bro. Tom Trager to the Marianist community in Baltimore

FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY OF CREATION

The Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) invites members of the Marianist Family to sign a petition, “Celebration without Exploitation,” in preparation for the Summer Olympics in London. As a Province, we are committed to ensuring the dignity of every human person. Because international sporting events and the large audiences they draw are potential venues for the exploitation of the world’s most vulnerable citizens, the Olympics present a unique opportunity for the International Olympic Committee, London-area businesses and Olympic sponsors to take a public stand against trafficking and slavery-free conditions. Email Brian Reavey, Province assistant for JPIC. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRADUATES IN THE DISTRICT OF INDIA

Congratulations and blessings to these recent graduates from the District of India.

Bro. John Gracious Minj (master’s in education, Namchi) Bro. Paulus Lakra (master’s in rural development, St. Joseph’s College)
  Bro. Sanjay Ekka (master’s in education, Xavier Institute, Patna) Bro. Kuldeep Ekka (master’s in rural development, Xavier Institute of Social Service)
  Fr. Bhaskar Galleli (bachelor’s in education) Fr. Varghese Manooparampil (master’s in English)
Bro. Alex Toppo (master’s in philosophy in social work, University of Nagpur).

UPDATE FROM THE ST. FRANCIS DE SALES HELP PROGRAM  

 
Members of the St Francis DeSales’ HELP Program of Cincinnati, Ohio, are pictured outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after advocating on behalf of member Greco Scott’s probation status. The judge in the case granted the program’s request for probation review. From left, Reno O’Neal, Rashawn Jones, Lamar Russell, Nathan Gordon, Leanard Little, Bro. Mike Murphy, Dominic Duren, Allen Parks and Greco Scott with his son, Greco, Jr.  Courtesy Bro. Mike

RETREATS AROUND THE PROVINCE

EUREKA, Mo.

 
Ursuline Sr. Maria Cimperman (front) directed the June 10 – 16 Province retreat at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo. Photo courtesy Fr. Cris Janson

INDIA

Fr. Pablo Rambaud led the annual retreat for southern India from May 31 – June 8. At the conclusion of the retreat, the temporary professed brothers renewed their vows.

ASTON, Pa.

An annual Province retreat was held at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa., from May 30 – June 5. Photo courtesy Fr. Rich

MOUNTAIN HOME, TEXAS

At a Province retreat at TECABOCA in Mountain Home, Texas. Courtesy Kay Tally-Foos, TECABOCA director

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. Thomas Spring, celebrating 60 years of profession: “I met the Marianists when I started attending St. Louis College on the slopes of Kalaepohaku. They were friendly, cheerful, available and good teachers. After several years, I found it easy to accept their invitation to become one of them. With their help, I have been able to grow and mature in many ways, especially intellectually and spiritually.” Read more from Bro. Tom.

Bro. Edward Zamierowski, celebrating 60 years of profession: “Not in my wildest dreams 60 years ago did I imagine that I would spend 14 years in Africa, learn to speak Swahili, coach track and basketball, earn three degrees and spend 43 years teaching and working at a university.  It has been a wonderful life, for which I can only be extremely grateful.” Read more from Bro. Ed.

Fr. Roland Bunda, celebrating 50 years of profession: “Here at St. Anthony Parish, I continue to marvel at the many blessings and gifts God has given me to serve as a member of our Marianist community in this parish. Deepening personal relationships with parishioners has been a grace and blessing for me.” Read more from Fr. Roland.

Fr. Gerald Chinchar, celebrating 50 years of profession: “My work as a priest has been focused primarily in Marianist communities and projects and in campus ministry at the University of Dayton. Campus ministry has been a good fit. I have been able to use many of my interests and talents, and have discovered some that I didn’t know were there.” Read more from Fr. Jerry.

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JULY FEAST DAYS

July 3 is the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle. “Although the phrase ‘doubting Thomas’ refers to St. Thomas, it overlooks both his loyalty in troubled times and his absolute surrender when given the evidence he sought. According to legend, Thomas engaged in a great missionary venture that took him as far as the south of India. There he was reportedly martyred. He is the patron saint of builders and of India and Pakistan.” Read a list of July feast days.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
  Provincial Marty Solma (Maryland Avenue, St. Louis) was featured in the University of Dayton Magazine. Read “Responsibility, justice and glimmers of grace … Ask a Marianist.”
  Bro. Tom Payne’s (Hale Malia, Honolulu) vocation story was recently featured in The Hawai’i Catholic Herald.
  Bro. Bob Jones has launched a blog that chronicles his adventures in Rome, where he is a seminarian.  
  Bro. Joe Barrish (Meyer Hall, Dayton) designed a mural that tells the story of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Dayton. The creation is 100 feet long and three stories high. Read more. Story and photo courtesy Dayton Daily News.
Leonard Williams, Bro. Joe Barrish, Marilyn Hart and Rev. William O’Donnell in front of the mural on the site of Precious Blood Catholic Church
 Bro. Bill Bolts (far right) shares this photo of the Diocese of San Jose (Calif.) Council for Religious. Bro. Bill also serves on the diocesan Council of Lay Ecclesial Ministers and the diocesan Committee for Adult Faith Formation and Spirituality.
  The Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., hosted a farewell party for Bro. Tom Redmond, who is transitioning to the Marianist Center in Cupertino, Calif. Clockwise from front left, Bro. Al Koch, Anthony Fucci, Bro. Tom, Sr. Grace Walle, Bro. Jim Jaeckle, Bro. Ed Unferdorfer, Fr. Terry Weik, Sally Lommano, Tony Genaro (volunteers), Andrea (food service director) and Diane (office secretary). Courtesy Anthony
  Bros. John Samaha, Bill O’Connell and Jim Leahy (Cupertino, Calif.) enjoyed a recent visit to the Oakland Cathedral. 
  The Curé of Ars community in St. Louis participated in a “progressive dinner” at the three area restaurants. Clockwise from front left, Fr. Don Cahill, Bro. Roy McLoughlin, Bro. Mel Meyer, Fr. Tim Kenney, Bro. Ken Jung, Bro. Walt Ebbesmeyer, Fr. Joe Uvietta, Bros. Chester Burnog and Len Rudy  


PRAYERS
Fr. Oscar Vasquez requests prayers for Bro. Tom Farnsworth, who is making the Spirit of Saragossa directed retreat in preparation for his perpetual vows on October 27. The retreat runs through July 19 at the Jesuit Retreat house in Parma, Ohio. Prayers also are requested for Bro. Tom Redmond, who is directing the retreat. Fr. Oscar thanks the Marianist Residence community in San Antonio, the community of prayer in support of the retreat.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Daniel Arnold, Genevieve Enger, Conrad Sobchak, Veronica Tirkey, Mary Wosman and Kathleen Zannini. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

BLUE FLOWERS IN SUMMERTIME

Courtesy Bro. Bob Resing

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Fr. George Abmayr (Alumni Hall, Dayton)

Bro. Robert Dzubinski (St. Clair Avenue Marianist Community, Cleveland)

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

Bro. Frank (Paco) Gomes (Makawao, Maui, Hawai’i)

Fr. Francis Kenney (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

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

Fr. James McKay (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu)

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

Liz Braniff, Evan, Patrick Richter and Carol Weiss. Read more.

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO, is one of only 40 sites in the U.S. to host a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit on the history and influence of the King James Bible. “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” will run Aug. 24 – Sept. 19 at UD’s Roesch Library.  
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS. Seniors David LaPointe and Allison Meade, pictured with President Fr. Richard Villa, were selected as Nolan Catholic High School’s Class of 2012 Chaminade and Marian Award winners.
NCHS’s RoboVikes won a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) prize at the Robotics Dallas West Regional Championship. “We had fun, learned a lot and were wildly successful,” said Dr. Robert Scheer, moderator. Read more
VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, CLEVELAND. VASJ students spent May 24 decorating graves of veterans at Cleveland’s All Souls cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC/ASSUMPTION 60TH REUNION

 
The 60th reunion class of Central Catholic/Assumption Catholic High School. Photo courtesy Andrew Gregowicz

Members of the 60th reunion class of Central Catholic/Assumption Catholic High School in East St. Louis, Ill., celebrated the anniversary of their graduation on May 18 – 20. Bro. Leonard Rudy (Curé of Ars Community, St. Louis) was a member of this class. Although he could not attend the reunion festivities, the class members wrote about the positive Marianist influences in their education and took up a collection to benefit the Province. Read more about the history of the schools.

It’s our summer schedule … our next issue is July 11. Enjoy the sun!
NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

CAPE MAY. Read the June 2012 issue of The Beacon from the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J.

MLNNA. Read the June 2012 issue of E-NEWS from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

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

NRRO. Read the Summer 2012 issue of Engaging Aging from the National Religious Retirement Office.

CLASSIFIEDS

RETREAT COORDINATOR. The Center for Environmental Transformation in Camden, N.J., is seeking a part-time coordinator of retreat programming. Email Mark Doorley.

DIOCESE OF HONOLULU. The Diocese of Honolulu is seeking a director and secretary for its Office of Worship. Email Fr. Bill Meyer.

PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

June

20 Richard Martens
Joseph Tarrillion
22 Fermin Garcia Garcia
23 Albert Koch
Michael Murphy
24 William Halloway
25 Wilbert Hamm
26 Jesse O’Neill
Peter Samad
Sukrit Tirkey
27 Gerald Hyland
Joseph Lynch
James Maus
Joseph Priestley
28 Howard Hughes
Lester Kaehler
29 Andrew Kosmowski
30 John Dempsey

July

1 Bernard Ploeger
3 Michael Chiuri
Gabriel Kirangah
5 James Wisecaver
6 Chittibabu Gunja
7 Frederick Rech
8 George Montague
Neville O’Donohue
Michael O’Grady
9 William Chewning
James Vorndran
10 Patrick Philbin
Joseph Scheible
Libin Tete
11 Ignase Arulappen
James Christiana
Larry Keller
12 Donna Tucker
13 Donald Cowie
Kenneth Templin
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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