Volume 11, Number 14
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
|Bros. Brandon Paluch, Michael Chiuri, Hugo Bastida and Norman Capinpin professed first vows on June 23.|
On June 23, Bros. Hugo Bastida, Norman Capinpin, Michael Chiuri and Brandon Paluch professed first vows during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton. Provincial Marty Solma served as the main presider and received the vows. Concelebrants included Frs. Bill Meyer (Province assistant for religious life), Pat Tonry and Chris Wittmann (director of novices). Assistant Provincial Joe Kamis presented each newly professed brother with the Rule of Life of the Society of Mary. Fr. Pat delivered the homily, and Bro. Brian Halderman served as master of ceremonies. A reception and dinner followed at the Kennedy Union on the campus of the University of Dayton.
Bro. Hugo will join the Marianist Community in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with ministry at Colegio San José; Bro. Reinaldo Berríos will be his mentor. Bro. Norman will join the Hale Malia Community in Honolulu, with ministry at Saint Louis School; Fr. George Cerniglia will be his mentor. Bro. Michael will join the Eldersburg Community in Maryland, with ministry at Mother Seton Academy; Bro. Jesse O’Neill will be his mentor. Bro. Brandon will join the Stonemill-Kiefaber Community in Dayton, with ministry at the University of Dayton’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community; Bro. Charlie Wanda will be his mentor.
Read a blog post about the ceremony written by Isabella Moyer,
courtesy of the National Catholic Reporter.
|Provincial Marty Solma, Assistant Provincial Joe Kamis, Bros. Norman Capinpin, Brandon Paluch, Michael Chiuri, Hugo Bastida and Charles Johnson, and Fr. Chris Wittmann. Photos courtesy Julie Miller Walling|
READ ABOUT VOCATIONS WITH THE SOCIETY OF MARY
GENERAL CHAPTER HELD IN ROME THROUGH JULY 22
From July 3 – 22, members of the Society of Mary’s 34th General Chapter are gathering in Rome. Attending from the Province of the United States are Provincial Marty Solma, Assistant Provincial Joe Kamis, Bros. Ed Brink and Steve Glodek, Frs. Jim Heft and Jack McGrath, Bro. Bernie Ploeger and Fr. Oscar Vasquez. The General Chapter is held at least once every six years. At the meeting, members determine policy and legislative issues and elect leadership, including the Superior General and members of the General Council. View the Chapter Facebook page.
FOUR BROTHERS PROFESS FIRST VOWS IN REGION OF EASTERN AFRICA
|Bros. Lloyd Chimwayi, Gilbert Okade, Dennis Kinoti and Daniel Ouma Otumba professed first vows in the Society of Mary on June 30 in Kenya. Photo courtesy Bro. Jomo Maria|
On June 30, four brothers professed first vows in the Society of Mary, Region of Eastern Africa: Bros. Lloyd Chimwayi from Malawi and Daniel Ouma Otumba, Dennis Kinoti and Gilbert Okade from Kenya. The Mass was held at the novitiate in Limuru, Kenya, at Our Lady of the Annunciation chapel. Fr. Michael Jun Otieno served as the main celebrant and homilist, and Regional Superior Bro. Valentine Chola Mulenga received the vows. Fr. Gabriel Kirangah assisted in the ceremony.
UPDATES FROM FOUNDATION OF THE PHILIPPINES
|Michael Ki, Bro. Oscar Kerketta, Renato Alias, Fr. Joseph Lu, Fr. Pablo Rambaud and Bro. John Woo, formation liaison with the Region of Korea|
Fr. Pablo Rambaud from the Province of Spain has been appointed to another term as the superior for the Foundation of the Philippines.
Renato “Renz” Alias of the Foundation of the Philippines has been accepted to the East Asian Novitiate in Davao and will begin in August. Fr. Joseph Lu, a Chinese priest, and Michael Ki, both of the Region of Korea, will join Renato in the novitiate. Fr. Pablo will serve as novice director and Bro. Oscar Kerketta, of the Region of India, is the assistant.
|Bro. Tim Phillips, Bro. Raimond Toppo, Jeovane Castro, Bro. George Kemmett and Michael Corsonado|
On June 18, the Marianist community of Davao City formally accepted Jeovane Castro and Michael Corsonado into the aspirancy program. Fr. Pablo was the main celebrant and Bro. Timothy Phillips, community director, led the rite of acceptance into the aspirancy program. Bro. Oscar was also present.
DEDICATION OF JOSH RAY GREENHOUSE AT MOUNT SAINT JOHN
|Bro. Jack Somerville, Philip Banker, Michele Banker, Carol Ray, Bro. Jeff Sullivan, Steve Blanken, Jane Shaw and Mike Ray. Courtesy Bro. Jack|
On May 16, the new greenhouse at Mount Saint John in Dayton was dedicated to Josh Ray, who died suddenly on July 10, 2010, at the age of 25. Josh’s parents, Carol and Mike Ray, donated the funding for the greenhouse.
CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS: THE YEAR OF FAITH
|Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his July update with FamilyOnline readers. “It is most timely now that we are considering wonders associated with Fr. Chaminade, for Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Church to renew itself through a Year of Faith beginning Oct. 11, 2012, until Nov. 24, 2013, feast of Christ the King. Oct. 11 was chosen because it is the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican Council II,” writes Fr. Paul. Read more about Marianist saints.|
MARIANIST FAMILY MEMBERS CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY
MEYER HALL, DAYTON
|At the July 4 celebration at Meyer Hall in Dayton, above, Novice Mark Motz and Sr. Nicole Trahan; below, Bro. Ray Fitz and Tom Quakenbush. Courtesy Bro. Charlie Wanda|
|First-year seminarians Bros. Nereo Ramirez (Mexico), Javier Sanz (Spain), Daniel Osino (Eastern Africa) and Bob Jones celebrated the Fourth of July in Verona, Italy, with gelato. They are living in Verona for two months while taking language courses. Courtesy Bro. Bob|
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. Hugh Bihl, celebrating 60 years of profession: “My Marianist life began when I was a freshman at Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y. I strolled into the opening session of the after-school sodality meeting season and heard then-Bro. Robert Mackey speaking eloquently about “her big job” (i.e., Mary’s) and how we could be a part of it. I was hooked instantly.” Read more from Bro. Hugh.|
|Bro. John Dempsey, celebrating 50 years of profession: “In 1967 when I applied to our Superior General in Rome for perpetual vows in the Society of Mary, I stated, ‘I would like to more explicitly and perpetually profess the Marianist life of total consecration and service to the people of God.’ I wanted to ‘dedicate myself to the Church as a Marianist religious leading souls to Mary’s Son.’ I am happy to renew this dedication at our Jubilee celebration.” Read more from Bro. Jack.|
|Bro. Victor Forlani, celebrating 50 years of profession: “At the University of Dayton School of Business for the past 17 years, I have worked with colleagues, students and local businesses to create a set of programs aimed at bringing the faith to our faculty, our students and the businesses of the Dayton region, culminating in the Center for the Integration of Faith and Work. Our goal is to have all of these collaborators consider commerce as a calling and to use Catholic Social Teaching as guidelines.” Read more from Bro. Victor.|
|Bro. Ken Jung, celebrating 70 years of profession: Bro. Ken is a working brother who has served in St. Louis, San Antonio, and Galesville, Wis., during his 70 years of service. He is known for his beekeeping and cooking. At one time, he tended more than 20 hives – each of which housed approximately 60,000 bees! Read more about Bro. Ken.|
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|WHO’S DOING WHAT|
|Bro. Ray Fitz was mentioned in an article from the Catholic News Service about the eighth annual International Conference on Catholic Social Thought held at UD in June. Bro. Ray delivered the opening remarks and served as a conference organizer. The conference drew about 160 attendees from business schools in 22 different countries.|
|Read an article by Bro. John Samaha, courtesy of Catholic San Francisco. “The signers of the Declaration of Independence valued freedom and God’s will more than their properties and more than they valued their own lives. Standing tall and unwavering, they pledged for the support of this declaration, a firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence of almighty God. These are the persons who laid the foundations of our nation,” writes Bro. John.|
|Lay Marianist Neomi DeAnda was recognized by the National Catholic Reporter as one of “Twelve Catholic women under 40 making a difference.” Neomi is a theologian and director of the Oscar Romero Scholars Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In the article, she credits the Marianists at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in part for her success as a scholar. Neomi says, “I would very much like to thank the members of the Marianist Family for their support in my life.”|
|Fr. Neville O’Donohue has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg, Md. Fr. David McGuigan will serve as associate pastor. Our best wishes in their new assignments.|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…
Bro. Joseph Scheible, 82, who died July 11, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio. May he rest in peace. Bro. Joseph’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Fr. André Boulet (Province of France), 88, who died July 6, 2012, in Sucy en Brie, France. May he rest in peace. Fr. André’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Jean Mougel (Province of France), 87, who died July 7, 2012 in Limeil-Brevannes, France. May he rest in peace. Bro. Jean’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Anthony Caia, Walter Dattilo, Clement Grilliot, Fred Kramer, Robert McNulty, John (Jack) Mullen and James Tarrillion. Read more.
READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.
BOUNCING WATERS, SMOKY MOUNTAINS, TENN.
|Courtesy Bro. John Lemker|
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…
Fr. George Abmayr (Alumni Hall, Dayton)
Fr. Ted Cassidy (St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland)
Bro. Frank Deibel (Mercy Siena, Dayton)
Bro. James Fitzgibbons (Washington Street, Dayton)
Bro. Robert Flaherty (Marianist Community, Cleveland)
Bro. Frank (Paco) Gomes (Makawao, Maui, Hawai’i)
Fr. Anthony Jansen (Alumni Hall, Dayton)
Fr. Francis Kenney (Mercy Siena, Dayton)
Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, N.Y.)
Fr. Joseph Marshall (Casa San Juan, San Antonio)
Fr. James McKay (Mercy Siena, Dayton)
Fr. Joseph Priestley (Center Marianist Community, Honolulu)
Bro. Jack Somerville (Marianist Novitiate, Dayton)
Fr. Christopher Wittmann (Marianist Novitiate, Dayton)
Sr. Audrey Buttner, FMI (Marianist Sisters, Dayton)
Martie Nie and Mildred Samaha. Read more.
|FROM THE SCHOOLS…|
|READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION|
|MARIANIST URBAN STUDENTS PROGRAM, CLEVELAND. Timothy J. Neary has been hired to serve as the director of the Marianist Urban Students Program at Villa Angela-Saint Joseph High School in Cleveland. Timothy is a 2003 graduate of the school and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007. He will replace Sr. Martha Mooney. We are grateful for her many years of service to MUSP. Welcome, Timothy!|
|Timothy J. Neary and Sr. Martha Mooney|
|ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. St. Mary’s University School of Law is among the best in the nation for post-law school employment, according to the Wall Street Journal’s analysis of employment data for 2011 law school graduates. St. Mary’s reported that 78 percent of its law school graduates are in full-time long-term jobs that require a law license within nine months of graduation.|
|UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. Sandra Yocum, former chair of UD’s Religious Studies Department, has been elected president of the College Theology Society. The society is an international organization of more than 900 college and university professors of theology throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.|
|UD civil engineering students conducted a topographical and underground utilities survey at Mount Saint John in Dayton from May 14 – 18. From left, Behnam Naji, Srivani Yalla, Kyle Slone, Tom McCrate, Victor Kackowiski and Mariana Aboujaoude. Courtesy Bro. Jack Somerville|
|UD’s Marian Library Gallery is featuring “Seeing the Savior: Christians in the Visual Arts,” a traveling exhibit featuring artwork from a variety of artistic and ethnic backgrounds, each looking at an event in the life of Jesus Christ. The show runs through Aug. 31 in UD’s Roesch Library.|
|ST. LAURENCE COLLEGE, IRELAND. Hugh Colhoun has been named acting principal at St. Laurence College, a Marianist sponsored school in Ballybrack, Ireland, effective Sept. 1, 2012. Hugh has served as a faculty representative on the Board of Management for the school. His primary degree is in English and political economy with a post graduate diploma in Management in Education. The Province would like to thank John Carr, who will complete a three-year term as acting principal at the end of August.|
|NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, capped off its 50th anniversary with a Mass and picnic on June 2. A museum of artifacts and pictures representing each decade of the school’s history was on display for viewing. In addition, attendees had an opportunity to leave a message in the anniversary time capsule (left), which will be sealed until the school’s 75th Anniversary in 2036. View photos from the event.|
The NCHS community donated funds to construct a water well in Uganda in memory of students Maddie Dallas and Aaron Witkop. The well is called the Kulete Well and provides clean water to about 2,000 people.
Members of the NCHS Viking football team recently participated in a special program sponsored by Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth called the Peter Pan Birthday Club. Birthday club participants encourage people to donate to Cook Children’s in lieu of birthday gifts. View more pictures on the hospital’s Facebook page.
IO-MLC. Read the June 2012 issue of Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.
- Bro. Phil Aaron
- Bro. Eugene Frank
- Bro. Bob Jones
- Our Lady of the Round Table
- Marianist Mission Callings
- IOMLC (Isabella Moyer)
- Susan Vogt
- A.J. Wagner
JUST ONE MORE…
|Jessica González’s son Luis pays tribute to Fr. Chaminade at the new sculpture on the campus of the University of Dayton. Luis is holding a book of stories of the Old Testament—illustrated in LEGOs. Jessica works in university advancement for UD.|
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