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Volume 13, Number 9
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

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MEN AND WOMEN IN FORMATION: THE FUTURE OF PROFESSED MARIANISTS

WALKING IN FAITH! We ask your prayers for the men and women currently in Marianist formation in Dayton. Shown, novice Allen PacquingSr. Nicole Trahan FMI (director of FMI vocations), novice Justin Quiroz, Korean aspirant Joo Sung Hyuck Choi, FMI prenovice Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Bro. Tom Wendorf (director of vocations), FMI prenovice Gabby Bibeau, and Korean aspirant Peter Sueng Cheol Choi. Courtesy Skip Peterson

MARIANIST JUBILARIANS HONORED DURING EUCHARIST IN DAYTON

Dayton jubilarians were honored at Mass on Aug. 9 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton. Pictured with the Province honorees is Bro. Michael Cochran (Region of Eastern Africa), front, second from right. Not shown: Frs. Chris Conlon and James McKay. Courtesy Skip Peterson

Dayton Marianists celebrating jubilees in 2014 were honored during Eucharist on Aug. 9 at the Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount St. John in Dayton. A reception followed at the University of Dayton’s Kennedy Union. Honored were Fr. James McKay (80 years of profession); Fr. Paul Landolfi and Bro. James Leahy (70 years of profession); Fr. Christopher Conlon, Bro. William Grundish and Fr. John McGrath (60 years of profession); Bros. Roger Bau, James Contadino, Lawrence Corbin, John Habjan, Ronald Overman, Thomas Payne and Thomas Pieper (50 years of profession); Fr. James McKay (70 years of ordination); Fr. Anthony Jansen (60 years of ordination); Frs. Bertrand Buby, Edward Jach and James Russell (50 years of ordination); and Sr. Marcia Buchard, FMI (50 years). Congratulations and blessings to the jubilarians!

View more photos from the Dayton celebration>>>

Clockwise from top, Sr. Laura Leming, prenovice Caitlin Cipolla-McCulloch, Bro. Phil Melcher (regional superior, Peru), Srs. Mary Louise Foley, Leanne Jablonski, Nicole Trahan, Marie Abmayr and Audrey Buttner; Bros. Larry Corbin and Jim Contadino; Bro. Dan Klco and Joan McGuinness Wagner. Courtesy Skip Peterson

TEN NOVICES JOIN NIRMAL DEEP NOVITIATE IN JHARDHAND, INDIA

On Aug. 9, 10 men entered the novitiate during Mass at the Nirmal Deep chapel in Jharkhand, India, bringing the total number of novices in the community to 18. Congratulations! Front, novices Jeevan Bage, Kuldeep Kujur, Dilip Rosan Kandulna, George Soreng, Mathew Mullangi and Victor Xaxa. Back, novices Sylvester Lugun and Naiman Kerketta, Livens Peter Xalxo and Issac Minj. Courtesy Fr. Dave Fleming

MARIANISTS TO WITHDRAW FROM ST. ALOYSIUS IN 2015

The Society of Mary will withdraw from ministry at St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland and return its administration to the Diocese of Cleveland, effective June 30, 2015. This decision does not affect the Province sponsorship agreement with Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School.

“This decision is difficult because it ends a long and storied presence of the Society of Mary in Cleveland. It was where many of us met the SM and discerned our vocations,” said Provincial Marty Solma. “Although these choices are hard, we are trying to focus on the future, strengthening communities and ministries in several areas of the Province for the sake of mission.”

“We appreciate and admire the Marianists who have served the parish, especially the four brothers currently at St. Al’s: Bros. Paul Hoffman, Will Halloway and Bob Dzubinski and Fr. Ted Cassidy.”

Read the article from the Cleveland diocesan website>>>

Read a history of Marianist education in Cleveland>>>

Bros. John Lemker and Charles Johnson at the construction site of the new Dayton novitiate

THREE QUESTIONS WITH…

Bro. Charles Johnson, assistant director of novices, works with Marianist novices through a year of formation and studies in Dayton, Ohio.

What’s the goal of the work you and Fr. Chris Wittmann share?

Our goal is to help form novices into the unique identity of a Marianist religious brother. We work with them to discern whether this is the life they are called to.

The novice community includes Justin Quiroz, 24, a Texas native; Allen Pacquing, 43, a Filipino-American raised in Hawai’i; as well as two young Korean aspirants, Joo Sung Hyuck Choi and Peter Sueng Cheol Choi. How does this diversity affect your work?

Allen, Joo, Peter and Justin bring youthful energy and life to the community. They bring the gift of their culture. We are working especially hard with Joo and Peter on language skills.

What is an aspect of your work that brings you joy?

I find joy and energy working with our young candidates and brothers.  We have been blessed with fine young men who want to become professed Marianists. They have taught me many “Marianist things” along the way and I am grateful to God for them.

Learn more about the Marianist formation process>>> 

ST. ANTHONY PARISH HOSTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS FOR LIFE RETREAT

Participants who attended the “FAITH FULL” retreat hosted by St. Anthony Parish in Maui

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Maui hosted a retreat for high school students on Aug. 8-9. In addition to area students, members of nearby parishes also attended. The theme was “FAITH FULL” and was led by Catholic musician Joe Melendrez, who was assisted by his wife Noelle. The newlyweds were married in July and minister at Chaminade College Preparatory in California. Fr. Roland Bunda serves as St. Anthony’s pastor, and Art Fillazar is the parish’s youth/LIFE moderator and retreat organizer.

“SEMI-VIRTUAL” LAY COMMUNITY MEETS IN CALIFORNIA

The Kukalama Lay Marianist community held its annual meeting in California from Aug. 1-3. Kukalama calls itself “a semi-virtual” community, as members draw from different locales, including the San Francisco Bay area, Honolulu and Philadelphia. Sitting, Cristin Fong holding Lily and Elise Fong, Lianne Casupang holding Anna Casupang, and Jamieson Fong holding Liam Fong; middle, JJ Boesen, Chachi Boesen, Christopher Xavier Casupang and Jameson Datoc; back, Virginia Boesen, Rick Boesen, Christopher Casupang, Julie Nagasako, Mary Ann Datoc and Alex Datoc. Not pictured, Francine Cruz, Toni Mesina and AJ Datoc. Courtesy Alex. Learn more about Lay Marianists>>>

“GIVE IT A YEAR”: BRO. NORMAN CAPINPIN’S PATH TO BECOMING A MARIANIST

Bro. Norman Capinpin on the job as an educator. Courtesy Derrek Miyahara

 ”Give it a year” became Bro. Norman Capinpin’s mantra. Even when he was uncertain, Bro. Norman was determined to “give it a year.” First, he plunged into a year of Marianist volunteer service. Then came a year of living in the Marianist aspirancy community, the first step in becoming a Marianist brother. “Sometimes I was nervous. But I would pray and think, ‘God hasn’t failed me yet,’” he says.

That once-uncertain path has come full circle for Bro. Norman, who graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2004 and professed first vows as a Marianist in 2012. He then returned to Hawai’i, where he served as a religion teacher and campus minister at Saint Louis School, a Marianist-sponsored school near the university. He’s now serving in the alumni and development office at Junipero Serra High School in Los Angeles.

“It’s crazy to think that 10 years after I graduated, this is where I would be,” he says with a smile. “There is no way I could have predicted it.”

Read the full story on Bro. Norman on pg. 16 of the Summer 2014 issue of ALIVE magazine>>>

Learn more about vocations with the Society of Mary>>>

SPOTLIGHT ON 2014 MARIANIST JUBILARIANS

Each year, the Marianist Family recognizes brothers and priests celebrating milestone anniversaries of their first profession of vows in the Society of Mary. Marianist priests also are honored on the anniversaries of their ordinations. Each issue of FamilyOnline through October will profile jubilarians and pay tribute to their dedication to the Marianist mission.

Fr. Tim Dwyer, 60 years of profession: “What has been most rewarding throughout these 60 years has been living in community and working side-by-side with men committed to embodying the spirit of Jesus and Mary in their lives and in the lives of others.” Read more>>>
Fr. Tim Eden, 50 years of profession: “It is the Society that taught me how to love scripture. That has sustained me throughout the years. And it is the Society that taught me to love Mary and appreciate the power of her presence and meaning in the church.” Read more>>>
Bro. John Habjan, 50 years of profession: “It was at Cathedral Latin School that I first met members of the Society of Mary. The Marianists enjoyed their life. They witnessed a life of prayer, living a community life of sharing and laughter, a commitment to the ministry of education, and they tended to play practical jokes on each other.” Read more>>>
Fr. Ed Jach, 50 years of ordination. “My serious reflection on life as a Marianist started in 1945 when Bro. Anthony Sobocinski, my homeroom teacher at Don Bosco High School in Milwaukee, innocently asked why I was taking Latin. Of course it was part of the curriculum at that time, but I innocently responded that maybe, someday, I might want to be a priest.” Read more>>>

LOOK FAMILIAR?

Marianist Family founders Marie Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous (Joanne McCracken), Blessed William Joseph Chaminade (Bro. Tom Wendorf) and Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon (Sr. Nicole Trahan) made guest appearances at the Lay Marianist Assembly this summer. See more images on FamilyOnline’s flickr site, which includes reader-submitted snapshots that you can download to keep. Please share your snapshots of parties, gatherings and other events. Email them to Editor Amy George Rush.
UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE, PEACE AND INTEGRITY OF CREATION

The Province Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation and the Marianist Environmental Education Center collaborate to provide education, advocacy, prayer and engagement opportunities to promote a healthy, sustainable earth. Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI, director of MEEC, and Brian Reavey, director of JPIC, have developed strategies for advancing the integrity of creation in the Marianist Family and beyond.

Sr. Leanne Jablonski Brian Reavey

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH

The People’s Climate March is set for Sept. 21 in New York City, and local participation is encouraged. On Sept. 23, world leaders will attend the Climate Summit 2014 at the U.N. to advance the need for a  universal, legal climate agreement. If you plan to attend or get involved locally, email Brian. Read a Marianist prayer resource and visit Green Faith’s website for information about interfaith and community resources.

CATHOLIC CLIMATE COVENANT

The Catholic Climate Covenant is offering three opportunities for partnership:

1. “Catholics & Climate” panel discussions are taking place this fall in St. Louis (Sept. 24), Pittsburgh (Oct. 14), Dayton (Oct. 25), Philadelphia (Nov. 11), and Cincinnati (Nov. 13).
2. Sign the St. Francis Pledge as an individual, community, and/or institution.
3. Participate in a community learning activity, “From Pope Francis, to St. Francis to You,” using online videos and downloadable curricula.

Visit Catholic Climate Covenant’s website for more information, including downloadable materials and instructions.

MSJC VOLUNTEERS HELP STAFF LAY ASSEMBLY

Members of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative volunteered at the triennial Lay Marianist Assembly held July 24-27 in San Antonio. Front, Lauren Olson, Pati Krasensky, Tara Poling, Michela Buccini, Clare Acosta and Beth Garascia; back, Matt Meyers, Rob Brodrick, Matt Dunn, Brian Halderman and Jim Vogt. Courtesy MSJC
WHO’S DOING WHAT AROUND THE PROVINCE
 Provincial Marty Solma was featured in an article published by the Nonprofit Quarterly about the University of Dayton’s recent fossil fuel divestment. Read the article>>>
 The University of Dayton and the Province Office of Development have initiated a scholarship fund in honor of Fr. Paul Marshall. This scholarship will allow African-American students from Cleveland to attend UD, two ministry locations important to Paul. The Province has pledged $25,000 in matching funds. Contact Allison Hewitt in development.
 Sr. Leanne Jablonski FMI, Ph.D., director of the Marianist Environmental Education Center, recently completed her term as the chair of the Environmental Justice Section of the Ecological Society of America and presented about ecology and energy literacy, justice and faith communities at ESA’s conference in Sacramento, Calif. In anticipation of Pope Francis‘ encyclical on the environment and MEEC’s partnership work with the Catholic Climate Covenant, she co-organized a Catholics and ecologists dinner and dialogue.
PRAYERS FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS

 

REMEMBERING OUR BROTHERS AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE WALKED IN FAITH

Bro. Richard Roesch, 1987

Bro. Richard, 2012

Bro. Richard Roesch (San Antonio), 91, who died Sept. 2, 2014, in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. The Marianist Residence community will have a visitation and pray the rosary for Bro. Richard on Sept. 7. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sept. 8 in the chapel at the Marianist Residence. Fr. William Meyer will preside and represent the Provincial Council. Fr. William Behringer will be the homilist. Burial follows the Mass at the Marianist Cemetery at St. Mary’s University. Read Bro. Richard’s obituary. View more photos of Bro. Richard>>>

Fr. Paul Vieson Fr. Paul

Fr. Paul Vieson (Dayton), 74, who died Aug. 6, 2014, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. The visitation and Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Paul was Aug. 13 at Queen of Apostles Chapel. Fr. Jack McGrath presided, and Fr. Thomas Thompson was the homilist. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Read Fr. Paul’s obituary.  View more photos of Fr. Paul>>>

Bro. Segundo Eguiluz Guinea (Province of Spain), 91, who died Aug. 8, 2014, in Logroño, Spain. May he rest in peace. Bro. Segundo’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Bro. Valentín Sopelana (Province of Spain), 85, who died July 30, 2014, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Valentín’s obituary.

Vince Bruns, Catherine Bush, Marguerite (Margie) Foley, Lisa Howard, Peter Kiscoan, Ted Ley Sr., Pura Maus, Richard Rynazewski, and Michelle, Elna and Bruce Yaeger. Read more>>>

Individuals in need of prayers for healing. Read more>>>

Obituaries of Marianist brothers and priests since 2007. Read more >>>

  FROM OUR MARIANIST SCHOOLS 

READ MORE ABOUT MARIANIST EDUCATION

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. On Aug. 23, hundreds of St. Mary’s University volunteers spent a Saturday doing good for those in need at 50 sites in San Antonio. Called “Continuing the Heritage,” the effort takes place twice a year and brings together the university community for projects such as graffiti abatement, yardwork, packaging and delivering food and clothing for the poor, and working with children and animals. See more photos>>>
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. On Sept. 26, St. Mary’s High School will host Bishop DuBourg High School in the “Shoe Game,” the annual football game between the rival schools in St. Louis. This year marks the first time the schools are partnering off the field, raising funds and awareness for the World Pediatric Project. The schools have “adopted” the cases of two Latin American children in need of complex medical treatment and want to raise $5,000 for each. Read a story about the game from the St. Louis Review.
St. Mary’s student Joe Dattoli outfits Erickson Hernandez with St. Mary’s gear during an announcement about the “Shoe Game.” Photo by Sid Hastings

AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR: BRO. BOB POLITI

Congratulations to Bro. Bob Politi, who is beginning his 50th year of teaching at Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati. In 1967he established a program for students with learning disabilities at Purcell Marian. The comprehensive four-year program — the first of its kind offered in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati — has since evolved into the Student Support Services Team for students with learning and developmental disabilities. The SSST serves a quarter of the students attending Purcell Marian. Read more about Bro. Bob’s legacy in the Fall 2010 issue of ALIVE magazine. Photo courtesy Skip Peterson.

RESOURCES 

JOB OPENINGS

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, a Marianist-sponsored high school in Hollywood, Fla., seeks applications for the role of president. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, experienced Catholic educator and administrator who has demonstrated the ability to formulate and implement a long-range strategic plan. Learn more>>>

CANDIDATES FOR SAINTHOOD

Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the postulator general for Marianist causes, shares with FamilyOnline readers his September message, A Fresh Look at Chaminade. “If we look into Blessed Chaminade’s heart,” he writes, “we find that he is truly a person of principle and courage.” Learn more about Marianist saints >>>

UPCOMING FEAST DAYS

Sept. 5: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles
Sept. 8: Birth of Mary
Sept. 12: The Holy Name of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Sept. 18: Blesseds Carlos Eraña, Fidel Fuidio, Jesus Hita, martyrs
Oct. 2: The Holy Guardian Angels

NEWSLETTERS

  •  Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative
  •  Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities

MARIANIST BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday to Fr. Norb Burns, who recently turned 90. Here he speaks to some of the 300 guests who attended a birthday party in his honor hosted by the University of Dayton. Courtesy Zoey Xue ’16. See more photos>>>

Editor: Amy George Rush; assistant: Ann Mueller. This monthly 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 2014 FamilyOnline production schedule and submission instructions. 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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