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Volume 12, Number 21
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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“TEACHING AS MINISTRY” EXPERIENCE BRINGS MARIANIST CULTURE TO LIFE

At the October 21 – 24 Teaching As Ministry experience, Luz Dominguez (Colegio San José, Puerto Rico), Matt Fuhs (Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Dayton), facilitator George Lisjak, Jason Kertz  (Chaminade College Preparatory, St. Louis) and Veronica Navarro (Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills, Calif.)

For more than 30 years, the Province has conducted the “Teaching as Ministry” experience for educators at Marianist-sponsored schools. Offered to faculty, staff and administrators, TAM’s goals are to facilitate an understanding of what a Marianist education means and to deepen participants’ knowledge of Marianist spirituality. The workshop reinforces the idea that working with young people is more than a job — it is a ministry.

From Oct. 21 – 24, the Province hosted TAM at the Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning in Dayton. The event was facilitated by George Lisjak, director of Marianist educational studies and partnerships, and Kathy Reese, a former teacher at Monsignor Hackett High School in Kalamazoo, Mich., who has been assisting with TAM for several years. Thirty-four educators from 15 Marianist-sponsored schools attended the experience. “TAM brings together Marianist educators to reflect, share, socialize, learn and pray,” said George. “This group seemed to genuinely enjoy doing all of these, and Kathy and I enjoyed being with them.”

Learn more about Marianist education.

Clockwise from top left, Cristina Nahra (Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, Cleveland), Matthew Coryell  (Chaminade, St. Louis), Noelle Nader (Chaminade, Calif.) and Edward Bradford (Central Catholic High School, San Antonio); Stephan Baccari (Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco), Vanessa Hyland (St. Laurence College, Dublin, Ireland) and Shawn Wyss (St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis); facilitators George Lisjak and Kathy Reese; and Kamil Berrios (Colegio San José) and Caty Farwick (Chaminade Julienne). Below, TAM participants. Photos courtesy Julie Walling

MARIANIST WORLD DAY OF PRAYER CELEBRATED AROUND THE GLOBE

On Oct. 13, Marianist Family members celebrated the Marianist World Day of Prayer in different ways. Here are several of the day’s events.

 DAYTON

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About 50 Lay Marianists and vowed religious gathered at the McGinnis Center at the University of Dayton for a prayer event titled, “Like Mary we come together to pray and ponder,” sponsored by the Dayton Marianist Family Council. Prayer time was followed by discussions. Left, council member Kevin Wiesnewski (Well Community); right, participants in small-group activities.

AFRICA

Marianist Family members from the Matero Boys School gathered to pray at St. Joseph Chapel in Zambia.

BANGALORE, INDIA

Brothers in Bangalore celebrated Marianist World Day of Prayer at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Tamil Nadu. See more photos.

DESALES CROSSINGS PRESENTS “ORIENTATION TO MARIANIST LIFE”

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Participants in the “Orientation to Marianist Life” program, hosted by the DeSales Crossings community in Cincinnati

The DeSales Crossings Marianist Community  in Cincinnati presented “Orientation to Marianist Life” on Oct. 14. New staffers of Purcell Marian High School; St. Francis de Sales parish and grade school; and the HELP program were introduced to the theme, “Setting and Feasting at the Marianist Table.” About 30 people attended the presentation, which included dinner and discussion. Ben Dougherty, a teacher at Purcell Marian, spoke to the group about Blessed Chaminade and his mission.

NORTHEAST MARIANIST FAMILY COUNCIL HOSTS MEETING, CELEBRATIONS

At the Oct. 12 meeting of the Northeast Marianist Family Council, Phil Forte, Tina Bauman, Joanne McCraken, Bro. Stan Zubek, Sue Kovack, Carol Weiss, Kevin Weiler, Bro. Jesse O’Neill, Bro. Stephen Glodek, Fr. Rich Kuhn, Pati Krasensky and Linda Zappacosta

On Oct. 12, the Northeast Marianist Family Council held its bi-annual meeting at the Marianist Center in Philadelphia. Members also celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar and the Marianist World Day of Prayer. Bro. Jack Ventura delivered a presentation, “Dreaming the Marianist Dream,” about the Marianist founders’ visions of a new way of living the Gospel.

 MARIANIST GALLERIES HOST VINTAGE BRO. MEL SHOW

Visit the Marianist Galleries in Kirkwood, Mo., this November to experience vintage art by Bro. Mel Meyer. The free show, “Something Old, Something New, Something Large: A visual Thanksgiving feast for your eyes,” runs through the end of the month. Visit the gallery’s website for hours and directions.

“CALLED TO BE A WITNESS OF SAINTS”: THE MADRID MARTYRS

  Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the postulator general for Marianist causes, shares his November message with FamilyOnline readers. “I am indebted to Bro. John Samaha for sending this biography about our four Madrid martyrs, whose feast day is Nov. 6: Blessed Miguel, Florencio, Sabino and Joaquín,” says Fr. Paul. “This month we become conscious of the Communion of Saints and give thanks to God that from our own number we have intercessors in heaven.” Learn more about Marianist saints.
WHO’S DOING WHAT
 Fr. Dave Paul will direct the Marianist Mission’s 11-day pilgrimage to Paris and Normandy from April 23 – May 14. Read a brochure.  
 Lay Marianist Susan Vogt has written new book, “Blessed by Less: Clearing your life of clutter by living lightly,” which will be published in December. Read more about Marianist Family members’ thoughts on living a simpler life beginning on pg. 8 of the current issue of ALIVE magazine. To order a copy of “Blessed by Less” and receive a 25 percent discount, go to http://www.loyolapress.com and search for Susan Vogt. Use discount code: 4331.
PRAYERS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF…

Bro. Peter Loehr (Marianist Residence, San Antonio), 82, who died Oct. 14, 2013, in San Antonio. May he rest in peace. The Marianist Residence community had a visitation and prayed the rosary for Bro. Peter on Oct. 21. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 22 in the chapel at the Marianist Residence. Fr. Paul Marshall was the presider and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. John Manahan was the homilist. Burial followed the Mass at the Marianist Cemetery at St. Mary’s University. Read Bro. Peter’s obituary.

Bro. Melvin Meyer (Curé of Ars Marianist Community, St. Louis), 85, who died Oct. 12, 2013, in St. Louis. May he rest in peace. Visitation and a prayer service for Bro. Mel were held at the chapel of St. John Vianney High School on Oct. 17. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 18 at Vianney. Fr. Martin Solma presided and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. Tim Kenney gave the homily. Vandy Neis delivered a eulogyBurial followed at the Maryhurst cemetery. Read Bro. Mel’s obituary. Read stories about Bro. Mel in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Nashville Scene and the South County Times.

A selection of works by Bro. Mel Meyer

Fr. Jean Cazes (Province of France), 86, who died Oct. 16, 2013 in Valence d’Albi, France. May he rest in peace. Fr. Jean’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.

Paul Behlmann, Jim Browning, Sr., Robert Cassidy, Ty Ann Edwards, Joseph Neff, Shogo Nishida and Ken Young. Read more.

READ THE OBITUARIES OF MARIANIST BROTHERS AND PRIESTS SINCE 2007.

HILLS & DALES PARK, DAYTON, OHIO

 
Photo courtesy Bro. Phil Aaron

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF…

Fr. Gerald Chinchar (Dayton)

Bro. William Fackovec (Dayton)

Bro. James Fitzgibbons (San Antonio)

Fr. Sylverius Kerketta (District of India)

Bro. Howard Lohrey (Cincinnati)

Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino, Calif.)

Fr. Joseph Marshall (San Antonio)

Bro. Raymond Martin (Dayton)

Bro. Patrick McMahon (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Richard Olsen (Cleveland, Ohio)

Fr. David Paul (St. Louis)

Archbishop Raymond Roussin (Canada)

Fr. Thomas Stanley (Dayton)

Fr. Joseph Stefanelli (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Alexius Toppo (District of India)

Bro. James Vorndran (Wailuku, Maui, Hawai’i)

Bro. Robert Wiethorn (Dayton)

Sr. Stephanie Morales, FMI (San Antonio)

Chandarao A., Shuko Lungu, Kevin McArdle, Mary Nagamani N., Roberta Oleniczak, Mark Otumba, Cynthia Ramos, Curt Reno, Clayton Scott and Laura Wiley. Read more..

FROM THE SCHOOLS…
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“THE PARK AT ST. MARY’S” DEBUTS TO RAVE REVIEWS

President Thomas Mengler addressed the crowd at the dedication.

St. Mary’s University has opened The Park at St. Mary’s, a modern, multi-use complex capable of hosting NCAA championship events. It features upgraded facilities for athletes and fans and new facilities including courts and a stadium. “These facilities put us in a league of our own,” said President Thomas Mengler. Construction on the $17.3 million complex began in spring 2012. Bexar County’s Community Venues Program contributed a $6 million grant.

“For more than a century and a half, St. Mary’s has been developing the mind, the spirit and the body of young people on the West Side of San Antonio,” said the Honorable Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio. “This beautiful project is one more in that terrific history.” Read more from St. Mary’s.

The façade of the new baseball stadium, Dickson Stadium. Photo courtesy Bro. Al Gillis
bible Dr. Robert B. O’Connor of St. Mary’s University’s theology department points out some of the intricate details of the St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition. Courtesy Today’s Catholic

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. St. Mary’s University unveiled a rare acquisition — a full-size Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible, the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible to be commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in more than 550 years. St. Mary’s seven-volume set is No. 69 of a limited edition of 299 created from the original Bible.

The bible is a gift from John and Susan Morrison of Minnesota. “We have acquired this not only for our use at St. Mary’s University,” said President Thomas Mengler, “but for the wider community in the archdiocese, San Antonio and beyond.” Read more from Today’s Catholic.

  UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. UD is profiled in an eight-page article in the October 2013 issue of US Airways Magazine. “UD empowers students through business partnerships, human rights programs, and a bold vision for making college affordable again,” writes Nancy OakleyRead the article
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, SAN ANTONIO. On Oct. 11, Central Catholic dedicated and blessed the Michael David Elizondo Library Resource Center, which houses a new library/conference center and seven additional classrooms. Fr. Richard Wosman, president, presided at the blessing. Dedication speeches were given by Robert Elizondo ’62, and his wife Anna (left). The Elizondos pledged a considerable gift to name the new building after their son Michael, who died in 2012. Read more
Biomedical engineering student and October’s Engineer of the month, Cameron Ingram. CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. Alumnus Cameron Ingram is being recognized as the “engineer of the month” by the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) for his outstanding academic performance and community involvement. Cameron was among the first group of CJ students to enroll in the school’s “Project Lead The Way” biomedical sciences and engineering curriculum as a senior in 2008-09. Read more.
CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREPARATORY, HOLLYWOOD, FLA. At an all-school liturgy on Oct. 15, a group of 14 adults joined CM’s Lay Marianist community. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski presided at the Mass. The community was founded in 2001, and members meet monthly to build community in the Marianist tradition and serve the CM community. Members of the vowed Marianist community extend a blessing on the Lay Marianists.
ST. ANTHONY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, WAILUKU, MAUI. St. Anthony students created and signed a celebratory banner for Bro. John Totten, who turned 100 on Oct. 21. They mailed the gift to Bro. John at the Marianist Residence in San Antonio. Thank you, St. Anthony’s, and happy birthday, Bro. John!
ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Congratulations to St. Mary’s religion teacher Bill Godefroid (center), a recipient of the Cardinal Rigali Service Award. From left, Kevin Hacker (principal), Msgr. Mark Rivituso ’78 (vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Louis), Bill, Bishop Edward Rice ’79 and Jane Goff (associate principal)

LAY MARIANIST AFFILIATES HOLD AUTUMN RETREATS

The Capernaum Lay Marianist Affiliates from Milwaukee, Wis., gathered for a retreat on Sept. 28. Fr. Al McMenamy served as the facilitator. Sr. Marie Therese (St. Joseph of Cluny, County Cork, Ireland), joined the affiliates for the retreat. Seated, Sr. Marie, Millie Konieczny, Marge Gawlik, Grace Barrette, Anne Burr, Bud Barrette and Noreen Bernet; standing, Jeanne Burch, Sue Pfohl, Rolly and Elaine Acker, Sue Ujcich, Ken Pfohl, Fr. Al, Herb Bernet, Dorothy and Jerry Parzych and Emil Ujcich
classified CLASSIFIEDS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. The University of Dayton’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community is seeking an assistant director of community engaged learning. Read a job description and application instructions.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING. Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School seeks a financial professional to serve as the school’s director of finance and accounting. Read a job description and application instructions.

 

NEWSLETTER CENTRAL

INDIA. Read the October 2013 newsletter from the District of India.

IO-MLC. Read the October 2013 issue of Gifts & Tasks from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

MSJC. Read the October 2013 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

BLOGGERS
PROVINCE BIRTHDAYS

OCTOBER

30        Leo Slay

31        Robert Maruyama, Eugene Meyerpeter, Christopher Wittmann

NOVEMBER

1          Oscar Vasquez

2          James Contadino

3          Cletus Behlmann

7          Daniel Stupka, Joseph Tedesco

10        Brian Halderman, Edward Jach

11        Joseph Hartzler

12        Rajesh Lakra

14        James McKay

15        Paul Prakash J., Thomas Redmond

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 2013 FamilyOnline production 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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