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PROFESSION OF FIRST VOWS CELEBRATED IN RANCHI, INDIA
On June 16, 2007, four novices professed first vows in Ranchi, India. The new brothers are: Bros. John Paul, Vinod V.T., Julius Tete and Kumar Mariachinnappan. Fr. Santosh Tudu was the main celebrant, and Fr. D’Cruz Nicholas, novice director, was delegated by Fr. Pragasam Thathappa, district superior, to receive the vows. After vows, Bro. John will teach at Morning Star School in Nepal. Bro. Julius will serve at the Ragpickers’ Education and Development Scheme ministry in Ranchi. Bro. Kumar will serve at REDS in Bangalore, and Bro. Vinod will teach at the Chaminade training institute in Patna. Congratulations and our prayers for the new brothers!
FIVE ADDITIONAL BROTHERS ELECTED AS CHAPTER MEMBERS
Congratulations to Fr. Roland Bunda, Bro. Lester Kaehler, Bro. Frank O’Donnell, Fr. Stephen Tutas and Fr. Richard Wosman, who have been elected to three year terms on the Provincial Chapter (2007-2010). The complete election results were mailed to brothers this week. The other members of the new Provincial Chapter are shown below. Our prayers for the Provincial Chapter members as they discern the future of the Province.
VOCATION OFFICE PRESENTS AT RETREAT IN SAN ANTONIO
Bro. Ralph Neumann, Sr. Gretchen Trautman and Bro. Mike Sullivan participated in the Life Awareness Retreat sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Antonio June 1 to June 3 in San Antonio. The retreat was attended by more than 40 participants ages 16 to 38. Sr. Gretchen presented on formation in a religious order, and Bro. Mike spoke on living life as a religious. Bro. Ralph participated in the Emmaus Walk activity.
NEWS FROM VOCATIONS
WEST HILLS COMMUNITY HOSTS SUMMER DISCERNMENT DAY
Contacts Mike Chiuri, Brandon Paluch and Mike Schulz, Inquirer Arthur Fitzmaurice and Aspirant Ray Dominguez joined the West Hills community on June 16 for an afternoon of “food for the body and soul,” according to Bro. Jim Wisecaver. Others in attendance included Bros. Tony Pistone, Skip Matthews, Urban Naal and LeRoy Viera.
FAUSTINO HOUSE HOSTS LIVE-IN EXPERIENCE IN LUSAKA
Eleven participants completed a five-week “live-in” experience June 15 at the Faustino Formation Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Bro. Erick Otiende, community and recruitment director, organized the event, with assistance from Bro. Timothy Mazundah and Novices George Sakala and Innocent Chikwanda. The participants assisted with pastoral work at places arranged by Bro. Erick and heard talks on human development, community life, Mary and Marianist history from brothers from the Matero community. At its meeting in August, the Council of the District of Eastern Africa will select the new aspirancy class.
Alan Smith (Dublin, Ireland) has withdrawn from the aspirancy program. We thank Alan for his time with us and wish him God's blessing on his future.
JUBILARIANS CELEBRATE AT NEW MARIANIST CENTER IN CUPERTINO
Five jubiliarians were honored at special celebration June 10 in the Chapel of the Marianist Martyrs at the new Marianist Center in Cupertino, Calif. Celebrating their profession were Bro. José Degorio (50 years), Fr. John McEnhill (60 years) and Bro. Joseph (Wasy) Wasielewski (70 years). Fr. Thomas Hogan (70 years) and Fr. Tim Kenney (25th sacerdotal), were unable to attend the celebration. Fr. Dave Schuyler was the presider and received the renewal of vows. Fr. John Bolin was the homilist. Representing the Provincial Council was Bro. Mike O’Grady, assistant for religious life. Bro. Vince Wayer served as master of ceremonies for the dinner. Approximately 85 Marianists, friends and family attended.
BEATIFICATION DATE SET FOR MARIANIST MARTYRS
On October 28, 2007, four additional Marianist martyrs will be named blessed by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. They are: Padre Miguel Léibar Garay, Don Florencio Arnáiz Cejudo, Don Sabino Ayastuy Herrasti and Don Joaquin Ochoa Salazar. They will be beatified along with 494 others who were all martyred during the Spanish Civil War at the end of the 1930s. An English translation of Fr. José María Salaverri’s short biography of our new Blesseds is being prepared for distribution from the Provincial office in St. Louis.
MARIANIST VOLUNTEERS – THREE AMIGOS IN SAN ANTONIO
“I didn’t think we’d get along so well, so soon,” says Marianist volunteer Norman Capinpin of his two roommates and fellow volunteers, Chris Nieport and Jordan Kaderli, who live together in community in San Antonio. They’ve helped me grow and called me out when needed,” adds Chris. “Living in community with Chris and Norm has been my favorite part of the experience,” says Jordan. It’s unanimous: The San Antonio contingent of Marianist volunteers is a community that really clicks. Each goes his separate way by day. Chris assists students with education and life skills at the San Antonio Youth Center Youth Build Program. Jordan serves at Merced Housing, an organization that focuses on affordable housing for the poor, and Norman volunteers at San Antonio Urban Ministries in a variety of ways, including as the unofficial art teacher for an after school program. In the evening, the trio comes back together for prayer, dinner and conversation. Read more. There are still a few volunteer positions available for the 2007- 2008 year. For more information, contact Dan Richter or visit the Marianist Volunteer Program web pages.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE MARIANIST CENTER IN CUPERTINO
The brothers in Cupertino have moved in and are ready to show off their new place! View a slideshow of the new Marianist Center. View a video interview with Bro. John Haster regarding the construction of the facility and a video interview with community member Bro. Gene Frank. Bro. Gene also has created a new blog for the Marianist Center. Visit the blog. Photos courtesy of Bros. Jim Wisecaver, John Schlund and Brian Halderman. Videos courtesy of Bro. Brian Halderman.
MARIANIST SISTERS LAUNCH NEW WEB SITE
Novice Nicole Trahan announces the launch of the new Marianist sisters Web site (www.marianistsisters.org). The site provides an overview of the sisters and their mission, information about the formation process, news and a blog by Nicole.
BRO. MAX BEYER CELEBRATES 70TH JUBILEE IN DAYTON
COMMUNITY IN DAYTON WELCOMES NEW MARIANIST AFFILIATE
MERCY NEIGHBORHOOD MINISTRIES FEATURED IN NEW VIDEO
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Fr. Henri Coste (Province of France), 83, who died May 18, 2007, in Toulouse, France. May he rest in peace. Fr. Henri’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Fukuichi Matias Satowaki (Region of Japan), 105, who died May 28, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. May he rest in peace. Bro. Fukuichi’s obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Please pray also for Shirley Kenney and Marion June Knopp. Read more.
Editor's Note: Fr. Marty Solma and his family would like to thank the Province members for their prayers and support at the time of his father’s death. “The fraternal care was tangible,” said Fr. Marty. ”A special ‘thank you’ to the brothers in Cleveland and those who were able to attend his funeral.”
WESTERLAND ROSE, MOUNT SAINT JOHN, DAYTON
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Fr. Ray Middendorf (Lincoln Street, Hollywood, Fla.), who underwent surgery today to remove a tumor on his bladder.
Bro. Robert Resing (Maryland Avenue , St. Louis), who is undergoing cataract surgery on his left eye this week.
Bro. Leo Willett (Novitiate, Dayton), who is having leg problems. Bro. Leo will be going to the Marianist Residence in San Antonio for treatment.
Please pray also for Melanie Halley, Thomas Kenney, Ann Mueller, Msgr. Jack O’Connor, Tom Pitlyk and Helena Strauch. Read more.
ST. LAURENCE STUDENTS CAPTURE THE MOMENT, PREDICT FUTURE
It’s a tradition at St. Laurence College in Dublin, Ireland, for first year students to create a time capsule. Usually crafted from a cardboard box, the time capsule includes an autobiography of the student’s life and a list of hopes and dreams for the future. Predictions are included, along with homework journals and other trinkets typical of 13-year-olds. The time capsules are stored at school until the students graduate. According to Bro. Fred Rech, who teaches religion at St. Laurence, it is a really special time when the students open their time capsules on graduation day.
CELEBRATING FAUSTINO HOUSE COMPLETION IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
WHO'S DOING WHAT. . .
DAYTON MARIANISTS PARTICIPATE IN ANTI-RACISM MARCH
On May 21, members of the Marianist family in Dayton participated in the 19th annual Peace Bridge event, an annual march and prayer service to combat racism in the city. Participants marched to the Third Street Bridge that divides east and west Dayton, traditionally a borderline between whites and blacks in the city. The march encourages breaking down barriers. Sr. Leanne Jablonski, who also participated, was quoted in a story about the event in the June 15 issue of The Catholic Telegraph. Read the story.
FAUSTINO YOUTH GROUP MAKES PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE
MARCELLA ROAD COMMUNITY BIDS FAREWELL TO BRO. RICHARD
PARISH HONORS FACULTY, STAFF FROM COYLE HIGH SCHOOL
St. Peter Parish in Kirkwood, Mo., invites any Marianist who taught at the old Coyle High School to a celebration of the parish’s 175th anniversary on Sept. 23, 2007. Coyle High School was operated on the parish property from 1939 until 1960, when St. John Vianney High School opened nearby. The Coyle building is used as part of the parish’s elementary school. The Marianists as well as the Ursuline Sisters and lay teachers will be honored at the celebration, which includes Eucharist at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and a tour. If you cannot attend, you’re welcome to share memories or photos from Coyle. To RSVP or to send photos or memories, contact Ann Mueller or share online at www.stpeterkirkwood.org.
SAVE THE DATE…
St. Mary’s, Chaminade and St. John Vianney High Schools in St. Louis cordially invite all local Marianists to attend a gathering on Oct. 1, 2007, at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The day will include Eucharist at 9:30 a.m., brunch and a talk by John Findlater, a dynamic, inspirational speaker. The activities should conclude by 1:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP e-mail Mary Kay Fitzpatrick at St. John Vianney High School or call 314-965-4853, ext. 137.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY. Saint Louis School in Honolulu has an opening for a full-time chaplain. Position start date is August 2007. For more information, contact Bro. John Habjan.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION HELD IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA
INDIA. Read the May 2007 District of India newsletter.
CAPE MAY. Read the June 2007 issue of Beacon.com, the newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J.
CUPERTINO. Read the June 2007 newsletter from Fr. Steve Tutas.
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