Volume 3, Number 14
A new Province initiative that will examine how membership is symbolized in the Province of the United States has been announced by the Provincial Council. Bro. Stephen Glodek outlines the goals of the initiative, named the "Chaminade Project,” in his Provincial Letter 9 (11 July 2004). The project was inspired by a proposal from Fr. Joe Kozar and will promote widespread veneration of our Blesseds and Venerables and will create new rituals and symbols for the Province. "Hopefully, this project will touch the soul of our new Province," Bro. Stephen said.
The committee coordinating the efforts for the Chaminade Project is: Fr. Joe Kozar, chair; and Bros. Reinaldo Berríos, Brian Halderman, Charles Johnson, Tom Pieper and Bob Resing. To read Provincial Letter 9, please click here:
PROVINCIAL OFFICE NEWS
To read the recently revised list of "Provincial Council Responsibilities and Liaisons," please click here:
With Bro. Mike O'Grady's appointment to the Provincial Council, he becomes a member of the Provincial Chapter by right. His elected seat on the Chapter will remain vacant until the spring 2005 Chapter elections.
MARIANIST FORMATORS MEET IN NAIROBI
The International Meeting of Marianist Formators was held June 13-July 11 in Nairobi, Kenya, with more than 40 Marianist brothers and 10 Marianist sisters attending from around the world. The meeting helps orient young formators and addresses many facets of formation, including the Guide for Formation. Fr. George Cerniglia and his organizing team coordinated the meeting. Participating from the Province of the United States were Fr. Dave McGuigan, Bro. Ed Longbottom, Bro. Tom Giardino and brothers from all four developing regions.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. George H. Dury (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 98, who died June 17, 2004, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. Bro. George's funeral Mass was held June 22 at Queen of Apostles Chapel. The celebrant was Fr. John Mulligan, one of George's postulants; Fr. Eldon Reichert was homilist. Fr. John said, "He was a saint then, and he is a saint now." Also in attendance were Bro. Jim Vorndran and Bro. Dave Schmitz, who with Fr. Eldon lived with Bro. George in Karonga from 1965-69. To read Bro. George's obituary, please click here:
Benson Kirangah Kihiko, father of Bro. Gabriel Kirangah (Region of Eastern Africa). May he rest in peace.
Dorothy Mentel, 80, who died June 22, 2004, after a long illness. May she rest in peace. Dorothy was a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Milwaukee.
Isidore DeRego, 75, who died of cancer. May he rest in peace. Isidore was a Lay Marianist Affiliate and graduate of Saint Louis School in Hawaii.
Charles William Landin, 79, former Marianist; Daniel Green, 50, former Marianist novice; and the father of Charles Lum Kee, a former Marianist, all of whom died in June 2004. May they rest in peace.
GRAND BASIN, FOREST PARK, ST. LOUIS
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. Joseph Becker (Marianist Hall, Honolulu), who has been diagnosed with pneumonia and a recurrence of cancer and is receiving hospice care.
Bro. Paul Boeckerman (Mercy Siena, Dayton), who is suffering from congestive heart failure and emphysema. Bro. Paul is receiving hospice care.
Rebecca Betz, who had back surgery on June 25. Rebecca is the sister of Bro. David Betz (DeSales Crossings, Cincinnati).
Joe Abel, who is recuperating from heart surgery. Joe is the brother of Bro. Jim Abel (Findlay Street, Cincinnati).
Tim Prevou, 14, who has been diagnosed with an immune system disorder. Tim is the son of Lay Marianist Affiliates Nicki and Kevin Prevou.
Jeff Weisbruch, 42, who had surgery for brain cancer. Jeff is the nephew of the late Bros. Fred and Otto Weisbruch.
PRAYER INTENTIONS FROM THE GA
To read the prayer intentions from the General Administration in Rome dated June 21, 2004, please click here:
TWO BROTHERS, FOUR GIRAFFES
TWO GROUPS TO CONNECT IN KENTUCKY
Bro. Victor Forlani (Washington Street, Dayton) reports that two groups - the Task Force on the Interaction of Faith and Culture and the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative - will meet July 22-25 in Covington, Ky., to discern how current trends might affect future ministries in the Marianist family, especially in social justice areas. Bro. Victor's paper, "How Do We Connect," will be the basis for the dialogue. Comments or questions about the meeting may be directed to Bro. Victor, co-chair of the task force, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARIANIST SISTERS' NEW PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
ORDINATION DAY IN ROME
DOCUMENTS FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
To read the July 1, 2004, issue of Via Latina from the General Administration in Rome, please click here
To read the "S.M. 3 Offices" (No. 110 - June 15, 2004) by Bro. Javier Anso from the General Administration in Rome titled, "Distribution of the Funds of the General Administration from the year 2003," please click here:
To read "Causes Marianistes" (No. 41 - June 2004) from the General Postulator in Rome, Fr. Antonio Soldà, please click here:
"GOD THE BUILDER" AT CAPE MAY
We offer prayers and best wishes for the following brothers who are making changes this summer:
MARIANIST LIFE (TEXAS) MEETS AT NOTRE DAME
Congratulations to the following brothers who have accepted three-year director assignments, effective Aug. 15, 2004. We pray for their ministry.
The Provincial Council thanks Bro. Paul Hoffman and Fr. Terry Weik, who served as acting directors of their communities for the past year and have accepted a full term of service as directors.
INDIAN RETREAT FOR TEMPORARY PROFESSED
"REDS" ANNUAL REPORT
Bro. Joseph Darwin, executive director of Ragpickers Education & Development Scheme (REDS) in Bangalore, India, sends along the organization's annual report. Bro. Basant Kujur is director of REDS in Ranchi, and Jaya Paul is the program director for the REDS Skill Training Center. To read the report, please click here: (Note: file is 6 MB download)
ROCKIN' DOC'S LIGHT SHOW
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Bro. Brian Halderman's (Washington St., Dayton) participation in a four-day fast at the United States Supreme Court to protest the death penalty was covered by the Catholic News Service (CNS). About 30 other protestors joined the eleventh annual fast and vigil, "Starvin' for Justice," which was held June 29-July 2 and organized by the Abolitionist Action Committee.
Bro. Bill Bolts (Moorpark Ave., San Jose, Calif.) reports that Queen of Apostles Parish in San Jose was recognized for its outstanding adult program in a national "Best Practices" study in parish adult faith formation, sponsored by the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives. Bro. Bill is the parish's adult faith formation director.
JILL PFEIFFER JOINS COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
A warm welcome to Jill Pfeiffer, who has been named senior editor in the Province Communications Office. Jill will be responsible for ALIVE magazine as well as other communications functions. Jill graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism in magazine writing and production. For more than 15 years, she was creative director of Pfeiffer plus Company, a St. Louis communications firm. She also worked for the news office and Office of the University Publisher at Harvard University. Jill's first day will be July 29, 2004; she can be contacted at email@example.com after that time.
BEV ROMBACH TO DEPART PROVINCE STAFF
Bev Rombach, secretary to the Assistant Provincial, has accepted the position of development director for Loyola Academy, a Jesuit middle school in St. Louis. Bev’s last day in the Province offices will be Aug. 6, 2004. "I look forward to continuing my long relationship with the Marianists and their ministries," Bev said. Congratulations and best wishes to Bev in her new position.
PART-TIME LITURGY COORDINATOR. St. Mark Parish in Denton, Texas, seeks a part-time liturgy coordinator. Contact Fr. John Klobuka at 940.387.6223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRO. STEVE SPEAKS TO LAW STUDENTS
OUT AND ABOUT
To read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis, please click here:
THE BOOK BAG
Three books are now available from the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS). To order, e-mail email@example.com.
"Jalons," the English translation of "Jalons d'Histoire sur la Route de Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade," by Bro. Joseph Verrier. Marianist historian Bro. Lawrence Cada says the four-volume set is the "most definitive . . . account of William Joseph Chaminade's life." ($50 plus postage)
RACIAL SOBRIETY WORKSHOP
GOLDEN & SILVER JUBILARIANS IN 2004
We celebrate the jubilees of 39 members of the Society of Mary this year from the Province of the United States, whose combined years of service are more than 2,300 years of religious profession and almost 300 years of ordained ministry. Congratulations to all! We will include photos of every jubilarian in FamilyOnline in small groups. Jubilee celebrations have been held in San Antonio (April 24-25), Honolulu (May 14) and St. Louis (May 29). Upcoming celebrations include Douglaston, N.Y. (July 31), Dayton (August 15) and San Francisco (Sept. 4).
NEWS FROM INDIA. To read the July 2, 2004, newsletter from India, please click here:
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MYSTERY MARIANISTS UNVEILED . . .
The two are Bros. John Habjan and Charles Wanda (Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati), both of whom have left Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. The school's magazine Windows paid tribute to their many years of service to the school. Bro. John, the school's academic dean, is the new Provincial assistant director of education. Bro. Charles, chair of the school's art department, is retiring after 38 years at Moeller.
SUMMER SCHOOL IN KOREA
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