Volume 4, Number 11
Tuesday, June 7, 2005

PROVINCE WEB SITE DEBUTS AT WWW.MARIANIST.COM

Welcome to the new Marianist Web site at www.marianist.com. Web sites are dynamic, evolving vehicles for communication, so feel free to offer suggestions to Diane Guerra or Jill Pfeiffer. We have lots of plans for the future of the site, and we appreciate your creative ideas! (Note that the PORTAL may be accessed on the home page.)

 

THREE MEN APPROVED FOR NOVITIATE IN DAYTON

The Provincial Council has approved the request of three aspirants to join the Dayton novitiate community in August—Stephen Paone and Robert Jones from the aspirancy community in San Antonio, and Roberto Rivera from the aspirancy community in Cleveland. Steve is from Boston, Bob is from Indianapolis, and Roberto hails from the Philippines. The Province sends its best wishes to these three men on their journey.
New novices, standing, Bob Jones; seated, Steve Paone (left) and Roberto Rivera

 

PROVINCIAL CHAPTER DELEGATES ARE ELECTED

Elected recently to serve two-year terms on the Provincial Chapter are Bro. Ed Brink, Fr. Roland Bunda, Bro. Francisco González, Bro. Charles Johnson, Fr. Steve Tutas, Bro. Oscar Vasquez, Bro. Ed Violett and Fr. Chris Wittmann. The results were announced in a May 26 letter from Provincial Stephen Glodek. There were 349 ballots cast. Congratulations to all. The Province also thanks the following individuals whose terms are completed for their hard work and wisdom: Fr. Chris Conlon, Bro. Jim Dods, Bro. Joe Grieshaber and Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth. The next two Provincial Chapters are Sept. 23-25, 2005, at the Oblate Retreat Center in San Antonio; and March 3-7, 2006, at MRCC in Eureka, Mo.

 

RETREATANTS EXPERIENCE AZTEC HERITAGE


Contact Fausto Sanchez donned an Aztec headdress and performed an Aztec dance to greet 20 retreatants at a discernment vocation retreat in California in late May. Fausto's heritage is Aztec. See retreat story below. Photo by Bro. Jim Wisecaver.

 

PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS

Congratulations to Bro. Roberto Hanss, who has been appointed by the Provincial as the first District Superior of Mexico. Our prayers and best wishes go with Bro. Roberto.

The following assignments have been made by the Provincial Council.
Unless noted, assignments are effective this summer.

Bro. Bill Farrell will work with the Marianist religious in Jocotales Chinautla, Guatemala, effective May 22, 2005.
Fr. Gerry Haby will be pastor at St. Michael Catholic Church in San Antonio effective June 1, with continued association with the Central Catholic Community in San Antonio.
Fr. Joseph Marshall (Casa San Juan, San Antonio) will live at the scholasticate community in Nairobi, Kenya, from Sept. 1 —Dec. 15, 2005.
Bro. Mike Murphy (Bangalore, India) will live at the Marycliff community in Eureka, Mo., for sabbatical until Aug. 30, 2005.
Bro. Tony Pistone (Waldron, St. Louis) will move to the Marianist community at West Hills, Calif.
Fr. Jim Schimelpfening will move to Meyer Hall, Dayton, with ministry at the University of Dayton in campus ministry and religious studies.
Bro. Bernard Zalewski (Mercy Siena, Dayton) will move to the Marianist Residence in San Antonio.

The Holy Father has granted dispensation from perpetual vows to Mark Twehues. Mark will continue to live and teach in San Antonio. The Province offers its gratitude to Mark for his service to our mission. We pray for God's blessings as he continues his journey of faith.

Aspirant Ben Daugherty has decided not to pursue his vocation with the Marianists. The Province sends its best wishes to Ben in his future plans.

 

VISITORS FROM EASTERN AFRICAN NOVITIATE


Fr. Mike Nartker (center) and Bro. Tom Oster (right) visited the Province office in St. Louis from their ministry at the Marianist novitiate in Limuru, Kenya. They're shown with Bro. Tom Payne.

 

DIRECTOR ASSIGNMENTS

Congratulations to the following brothers who have accepted three-year director assignments, effective Aug. 15, 2005. We pray for their ministry.

FIRST TERM
Fr. Larry Doersching, Fort Worth, Texas
Fr. Bob Hackel, Marianist Hall, Honolulu
Bro. Norb Karpfinger, East St. Louis, Ill.
Bro. Ron Overman, Meyer Hall, Dayton
Fr. John Putka, Alumni Hall, Dayton
Fr. Ken Templin, Center Marianist, Honolulu

SECOND TERM
Bro. Jack Dempsey, Marcella Road, Cleveland
Bro. Jim Droste, Marycliff, Eureka, Mo.
Bro. Louis Pinckert, Chaminade-Waldron, St. Louis

THIRD TERM
Fr. Paul Landolfi, Rockaway Park, N.Y.

The Provincial Council thanks those who have completed
their service as directors:

Bro. Frank Damm, Center Marianist, Honolulu
Fr. Dick Knuge, Meyer Hall, Dayton
Bro. John Laudenbach, East St. Louis, Ill.
Fr. Jim Mueller, Fort Worth, Texas
Fr. Bill O'Connell, Marianist Hall, Honolulu
Fr. Paul Vieson, Alumni Hall, Dayton

 

A GIFT OF MEMORIES


During a liturgy to officially inaugurate the Region of Korea on May 15 in Seoul, Fr. Tim Kim, regional superior of Korea, presents a memento of the occasion to Provincial Stephen Glodek. Superior General Fr. David Fleming presented the official decree of the establishment of the Region.

 

PACIFIC ARCHIVES TO MOVE TO DAYTON


Bro. Gene

Bro. Joe

Fr. Tim Kenney, Province director of education, reports that the West Coast Archives in Cupertino, Calif., will move this summer to the University of Dayton's Roesch Library (Marianist Archives-Eastern Region), under the direction of Fr. Paul Vieson. The Province thanks the many Marianists who have served the Pacific archives, most recently Bro. Gene Frank, with the assistance of Bro. Joe Nu'uanu. Read Fr. Tim's announcement, which includes a brief history of the archives.

 

FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION . . .

VIA LATINA. Read the June 1, 2005, issue of Via Latina. Included is a letter from the General Council to all Marianist religious of the Region of Korea.

THREE OFFICES. Bro. Javier Anso offers the S.M. Three Offices, No. 112, May 25, 2005, which details fund distribution of the General Administration from 2004.

 

ALIVE MAGAZINE WINS AWARD; NEW ISSUE COMING

Look for the new issue of Alive magazine, which is being distributed in the coming week. Alive was awarded the Bronze Quill for Excellence by the St. Louis chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. Congratulations to Jill Pfeiffer, editor, and Jan Judy, former editor. If you would like to subscribe to Alive, e-mail Ann Mueller.


Jill Pfeiffer

Jan Judy

 

FIRST PROFESSION CELEBRATION


Bro. Tom Wendorf (novitiate community, left) and Fr. Joe Kozar (Alumni Hall, Dayton) were part of the festivities for Bro. Isak Keyman-Ige's first profession of vows on May 21 in Dayton.

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .

Bro. Richard Rose (Mercy Siena, Dayton), 63, who died May 23, 2005, in Dayton of congestive heart failure. May he rest in peace. A funeral liturgy for Bro. Dick was celebrated on May 26 at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount St. John. Fr. Paul Marshall presided and gave the homily, and Bro. Mike O'Grady gave the eulogy. Bro. Dick was buried on May 27 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount St. John. Read Bro. Dick's obituary.

Martin Wanyoike, who died April 28, 2005. May he rest in peace. Martin was the father of Novice Anthony Wanyoike (Kitale, Kenya).

Rose Cortese, 83, who died May 22, 2005, after a long illness. May she rest in peace. Rose was a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Pueblo, Colo.

Richard Knihal, 71, who died May 23, 2005. May he rest in peace. Richard was a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Omaha, Neb.

 

OHIO RIVER, CARROLTON, KENTUCKY


Photo courtesy of Bro. Bob Resing, S.M. Bro. Bob's images are available for sale as note cards or prints. To order, contact Bro. Bob at rresing@sm-usa.org

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .

Bro. John Lucier (Alumni Hall, Dayton) and Bro. Howard Lohrey (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati), both of whom have moved to Mercy Siena for nursing care.

Fr. Dick Knuge (Meyer Hall, Dayton), who is being treated for cancer.

Tina Bauman, a Marianist associate from Baltimore, who is having major surgery.

 

PRAYER INTENTIONS FROM THE GA

Read Causes Marianistes (No. 4-05, June 1, 2005) from the General Administration.

 

JUBILARIANS CELEBRATE IN ST. LOUIS


Seven Marianists celebrated their jubilees on June 5 at Our Lady of the Pillar parish in St. Louis. Concelebrating the Eucharist were Frs. Robert Osborne and Jim Tobin; Fr. Joe Uvietta gave the homily. A social and dinner followed. Shown at Our Lady of the Pillar, from left, Fr. Jim Tobin (50 years), Bro. Rich Middleton (60 years), Bro. Roberto Hanss (50 years), Bro. Bob Wood (60 years), Fr. Robert Osborne (50 years), Bro. Greg DeMoor (60 years) and Bro. Jim Droste (50 years). Congratulations to the jubilarians!

 

CALIFORNIA DISCERNMENT RETREAT

Twenty young men and women from seven states attended a discernment vocation retreat at Poverello Center in San Fernando, Calif., on Memorial Day weekend. Marianists who participated included Bro. David Betz (liturgy coordinator), Sr. Evangeline Escobar and Bro. Charles Johnson, Bro. Skip Matthews, Fr. John McEnhill and Bros. Tom Oles, Dennis Schmitz (retreat organizer), LeRoy Viera and Jim Wisecaver. Bro. Charles, vocation director, thanks the West Hills community for its hospitality.


In this group photo taken at the Memorial Day discernment retreat in California, it's easy to find Sr. Vange (far left) and Bro. Dennis Schmitz (standing, second from right), but can you find four other Marianist brothers and priests? Photo courtesy of Bro. Jim Wisecaver

 

NEWS FROM THE VOCATION DIRECTOR

Read the latest Vocation News from Bro. Charles Johnson, national vocation director. Bro. Charles reports that Blessed Chaminade coloring books are now available. In the past six weeks, Bro. Charles has distributed more than 800 copies of the book, which features text by Bro. Stephen Glodek. Bro. Bob Resing served as art consultant. For copies, e-mail Bro. Charles.

 

MARIANIST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GO SOUTH


For eight days in May, eighteen students from the three Marianist universities—Chaminade University of Honolulu, St. Mary's University and the University of Dayton— participated in a service immersion trip to the valley of Uxpanapa, Mexico, to work with the DECAMP staff. They traveled by van, bus and truck for two days from San Antonio. In La Chinantla, the students painted the study hall for the dorm students, built an embarcadero on the parcela, and prepared the ground around Casa San Isidro for a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Here they're shown with the mayor of Uxpanapa (center, front). If you look closely, you'll also see Bro. Mike Sullivan (back row, left), who accompanied the students.

 

WHO'S DOING WHAT

Bro. Frank O'Donnell (Baltimore) is featured in a new brochure of the Public Justice Center (PJC) in Baltimore, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The PJC was Bro. Frank's first career stop upon earning his law degree, and he was the center's first director of the Tenant Advocacy Project. He is a board member and a special projects manager for the Maryland Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. The PJC is a nonprofit organization of legal advocates who serve the poor and marginalized.


Bro. Frank O'Donnell (center) is pictured in the brochure with fellow PJC employees Keith Milligan (left) and Levern Blackmon. Photo by Marshall Clarke. 

Fr. Roland Bunda (Santa Cruz, Calif.) has been certified as a professional Catholic campus minister by the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. Congratulations!

Bro. Dave Herbold (Center Marianist, Honolulu) was surprised by the Hale Malia community with a going away party on May 26. Bro. Dave departs July 9 for a new assignment in Tokyo.
Bro. Dave enjoys his gift of an aloha shirt.


Photo courtesy of Dayton Daily News, Jan Underwood
Fr. Paul Marshall (Stonemill Road, Dayton) was profiled in the May 21 issue of the Dayton Daily News. The article describes Fr. Paul's service with the Marianists, his experience as an African-American priest, and his new position as rector for the University of Dayton. Read the article.

Fr. Eldon Reichert (Mercy Siena, Dayton) received a letter from Joe Rogers Jr., chairman and CEO of Waffle House, thanking him for his loyal patronage of a Dayton Waffle House. The letter reads, "I am honored you are a part of our Waffle House Family."

Bro. John Samaha reports that 40 copies of "Devotion to Mary in Chaminade's Life and Thought" by Fr. Jean-Baptiste Armbruster are available for $2 each. Contact Bro. John at mariaduce@aol.com.

Sr. Marie Abmayr, FMI (Dayton) was honored with a special service award on May 3 for more than 40 years of classroom teaching. Sr. Marie has taught at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton and St. Athanasius in Pittsburgh.

University of Dayton student Maureen O'Rourke received the Marianist Student Award, presented to a UD senior who embodies the Marianist charism. Maureen, a Chaminade-Julienne graduate, is director of Marianist involvement for UD's Student Government Association.

Denis Link, TECABOCA executive director, and artist Erin McGinnis report on the progress of the new Chaminade Chapel, located in the former multi-purpose building at the retreat center in Texas. Visit TECABOCA’s Web site for more information.


Our Lady of the Pillar grotto, TECABOCA Chaminade Chapel

Fr. Jim Tobin (Our Lady of the Pillar, St. Louis) will lead a pilgrimage
Oct. 18 – 28, 2005, to Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain, as well as other sites in Spain and Portugal. To receive a travel brochure, e-mail shirleydaley@aol.com.

 

HONORING ST. LOUIS JUBILARIANS


Bro. Roger Bau (center), visiting from Querétaro, Mexico, joined the jubilee celebration in St. Louis at Our Lady of the Pillar parish on June 5. With him are Bro. Bob Resing (left) and Bro. Charles Johnson.

 

AFRICAN FLOWERS



Photo courtesy of
Bro. Fred Silbereis

 

MYSTERY MARIANIST

This young Marianist priest hasn't changed much over the years, so this should be an easy one. Who is he? Scroll down to find out.

 

2004-2005 PERSONNEL

READ CHANGES TO THE PERSONNEL.

 

LITTLE COMMITTEE ON THE PRAIRIE


The Environment and Ecology Issue Team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative met May 13-14 in Dayton. With prairie grass are team members, from left, Bill Hirt, Bro. Don Geiger, Bro. Jack Somerville, Sr. Leanne Jablonski, Tara Poling and Marilyn Schwieterman

 

OUT AND ABOUT

Read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis.

 

THE REGION OF KOREA — IT'S OFFICIAL


Many of the Marianist brothers and priests who participated in the official inauguration of the Region of Korea in Seoul on May 15. More than 200 people celebrated after the liturgy of Pentecost.

 

TEXAS LAY MARIANISTS FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Comunidad Laica de Maria (Lay Community of Mary) in Denton, Texas, is funding two "W. J. Chaminade Scholarships" at Texas Women's University. The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to full-time undergraduates who are majoring in English or pursuing a minor in Spanish or French. For an application, e-mail Dr. Vivian Casper at vcasper@mail.twu.edu.

Dr. Vivian Casper (center) and Jane Erwin (left) of Texas Woman's University accept the W. J. Chaminade Scholarship from Nancy De Honores of the Lay Marianist Community in Denton, Texas.

 

FAMILY RETREAT PLANNING SESSION


Planning a Marianist family retreat for June 11 at St. Patrick's parish in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., are, from left, Matt VanDamm, Diana Cassidy, Carol Weiss, Amy Sucich and Tony Sucich; not pictured: Bro. Walt Oberster, who took the photo.

 

NEWSLETTER
CENTRAL

INDIA NEWSLETTER. Read the June 2, 2005, newsletter from the Region of India.

CENTERPOINT.COM. Read the June 2005 issue of Centerpoint.com, the e-newsletter from Bro. Walt Oberster at the Center for Marianist Spirituality and Communities (CMSC) in Philadelphia.

MSJC. Read the June 2005 issue of Justice Jottings.

MAUI. Read the May 2005 issue of the Maui report from Fr. Steve Tutas.

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A THOUGHT


Photo courtesy of Bro. Franklin Pao, sunrise, Diamond Head, Honolulu

May the blessing of light be on you,
light without, and light within.
May the blessed sunshine
shine on you and warm your heart.

Irish blessing

 

MYSTERY MARIANIST UNVEILED . . .

It's Fr. Pat Tonry (Eldersburg, Md.), who thinks this photo was taken in the late 1960s (Chaminade High School, Mineola) or early 1970s (Puerto Rico). Fr. Pat says he's always enjoyed his ministries and he advises people to "look for the bright, good side of things."

 

PROVINCE
BIRTHDAYS

June
7 Robert Hoppe brohoppe@aol.com
  Timothy Kenney tkenney@sm-usa.org
8 Fred Gelhard  
Vinay Kumar Kotte  
  Brian Zampier brian.zampier@notes.udayton.edu
10 Anthony Sobocinski  
12 Armando Añeses ajose38-sm@yahoo.com
  John Habjan jhabjan@sm-usa.org
  John Gracious Minj johngminz@yahoo.com
  Michael Otieno  
  J. Mitchell Schweickart mschweicka@aol.com
13 Robert Resing rresing@sm-usa.org
  Thomas Schoen schoen@udayton.edu
14 James Brown jbrownsm@juno.com
  James Fitz jfitz@sm-usa.org
15 Earbin Ekka earbinekka@rediffmail.com
  David Murphy kb8kum@hotmail.com
  Gerald Pleva jpleva@olghelotes.org
  James Roberts  
16 Shivbharos Kujur  
  Lorenzo McBride lorenzo61644@yahoo.com
  Roy McLoughlin rmcloughlin@moeller.org
17 Paulus Lakra paulussm@yahoo.com
18 Bertrand Buby bertrand.buby@notes.udayton.edu
  John McEnhill frjohn@earthlink.net
  Paul Vieson paul.vieson@notes.udayton.edu
19 John Klobuka jklobuka@hotmail.com
  Thomas Schroer thomas.schroer@notes.udayton.edu
20 Richard Martens rdjmart@hotmail.com
  Joseph Tarrillion joetarr@cchs-satx.org
22 Fermin Garcia Garcia ferminsm@hotmail.com
  Juan Garcia Jimenez juanito7206@yahoo.com.mx
23 Lisa Gooding lgooding@sm-usa.org
  Albert Koch  
  Michael Murphy mikemurphy@rediffmail.com
24 William Halloway willhall1966@yahoo.com



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