Volume 11, Number 5
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012


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 are also honored on the anniversaries of their ordinations.

This year, there are 38 jubilarians who have served from 25 years to 75 years throughout the Province for a total of 2,030 years of religious life and ministry! Read a list of the jubilarians.

Fr. Oscar Vasquez (Chaminade Community, St. Louis) is celebrating 25 years of profession. He is the youngest jubilarian this year. “One of the exciting things about being a Marianist is that we live in community and devote our lives to the service of God’s people,” writes Fr. Oscar. “Also, I have been very happy to be a part of the educational endeavors of our Province. The Society of Mary has given me many opportunities.”
Bro. Kenneth Jung (Curé of Ars, St. Louis) is celebrating 70 years of profession. He is the oldest jubilarian. Bro. Ken is a working brother known for his beekeeping. At one time, he tended more than 20 hives – each of which housed approximately 60,000 bees! Bro. Ken is also known for his cooking skills, especially his prize-winning baking—including, of course, “honey treats.”

From April to August, the Province honors all of the jubilarians during special celebrations and receptions. Beginning in April, individual jubilarians will be featured in brief portraits in FamilyOnline.

Congratulations to our 2012 jubilarians! Thank you for your many years of service to the Marianist Family and continued blessings in your ministries.


Maui Lay Marianist Community members, kneeling, Gloria Dulay and Miriam Kahalekai; sitting, Frank Dongon, Bro. Jim Vorndran, Fr. John Klobuka, Anita Boteilho, Fr. Roland Bunda and June Borges; standing, Mitch Skaggerberg, Bill Mitchell, Martha Haleakala, Cora Dongon, Lynn Dudoit, Angie Walsh, Jovy Santos, Lorraine Teves, Bro. Fred Silbereis, Rowena Enemoto, Greg Boteilho and Pua Perry. Courtesy Fr. Marty Solma

The Lay Marianist Community based at St. Anthony’s Parish on Maui holds monthly meetings featuring prayer, sharing and a potluck meal. Members are reading “The Grain of Wheat” by Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth and will begin another one of his books in April. Read more about Lay Marianists.


Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares with FamilyOnline readers a reflection about Adèle de Trenquelléon.“All over the world today there are families and children in the midst of war, men and women fearful of a terrorist attack, innocent people forced into exile, so many facing economic deprivation,” Fr. Paul writes. “May we pray to Adèle to intercede for all these families.” Fr. Paul also shares with readers a summary of how to pray through the intercession of the Marianist blesseds and venerables by Postulator General Fr. Antonio Gascón.


From Feb. 12 – 18, the Stonemill/Kiefaber Marianist community in Dayton hosted a vocation live-in experience for six University of Dayton students. Read more about vocations with the Society of Mary.

 Jason Hayes  Tyler Kessler  Micah Lustig
 Michael Mingus  Mike Ryan  Jack Welsh


The Marianist Galleries on the campus of St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis is hosting a spring show from March 5 – April 7. Bro. Mel Meyer is also preparing for an exhibit, “Providential Journey: The Art of Brother Mel,” which will be held March 23 – May 27 at Saint Louis University. Visit the Marianist Galleries’ website or call 314.965.0877


On Feb. 18, the Washington Street Marianist community in Dayton hosted a Mardi Gras party. After Mass in the Chaminade-Julienne chapel, guests enjoyed a social and a meal. Above, Bro. Bill Fackovec, Fr. Ken Sommer, Bros. Patrick Kagai (standing), Don Neff and Daniel Odero; below, Bros. Claude Sery, Ken Thompson, and Fr. Mike Lisbeth. Photos courtesy Bro. Edward Zamierowski
Read a list of March feast days. March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick’s 30 years as a wandering bishop in Ireland are wrapped in legend, but the scope of his achievements is a matter of historical record … Although he was not alone in his work of evangelization, his stature as patron of Ireland is well deserved.
St. Patrick


The Marianist Lay Formation Initiative (MLFI) is accepting applications and referrals for its 2012 formation program which begins with a retreat in April. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about the Marianist charism or about sustaining or starting a lay community, please follow the link for more information.
 Bro. Brian Halderman (Casa Maria, San Antonio) received an appreciation award on Feb. 18 from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). Bro. Brian is a longtime TCADP member and serves as the university minister for social justice at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Congratulations, Bro. Brian!
Brian with Fr. John Manahan, Bro. Mike Sullivan, Bro. Dennis Bautista, Fr. Bill Behringer, Sr. Grace Walle and Bro. Brandon Alana
 Bro. Paco Gomes (Makawao, Hawai’i) was recognized for his efforts 20 years ago to launch a ministry in the Santee area of San Jose, Calif. Santee is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic area and densely populated area of the city. In honor of his efforts, Bro. Paco played a role in the blessing and dedication of a new church, Our Lady of Refuge, which serves the area. Read more.
 On Feb. 19, Fr. Joe Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu) played piano at the Mystical Rose Chapel in Honolulu. Gathered with him are some of the musicians from the chapel choir. “By all accounts, Fr. Joe plays like a pro,” said Fr. Marty Solma. “They were jamming after the Sunday Eucharist.” Photo courtesy Bro. Tom Payne
 Members of the Mount Saint John facilities staff visited the Dakota Center, where they removed an old scoreboard and installed one previously located at the Bergamo Center. The Dakota Center provides educational and social programs to youth, adults and seniors on Dayton’s West side. Founded by Marianist Fr. Philip Hoelle (1912-2005), the center is now in its fourth decade of service.
From left, Jane ShawSteve BlankenCharles Averette (Dakota Center), Bro. Jeff Sullivan and Philip Banker. Courtesy Bro. Jack Somerville
 Bro. Joe Barrish (Meyer Hall, Dayton) is offering a package of clip art appropriate for Lent. Email Bro. Joe for information or to place your order.
 Ray McCracken shares that “The Gift of Days, Spirituality and Aging” retreat will be held April 17 – 19 at the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May Point, N.J. Facilitators include Ray, Bro. Tom Redmond and Carol Weiss. Read more.  
Bro. Bill Deanhofer,
Bro. Bill,

Bro. William Deanhofer (Marianist Community, Huntsville, Ohio), 77, who died Feb. 20, 2012, in Huntsville. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 27 at Queen of Apostles Chapel in Dayton. Fr. William Meyer was the presider and represented the Provincial Council. Fr. James Russell was the homilist. Burial was on Feb. 28 at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John, Dayton. Read Bro. Bill’s obituary.

Bro. Charles Ehrenfeld, 2001
Bro. Charles, 2006

Bro. Charles Ehrenfeld (Cupertino, Calif.), 96, who died Feb. 8, 2012, in Cupertino. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 13 at the Cupertino Marianist Community. Fr. Joseph Stefanelli was the presider and homilist. Burial followed the Mass at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Read Bro. Charles’ obituary.

Bro. Eladio Sáiz (Province of Spain), 86, who died Feb. 12, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Eladio’s obituary.

Lucille Holloran, Sr. DeChantal Hyland, Mary Jo Meier, Clayton Pfeiffer, Sr. Aileen Regan, PBVM, and Robert Vaio. Read more.



Courtesy Bro. Cletus Behlmann


Bro. Cletus Behlmann (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Bro. Paul Bredestege (Governor’s Island, Huntsville, Ohio)

Bro. James Fitzgibbons (Washington Street, Dayton)

Bro. Howard Lohrey (Moeller High School community, Cincinnati)

Bro. Joe Mariscalco (Meyer Hall, Dayton)

Fr. Joseph Mary Marshall (Casa San Juan, San Antonio)

Fr. John McEnhill (Cupertino, Calif.)

Fr. James McKay (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton)

Bro. Paul Metzger (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. James Mueller (Marianist Community, West Hills, Calif.)

Fr. George Onida (Marianist Community, Eldersburg, Md.)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Bro. Bernard Stratman (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Angie Trimboli. Read more.

DANIEL J. GROSS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, BELLEVUE, NEB. Dorothy Ostrowski, Ph.D., has been named president of Gross Catholic, effective July 1, 2012. Her service to Gross Catholic spans 31 years, moving from teacher to assistant principal to principal, a post she has held for the past 12 years. Congratulations, Dorothy! Read more.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, OHIO. On April 12, the UD School of Business Administration’s Center for the Integration of Faith and Work will launch a new annual event – the Faith and Work Leadership Breakfast. “Our works, our occupations and our professional involvements can be looked at as a calling from God, the way we work in the kingdom here on earth,” said center director Bro. Victor Forlani, Marianist in residence at UD’s School of Business Administration. “In less exalted language, businesses work to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to heal the sick, to educate the ignorant. They’re part of humane goals.” Read more. 
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER AND PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOLS, CINCINNATI. On Feb. 17, members of the Archbishop Moeller and Purcell Marian communities gathered for their annual religious in-service event. Fr. Mark Burger of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati served as the main presenter. 
At the in-service event, Dan Ragland (Archbishop Moeller) and Michael Moroski (Purcell Marian)
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO. On Jan. 23, 52 Archbishop Riordan students, parents and friends attended the West Coast Walk For Life. 
With Walk For Life participants are President Patrick Daly (center) and Alex Datoc, director of campus ministry (bottom left). Photo courtesy Alex
SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL, HONOLULU. On Feb. 16, representatives from Saint Louis School’s Japanese language classes and club joined students from Uwajima Fisheries High School in Ehime Prefecture at a memorial service marking the 11th anniversary of a collision between its training boat and a U.S. nuclear submarine that killed nine people off O‘ahu. Following the service, faculty and staff from both schools attended a brief social at the Ehime Maru Memorial in Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. Saint Louis School Japanese club student volunteers have cleaned the memorial monthly since 2002. Photo courtesy Mallory Green

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. Both Chaminade Middle School in Chatsworth, Calif., and Chaminade High School in West Hills, Calif., are seeking assistant principals. Read the job descriptions. Applications are due by March 15. Email Anne Kulinski or call 818.366.9284, ext. 240.

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY. St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis is seeking a director of campus ministry for the 2012-2013 school year. Read the job description. Email Principal Tim Dilg or call 314.965.4853.

CAMPUS MINISTRY GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS. The University of Dayton is accepting applications for campus ministry graduate assistantships for students pursuing master’s degrees in theology or pastoral ministry. Applications are due March 1. Read more. Email Kelly Adamson.

PRINCIPAL. Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, Neb., is seeking applications from qualified religious and lay persons for the position of principal beginning July 1, 2012. Read the job description.


GIFTS & TASKS. Read the February 2012 issue of Gifts & Tasks, the newsletter from the International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities.

JUSTICE JOTTINGS. Read the February 2012 issue of Justice Jottings, the newsletter from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

MLNNA. Read “Marianist spring training: What really matters,” a letter from Rudy Reyes Jr., president of the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

NIRMAL DEEP. Read the February 2012 newsletter from the Nirmal Deep novitiate in Inda.



1 Darwin Joseph G.
2 Binod Bahla
Norbert Brockman
Richard Dix
3 Patricia Reeg
4 James Bartlett
Shantibnandan Dungdung
Thomas Giardino
6 Chester Burnog
Christian Janson
Bernard Ombima
7 Norman Capinpin (novice)
Thomas Oster
9 Theodore Cassidy
Josephraj R.
10 Arul Raj M.
14 Raymond Gohring
John Laudenbach
16 Robert Juenemann
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 2012 FamilyOnline publication schedule. Read hints about submitting photos and copy. Send news, digital photos and comments and suggestions to editor Amy George Rush at 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
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