Volume 12, Number 1
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013


Bro. Raymundo Domínguez González (Querétaro, Mexico) will be ordained by Bishop Faustino Armenáriz Jiménez on Jan. 26 at the San Francisco Galileo parish church in Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico. His ordination will be the first for the Province in the District of Mexico. Provincial Marty Solma, Bro. Ed Brink and Bro. Francisco González will represent the Provincial Administration. Bro. Raymundo will celebrate his first Mass on Jan. 27 in the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Amanecer Balvanera, where he will continue to serve. We keep Bro. Raymundo in our prayers as he prepares for this ceremony.


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Fr. Paul Landolfi, U.S. Province liaison to the Postulator General for Marianist Causes, shares his January message with readers of FamilyOnline. He writes, “This month, we reflect on Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and Marie Thérèse de Lamourous. They were key players in the Sodality of Bordeaux, Blessed Fr. Chaminade’s work of predilection. They were partners in the origins of the Marianist Family. I am finding that these lives of our ‘saints’ blend together. Isn’t this the way it works for all of us? Saints make saints.” Read more about the Marianist saints.


The Davao City, Philippines, community begins the new year in a new location, pictured here. From left, Bro. Oscar Kerketta (assistant novice director), Fr. Pablo Rambaud (Philippines unit superior and novice director of Davao novitiate) and Bro. Timothy Phillips (director of Davao City community)
 Bro. Savio Choi from the Region of Korea will enter the English language program at the University of Dayton and reside at the Trinity Avenue Community in Dayton. Welcome, Bro. Savio!
 Fr. Al McMenamy (Maryland Avenue, St. Louis) celebrated a Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy, in the chapel below St. Francis’ tomb. The Mass was held for the members of the Third Age Renewal Program, which is based at the Marist International Spirituality Centre in Manziana, Italy. 
 Timothy Neary, director of the Marianist Urban Students Program at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, and Fr. Jim Bartlett, chaplain at VASJ, visited the Alamo during a recent trip to San Antonio. 
 Bro. Jack Dempsey (West Hills, Calif.) coordinated a career fair at  Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. He was assisted by Peggy Smith, Chaminade’s alumni relations manager. Bro. Jack has coordinated career fairs at schools in Cleveland and Pittsburgh during his 43 years in education.  
 Bro. Frank Gomes (Maui), far left, is pictured with participants of the four-night retreat on the Nicene Creed that he facilitated for parishioners of St. Joseph Parish in Makawao, Maui.
 Bro. John Samaha (Cupertino, Calif.) shares that “Mary and the Christian Educator” by the late Fr. Emil Neubert (right) has been published in English. Read more


Fr. Michael Lisbeth, 1980 Fr. Mike, 2005

Fr. Michael Lisbeth (Mercy Siena Community, Dayton), 64, who died Dec. 25, 2012, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 5, 2013, at Queen of Apostles Chapel, Dayton. Fr. William Meyer was the presider and homilist. Bro. Michael O’Grady offered reflections. Burial followed the Mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery at Mount Saint John. Read Fr. Mike’s obituary

Bro. Joaquín Arroyo Blanco (Province of Spain), 86, who died Dec. 12, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. May he rest in peace. Read Bro. Joaquín’s obituary.

Fr. Marcel Coulin (Province of France), 88, who died Dec. 7, 2012, in Saint Hippolyte, France. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Marcel’s obituary.

Fr. Harald Rappersberger (Provine of Austria-Germany), 87, who died Dec. 4, 2012, in Vienna, Austria. May he rest in peace. Read Fr. Harald’s obituary.

Trish Boeckelmann, Fr. Richard Dunphy, SJ, Doris Green, Paul Kane, Bill Mifsud, Tom Misko, Rose O’Quin, Robert Schimelpfening, Mrs. Thathamma, Michael Venturini and Steven White. Read more.



Courtesy Bro. Jose Degorio


Bro. Paul Fennelly (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Wilbert Hamm (Montgomery Road, Cincinnati)

Fr. James Kunes (Mercy Siena, Dayton)

Bro. Al Kuntemeier (Nolan Marianist Community, Fort Worth, Texas)

Fr. Joseph Lynch (Hewlett, N.Y.)

Fr. Lawrence Mann (Cupertino, Calif.)

Bro. Joseph Mariscalco (Meyer Hall, Dayton)

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

Fr. Jack McGrath (District of India)

Bro. Mel Meyer (Curé of Ars, St. Louis)

Bro. Joseph Nu’uanu (Cupertino, Calif.)

Fr. Gerald Pleva (Marianist Residence, San Antonio)

Fr. Joseph Priestley (Marianist Hall, Honolulu)

Bishop Raymond Roussin (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Bro. Edwin Shiras (San Anselmo, Calif.)

Jack Barhorst, Deacon Steven Baugh, Mike Braun, Ann Daude, granddaughter of Rose Marie Giasoli, Kristina Guevel, Clare Koreck and Laura Rueve. Read more.



Bro. Renny Markose (Jakob Gapp Nivasam Community, India) shares this photo from the Christmas performance at the Jakob Gapp School in India.


Students in St. Laurence College’s first-year classes visited the Dublin Marianist community for Christmas hot chocolate. Bros. Fred Rech, Jim Contadino and Fr. Mike Reaume served the students. Courtesy Fr. Mike
Susan Mason, Fr. Mike Reaume, Jennifer Mohan, Bros. Jim Contadino, Gerry Mc Auley and Fred Rech at the Dublin community’s Christmas cookie decorating party. Courtesy Fr. Mike


Bro. David Betz shares this photo of the staff Christmas party at the Cupertino, Calif., Marianist community.


The Chaminade Marianist Community on Washington Street in Dayton celebrated Christmas with Marianists from the Chambers Street, Sawmill Road, and Governor’s Island communities. Back, Bro. Jim Facette, Fr. Tom Schroer, Bro. Gary Marcinowski, Fr. Jim Russell, Bro. Victor Forlani, Frs. Chris Conlon, Jack McGrath, Bros. Phil Aaron and Ken Sommer; front, Bros. Ed Zamierowski, Paul Jablinski, Paul Bredestege and Fred Stovall. Photo by Charles Gausling
Celebrating Christmas at the Trinity Avenue Marianist community in Dayton, above, Sr. Leanne Jablonski, FMI, Bros. Gary Marcinowski and Tom Pieper; below, Bro. Mitch Schweickart, Sr. Laura Leming, FMI, and Bro. John Habjan. Courtesy Bro. Tom Giardino


At the Hale Malia Marianist Community in Honolulu, back, Fr. George Cerniglia, Bro. Dennis Schmitz, Fr. Joe Lackner and Bro. Brandon Alana; front, Bros. John Campbell, Norm Capinpin, David Murphy and Tom Payne. Courtesy Bro. Tom


Members of the Woodlawn Avenue Marianist Community in San Antonio and guests decorate their Christmas tree. From left, Bros. Earl Leistikow, Fred Halwe, Dave Quigley, DuWayne Brisendine and Francisco Saenz, Eugenia Vazquez (community cook), and Fr. Patrick McDaid. Courtesy Fr. Pat


Watch a video from the Christmas pageant at St. Aloysius-St. Agatha School in Cleveland. Bro. Bob Dzubinski prepared the children, who ranged in age from kindergarten to eighth grade. Courtesy Fr. Ted Cassidy


The Curé of Ars community in St. Louis gathered for Christmas dinner. Clockwise from left, Fr. Joe Uvietta, Bros. Walter Ebbesmeyer, Roy McLoughlin, Fr. Tim Kenney, Bros. Ken Jung, Andrew Kosmowski, Chester Burnog and Fr. Don Cahill. Courtesy Fr. Tim Kenney
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO. San Antonio entrepreneur and philanthropist Harvey E. Najim donated $1 million to establish the Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility at St. Mary’s University. Harvey has been a member of the St. Mary’s board of trustees since 2010 and is executive chairman of Sirius Computer Solutions and founder of the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation. Read more. 
St. Mary’s University Marianist Educational Associates gathered for their annual Christmas party. Back, Jim Ball, Megan Mustain, Liza Sánchez, David Ramirez, Gloria Montalbo, Michael Losiewicz and Chami; front, Terri Boggess, Santa (David Krause), Minita Santizo and Patricia Garcia. Photo by Melanie Rush-Davis
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL, CINCINNATI. A Moeller service program, Corryville Little Buddies/Mentoring, received the Champions for Children: the Next Generation Award. Bro. Ron Luksic launched the program in 1992. It matches Moeller students with students from preschool through third grade at Corryville Catholic, a grade school that serves at-risk children from the Cincinnati inner city.
ARCHBISHOP MOELLER. Speaker of the House John Boehner congratulated Moeller, his alma mater, on its football state championship. Read his remarks.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, SAN ANTONIO. Students from Central Catholic collected $1,000, 600 canned goods and 1,000 toys to benefit needy families in San Antonio and Mexico. Courtesy Austin Shulz
CHAMINADE MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHATSWORTH, CALIF. The Chaminade Middle School Mock Trial team won the Los Angeles County title of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Competition. This is the school’s third championship and fifth appearance in the finals in the six years of the program.  
CHAMINADE COLLEGE PREPARATORY, WEST HILLS, CALIF. On Dec. 12-13, students of April Risteff’s “Christian lifestyles” classes at Chaminade met with West Hills community members, who talked with the students about religious life. 
Members of the West Hills community, seated, front, Bro. Tom Oles, Fr. Jim Mueller, Bros. LeRoy Viera and Jack Dempsey. Photo courtesy April
CHAMINADE JULIENNE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, DAYTON. On Jan. 4, Chaminade Julienne senior linebacker Darrien Howard participated in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, presented by the United States Marine Corps and hosted at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. 
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Larry Smith presented Darrien with his jersey.
COLEGIO SAN JOSÉ, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. Bro. Armando Añeses, moderator of CSJ’s National Honor Society, and honor society members collected toys for needy children during the first two weeks of December.  
NOLAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, recently unveiled its History Hall. The display includes a timeline and photos from its 50-year history as well as recognitions for the school’s Chaminade and Marian Award winners and inductees into its Hall of Fame. The hall was one of three gifts created for the NCHS community in celebration of last year’s fiftieth jubilee. 
ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS. Vianney students and staff donated 121 pints of blood at the school’s annual Advent Blood Drive to benefit the Mercy Hospital System. The drive is organized by Fr. Tim Kenney


ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS, dedicated a plaque to the students of South Side Catholic/St. Mary’s High School who gave their lives in defense of our country. During an all-school Mass on Dec. 12, seniors read the names of the 23 men followed by taps played by two students. The plaque is hung surrounded by original artwork, donated and produced by Michael Nichols, a 1991 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Read a list of the names on the plaque. Read more

FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION. Read the January 2012 issue of Via Latina.

INDIA. Read the newsletter from the Nirmal Deep novitiate community in India. Read the December 2012 newsletter from the District of India.

CUPERTINO, CALIF. Read the January 2012 update from Fr. Steve Tutas in Cupertino, Calif.

JPIC. Read the December 2012 issue of Advancing Justice from the Province Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.

CAPE MAY. Read the December 2012 issue of The Beacon from the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J.

MLNNA. Read the Christmas 2012 issue of E-News from the Marianist Lay Network of North America.

MSJC. Read the December 2012 issue of Justice Jottings from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative.

  On Dec. 15, Fr. Paul Reich celebrated his 84th birthday. Happy birthday, Fr. Paul!


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10        Donald Smith

11        Peter Loehr

16        Robert Osborne, Jeffrey Sullivan

17        Jack McGrath, Michael Nartker

18        Steven O’Neil

22        Thomas Wendorf

23        Harry Cornell, Paul Quinn

24        Robert H. Hughes, Victor Sahayaraj

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 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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