CAN THE RED SOX BEAN THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS?
FIVE INDIAN BROTHERS MAKE PERPETUAL VOWS
Congratulations and prayers to Bros. A. Arockia Doss, Sanjay Ekka, Dennis Lobo, Rajesh Macwan and Simon Xalxo, who made their perpetual vows on Oct. 12, 2004, at Ranchi in India. More information in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
LETTER OF CONVOCATION TO MARCH 2005 CHAPTER
Provincial Stephen Glodek has convoked the seventh session of the Provincial Chapter to be held March 4-8, 2005, in Eureka, Mo., at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center. Propositions for this session are due to Fr. Jim Fitz, chair of the Preparatory Commission, by Dec. 15, 2004. Propositions and other materials to be discussed at the Chapter will be distributed to communities beforehand for input. Two critical issues to be discussed at the Chapter: structure of the Chapter from 2005-2007; and a review of the two-year experimental assessment policy and present financial policies. To read Bro. Stephen's letter, please click here:
DISCERNMENT RETREAT AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND
MISSION STATEMENT PROCESS ON TRACK
Work on the Province Mission Statement continues. (1) At the September 2004 Chapter, six sample statements were narrowed to three. Province members should give input on the three proposed statements to the Province Office of Education no later than Dec. 15, 2004. (2) A single mission statement will be drafted based on these comments and will be sent to Province members by Jan. 15, 2005. (3) Final comments on the single statement are due to the Office of Education by Feb. 20, 2005. (4) A draft of the final mission statement will be presented for approval at the March 2005 Chapter. To read the three sample statements and accompanying materials, please click here:
ST. LOUIS CONTINGENT AT DIRECTORS MEETING
Photo courtesy of Bro. Urban Naal
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. Paul Boeckerman, 86, who died Oct. 22, 2004, in Dayton of congestive heart failure, kidney failure and emphysema. May he rest in peace. On Oct. 30, a viewing will be held at 10 a.m. at Queen of Apostles chapel at Mount St. John in Dayton, followed at 11 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial and burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Bro. Paul had been on hospice care for about two months; Bro. Joe Mariscalco was with him at his death. Bro. Paul's obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. John Jansen, 88, who died Oct. 9, 2004, in Dayton from complications of congestive heart failure, renal failure and emphysema. May he rest in peace. Fr. Jim Fitz presided at a Mass of Christian Burial on Oct. 16 at Queen of Apostles chapel at Mount St. John in Dayton; Fr. Norb Burns gave the homily. "Bro. John should be remembered for his intelligence, humanity, compassion and faith," said Fr. Norb. To read Bro. John's obituary, please click here:
Bro. Karl Buchinger (Region of Austria/Germany), 96, who died Oct. 22, 2004, in Freistadt, Austria. May he rest in peace. Bro. Karl's obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Fr. Serge Hospital (Province of France), 64, who died Oct. 18, 2004, in Antony, France. May he rest in peace. Fr. Serge was the assistant provincial of the Province of France until his illness prevented him from continuing his service. He also served as director of novices. To read Fr. Serge's obituary, please click here:
Steve J. Klobuka, Sr., who died Oct. 23 in Pennsylvania. May he rest in peace. Steve was the father of Fr. John Klobuka (Marianist Community, Denton, Texas).
David Loscalzo, who died Oct. 4, 2004, of cancer. May he rest in peace. David was the brother of Jean Canning, a leadership team member of the Marianist Lay Network of North America.
Bro. Thomas Levi, FSC, who died this month. Bro. Thomas
was former president of St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. He welcomed
the Marianist scholastics of the former Pacific Province to St. Mary's
MIDDLE BROOK, MISSOURI
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. Paul Nomi (Marianist Hall, Honolulu), who is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Ofelia Sanchez, who is in intensive care. Ofelia is the mother of contact Fausto Sanchez of Los Angeles.
Jim Barhorst and John Spellman, who are fighting cancer. Both men are members of Common Bond, an organization of former Marianists.
Madeline Duggan and her daughter, Maureen Duggan, who are in poor health. Madeline and Maureen are friends of Marianist religious in the San Francisco Bay area.
Darleen Lunde, who is hospitalized in intensive care with heart problems. Darleen is a Lay Marianist Affiliate in Galesville, Wis.
FIVE NEW LAY AFFILIATES ACCEPTED IN DAYTON
FR. LISBETH NEW CHAPLAIN AT VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH
SCOTT APPLEBY ADDRESSES SEXUAL ABUSE
Historian R. Scott Appleby addressed the University of Dayton community on Sept. 20 as part of the University's three-semester lecture series, "The Wounded Body of Christ: Sexual Abuse in the Church." He said that the Catholic Church is not well prepared to deal with the sexual abuse crisis in part because bishops have not been trained for the complex demands of their positions. To read more about the lecture, please click here: (Story from the University of Dayton's "Campus News Reports.")
NEW FACES AT THE PROVINCE OFFICE
DATES, LOCATIONS FOR 2005 PROVINCE RETREATS
Fr. Rudy Vela, chair of the Marianist Retreat Commission, reports on the dates and locations for Province retreats for 2005. Additional information and reservation material will be sent to all brothers after the first of the year. Fr. Rudy thanks Sr. Eileen Cehyra and Fr. Dave McGuigan for their service to the commission and welcomes Bros. Mike O'Grady and Bernie Stratman and Sr. Mary Louise Foley. The 2005 retreats are: March 21-27 (Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, Calif.), June 6-12 (Marianist Retreat & Conference Center, Eureka, Mo.), June 13-19 (Bergamo Center, Dayton), June 19-26 (St. Meinrad, Indiana), July 4-10 (The Oblates, San Antonio), July 25-July 31 (St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu) and July 25-July 31 (Our Lady of Florida, North Palm Beach). To print out a chart of the retreat dates for posting, please click here:
MARIANIST LIFE TEAM MEETS IN CHI TOWN
LAY AFFILIATE RETREAT IN ST. LOUIS
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Bro. Mel Meyer's (Curé of Ars, St. Louis) artwork is on exhibition until Dec. 4 at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Mo. For more information, call the Foundry at 636.255.0270.
Bro. Steve O'Neil (Rockaway Park, N.Y.) suggests you
check out his website for the the Marianist NGO at the United Nations
University of Dayton Professors Fr. John Putka and Fr.
Jim Heft were part of a panel that discussed "Religion,
Politics and Voting" on Sept. 29 on the UD campus. The panelists
shared insights about the issues and challenges facing Christian voters.
To read an article about the event, please
click here: (Story courtesy of UD's Campus Report.)
CALIFORNIANS GATHER FOR WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
LITURGY COMMISSION MEETS IN DAYTON
Bro. Steve Erspamer (St. Louis) reports that the Province Liturgy Commission met Oct. 15-16 at the Stonemill community in Dayton. The commission is revising the Ceremonial to make it more user-friendly; editing the Marianist dedication prayers; completing the first week of the four-week Marianist Psalter; and holding ongoing discussions about Province funeral liturgies.
OUT AND ABOUT
To read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis, please click here:
VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT, EWA BEACH, HAWAI`I
CAPE MAY. To read the October issue of Beacon.com, the e-newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, N.J., please click here:
BERGAMO CENTER. To read the Autumn 2004 newsletter from the Bergamo Retreat Center in Dayton, please click here:
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RETREAT DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING, TOPSAIL, N.C.
THE BOOK BAG
Volume 9 of the Letters of Father Chaminade has been translated and published by the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS). The book is $3 plus postage. Members of the Society of Mary and Marianist Sisters receive the book free of charge. To order, e-mail email@example.com
MYSTERY MARIANIST UNVEILED . . .
It's Bro. Brian Zampier (Lindell Blvd., St. Louis) and his cousin, Suzanne Haley of Plattsburgh, N.Y.
BRO. ANSO VISITS MOMBASA
YOUR DATES POSTED ON THE CALENDAR?
LATIN PATRIARCH AWARDED DEGREE
Editor: Diane Guerra; assistant: Ann Mueller. This biweekly e-mail newsletter features news about the Society of Mary (SM), Daughters of Mary Immaculate (FMI) and lay Marianists. Bro. Stephen Glodek, SM, provincial; Fr. Jim Fitz, SM, assistant provincial. NEWS: We'll include news of travels, health updates, prayer requests, community celebrations, professional accomplishments, birthdays, and whatever personal or community news you'd like to share. Please send news, digital photos and comments and suggestions to Diane Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org and use "FamilyOnline" as your subject line. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: If you're not receiving this newsletter in the proper format, with proper spacing and photographs and art appearing, please let us know and we'll try to find a solution. If we can’t find a solution, we’ll put you on our “NOTIFY ONLY” list. CHANGE IN E-MAIL ADDRESS: Send to Ann Mueller at email@example.com. NOTE TO DIRECTORS: Please print this newsletter and post or distribute to Brothers who do not have e-mail. BACK ISSUES/SEARCH: Visit www.marianist.com/fol. SUBSCRIBE: To subscribe, visit http://www.marianist.com/subscribe.htm. UNSUBSCRIBE: To unsubscribe, visit http://www.marianist.com/subscribe.htm.