PROVINCIAL COUNCIL FINALIZES GOALS, OBJECTIVES
Provincial Stephen Glodek reports that the Provincial Council has set its goals and objectives through 2007 after receiving feedback from the Provincial Chapter and community directors. These goals focus on: (1) the Province Mission Statement; (2) leadership among younger Province members; (3) ongoing development of Province members; (4) priorities of ministries; (5) new ministry initiatives; and, (6) bridge building among Province members and others in the Marianist Family. To read the final draft of the Provincial Council Orientations and Priorities 2004-2007, please click here:
COMMUNITY DIRECTORS MEET IN ST. LOUIS
More than 50 community directors from all parts of the Province gathered Oct. 1-3, 2004, at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., for the third annual Directors Meeting. The group met for prayer, socials and discussions on a myriad of topics, including Provincial Council goals, the new Chaminade Project, community-building practices, child protection, communications, peace and justice, jubilee celebrations and spiritual formation.
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES BRO. DEGORIO
PROVINCE SEEKS ACCREDITATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN
In its ongoing efforts to protect children, the Marianist Province of the United States, as well as other religious orders of men, will seek accreditation from Praesidium Religious Services, which has done similar accreditation work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and many other child service organizations. Fr. Jim Fitz, assistant provincial, discussed the accreditation process in detail at the October Directors Meeting in St. Louis. Beginning in January, all Province members will attend training, with accreditation completed by the end of 2005. The Province also is finalizing its official policy on child protection with input from Praesidium, the Province Review Board, the Provincial Chapter and Province members.
HELP US FIND MARIANIST "HISTORICAL HEROES"
Fr. Joe Lackner, assistant for developing regions, invites all members of the Province to suggest names of past Marianists for a project on Marianist "historical heroes." For each of the next three years, Fr. Joe will write six or so short biographies of Marianists who had a major impact on the order. He asks that names be sent to him by Dec. 15, 2004. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. John Jansen, 88, who died Oct. 9, 2004, in Dayton. May he rest in peace. On Oct. 16, 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. John was an educator at Chaminade High School in Dayton and the University of Dayton, an inspirational teacher who was considered a visionary. He served in provincial administration for the Cincinnati Province for many years and was president of the Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning in Dayton. Bro. John served in vocation ministry and worked with law enforcement and the military. His obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Tom Cahill, who died Oct. 5, 2004. May he rest in peace. Tom was the brother of Fr. Don Cahill (Our Lady of the Pillar, St. Louis).
Hastings Banner, Lloyd Bezold, Stephen Breen and Anthony Truong, who died recently. For more information, please click here:
GETHSEMANI LAKE, KENTUCKY
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. Paul Nomi (Marianist Hall, Honolulu), who has been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer.
Bro. Leonard Rudy (Curé of Ars, St. Louis), who is recuperating from a recent hospitalization.
Charles Johnson, who is recovering from complications of knee surgery. Charles is the father of Bro. Charlie Johnson (Lindell Ave., St. Louis).
Basilio Choi, who has an inoperable malignant tumor near his heart. Basilio is a lay Marianist in Korea.
FUN AT THE DIRECTORS MEETING
LAY AFFILIATES RECEIVED IN FORT WORTH, ST. LOUIS
The Province welcomed several new Lay Marianist Affiliates at reception ceremonies in Ft. Worth and St. Louis. Fr. Al McMenamy, spiritual advisor for affiliates in the Midwest and Southwest Areas, reports that on Sept. 11, 2004, two new affiliates and one candidate were received during a Eucharist in Ft. Worth. Fr. Tim Kenney, Province director of education, reports that on Oct. 10, 2004, three new affiliates were received at a ceremony at the Marianist Retreat & Conference Center in Eureka, Mo., as part of an affiliate retreat preached by Fr. Tim. A warm welcome to these five new affiliates and one candidate.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Congratulations to St. Mary's University, which U.S. News and World Report ranked in the first tier of colleges and universities in the West for the eleventh consecutive year. The magazine also ranked St. Mary's as a "best value."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BROTHER JOE!
COME ON DOWN TO FINDLAY STREET!
SWEATSHOP WORKERS VISIT MARIANIST HIGH SCHOOLS
St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis and Archbishop Moeller and Purcell Marian High Schools in Cincinnati hosted garment factory workers from Bangladesh, who are touring the United States through Oct. 25 to encourage U.S.-owned garment factories to pay more per garment and encourage the passing of enforceable laws to protect these workers' rights. The Sweatshop Labor Issue Team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC) and the National Labor Committee are sponsoring the tour. The visit at Purcell Marian was made possible by donations from the DeSales Crossings Marianist community, St. Francis DeSales parish and funds raised by the Purcell students.
AUTUMN AT MOUNT ST. JOHN
ST. MARY'S HIGH SIGNS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT
WHO'S DOING WHAT
McGrath (Washington St., Dayton) has written a new book,
"Reading the Signs of the Times, Speaking to a Changing World: An
Overview of Catholic Theology from 1800-2000." In the book, Fr. Jack
describes connections between developments in Western Europe and Marianist
life. To order, contact NACMS at email@example.com
Loch (Central Catholic, San Antonio) was a guest on the Sept. 22
program "Catholicism Today," which airs on CTSA, San Antonio's Catholic
television channel. Bro. Ed was interviewed about the Juvenile Detention
Ministry that he has served for 18 years as a volunteer chaplain. In
addition, Bro. Ed contributed to "Catholic Texans, Our Family Album," a
new book by Steve Landregan, and wrote seven articles for the new issue of
the "Catholic Yellow Pages."
The Novitiate Community in Dayton celebrated the Feast of the Marianist Martyrs on Sept. 18 with a bilingual Mass in English and Spanish. Novice Armando Aneses put together a Mass booket in Spanish; Novice Alfredo Chavez and Bro. Tom Redmond prepared the liturgy. Following Mass the group gathered in the Martyrs Chapel for a closing prayer; Fr. Dave McGuigan read excerpts from the biography written by Bro. Emilio Ortega.
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
To read the Oct. 1, 2004, issue of Via Latina from the General Administration in Rome, please click here:
To read the General Administration's report on the International Meeting of Marianist Formators held June 13-July 11 in Nairobi, Kenya, please click here:
FAMILY RETREAT AT GOVERNOR'S ISLAND
Fr. Charles Miller, professor of theology at St. Mary's University, has been appointed director of the St. Mary's University Travel Service for Alumni and Friends, the "Roamin' Rattlers." A full program of religious and educational tours, open to all Marianists and friends of the Marianists, has been planned. The tours include India, Greece, Spain and Italy. Tour leaders include Fr. Charles, Fr. Rudy Vela, Dr. Mary Lynne Hill, Bro. Cletus Behlmann, and Bro. Ed Violett. For the complete travel schedule, please click here: Contact Fr. Charles at 210.436.3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATES HOST FAMILY RETREAT AT CAPE MAY
REPORTS FROM THE PHILIPPINES, HAITI
Two Marianist brothers offer reports from ministries in the Philippines and Haiti. To read Bro. Richard Joyal's letter from the Philippines, please click here: To read Fr. Florian Royer-Chabot's report from Haiti, please click here:
INTERCULTURAL MARIAN DEVOTION
OUT AND ABOUT
To read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis, please click here:
MARIANIST L.I.F.E. To read the inaugural issue of Connected, a newsletter for Marianist LIFE moderators, please click here:
JUSTICE JOTTINGS. To read the September 2004 issue of Justice Jottings, an update from the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, please click here:
MAUI REPORT. To read Fr. Steve Tutas' October 2004 report from Maui, please click here:
INDIA NEWSLETTER. To read the Oct. 4, 2004, newsletter from the Region of India, please click here:
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MYSTERY MARIANIST UNVEILED . . .
CARDINAL DULLES RECEIVES UD'S MARIANIST AWARD
of Our Lady of the Pillar
NEW SHUTTERBUG AT RIORDAN HIGH
CELEBRATING NEW LIFE AT VILLA ST. JOSEPH
ARE YOUR DATES POSTED ON THE CALENDAR?
A calendar that lists events involving Marianist brothers, Marianist sisters and lay Marianists is now available at www.marianist.com/calendar. The calendar also is available on the PORTAL at www.marianist.com/portal. If you'd like an event included, send the event, date, location and contact information to Pat Stephens at email:email@example.com.
HONORING MARY'S BIRTHDAY IN HONOLULU
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.