CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: A COMMUNITY EFFORT
Following a 10-year tradition, Dayton's Stonemill community hosted First Vespers of Christmas on Christmas Eve at the University of Dayton chapel. Marianists from the Trinity Avenue, Washington Street and novitiate communities, as well as lay associates from UD, attended. Fr. Paul Marshall presided and preached, and Fr. Jerry Chinchar wrote the music and played the organ. Bro. Dan Klco and Fr. Bert Buby were psalm cantors, and Bro. Ed Brink was a reader. Bro. Sean Downing served as acolyte, and Bro. Tom Pieper was in charge of chapel decorations. Bro. Ray Fitz handled hospitality.
FR. TIM KENNEY OFFERS EDUCATION STATE OF UNION
Fr. Tim Kenney, Province director of education, offers a comprehensive update on Marianist schools. His report includes the goals and priorities of the Office of Education, the sponsorship program, the Marianist Education Consortium (MEC), and an update on Marianist universities. To read Fr. Tim’s report, please click here:
PRAYERS TO CELEBRATE CHAMINADE DAY - JAN. 22
Fr. Jerry Chinchar and the Province Liturgy Commission offer prayers to help celebrate Chaminade Day, Jan. 22. To read Morning Prayers, please click here: —Vespers, please click here: — and Mass Texts, please click here: Note the new Blessed Chaminade Hymn, with text by Fr. Harry Hagan, OSB, of St. Meinrad Archabbey. All documents available on the Marianist PORTAL at (www.marianist.com/portal) Fr. Jerry suggests that you print the documents using 8-1/2 x 14 legal paper and then copy the documents back-to-back, fold and staple.
FOUR ASPIRANTS DISCERN VOCATIONS
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION - "SECOND LEG" OF VISIT
DRESSED IN THEIR CHRISTMAS PAGEANT BEST
ORDINATIONS, PROFESSIONS FOR FOUR BROTHERS
EXPERIENCE "WORLD YOUTH DAY 2005" IN GERMANY!
Bro. Jack Ventura invites you to help create a Marianist presence at the 20th World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, Aug. 15-21, 2005. The Marianist Office of Religious Life is coordinating a tour from Aug. 15 to Aug. 22, and offers special invitations to campus ministries, LIFE programs, high schools, parishes, retreat centers, and those who are temporary professed. The Provincial Council has agreed to offer financial assistance. To read Bro. Jack's letter and a trip itinerary, please click here: To determine the cost of the tour based on your departure city, please click here: To read the Financial Assistance form, please click here: For an application form, e-mail Donna Tucker at email@example.com. Check out the Youth Day website at http://www.wjt2005.de/.
BALCONY OF POHAKU COMMUNITY, HONOLULU
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. Donald Hebeler, 80, who died Dec. 27, 2004, in Dayton from cardiac arrest. May he rest in peace. Bro. Don served in Africa and the Middle East with the Army during World War II. His Marianist ministries included administrative duties for the former Cincinnati Province, the General Administration in Rome, and the University of Dayton. Bro. Don also served as secretary at several international Marianist meetings. Fr. Paul Vieson was the presider and homilist at the Mass of Christian Burial on Dec. 31 at UD's Immaculate Conception Chapel. To read Bro. Don's obituary, please click here:
Bro. Timoteo Soto Angulo (Provinceof Zaragoza), 78, who died Jan. 8, 2005, in Zaragoza, Spain. May he rest in peace. Bro. Timoteo's obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Bro. Marcellus Joseph Ross (Region of Peru), 83, who died Jan. 2, 2005, in Lima, Peru. May he rest in peace. To read Bro. Marcellus' obituary, please click here:
Bro. Pierre Devanthey (Region of Switzerland), 86, who died Jan. 2, 2005, in Sierre, Switzerland. May he rest in peace. To read Bro. Pierre's obituary, please click here:
Fr. Angelo Carriero (Province of Italy), 80, who died Dec. 29, 2004, in Rome. May he rest in peace. Fr. Angelo's obituary will appear in the next issue of FamilyOnline.
Mary Elizabeth Collins, 92, who died on Dec. 25, 2004. May she rest in peace. Mary Elizabeth was the mother of Bro. John Collins (St. John's, Rockaway Beach).
Jennie Herr, 86, who died of liver cancer on Dec. 22, 2004. May she rest in peace. Jennie was the sister of Fr. Joseph Rasky (Central Catholic Marianist Community).
Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Bernetta Duffy, Dante Gregory Gatto, Cornelius Horan, Vincent Messina, Regina Montague, Angelina Olea, Katherine Quong and Anne Shimek. May they rest in peace. For more information about these intentions, please click here:
PARK BENCH, ST. LOUIS
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HEALING OF . . .
Bro. Tom Redmond (Marianist Novitiate, Dayton) and Fr. Tim Dwyer (sabbatical), both of whom are recovering from knee surgery.
Beverly Henry, who is suffering from emphysema. Beverly is the cousin of Fr. Jim Imhof (Villa St. Joseph, Cupertino).
Beulah Wilbur, who is suffering from lung cancer. Beulah is former cook at both the Beechfield Caton and Caton Avenue communities in Baltimore.
Mike White, who is suffering from lymphoma. Mike is the son of a cousin of Don Wigal, website editor for Common Bond, for former members of the Society of Mary.
Russell Reynolds, who has leukemia. Russell in the brother-in-law of Bro. Larry McBride (Puebla, Mexico).
CHRISTMAS ACROSS THE PROVINCE
STONEMILL, DAYTON. Christmas Day was a busy one for the Stonemill Road Marianists, who began the day with a prayer service. A gift exchange - with a surprise visit by Santa Claus - was followed by dinner. Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski joined the community's festivities. (top left) Bro. Ed Brink shows off his new sweatshirt; (top right)"Mystery Santa" and Bro. Sean Downing; (bottom) Santa poses with Fr. Jerry Chinchar, who displays his Betty Boop-themed gift. Boop-oop-a-doop!
NOVITIATE, DAYTON. Christmas at the novitiate . . .(photo top) Trimming the tree on Dec. 20, from left, Novice Alfredo Chavez; Bros. John Lemker, Leo Willett (standing) and Tom Wendorf; and Novice Luke Hoenigman. (Photo bottom) Bro. Leo Willett (left) and Fr. Jim Bartlett put the finishing touches on the Novitiate's nativity scene.
EWA BEACH, HAWAI'I. Bro. John Campbell and Fr. Allen DeLong teamed up to prepare a delicious dinner on Dec. 29 at Ewa Beach, Hawai'i. Gathered for the meal, from left: Norman (friend of Bro. John Campbell), Sr. Jolene Schmitz, CHS (Bro. Dennis Schmitz's sister), Bro. John, Fr. Ken Templin, Fr. Allen, Novice Dennis Bautista, Bro. Dennis Schmitz and Bro. Gary Morris.
WASHINGTON STREET, DAYTON. The Washington Street community in Dayton shares these scenes from its Christmas celebrations. (Photos top) Fr. Charles Bergedick shows off his Christmas goodies; Bros. Victor Forlani (left) and Tobias Ferrer in front of the community Christmas tree; (Photos bottom) Bro. Bernie Hartman delights in his gifts of compact discs; Fr. Tom Schroer.
TRINITY AVENUE, DAYTON. The Trinity Avenue community in Dayton hosted a Christmas party on Dec. 17, 2004. Enjoying the party, (top left) - Bro. Bob Hughes (left) and Novice Alfredo Chavez . . . (top right) Novice Master Fr. Dave McGuigan (left) and Bro. Patrick McDaid . . . (bottom) Bros. Dan Klco (left) and Tom Giardino.
CHRISTMAS SLIDE SHOW!
UD GRADUATE AT MOKPO HIGH, KOREA
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
To read the Jan. 1, 2005, issue of Via Latina from the General Administration in Rome, which includes a report from the “World Congress on the Consecrated Life” held last November, please click here: Bro. Stephen Glodek attended the Congress; Fr. José María Arnaiz was a principal organizer and Bro. Tim Phillips was on the organizing team. (To read more about the Congress, visit http://www.vidimusdominum.org/) Remember that back issues of Via Latina are available on the PORTAL at http://www.marianist.com/portal
MARIANISTS AT YOUTH MINISTERS CONFERENCE
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Bro. Joe Barrish's (Meyer Hall, Dayton) illustrations for the book, Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends and Meditations, by Vincenzina Krymow, inspired the windows of the Day Chapel in the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany, Ohio. The windows were created by Sarah Hall in collaboration with a German studio.
Bro. Ed Loch (Central Catholic, San Antonio) and Don Ladis co-authored an article, "Three Flags Wave in Belgium . . . USA," for the December 2004 issue of The Belgiophile, the journal of the American-Belgian Philatelic Society. The article profiles the town of Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wis.
Fr. Charles Miller (Chaminade Community, San Antonio) reports that the Theology Department of St. Mary's University will offer a graduate study tour of Greece and Turkey, "Journeys of St. Paul and Seven Cities of Revelation," from June 13 to July 3, 2005. Marianists may attend on an audit or for-credit basis. Contact Fr. Charles at 210.436.3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. Philip Hoelle (Mercy Siena, Dayton) reports that the Mercy Siena Cottages were dedicated in November during a ceremony led by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. The Catholic Telegraph covered the dedication.
NOTHIN' FISHY HERE
BRO. ED UNFERDORFER TURNS 80
LET IT SNOW, AND SNOW, AND SNOW
It was a white Christmas in Dayton, thanks to a record-smashing snowstorm on Dec. 22-23 that dumped up to two feet of flakes in some places. Some images from the storm: (top left) Snow piled atop tables (photo by Bro. Brian Halderman); (top right) Bro. Bernie Hartman attempts to dig out of the Washington Street community; (bottom) a buried car at Mercy Siena (photo by Bro. Don Winfree)
NEW CHAMINADE STATUE BLESSED
OUT AND ABOUT
To read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis, please click here:
PRINCIPAL. Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton is seeking a principal. For a job description, please click here: For questions, e-mail Fr. Tim Kenney at email@example.com or Bro. John Habjan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
The Province office
will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin
VOCATION NEWS. To read the latest issue of Vocation News from Bro. Charles Johnson, vocation director, please click here:
CFL CENTER. To read the January 2005 issue of High Tidings, the e-newsletter of the CFL Family Retreat Center in N. Topsail Beach, N.C., please click here:
MSJC. To read the January 2005 issue of Justice Jottings, the e-newsletter of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, please click here:
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NOVICES PRESENT JUAN DIEGO REENACTMENT
"To be grateful is to
recognize the love of God
CENTRAL CATHOLIC CELEBRATES IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
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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.