FR. PAUL MARSHALL NAMED UNIVERSITY RECTOR
Fr. Paul Marshall has been named rector of the University of Dayton, effective July 1, 2005. A native of Cleveland, Fr. Paul professed first vows in the Society of Mary in 1966 and was ordained in 1976. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from UD, a master's of divinity from the University of St. Michael's in Toronto, and is a doctoral candidate for a D.Min. from Chicago Theological Union. Fr. Paul was pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Cleveland from 1980-1997. He came to UD in 2000, where he is an assistant professor of religious studies.
Fr. Paul succeeds three-term rector Fr. Gene Contadino, who will continue to offer his many gifts to UD in advancement and alumni relations. The Province community offers its gratitude to Fr. Gene for a job well done during years of major administrative transition at the university. The Province also sends its best wishes to Fr. Paul in his new assignment.
PROVINCIAL LETTER NO. 13
CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY HONORS JUBILARIANS
LISJAK TO HEAD EDUCATIONAL STUDIES & PARTNERSHIP
The Province Office of Education has named George J. Lisjak director of Marianist Educational Studies and Partnership. George will work from the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and will report to Fr. Tim Kenney, Province director of education. Congratulations and best wishes to George. Read announcement.
HISPANIC DISCERNMENT RETREAT
FR. MIKE BARBER ROASTED BY ST. MARY'S ALUMNI
Fr. Mike Barber (Veracruz, Mexico) was roasted on April 9 by alumni of St. Mary's High School in St. Louis. The roast generated $40,000 for Fr. Mike's missionary work in Mexico. About 200 people attended the event, including several Marianists who are St. Mary's alumni or former teachers - Bro. Art Dofing, Bro. Francis Haug, Bro. Bob Minges, Fr. Richard O'Shaughnessy, Fr. Dave Paul and Bro. Bob Rapp. Event coordinators were St. Mary's alumni Bob Broyles, Eric Frederickson, Craig Hawksley and John Sikorski and alumni office staff Bernie Hardesty and Debby Weindell.
IN HONOR OF JOHN PAUL II
We offer the artistry of three Marianists regarding Pope John Paul II. Bro. Joe Aspell created the beautiful painting (above) in honor of the pope's 1987 visit to San Francisco. The image was used for a printed souvenir card; the original now hangs at Villa St. Joseph in Cupertino. Fr. Johann Roten, director of UD's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, wrote "A Pope for Mary," in which he stated: "It is not exaggerated to say that John Paul II's consecration to Mary is the real secret and the not so hidden source of his grandeur. He was an extraordinary Pope. He owed it in great part to his dedication to Mary." Read the reflection. Fr. Joe Lackner penned a simple prayer for a service held at the Province office on April 8, in which he juxtaposes Blessed Chaminade, who was born on April 8, and Pope John Paul II, whose funeral was held April 8. Read the prayer.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF . . .
Bro. George Whiston, 73, who died April 18, 2005, at Mercy Siena in Dayton of a heart attack. May he rest in peace. Bro. George spent most of his ministry in food service as a cook, chef, dietitian and director. His culinary expertise took him throughout the Province, including Purcell Marian High School in Cincinnati, the Marianist novitiate in Marcy, N.Y., the Marianist Retreat House in Dayton, the University of Dayton and the Marianist Seminary in Toronto. Bro. George also performed magic shows in Dayton for groups with developmental disabilities. Funeral arrangements at Mount St. John on Friday, April 22, are as follows: wake at 9 a.m. at Queen of Apostles chapel; funeral Mass at 10 a.m.; burial following at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Read Bro. George's obituary.
Amos Kagai, who died April 12, 2005, in Ol'Kalou, Kenya. May he rest in peace. Amos was the father of Bro. Patrick Kagai (Limuru, Kenya).
Mary Schmitz, 88, who died April 11, 2005, in Fond du Lac, Wis. May she rest in peace. Mary was the sister of Bro. Peter Loehr (Marianist Residence, San Antonio).
Bernadine Hammel, who died April 8, 2005, in St. Louis. May she rest in peace. Bernadine was the mother of Fr. Gerry Hammel (Our Lady of Guadalupe, Helotes, Texas).
Jean Loscalzo Canning, 76, who died April 8, 2005, at home in Lawrenceville, N.J., from myleofibrosis. May she rest in peace. Jean was a founding member of the Marianist Lay Network of North America Leadership Team, a member of the Marianist Family Council of North America, and a member of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative steering committee and anti-racism team. Survivors include her husband, Dick, eight children and 13 grandchildren.
Jack Sanders, son of Marcella Sanders, a longtime Lay Marianist Affiliate, extends deep appreciation to the Marianists who attended and participated in Marcella's wake and funeral.
Please also pray for Charles Barnett, Lenore Brennan, Robert Fleck, Ida Kinpoitner, Mary Nestroyl and Loretta Sielen. May they rest in peace. Read prayer intentions.
JAPANESE GARDEN, MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
Fr. Edwin Johnson (West Hills, Calif.), who is recovering from heart bypass surgery.
Fr. Richard Knuge (Meyer Hall, Dayton), who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Bro. William McCall (Villa St. Joseph, Cupertino, Calif.), who was hospitalized for surgery.
Bro. Peter Pontolillo (Rome), who is hospitalized in Florida with complications from kidney stones.
Bro. Richard Rose (Mercy Siena, Dayton), who is hospitalized for respiratory difficulties.
Please also pray for Steve Komrska, John Lipker and Pat O'Hare. Read prayer intentions.
FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Read prayer intentions from the General Administration in Rome dated April 13, 2005.
JUBILEE PARTY IN SAN ANTONIO
THE BROTHERS BOB WATCH BASKETBALL
WHO'S DOING WHAT
Congratulations to Bro. Stephen Glodek, who has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the Center for the Study of Religious Life in Chicago. The center conducts interdisciplinary reflection on the life of Catholic religious sisters, brothers and priests and is a resource to religious congregations in promoting the vitality and mission of religious life.
Bro. Richard Middleton (Chaminade-Waldron, St. Louis) renewed his vows during a Mass at Chaminade College Preparatory School on April 1. He is celebrating his 60th jubilee this year. As a Marianist, Bro. Richard taught in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Nebraska. He is active in the Chaminade community.
Congratulations to Mary Sue Leese, a religion teacher at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, who was honored at the 102nd convention of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) held last month. Mary Sue was one of six Catholic secondary school educators honored for significant contributions.
WORLD YOUTH DAY UPDATE
Bro. Jack Ventura advises that the Marianist trip to World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, from Aug.15-22, will be cancelled unless more reservations are made in the next week. If you intend to register, please contact Bro. Jack immediately at email@example.com.
FISH STORIES IN KENTUCKY
WAR AND PEACE ISSUE TEAM
CHAMINADE'S NEW SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CENTER
OUT AND ABOUT
Read the upcoming travel schedule of members of the Provincial staff in St. Louis.
THE "HANDY MEN" OF MARYLAND AVENUE
SCHOOL POSITIONS (Maui). Saint Anthony Junior/Senior High in Maui is seeking a librarian, a counselor and a social studies teacher. Contact Fr. Tim Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL POSITIONS (St. Louis). St. Mary's High School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher and a full-time teacher for sophomore English. Contact Fr. Tim Kenney at email@example.com.
LATINO FAMILY RETREAT AT CAPE MAY
UNITED NATIONS NGO REPORT. Read the April 5, 2005, issue of the Marianist NGO Report from Bro. Steve O'Neil.
CAPE MAY. Read the April 2005 issue of Beacon.com, the newsletter of the Marianist Family Retreat Center at Cape May Point, N.J.
MARIANIST VOLUNTEERS. Read the April 2005 issue of the newsletter of the Marianist International Volunteers from José Luis Pérez, MIV coordinator.
MAUI REPORT. Read the April 2005 Maui newsletter from Fr. Steve Tutas.
CENTERPOINT.COM. Read the April 2005 issue of Centerpoint.com, the e-newsletter from the Center for Marianist Spirituality and Communities (CMSC) in Philadelphia.
TOPSAIL. Read the April 2005 issue of High Tidings, the e-newsletter from the CFL Family Retreat Center in N. Topsail Beach, N.C.
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