District Assembly 2006 plans announced
The Midwest District Assembly will take place on July 28th from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm and on July 29
from 8:00 am to12:00 pm at Lewis University. The District Day for the Brothers begins after lunch on
the 29th, and the Jubilee celebration will be that same afternoon. The District Assembly is open to, but
not limited to, administrators, all Lasallian Animators, and all Midwest District Brothers. These groups
are the target audience, but other Lasallians are also strongly encouraged to participate. Assembly
participants are welcome to arrive Thursday evening, July 27th.
Jubilarians will be celebrated in July
On Saturday, July 29, the Midwest District will honor eleven Brothers who will be celebrating their
jubilees. They include the following: Brother Mark Gault (70th), Brothers Edward Everett,
Nicholas Geimer, Pius Kamphefner, and David Pieters (60th), Brothers Jerome Cox, Roman
Jarosz, Raphael Mascari, Norman McCarthy and Kevin Ryan (50th), and Brother Anthony
Meeting for Brothers will be on July 29
On Saturday, July 29th, the Brothers of the District will meet in the afternoon. This will be during the
Assembly and Jubilee days at Lewis University. The program will include a State of the District report
by Brother Frank Carr, a Visitor forum, and discussion of the Quality of Life survey in conjunction with
the Being Brothers Today CIL session recently held in Rome.
“Being Brothers Today” retreat is still open
Every Brother of the U.S./Toronto Region should have received information on the retreat on the
vocation of “Being Brothers Today.” It is based on the document that was prepared for the 44th General
Chapter, The retreat will be held at the Cenacle Retreat Center in Chicago on July 9 – 14, 2006. Some
spaces are still available for this retreat. The cost for the program is $740. Registration deadline is June
15th. Check the CBC Conference web page for information http://www.cbconf.org/ and details.
District Offices will be closed
The offices of the Midwest District in St. Paul and in Burr Ridge will be closed on July 4th to celebrate
the national holiday.
Visitor nominees will attend meetings
The eight Brothers who received the most votes to be the next Visitor will meet with both the District
Council and the Mission and Ministry Council in June. They will also meet with the participants of the
District Assembly in July.
Two Councils will meet in June
The meeting of the District Council will be on June 8th at the Burr Ridge office. Then on June 12th the
Mission and Ministry Council will meet at the same place.
Brother James Miller’s anniversary is next year
A year from now, on February 13, 2007 the Midwest District will memorialize Brother James Miller
on the 25th anniversary of his death. Brother Frank Carr has appointed a committee to consider the ways
in which the District should celebrate his life and death. Please send ideas and suggestions to Brother
Robert Smith (SMUMN), Lou Anne Tighe (CDH), Brother Martin Spellman (Provincialate), or
Brother Stephen Markham (Iowa).
District Chapter planning committee will meet
Brother Superior has approved the Midwest District request to delay the next District Chapter until after
the International Assembly on Mission and Association (October 2006) and the 44th General Chapter
(May 2007). The last District Chapter passed a resolution calling for a “two-pronged” Chapter when it
next meets, so Brother Frank Carr has appointed a seven-member committee to explore creative ways
to achieve this proposal. Members are Brother Milton Barker (TG), Dr. Mary Fox (SMUMN),
Brother James Gaffney (LU), Karin McClelland-Anderer (Provincialate), Dr. Evelyn McDonald
(CBU), Jerome Meeds (Dunrovin), and Brother Mark Snodgrass (DLS/BS).
“Beauty and the Beast” tickets available at Lewis
Lewis University will be presenting the musical, "Beauty and The Beast," in the Philip Lynch Theater
on Thursday, evening, July 27th. That is the date when participants will be arriving for the Midwest
District Assembly. The box office is prepared to hold 40 tickets for this performance on a "first come,
first served" basis for any Assembly participants who would like a free ticket to see "Beauty and the
Beast." Remaining tickets will be released at least one week before the performance. That evening the
only agenda item for the District is a welcome social. Lewis University will hold the social open until
11:00pm in order to accommodate anyone who attends the performance. Those who would like to
reserve tickets should contact Brother Joseph Martin at email@example.com ONLY.
Lasallian Spirituality Retreat will be in Wildwood
From June 18-22 the Lasallian Spirituality Retreat will take place at La Salle Center in Glencoe.
Designed for Partners and Brothers, the program will include reflection and discussion about Lasallian
spirituality, meditation, community and association. Marianne Stich (Bishop Kelly) is the retreat
director, Mary Hoff (Bishop Kelly) is the community director, and Karin McClelland-Anderer is the
district representative. Brother Armand Alcazar and David Hotek (St. Joseph) will also lead parts of
District will collaborate with the Jesuits
The Midwest District will collaborate with the Jesuit Province of Chicago on a feasibility study for a
possible future Cristo Rey High School on the west side of Chicago. Brother Ed Siderewicz and
Gordon Hannon will serve on the feasibility committee.
International Solidarity Day was in April
The World Union of Former Lasallian Students (UMAEL from the French) has become increasingly
popular with Lasallians around the world. On April 20th UMAEL observed the anniversary of the birth
of the Founder as International Lasallian Solidarity Day. On that day an invitation went out to all the
UMAEL members worldwide to support a Lasallian work or project in one of the neediest corners of
the world – Hope House in Santiago, Chile. The advisor to the group is Brother Claude Reinhardt, a
member of the General Council. The UMAEL web site is www.umael-lasalle.org/en.asp for those
Lasallian Educational Fund awarded grants
At its annual meeting on May 11th the Lasallian Educational Fund Board approved grant requests for
the year totaling $89,000. The ministries that received the awards were the following: Fe y Vida, San
Juan Diego Middle School, De La Salle Blackfeet School, Fatima School in Nigeria, De La Salle
Center, St. Mary’s Boys School in Kenya, and San Miguel/BOY. All the decisions were unanimous.
With these grants the Fund has now contributed $1,171,000 to support various ministries.
Midwest District nurses will meet
The four nurses of the Midwest District will meet in Burr Ridge from July 14th to 16th. This will be their
first meeting and will allow them to share best practices, collaborate on articles for News Notes, and
discuss common interests. The nurses and their areas are Cathie Swanson (Twin Cities), Pat Bader
(Memphis), Maureen Guillou (Winona), and Sheila Hallman (Chicago, Missouri, Wisconsin)
Brother Michael Collins sent a message
“Thank you to those who sent notes of condolence on the death of my father, Jacob. As an only child,
it’s comforting to know that I have a family of Brothers.”
Lasallian Youth to meet in Manitowoc
Members of Lasallian Youth groups from secondary schools of the Midwest District will meet
at Roncalli High School, Manitowoc from July 30 till August 4. More information will be
provided in the August News Notes.
Brother Edward Staszak had umbilical hernia surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on
April 24th and is recuperating well.
Brother Raphael Mascari had a right knee arthroplasty at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet on May
23rd. He is doing well at home and will start physical therapy.
Brother Peter Dannecker had a right eye cataract removed on May 22nd and is healing well at
Helen Ford, mother of Brother Chris Ford is in declining health with a recurrence of cancer.
Remember her in prayer.
Joseph W. Martin, father of Brother Joseph Martin (Lewis University/Provincialate), who
suffered a sub acute stroke on Tuesday, May 30, in Florida. Mr. Martin was released from ICU on
Monday, June 5, and he is still recovering.
Brother Andrew Jacobson who received the Guadalupe Award from San Miguel in Minneapolis
in recognition of his volunteer service.
Brother Maurice Anglim who retired from the Board of Trustees of Lewis University at the board
meeting of May 8th following a long and highly distinguished period of service.
Brother Louis Rodemann ‘61 who will receive the Religious Service Alumni Award on June 17th
at the SMUMN Homecoming weekend for his more than twenty years of service to the homeless
Bishop James Peter Sartain of the Little Rock Diocese who was appointed the fourth Bishop of
the Joliet Diocese following the resignation of Bishop Joseph Imesch who will be 75 in June.
Mary L. Ogilvie, Professor of Biology at CBU, who received the 2006 Distinguished Lasallian
Educator Award on April 27th.
Brother Joseph Martin who was appointed to the Advisory Board to the Vicar for Religious for
the Joliet Diocese.
James Segredo, President of Montini Catholic H.S., who was presented with the Leonardo da Vinci
Award for Excellence in education by the Order Sons of Italy in America which recognizes Italian
Americans who have become a pride and inspiration to their communities.
Helen Friedl who will be honored on June 25th at De La Salle at St. Matthew for her 50 years of
service in education.
Rest in Peace
Frances Zeman, 89, mother of Brother Larry, died on May 22nd in Minneapolis. Other survivors
include her sons Gary, Mark, Richard and Bruce. Her funeral Mass was on May 25th at St. Charles
Borromeo in Minneapolis.
Kathleen Dupré, sister of Brother Edwin, died on June 4th in Chicago. She is also survived by her
sister, Joan O’Reilly. Her wake and funeral Mass will be held at the Divine Word Conference
Center in Techny, Illinois, Saturday, June 10th beginning at 10:00 am.
Marlon Terry, a junior at St. Joseph H. S. in Westchester, who collapsed at home and could not be
revived by paramedics. His funeral was at St. Malachy in Chicago on May 27th.
Charles Dusselier, AFSC, died in Kansas City. His funeral Mass was on Friday, June 3rd at St.
Regis in Kansas City.
Roger Foiles, brother of Donna Kiel, principal of St. Joseph High School died May 23rd. His
funeral Mass was on Saturday, May 27th at St. Turibius Catholic Church in Chicago.
Check for this web page
During his visit to the Provincial Office in April Brother Jerome Cox left word about his new web
page. Those interested in his jewelry and sculpture can learn more about his offerings at
www.brotherjerome.com from the Lasallian International Art/Culture Center in Vicchio, Italy.
Healthy News Notes from Sheila Hallmann, RN.
Welcome to the month of June where we can finally get out there and consciously exercise our large
muscle groups for good mental and physical health.
To burn more calories when walking or running, do it on sand. Choose soft sand if you want a more
strenuous workout; that can increase caloric expenditure by almost 50%, if you can keep up the pace. Wet,
firm-packed sand makes for an easier trek. Don’t run on a sloped shore at the beach, since that can put
extra stress on ankles and knees. Source: UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, June 2006.
Avoid sitting with a wallet or any bulky item in your hip pocket for long periods of time. It’s no joke that
people who do so have ended up with what’s been called “credit card sciatica.” Any object that puts
pressure on the sciatic nerve can, over time, contribute to sciatica, characterized by pain that begins in the
lower back or buttocks and radiates down the leg. Regular exercise may help prevent sciatica by improving
posture and strengthening the muscles in the back and abdomen. Remember to stand up straight and hold
in your abdomen. Source: UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, June 2006.
Although it’s only been recognized since 1988, this looming threat to America’s health has already been
known by several names; Syndrome X, the Insulin Resistance Syndrome, and the Deadly Quartet.
Researchers have learned more about this disorder and have settled on a name that’s more accurate. What
is the metabolic syndrome and what does it mean for your health you may ask? The metabolic syndrome
was originally classified as a quartet of abnormalities. Doctors have now identified five components.
The following are the most widely accepted criteria for the diagnosis.
Abdominal obesity (waist circumference 40 inches or more)
Fasting triglyceride levels of 150 mg/dl or higher
HDL cholesterol levels below 40mg/dl
Blood pressure of 130/85mm Hg or higher
Fasting blood sugar of 110mg/dl or higher
Be well and I wish all of you reading these news notes God’s joy and many blessings.
Please keep the following Brothers in your prayers:
6 Justin Oliver (FREDERICK NOELKE), 1990
9 Jarlath QUENTIN (George HIGGINS), 1983
10 Josephus Bertram (James O’Brien), 1956
John Aurelius (JOHN MAZE), 1988
12 Hubert GERARD (Edward SCHMITZ), 1983
16 John Victorian (John Leahy), 1970
21 Lambert Aloysius (William Hall), 1964
Thaddeus Luke (Roy Bohanon), 1964
23 CHRISTOPHER (Anthony MOKRZYCKI), 1970
25 Agnel Isidore, Visitor General, 1953
27 Ignatius ANTHONY (John FIRST), 1967
JEROME Benjamin (William GAFFNEY), 1984
28 Ildephonsus Damian (James Brown), 1952
30 Jarlath Peter (George Seiler), 1956
James DANIEL (Hilary KELLER), 1971
Bertrand Leo (Robert Kirby), Assistant to Superior General, 1993
1 RICHARD DAHMEN, 1997
2 LAWRENCE PORRETTA, 1994
3 Hubert Maurelian (Casper Herbes), 1962
Camillus Dufresne, 2001
4 JEROME De La Salle (L. Vincent BECK), 1982
5 Leopold Gregory (James Toole), 1951
Ulrick Michael (Thomas Ruane), 1957
7 Barnabas Paul (John Broyles), 1993
ALFRED (Richard J. MORONI), 2002
11 Junian FELIX (John SCANLAN), 1990
12 Liguori EDWARD (Robert WELCH), 1985
14 Lawrence Egbert (Edward Flood), 1976
17 I. George Bedard (Robert J.) 1998
18 James Walter (Michael Marnane), 1955
19 Mancos Eusebe (Lionel Thibault), 1986
21 LAURENCE WALTHER, 2002
24 Hyacinth GABRIEL (Patrick CONNON), 1978
25 Loman Joseph (Henry Gorman), 1966
26 ANTHONY SULLIVAN (Edward Joseph), 2002
28 Liguori William (John Kelly), 1970
Julian AUSTIN (Richard SCHWAAB), 1977
2 Blessed Solomon, 1792
JEROME MARTIN, 1999
THEODORE DRAHMANN (Robert J.), 2002
4 Jarlath ROBERT (Joseph LANE), 1981
J. Edward DOODY (JOHN LAMBERT MICHAEL), 2004
6 Amian GEORGE (Eugene LAMOUREUX), 1981
7 ANTHONY PISANO, 1991
RICHARD KELLY, 2001
9 Lambert THOMAS (James Leslie MATTHEWS), 1969
10 Athanase Emile, Superior General, 1952
Gontran Francis (Daniel Russell), 1954
16 Ildephonsus Austin (Francis Delaney), 1964
LEONARD James (James PETERSON), 1975
17 Levian ANSELM (Eugene DEVINE), 1972
18 Justin Declan (Thomas Egan), 1952
19 Honorius Bernard TALLE (JOSEPH A.), 2004
20 Leander Joseph (DELBERT E.) BRUSNAHAN, 2001
22 Henry Virgil (James Pelant), 1963
23 ARTHUR DICKERSON, 1978
Hector BENEDICT (Francis HARTIGAN), 1986
24 Loman Daniel (MICHAEL RYAN), 1978
26 Leopold THOMAS (Howard LAMBERT), 1971
27 Julius Hugh (Joseph Zimmerer), 1956
28 Placidus Leonard KROMHOUT (EDWARD) 1998
30 Arese Casimir (Noel Bression), Vicar General, 1954
Joel Adrian (Bertram Seiler), 1957
Please refer to In Your Charity Pray for Your Brothers (edited by Brother Hilary Gilmartin in 1990) for
more complete information on the Brothers listed and for complete listings of Brothers of the Midwest
District who died prior to 1950.
July 13 Philip Jones
2 Michael Fugger 18 Martin Michuda
6 Patrick Craine 21 Joseph Wilhelm
Edwin Dupré 24 Douglas Hawkins
7 Charlene Hermann James Zullo
8 Jerome Cox 26 Eamon Gavin
9 Christopher Oddo 28 Mark McVann
11 Kevin Brutcher Dale Mooney
James Roszak 29 Martin Sellner
12 Bernard LoCoco 31 Felix Bland
Gary Smith Bertrand Juettner
13 Nicholas Schumer
14 Raymond McManaman September
16 Dominic Kennedy
18 Robert Thomas 2 Roger Betzold
22 Len Suhadolc 4 Charles Gregor
23 Augustine Kossuth Cheryl Garrigan
24 Frederick Oberrieder 5 George Fowley
25 Paul French 6 Eric Garza
27 Milton Barker 8 Michael Rivers
Patrick Dochety 16 Katie Krzysik
Sheila Hallmann 17 Jill O’Brien
30 Leo Kramper 18 Stanislaus Sobczyk
August 22 Christopher Baker
24 Leo Hirsch
3 John Grover Marshall Sharp
Pierre St. Raymond 25 Martin Grimm
7 Michael Fehrenbach 28 Philip Johnson
8 Matthew Smith Belayneh Medhanit
10 Thomas Sullivan Derek Nelson
James Wegesin 29 Michael Kadow
11 Christopher Kavanaugh