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March 23, 2011
Solemnity of St. Joseph
Patronal Feast of the Brothers of Holy Cross
Holy Cross Priests and Brothers celebrated the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband
of the Virgin Mary, and Patronal Feast of the Brothers of Holy
Cross, on Friday, March 18 at the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred
Heart Basilica, Notre Dame, IN. Since it
was spring break for the Notre Dame
students, attendance at the 5:15 pm Mass
was made up primarily of Holy Cross
Priests, Brothers and Sisters. The Notre
Dame Liturgical Choir, which sings each
year at the celebration, was not part of
the liturgy this year..
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Guardians of Hope Dinner
Last Friday evening, March 18, Holy Trinity High School, Chicago, held their
Annual Guardians of Hope Dinner at the Hilton Chicago which included a
cocktail hour ,silent and live auction, dinner, and program. The $500,000 raised
annually at this gala supports Holy Trinity's scholarship and financial assistance
funds. This year the event honored the founding scholarship sponsors: Charlie
Barkley, Patti Bidwill, Bob Buford, Keith Jaffee, John Reilly,Mitch & Fran Wiet,
and Richard & Jamee Wiet. It's because of these and other generous contributors
that Holy Trinity students can DREAM BIG!
Holy Cross Brothers attending the gala included: Brothers Ken Haders, Robert
Livernois, Raymond Harrington, Robert Fillmore, Roy Smith, Roberto
Jimenez, John Paige and Chester Freel. Also attending was Mrs. Patricia
Cholasinski of Holy Cross Village who is a Holy Trinity volunteer weekly with
Br. Robert Fillmore.
For 101 years, Holy Trinity has offered a life-changing Catholic education to
some of Chicago's most deserving youth regardless of their ability to pay tuition.
This Holy Cross mission focuses on educating the heart and mind of the students,
and the goal is student success.
A Holy Trinity education works: Since 2006, 100% of the graduates have been
accepted into college!
St. Patrick’s Day Visit at Columba Hall
St. Patrick’s Day was special at Columba Hall as some 20 first-grade students, and
their teacher Chrissy Govorko from St. Joseph Elementary School in South Bend
visited the Brothers at Columba Hall to shared their projects with the Brothers.
The hour-long visit included the students listening to books being read, playing
bingo, and working on various written projects. It was a wonderful opportunity
for the Brothers at Columba to be able to interact with 1 st graders. The visit was
part of the ―Wellness‖ program at Columba Hall. The students have also visited
the residents of Schubert Villa and Dujarie House.
Miracle Worker in the
Chef Paul Boundas creates healthy meals from scratch for less than
$3 per lunch — and the kids even like the food.
On a recent winter day
at a Chicago public
high school, "fish
tacos" were on the
"Look at this," one
flicking at a stiff flour
tortilla on her tray.
"They give us this with
fish sticks and call it a
fish taco. That ain't
Not long after, Holy Trinity High School in Wicker Park was also serving fish.
The white fillets came in a crunchy panko-cornmeal crust or baked in olive oil,
lemon and herbs, with collard-flecked teriyaki brown rice, olive oil roasted
potatoes, steamed broccoli and freshly squeezed lemonade. And the students ate it
The meals may sound like they came from two different worlds, but both were
served to low-income Chicago high school students as part of the National School
It's become accepted wisdom among many school officials that the level of federal
reimbursement for meals served through the program — $2.74 per lunch — is too
low to cover tasty, nutritious food made from scratch.
But Chef Paul Boundas says he serves his scratch-cooked meals to about 4,500
private school students — including about 300 at Holy Trinity — every day for
even less than that modest amount.
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Cardinal Peter Turkson will be the celebrant at the
liturgy in Sacred Heart Basilica on Friday, March 25 at
In the evening at 8:15 pm, he will give a lecture as part
of the Romero Lectures in the Center For Continuing
Education on the Notre Dame University campus.
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Lenten Lecture Series
The Great Room at André Place
Holy Cross Village
Wednesdays at 7-8 pm
March 23 Jane Pitz
"An Encounter with Art: a way to continue on one's spiritual path"
This presentation will include visiting images and reflecting on them as the "way"
to encounter the sacred within and without.
Jane Pitz is a local artist who has focused on sacred texts to develop herself and
direct her art.
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Out of Africa
"Out of Africa" was the theme of Br. John Paige’s
presentation in the Great Room of Andre Place at Holy
Cross Village last Wednesday, March 16. Brother John
explained how working in a culture other than our own
contributed to his spiritual growth. At the conclusion of his
half-hour talk, Brother John took question from the
standing-only audience. The lecture series will continue each Wednesday for the
remainder of Lent.
Br. John Paige did his doctoral research and ministered as a formator and college
professor in Uganda, East Africa. Br. John currently serves as President of Holy
Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana.
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Brother Charles Joseph Krupp, C.S.C.
December 19, 1923 - March 16, 2011
Br. Charles Joseph Krupp, C.S.C., age 87, died on
March 16, 2011 at Dujarie House, Notre Dame,
Indiana after a lengthy illness. He was an
enthusiastic and talented leader within the Midwest
Province of the Holy Cross Brothers, and its
Provincial from 1968 to 1979.
Br. Charles was born in New Lothrop, Michigan to
Charles, Sr. and Julia (Sharer) Krupp. He attended
St. Michael's Elementary and High School in New
Lothrop, graduating in 1941. He worked on the
family farm for 10 years before he joined the
Brothers of Holy Cross and entered St. Joseph's
Novitiate in 1950.
He pronounced his first vows as a Brother on February 2, 1951 and wanted to
work at St. Joseph's Farm, but was assigned to study at the University of Notre
Dame. He did quite well and graduated with cum laude honors in 1954.
Br. Charles' flrst assignment was to teach for 6 years on the faculty at St. Edward
High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He was also the Vocation Recruiter and brought
many St. Ed's graduates into the community. He spent a year as Assistant to the
Novice Master at St. Joseph's Novitiate and then returned to St. Edward High to be
the Principal and Superior for 6 years, until 1967. He was the Province Personnel
Director for a year and then was appointed and elected the Provincial of the
Midwest Province for a total of 11 years,
In 1980, Br Charles moved to Chicago and was the Director of Development at
Holy Trinity High School for 6 years and worked in parish ministry for 2 years. He
became Headmaster and President of Le Mans Academy in Rolling Prairie,
Indiana from 1991 to 1995. That year he moved south to become the Director of
Planning and Development at the Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota, Florida for
the next 14 years until 2009. Because of health concerns, he came back north to
live at Schubert Villa and Dujarie House at Notre Dame until his death.
Among Br. Charles' many talents was being a concerned listener. He really loved
people whether they were his students, their parents, other adults and especially
the senior citizens he served. At St. Edward High, he raised the standards of
excellence by recruiting top quality students to attend the School and sought
scholarships for them. During his tenure as Principal, there were 21 National Merit
Scholars among the graduates. He was a very generous man, humorous as well as
being perceptive and neat. He personified friendliness and showed real interest in
people he met.
Br. Charles was the Midwest Province Provincial at the time of the Vatican II
Council. Pope John XXIII said that one aim of the Council was to bring 'fresh air'
into the Church. Br. Charles also did that in his tenure as Provincial. One
admirable quality he illustrated was valuing the individual differences among the
Brothers in his Province. He encouraged Brothers to utilize their talents in pursuing
ministries they were interested in, rather than appointing them to positions. Br.
Charles was a very spiritual man, generous and well loved by those he cared for.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd, at Our Lady of Holy Cross
Chapel from 9:00 to 11:00am on the grounds of Holy Cross Village at Notre
Dame. The Mass of Resurrection will then begin at 11:00am with interment
afterward in St. Joseph's Cemetery of the Village. Kaniewski Funeral Home is
handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions, in honor of Brother Charles Krupp to support the mission
and ministries of the Brothers may be sent to: Brothers of Holy Cross, Office of
Development, P.O. Box 460, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Brother Lawrence Stewart
In your prayers, please remember Br. Jerome Meyer who will undergo heart
surgery on Monday, March 28, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN.
Brother Jerome will have an Aortic Valve replacement along with a few bypasses.
We will update you on his progress, March 30.
Prayers are requested for Gene Rock, the younger brother of Br. Thomas Rock,
who lives at Riverside Place, Holy Cross Village. Gene is approaching his last
days as he battles leukemia.
Prayers are also requested for the repose of the soul of Pauline Dufresne, the
sister-in-law of Br. Raymond Dufresne, who lives at Riverside Place, Holy Cross
Village. The funeral was in Stillwater, MN, Monday, March 21.
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