DISTRICT DAY and JUBILEE CELEBRATION 2015

The eight jubilarians

The eight jubilarians: (standing) Brothers Chris Oddo, Michael Fehrenbach, Tom Hetland, and John Blease (50th), and seated: Brothers Charlie Kelly and Martin Sellner (60th), Bro. Terence McLaughlin (75th) and Bro. James Wegesin (60th)

Brothers and Lasallian friends and family members gathered on Saturday, July 25, for the annual Midwest District Day at Lewis University. Brothers met all morning and engaged in a process to converse about the state of the District as the new Visitor term begins. Brothers Bede and Michael, the two new Auxiliary Visitors, also had a chance to share a bit about their own roles going forward.

Bro. Moses shares his Camino experience as part of a District Day session.

Bro. Moses shares his Camino experience as part of a District Day session.

In the afternoon several “breakout sessions” occurred, including one involving the six participants in the Camino experience which concluded in Spain on July 22. The District nurses, who were holding their annual meeting concurrently, were also present for consultations.

At 5:00pm the District Day liturgy began in St. Charles Borromeo chapel. The mass honored the eight jubilarians, and also included special ceremonies for the young men in various phases of initial formation.

The newly robed novices with their sponsors (Bros. Len Rhoades, Ryan Anderson, Michael Kadow, Johnathon Emanuelson, Michael Reis, and Michael Phipps

The newly robed novices with their sponsors (Bros. Len Rhoades, Ryan Anderson, Michael Kadow, Johnathon Emanuelson, Michael Reis, and Michael Phipps

The new postulants, Brothers Zennel, Matt, Dylan, and Alex.

The new postulants, Brothers Zennel, Matt, Dylan, and Alex.

Brother jubilarians renewing their vows with the Visitor

Brother jubilarians renewing their vows with the Visitor

The liturgy concluded with a special blessing for the New Visitor Team, followed by a reception.

Bro. Terence, 75th jubilarian, chats with friends after the mass.

Bro. Terence, 75th jubilarian, chats with friends after the mass.

New Postulant Brother Dylan Perry, Associate Director of Lasallian Volunteers, is congratulated by current LVs.

New Postulant Brother Dylan Perry, Associate Director of Lasallian Volunteers, is congratulated by current LVs.

THANKS to all who helped make District Day 2015 such a success!

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2 thoughts on “DISTRICT DAY and JUBILEE CELEBRATION 2015

  1. JIM ENRIGHT

    How about some last names for the Jubilarians? Some of us exes don’t have as good of memory as we used to. Ecce Quam Bonum!

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