District Jubilee Celebration 2012

The Midwest District Brother Jubilarians were honored at a special liturgy on Saturday, July 14. The 5:00pm mass was held at the newly air-conditioned St. Charles Borromeo Chapel on the Lewis University campus. Brother Larry, Visitor, introduced  each of the Jubilarians and shared some information about each one as they processed in.

Servant of God Brother James Miller would have celebrated his 50th jubilee this year. Bro. James was killed in Guatemala in 1982.

St. Charles Borromeo is a beautiful worship space with wonderful acoustics.


Rich Raho, Campus Minister at St. Patrick High School, led the music ministry for the celebration, which included timpani and brass.

Five of the 14 Contacts for the District were present and received a special blessing from the Brothers and guests. L to R: Johnathon Emmanuelson, Matt Lehman, Mark Engelmeyer, Matt Kotek, and Michael Phipps.

Aspirants Johnathon Emmanuelson and Mark Engelmeyer will be postulants at Jeremy House in Philadelphia this fall, and pronounced First Promises.

The  Jubilarians renewing their vows. (video)

Rev. Dan McCotter CSP presided at the liturgy. As a former Christian Brother, he was part of the 50th Jubilee class.

Bringing up the gifts. (video)

The ten jubilarians present were: (back)  Brothers Phil Johnson (50), Stephen Markham (50), Paul Grass (60). Frank Carr (50) and Stan Sobcyzk (50); (front) Mike Callahan (60), Finbar McMullen (70), Tom Power (70), Jim Roszak (60), and Joe O’Malley (60). (Brothers Norman Wray and John Wozniak were not able to be present)

The mass was followed by a reception in the Lewis University Field House.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Jubilarians!



1 thought on “District Jubilee Celebration 2012

  1. Cheryl Garrigan

    With all the good news being reported and pictured on our web site, weekly is not often enough to visit. Thanks for reminding us that there is so much happening. CG

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