Midwest Postulants Make Promises

Postulants Johnathon Emanuelson and Mark Engelmeyer with Brothers Larry and Stephen.

On a beautiful autumn Saturday in Philadelphia, Postulants Johnathon Emanuelson and Mark Engelmeyer made their First Promises during a special liturgy at Jeremy House on October 20. Brother David Deradoorian from DENA renewed his promises as well. Bothers Larry and Stephen represented the Midwest District, and during the mass, Bro. Larry as Visitor formally received their Promises.

Mark and Johnathon reciting their Promises.

Also present at the liturgy were the other members of the Jeremy House community along with DENA representatives Brothers Dennis Malloy (Visitor), Robert Schieler (General Councillor), and Ed Shields (Vocation Minister), plus Fr. Frank Berna, presider and La Salle University chaplain. The 4:00pm mass was followed by a social and dinner.

Brothers Dennis Malloy, Hugh McGuire, Johnathon, Mark, Rich Buccina (Director), Dave Deradoorian, Bob Schieler, Stephen, and Larry.

Johnathon is an alum of Montini HS and Lewis University and Mark graduated from DeLaSalle HS in Minneapolis and Franciscan University, Ohio. Both are currently taking classes at La Salle University, and Mark is also spending three days a week helping at La Salle Academy, a Miguel School serving grades 3-8.

I was present when Mark presented on the Brothers to the La Salle Academy third graders. He kept them captivated for an hour on a Friday afternoon! Not bad for a “rookie”!

Bro. Mark with the third graders.

Third-grader Brandon plays the role of God calling Mark.


Thanks to the Jeremy House community for hosting us! Blessings on our three RELAN postulants as well as our many contacts who are discerning their futures.








Live Jesus in our hearts—-Forever!

Bro. Larry


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