News from and about Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters
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The New Jersey affiliates hosted a pot luck social on June 10, 2012. We welcomed visitors from the Goshen and Westchester chapters as well as from the Congregation and Society. One of our intentions was to honor Fred and Jet with a brief "sending ceremony," which expressed our gratitude and good wishes to our friends.
On Sunday, June 24, Maryknoll Affiliate Rich Younkin was ordained to the diaconate for the diocese of San Francisco, culminating his five years of study for it. It was a joyful time as his family, friends and Maryknoll Affiliates assembled in the packed Cathedral to witness the ordination of twelve deacons. Archbishop Niederaur officiated with three other bishops from the diocese, and many priests and deacons attended and welcomed the new deacons. Rich will minister in his parish, St Isabella's, in San Rafael.
Maryknoll Affiliates in Milwaukee, and many others concerned for social justice, hoped that the "Nuns on the Bus" would make a stop in or near Milwaukee. We knew their first and most important visit would be to the office of Congressman Paul Ryan in Janesville, which they did Tuesday morning, June 19, and were "well-received" in meeting with his staff. They were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers who flooded the streets and sidewalks to greet the Sisters with signs and cheers of support. Banks of cameras provided local and national TV coverage. As they left, they were loudly cheered further by shouts of "Thank you! Thank you!"
The stops in Milwaukee were announced only a couple days before their arrival that day, but email notice traveled quickly. Several of our Affiliates, including Alice Murray, Fr Gene Pocernich and myself were thrilled to be able to join their gathering.
We are pleased to announce that Richard Younkin, longtime Bay Area Maryknoll Affiliate, will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Sunday June 24 at 3:30pm in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA. All are invited to attend and there is a reception afterwards in Patron's Hall, Cathedral lower level.
This is a very special occasion for Maryknoll Affiliates to have one of our own ordained to the diaconate after many years of studying for it—we encourage you to attend and joyfully celebrate with Rich.
Congratulations! Some of the artworks and posters from the 2012 exhibit have now been shown across the country!
Exhibits were held this spring in Houston, Texas, and Washington DC, and to small groups in Phoenix Arizona, and San Luis Obispo, California. In Houston, a group of Hispanic women especially enjoyed the works with Spanish text by Adelante Mujeres, from Forest Grove, Oregon.
Over the Labor Day weekend another exhibit of the Search For Peace artworks will be held in Las Vegas.
You are also invited to show Peace and Justice related artworks at Montavilla UMC, 232 SE 80th Portland, this Sunday, June 10, 2012. Artists can turn in art work for the show from 1-5 PM Friday June 8.
Thank you for sharing your work and support.
Together we can help people believe and work for Peace and Non-Violence.
Please send your suggestions on more ways to spread the message.
Check out the Poster Contest "Turn From Violence - Make Peace" at www.SearchForPeaceArt.org.
On May 19 and 20, we received the visit of Rev. Thomas P. Henehan, M.M. who works at "Centro Misionero Maryknoll en América Latina" (CMMAL) and the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers US Hispanic Outreach.
He was in Wilmington visiting our Hispanic group. On Saturday afternoon he visited our community "Little Mexico" to see the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Chapel.
On Saturday night he met with the Saint Mary's Hispanic Prayer Group.
On Sunday May, 20, we had a meeting with him and the members of our Group. Fr. Tom gave us information about the CMMAL. We also discussed our plans and ideas.
We were so happy and grateful to receive him.
The Maryknoll presence was amply felt at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, NC, where Bishop Michael Burbidge held the official "Opening for Cause..." during Vespers on March 9, 2012. Please see www.dioceseofrraleigh.org for more information. (On the Home page that lists "Recent News", scroll down and look for a photo box link on the left side.)
Also in attendance were Gaye Hieb, Rosita Carson, Dallas Midgette, and Debby Lynch, founding members of the Father Price Chapter, Wilmington, NC. Debby Lynch (in the short, curly hair) is pictured with Bishop Burbidge in the pictures. Other pictures taken of the Wilmington Affiliates have not been shared yet with the Chapter.
We are saddened by the news that Maryknoll Affiliate Len Carey (Northeast Florida) passed away the evening of May 16.
Len was the Chapter Contact Person for Notheast Florida.
Please keep his wife, Florence, thier family and the Maryknoll Affiliates in Northeast Florida in your prayer.
For the past two years, Maryknoll affiliate students at RBC have learned about the mission work of Mrs. Kathy Jones Dunford who is a member of the class of 1961. Kathy has corresponded with the students through letters, photos and emails and the students have responded by writing to her, raising awareness among our students about her work and also sponsoring numerous fund raisers to help support her in mission. So it was with great anticipation that the students finally got to meet Mrs. Dunford during her two day visit this past week. Kathy spoke to combined groups of religion classes in our school's auditorium, sharing with them the story of her personal journey towards Maryknoll and mission as well as showing them a wonderful power point presentation about her work as a physician's assistant in Kitale, Kenya. During her two days of outreach, approximately 750 students learned about her mission work.
Towards the end of the second day of her visit, the Maryknoll affiliate students and the members of the school's knitting and crocheting club held a surprise party for Kathy. The affiliates presented her with a check for $1,000 to help support her work at St. Raphael's clinic and the girls in the crochet club presented her with nearly 100 infant hats that they had knitted for the new born babies in the maternity clinic. The crochet club moderators, Ms. Jeanne Skrobot and Mrs. Susan Flaherty did a great job decorating the classroom with the baby hats while the girls baked cupcakes that looked like balls of yarn! During the party many of the students took advantage of their time with Kathy to ask more in-depth questions about life in Kenya and her work there as a physician's assistant.
Everyone present had a wonderful time and we at RBC look forward to continuing our relationship with Kathy who has recently renewed her contract as a lay missoner and will be returning to Kenya in June. GO, RBC!!! "Once a Casey. ALWAYS a Casey!"
Red Bank Catholic's affiliates, aided by some friends, scooped and sold 471 ice cream sundaes in the space of 3.5 hours today, raising a total of $942. This money will be donated to Mrs. Kathy Dunford, Maryknoll lay missioner and RBC alumna, during Kathy's much anticipated visit to her alma mater on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15. The donation will be used by Kathy to provide medical care and purchase medical supplies for St. Raphael's clinic in Kitale, Kenya. Kathy is a physican's assistant who works at this clinic.
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This is a photo of Mary Sivec. She is the great-aunt (age 91!) of one of our students at our elementary school, St. James. She wanted to use her gifts to help the missioners, so she knit 101 infant caps for Kathy Dunford's use in her maternity clinic in Kitale! As Kathy said when she saw the photo: "hats off to Aunt Mary!!"
In celebration of the Maryknoll Centennial the Affiliates co sponsored a gathering with the Justice and Peace Ministry of the Church of the Presentation in Upper Saddle River where Beth Begley is a parishioner. Maryknoll Sister Bernice Rigney spoke on "Giving and Receiving – My experience in Mission" about her experiences in Africa working with survivors of trauma and violence and also with small Christian communities. She engaged the group in a process of reflection – have each choose a stone and share an association or memory it evoked.