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News from and about Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters

Sunday, 15 July 2012 12:04

Maryknoll Affiliate Chapters

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Albany United States New York Northeast
Albuquerque United States New Mexico Great Plains/South West
Arequipa Centro Peru Arequipa Peru
Arequipa Cerro Colorado Peru Arequipa Peru
Arequipa Tahuaycaní Peru Arequipa Peru
Boerne United States Texas South Central
Buen Vivir, Mexico Mexico Oaxaca Mesoamerica
Carolina United States Puerto Rico Mesoamerica
Chicago Central United States Illinois Midwest
Chicago North United States Illinois Midwest
Chicago West United States Illinois Midwest
Cincinnati United States Ohio Midwest
Baguio City Philippines Benguet Philippines
Columbia United States Missouri Midwest
Comunidad Misionera de Santa María/Wilmington United States North Carolina Southeast
California Central Coast United States California California
Davao City Philippines n/a Philippines
Denver United States Colorado Great Plains/South West
East Bay United States California California
El Salvador El Salvador n/a Mesoamerica
Father Price/Wilmington United States North Carolina Southeast
Fox Cities United States Wisconsin Midwest
Goshen United States New York Northeast
Greater Boston/New England United States Massachusetts Northeast
Greater Los Angeles United States California California
Greater Milwaukee United States Wisconsin Midwest
Guatemala Guatemala n/a Mesoamerica
Hawaii United States Hawaii n/a
Holland/Southwest Michigan United States Michigan Midwest
Houston United States Texas South Central
Indiana/Illinois/Kentucky Tri-state United States Indiana Midwest
Las Vegas United States Nevada Great Plains/South West
Lima Peru n/a Peru
Long Island United States New York Northeast
Los Altos United States California California
Manila Philippines n/a Philippines
Mérida Mexico n/a Mesoamerica
Missoula United States Montana Northwest
Mwanza Tanzania n/a Tanzania
New Jersey United States New Jersey Northeast
New Orleans/Gulf South United States Louisiana South Central
New York City Subway United States New York Northeast
North Bay United States California California
North Texas United States Texas South Central
Northeast Florida United States Florida Southeast
Philadelphia United States Pennsylvania Northeast
Phoenix United States Arizona Great Plains/South West
Portland United States Oregon Northwest
Puno Sur Peru n/a Peru
Red Bank United States New Jersey Northeast
Reno United States Nevada Northwest
Sacramento United States California California
Saint Louis United States Missouri Midwest
San Diego United States California California
Seattle United States Washington Northwest
Twin Cities United States Minnesota Midwest
Walla Walla United States Washington Northwest
Washington DC United States District of Columbia Southeast
Westchester United States New York Northeast
Friday, 29 June 2012 14:25

New Jersey 2012 Potluck/Social

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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.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 00:00

Richard Younkin Ordained as a Permanent Deacon

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Rich Younkin surrounded by Maryknoll Affiliates at his ordination

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!"

Nuns on the Bus logoThe 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.

Friday, 08 June 2012 14:51

Search for Peace Artwork and Posters

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Art from 2012Congratulations! 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

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.

Tom Henehan MM visiting "Little Mexico"

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.

Tom Henehan MM with the Comunidad Misionera de Santa María

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 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.

Friday, 18 May 2012 14:35

Len Carey

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Len CareyWe 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.

You may read his obituary and leave a message for Florence and their family here.

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