On July 28, Robert Droel became the most recent, and youngest, member of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province. Rob pronounced his First Vows during a Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Palos Hills, Illinois, con-celebrated by Fathers Mark Walter and Norman Trela, and assisted by Deacon Richard Werner. Rob’s parents, Mary Ann and Bill, as well as his sister, Liz, were joined by relatives, friends, and many Brothers (including Brother Julian McDonald from the Congregation Leadership Team), who witnessed the ceremony. Brother Barry Lynch, Novice Director, presented Rob to the assembly and Brother Kevin Griffith, Province Leader, accepted Rob’s vows on behalf of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
Other News from ERCBNA
Brother Donatus McCormack's 75th Jubilee
Seventy-five years ago a young Patrick McCormack boarded a train for the long trip from Butte, Montana, to New York City. On this past August 4th, Brother Patrick Donatus McCormack was joined by family members, friends, former students, neighbors, and fellow Brothers to celebrate the past seventy-five years of ministry as a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
From earthquake survivors to college bound
In their less than 20 years of life, siblings Eudens and Tajmara Antoine survived an earthquake, migrated to Miami, learned a new language, and were separated from their parents and family. But thanks to the education and support provided by local parishes and schools, the pair just graduated from Msgr. Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens and are now college bound, both to New York University.
Praying for Change
For the 3rd year Damien Memorial School students from Campus Ministry Club, Women in Leadership Class, and Student Government gathered at the Hawaii State Capitol building on Wednesday, May 10, for the feast of Saint Damien.
- Mission Frère - Advocacy
Advocacy Spotlight: 13th
In recent years, racial tensions have been brought back to the forefront of U.S. headlines, ignited by events across the country, most recently in Charlottesville, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland. These events and the places in which they occured have called to mind the legacy of racism in the United States and how this legacy is felt more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery.