Friday night "Meet and Greet." Michael Mahoney and Ed Cronin catch up.
(l-r): Tom Mugavin, Carl Middleton, Mark Brockman and Tony Medley.
James Hinrichs, Mike Moll, Michael Mahoney, Ed Cronin and Fr. Bob Knight (back to camera).
Pat Hanson and Don Noltemeyer share a conversation.
Chuck Doe(back to camera), Phillip Bujnowski, Roland Kulla and Randy Drean.
Debbie DeLage, Pat Bueter, Susan Noltemeyer and Vickie Power.
Pat Hanson, Bill Berger, Linda Kienzle and Fr. Ken O'Malley, C.P.
Carl DeLage, Al Maryan, Tom Cissel and Chuck Doe (right).
Fr. Phil Paxton, CP, and Paul Schulte share a laugh.
The energy and enthusiam of the group filled St. Paul's lobby.
Mike "Boots" Miller, Leo Lehmicke and Bill Crimmins.
Bill Rybak and Bob Duffield.
Jean Ryan talks with Al and Kathy Cucchetti.
Fr. John Schork, CP, James Hinrichs and Randy Drean.
Susan Noltemeyer, Tammy Drean and Valerie Mullally.
That is quite a crowd!
Ed Cronin and Ray Alonzo.
Paul Wadell, Tom McGee
Fr. Bob Weiss, CP, Valerie and Frank Mullally chat with Tammy Drean and Susan Noltemeyer (backs to camera).
Jim Pryma and Mike Kruger.
Phil Jackson and Phillip Bujnowski.
Mike "Boots" Miller and Don Noltemeyer.
Mike Clark and Carl DeLage.
Vickie Power, Jan Alonzo, Linda Crimmins and Darienne Brueggen.
Denny Reilly and Frank Phillips catch up.
Fr. Bob Knight, Fr. Ken O'Malley, CP, and Dave Stryker.
Br. John Monzyk, CP, and Mike Owens.
Jim Grad, Bill Crimmins and Leo Lehmicke.
Ray Butkiewicz and Michael Graham. Paul Della Mora is in the background.
Paul Schulte and Don Noltemeyer - our database gurus of the Alumni Council.
Jean and Jim Ryan led a beautiful prayer service Saturday morning.
Paul Wadell proclaimed a reflective reading during the prayer service.
During the first workshop session, Fr. Bob Weiss, CP, discussed the Passionist charism and spirituality.
Fr. Bob had a full house.
...and everyone's attention.
The second workshop session, Fr. John Schork, CP, gave an informative presentation on the state of the Passionist Family of Holy Cross Province at present and looking to the future.
Fr. John also had a full house.
After the workshops, everyone was invited to tour the old Passionist Monastery next door to the retreat center. Many thanks to Richard Buehrle for setting it up. The building is currently up for sale.
Waiting to see the chapel.
Brian and Vicke Power walk one of the long hallways.
Denny and Essie Reilly reminisce with Rich Padilla and Charlie Phillips in the old kitchen area.
Br. John Monzyk, CP, and Jim Grad in the chapel.
The altar of the chapel as it looks now.
Michael Mahoney and Al Maryan checked out the 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise Saturday afternoon. As Michael Mahoney stated, "The Chevy II Nova may have been one of Al's dream cars but we had a photo taken of us in front of the older car just because we look good against blue."
That car looks good on Al.
Pat and Jim Bueter, Kathy and Ray Butkiewicz, and Susan and Don Noltemeyer toured the Motown Museum.
Saturday night was the Gaudeamus ("may we rejoice") banquet. It was a fitting theme for the weekend.
Mike Owens was the Emcee for the night.
Rick Womack told the story of his interest in Passionist St. Vincent Strambi. He created a beautiful prayer card of St. Vincent and gave one to each person. Rick also entertained the group with a stunning magic trick.
Fr. Joe Moons, CP, and Bill Berger.
(l-r): Mike Owens, Al Cucchetti, Mike Clark, Roland Kulla, Paul Schulte, Scott Woodward and Jim Ryan.
Paul O'Neil, Lawrence Kazmerski, Jack Dermody and Jim Newkirk.
Sitting (l-r): Ray Butkiewicz, Mark Brockman, Steve Olish and Paul Wadell.
Standing (L-r): Ray Alonzo, Frank Phillips, Tom Cissel, Denny Reilly, Ray Williams and Paul Della Mora.
Warrenton Class of '67: Front row: James Hinrichs, Fr. Bob Knight, Rich Padilla and Jim Byrne.
Back Row: Mike Moll, Brian Power, Randy Drean, Fr. John Schork, CP, and Jim Williams.
(l-r): Phillip Bujnowski, Tom Mugavin, Dave Stryker, Bob Yeargin and Br. John Monzyk, CP.
Sitting: Jim Pryma, Michael Mahoney, Fr. Joe Moons, CP, Bill Rybak and Mike Kruger.
Standing: Tom McGee, Rick Womack, Ed Cronin and Al Maryan.
Frank Mullally (second from right), Class of '49, with his honorary classmates, Fr. Joe Moons, CP, Fr. Bob Weiss, CP, and Phil Jackson.
Charlie Schnell, Bill Poepsel, Michael Graham and Bob Duffield.
Bill Berger and Bob Durr.
Carl Middleton and Mike Carson.
Sitting: Fr. Joe Moons, CP; Fr. Bob Knight; Fr. Bob Weiss, CP; Br. John Monzyk, CP.
Standing: Fr. Ken O'Malley, CP; Fr. John Schork, CP; Deacon Jim Griffith, CP; and Fr. Phil Paxton, CP.
What a great-looking alumni group!
Let us not forget the ladies.
The dynamic Alumni Council.
Sitting: Ray Alonzo, Jack Dermody, Carl Middleton, Claire Smith (Province Offices) and Carl DeLage.
Standing: Mark Brockman, Mike Owens, Fr. John Schork, CP; Paul Schulte, Don Noltemeyer and Rich Padilla. Not pictured: Phil Jackson (Province Offices).
Bob Durr and Fr. Peter Berendt, CP, chat before Mass. Ray Williams preps the guitar.
Fr. Bob Knight and Fr. Richard Crager, SDB, chat before Mass.
Ray Alonzo runs through the songs with everyone before Mass.
Fr. John Schork, CP, was the main celebrant. Concelebrants were Fr. Peter Berendt, CP; Fr. Bob Weiss, CP; Fr. Bob Knight; Fr. Richard Crager, SDB; and Fr. Phil Paxton, CP.
Frs. John Schork, Phil Paxton and Peter Berendt.
Rich Padilla proclaimed the First Reading, and Claire Smith proclaimed the Second Reading.
Fr. John Schork, CP, proclaimed the Gospel.
Carl Middletion led the intercessory prayers.
Mike Owens assisted with the offertory.
Susan and Don Noltemeyer brought the offertory gifts.
Handshake/hug of peace.
Paul Della Mora shares a laugh with Fr. Bob Weiss, CP, after Mass.
Charlie Phillips and Fr. Bob Weiss, CP.
Fr. Joe Moons, CP, and Fr. Bob Weiss, CP, after Mass.
(l-r): Pat Brueggen, Linda Crimmins, Fr. Peter Berendt, CP; Bill Crimmins, Al Maryan, Susan Noltemeyer, Darienne Brueggen and Don Noltemeyer.
Ray Alonzo, Jan Alonzo, Brian Power, Fr. Peter Berendt, CP; Vickie Power, Pat Brueggen and Darienne Brueggen.
Bill Berger, Linda Kienzle and Fr. Enno Dango, CP.
Be True to Who God Made You to Be Fr. Phil Paxton, CP
God, being true to God’s self, has shown mercy upon mercy on us, in Christ Jesus. And there is nothing we can do to make God stop loving us. Can we do the same for each other? To love as God does is the way we remain true to ourselves. The parable does not tell us how the brothers related to each other. It just tells us about the father’s love. Perhaps we can finish the parable by how we relate to each other.
Sunday Homily No Condemnation Fr. Phil Paxton, CP Several months ago, when I would be in the prayer park in Brightmoor on Tuesdays praying, I decided I would sing, not too loudly, some of the Gospel hymns that I liked. I had memorized the lyrics to some of them, but others I did not. So I took pictu...
So why is it that we have so much trouble being merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful? When someone offends us it quite often takes weeks, months, even years to forgive them. Why can’t we be merciful as our heavenly Father is merciful? Why can’t we leave the 99 sheep to recover our relationship with the one that has offended us? Why can’t we be like the Father in the parable of the Prodigal son as he runs out to his son that has been found! We should strive to do as our Holy Father has asked us to do, “it is time to bear the weakness and struggle of our brothers and sisters.” It is time to show Mercy. It is time to relieve our neighbors of their great misery.