Casa Maria Christmas Greetings 2015

Posted December 22, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Merry Christmas 2015 from the Casa María Marianist Community.

Live Christmas tree brought home

Posted December 5, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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For the sixth year in a row, the Casa María Marianist Community will be celebrating Christmas with a live tree cut down from Devine Acres Farm. This year, an 8 1/2 foot Leyland Cypress was selected, which fit comfortably inside the Kia Sedona mini van. With sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s, it was comfortable enough without a sweater. However, cutting down the tree requires getting close to the ground and into the leaves and branches so pants and long sleeved shirts are recommended. It also is advised to use an electric saw to cut off the end of the tree before immersing in water at home (this was the most difficult step which required the efforts of two community members and one guest using a saw to complete). Plan to set aside about three hours—about 50 minutes drive in each direction, about one hour spent at the tree farm and about 30-45 minutes setting it up at home. Although their website and welcome sign show that Devine Acres Farm is open at noon, the place was filled with customers even before 12 p.m. It would be best to call and confirm their hours.

Rev. Bob Jones, S.M. ordained to priestly ministry

Posted October 3, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Congratulations to Rev. Robert Jones, S.M., who was ordained to the priestly ministry of Jesus Christ in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., archbishop of Indianapolis, celebrated the Eucharist. A reception followed at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton. Bob was an aspirant with the Casa Maria community in 2004-05 and as a temporary professed in 2009-10.

Burgers with the Brothers 2015

Posted August 25, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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Burgers. Hot dogs. Watermelon. Games. Prizes. Father Chami at the grill. Over 650 served at this year’s Burgers with the Brothers on a sunny and hot afternoon on the front lawn of Casa Maria Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

Marianist Provincial Council installed into office

Posted June 30, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Members of the provincial council were installed into their respective offices during a celebration of the Eucharist Sunday, June 28, 2015. Nearly 250 guests and members of the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., attended the celebration as part of the Retreat Assembly held in St. Louis, Missouri, June 25-29, 2015.

Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M., professes first vows

Posted May 24, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

Congratulations to Brother Allen Pacquing, S.M., who professed his first vows in the Society of Mary, Province of the U.S., during Mass at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Mount Saint John in Dayton, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Rev. Martin Solma, S.M., provincial superior, celebrated the Eucharist and received the vows while Brother Joe Kamis, S.M., assistant provincial, presented Allen with the Rule of Life. A reception and dinner followed at the Bergamo Retreat Center. Allen was an aspirant with the Casa Maria community in 2012-13.

Maria A. Smith, minister of liturgy at St. Mary’s University, sang her original composition, “To Do Your Will,” dedicated to Allen for this special celebration.

¡Viva Fiesta 2015!

Posted April 18, 2015 by casamariasm
Categories: Community News

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Brother Brian and Aspirant Trini celebrate with Miss Fiesta 2015 at the Fiesta Oyster Bake VIP Reception at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, April 18.


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