Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) quotes Luke


FROM: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.* She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 1:1-7  NAB

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) Merry Christmas


Good Evening Dear Friends,

As we are preparing to welcome and Celebrate the coming of Christ our Savior, I take a moment to smile and remember each of you, your goodness of spirit and sharing, your commitment to our prayer group and the many hearts and lives you have touched. You are at the top of my Blessings List along with my Family and loved ones (you, as I have said before, qualify as both) and I am so thankful for each of you in my life. I call to mind and heart three most precious of God’s gifts because they inform what we are as a group and the strength of our prayers. Our Littlest Jasper, Luke, with his all encompassing and embracing smile, his shades always optional; that little Charmer, Eloise, another smile that takes one’s heart in joyful surrender; and Jackie, my favorite Diva, Song and Story writer, go Texas. What better way to Celebrate the Coming of our Lord than celebrating these three beautiful Children as his gifts and Glory. Merry Christmas. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) send Christmas greetings



Dear Friends of Addis Hope,

I am reminded that Advent is a season for exiles, like Mary and Joseph of old. In this part of the world exiles, refugees and displaced are a common sight The families in the Addis Hope program are also exiles from what most would call a normal life –they live on the margins of society – on mean streets – particularly our AIDS orphans. They are societal victims of failed policies that exclude them from whatever meager benefits society has to offer.

We, who enjoy the benefits of a better life, are also exiles when part of us has given in to values of consumerism and apathy; when another part of us feels out of place in a materialistic, power-centered world.

Advent is a time to reclaim what we have lost in our hearts. It is not meant to be a cozy, self-satisfied time in which we wait for “Baby Jesus” to be born, not some quaint idea comforting to the “unsophisticated”. The birth of Jesus is a historical event, Advent focuses, instead, on our own place of exile and whether or not this Savior who was born and lived on our earth has made a difference in our lives and also in the lives of those with whom we interact.

May the God of exiles reveal to us that part of ourselves in exile, the part that is wandering and needs to come home; May the God of exiles unite us to the dispossessed of the world through at least our compassion, if not our actions; May the God of exiles help us to see more clearly the aspects of our own selves and culture that keep us captive; May the God of exiles grant that our actions may lighten and console, may lift up the hearts of others to laughter; to peace in the midst of storm; to light in darkness.

All of us involved in the Addis Hope program are grateful to all our donor partners who, for us, are witnesses to God’s presence in our lives through their compassion and actions on behalf of children worthy of a better life.

For those who have not been in a position to assist the program financially, we have asked for their prayers for the women and children involved. We certainly have felt the strength of those prayers and are grateful for them. At the risk of sounding presumptuous, and certainly not denigrating prayer, we are still in need of more donor partners. So, if you can, kindly put us under your tree and pass on the message. Here’s how:

Write and mail a check payable to… 

  • Brothers of the Christian Schools
    (with the memo stating for Addis Hope)
    Brother Timothy Froehlich
    444 A Route 35 South
    Eatontown, NJ 07724 


By monthly bank transfer…

  • Brothers of the Christian Schools
    (with the memo stating for Addis Hope)
    Routing Transit Number – 031207607 (for PNC Bank)
    Account Number – 805 999 7606
    Request your bank to transfer by
    Automatic Clearing House (ACH) not by wire.

Merry Christmas and may God’s choicest blessings be yours in the New Year to come.
Brother Gregory Flynn (Jack)

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JEMAIL: Marshall, Bill [MC1967] reports on Kovac, Charles Vincent [MC1951 RIP]



Charles Vincent Kovac
December 12, 1927 – December 11, 2016    
Tustin, California

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Dear John,

              I received the note below from Bill Marshall,’67, relating to Charles Kovac’s wake and funeral.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:

Date: December 20, 2016 at 3:59:44 PM EST
To: William Marshall 
Subject: Re: [JasperJottingsEditorial] JOBIT: Kovac, Charles Vincent [MC1951 RIP] on 2016-Dec-11

Had 10 priests celebrating Funeral Mass for a 1/2 full 1200 capacity, La Purisima church. Family is big in size and numbers. Fond memories from oldest daughter’s eulogy with “current events” by hospital chaplain’s homily.
Rosary @ packed wake was led by our 90 yr retired Marine Deacon. About a dozen attendees offered eulogies of family, church, work, hospital, Charity & military experiences with Charlie.
It was a full life

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Marshall, Bill [MC1967]

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) reports on NORAD


Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975)

Getting this out early for a change

NORAD website to track Santa on Christmas Eve- which starts earlier for him than it does for us

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JEMAIL: Bryk, William (MC1977) — “I lost”


Email from Bryk, William (MC1977)

I lost the election for Hillsborough County Register of Probate. The Republican, B.J. Perry, polled 102,032 (55%); the Democrat, William Bryk, polled 83,527 (45%). Bryk outpolled the other Democratic candidates for Hillsborough County office.

[JR: Sorry to hear that. I guess it was just an R year. Maybe next time?]

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JNEWS: Bryk, William (MC1977) was a Democratic NH nominee


William Bryk (‘77B) was the Democratic nominee for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Register of Probate at the November 2016 general election.

[JR: Not sure if he won. My wild dream is to run for office.]  

Bryk, William (MC1977)

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) on student achievement


Dear John,

             The November News Letter of Westchester County Legislator David Tubiolohas the following note:

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Intern(s) of the Month: Eric A. Castro

One of our Intern’s of the Month is Eric A. Castro.

Eric is currently a student of Manhattan College studying Chemical Engineering, with a Minor in Chemistry and Math. 

He has grown up and resides in the neighborhood of Tibbetts Hills in Southeast Yonkers. 

After graduation he hopes to serve us proudly in either our Armed Forces or Government.

If anyone is interested in a potential internship please contact my office at (914) 995-2815, positions are limited. 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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