JFACEBOOK: Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008] reaches out



Hi Manhattan college alums. This is a montage of programs featuring my children’s book Karen’s garden. If any of you or teachers or educators and would like me to visit your school this fall, please send me a message. My program is basically about adapting to blindness and overcoming cancer and showing how much is really possible these days through technology.


Andrew Chowder with Tom Morningstar.
August 21 at 4:22pm


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Kranichfeld, Andrew Chowder [MC2008]  

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JOBIT: Brennan, Peter Paul [MC1972 RIP] on 2016-Aug-01



W.H. archbishop, advocate for a married priesthood, dies
Posted August 23, 2016

West Hempstead resident Peter Paul Brennan, the archbishop of the Old Catholic Confederation and an advocate for a married priesthood, ecumenism and social justice for more than 40 years, died on Aug. 1, of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 75.

Brennan was ordained as a married priest in 1972 under the Old Roman Catholic Church, which had split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1870. He was later consecrated a bishop in 1978, under the African Orthodox Church. He also served as the prime-bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of the Americas, an independent Catholic church.

In 2006, he was consecrated, along with three other men, as bishop sub conditione by the Most Rev. Emmanuel Milingo, who was then Roman Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia. Milingo, an advocate for the elimination of celibacy rules for Roman Catholic priests, was later excommunicated from the Church along with all four men.

Brennan was also known as an advocate for his decades of work in ecumenism and Christian unity. He was president and prelate of the international Catholic Prelature of Ss. Peter and Paul, a movement in support of married priests founded by Milingo. At his death, Brennan was president of Married Priests Now!, an advocacy group calling to relax the rules of marriage in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Additionally, Brennan supported the ordination of women.

“These things have now become very acceptable by society,” said the Most Rev. Craig J.N. de Paulo, primate of the Old Catholic Confederation, and its archbishop of the United States. “He was administering these to people way before it became acceptable.”

In an open letter to Pope Francis on the website marriedpriests.org, Brennan wrote, “… Remember, in apostolic times priests were married. Jesus chose married men as his apostles. St. Peter was a married priest. In the first three centuries many bishops and popes were married. So it is an apostolic charism [charisma] to have a married priesthood along with the freely chosen celibate priesthood.”

In his secular life, Brennan spent over three decades as an educator and administrator in the New York City public school system, and was a chair of the English department at West Hempstead High School for several years, his daughter, Shawna Irish, said.

He held several degrees, including an A.B. in philosophy from St. Pius X Seminary, an M.A. in theology from St. John’s University and an M.A. in education from Manhattan College. He also held several honorary degrees, including a doctor divinitatis from the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology.

Brennan was married to his late wife, Marie Kirby, for 40 years, and was the father of three adult children and five grandchildren.


Brennan, Peter Paul [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

             I believe that Peter received his Masters in 1972

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brennan, Peter Paul [MC1972 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Kowalski, Joan P. Sullivan [MC1970 RIP] on 2016-Aug-20




Former physics professor and beloved friend and teacher to many, died of cancer at Charlestown, the Erickson Retirement Community in Catonsville MD, on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Joan”s distinguished career as an educator spanned five decades – as elementary school teacher in parochial schools in the New York city area, as high school teacher (physics and math) in Goshen NY and Wayne NJ, and finally as physics professor for more than two decades at George Mason University in Fairfax VA. Student evaluations always ranked her among the most effective and admired teachers.

A native of New York City, she graduated from St. Michael”s Academy in Manhattan, then served for 25 years as a Presentation Sister, securing a Bachelor”s degree from Fordham and a Master”s degree in physics from Manhattan College.

In 1976, she married Anthony P. Kowalski at Holy Trinity Jesuit parish in Georgetown, where they actively participated with their son for more than three decades. She secured a doctorate from the University of Virginia and continued her teaching career at George Mason University. They retired in 2001 and moved to Charlestown in 2008.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony of Catonsville; one son, John Patrick Kowalski (wife Brenda Cho) of Northern Virginia; two grandchildren, Frances and Thaddeus; a brother, William Sullivan (wife Sheila Cronin) of Raleigh NC; sister-in-law Madeline Sullivan of Burlington VT, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Eileen Campbell and brother, John Sullivan.Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Contributions in her memory can be made to Sisters of the Presentation (Mt. St. Joseph, 84 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY 12553).

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 23, 2016


Kowalski, Joan P. Sullivan [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/joan-p-sullivan-kowalski-condolences/181156779?cid=full

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Dear John,

            I believe that Joan received her Masters in 1970.

                  May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kowalski, Joan P. Sullivan [MC1970 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JLINKEDIN: Vignola, Kaitlyn [MC2008] Teacher Ps 234



Vignola, Kaitlyn [MC2008] Teacher Ps 234

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JLINKEDIN: Mulligan, Erica [MC2012] Senior Engineer at Jaros, Baum & Bolles



 Mulligan, Erica [MC2012] 
Senior Engineer at Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Pearl River, New York
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a young couple


Good Evening All,

A young couple has reached out to me because of hearing of our prayer group. Because of alchohol and drugs being abused by one of the couple, the couple are having problems in their marriage and of course their life. They have taken the first step by first of all admitting there is a problem and reaching out for help through a friend to us. If there are recommendations that you are willing to make, please do so to me because I will then share it with this young Family. They are afraid and worried and need our help and prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

PS: I just was told the couple requesting help live on Long Island. Any suggested contacts, orofessionals, programs would be appreciated.

Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JLINKEDIN: Kalbfell, Bobby [MC2016] VP Ironheart Welding



Kalbfell, Bobby [MC2016] 
Vice President at Ironheart Welding
Patterson, New York

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