JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2017 deadline extended


If you have already signed up for Reunion Weekend, we can’t wait to see you back on campus, June 2 – 4. If you haven’t, the deadline to register has been extended to this Sunday, May 28. 


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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Manny


Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for a dear and old friend and relative if mine, Manny Casiano, United States Marine Corps Veteran, successful Entrepreneur. He was called home, not unexpectedly but suddenly. We pray for Manny, his Wife of 65 years, Nora, their Daughter Kimberly, Son Manny, Grand Children, Family and Friends. We pray for the repose of Manny’s soul as he is in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Semper fi, Manny. You are missed. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Smith, Jim [MC1960]


Good Afternoon All,

Father Erwin Schweigardt has just let me know that Jim Smith has been in Hospital (Roosevelt) for over a week now. He has an infection that they are having difficulty tracing back to the source. Father Erwin tells us that hopefully he will go to The Osborne in Rye today. This infection may be related to the Sepsis Jim had a few years ago while he and Kathleen were in Florida. Jim needs our prayers. Please raise the volume once again for this good man. We pray for the elimination of infection and treatment to remove it totally from Jim’s system. Please keep Jim and Kathleen in your prayers. Please keep the volume up.Thank you Father Erwin. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Smith, Jim [MC1960]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ashley


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney shares a prayer request from Granddaughter, Lauren Johnson ’05. Our prayers are requested for Ashley, Mother of three young Children. Ashley has been diagnosed with Stage three Cancer. Please raise the volume for Ashley and her young Family. As we raise our voices in prayer, let God’s Healing Touch be felt by Ashley. Please keep the volume up. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

—–Original Message—–
From: Mike McEneney 
To: ‘Phil Colon’ 
Sent: Thu, May 25, 2017 11:54 AM
Subject: Prayer Request

Dear Phil,

Please pray for Ashley, a young mother of 3 small children, who
has been diagnosed with stage three cancer. She is a friend of
granddaughter Lauren Johnson, ’05.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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JNEWS: Casella, Gene [MC1955] comments about hazing



Letter to the editor: Fraternity hazing needs to be addressed
12 hrs ago 


I don’t know what it takes to put a stranglehold on college fraternities, in particular, hazing. How many more young men must we lose before we stop the idiocy? What’s with fraternities? Why does initiation require blood curdling tests of terror? My close call was the fright of my life. I’ve never forgotten what a close shave it was. Things haven’t changed since.

Manhattan College had three fraternities. I was determined to join the best, Phi Rho Pi, with all the campus jocks. Subjected to most unusual treatment to be one of “the boys,” in most cases, I enjoyed my assignments. I didn’t mind proposing to the ugliest girl on nearby Mt. St. Vincent campus, nor attending class in the hip boots of 6’ 10” basketball star Junius Kellogg despite my size. Even the assignment of securing and providing a pound of belly button lint unfazed me. Who was to say what I really presented them with? But hell night, I’ll never forget.

We were re-dressed in each other’s clothing so we couldn’t hide money on our person when finally dropped off in the middle of nowhere. Our foreheads were painted with fraternity letters. Our eyes were blindfolded with bread slices secured by Kotex. I rode in the trunk of the car and whenever stopped, climbed out and ran into a roadhouse to beg for beer. When finally successful, it was another’s turn in the trunk.

Suddenly, a passing police car became suspicious. We were immediately pulled over. The pledge jumped out of the trunk shouting, face painted in orange and black, clothes shabbily misfit. As we disembarked the car, a terrified policeman’s hand shook visibly as he waved his gun at all. What restrained him, I’ll never know.

Gene Casella, Queensbury

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Casella, Gene [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Gene is a member of  the Class of 1955,and a former Woodlawn guy!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Casella, Gene [MC1955]

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JOBIT: Santini, Adele [MC???? RIP] on 2017-05May-23



Adele Santini
1928 – 2017 

Adele Santini passed away suddenly in Point Lookout, NY on Tuesday, May 23. Born in the Bronx on September 29, 1928, she was 89 years young.

Most recently, she spent the Winter in Bonita Springs, Fla. and Summer in Point Lookout, NY.

She was an avid golfer and recently landed her 3rd hole-in-one.

She will be remembered for her loving and embracing demeanor of all who touched her life. She had a special love for her nieces & nephews, Denise, Adele, Rob, Dave Lise and Steve and she treated them like her own.

She leaves behind her sister Dolores and brother Bob in addition to their 6 children as well as 18 great-nieces & nephews and their siblings.

She graduated with honors from St. John University with a Psychology degree, then Manhattan College with a degree in Mathematics and from Providence College with a Masters Degree.

She then joined the sisterhood and was a nun in the Dominican Order for over 25 years later to become a NY State Parole Psycologist for prisoners.

The family will receive friends at Farenga Bros. Funeral Home, Bronx on Friday, May 26 from 2-5 pm and 7-9 pm. The Mass will be Saturday morning at 11:15 am at Holy Rosary Church, Bronx.

Published in the The Journal News on May 25, 2017


Santini, Adele [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

            I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Adele.

               May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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COMMENT: Mohen, Joseph Conrad [MC1956 RIP] had several alumni children


RE: JOBIT: Mohen, Joseph Conrad [MC1956 RIP] on 2017-05May-13


Joe has several children that are MC alumni. His sons: Joseph Thomas Mohen, Timothy Gerard Mohen, James Michael Mohen, Daniel Gerard Mohen, and his daughter Kerry Cashin (new Mohen). Kerry was also the first recipient of a softball athletic scholarship and a member of the Athleic Hall of Fame with the Women’s 1993 Softball Team. — Kerry Cashin

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