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At summer meeting, Brothers profess vows, honor long-time service

At summer meeting, Brothers profess vows, honor long-time service

During the Midwest District gathering of Christian Brothers last month, a number of Brothers with a CBHS connection gathered for a group photo with Brother Chris Englert and Brother Joel McGraw.

During the jubilee liturgy on July 23, three men made promises as postulants. Brother Matthew Kotek, a native of La Crosse, WI, studied at Jeremy House last fall in Philadelphia, and in the second semester he taught Spanish at CBHS in Memphis. He is a graduate of SMUMN and this fall will again be teaching Spanish at CBHS. Brother Dylan Perry is from Memphis (CBHS ’06), and holds degrees from CBU and the University of Arkansas. He has served three years as Associate Director of the Lasallian Volunteers, and he will be teaching at the San Miguel School of Tulsa for the coming academic year. Originally from St. Anthony, MN, Brother Mark Engelmeyer was again accepted into the program following a two-year break during which he taught in Texas. He first entered in 2012 and studied at La Salle University in Philadelphia while living at Jeremy House and then taught at CBHS in Memphis. He holds a degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH), and this fall he will serve as a campus minister at SMUMN. Congratulations, Brothers!

This year eleven Brothers of the Midwest District were honored for their jubilees at a celebration on July 23 at Lewis University. Fr. Paul Novak, OSM, President of De La Salle Institute, presided at the afternoon ceremony in the St. Charles Borromeo Center. The jubilarians included Brothers Roman Jarosz and Kevin Ryan (60th), and Brother Armand Alcazar (50th). At the opening of the liturgy Brother Larry Schatz introduced all of them, and following the homily the Brothers renewed their vows. The ceremony was followed by a dinner reception where Brothers, family members, friends and former Brothers commended them on their significant accomplishment. Congratulations, Brothers!