May 18, 2015

St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn

Speaker: Rev. Thomas R. McCarthy, O.S.A., Augustinian Order Vocation Director

Guests are welcome! 

Please contact Joanne Carr: carrgeojo@gmail.com or 630-665-0994    

6:00 pm      Rosary for Vocations

6:20 pm       Mass

7:00 pm       Fellowship (Parish Center)

7:15 pm         Dinner

7:45 pm        Program: Meeting & Speaker                               

Rev Thomas McCarthy

Rev. Thomas R. McCarthy, O.S.A.

He is a native of the South Side of Chicago, and grew up in St. Adrian Parish in Marquette Park.  He received his elementary school education at St. Adrian School and high school education at St. Rita of Cascia High School.  He graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communication Arts.  He also has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from    Lewis University.

Fr. Tom entered the Midwest Province of the Augustinian Order in 1987.  After completing his novitiate he attended Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and graduated with a Master of    Divinity degree.

In 1993 he made his solemn vows as an Augustinian Friar and in 1994 he was ordained to the priesthood.

Fr. Tom did a pastoral internship at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish in Grosse Pointe Park, MI. He also taught theology at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox.

Fr. Tom is the Vocation Director for the Midwest (Our Mother of Good Counsel) Province of the Augustinian Order with offices at St. Rita of Cascia High School and for the Eastern (St. Thomas of Villanova) Province of the Augustinian Order with offices at Villanova University.  He is also the Chaplain and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Rita of Cascia High School where he has served since 1994, first as teacher and later as Principal and President.  

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A joyful and inspirational afternoon!

Diocese of Joliet

41st Annual Seminarian Sendoff

Krasa Center – Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

Sunday, August 5, 2015

Sendoff Article – Brief Review

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 Fr. Burke Masters and seminarians

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                   Bishop Joseph Imesch                            Serra Club President & Int’l Exec. Dir.


  Nearly 400 people including Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop Joseph Siegel, Bishop Joseph Imesch, and many members of the clergy and religious orders joined the seminarian families in celebrating our thirty-seven seminarians as they prepared to enter or continue their discernment and formation in answer to our Lord’s call, “Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”



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Fr. Michael Pawlowicz installed the 2014-15 officers for the Serra Club of DuPage County at the club’s monthly meeting on June 16, 2104 at St. Petronille Church, Glen Ellyn.

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Pictured left to right: George Carr, Trustee; Diane Fabrizius, VP Membership; Sr. Audrey Marie Rothweil, FCJM, Secretary; Vijay Devadas, VP Programs; Tom Maronta, Treasurer; Ken LeBeah, Trustee; Fr. Michael Pawlowicz; John Matyasik, President; Maureen Toner, VP Communications; Dick Haymaker, Trustee; Ed Graham, Immediate Past President; Joe Langenderfer, Trustee.  Not pictured: Ron Beaumont, Trustee

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President John Matyasik pictured with Fr. Michael Pawlowicz and seminarians Michael Williams & Paul Solomon.  Michael and Paul were altar servers for Fr. Pawlowicz at the Mass for Vocations preceding the new officers installation.

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We are thankful that these men have heard and answered our Lord’s call and we will remember them in our prayers.

Father Maciej Stelmach – Priest (third from left)

Deacon Rodrigo Padilla – Permanent Deacon (far right)

Transitional Deacons Clive Otieno, Tom Dunn, & Michal Twaruzek  (fourth, third & second from right)

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