Serra Meeting June 15, 2015

Serra Club of DuPage


June 15, 2015

Celebrant/Speaker: The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon

Bishop Conlon      Conlon

Guests are welcome!

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

Please contact: John Matyasik:  or 630-947-5672 RSVP by June 11

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

The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 4, 1948. Bishop Conlon received his Bachelor of Arts from the Athenaeum of Ohio/St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati in 1970. In 1975, Bishop Conlon received his Master of Divinity from the Athenaeum of Ohio/ Mt. St. Mary of the West Seminary. On January 15, 1977, he was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest. While at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Bishop Conlon received his Doctorate of Canon Law in 1987.

Bishop Conlon served as Chancellor and Director of the Department of Executive Services in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati from 1987 through 1996. During 1996 through 2002, he served as Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in New Bremen, Ohio. The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon was ordained a Roman Catholic Bishop on August 6, 2002 and served as the Bishop of Steubenville, Ohio from 2002 through 2011.

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, named Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, the fifth Bishop of Joliet-in-Illinois. The appointment was announced in Washington on May 17, 2011 by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. He was installed on July 14, 2011 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet.

The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon chairs the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for the Protection of Children of Young People. He currently serves on the Mundelein Seminary Advisory Board and is an Executive Board member of Rainbow Council for the Boy Scouts of America. Bishop Conlon belongs to the Canon Law Society of America with a current publication from October 2012 entitled: “Going Global with the Charter and Essential Norms”. Bishop Conlon has also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pontifical College Josephinum and as a member of the USCCB Committee on Marriage and Family Life.

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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: 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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