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District Gatherings Witness Brothers Vocation and Vitality

District summer gatherings provided a first opportunity for many Brothers to be together again as a larger community and to reconnect in the context of District celebrations. Gatherings in the Districts of Eastern North America (DENA), San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) and Midwest each included celebrating jubilarians and vow renewals, while also marking other occasions to celebrate the Brothers’ vocation. This included the first vows of the four Brothers who concluded their novitiate year in July, Brother Kyle Mena, FSC, and Brother Joseph (J.D.) Macioce, FSC (DENA), Brother Steven Angulo, FSC (Midwest) and Brother Rafael Rodriguez, FSC (SFNO).

Midwest District

Midwest District Brothers gathered on June 7 to celebrate jubilarians, vow renewals and first vows for Brother Steven. Brother Steven will continue studying at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and minister at the San Miguel School in Chicago, Illinois. Brothers gathered again on July 11 at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona where they welcomed Brother Ariel Acompanado as a postulant.


District of Eastern North America

Brothers in DENA gathered on July 24 to celebrate jubilarians, vow renewals and first vows for Brothers Kyle and J.D. Brother Kyle will live and minister at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Brother Joseph will live and minister at La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. At the gathering, Brother Robert Schaefer, FSC, and Brother Frank Byrne, FSC, were presented their Obedience as newly appointed leadership for DENA. Read more from DENA >


District of San Francisco New Orleans

SFNO Brothers gathered on July 25 to celebrate the jubilarians, vow renewals, first vows and final vows. At the gathering, Brother Javier Hansen, FSC, made his final vows and four young men, Brothers Matthew Chiantella, Halen Gamino, Carter Powers and Andrew Wozniak, made promises as postulants. Brother Rafael made his first vows at the gathering and will live and minister at Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California. Read more from SFNO >