HARVARD CATHOLIC Magazine
The Day Mother Teresa Came to Harvard
The Day Mother Teresa Came to Harvard INSIDE: Meet Our New Senior Chaplain, Father Bill Kelly Harvard Vocations: Three Journeys to the Priesthood
ANNUAL REPORT EDITION
Fiscal Year 2016
HARVARD CATHOLIC Magazine
IN THIS ISSUE
CHAPLAINS Senior Chaplain Rev. William T. Kelly, S.T.D. Graduate and Professional Schools Chaplain Rev. George S. Salzmann, OSFS Undergraduate Chaplain Rev. Mark W. Murphy EVkids Chaplain Heather Angell
STAFF Director of Advancement Douglas H. Zack Director of Finance and Operations Thomas Hogan Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistant Nancy Nicolaou
4 2 News and Notes 4 The Day Mother Teresa Came to Harvard 14 Student Spotlight: Nick Colon 16 Welcome, Father Kelly 18 Harvard Vocations: Three Journeys to the Priesthood 24 Q and A with former Senior Chaplain Father Michael Drea 26 Annual Report of Contributors 4 | Harvard Catholic Center
Advancement Associate Carol Sardo Writer and Editor Scott Wahle
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FROM THE DESK OF
THE SENIOR CHAPLAIN
Dear Friends, I recently gave some guests a tour of the Harvard Catholic Center and our beloved St. Paul Church. Needless to say, they were incredibly impressed with both spaces, but more importantly, by what we are able to offer the Catholics of Harvard. “How blessed you all are,” one woman noted. As I reflect on these first few months into my assignment as pastor at St. Paul’s and senior Catholic chaplain at Harvard, the word “blessed” indeed comes to mind. It has been a happy whirlwind of coming to know all the many groups who make up our Harvard Catholic Center community. The undergrads bring their enthusiasm and energy, the graduate students their commitment, the faculty, their wisdom and perseverance, and the post-doc and young professionals, their engagement with the wider world, and very often, their spouses and children! Along with those regularly here close to Bow and Arrow Streets, we are also very aware of the presence of alumni, of benefactors, and of the families of our students. The Catholic Church reaches near and far, and our Catholic Center mirrors this beautiful truth. As we look to another academic year, we are excited about all the opportunities that will help us all to grow closer to Christ and His Church. Please pray for our dedicated chaplains, Fr. George Salzmann and Fr. Mark Murphy, for our four terrific FOCUS Missionaries, and for Heather Angell, director of our wonderful (and newly named!)outreach program, EVkids, formerly called Earthen Vessels. Along with the parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish and the internationally renowned St. Paul’s Choir School, the Harvard Catholic Center anchors a Catholic community of enormous importance for the New Evangelization, bringing the love of Christ to the whole world. I’d also like to say a word or two about the benefactors to the Harvard Catholic Center. I’ve had the opportunity for a number of face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, and letters. The generosity of prayers and financial support continues to be very encouraging. Because of donations from you we can reach out in many ways each day, and special projects like the beautifully refurbished Student Lounge enhance the lives of our students 24 hours a day! Yes, blessed indeed. We hope that you enjoy reading in this magazine about all that is happening at the HCC. You are all a vital part of its mission. God bless,
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NEWS AND NOTES
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez Visits Harvard
Archbishop Gomez speaks with Scot Landry AB ‘92, MBA ‘99 and his son, Christian, following the Mass of the Holy Spirit, September 11.
he Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Paul Church on Sunday, September 11th. We are truly thankful for having the Archbishop visit the Harvard Catholic Center and to share with us his blessings for the new academic year. Earlier in the weekend, the Archbishop gave a talk before an audience of Harvard students and parishioners at the HCC entitled “Immigration, National Identity and Catholic Conscience,” certainly a timely topic given the approaching presidential election. The Archbishop stressed that immigration, at its core, is about justice, dignity and human rights. “In many ways, I believe immigration reform is a spiritual issue — it is a test of our faith, our humanity and our compassion,” said the Archbishop. “And the questions it raises go to the heart of America’s national identity and purpose in the world. I have to begin with a short disclaimer. I am not a politician. I am a pastor. For me, immigration is personal. I came to this country as an immigrant from Mexico and I am a naturalized citizen for more than 20 years now. I have family and friends on both sides of the border. For me, immigration is also about people.”
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Archbishop Gomez concluded his remarks by saying, “On a human level, I think it’s important for us to get to know our immigrant brothers and sisters, documented or undocumented. We need to find ways to accompany them and to help them. We need to be working for a new America in which no one is a stranger, an America that is a culture of life and a culture of encounter, where we all live as brothers and sisters and children of God.” Archbishop Gomez is the fifth Archbishop of Los Angeles and the first Hispanic, as well as being the highest-ranking Hispanic bishop in the United States. He has played a leading role in the Catholic Church’s efforts to promote immigration reform and is author of the 2013 book, Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles covers 8,762 square miles, roughly the size of the state of New Jersey, and serves more than four million Catholics, making it the largest Archdiocese in the country. Ethnic services in a very culturally mixed environment are offered to 72 different ethnic groups, including clergy, liturgy, social services, publications, counseling, and cultural affairs. u
Welcome Weekend 2016
n Saturday, September 10, the graduate students and young professionals hosted a first-ever “Welcome Weekend” at the Harvard Catholic Center. The event started with ‘meet and greet’ registration followed by a delicious pasta lunch. Thirty participants then had a chance to meet and chat with the Harvard chaplains, and also to learn about the many religious, social, and service activities. Finally the entire group attended Archbishop Gomez’ afternoon lecture in DiGiovanni Hall. The retreat was such a success that the chaplains, students, and young professionals are considering making it an annual event. u
Catholic Student Association Annual Retreat
n August, twenty Harvard students, along with our four FOCUS missionaries and Frs. Murphy and Kelly, visited the Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham for the CSA beginning-of-year retreat. It was a time of rest, relaxation, spiritual growth and preparation for the upcoming school year, complete with daily Mass, Adoration, events planning, and volleyball games. u
Archbishop Bernard Hebda ‘81
n March 24, 2016, Pope Francis formally announced Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda’s appointment as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda, Harvard College Class of 1981, had been serving as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese since June 15, 2015. During that time, he had also been serving the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as Coadjutor Archbishop. Archbishop Hebda’s Installation Mass was held on May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is home to 825,000 Catholics in the 12-county greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. We greatly look forward to Archbishop Hebda’s return to the Harvard Catholic Center in September, 2017 when he will be the Principal Celebrant and Homilist at the Mass of the Holy Spirit. u Photo by Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit
Theresa Rizk ‘17 takes time for quiet reflection at the annual CSA retreat.
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REMEMBERING MOTHER TERESA’S 1982 VISIT TO HARVARD
Missionaries of Charity founder Mother Teresa, the legendary minister to the poorest of the poor, was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4th. On this occasion, we recall Mother Teresa’s visit to Harvard in 1982 and her Class Day speech during commencement weekend. The photo you see on the front cover hung at one time on the wall of the Catholic Center. Mother Teresa, Sister Nirmala and St. Paul pastor and senior chaplain Father John Boles were easily identifiable, but we wondered: who were the students in the photo, and what do they remember about that day? To solve the mystery, we began by sending an email to the entire HCC community asking for help in identifying the students. I’m grateful to all who wrote back. One name led to another, and eventually we learned the names of all four. Greg Thompson, Maureen Fallon, Maureen Scully and Monica Sifuentes all quickly and enthusiastically responded to our request to share their memories of meeting Mother Teresa on that day in 1982. I am inspired not only by Mother Teresa’s remarks at Harvard and her respect for the poor, human life, care for those least, lost and last, but also by the recollections of the students in our photo and others who knew her. Their comments are printed here with our thanks. Doug Zack, Director of Advancement, Harvard Catholic Center 4 | Harvard Catholic Center
Greg Thompson looks on as Maureen Fallon presents Mother Teresa a check to support the Missionaries of Charity.
THE DAY MOTHER TERESA Came to Harvard A
s an officer of the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Center, I was chosen to present Mother Teresa with a check for the Missionaries of Charity on the occasion of her Class Day speech during the 1982 Commencement weekend. This check represented money that had been collected from Harvard students and parishioners of St. Paul’s Church in honor of Mother Teresa’s work on behalf of the poor.
My most poignant impression of meeting Mother Teresa was the coexistence of vulnerability and strength in her presence and words. Head bowed as she accepted the check, Mother Teresa was simplicity stripped of all worldly trappings. Her presence was vulnerable humility, as if an outward manifestation of her stance before God. The sister who accompanied Mother Teresa scanned me with an X-ray glare as if to discern my true intentions, offering a shield of protective love for her precious companion. Fall 2016 | 5
Later, at the Class Day speeches, I witnessed how much strength was housed in Mother Teresa’s diminutive frame. In response to a student speech extolling promiscuity and quoting scribbles from bathroom stalls, Mother Teresa fearlessly called upon graduates to honor their God-given gifts by the way they conduct their personal lives. She then purposefully and passionately expanded that call to love all of the impoverished we encounter, whether they be hungry, excluded or without peace. Soren Kierkegaard defined a saint as “someone who can will the one thing.” To me, Mother Teresa fits that definition because she aligned her will with God’s special plan for her to bring His love to the forgotten. She was vulnerable, she was human, and
yet her strength seemed to flow from the purity of her intentions and the discipline through which she channeled her passion to make God’s love accessible to those most in need. I keep Mother Teresa’s picture in my kitchen as encouragement to act upon the possibilities to love those in need in my own life. A 22-year docent at the National Gallery of Art, Maureen Fallon ’82 raised three children with her husband, John Bridgeland ‘82, and remains an active member of both the Gonzaga Mothers’ Ignatian Spirituality Group in Washington, DC, and a neighborhood ecumenical prayer group in Northern Virginia. *****
Julie Reardon ’90
have great memories of my time with the Catholic Student Association and still have friendships that started at the spaghetti suppers and choir retreats. Sister Mary Karen, one chaplain at the time, whose counsel I sought during a challenging time freshman year, gave me a mantra I still use today: “It is not the best you can do, but the best you can do under the circumstances.” I was recipient of one of the Michael Rockefeller Fellowships at Harvard in which one is tasked with learning about oneself in the context of another culture. I elected to go to Bangladesh and had put together a program to learn about women’s health issues in that country. My key contact in Bangladesh was Father Bill McIntire, whose contact information I initially had found at Harvard-Radcliffe Office of Career Services. He helped me put together a program and contacts for my fellowship. In January 1991, I spent some time in Calcutta to learn about the work of the Missionaries of Charity and wait out some political unrest before returning to Bangladesh. It was during that time that I had the honor of meeting Mother Teresa, whom Father Bill had known for years.
Here is an excerpt from my journal at that time: 15 Jan 1991 Today...I met Mother Teresa. She seems like a pretty sturdy 80 year-old! And quite “normal,” if I can say that the right way. I suppose I expected some visible aura of holiness about her— maybe to see a halo or something!— but she’s just there in her holiness as a good, sturdy, wholesome woman. Granted, I only shook her hand— but anyway those were my impressions. 6 | Harvard Catholic Center
Now 25 years later, I look back at the short time I had with Mother Teresa. What an honor! Our brief interaction was full of love, and despite her great holiness she was very human, standing there shorter than I in her white sari with blue stripes, with wrinkles on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. I didn’t write it in my journal, but I remember that she touched my head and gave me a blessing and told me to be good. I thought we took a photo, but I cannot find one.
Some life lessons that were reinforced by my interaction with her include: 1. Don’t forget, we all have the Divine within us. 2. B e in the present but focus on the Divine and pray daily and regularly. 3. S erve those in need in order to feed the Divinity within me as well as within those I serve. She was an amazing woman. I am looking forward to September 4th when she officially is canonized as a saint.
Julie Reardon MD ’90, was president of the Harvard Catholic Student Association her senior year. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in Psychology, and completed her medical training at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. “Doctor Julie,” as many of her patients call her, believes in an integrative model in medicine, supporting health in mind, body, and spirit and empowering individuals to advocate for their own health. Her practice is based in Austin, Texas.
y memory of meeting Mother Teresa that day is marked by the contrast between her diminutive size and her quiet but riveting and larger-than-life presence. Although she must have stood only about 4’10”, her gentle smile and attentiveness to all of us exuded a humble generosity and kindness despite what must have been nearly constant requests made of her by so many who were so moved by her life. I myself was guilty of this, as I asked her to inscribe a short biography of her life as a gift to my mother and father, who had been a source of inspiration and support to me in the journey to graduation. I also remember her tremendously dignified and loving address to Harvard’s very diverse senior class and their families. Her message was essentially for us to “find your own Calcutta” – to have courage and strength in minding to small, everyday acts of love and caring. She recounted stories of how joyful she had found it to love the poor and the homeless, the elderly and the infirm, the abandoned and the unborn. She reminded us that there is great hunger in the world, and asked us to find it and feed it. But she also reminded us that the greatest hunger, the greatest poverty needing our love is a spiritual poverty worse than actual homelessness - the poverty experienced by those who are rejected and unwanted by society. B. Gregory Thompson, M.D. ‘82 , John E. McGillicuddy Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Michigan Health System. Professor, Otolaryngology, Professor Radiology, Residency Program Director. *****
Mother Teresa’s message to Greg Thompson in the book, “The Miracle of Love,” by Kathryn Spink. Greg gave the book to the Harvard Catholic Center.
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s you might imagine, having the opportunity to meet Mother Teresa was THE highlight of my time at Harvard, and it is probably safe to say that I am certain it will be the ALL TIME highlight of my life! I remember being taken by how petite and soft-spoken she was when we met her at the Center, but how powerfully she spoke at graduation. In person she seemed so unassuming, gracious and humble despite her spiritual and global importance. I believe we raised $10,000 for Mother Teresa’s orphanages prior to her visit to Cambridge. The photo was taken when we presented her with the check. Collections were taken during Masses at the Catholic Student Center, and maybe even during spaghetti dinners. (We had a lot of those back then!) I was part of the student board at the time. I am honored to be able to comment. And, yes, I am still in awe of her presence. Monica Sifuentes, M.D. ‘82 is Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. *****
St. Paul Pastor and Senior Chaplain Father Bill Kelly met Mother Teresa several times in the 1980’s while studying in Rome, working with her Missionaries of Charity. “I used to go to Mass with her sisters once a week as a seminarian. The Mass was at 6 a.m. in a converted chicken coop, where the sisters used to live and have Mass. One day, I got there and Mother Teresa was in town, as Rome was the headquarters for the order in Europe. She was just there, always good, gracious, saying hello. I didn’t want to be annoying, but one time I did work up the nerve to ask her to write something in my prayer book, and she wrote, ‘Be only all for Jesus through Mary.’ I did feel a little awkward, because people were always coming up to her and taking her picture. She used to say for every flash bulb that went off, she prayed that another soul would be sent from purgatory into heaven.”
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he Catholic Student Center was an important anchor point at Harvard-Radcliffe, for me and for my late sister Susan Scully ’83. From the first spaghetti supper, it was clear that this special space allowed us to take a broader view of what matters in life. I remember being amazed that, from an early brainstorm about who we would love to have for Class Day speaker, all the pieces actually came together for Mother Teresa to come to Cambridge – of course, with the incredible support of the Center’s advisors. I’m still a bit in awe that it really happened. As a Social Studies concentrator, I was intently focused on the root causes of inequality and poverty. Mother Teresa instead cast the light on caring for the poor in the moment, right now. While I still think root causes are important, her message echoes for me. It is vital to show kindness and concern to the poorest among us, whenever and however they may appear in our lives, and even as we keep searching for root causes. At Harvard-Radcliffe, I cherished the multicultural community of people I got to know, including people from many faith traditions. I remember being a bit worried on the morning of Class Day about how Mother Teresa’s messages would resonate across this diverse community. How exciting when she received a standing ovation! I heard many positive comments from friends afterwards. Many people were touched by the straightforward authenticity of her words. We knew we were graduating into privilege, and she powerfully reminded us to care for the least well off. u Maureen Scully, Ph.D., ’82 and Gerald Denis, Ph.D., ’83 were married at St. Paul Church in October, 1986, by Fr. Tom Powers, Fr. John Boles, and Maureen’s uncle, Fr. John Scully; they have a son, Finn. Maureen is a professor in the “Organizations and Social Change” group, which she helped to found, at the College of Management at University of Massachusetts Boston. Gerald is a cancer researcher and professor at Boston University School of Medicine. They have written together at the intersection of business, health, and social justice. *****
Father Bill McIntire poses with Mother Teresa.
your visas in Bangladesh!” And that, dear friends, is exactly what happened! Blessed Mother Teresa took my letter to Archbishop Ganguly [who died September 1977, and is now declared a ‘Servant of God’!]. The first five Maryknollers were soon after that granted Bangladesh visas and flew to Dacca on December 6, 1975. And for the last 40 years, the Maryknoll Fathers (and Maryknoll Sisters from 1979) have had a small but continuous presence in Bangladesh!
Mother Teresa Is “In” by Father Bill McIntire MM, AB ’53
hen I came for the first time to the Motherhouse at Lower Circular Road-Calcutta, on a September morning in 1975, the little sign to the left of the door said: ‘Mother Teresa is Out.’ But after knocking at the door, I found that Mother Teresa had just returned to Calcutta from visiting one of her other houses in India. Mother Teresa immediately and graciously received Maryknoll Father Charles Davignon and me, and we had a wonderful hour-long conversation. Then, as in the many other conversations I had with Mother Teresa the next 21 years (my final conversation with her was in January, 1996), Mother Teresa gave me (and I believe anyone else she talked to) her total and complete attention! At the time, I was Secretary-General of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. In 1975, the Maryknoll Fathers were trying to get
visas for the first five Maryknollers to work in Bangladesh. This was the main subject I wanted to discuss with Mother Teresa that September 1975 morning in Calcutta. When I told Mother about our hopes to work in Bangladesh (newly-independent, and politically unstable at that time - ed.), and Mother Teresa said: “Fathers, I am traveling to Bangladesh these next days. Why don’t you come along with me?” But then Mother added, “On second thought, you are Americans, and it may not be a good time for you to travel to Bangladesh. Please just write down what you want to do in Bangladesh in a letter to Dacca Archbishop Theotonius Ganguly, and I will take and give your letter to him when I see the Archbishop in Dacca this week. And do not be anxious, Fathers, I will ask my Sisters here at the Motherhouse to pray daily that you will get
That September morning 1975, Mother Teresa told us, “1975 is the Silver Jubilee of our MC Community, and I want also to give Jesus a Jubilee! I am establishing 25 new Tabernacles [that is, new houses] this Jubilee Year where Jesus can be adored and glorified. When I asked my Sisters this year to have a daily hour of Eucharistic Adoration in all the houses, some of my Sisters said at first, ‘But, Mother, with our daily Mass and lots of prayer and work, we do not have time for a daily hour of Eucharistic Adoration.’” Mother then excitedly told us: “But you know Fathers, I insisted [on the need for a daily hour of Eucharistic Adoration in all the Houses], and we now find that we have more time and energy than we ever had before!” Dear friends, I hope and pray and believe that forty years later there is still a daily hour of Eucharistic Adoration in all the MC Houses throughout the world, and that this Holy Hour is a great source of renewed energy for the MCs and for all of us! Since Blessed Mother Teresa’s death on September 5, 1997, when I have the chance to visit the Kolkata MC Motherhouse and Mother’s tomb, I am happy to see that the little sign at the alley entrance is still there, but now always reads: ‘Mother Teresa Is In.’ Thanks be to God! u Father Bill McIntire MM, AB ’53 is a Maryknoll priest who worked with Mother Teresa to bring the Maryknoll Fathers to Bangladesh, where they remain today. His remarks were excerpted from an article he wrote this year for the Calcutta Catholic Herald. Fall 2016 | 9
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Class Day 1982
Mother Teresa’s speech to the Harvard Class of 1982 about the nakedness, homelessness, and poverty of the spirit and encouraging them to “GO IN HASTE TO FIND THE POOR.”
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s the new graduates go out, I thought that the prayer of Cardinal Newman is most fitting for them, so that, in going into the world, they go with Jesus, they work for Jesus, and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor. “Dear Jesus, help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go. Flood our souls with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly that all our lives may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through us and be so in us that every person we should come in contact with may feel your presence in our soul. Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus. Stay with us and then we shall begin to shine as you shine so to shine as to be a light to others. The light, Jesus, will be all from you. None of it will be ours; it will be you shining on others through us. Let us thus praise you in the way you love best, by shining on those around us. Let us preach you without preaching: not by words, but by our example by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do, the evident fullness of the love our hearts bear for you.” This is exactly what the parents have worked for, that their sons and daughters will become the carriers of God’s love. Today, God loves the world through us, through each one of us, for we know in the Scripture it’s written that God loved the world so much, that He gave His Son, Jesus, who became like us in all things except sin, and who came to give us good news. He came to the poor you and I, the poor to give that good news that God loves us, that we are somebody special to Him, that He has created us for greater things: to love and be loved. And we read in that Scripture where God speaks: “I have called you by your name. You are mine. Water will not drown you. Fire will not burn you. I will give up nations for you; you are precious to me. I love you.” And to prove that, He says: “Even, even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have curled you in the palm of my hand.”
become the target of so much evil. That child recognized the presence of Christ. The first human being to recognize him, to give him a welcome, to rejoice that God’s son Jesus has come. And today, today [it is] unbelievable that the mother herself murders her own child, afraid of having to feed one more child, afraid to educate one more child. The child must die. This is one of the greatest poverties. A nation, people, family that allows that, that accept that they are the poorest of the poor. They are afraid. The fear of that child. And so we see that. That impossible thing has happened today, and you and I have been taught to love, to love one another, to be kind to each other, not in words, but in life. To prove that love in action as Christ has proved it. That’s why we read in the Gospel that Jesus made himself the Bread of Life to satisfy our hunger for love. For He says: “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do to me.”
ow wonderful it is! We all long, we all want, even the disbeliever wants to love God in some way or another, and where is God? How do we love God, whom we don’t see? To make it easy for us, to help us to love, He makes himself the hungry one, the naked one, the homeless one. And you will, I’m sure ask me: “Where is that hunger in our country?” Yes, there is hunger. Maybe not the hunger for a piece of bread, but there is a terrible hunger for love. There is a terrible hunger for the word of God. I never forget when we went to Mexico, and we went visiting very poor families. And those people we saw had scarcely anything in their homes, and yet nobody asked for anything. They all asked us: Teach us the word of God. Give us the word of God. “They were hungry for the word of God. Here, too, in the whole world there is a terrible hunger for God, among the young especially. And it is there that we must find Jesus and satisfy that hunger. Nakedness is not only for a piece of cloth. Nakedness is for the loss of that human dignity, the loss of that respect, the loss of that purity that was so beautiful, so great, the loss of that virginity that was the most beautiful thing that a young man and a young woman can give each other because they love each other,
It is good to remember this, especially nowadays when there’s so much fear, so much pain, so much suffering, so much distress. It is good to remember that He will not forget you, that He loves you, loves me, and that Jesus has come to give us that good news. When we look at the cross, we will understand how He loved us, and how He wants us to love one another as He has loved each one of us. And when He came into the light of Mary, the most pure virgin, she accepted Him as the handmaid of the Lord, and she did not speak, but what did she do? Immediately, in haste, she went to her cousin’s home to do what? Just to serve, to do the small works of a handmaid. And something very strange happened: the unborn child in the womb of Elizabeth, six months old, leaped with joy. Strange that it was the unborn child that has Boston College Faculty and Staff Photographs (BC.2000.005), John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
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the loss of that presence, of what is beautiful, of what is great this is nakedness. Homelessness is not a lack of a home made of bricks, but the feeling of being rejected, being unwanted, having no one to call your own. I never forget, one day, I was walking down the streets of London and I saw a man sitting there. He looked so sad, so lonely. So I went right up to him. I took his hand and I shook his hand and my hands are always very warm. And he looked up at me and he said: “Oooh, after such a long time I feel the warmth of a human hand.” It was so small that little action was so small and yet it brought a radiating smile on a face that had forgotten to smile, who had forgotten what is the warmth of a human hand. And this is what we have to find in our country, in all other countries around the world, everywhere.
nd where do we begin? At home. And how do we begin to love? By prayer. By bringing prayer into your life, for prayer always gives us a clean heart, always. And a clean heart can see God. And if you see God in each other, naturally you will love another. That’s why it is important to bring prayer into the family, for the family that prays together stays together. And if we stay together, naturally we will love one another as God loves each one of us. So it is very important to help each other to pray. And where do our sisters get that strength to do what they are doing to take care of lepers, to take care of the sick and the dying and pick up people from the streets, not only of Calcutta, but everywhere? Where is that strength coming to the sisters to take care of the poor of New York and that other place in London and Calcutta and all these places? It is the proof of their union with Christ that comes from the Bread of Life that Eucharist. Jesus has made Himself To feed, to give us life. And my advice to you is: make it a point in your life at least once a week to go and be alone with Jesus in the Eucharist, and you will find the strength and the joy and the love that your heart is hungry for. Love, to be true, has to hurt. Some time back in Calcutta, we had difficulty getting sugar, and I do not know how a little boy, four years old, had heard “Mother Teresa has no sugar,” but he went home and he told his parents: “I will not eat sugar for three days. I will give my sugar to Mother Teresa.” After three days, the parents brought this little one to our house. They had never been before; they had never given anything. But this little one, with a little bottle in his hand, brought his family to our house. And from that little one I learned how he loved with great love. Not because he gave so much. For God it is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. And that love begins at home, right there. 12 | Harvard Catholic Center
Saint Mother Teresa and Just a few days before I left Sister Nirmala with Calcutta, a young man and a Senior Chaplain, Father young woman came to our house John Boles along with (l-r) and they gave me a big amount Greg Thompson, Maureen Fallon, Maureen Scully, of money. And I asked them, Monica Sifuentes. “Where did you get this money?” They gave the money to feed the poor. We, in Calcutta, feed about seven thousand poor people every day. And so I asked: “Where did you get this big amount of money? “And they gave me the most strange answer: “Before our wedding, before our marriage, we decided not to buy wedding clothes, not to have a wedding feast, but to give you the money to feed the poor.” Then I asked them one more question: “But why, why did you do that?” That’s a scandal in India, not to have a wedding feast, not to have wedding clothes. And they gave me this most beautiful answer: “Out of love for each other. We loved each other so tenderly [that] we wanted to give each other something special, and that special something was that big sacrifice, the wonderful something.”
ee this is very beautiful that a young man loves a young woman and a young woman loves a young man. How beautiful it is! But, love each other with a pure heart like these people – they have something beautiful to give each other. Make that resolution, that on your wedding day you can give each other something beautiful. The most beautiful thing is to give a virgin heart, a virgin body, a virgin soul. That’s the greatest gift that the young man can give the young woman, and that the young woman can give the man. This is something we must all pray for our young people: that the joy of loving gives them joy in the sacrifice. It is a sacrifice that they must learn to share together. And, if a mistake has been made, it has been made – have the courage to accept that child and not to destroy it. Because that’s sin: it’s a murder. That sin is a greater sin: to destroy the image of God, to destroy the most beautiful creation of God that is life. And so, today when we are
together, let us pray. Let us pray for each other that we may love God as He loved us. Because God has offered to each one of us, He offers us that love life long, faithful, personal friendship in tenderness and love. We all experience that in our lives, how God loves us. And it is our turn to give that long life, that faithful, that personal friendship to Him in each other with prayer first in our own family. Bring back the child, bring back the family. Prayer. The other day I was traveling with a family here in the United States. And it was something so beautiful to hear from these people how their family prays together. They told me something that I have never thought of before. When the children and it’s a big family of nine children have to finish their school work or something, and they cannot finish their rosary with the parents, the parents tell them: “You go. You go and finish your school work and we will pray the rosary for you.” And sometimes parents have to do something very important and cannot say the rosary, then the children tell the parents: “Mom, you go and we will pray the rosary for you.” Such a wonderful thing, wonderful and beautiful thing! We must bring the child back as did Mary, who went in haste to look for the child and brought him home, and they made Nazareth together.
I went to the family, I saw one of their children I’ve never seen anything so disabled, so completely handicapped and he had the most beautiful black, shining eyes, full of radiating joy. And I asked the mother, I said: “What is the name of your child?” And the mother gave me the answer: “We call him Professor of Love, because he keeps on teaching us how to love.” Such a wonderful spirit of joy in that family because they had somebody who taught them how to love. So let us thank God for all the beautiful things that God has given your children, and with your help, with your prayers, they have been able to stand today on their feet, and you are sending them, like Jesus sent his apostles, “Go and preach the Good News.” Today, let us pray that they will go out and preach the Good News, not by words, but by their example, by the love they give to each other, especially to the unwanted, the unloved, and the uncared. You have many poor people here. Find them, love them, put your love for them in living action, for in loving them, you are loving God Himself. God bless you. u
Mother Teresa is greeted by US Ambassador to India (1961-1963) and Harvard professor John Kenneth Galbraith.
y prayer for you is that you grow in that love for each other. That you grow in that likeness of Christ, in that holiness of Christ. Holiness is not the luxury of the few; it is a simple duty for you and for me. And where does it begin? Right at home. And if God comes into your life, into your family, to take your son or your daughter for Himself, pray for them. Help them give their hearts to God. For it is such a wonderful, wonderful gift of God, that God chooses your child to be His own, to be only, all for Him. It is wonderful to see and I’m very grateful. I’m sure there must be some families here whose daughters and sons are with us. We already have seventy young American girls with us. More than that, we have their brothers. And they are wonderfully happy. Why? What do they want from us? When they come to join they write, “I want a life of poverty, a life of prayer, a life of sacrifice, that will lead me to the service of the poor.” What a wonderful thing to think that your own children are aiming at that kind of holiness and that complete surrender to God, and bringing that joy into the lives of so many people who are hungry for God. So let us thank God. I have no gold and silver to give to the American people, but I give my sisters. I hope that, together with them, you will go in search like Mary, go in haste to find the poor. And if you find them, if you come to know them, you will love them, and if you love them, you will do something for them.
he poor you may have right in your own family. We get many young people coming to our place, to Calcutta, to share the joy of loving, and it’s beautiful to see how devotedly they serve the poorest of the poor, with so much love, with so much care. And many families have got to see in their own family the suffering, the pain and the loneliness. I never forget one day when I was with our sisters in Venezuela. A family had given us a plot of land to build a children’s home, and I went to thank them. When Fall 2016 | 13
Nick with Delia at Missionaries of the Poor in Cap Haitien, Summer 2016.
STUDENT PROFILENICK COLON ‘19 by Scott Wahle
t was the first few days of his trip to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, and things weren’t going the way 19-year-old Nick Colon had hoped. The night of the vigil, camped out in a big
field with a group from Lowell, the Brockton Massachusetts native and one other were asked to pick up food for the entire group. After waiting two hours in a line with no movement, finally the announcement came that the people still in line should go back to the campsite, because they weren’t going to be able to feed everyone. “Everything was going wrong. We missed Adoration, we missed the Pope speaking, and then, no food for the group! It was disheartening, “ recalled Nick. “But one of my friends, Julia, said ‘just remember, you were doing this 14 | Harvard Catholic Center
for other people,’ and I thought, ‘yeah, you’re right.’ Looking back, I realized I was able to do things that I wouldn’t have otherwise.” Like engaging a younger teen from his group in a deep conversation; Nick later
found a note of thanks on his doorknob (“That moment, I was making a difference in someone’s life,” said Nick), and a chat with a girl he’d never met before who was hesitant to go to confession. “I told her, ‘the minute you go in and confess, it will be off your shoulders. The minute those words of absolution are said, you will feel like a brand new person.’ She went, came back 15 minutes later, and gave me the biggest hug. It felt so good. Loving people more fully for who Christ made them to be... saving, loving those souls is what I want to
do. That became very clear on this trip.” If this sounds like a young man who is ticketed for the priesthood, you’d be right, but Nick says he doesn’t know yet. “I’ve been praying a lot on it. I’m open to whatever God wants me to do. I’m focusing on school now. I’m open at this point,” said Nick, who added that he’s been told since he was 12 that he should consider the priesthood. “I’ve got three years to go - I can only imagine what the next three years will hold. I’m excited to live out my faith in whichever way God wants me to, and I’m hoping to see what that is. He will make it clear in His good time.”
here have been positive influences along the way: Father Brian Smith, who first introduced Nick to the idea of having a real relationship with Christ (sadly, he died during Nick’s sophomore year in high school); Father Joe Raeke, his pastor at St. Edith Stein parish; and Father Carlos Suarez, now the Boston archdiocese’s assistant vocations director for Hispanic ministries; and Nick’s dad is first generation Italian/Puerto Rican, and his mom is Cuban, who has encouraged Nick to stay open to God’s call. It was Father Suarez who convinced him to continue as an altar server when Nick thought he was getting too old. Nick stayed with it through high school, and still serves occasionally—it would also be Father Suarez who found the funds to send Nick to World Youth Day this summer. But despite all the inclinations to the spiritual, like many college freshmen, Nick was a little overwhelmed his first semester, and by his own admission did not always make the best use of his time. But he kept getting invited to events and activities at the Harvard Catholic Center, and Nick kept saying ‘yes.’ “I met people living out their faith in a very different way, and it intrigued me.” The turning point was the FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) national leadership summit that Nick attended over winter break, 2016. “I went to Adoration with 2000 other people in a huge ballroom...thinking how life was going all wrong, praying to Fr. Brian. And I thought how disappointed he would be to see me like this. Then the priest placed the monstrance on the altar
with the Eucharist, and I was filled with joy. I heard myself say, ‘whatever it is you want for me, open my heart and I will do it.’ I felt I was being called to something - I wasn’t sure exactly what that was yet - but somehow called to a life of Christ.”
n living his faith more fully, Nick started participating in the programs of the Harvard Catholic Center. “I got involved in everything: bible study - I’m hoping to lead one next year - ‘Theology by the Slice’ (pizza, fellowship and the Word). I’m the Eucharistic coordinator for the student Mass, and I’m involved with homeless outreach on weekends. I’m kind of just there, all the time.” And he has committed to discipleship with FOCUS, which may or may not lead to a missionary vocation with the organization. It is not a casual commitment. “There’s an agreement to meet with a ‘discipler’ once a week for spiritual direction with a focus on evangelization,” said Nick. “We take vows of chastity, sobriety and
Nick checks into his dorm freshman year with his mom, Ana Gonzalez .
excellence, and to be an example of what it means to be Catholic.” Nick traveled to Haiti on a FOCUS mission trip in March, fell in love with the people, and decided to organize his own return trip this summer with a smaller group. “I am so impressed with the love everyone there has for Christ, regardless of wealth, disability, or age. These people have it so much worse off than we do, and yet they are so happy and at peace with everything. I was excited to have the opportunity to return, just to help.” Sophomore year at Harvard is underway for Nick Colon, who is still deciding on a major course of study - he’s leaning toward theology and social anthropology at the moment - but he is already well on his way to a life of service to others, whatever form that takes. As Nick says, “He will make it clear in His good time.” u Fall 2016 | 15
MEET OUR NEW
by Scott Wahle
In April of this year, 54-year-old Father William Kelly assumed the pastorate of St. Paul Church in Harvard Square, a position that includes the roles of senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Center and head of St. Paul’s Choir School. The assignment represents a return to the place of his formative years as a student at the Choir School.
“I’ve been blown away by the vibrancy of the faith of those students who come to the Catholic Center, and that’s also true of the grad students, post docs, and young professional families who get involved in the many offerings of the Center. Their faith is inspiring! One of my pleasant surprises in coming here was how involved the Catholic students are with the parish and their presence at Mass. I wasn’t anticipating that, and it’s very encouraging.” Father Kelly has deep roots in Harvard Square, for it was at St. Paul’s Choir School (then known as the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School) where he received his early education, and where he first had the notion of becoming a priest someday. He still remembers seeing his parish priest in Quincy going up to the tabernacle and thinking ‘that would be something...’
The Harvard of 2016 has seen any number of changes from the “But at St. Paul’s we were exposed to Mass every day, and the school that was founded in 1636 with the motto “Veritas Christo glory of the music and the power of the lyrics were very signifiet Ecclesiae,” the “Truth for Christ and the Church.” The phrase still cant to me. When you have daily interaction with something, can be found on some of the university’s buildings, but Harvard it’s like waves on the ocean - it has an effect on you over time. officially stopped using it a long time ago, the motto having been Being exposed to the Eucharist every day is a shaping moment, of shortened to simply “Veritas.” The significance of that change is not course, but everything around it influenced me as well - serving at lost on the Harvard Catholic Center’s new senior chaplain and St. Mass, the music, all of that.” Paul Parish pastor Father Bill Kelly. “Part of the importance of the So how does a kid from Quincy wind up singing Gregorian Harvard Catholic Center,” says Father Kelly, chant at the Choir school? Well, the Kellys “is continuing to support Harvard in its were a well-known musical family on the original mission.” South Shore of Boston, and Choir School “After one Mass, The full phrase is firmly stamped in founder and music director Ted Marier the pope looked at me and said the renovated Catholic Center, where the would go to area schools searching out in that inimitable voice of his, pursuit of truth of Christ and His church 4th grade boys with musical potential. He ‘You are a good singer!’” is alive and well, according to Father Kelly. found three in the Kelly family: Bill, and brothers Paul and Steve. 16 | Harvard Catholic Center
“He would point at us and ask us to sing three notes that were played on the piano, and if he heard something he liked, he would say ‘step forward’ and dismiss the rest. Then we’d have to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ or “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.’ I still remember after singing for him, he said ‘what is a tin side?’ And then I got it: Oh, from every moun-tin side!’...It was my first lesson in singing, 44 years ago.”
“Part of the importance of the Harvard Catholic Center is
office for pastoral support and the continuing education of priests and deacons. “A difficult, though rewarding time,” recalled Father Kelly.
In 2010, he was made pastor of St. Mary’s in Dedham, his first full-time parish assignment its original mission.” in 17 years. The Cardinal came calling again six years later, this time to make him pastor of the Church of St. Paul in Harvard Square. Father Kelly is well aware that with senior chaplain and Choir School duties in addition to his pastorate, it’s like having three jobs instead of one. Upon graduation from B.C. High School, Father Kelly decided to go directly into St. John’s Seminary College, where he spent “four “All three pieces are well established, so we are building on a good happy years” involved in the music ministry there while developing history,” notes the pastor. “What I’ve learned is that all three entities a particular interest and background in special needs education. The have distinct ministries and missions, but all are intertwined, and none seminarian was then sent to the North American College in Rome for is fully alive without the other two. The good news is that the parish, further study. the Harvard Catholic Center and the school are all poised to be major continuing to support Harvard in
“With my background, I became involved in the music program at the Roman college as well,” said Father Kelly, “and on a number of occasions was able to conduct and sing at Mass with Pope John Paul II for English language groups. I sang for Masses in his private chapel, and I was also able to direct a choir at St. Peter’s ‘Altar of the Chair.’ After one Mass, the pope looked at me and said in that inimitable voice of his, ‘You are a good singer!’” Father Kelly’s other big influence in Rome was working with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, meeting the soon-to-becanonized nun a number of times. “I used to go to Mass with her sisters once a week as a seminarian. The Mass was at 6 a.m. in a converted chicken coop!”
rdained on June 25, 1988, the new priest got his first taste of parish life at another St. Paul’s in the Boston archdiocese (in Hingham, not far from his native Quincy), before heading back to Rome for a doctorate in theology. Father Kelly’s career would take him far afield with missionary work in Tanzania, before returning to the seminary for a ten-year stint, this time as a teacher and spiritual director. In 2005, Cardinal Seán O’Malley assigned him to the clergy Pope John Paul II greets Father Bill Kelly.
components in the new evangelization. Harvard students and others who come here will be leaders in the world in many fields: politics, medicine, innovation technology, and the arts.” Despite Harvard’s well-earned reputation for having a secular culture, Father Kelly believes that Harvard and the Catholic Center are a good fit in a couple of ways. “For one thing,” reasons Father Bill, “Harvard has a universal impact, and the word ‘Catholic’ means ‘universal,’ so there’s something there in terms of the work of the Church, which is universal, and Harvard’s world-wide impact. Both reach out to the whole world.” And then there was this thought: “In many ways, practicing Catholics are a minority here, so even with the diversity theme today, it’s important for a place like Harvard to support the diversity that practicing Catholics represent.” There is no doubt that the Harvard Catholic Center supports those who want to deepen their relationship with God and His Church, and in the young men and women of the Harvard community, Father Kelly sees a purposefulness in their endeavors and a wealth of talent to contribute to the work of the Church. “For example,” says the senior chaplain, “one young woman, a sophomore, wants to run a series based on the pope’s letter on the environment! There’s a level of quality and commitment here that is so impressive.” “What I’m finding is they really are looking for something greater than what they see around them, and they know that the Church provides that, especially in the Mass. Faith is never flashy. It’s more about persevering, about seeds that flower at different times. That’s part of the beauty of it! We live in a world that responds to an attention-grabbing, instant impact style, and the Church doesn’t work that way.” In the few months he has been here, Father Kelly has also noted a tremendous level of support for the Center. “Without the support and prayers of benefactors, we wouldn’t be able to provide for the students and carry out our mission to provide a Catholic presence at Harvard for the intellectual and spiritual formation of those we serve.” “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae.” It is no longer Harvard’s motto, but it hangs quite suitably on the wall of the Harvard Catholic Center. Father Kelly says with confidence that truth seekers will find a home here. u Fall 2016 | 17
Harvard Catholic Magazine editor Scott Wahle profiles three Harvard graduates who have answered the call to the priesthood
“Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision …Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love.” Pope Francis, Address to seminarians and novices, July 2013
Father Carlos Esparza, SJ AB ‘02
om and dad, don’t be discouraged if your college-aged son or daughter has decided regular attendance at Mass is not a priority. The same was true for Dallas-area native Carlos Esparza, Harvard class of 2002 and a product of a Jesuit High School. Or should we say, Father Carlos Esparza, SJ. “My first year at Harvard, I went to the Catholic Center a few times, but then I dropped off my sophomore and junior years,” says the 37-year-old Esparza. “I didn’t do much at the Center and wasn’t going to Mass as much, until senior year.”
church quite a bit, and found it a place of comfort, but I was much more concerned about my own free time...too busy to give an hour a week to God.”
One of Carlos’ good friends, a basketball player at Harvard, was a regular at Mass and involved in the many activities of the Harvard Catholic Center.
“Among my friends at the Weston (Mass.) School of Theology was a man studying to be a priest who had taught me in Dallas. I went to his ordination in 2001, and remember having a moment at the ordination Mass when I felt God was asking me to think about being a priest...it was a shock to me.”
“Like me, he’d gone to a Jesuit high school he was from California - and he said, ‘Why aren’t you going to Mass?’ I was just lazy, I guess, but he dragged me to the 5 p.m. student Mass on Sunday. I did visit St. Paul 18 | Harvard Catholic Center
But just before senior year, Esparza had what he called “a moment.”
Something had changed - irrevocably inside him. Senior year he was a regular at
the student Mass, and now Carlos was the one who was encouraging his friends to go to Mass. “In the first grade, I’d thought about being a priest...but by the time I got older, I thought, ok, I’m done with that.” He wasn’t done with that. The seeds of a vocation had been planted, and were beginning to take root. After graduating with a B.A. in computer science in 2002, Esparza went to work for the Department of Defense (he had attended Harvard on a government scholarship), but two years later, he entered the Society of Jesus as a novice, the first step on the road to priesthood in the Jesuit order. “Looking back on my time at Harvard, I’m sure God would have worked in me wherever I was, but specifically, there was my friend’s urging to get back to Mass, being drawn to St Paul’s church...it all helped plant that idea of a vocation within me. That friend is married now, by the way - I baptized one of his children.”
When asked what his happiest memory of school was, he said - with tongue somewhat in cheek - that it was his graduation from Harvard, because he would “never again have to write a paper, complete a project, or take a final exam.” Not so fast, Carlos. Jesuit formation is an eleven-year process that involves several years of formal schooling. And so, it was back to class for the aspiring Jesuit. Esparza earned an M.A. in philosophical resources from Fordham University in 2008, an M.A. in statistics from Columbia University in 2009, and a Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in 2015. Along the way, the student was also a teacher in El Salvador, Belize, Houston, and at the University of San Francisco. He described the long timeline to the priesthood frustrating at times, but at the same time, “time well spent.” One of the things that made the time valuable, he says, was the friendship of devoted, involved classmates, who made it easier to talk about his faith. “Even at Harvard, among atheists and agnostics, a few of my friends were Catholic, and I was able to discuss things with them, including my classmate Emilio Travieso (also profiled in this issue, who was ordained a Jesuit priest in 2013), and they were very supportive in helping me grow in my faith.” Father Esparza was ordained to the priesthood with seven other Jesuits at St. Joseph Church in New Orleans on June 13th, and celebrated his first Mass at his home parish of St. Paul the Apostle in Richardson, Texas. But still there is a final paper to write, as Father Esparza will be pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at the University of Texas for the next several years. So there is more to learn, but missing Mass is no longer an issue. u
Father Carlos Esparza SJ AB ‘02 at his ordination in New Orleans, June 13, 2015.
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Father Emilio Travieso, SJ AB ’02
f you need a Mass celebrated in Haitian Creole, Father Emilio Travieso, SJ is your man. Ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus in 2013, the Miami native and 2002 graduate of Harvard also speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and, of course, English as well. That diversity is a product of both his upbringing and his Jesuit training that has taken him to many parts of the world. Born to faith-filled Cuban parents, Father Travieso recalls that “church was like an extension of my family” growing up, and like so many who hear the call to priesthood, he was inspired by many good priests from an early age. But his time at Harvard was also to play an important role in his discernment. “In terms of my vocation, the two most important things that happened to me at Harvard were becoming passionate about social justice, and simultaneously meeting lots of people who shared that passion in a way that led me deeper into my faith and the life of the Church,” said Father Travieso. “For example, I was part of the ‘living wage’ campaign for Harvard workers, which climaxed at the famous sit-in during the spring of my junior year. As the sit-in began, Matt Vogel (’01) showed up at a rally handing out leaflets with quotes from Pope Leo XIII to show that the Church had been endorsing a living wage for over a century. Each Sunday Tom Brennan, a Salesian priest who was one of our undergraduate chaplains, would set up a poker table as a makeshift altar in front of the occupied Massachusetts Hall. 20 | Harvard Catholic Center
We would celebrate the Eucharist together with the protesters and the police officers who were guarding us. One day I was asked to lead a rally in Spanish with the workers; they suggested we chant with a protest version of the Litany of Saints. All of these gestures made a big impression on me. Our faith has social and political implications. The struggle for human dignity is something sacred, and protest can be a form of prayer.” Volunteering at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, Travieso became friends with a man named Matthew, who “began to really understand Jesus only after ending up on the street. We invited him to give a Monday night talk at the Catholic Center, called ‘The Gospel According to Matthew: A Theology of Homelessness.’”
Travieso engaged in lively conversations with friends he had made from the Catholic Student Association at the HCC, including fellow classmates Kevin Hall, Pete Andrews, Dave Sylva and others. At the same time, he began to attend Our Lady of Pity, a Haitian parish near Alewife (just a few stops from Harvard Square on the T’s red line), where he got to know some Jesuits who were studying at the Weston Divinity School. “When they told me that the Jesuit mission is all about ‘faith and justice,’ it felt like a perfect fit for me.” “As I started discerning my vocation, I found out that I wasn’t alone. Other friends were also thinking about the ‘stupid jerks,’ our code word that allowed us to bring up the Jesuits (a.k.a. Society of Jesus, or S.J.) in the dining hall without letting others on to our conversation. One of those friends was Carlos Esparza (’02), (see accompanying article) and both of us are now Jesuit priests.” Father Travieso entered the novitiate right after college, and began the long process of discernment and study that every Jesuit experiences. “My Jesuit training has had me moving around a lot, with stages in the Dominican Republic, New York, Brazil, and now England, and I’ve worked with Haitians for many years. Almost the entire time, I’ve worked with migrants in those places. However, lately I’m
Father Travieso SJ AB ‘02, was with the Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia, a Jesuit-sponsored Faith and Justice Center that accompanies the Dominican community in Washington Heights, Manhattan at a rally for immigration reform in 2006.
focusing more on what Catholic social teaching calls ‘the right not to migrate,’ that is, the right to live with dignity in one’s own country. I’m also waking up to Laudato Si’ (Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment). All of that has brought me to look for hope in initiatives that are trying to develop more sustainable, healthy and just food systems, through agro-ecology and social and solidarity economy.” Pretty complex issues, but if he could give only one homily, Father Travieso’s theme would be a simple one. “I think I would start with a quote from Vinny Sullivan SJ, who was my Jesuit superior during philosophy studies: ‘God loves you and the rest is all fluff.’” u
At Father Travieso’s ordination (l-r) Nancy Dorsinville (School of Public Health), Peter Andrews ‘02, Emilio Travieso ‘02, Kevin Hall ‘02, David Sylva ‘02, Luis Girón Negrón ‘88 PhD ‘97(FAS).
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Father Robert Boxie, JD ‘01
ather Robert Boxie JD ‘01 was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC in June of this year, and is currently back in Rome for a final year of studies. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a second major in music from Vanderbilt, the Louisiana native spent a year teaching in France before entering law school at Harvard, and another three years after that practicing law before entering the seminary at the age of 29. In a wide-ranging interview with Harvard Catholic editor Scott Wahle, Father Boxie speaks candidly about his journey to the priesthood, his experience at Harvard, the importance of the Word in Catholic teaching, and the incredible gift of acting ‘in persona Christi’ in the Sacrifice of the Mass.
SW: Like a lot of men, you say you first thought about becoming a priest when you were very young. What do you remember about that? Father Boxie: The first time I can remember articulating to myself and my parents that I wanted to become a priest was when I was an eight-year-old kid. We had a yearly All Saints Day program at school, and I was selected to play St. Francis Xavier. After learning about him and other saints - awesome, holy men
and women who do great things - in my eightyear-old brain I decided I wanted to be a saint, too, when I grew up. But then I thought, it might be difficult to leave my toys, my sister and parents, go to a far away land and never see them again! To live in the woods and eat locusts and honey (laughs). So I thought the next best thing was to be a priest - good guys, who do good for others...
and to have God listen to my voice and act on my word.
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My summer abroad in Florence after my junior year was a pivotal moment in my life. The idea of a vocation came back again as I visited pilgrim sites like Assisi, Siena and Padua, where saints lived and worked and died...I was somewhat drawn to that. If they did it, I thought, might I be able to do it? Is God calling me?
SW: Was this a persistent thought as you got older?
“It’s a huge gift, a privilege: to call down the Holy Spirit I get chills just saying it...”
me on it. I did become friends with my RA (resident assistant) during my sophomore year at Vanderbilt. He was a super spiritual guy. We would go to Mass, and thoughts of the priesthood came back to me on a silent retreat I went on, but I was still convinced a secular career route was for me. Fast forward 14 years, I was at the seminary studying in Rome, and there was my RA - and he’d become a priest, serving at an Italian diocese outside of Genoa!
Father Boxie: It did come and go, but I didn’t pursue it. People would say ‘you’d be a good priest,’ but no one challenged
Former Senior Chaplain, Father Michael Drea and Father Robert Boxie
SW: How would you describe your time at Harvard?
job.’ Looking back, why do you think your journey took the path it did?
Father Boxie: Extremely positive. Before going to Harvard, I felt my faith was personal, private...but going to law school, and being a part of the Catholic Law Students’ Association and attending Masses with Father George Salzmann, Graduate Chaplain, I was around other like-minded individuals who wanted to grow in their faith. It was at Elmbrook, an Opus Dei center near campus, that I really started to develop a prayer life, being in Eucharistic Adoration for the first time - the Holy Spirit was working in all of this. Father Salzmann and Father Michael Drea, former Senior Chaplain for the HCC, both attended my ordination in Washington DC. It was great to see them - I was touched by their presence. It was Father Salzmann who encouraged me to go on my first vocational retreat. I had made every excuse not to go, but ultimately decided I would do it, and what a powerful weekend it turned out to be! All those thoughts of priesthood that began when I was eight started to come back - my heart was definitely moved in ways I couldn’t describe, and the thought came: this has moved me so much, I should give the seminary some thought at some point. There were still other things I wanted to do, but this was the beginning of my discernment process.
Father Boxie: Seeing how my life has unfolded, God had to take me through all my life experiences to get me to the point where I was ready to make such a decision. Once I made the decision to enter the seminary, my mind was made up; a lot of prayer and reflection had gone into that. I enjoyed practicing law, but something felt ‘missing.’ I met with a priest once while at Vanderbilt who gave me some incredible advice. He said, ‘You can go to law school, travel, and work; if God is calling you to be a priest, that desire will be there years from now.’ Eight years later, ‘the phone rang.’ I’m glad I picked it up.
SW: One of those things you wanted to do was to use that law degree to work in the corporate world, as it were, and you didn’t enter the seminary until you were 29 years old, leaving behind what you describe as ‘a dream
SW: Did you break any hearts along the way? Father Boxie: I dated at Vanderbilt, and also while working as a lawyer in Washington - not ‘marriage serious,’ but enough that it complicated things. But after getting spiritual direction things became clearer, and I discovered where my heart truly was. SW: Why aren’t more guys making that same discovery? Father Boxie: God is calling men and women to religious life, but there are so many distractions today that crowd out the voice of God. We will always have that longing for Him...he keeps a piece of our heart in heaven. There has to be something better than just this life on earth - people have lost that sense of ‘something more.’ And yet I’m encouraged for the Church in America in the next 20, 30 years. My class will be pastors, some will be bishops...guys in the seminary these days are much more aware and informed about seminary and the priesthood than they were 10-20 years ago. The formation is so much better, and we have the benefit of so many programs in place and psychological testing to make sure guys are emotionally and affectively mature. There is more openness to talk about the issues. SW: Are you a good homilist?
Father George Salzmann, Graduate Chaplain at Father Boxie’s ordination.
Father Boxie: I’m trying to be - I hope to be, I want my message to be engaging, inspiring, challenging. The Catholic Church has suffered from bad preaching, I believe. We rely too much on the fact that we have the Sacraments, and have gotten lazy about the preaching part. We are fed by the Word as
Father Boxie celebrating his first Mass. St. Augustine Church, Washington, DC, June 2016.
well as the Eucharist. The Pope has been talking about this - the ‘joy of the Gospel,’ he calls it. We need to reclaim that in our Catholic faith. The faithful are hungry for an understanding of the word of God, and how it relates to their lives...and to better preach it in order to challenge, inspire, and convert hearts is an extremely important responsibility for a priest. All our education is for the salvation of souls, and in whatever way this can be put into service by God, we need to be open to that. It’s not mine; he gave it to me, and I have to give it back.
SW: Is there any way to put into words what you experience as a priest at the moment of Consecration during the Mass? Father Boxie: It’s hard to describe- it’s a huge gift, a privilege: to call down the Holy Spirit and to have God listen to my voice and act on my word. I get chills just saying it: God acting at the sound of my voice differently than He did the day before my ordination. He has to act for my benefit and that of the people who are at Mass, His holy people. I loved the Mass before ordination, but didn’t know I could love the Mass even more. It’s a huge responsibility, but there’s something about standing in the place of Christ that is beyond words. u Fall 2016 | 23
Father Drea led the Catholic community at Harvard from 2009-2016.
FATHER MICHAEL DREA Q&A
Father Drea led the Harvard Catholic Center with grace, joy and a commitment to the New Evangelization to elevate the ministry to new heights across the campus.
In January, St. Paul’s pastor Father Michael Drea took on the pastorate of the St. Ann’s/St. Brendan’s collaborative in the Neponset section of Dorchester at the request of Cardinal Seán O’Malley. Harvard Catholic Magazine editor Scott Wahle talked with Father Drea about his almost seven years as pastor of the parish, senior chaplain of the Harvard Catholic Center, and head of the St. Paul’s Choir School. Q Fr. Drea, how will you look back on your experience at St. Paul’s? A When I was asked by the Cardinal to take on the role, I thought going in - and it was confirmed - what a unique opportunity it would be to evangelize in three distinct areas: parish, school and chaplaincy. I think of the young men and women of Harvard at this important point in their lives when they’re making vocational and professional decisions, and how their faith influences those decisions. Harvard indeed forms leaders, but the church also needs courageous, well-informed individuals who know how to speak about their Catholic faith, and more importantly, how to live it! Q How did you approach your ministry in the face of the secular reputation of the university? 24 | Harvard Catholic Center
A “Godless Harvard,” many people said to me when they heard I was coming. I knew that would not be the case, but I was surprised at how the presence of God is very much alive at Harvard among both students and alumni. I got to know many alums over the years, hear their faith stories and witness their lived faith experiences, and it’s given me a great sense of hope. The Harvard Catholic Center has played a critical role in arming students with the understanding - the arrows in their quiver, if you will - to go out into the world and live their faith, so having a Catholic presence on campus is vitally important. Q What are you most proud of as you look back at your time at St. Paul’s? A I am most proud of my decision to bring FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) to campus. The effort of the four missionaries who work with the chaplains has been a game changer for us, inspiring young people to live their faith wherever they are. (More on FOCUS at www.focus.org. -ed.) Q I imagine there have been many moments of inspiration for you, as well. A Late one night I was in my office, and just as I was leaving, the doorbell rang. It was a young lady asking if she could spend a few
minutes in the chapel, and of course, I said ‘yes.’ Here it is Harvard, and someone is coming in wanting just to sit with the Lord at 11 o’clock at night. What a beautiful thing! I could tell you countless stories like that. ‘Totus Tuesday,’ as we call it, one of the many regular programs at the Catholic Center, with 45-50 young people kneeling in Adoration during the Holy Hour every Tuesday night is really wonderful to see.. And of course, never was the Spirit more in evidence at Harvard than during the ‘black mass’ crisis in May 2014, with the young Catholic community at Harvard and the surrounding area coming out in force to defend, celebrate, honor, and reverence Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. More than 2000 young people jamming the church with the overflow spilling out into the streets - at Harvard? Yes, at Harvard! It speaks volumes about the importance of providing the best sacramental, spiritual formation possible for our students. They are searching; they want to know how to be in a deeper relationship with Our Lord. Despite the rampant secularism in our world today, the truth endures, and that gives us true hope, and true freedom as well.
Q Do you have any advice for Father Kelly as he moves into your role? A The question makes me laugh because it was Father Kelly giving me advice for six years when he was my spiritual director at the seminary! Father Kelly brings a superb toolbox to St. Paul’s. I would just tell him to really embrace this assignment with all his heart, as I know he will, and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to be instrumental in the lives of so many different groups of people, from the 4th graders at the Choir School, to Harvard students and young professionals, to our oldest parishioners at St. Paul’s. Q How has the transition been to Neponset? A It’s definitely been an adjustment moving from Cambridge to Dorchester, but that’s always true when you get a new assignment. I’ve returned to a ministry that was formative in the early years of my priesthood - a more traditional setting, if you will, and I’m looking forward to many happy years in the St. Ann’s/St. Brendan’s collaborative, but I will always look back with fondness on my years at St. Paul’s! u
“Father Drea led St. Paul’s with courage and clear teaching. He recognized that the St. Paul’s ministry is distinctive because of its relationship to Harvard, and he was committed to building a parish that was unafraid to preach the Gospel.“ — Joel Alicea, JD ’13
“He had a passion for nurturing the faith of Harvard’s Catholic students, recognizing that the talented, high-achieving students that Harvard attracts need to have their spiritual lives nourished during their time here. Father Drea’s beautiful, deeply spiritual response to the proposed hate-filled ‘black mass’ brought together people of many different faiths in the Harvard community.“ —Mary Jane Creamer MBA ’88, P’14, ’16, ’18
“Father Drea brought tremendous leadership and wisdom to his mission as senior chaplain. His focus was always on the best interest of the students and the whole Harvard community in encouraging their Catholic faith. The maturity and skill with which he handled the ‘black mass’ incident was truly remarkable.” —Bill Shaw, P’18
“Father Drea put his heart and soul into strengthening the Center in every possible way to make it welcoming and inspiring for Harvard students. He understood that the Center has the potential for making a real difference in the spiritual development of young men and women who will likely make a real impact in this world.” —Jack Reardon, AB ’60 Jack Reardon greets Father Drea following the Holy Hour and Benediction, St. Paul Church, in response to the threat of a satanic mass at Harvard.
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Annual Report of Contributors
Annual Report of Contributors for Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)
Thank you for your support. We at the Harvard Catholic Center are most grateful to all who help support our mission and ministry. The following have made a gift to the Center between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016). Thank you for your generosity. PLEASE NOTE: donors to the Student Lounge renovation are listed on page 32.
The 1893 Society $25,000+ Mary Jane and Glenn Creamer Mr. Lawrence H. Hyde, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Pascucci
Senior Chaplain’s Leadership Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. Michael F. Cronin Mr. and Mrs. David C. Haley The Healy Family Charitable Fund of the Catholic Community Foundation, Tim and Helen Healy Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Kerr The Frederick W. McCarthy Family Foundation Ms. Regina M. Pisa, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shaw Strake Foundation
Christo et Ecclesiae Society $5,000 - $9,999 Michael F. “Mick” Doyle In memory of Mary and Thomas Doyle Mr. and Mrs. Karlo J. Duvnjak Mary Field and Vincent dePaul Goubeau Charitable Trust Mr. G. Sim Johnston and Mrs. Lisa Johnston Timothy and Elizabeth Welsh George and Jennifer Yeo
Veritas Society $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Bloomer In honor of Fr. John MacInnis and Fr. Tom Powers
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Mr. Frederick B. Cordova, III In honor of Jeanne Cordova Charles and Sheila Donahue Mr. Pierre J. P. Fortin, Esq. Mr. and Ms. John A. Lechner, IV Mr. William F. Maher, Jr. and Ms. Michelle Berberet Mr. and Mrs. David I. Monteiro Mr. Anthony G. Petrello and Mrs. Cynthia Carrafa Petrello Thierry Porté Mr. Gerard C. Shannon Charles Tollinche
Fides et Ratio Circle $1,000 - $2,499 Mr. Jose J. Alicea Mr. James Stynes and Ms. Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos Mr. and Mrs. William A. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Banavige Mr. and Mrs. Mark F. Cancian Mr. Mark E. Caputo and Mrs. Lisa Sweeney Caputo Mr. James R. Cervantes Gregory and Tara Ciongoli Tim Covello CJ Curtis and Chrissy Curtis Samuel E. DeMerit Adrienne E. Dominguez Robert and Patricia Donahue Mr. James H. Duffy, Esq. Mr. Philip Erard Mr. Ravi A. Faiia, Esq. and Dr. Lydia Barlow Mr. John M. Flynn Paul M. Frank Janet and Gregory B. Fraser Paul R. Gauron Mr. E. Andrews Grinstead and Dr. Julie G. Grinstead Paul and Jackie Haley Lawrence A. Hall
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hanify Harvard Business School - Catholic Student Association Mr. Seth R. Hasenour Philip C. Haughey Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Healey Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Hehir Mr. and Mrs. Enrique R. Hernandez, Jr. In honor of Henry ‘08, Kevin ‘14 & Mireya’17 Hernandez Mr. Thierry Ho Mr. and Mrs. Christian M. Hoffman Dr. Daniel J. Hurley John A. and Virginia M. Kaneb Mr. John F. Keane, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Krause, Esq. Drs. Donald and Maureen Landry Dr. James G. Lee, IV, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. McIntyre Barbara J. McNeil, MD Kevin P. Mohan and Anne Williams Carole and Frank Morris Thomas L. P. O’Donnell, Esq. Mr. Harry A. Olivar, Jr. Kevin and Patti O’Meara Mr. William J. O’Reilly, Jr. Ms. Martha E. Ortiz and Mr. Robert H. Diamond Deacon and Mrs. Thomas H. O’Shea, Jr. Mrs. Keri Oxley Brenner, MD and Mr. Dave Brenner Rev. Dr. William B. Palardy Mr. and Mrs. Ben Roin Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation, Inc. Mr. John A. Piccione, Esq. and Dr. Noreen F. Ferrante, MD Chris and Jen Ray Mr. and Mrs. John P. Reardon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Riley Barbara Mullin ‘79 John D. Schubert
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Sheridan Ms. Stephanie Siu James and Marianna Steffes Andrew and Judith Strenio Dr. Jacqueline E. Tan, MD Mr. Robert L. Tortoriello, Esq. Prof. and Mrs. Tyler J. VanderWeele PhD The Wiegand Family Chartiable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Wilsey Mr. & Mrs. Sturgis P. Woodberry Mr. and Mrs. Jaime E. Yordan Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Zack
Crimson Catholics $500 - $999 Mr. Lance T. Brasher Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brennan Jeremiah Bresnahan John Keith Brungardt Rev. Eric F. Cadin Mr. Michael J. Carfagna ‘03 Mr. Peter F. Clancy Mr. Frederic H. Clark and Ms. Margaret H. Nolan Dr. Patricia E. Cleary Miller, PhD Dr. John Cosgrove and Dr. Patricia Barry Prof. and Mrs. John J. Costonis Mr. and Mrs. John J. Cullinane, Jr. Miss Rosa M. C. Cumare, Esq. Christopher and Brandi Dean Douglas Dethy and Marianne Kozlowski Mr. John G. Dunn Dr. and Mrs. William R. Fitzsimmons Miss W. Louise Florencourt In memory of Margaret Florencourt Mann Mr. Javier J. Gonzalez-Sfeir and Ms. Natalya M. Gonzalez Smith In honor of Xavier ‘18 and Natasha ‘20 Gonzalez Mr. and Mrs. Andrew P. Graham Most Rev. Bernard A. Hebda In honor of Rev. William Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Higgins Mr. Alphonse Ippolito In memory of Betty Ippolito, Class of 1981 Mary and Russell Johnson In hoonor of Teresa L. Johnson, A.B. 1989 cum laude Mr. and Mrs. Todd E. Jones, Sr. Mr. Robert E. Joyce & Mrs. Julie Walsh Joyce Mr. David J. Kenney Dr. Steven C. Klein, MD Dennis J. Looney, Jr. Donald S. Mazzullo In memory of Mario & Dolores Mazzullo
Brian and Christine McDermott Mr. and Mrs. Alexander D. Morgan, IV Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Novak Teresa and Brian O’Sullivan Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. Pagnano Michael Paulovich Steve and Ellen Rasch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Reardon In memory of Paul C Reardon Mr. Reynaldo Reza Hon. and Mrs. James G. Roche Ms. Mary Jo Roos Dr. Ruth E. Schmitter In honor of Fr. Philip A. Schmitter Ms. Clarisse Siu Francisco B. Vega Mr. Michael D. Vhay and Ms. Janet Evans Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Ward, Esq. David Worley ‘80 and Bernadette Drankoski ‘80 Alfonso Zobel de Ayala Dr. Peter J. Zuromskis
St. Paul’s Society $250 - $499 Anonymous (6) Danguole Spakevicius Altman and William Altman Stephen Auth, CFA Dr. Marie Bellantoni, MD Robert P. Budetti Mr. and Mrs. John J. Burns, Jr. Mr. John F. Cannon, Esq. Mr. Paolo G. Carozza Frances Chang Dr. Edmund Cibas and Mr. Todd Stewart Dr. Mark W. Cocalis and Dr. Lisa A. Erburu Timothy P. Crudo In memory of Paul & Barbara Crudo Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Day Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. DePascale Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Norbert A. Doran Joseph D. Downing In honor of Father Thomas Powers Rev. Michael E. Drea Mr. John T. Duane In honor of John Duane Mr. Marco M. Elser Dr. and Mrs. John V. Federico Dr. and Mrs. Rushika J. Fernandopulle, MD Anna-Marie Trabucco Ferraro Tim and Jackie Finn Hans and Leslie Fleischner
Mr. Joseph M. Flynn Mr. and Mrs. James B. Foote Dr. Timothy J. Friel, MD and Dr. Kristin L. S. Friel, MD Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Garvey Jason and Astrid Glass Nelly S. Gonzalez In memory of Walter Ramiro Gonzalez Mr. Henry E. Hamel, Jr. Mr. Will Ford Hartnett Thomas HoltzLeslie and Helen Holtz Peter and Jeanne Hosinski In memory of Judge William A. Hosinski Mr. and Ms. William K. Hoskins, Esq. Mr. Donald K. Howard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Hughes Dr. Rosemary T. Hyson Mr. and Mrs. John A. Indellicate, II Mr. Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq. Mr. Robert D. Keefe Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Kelley In memory of The Kelley and Riggs Families Mr. Daniel T. Kettler Senator Paul G. Kirk, Jr. In memory of Paul G. Kirk, AB ‘26, JD ‘29 Hon. John G. Koeltl Mr. James J. Kozlowski Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lagan Brian F. Landry ‘70 Drs. Louis J. and Mary Lanzerotti Mr. Joseph J. Lauer Mr. and Mrs. Jay P. Leupp Mr. and Mrs. William F. Looney, III Mr. and Mrs. William J. Maher Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Maloney Dr. Volker M. Vogt and Ms. Carla Marceau In memory of Fr. Joseph Collins Mr. John A. McCann, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. William S. McDermott Thomas F. McDevitt ‘79 Prof. and Mrs. Thomas A. J. McGinn Raymond G. McGuire and Judith Severs Capt. and Mrs. James J. McTigue, USN Mr. Mark C. Monaco Stephen and Kathleen Mullery Mr. James M. Murphy, Esq. Father Mark Murphy William F. and Nancy R. Murphy Reverend Thomas Nestor ‘76 Robert and Diane Niemiec John and Mary Noonan Rev. Paul B. O’Brien
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Brian A. O’Connell Mr. Peter A. O’Connell G. Stephen Perry Mr. and Mrs. Carmine V. Petrone In honor of Father George Salzmann Mr. and Mrs. Vincent T. Phillips Mr. Roger E. Podesta, Esq. Mr. John M. Quinlan Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Quinn Mr. Thomas M. Reardon William S. Reardon Mr. and Mrs. Humberto M. Reboredo Mr. Clayton S. Reynolds In memory of Howard Mark Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Roberts In honor of Catholic Student Association Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Romatowski Mr. Michael C. Ryan, Sr. and Dr. Patricia D. Ryan Rev. George S. Salzmann, PhD Paul W. Sandman Mr. Carmen L. Sandretto Mr. and Mrs. Scott J. Schoen, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Seitz, Esq. Dr. James F Selwa and Dr. Linda M. Selwa Dr. Stephanie B. Seminara Rev. Richard E. Senghas Dr. Monica Sifuentes George Spera Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Stillwell, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Tadhg Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Timbers J. Owen Todd Joseph P. Tratnyek Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey D. Wade Mr. and Mrs. Garrett J. Waters Stephen and Elizabeth Whelan Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Wilson III Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wronski
Bow & Arrow Club $100 - $249 Anonymous (9) Anonymous In honor of Genevieve Tinley Fox Stephen B. Adams Drs. William H. and Rebecca Adler Mr. and Mrs. Roy Akana Vincent A. Andaloro, MD Mr. Joseph P. Archie Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Baggott, Jr. Larry and Dianne Barbiaux Bradley C. Barnhorst and Lisa J. Wilde
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Lisa Hunt Batter and John Batter Hon. and Mrs. John H. E. Bayly, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Beatty Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Beaudet Mr. James R. Becraft Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Berry Mr. and Mrs. John J. Bilafer, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley P. Borowiec John P. Boyd and Marilyn J. McDermott Ms. Colleen A. Brennan Mr. and Mrs. James F. Brennan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Brennan Dr. and Mrs. Staley A. Brod Frank P. Bruno Rev. Thomas W. Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Burger Mr. and Mrs. William L. Burke III Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Byrne Daniel J. and Sidney Callahan Mr. Pasquale A. Cama In memory of Viola & Virginia Cama Mr. and Mrs. William J. Campbell Hon. and Mrs. Raoul G. Cantero III Mr. Frank C. Cardenas, Esq. Mr. Matthew J. Carrico The Cavanagh Family Mr. and Mrs. Denley Y. Chew Mr. Vincent M. Chiappini In memory of Father Larry Drennan Hon. Timothy A. Chorba and Ms. Ruth Wimer Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Chriss Mrs. Ursula M. Clarke In memory of Howard W. Clarke, PhD ‘60 Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cleary, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Coan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Cobb, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John J. Coleman III Mr. A. James Connell Mr. Luis P. Costas Elena, Esq. Mr. Dennis M. Couture Dr. Mary E. Coyle Mrs. Susan A. Coyne In memory of Richard F. Coyne ‘57, JD ‘60 James Patrick Crippen Joseph M. Cronin Mr. Robert A. Curley, Jr. and Dr. Kathleen Curley Mr. and Mrs. John J. Dardis, Sr. Brian A. and Elizabeth P. Davis Nicola A. DeAngelis Mr. John Z. Dillon Dr. Matthias B. Donelan, MD and Ms. Janet M. Carroll Dr. and Mrs. Andrew D. Dorr
Dr. Frank G. Dowling, MD Mr. Mark A. Doyle and Mrs. Maureen M. Cafferkey Mr. Anthony D’Silva and Mrs. Nisha D’Silva Ms. Kristine J. Dunne Maher Liam and Helene Ebrill In honor of Father Tom Powers Kenneth Emancipator, MD Dr. and Mrs. Drew R. Engles Gary Fallon and Leona DeRocco Robert Felix Mr. and Mrs. Alston Fitts, III Ari Fitzgerald and Maria Carmona Mr. Robert E. Flaherty, Jr. Mr. Patrick M. Folan Ms. Virginia Freeman In memory of Kristen Amanda Mayr Freeman Hon. and Mrs. Thayer Fremont-Smith Mr. and Mrs. Carlos V. Freyre Mr. and Mrs. David J. Fromm Mr. Michael M. Gavin Dr. Mary Ann Gavioli Wayne A. Gavioli II Ms. Mary Ellen Gaw Mr. Girma Gebra and Ms. Yeshewaget Lesesse Mr. and Mrs. Carmen L. J. Gentile Thomas A. Gentile, AB ‘92, JD ‘95 Mr. Anthony Giacalone, Jr. Mrs. Elsa M. P. Gibson Ms. Mary Giles Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Gill III Mr. John M. Gillen Mr. and Mrs. Marc P. Goodman Mr. Edward J. Gotgart In memory of Arthur J. Pitts ‘68 Anita M. Grassi Mr. and Mrs. Andrew V. Griswold Mr. and Mrs. Nuno M. Guedes Eileen M. Guerin Kevin R. Hackett Michael E. and Dierdre G. Hager In memory of Maurice Ford Mr. and Mrs. William Hammer Mr. Gregory T. Hannibal, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Harrington IV Mrs. Laura Ellen Harrison Mr. Timothy J. Hartigan Prof. Francis X. Hartmann Mr. Edward A. Hartnett Mr. Keiran G. Hawley Michael F. Healy Mr. Robert E. Hebda, Esq. Mr. Johann C. Helms Mr. Daniel K. Hennessy, Esq.
Dr. and Mrs. William L. Hennrikus, MD Mr. William P. Hennrikus Mr. Mark C. Henrie Mr. and Mrs. Julio J. Hernandez Mr. John D. Hayes and Ms. Catherine V. Herridge Stuart and Susanna Herro Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Holtzman Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Horton Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hughes, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hughes, III William T. Hurley, III Maureen Donnellan James In memory of Jane Thiboutot ‘80 Jim and Kris Jarocki Alton L. Jenkens Roger Johannigman Mr. and Mrs. John Judge Edward J. Kaier Hon. George Kalinski Dr. Brinda R. Kamat Miss Joan Keenan ‘45 In memory of Elizabeth Crowley Howard ‘49 and The Keenan Family John D. Kelly Charles and Kathia Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kuczkowski Mr. Christopher B. Lacaria Dr. Mildred H. LaFontaine and Mr. Michael R. LaFontaine Mr. Thomas M. Lamberti, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. David J. Larkin Lash LaRue Bill and Blair Lawlor Dr. Karen A. Leal In memory of my mother, Vilma J. Leal Barbara A. Lee Edward H. Leekley, PhD Mr. Anthony V. Leness Michael Lin Mr. Steven Llanes Dr. and Mrs. Frank W. LoGerfo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Looney Dr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Lopez Mr. Edward J. Love Dr. Audry L. Lynch Robert E. Mack Francis J. Mahoney Dr. and Mrs. John E. Mansfield Mr. Thomas R. Manthey, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Donat C. Marchand, Esq. John and Amey Marrella Marie Martino Dr. Denise M. McCarthy MD and
Dr. Carter G. Abel MD Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. McCarthy Mrs. Karin L. McCormick Joe McCullough Mr. Joseph C. McGrath Mr. Daniel T. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. McMahon, Jr. Mr. Brian E. McManus Dr. and Mrs. Dale R. Meers, PhD Mr. Mark R. Merley Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Miller, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Moeller Ms. Stephanie Moffat Mr. Edward L. Monahan, III Anne E. Moran Mr. W. C. Mortenson, Jr. Andre V. Moura Mr. and Mrs. J. Brian Mullen Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Murphy Rev. William F. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Nenno Jack and Charlotte Newman Dr. Felix L. Nunez Dr. Sharon E. O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Alan C. O’Connor Lynne Liakos O’Connor In memory of Lorraine & Spiridon Liakos Mrs. Frances P. O’Leary Paul G. O’Leary Rev. Laurence Olszewski C.S.C. Mr. and Mrs. William C. O’Neil, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Sidney C. Ontai Mr. Christopher Oppermann Mr. Kurt E. Oppermann In memory of Edward and JoAnn Oppermann Mr. Frank A. Orban, III Liza and Thomas M. O’Reilly ‘79 In honor of Father Tom Powers Kerri Osterhaus Houle, MD Mr. and Mrs. Ejeviome E. Otobo Dr. and Mrs. Michael E. Pacanowsky Alec A. Pandaleon Dr. Charles Peters James Poterba ‘80 Anne T. Pressman Frank and Marybeth Prezioso Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Priest Ms. Kathryn A. Pruess David Ramsey Timothy Rand Dr. Andrea J. Reilly, MD Mrs. Stephanie L. Rich Mr. and Mrs. David L. Roach
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Rocco Mr. and Mrs. James M. Roosevelt, Jr. Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. Rutherfurd, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael O. Ryan Deacon Christopher E. Ryan Dr. Donald A. Sadoski and Dr. Darleen M. Sadoski Saint Margaret Parish Ms. Andrea Santoriello Carol T. Sarokhan, MD Mr. Dale M. Sarro Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sawyer, Jr. Mrs. Maureen Scalia Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schartz In honor of Rachel Schartz Mr. John T. Schiavone Mr. and Mrs. John J. Schlegel Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Sedlack David J. Seipp Mr. Geza P. Serenyi Mr. Paul A. Serritella, Esq. Dr. Peter J. Sharis, MD and Dr. Christine M. Sharis, MD Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Shields Mr. Joshua D. Shutter Mr. and Mrs. Charles Skeen Norman William Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder Mr. John F. Spence, Jr. Mr. William J. Strazzullo In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Willliam F. Strazzullo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sugrue Mrs. Alison McMorran Sulentic Mr. and Mrs. John B. Sullivan John D. Sullivan In memory of Virginia Sullivan Mr. Don A. Summa Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Syski Dr. Luis E. Tollinche Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Tomenson, Jr. William C. Ughetta Mr. Thomas A. Unverferth and Ms. Mary H. Tower Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Valdivia In memory of Vicente Valencia Claire Valente, PhD Mr. Manuel F. Villalon Robert P. Volpe In honor of Audrey F. Volpe Mr. Robert L. Weber Mr. Marc Anthony White In honor of Rev. George Salzmann Rev. Justin Whittington, SJ Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Wierzbinski, Jr.
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Annual Report of Contributors Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)
Ms. Katherine A. Wilhelm Mr. Christoph Wollersheim In memory of Fritz Wollersheim Mr. Robert J. Woolway John and Patricia Worden Dr. John L. Worden, IV and Dr. Rebecca M. Worden James R. Worsley, Jr. Mr. Clifford E. Yuknis, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Leo V. Zavatone David Thaddeus Zmijewski
Friends Up to $99 Anonymous(5) Anonymous In memory of George Dunlap ‘74 James D. Adducci Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Albanese Dr. and Mrs. Glenn L. Alexander Mr. Paul J. Alfano Dr. Russ B. Altman and Ms. Jeanne E. Merino Mr. and Mrs. Oscar O. Alvarenga Ms. Raquel O. Alvarenga Tara and Stephen Anderson Mr. Chris Anselmo Ms. Maya C. Ayoub John A. Barone Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Barrow Mr. Bruce L. Belfiore Ms. Gloria M. Cavallero Glenn D. Bellitto ‘80, MBA ‘84 and Kyle A. Moran JD ‘83 Mr. John Bewick and Mrs. Martha Bewick Mr. James F. Bogue Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Bosco, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Neal R. Brauweiler John M. Breen Dr. Gilbert Burgos, MD, MPH and Mrs. Diana Torres-Burgos
Dr. John W. Byrne Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Caballero William S. Callanan Mr. Salvador A. Casente, Jr. and Ms. Alison E. Spong Antonio D. Castro and Rose C. Palermo Tom and Joyce Choquette Scott Christie Francis C. Clark Dr. and Mrs. James G. Colbert, Jr. Harry S. Colburn, Jr. Mr. James S. Cole, Jr. Hon. and Mrs. Robert B. Collings Mr. William J. Costa Ms. Kristine Crockett Mr. Christopher T. Cunniffe Ms. Emily G. Cusick Dr. Eugene J. D’Angelo Prof. and Mrs. John M. De Figueiredo Ms. Laura E. Delagarza Mr. Eduardo Deni Hon. Robert H. Dierker, Jr. Mrs. Judith Dincher In memory of Thomas A. Dincher Mr. and Mrs. Leo T. Doherty, Jr. Dr. Stanley J. and Eileen L. Doherty III John and Janice Dolan Donald T. Donovan Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. K. Donovan, Ph.D In memory of Edward J. Donovan Ms. Carolyn Dymond Christina Covino Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Exton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roberto T. FabrosSol and Mario Fabros Dr. and Mrs. Francis T. Fallon Prof. Daniel Faoro and Ms. Catherine Faoro In memory of Leo D. Faoro Mr. John J. Feeney, Jr.
Annual Fund History FY2013–FY2016 Dollars 700,000 $ $536,864 $600,00 $600,000 $515,894 $500,000 $456,914 Cumulative $400,000 $343,653 Amount Raised $300,000 $1,853,325 $200,000 $0 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Goal 30 | Harvard Catholic Center
John M. Fleming Dr. and Mrs. David F. Forte Mr. and Mrs. Lane W. Freestone Dr. Barry W. Furze Mr. James J. Gaffney III Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gallagher Paul J. Garavente Mr. Robert J. Gelhaus Mr. Robert A. Glatz Mr. Jorge Gonzalez-Sanchez Mr. Gerard M. Greene Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius J. Guiney, III Mr. John D. Hagen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Hainsworth Mr. James J. Haley, Jr. Ms. Marie Beth Hall Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hall Dr. Henry G. Hanley Mr. John T. Harding, Jr. Mr. Kevin J. Harrington In memory of Professor Kathleen O’Flaherty of Cork University, Ireland Mimi & Dick Harrington Ms. Wendy R. Hee Prof. Kevin L. Hickey Kate Flaherty Hinton Mr. Robert Hope and Ms. Mary Shannon Mr. Neal J. Howard Dr. and Mrs. Edward A. Hutchinson, III Ms. Leslie Jimenez Ms. Angela B. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Jordan, Jr. Michele Ippolito Karlberg Mr. John F. Keenan and Mrs. Jeanne Marie T. Hopkins Dr. M. D. Kelleher, MD Mr. Mark R. Kelsey Mr. Michael F. Kilkelly Ms. Maryanne King Dr. Robert M. Knapp and Mrs. Christine M. Knapp Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Knasel Mary J. Kolenda Imparato Mr. David P. Kubiak, PhD Mr. Dennis J. Kuo and Ms. Melina Chen Dr. Deirdre M. La Porte Dr. and Mrs. Walter C. Labys Mr. Donald V. LaMonica, Jr. and Ms. Karen M. Bobear In honor of Ryan LaMonica Mr. William K. Lane Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Laurenti Ms. Kristin Lewandowski In memory of John Anthony Lewandowski
ANNUAL REPORT 6 Mr. David H. Locke, Esq. Mr. Manuel Lopez Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Luecke Ms. Avery P. Maher Dr. and Mrs. Edward M. Mahoney Prof. Sylvia K. Marks Gordon and Stephanie Martin Mr. Stephen J. McCabe and Ms. Gretchen L. Wylegala Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey A. McCarron Mr. Robert N. McDonald Sister M. Margaret McDonnell, RSCJ Mary E. and Dennis P. McGee Mr. Peter A. McGrath Ms. Teresa E. McLaughlin Prof. John J. McLaughlin, Jr. John P. McLaughlin Dr. and Mrs. Walter L. McLean Virginia Spang McManama Mr. William D. Merkle and Dr. Gertrude H. Merkle Prof. Nelson H. Minnich Mr. Robert A. Molnar Constance Monitto Dr. and Mrs. James L. Moses Mr. James P. Mullen Dr. Harold J. Burstein and Dr. Mary P. Mullen Mr. Robert F. Nerz Mr. Herbert F. O’Connell Rev. John W. Padberg, SJ Mr. B. Michael Pallasch Kevin Palma Dr. and Mrs. Miguel M. Palos Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Panas Mr. and Mrs. Lucian C. E. Parlato Mrs. Jeannette L. Pauplis Dr. Jennifer A. Paxton, PhD Mr. Eugene C. Payne III Mr. Otto A. Payonzeck Ms. Ivonne Perez Prof. Jan L. Perkowski Mr. Robert E. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Picarello, Jr. In honor of Fr. John MacInnis Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pienkos Col. and Mrs. Ralph D. Pinto Mr. and Mrs. Franklin G. Polk, Esq. Sheldon L. Pollock Ms. Jody A. Pongratz In memory of Bishop John P. Boles Liz Powers Dr. Thomas J. Prendergast, Jr. Carole Prest Mr. Alan J. Priest and Mrs. Cristin D. Bisbee Priest
Mr. Anthony J. Priest Mr. Stephen P. Pustelnik Kevin Quinn and Angela Hawekotte Mr. Brendan Quinn Mr. Peter J. Raskauskas Ms. Jennifer G. Raymond Dresden Mr. Peter A. Reale Kathleen Mavorneen Reddy-Smith Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Redman, MD Prof. John P. Reid Richard and Mary Renehan Mr. and Mrs. Philip B. Renton Mr. and Mrs. Stefan V. Reyniak Mr. Robert F. Robben, II Dr. Amy Malecki Rogers and Dr. Jason H. Rogers Dr. Daniel Rosa, MD Mr. and Mrs. James M. Rose Dr. and Mrs. Paul A. Rufo Mr. Miles F. Ryan III Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Sabbey, Esq. Caroline Walsh Sabin Mr. Ryan Sakmar In honor of Connor C. Sakmar Mr. James M. Sanduski Ms. Carol A. Sardo and Mr. Chuck Colombino Hon. Robert F. Schaul Mr. and Mrs. David T. Schneider Nadia L. Scott Dr. Susan J. Sefcik Mr. Eugene A. Skowronski Mr. R. B. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Smith Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Stickell, Jr. Ms. Michelle Stolwyk
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Sylvester H. Lawrence Tafe Mrs. Carolyn J. Talbourdet Mrs. Katherine G. Tegtman Ms. Lauren Tennant Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Leo A. Tirado Richard F. and Ann Roberts Tobin Mr. Anthony J. Toto and Ms. Roxane Hynek Mr. Stephen C. Trivers AB ‘61 Mr. David V. Trulio Mr. and Mrs. Steven Umansky Dr. William J. Ungvarsky Mr. and Mrs. Leo S. Vannoni Joseph Sequeira Vera In memory of Joseph S. Vera, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Vincent Henry T. Wadzinski, PhD Margaret A. Wallingford Dr. and Mrs. William V. Walsh Dr. Richard S. P. Weissbrod In memory of Barbara L. Weissbrod Dr. John Patrick Whelan, MD, PhD In memory of Rev. Philip King Caroline L. Wolverton Edward P. Yaglou
The Harvard Catholic Center apologizes in advance for any errors or omissions with this report. Please contact Doug Zack, Director of Advancement, 617-491-8400 ext. 325 or [email protected]
to make corrections.
Annual Fund History FY2013–FY2016 Donors 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0
800 737 743 696 631
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Prayer Patron—$10,000 And Above Mary Jane and Glenn Creamer Mr. and Mrs. David C. Haley Mr. and Mrs. Sean P. McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Christopher S. Pascucci
Worship Leader—$5,000 - $9,999 Thierry Porté Mr. and Mrs. William S. Reardon Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Stine, III
Repast Provider—$2,500 - $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shaw The HCC Student Lounge officially opened and was blessed by Father Michael Drea on April 3, 2016.
ich in history and steeped in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Harvard Catholic Center is a hub for prayer, study and community. We realize, however, that though our programs and services have evolved to meet the needs of our students, our Student Lounge was not nearly as appealing, and was in need of renovations since it first opened in 1991. Thank you very much to our generous benefactors who understand that Harvard Catholic students need a space for small group discussions, Bible study, and cooking and socializing away from the “static” of the University. Last fiscal year, a total of $175,013
was raised to renovate the lounge. With a leadership gift challenge from David ’83 and Lori Haley P ’10, ’14 early on to match every gift made we were able to exceed the original goal. We especially want to thank Mrs. Joanie Kingsley whose decorative eye and attention to detail helped create a space worthy to call Harvard Catholic. And we owe a debt of gratitude to Bill and Debra Shaw P’18 who donated the kitchen appliances and television. The following is the list of donors who supported the Lounge renewal. Thank you for your generosity!
This picture of Judge Paul Cashman Reardon AB ‘32, LLB ’35 hung in the former student lounge for many years. When the Student Center was first built in the early 1990s, Judge Reardon helped to lead the fundraising efforts to fund the construction of the building. His family gave generously to help fund the renewed student lounge. The dedication plaque reads: The Honorable Paul Cashman Reardon, AB ‘32, LLB ‘35. Chief Justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts, 1955 - 1962. Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court 1962-1976. Harvard Overseer, and Chair of the Harvard Overseers Executive Committee. President, Harvard Alumni Association. Vice-Chairman of the Visiting Committee to the Harvard Law School. His life of public service included valuable assistance to the Harvard Catholic Center and St. Paul’s Choir School.
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Study Steward—$1,000 - $2,499 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Clark Sarah and David Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kramer Kevin and Patti O’Meara Mr. Samuel Skinner and Mrs. Mary “Honey” Skinner
Community Champion—$100 - $999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Jose Antongiorgi The Boucher Family Jonathan R. Bruno and Daria N. Van Tyne Dr. John Cosgrove and Dr. Patricia Barry Mr. David DeMasi Jim DiVasto Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ellis, MD Mary Beth and Paul Fine Jaden Freeze Dr. Mary Ann Gavioli Wayne A. Gavioli II Mr. Bryan Jackson Dr. James G. Lee, IV, PhD Mr. Mark A. Macron Mr. James F. Mahon, III Mr. Cullen McAlpine Drs. Lee Ann and Barry McGinnis Laurie and Martin Miller Dr. John J. B. Mooney Mr. Kurt E. Oppermann Mr. and Mrs. Reinaldo D. Pascual Mr. and Mrs. Tim Plunkett Mary-Grace Reeves, 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Roberts Mr. Michael C. Ryan, Sr. and Dr. Patricia D. Ryan Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schartz Mr. and Mrs. Vito A. Spinelli, Jr.
Friends Up To $99 Charles and Marilyn Adomanis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daley Ms. Laura E. Delagarza Mr. and Mrs. Edmond M. Ianni Elena Lalli Coronado George Madl Scott and Anne McGill Mr. Jacob Morello Mr. and Mrs. Tim Reckart Mr. and Mrs. James M. Rose Ms. Jennifer A. Rybak Mr. and Mrs. James G. Skarzynski
Harvard Catholic Center consolidated income & expenses Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016)
Offertory Student Mass
Unrestricted Annual Fund
Other $5,000 Temp Loan from St. Paul Parish
Ministries and Programs incl. FOCUS and 3 priest chaplains’ stipends $275,392 Administrative Salaries and Benefits
Facility Maintenance & Technology
Conferences & Workshops
Development (including printing & postage) $78,287
Temporary Loan from St. Paul Parish
Offertory-Student Mass Annual Fund
Conferences & Workshops
Ministries and Programs
Facility Maintenance & Technology
Administrative Salaries and Benefits
Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact Doug Zack, Director of Advancement by email [email protected]
or by calling (617) 491-8400 if you are interested in discussing giving opportunities.
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