Central Catholic Blue & White Newsletter- Summer Issue

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Central Catholic Board of Directors Clarence Kahlig ’65- Chairman Dan Elder- Co-Vice Chairman Priscilla Gonzaba- Co-Vice Chairman Rev. Larry Doersching, S.M. - Secretary Jack Dysart ’68 Bob Elizondo Dr. Paul Garcia Paul Garro- President Dr. Thomas Gonzaba '78 Tony Liberto '82 Jason Longoria ’96- Alumni Association Pres. Andrea Marks Chris Martinez ’96 Alex Ojeda ‘96 Br. Mike O’Grady Dr. Tim Palomera '89 Dr. Erika Gonzalez-Reyes Judy Rettinger Richard Stagg ’66 Debra Stepan- Parent Club Pres. Bruce Tschoepe ’66 Dr. Aaron Tyler Alumni Association Board of Directors

I have been reading the letters of the Marianist foundress Adele de Batz de Tranquelleon and following her beatification in Agen, France that occurred on June 10, 2018. It was intentional that concurrently, we gathered near the Quad to bless and give thanks to God for the commencement of our construction project that will include a new chapel named after Mother Adele. I was mindful of the nearly simultaneous events taking place in both San Antonio and France; I felt grateful and privileged to be part of both the local Central Catholic community and the larger Marianist community. On that day, the collective smiles and fullness of hearts gave praise for God in our lives.

Paul Garro, President

Thank you for being the persons responsible for building an extraordinary faith community and enduring legacy. The bonds of love among us are tremendous and the physical signs of God’s blessings in our lives demonstrated at Central Catholic and in Agen, France help us to live our call to multiply Christians.

The Journey to Mother Adele’s Canonization

 May 12, 2016 , after var ious medical examinations, the Cause passed the Medical Consultation of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints satisfactorily  January 19, 2017 , the Cause r eceived the favor able vote of the Congress of Theologians, which means that the healing of Sister Michela meets all the conditions of a miracle: very serious terminal disease, invocation of Mother Adele, rapid recovery, complete and lasting.

Jason F. Longoria ’96 - President Alex J. Ojeda ’96 - Vice President Hector Flores Jr. ’06 - Treasurer Dr. Charles P. Biediger ’84 - Secretary Ernest Herrera ’86 - Sgt-At-Arms

Joseph Acevedo '11 William Galindo ‘82 Andres Gonzalez ‘77 William Gonzalez '86 Mike Lemoine '83 William Long ‘00 Michael R. Lynch ‘79 Abe Luna '90 Josue Morales ‘02 Bobby Olivares ‘79 Wayne A. Ramirez ‘77 Ron Reyes '74 Royce Sample ‘83

 May 4, 2017 , our Holy Father , Fr ancis, signed the Decr ee of Beatification for Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquelléon, having received the favorable judgment of the Cardinals and Bishops who are members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, rendered in their meeting of May 2. The Cardinal Prefect, His Eminence Angelo Amato, presented the favorable vote to the Pope and the Holy Father signed the Decree regarding the “miracle, attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Mary of the Immaculate Conception (neé: Adelaide de Batz de Trenquelléon), founder of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born 10 June 1789 and died 10 January 1828.” This canonical process should be an occasion to intensify the prayer of the Marianist Family around our Foundress and to understand this miracle as a sign of the grace and love of God and of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Please pray for our newest alumni who recently graduated, support them throughout their college years and seek to hire them when they are available.  June 10, 2018 , Mother Adele was beatified in Agen, Fr ance.

Roland T. Tamez ‘94 Paul A. Zaldivar ‘77 Rene G. Zarazua ‘02 School Administrators Paul Garro, President Stephen Walswick , Principal Edward Ybarra ’83, Vice President of Student Development Millicent Marcha, Academic Dean Jason Longoria ’96, Director of Advancement

Paul Combest, Director of Operations Michael Gaffney, Director of Finance Fr. Sean Downing , Chaplain

Paul Garro President of Central Catholic High School

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