2016 Jubilarians: Marianist Jubilarians
The staff of The Catholic Telegraph wishes to express our gratitude to the following Marianist Jubilarians celebrating jubilees in 2016 for their steadfast faith and dedicated service to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Bro. Lawrence J. Cada, SM
Brother Lawrence J. Cada is a Ohio native and current research assistant at the North American Center for Marianist Studies in Dayton. Bro. Cada professed his first vows on Sept. 8, 1956, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Cada was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Charles Dickens elementary school, Holy Family Parish School and Cathedral Latin School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Dayton, a master’s in philosophy from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, and a PhD at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
He has served the Marianists as: an assistant professor of mathematics, assistant provost and sodality moderator at University of Dayton; lecturer and instructor at Cleveland State University, Borromeo Seminary in Cleveland and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan; an instructor for the University of Dayton Society of Mary candidates in Nairobi, Kenya; director for the North American Center for Marianist Studies in Cincinnati and director and assistant editor for the Center in Dayton. He left Dayton in 1997 for the Czech Republic, where he worked toward founding a Marianist lay community and served as translator/ interpreter for the Czech Bishops’ Conference in Prague. Bro. Cada has served as a research assistant at NACMS in Dayton since 2005. He currently resides at the Marianist Community in Dayton.
Bro. (Adolph) Paul Jablinski, SM
Brother (Adolph) Paul Jablinski is a Ohio native, currently residing in Dayton, Ohio.
Bro. Paul was born and raised in Dayton, and attended elementary school at St. Adalbert’s and high school at Chaminade. He earned a bachelor’s degree in art and a master’s in counseling from University of Dayton.
He has served the Marianists as a: high school educator in various cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan, as well as at St. Joseph International School in Yokohama, Japan; high school counselor in Cincinnati and Dayton as well as in Japan where he developed and taught an elementary ESL program; volunteer with the Society of Mary Press in Dayton; and as support for the Marianist brothers in the Sienna Woods community in Dayton.
Bro. Ken Thompson, SM
Brother Ken Thompson is a Michigan native, who currently serves at the Mercy Sienna Support Community in Dayton. Bro. Thompson professed his first vows on Sept. 8, 1956, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Thompson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended St. Francis de Sales elementary school. He attended Marianist preparatory schools in Beacon, New York, and Dayton for his secondary education. Bro Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in education from University of Dayton.
He served the Marianists for more than 35 years as a high school teacher, initially (for his first nine years) in New York, Ohio and Kentucky. Bro. Thompson left the U.S. in 1967 to serve as a high school instructor for various secondary education institutions in Kenya, Japan, Zambia and Malawi.
He returned to the U.S. in 1995 and has served in various roles including: caregiver at St. Leonard’s in Centerville; in supportive service roles at University of Dayton; pastoral assistant at Emmanuel Parish in Dayton; and a driver for the Marianist Residence in San Antonio. He resides at the Mercy Sienna Support Community where he has served as a driver since 2008.
Bro. Joseph Kamis, SM
Brother Joseph Kamis is a Ohio native and current assistant provincial at the Marianist Province of the United States in St. Louis. Bro. Kamis professed his first vows on Aug. 22, 1966, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Kamis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Our Lady of Peace elementary school and Cathedral Latin School. He earned a bachelor’s of education in comprehensive social studies from University of Dayton and a master’s in school administration and supervision from John Carroll University.
He has served the Marianists as: a high school teacher, dean of discipline and president/principal at Cathedral Latin School, headmaster at St. Laurence College in Dublin, Ireland, dean of academics at St. Joseph High School and principal at Archbishop Moeller High School; assistant provincial and provincial for the Cincinnati Province of the Society of Mary and director of educational services/Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He left Cincinnati in 2010 to serve as assistant provincial for the Marianist Province of the United States in St. Louis. He is a member of the Provincial Council and resides at the Salve Marianist Community in St. Louis.
Bro. Gary Marcinowski, SM
Brother Gary Marcinowski is a Pennsylvania native and current art and design instructor at University of Dayton. Bro. Marcinowski professed his first vows on Aug. 22, 1966, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Marcinowski was born in Erie and raised in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, where he attended Edinboro elementary school and high school. He earned an associate’s degree in tool and die design from Alliance College, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (furniture design) from Boston University and a master’s of fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design.
He has served the Marianists as a: high school art teacher in mechanical drawing in Cincinnati; novitiate community instructor for independent design studio in Dayton and a college instructor in the art and design department at University of Dayton. Bro. Marcinowski has served at the university since 1993 and currently teaches 3-D foundations, design and sculpture. He resides at the Marianist Community at Alumni Hall on campus.
Bro. Thomas Oldenski, SM
Brother Thomas Oldenski is a Pennsylvania native and current associate professor in the department of educational administration at University of Dayton. Bro. Oldenski professed his first vows on Aug. 22, 1966, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Oldenski was born in Pittsburgh and raised in nearby Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, where he attended St. John Cantius elementary school and North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from University of Dayton, a master’s of education in religious education from Boston College, a master’s in counseling from Western Michigan University and his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
He has served the Marianists as: a cook, high school religion teacher, pastoral minister and guidance counselor in high schools in Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan; rector and teacher at St. Paul’s Minor Seminary in Nigeria; and headmaster and teacher at St. Laurence College (secondary school) in Ireland. After earning his doctoral degree in 1994, he has served as an associate professor at University of Dayton’s education administration department, assists with the university’s BA program in Deepahalli, Bangalore, India and is a visiting professor at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. He resides at the Stonemill-Kiefaber Marianist Community on the University of Dayton campus.
Bro. Jeffrey Sullivan, SM
Brother Jeffrey Sullivan is an Ohio native, who currently serves at Mount St. John in Dayton. Bro. Sullivan professed his first vows on Aug. 22, 1966, in Marcy, New York.
Bro. Sullivan was born and raised in Painesville, Ohio, where he attended St. Mary elementary school and St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. He earned an associate’s degree in mechanical technology at University of Dayton and a bachelor’s degree in industrial education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
He has served the Marianists as: a maintenance worker/mechanic at Mount Saint John while attending University of Dayton; high school woodworking instructor and teacher at Chaminade-Julienne High School for more than 10 years; and a maintenance worker/mechanic at high schools in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Bro. Sullivan returned to Mount Saint John where he currently provides maintenance work for the Marianist campus and its facilities.
He has resided at the Meyer Hall Community on the Mount Saint John campus since 1990.
Bro. Peter Kiama, SM
Brother Peter Kiama is a native of Kenya who currently serves at Saint Francis de Sales Parish. Bro. Kiama professed his first vows on Aug. 15, 1991, in Makandara, Nairobi Area, Kenya.
Bro. Kiama was born and raised in Kirinyaga, Kenya, where he attended elementary and secondary school. He earned a diploma in religious studies at Consolata Seminary in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1992 and a diploma in pastoral theology at East Asia Pastoral Institute in Manila, Philippines, in 2007.
He has served the Marianists in the rehabilitation, shelter and development of orphaned, abandoned or street children as: administrator of the Kwetu Home of Peace in Nairobi, Kenya; administrator of the Marianist Development Project in Mombasa, Kenya; administrator of an Imani Project facility in Nairobi and the Balay Pasilungan Shelter in Bankerohan, Davao City in the Philippines. Bro. Kiama came to the U.S. three years ago and serves in Cincinnati as a facilitator and instructor for the HELP Program, which provides training, support, mentoring and counseling services for “returning citizens” (individuals recently released from prison). He resides at the DeSales Crossings Marianist Community.