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2009 edition of The Grapevine Online
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
and Bunny (Martell) Cerny '04, and their son
Gerard, would like to announce the birth of Margaret Mary
Antoinette on Feb. 4, at 6:12 pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs.
1 oz. and was 21.5 in. long. Gerard and Meg, as we will be
calling her, are pictured here together. Mom and baby are
doing well, and for those of you who want to see more pictures,
they will be available soon at http://gerard.cerny.net.
Thanks to all of you who have kept us in your prayers! God
has answered them so graciously!
being told by Tim Coffey ('02) that she had better
submit something for the Grapevine under pain of death, Heather
Tansey ('03) decided that she would. (He was a Marine
after all). Heather recently visited the Coffeys in Omaha
for a WHOLE WEEK. That's right a whole week and she reports
that she was so well-behaved. Tim is doing well as an underling
for the Midwest Mafia. He makes granite shoes for them and
she can't say anything else or he'll have to kill her. Leah
stays at home with their 3 delightful children, James
(4), Mo (2), and Emma (almost 1.) Leah is a great wife and
mom, though sometimes her middle child drives her to drink
Coors Light at 2:30 in the afternoon. (Apparently middle children
have a habit of doing that to their mothers.) All in all they
are doing well and I think that everyone should go take a
visit out there someday if only to play competitive card games
with Leah, who is well-known for her card playing skills.
is a submission from the theatrically talented Sam Philips,
titled: "Fast Times at Avalon Low." Dan Corey
('04) and Sam Phillips ('04) are introducing Classics
Thursday to their Avalon School 4th Grade class. The dynamic
duo just finished directing a production of the play, "The
Three Musketeers," that received high critical acclaim
with glowing reviews such as, "a masterpiece for the
ages...." (New York Times), "....a majestic peak
into the divine" (Washington Post), "I laughed,
I wept, I felt alive..." (The National Enquirer). Pictured
on the left is the cast and crew of this acclaimed production.
Another talent is the ability to keep a staright face for
Mead ('06) is happy to announce that she got engaged to
Luke Reetz on December 28th, Feast of the Holy Family in St.
Louis, MO! The two met last year while serving as teammates
with FOCUS - The Fellowship of Catholic University Students
- at the University of Massachusetts. The wedding is set for
July 24th at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Buffalo, NY.
& Jenny Sladky (88) welcome their 7th child,
Marie Bernadette Therese, born January 12, 2009. She tips
the balance in favor of girls in the family, making our collection
include four girls and three boys. Our oldest, Brigid (13)
and Teresa (11) attend Chelsea Academy in Front Royal, where
Joe is a teacher. Jenny homeschools the rest including Joseph
(9), Rosie (7), Patrick (4) and Philip (2), while protecting
the baby from Philips constant attention. In the pictures
on the left are Bernadette
Sladky at her February 1st baptism and the rest of the kids
lovely Sarah Bruno ('07) got married on November 8,
2008 to Andrew Currier! They were married at St. Mary Magdalen
in Orlando Forida (where her family lives) and are now living
in Maryland. Sarah is currently teaching and Andrew is a principal.
On the left is a picture they took in their post-ceremony
- on a baseball field!
and Julie(Timmerman) Bodoh ('97) are residing in Nashville,
TN. They have two lovely daughters, Katrina (age 5) and Hannah
(age 3). Last year Tony created a business called Daddy Daughter
Days (see the link at the bottom) with the hopes of creating
tools to enhance the relationships between fathers and their
daughters. On March 31, 2008, Tony's first tool, a children's
book called Hannah's Animal Farm was officially published.
It is available at most major bookstores online. He is hoping
to publish his second book, The Missing Cheetah, early next
year. He has also recorded several audio lessons which are
designed to help parents and children grow in every area of
their lives. One of the programs, "I Love Me," helps
parents develop self-confidence and self-love which is a key
to academic and personal success. The other program is "The
Happiness Series" through which Tony uses recent research
in neuroscience and psychology to teach parents how to move
their children toward a happier state of mind. Please check
them out and send us your comments. This year he was also
a main speaker at four conferences for Clarabridge and Gaylord.
In addition to his previous accomplishments, he has been featured
in several business journal articles. Julie competed in the
American Culinary Federation SE Regional Knowledge Bowl competition
in Williamsburg, VA, in March and the National competition
in Las Vegas in July, taking 1st place and took 3rd place,
respectively. She went to Orvieto, Italy in Umbria for 10
days in September for a Study Abroad program where she was
able to attend Mass at the Duomo, which is home to an alter
cloth stained with blood from a Eucharistic Miracle. She recently
finished her AA of Culinary Arts with a concentration in baking
and pastry, and officially graduated on December 19, 2008.
Please feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bodoh Family is pictured with Tony's sister, Sr. Peter
Verona Bodoh (class of 1995), who is presently teaching at
St. John Vianney Catholic School in Gallatin, TN, and residing
at the St. Cecilia Motherhouse in Nashville. http://www.daddydaughterdays.wordpress.com
Mike Hofbauer (86') ran his first Marine Corps Marathon
on October 26th. It is rumored that he ran very fast. Clement
O'Reilly, 17, son of Brenda (Davis) and Sean O'Reilly
ran with him, this being his second marathon. Another first
timer marathoner was Mike Rohan from Manassas (married to
the lovely Clare) not pictured on the left.
Jim and Michelle (McCoy) Hoeper ('95) and family.
Cecelia (almost 6), Victoria (almost 4), Kolbe (1-1/2) and
#4 due June 2, 2009
Calendar of events
9, 2009: Formation Guest Speaker: Andy Day
12, 2009: Formation Guest Speaker: Father Joseph Mary
13-15, 2009: Retreat Weekend
26, 2009: Blood Drive
26, 2009: Formation Guest Speaker: Father Chris Pollard
27-March 1, 2009: Discernment Weekend
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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