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2010 edition of The Grapevine Online
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
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(Smith, '05) and Josh Saibini were married on August 1,
2010 at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church in Triangle, VA. Ironically,
that parish is where Christendom originally rented space before
they had a campus! Josh is a teacher in Manassas, which is
where the happily married couple are now living. If anyone
would like to contact Brittany, she can be reached at her
email address, which is: email@example.com
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is pleased to announce that
the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community in Dallas, TX has purchased
it's own property and will soon be elevated to parish status,
Fr. Thomas Longua ('92) being the first pastor. Look
him up at 2030 E Hwy 356 Irving TX 75060, 214-601-8244.
Anderson and Elizabeth Fraser (both '09) are engaged!
Mr. Anderson went down on one knee on November 21st, the feast
of the Presentation of Our Lady. They are planning a July
wedding, so please keep them in your prayers, that they will
prepare well for marriage, and that they will have a beautiful
(and not a sweltering) summer day for their wedding!
and Heather (Wier) Hambleton ('05) received a special
Christmas gift this year. Julia Kate was born on December
19th, in the middle of the record-making Washington, DC snowstorm.
Julia weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. Mom and baby are doing great
and Audrey loves (mostly!) having a little sister and can't
wait to teach her everything she knows. In other news, Heather
now works as a freelance editor. If anyone has any personal
or professional editing needs, she'd love to hear from you.
Her Web site is www.hhedit.com.
and Christen (McCaffery) Manak are still in California
San Francisco Bay Area as Jason pursues his Masters in Computer
Animation at the Academy of Art, while also working full time
for Avanquest USA. Christen keeps busy as a stay at home Mom
chasing Christopher (3 ½) Monica (2) and Matthew (6
mo). They have found/formed an awesome group of conservative
young Catholic families here in the Bay Area and would welcome
any other Christendom couples to join them!
and Sarah (Bruno) Currier ('07) had a daughter, Pauline
Madeleine Currier, November 6th 2009 (two days before their
first anniversary! They brought her home on their Anniversary
and it was the best gift they could have gotten! She was 2
weeks early and weighed 5lbs 15oz. She's happy, healthy, and
smiles all the time. They are both really excited to be parents!
(3 1/2) and Alexander (22 months) are excited to announce
the upcoming arrival of Smith baby #3, due in early June.
Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery for mom and baby
are appreciated! Presently Lucy and Alex keep their mommy,
Molly (Becker) Smith and daddy, Justin Smith (both
'03) hopping. Possessing their daddy's energy level and
love of mischief, the world never even sees them coming. Luckily,
they are charming and adorable, too, so the world forgives
them for their gross misconduct. When not chasing toddlers,
Molly is teaching two junior high history classes and doing
some part-time daycare. Justin continues to enjoy his work
at the lawfirm of Woods, Fuller, Shultz, and Smith, in Sioux
Falls, SD. Anytime anyone is out this way, they would love
to see you!
(Wier) Hambleton, Elizabeth (Rice) Wallace, and Mary (Accettullo)
Hambleton (all of '05) had the fun experience of being
pregnant due within a month of each other. Julia Hambleton,
Peter Wallace and Lilly Hambleton were all born over the Christmas/New
Years Holidays within 2 weeks of each other. The Christendom
Class of '32 is starting to fill up already.
little late but better than never, 2ndLt Joseph and Jennifer
(Poston) Mazzara (both '08) are happy to announce the
birth of their son! Charles Vincent Capodanno Mazzara, or
Vinny if you like, was born way back on October 26th, 2009,
at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Everyone is well and happy,
with Dad now serving the 10th Marine Regiment as a Fire Direction
Officer. When not moving from their old house to their new
house, traveling to see extended family, or trying to teach
piano lessons, the Mazzaras have gotten very involved with
the liturgical niceties of the traditional Latin Mass at the
base Chapel. (Attention, Christendom singers! Come help Jennifer,
please!!). Also, the Mazzaras are happily staying in touch
with Sarah Flamminio ('08) who is doing a great job
as a linguist in school for the Navy in California; 2LT Paul
Provencher ('08), who is now serving the Army, getting
snowed on alot, and cooking fine meals in Germany; 2ndLt Andrew
Cole (09), currently in Virginia at The Basic School for
Marine officers; and David Bushey ('08), also at the
Navy linguistics school.
Paul Hansen was born to Jeff and Christy (Williams) Hansen
('99) on October 4, 2009. John was born at The Midwifery
Center of DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, VA. He was 20-1/2 inches
and weighed 8 pounds. His godparents are Mrs. Catherine White
and Dr. Alphonso Pinto. John Paul is a very cheerful boy;
he likes to eat, is pious at prayer, and is already trying
and Mary Sheiko ('05) are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Magdalena Louise Sheiko, born Thursday,
January 7, 2010 at 8:05 PM, weighing 10 pounds 4 ounces, measuring
20.9 inches long. Magda's birth weight is almost double what
her big sister Colette's was! Colette, 3, is very proud and
already very helpful to her mommy. The Sheiko's welcome emails
Nicholas O'Brien, son of Maria (Gaetano, '02) and John
O'Brien ('04) was born on December 6, 2009, the feast
of St. Nicholas. He joins siblings Jack, 6; Megan, 5; and
Kevin, 2.5 in Front Royal, VA, where John works as VP of marketing
and sales for AdjusterPro.com. Maria is a full-time mom and
part-time freelance writer, Jack and Megan attend John XXIII
Montessori Children's Center three days a week, and Kevin
keeps little Liam entertained with his antics and adventures.
& Theresa (Ford) Fisher '03 welcomed their second
daughter on January 12. Margaret Marianne Elizabeth ("Meg"
for short) was a healthy 9lbs 11oz at birth. She's holding
her own as youngest of five, and if she isn't outright adored,
she's at least declared to be an "interesting addition"
by her four older siblings.
having enjoyed some a quesadilla and some tots, Father
Matthew Zuberbueler ('92), recently had a lengthy chat
with Pedro Sanchez from Napoleon Dynamite.
and Elizabeth (Rice) Wallace ('05) are delighted to announce
the birth of their second son, Peter Dominic, on December
23rd. They were happy to return home with their little guy
as a present for his big brother, Augustine, on Christmas
morning. Mom and baby are doing very well!
the feast of the great philosopher and theologian, St. Thomas
Aquinas (Jan. 28th), John Hofbauer ('89), was granted
tenure, and he was promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy
at Mount Saint Mary College in NY. He is currently the Chair
of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Mount Saint
and Leah (Stephens) Coffey's
kids: Emma 20mo., Maureen 3, and James 5
Mary Lou (Foley) Loftus ('93):
Here is the growing Loftus crew:
Maureen is 4 1/2; Caitlin is turning 3; Colleen (Coco) is
1 1/2; and Baby Bridget, one that finally looks like a Foley,
is 5 months.
and Sherry (Spring) O'Donnell
with Jude and Patrick
and Ellen (Storey) '94 Kelly's boys, Joseph (8),
Peter (4) and Mark (2)
Family Portraits Go Awry"
Ben & Theresa Fisher (class of '03)
Nicholas (6), Nate (3), Abby (15mos), Zach (4), Meg (coming
and Agnes (Curley) Penny (both '98)
Kieran and Deo.
Children of Ann Marie (Popielarz) and Deo Read
Chris and Sarah (both '98) Muro's children;
Isabella, Katalina and Gianna
Calendar of Events
12-14, 2010: Spring Visit Weekend #2
February 15, 2010: Junior Visit Day
February 15, 2010: Major Speaker: Susan Conroy
February 19-21, 2010: Discernment Weekend
February 22, 2010: Theology Department Lecture: TBA
March 6-14, 2010: Spring Break
March 19-22, 2010: Spring Visit Weekend #3
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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