Brother Roy, a member of the Marist order, is a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Marist College, the University of Notre Dame and Mary Grove College in Detroit. He entered the Marist Brothers in 1959 and has served the Marist community in various capacities as a teacher, vocation director, administrator and pastoral assistant in West Virginia, New York, South Dakota, Illinois and Rwanda. He has been working at his alma mater since 2005. Brother Roy is also active with the Lawrence Kiwanis Club and St. Monica Council Knights of Columbus in Methuen.
To order tickets for the banquet and dance, call Robert Gauthier at 978-686-2786 and for the Hibernian luncheon, contact Jack Lahey at 603-898-7766.
Miriam’s Seder celebrates
ANDOVER — For the past 13 years, Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation has hosted a Seder from the female perspective titled “Miriam’s Seder.” The event will be held March 17, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond.
To commemorate its Bat Mitzvah year, the Jewish Federation will honor B’not Mitzvah, women from the Merrimack Valley who were Bat Mitzvah-ed during the Jewish year of 5733.
The program starts with Kasbah style shopping and appetizers from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by the Seder and dinner. New this year will be two hands-on workshops from 3:30 to 4 p.m., exploring the Haggadah, the Seder prayer book and the second on hosting a kid-friendly Seder.
During the event, the Jewish Federation will collect new and used items for Bat Mitzvah-age Jewish teens in Cuba.
Donations of school and art supplies, undergarments, socks, make up and costume jewelry are also welcomed.
Miriam’s Seder is an annual intergenerational event that celebrates women in Jewish history. Since the program’s inception, the Jewish Federation has presented a Miriam’s Leadership Award. This year, in conjunction with the Seder’s 13th year celebration, organizers will honor young women who have celebrated their own Bat Mitzvah this year with an on site makeover.