Birds of a Feather Make an Impact Together in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities’ Alumni Associationsof Marquette and Creighton universities gathered on January 14, 2015, at the508 Restaurant and Bar in Minneapolis towatch their men’s basketball teams compete in the first of two matchups this year,and to support agood cause. Marquettewon the “friendly challenge” (53-52), buteverybody came out winners in supportingfamilies in need. The Golden Eagles andBluejays alums collected 110 receivingblankets for Second Stork, a non-profitorganization in the Twin Citiesthat supplies critical items such as diapers, wipes,formula, and cribs to thousands of newparents who would otherwise not be able toafford them.
Twin Cities Marquette University Alumni Association’s president Leif Bronson, Deb O’Halloran (MU alum and co-founder of Second Stork) join Twin Cities Creighton University Alumni Association’s vice president Tom Tack, and president, Alex Beckey.
Marquette alum Deb O’Halloran co-founded Second Stork, which has partnered with nearly 20 hospitals to serve families in the Twin Cities metro area. She and Creighton alum Tom Tack both serve on the Second Stork board and are extremely grateful to their alumni associations for helping the organization help others in need.
Al Bill, regional director of advancement for the Midwest Jesuits in the Twin Cities, attended the event and came away inspired. “These Jesuit alums really enjoy getting together to support the cause,” he said.
The Creighton Bluejays defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles (77-70) at the “rematch” on February 14, 2015; alums gathered in the Twin Cities to watch at Billy’s on Grand in St. Paul.
August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".
October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.
What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.