Since 1885, the Orchard Lake Schools has focused efforts
on building and sustaining the campus community as a
prestigious center of faith, education and tradition. Our
“family,” consisting of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary,
St. Mary’s Preparatory and The Polish Mission, prides
itself on the individual as well as collective strengths of
We asked members of this community how they define
the eternal bonds of brotherhood that resonate within our
mission statements, and what alumni events like Founder’s
Day andAlumni Weekend do to help strengthen and renew
Q: How do you define this eternal bond of brotherhood?
Mark Carroll (P’08)
– I think that the “Eternal Bond of Brotherhood” is evident in the lasting friendships that
continue to this day. My friends and I joke how it’s a St. Mary’s reunion every time we get together. I would
count at least a dozen grads from various classes among my good friends. Naturally, this means that St. Mary’s
brothers have been an important and influential part of my life. They have been there through the good times and
Mark Lengel (P’00)
– The eternal bond of brotherhood would be associated with a connection with classmates
and friends from time at St. Mary’s. I must say that when I was a student here, I don’t remember much mention of
Brotherhood. I view it as a fairly recent development at OLSM. I personally credit the return of graduates such as
Mr. Kenrick who push the catch phrase of Brotherhood. I think it is great that the young men have this connection.
Gary Stoneback (P’87)
– The term “brotherhood” was not used during my time at OLSM, but it would have been
a very appropriate word to describe the relationships that were forged during my four years. I was fortunate to
live on campus for my freshman and sophomore years, and commute for my final two years. Looking back on
my time at OLSM, I can honestly say that my friendships with students and faculty helped shape me as a person
and successfully guide me in my future endeavors.
THE ETERNAL BOND OF BROTHERHOOD
Foundations in Faith Formation
ST. MARY’S PREPARATORY
God. Family. St. Mary’s.
THE POLISH MISSION
Preserving Cultural Ethnicity & Tradition