SILVER SPRING, Md. — The HNP friars in formation will be starting their summer assignments shortly. The Province’s director of post-novitiate formation, Francis Di Spigno, OFM, has announced the ministry placements for friars based at Holy Name College here.
• Francis Critch, OFM, will be based at St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes, N.J., for the summer of 2010.
• Mario Gomez, OFM, will be based at the Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose de Amazonas, Peru, from June through August.
• Gerald Hopeck, OFM, will spend the summer at Sacred Heart Church in Tampa, Fla., following his simple profession of vows on June 5.
• Jeffery Jordan, OFM, will be based at St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia, beginning in May.
• Michael Reyes, OFM, will be based at St. Bonaventure Church in Allegany, N.Y., following his simple profession.
• Edgardo Zea, OFM, will serve at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish in Hartford, Conn., from June to August.
• Stephen DeWitt, OFM, will be based at the Maryknoll Language School in Cochabamba from June through December. He will then spend January through June 2011 serving in Lima.
• Dwayne Fernandes, OFM, will spend June through August in Cochabamba, Bolivia, at the Maryknoll Language School and in Lima, Peru, for culteral immersion and language studies. When he returns, he will begin an internship at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Raleigh, N.C., which will conclude in June 2011.
• Daniel Horan, OFM, is spending the summer at St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Institute. He will move to Siena College in August and remain until June 2011.
Four friars will participate in the traditional interprovincial solemn vows retreat starting next month.
Cidouane Joseph, OFM, Erick Lopez, OFM, and Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, are concluding their yearlong internships at Holy Name Parish in New York, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, and St. Francis of Assisi Parish on Long Beach Island, N.J. They, along with Robert Lentz, OFM, who has been stationed at St. Bonaventure University, will be participating in the June 26 to July 23 retreat at St. Malo’s Retreat Center, Allenspark, Colo.
Editor’s note: Stephen DeWitt maintains a blog, “A Franciscan Abroad,” that he created to share his experiences this summer in Bolivia and Peru. It is updated frequently.