When three friars were scheduled to depart from parishes in downtown Wilmington, where the Province had announced earlier this year its intentions to withdraw from these ministry sites, the pandemic upended plans for a farewell Mass and catered banquet for Paul Williams, pastor of St. Joseph’s, and Rodolfo Ramón-Cabrera, pastor, and Paul Breslin, of St. Paul’s. But parishioners got creative when it was time to exchange goodbyes with the trio of friars.
With pandemic-driven e-commerce retail shopping expected to continue through the holiday season, the online Franciscan Store has launched a Christmas catalog that offers an extensive assortment of gifts and stocking-stuffers. Its products range from rosary beads, medals, bracelets, nativities, and other religious articles handcrafted in Assisi, Italy, to books, religious cards and other spiritual resources written and designed by Franciscan friars and nuns
Relatives of Kevin Mullen, John Gutiérrez, Sharon Berrios have died
If you’re a long-time reader of this newsletter, chances are you’ve noticed that Holy Name Province’s website looks a little different. This month, HNP.org debuted a new website design, featuring a brighter, more modern look and new branding.
Province withdraws from Holy Name of Jesus-St. Gregory the Great Parish with subtlety, symbolism and gratitude
A walk in desert by Emmet Murphy, Transitus celebrations, and animal blessings among events around Province commemorating patron saint
Simplicity and humility mark send-off for Paul Keenan, Jim McIntosh, Richard Mucowski, Robert Norton, at Province’s last remaining presence in the Archdiocese of Newark
Michael Tyson presides at closing Mass on Sept. 4 at St. Luke Church near Colonie where friars had ministered since 1970
JPIC Office recommends videos, webinars, talks to help address issues, form consciences
The friars of Holy Name Province extend condolences to the families of friars who have recently lost loved ones. Norah Tunney, 103, aunt of Kevin Mackin, OFM, died on Aug. 15 in Ireland. Donna Sevola Marsh, 71, aunt of Frank Sevola, OFM, died on Aug. 15 in Pittsford, New York. Deborah Schliffler, sister of Julian Davies, OFM, died on Sept. …
RALEIGH, N.C. – With gratitude and prayer, the parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church bid farewell to the Franciscans last month, ending 33 years of pastoral ministry by the friars. They said good-bye and thank you at an Aug. 30 Mass and in a presentation that recognized every friar who served at St. Francis of Assisi since 1987, when …
NEW YORK – Nearly 75 years of service were recognized this summer when the three friars who founded St. Francis Friends of the Poor honored two dedicated employees. John Felice, OFM, John McVean, OFM, and Thomas Walters, OFM, presented Thomas Cabrera and Jose Cruz with the HNP Francis Medal on July 24, a week before the retirement dates of the …