Province Holds Day of Prayer to Bring Unity During Pandemic

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Last month, with the pandemic already a reality for eight weeks, friars and fraternities-in-mission throughout Holy Name Province joined in prayerful solidarity to help heal and connect those who are apart yet experiencing similar anxieties and fears. The Provincial Administration designated May 19 as the “Day of Prayer in Time of Pandemic,” when at 5 p.m. the entire Province and …

Friars Extend Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The friars of Holy Name Province extend sympathy to three of their brothers who recently experienced deaths in their families. Gertrude Hyman, sister-in-law of David Hyman, OFM, died on May 14 in Strykersville, New York. A celebration of life will be held in the summer. Brenda Ann Critch, 60, sister of Francis Critch, OFM, died May 21 in St. John’s, …

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry Welcomes Applicants

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As its 2019-20 service year comes to a close, the Province’s Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is already looking ahead. The more than 30-year-old organization is planning for its 2020-21 service year by seeking applications from men and women of faith with a strong desire to serve the marginalized while living in community and challenging themselves to grow in the values of …

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The friars of Holy Name Province extend sympathy to the families who recently lost loved ones. Marie Carnevale, 61, niece of Michael Carnevale, OFM, died on April 23 in Morristown, New Jersey. Roberta Ryan, 94, sister of deceased friar Ambrose Donehue, OFM, and a Dame of Malta, died on April 23. A private graveside service was held on April 29 at …

Serving Food to Needy Communities During the Pandemic

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Service to others as lesser brothers has always been part of the Franciscan experience. Now more than ever, friars and their partners-in-ministry throughout Holy Name Province are assisting people in many ways during this coronavirus pandemic crisis. This is the first in a new series inspired by the stories of compassion, service, outreach, and general interest that come across the …

Friars Extend Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The friars of Holy Name Province extend sympathy to their brothers and friends who recently lost relatives. David Green, 82, husband of Susan Green, former chairperson of the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees, died on March 20 in Palm Springs, California. A funeral will be held at a later date. Lorraine Hagan Seubert, 101, mother of Xavier Seubert, OFM, died …

Durham Parish Celebrates Payment of Mortgage

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DURHAM, N.C. – There was joy and a sense of satisfaction in the air at Immaculate Conception Parish, when the community celebrated the final payment of a 20-year loan with a parish-wide event held on Feb. 29, just a few weeks before COVID-19 restrictions were enacted. Friars and partners-in-ministry joined together to acknowledge the full payment of the $2.8 million …

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

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The members of the Province are mourning the deaths of relatives of two friars and the wife of a former friar. Lilly McCarthy, 98, wife of former friar Justin (Fred) McCarthy, died on Feb. 16 in Florida. Eileen Posch, 80, mother of Christopher Posch, OFM, died on Feb. 17 on Long Island, New York. Roger Pfeiffer, 77, brother-in-law of Dominic Monti, …

Journeying Through Lent with Daily E-Reflections

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Now that Lent is here, are you searching for a little inspiration and spiritual energy? Look no further than your tablet, smartphone or any other electronic device. The Province’s Development Office is offering daily online Lenten reflections intended to nourish the spirit of busy people and help them prepare for Easter. Those who subscribe to HNP’s FriarWorks will receive a …

Allegany Church Reopens After Renovations

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. – When worshippers arrived for Mass at St. Bonaventure Church after Christmas, they stepped into a brighter interior and many new features. The church, less than a mile west of St. Bonaventure University, received a complete overhaul late last year – including a fresh coat of paint, and new padded pews, wood floors, track lighting, a public address …