Updates about recent friar activities include Larry Anderson’s Theology on Tap, participation in a Scout Sunday event by Ross Chamberland, migrant work of Julian Jagudilla, Catholic Schools Week commemorations by Hugh Macsherry and Jacek Orzechowski, creative initiative by Aaron Richardson at St. Francis Inn soup kitchen, prayer service for SBU president led by Greg Jakubowicz, and the JPIC initiatives announced by Erick Lopez, Joe Nangle and Jud Weiksnar.
The Provincial Administration has announced new roles for three friars — Cidouane Joseph Francis McHugh and Gene Pistacchio – all effective immediately
When he had to create a catchy title, and one that captured the essence of his weekly Spanish-language internet show – which is live-streamed every Wednesday at 4 p.m. on social media platforms – the first thing that came to mind for Edgardo Lalo Jara was making a connection to his Costa Rica culture. It didn’t take long for him to craft the perfect name for his faith-nourishing show built around coffee, comfort and conversation – “Cafeteando Con El P. Lalo,” Spanish for “Coffee With Fr. Lalo.”
Jan. 24 was officially declared “Pius Liu, OFM, Day” in Holy Name Province to pay tribute to the friar – known for his joy, humility and service – on his 100th birthday. The centenarian has been a Franciscan friar and member of HNP for 65 of these years.
Updates about personal and ministerial activities of John Anglin, Ed Coughlin, Dan Dwyer, Joe Nangle, Jim Sabak, Tito Serrano and others
Despite the difficulties and loss experienced last year, 2021 – as with the start of any new year — brings renewed hope and joy. Holy Name Province members mourn the passing, but also celebrates the lives and works of 15 friars – and the Province prepares to celebrate 30 friars, who this year, are marking major anniversaries of their religious life.
When the calendar turned from 2002, a year plagued by a global pandemic and political upheaval – HNP Today asked friars to share their thoughts on what gives them hope as they look ahead.
Paul Breslin, Jim McIntosh have new locations
Benedict spent most of his religious life helping the marginalized in New York City, mainly through Create, Inc., an organization that he co-founded in the early 1970s.
Updates about Tom Conway, Ed Coughlin, Javier Del Angel De los Santos, Larry Ford, Kevin Kriso, Barry Langley, Dominic Monti, Mark Reamer, Frank Sevola, Dennis Tamburello and others
His youth, life experience, and Franciscan formation all came together for Robert (known as “Tito”) Serrano on the morning of Dec. 5, when he was ordained to the priesthood at the same church connected to his family and the high school he attended. His mother and sister, who work at St. Mary’s High School, had front-row seats at St. Mary’s Basilica at the Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix.
Stories continue to pour in about Christopher Posch, several months after the death of the beloved pastor of St. Camillus Parish. But the most touching of these tributes came from the fraternity of friars at St. Camillus when they established the Brother Christopher Posch Memorial Fund.