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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.

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The Provincial Administration has announced new roles for three friars — Cidouane Joseph Francis McHugh and Gene Pistacchio – all effective immediately

Coffee and Conversation with Edgardo Lalo Jara

Stephen Mangione Friar News, Home Page – News

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.”

Friar News Briefs

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Updates about personal and ministerial activities of John Anglin, Ed Coughlin, Dan Dwyer, Joe Nangle, Jim Sabak, Tito Serrano and others

Recognizing 2021 Jubilarians, Remembering Those Who Died in 2020

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News, Home Page – News

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.

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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

Roberto Tito Serrano Ordained to the Priesthood in Arizona

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News, Home Page – News

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.