Three Franciscan friars – Brothers James Bernard, OFM, Steven Kuehn, OFM, and Aaron Richardson, OFM – are scheduled to profess their final, or solemn, vows as Franciscans during a Mass on Aug. 21 at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street.
For interview and photo requests, contact Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications, at 646-473-0265 or JThomas@HNP.org. HARTFORD, Conn. — June 1, 2021 — Br. Jay Woods, OFM, a member of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church on Saturday, June 12. The liturgy will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartosic, …
Br. Javier Del Angel De Los Santos and Br. Juan de la Cruz Turcios are scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at a May 29 Mass at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring. The liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, and five other leaders of provinces in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden imploring him to increase the United States’ efforts to end the violence in the Holy Land and address the causes of the conflict. Add your voice to this effort …
In response to the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province released a statement.
March 8, 2021 — In accordance with the Catholic-Franciscan tradition, which recognizes and celebrates the God-given dignity of every human being, the leadership of six provinces belonging to the Order of Friars Minor in the United States has added their support to a statement signed by Catholic bishops and dozens of religious orders and institutions that condemns bullying and other …
Fr. Taylor spent most of his religious life focusing on social justice issues and creating programs that helped the marginalized in New York City – including a Harlem-based initiative he founded in the early 1970s that continues to provide housing and social services to families and individuals, among them the homeless and formerly incarcerated, who are struggling with hunger, unemployment, addiction and other issues.
Life experience, religious training and early ministry assignments came together for Fr. Roberto “Tito” Serrano, OFM, when the Franciscan friar was ordained to the priesthood earlier this month at a church he attended as a high school student in Phoenix, Arizona.
Br. Glenn Humphrey spent most of his life in academic and counseling work.
Funeral services for the friar, who spent his religious life in Brazil, are planned for Sept. 26 at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (HNP) are withdrawing from nine Fraternities-in-Mission in the northeast and southeast regions of the United States. Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations of each of the nine ministry sites will be turned over to their respective dioceses this summer.
Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Anderson and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Greenville will be turned over to the diocese this summer, ending 77 and 81 years, respectively, of pastoral service by the friars at these parishes.