Fr. Bede Fitzpatrick, OFM, 96, a professed Franciscan friar for 68 years and a priest for 63, died Sept. 12 at Holy Name Friary.
Fr. Jeremiah McGinley, OFM, 89, a professed Franciscan friar for 67 years and a priest for 63, died on Aug. 30 at Holy Name Friary.
Fr. William Scully, OFM, 78, a professed Franciscan friar for 55 years and a priest for 50, died in Pompton Plains, N.J., on July 15.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Br. Aherne joined Holy Name Province’s postulancy program in 2010 and professed his first vows in 2012.
Holy Name Province’s Fr. Ignatius Harding served from 1972 until last summer in Bolivia – at various locations and in varied roles.
Br. Gary Maciag, OFM, 61, a professed Franciscan friar for 37 years, died Feb. 25 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, declares Dec. 17 “Fr. Emeric Szlezak, OFM, Day” throughout Holy Name Province.
Fr. William Keenan, OFM, 90, a professed Franciscan friar for 66 years and a priest for 62, died Dec. 18 in Bolivia, where he had lived for 30+ years.
Brs. Casey Cole and Ramon Razón, OFM, will make lifelong commitments to the Franciscan Order, and to living vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Holy Name Province is recognizing seven members who this year are marking their 50th and 25th anniversaries as Franciscan friars.
All are welcome to the 11 a.m. Mass that will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Roberto González, OFM, archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Brs. John Aherne, George Camacho, and Edgardo Jara will make lifelong commitments to the Franciscan Order as they join Holy Name Province.