Christ the King Elects New Provincial Minister

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Alberta, Canada — Christ the King Province in Western Canada has elected a new provincial minister — Dennis Vavrek, OFM.

The announcement was made earlier this month by Thomas Washburn, OFM, executive secretary of the English-speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor of which John O’Connor is vice president.  John will assume the presidency of the organization this fall.

Fr. Dennis can be reached at

Two friars from Christ the King Province, based in Edmonton, are currently participating in the novitiate program of Holy Name Province. They are Francis “Frank” Critch and Tyler Piccini.