Click here for news about the speeches and activities of Holy Name friars, including Russell Becker, Michael Calabria, Brian Jordan, John Piccione and Francis Pompeii.

HNP Communications Around the Province

Below is news about some of the many activities of Holy Name friars – including their speeches and ministry work. More information can be obtained by visiting the links to the parishes and organizations mentioned, by contacting the friars by phone or e-mail, and by contacting the Provincial Office.

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Russell Becker, OFM,
director of the Province’s Franciscan Missionary Union, will conduct a parish mission called “Now that  We Are Baptized – What Do We do” at Holy Name Church on West  96th Street in Manhattan  from  7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 5, 6 and 7.  For information, contact the parish office at 212-749-0276.

Michael Calabria, OFM,
a lecturer of modern languages at St. Bonaventure University  in Allegany, N.Y, took part in Ramadan, the Islamic practice of fasting during daylight hours. He did this in an effort to “make a teaching assistant feel more at home,” according to The Bona Venture, SBU’s student newspaper. This year, Ramadan began Sept. 13 and concluded Oct. 12.

Brian Jordan, OFM,
and John Piccione, OFM, spent time with Jose Rodriguez Carballo, General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor, on Oct. 18 as he traveled through the New York area on his way home to Italy.

Francis Pompeii, OFM, spoke at St. Bonaventure Church, Allegany, N.Y., on Oct. 20 as part of a four-session fall adult formation program, titled “What Do Catholics Eat, What Do Catholics Believe?”