Council Approves Four Friars for Solemn Profession

HNP Communications Friar News

NEW YORK — Frank Critch, OFM, Mario Gomez, OFM, Percy Osario-Palpan, OFM, and Edgardo Zea-Lauria, OFM, will profess their final vows as members of the Franciscan Order on Aug. 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street. They were approved for solemn profession by the Provincial Council at its April meeting.

All are welcome to the 11 a.m. Mass, to be celebrated by Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM.

Frank is a native of Canada and Mario, Percy and Edgardo are from Peru.

Other upcoming Provincial events include:
• May 19 priestly ordination of two friars at St. Camillus Church, Silver Spring, Md.
• June 21 Provincial Jubilee celebration at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York

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