Five Friars Celebrate Jubilee of Profession in New Jersey

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RINGWOOD, N.J. — Five residents of Holy Name Community here were honored on June 23 with a Mass and luncheon to celebrate their jubilee of ordination and profession.

The friars honored were:
Martin Hanhauser, celebrating 70 years as a professed friar and 65 years ordained a priest
Laurence Rainville, 65 years professed and 60 years ordained
Joseph Trunk, 65 years professed
Eric Kyle, 60 years professed
Joel Munzing, 60 years professed

Approximately 150 people including friars, staff and guests attended the event, which, according to A. Francis Soucy, guardian and director of the community, went very well.

“The weather was lovely,” he said. “Over the years, we have all types of weather on our jubilee day. The set-up process this year ran like clockwork. Our kitchen staff prepared the hors d’oeuvres which received a lot of compliments.”

The liturgy was celebrated by Provincial Minister John O’Connor, who gave “a fine presentation in his homily by referencing a contemporary book, The Road,” Francis said. The congregation sang Sing to the Mountains, a fitting hymn in this rural area of the Garden State.

Among the guests at the Ringwood celebration were Michael Harlan, secretary of the Province, and Octavio Duran of the Province’s Office of Communications.

Other recent activities at Holy Name Community, according to its newsletter Omninovitas (meaning “everything new” )  include (1) a July 4 barbecue and (2) meetings of a discussion group on Friday afternoons to talk about issues of contemporary interest  to the Church and Order.