NEW YORK — Over the past year, the Provincial newsletter covered a variety of friar milestones, significant global issues, unfortunate closings and departures as well as an assortment of updates from parishes and ministries.
One of the most widely-read stories of the past year was the March announcement of new friar leadership roles.
A review of this and other popular stories in HNP Today provides a glimpse of the events that most interested the more than 1,300 subscribers to HNP Today. Below are the top articles of each of the newsletter’s 25 issues produced in 2011.
|Jan. 12||Largest Chapter in HNP History Meets|
|Jan. 26||Honoring Jubilarians, Remembering the Deceased|
|Feb. 9||Edward Coughlin Named Interim Director of Franciscan Institute|
|Feb. 23||Jersey Shore Friars Visible in Community|
|March 9||Council Announces Friar Leadership Appointments|
|New York Native John Mahon Dies|
|March 23||Four New Pastors Approved, Other Assignments Announced|
|April 6||Two New Pastors Announced|
|April 20||Brian Linehan Dies|
|James Vacco Appointed Pastor of ‘Little Bona’s’|
|May 4||The Death of Osama Bin Laden: A Franciscan Perspective|
|May 18||Assignments of Holy Name College Friars|
|June 1||Adrian and Julian Riester Die|
|Province Announces Withdrawal from Harlem Parish|
|June 15||Deaths of Twin Friars Captivate International Audience|
|June 29||WTU Announces Closing|
|July 13||Provincial Council Approves Budget and Friar Assignments|
|July 27||New Pastor Named for Buffalo Parish|
|Aug. 10||Florida Friar Shares Concern for Allegany Sisters’ Franciscan Center|
|Aug. 24||Francis Gunn Dies|
|Sept. 7||Province Welcomes Five as Postulants|
|Sept. 21||Province Ministries Remember Mychal Judge and Others Lost on Sept. 11|
|Oct. 12||Province Ministries Honor Patron Saint|
|Oct. 26||St. Francis Chapel to Shut Its Doors|
|Nov. 9||Friars To Leave Providence in 2012|
|Nov. 23||Guardians Gather to Discuss Leadership, Vocations, Finances and Legal Issues|
|Dec. 7||Harry Monaco Dies|
|Two Novices Receive Franciscan Habit|
|Dec. 21||WTU To Cease Operations a Year Earlier Than Planned|
The Communications Office strives to include articles and topics that interest friars as well as friends of Holy Name Province. Readers of HNP Today can suggest a topic by emailing email@example.com.
Non-HNP members who wish to receive the biweekly newsletter by email should fill out the subscription form.
News about the friars and their ministries can also be found on the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Facebook page.
The distribution dates of upcoming isues of HNP Today — along with deadlines for submission of information — are:
· Feb. 1 issue by Jan. 25
· Feb. 15 by Feb. 8
· Feb. 29 by Feb. 22
· March 14 by March 7
— Compiled by Rebecca Doel, who on Feb. 9 marks her third anniversary as a member of the HNP Communications Office staff.