Holy Name Province Congratulates 2013 Jubilarians

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“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy,” wrote Thomas Merton in a letter to Dorothy Day.

At the beginning of the new year, Holy Name Province acknowledges its 2013 jubilarians, who have loved and ministered to others without judgment or discrimination for 25 years and longer. The friars also remember their brothers who died in 2012.

The Province is recognizing the 34 friars commemorating anniversaries of profession and ordination in 2013.

These jubilarians have served in parishes, on campuses, and in a variety of social justice ministries overseas and along the East Coast. They are:

25 Years as a Friar
Henry Fulmer, OFM
William Herbst, OFM
Barry Langley, OFM

50 Years a Friar
Louis Canino, OFM
Bernard Creighton, OFM
John Felice, OFM
Richard James, OFM
Michael Madden, OFM
Emeric Meier, OFM
Michael Putich, OFM
William Scully, OFM

60 Years as a Friar
David Babcock, OFM*
Angelus Gambatese, OFM
Evan Greco, OFM
Thomas Jones, OFM
Raymond Mann, OFM
Thomas Murphy, OFM
Howard O’Shea, OFM
Roderic Petrie, OFM
Frank Waywood, OFM

75 Years as a Friar
Robert Lynch, OFM

25 Years Ordained
Paul Breslin, OFM
Daniel Dwyer, OFM

50 Years Ordained
Vincent de Paul Cushing, OFM
Vincent Grogan, OFM
Berard Hanlon, OFM*
Leonard Lencewicz, OFM
John Pierce, OFM
Paul Sinnema, OFM
Robert Struzynski, OFM

 60 Years Ordained
Mario Di Lella, OFM
Pius Liu, OFM
Hugh Eller, OFM

 70 Years Ordained
Robert Lynch, OFM

*alumnus of Holy Name Province

The Province will celebrate silver and golden jubilees of profession at a June gathering in New York City.

In Memoriam
Last year, 10 members of Holy Name Province were called to their eternal home.

  • Venard Murphy, OFM, died Feb. 9 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Leo Clifford, OFM, died Feb. 16 in Ringwood, N.J.
  • Matthew Conlin, OFM, died April 14 in Ringwood
  • Thomas Kelly, OFM, died Aug. 6 in Ringwood
  • Jude Murphy, OFM, died Sept. 7 in Butler, N.J.
  • Flavian Walsh, OFM, died Oct. 12 in Pompton Plains, N.J.
  • Juniper Capece, OFM, died Nov. 3 in Burtonville, Md.
  • Reginald Redlon, OFM, died Nov. 7 in Ringwood
  • Cyril Seaman, OFM, died Nov. 8 in Ringwood
  • Brennan Connelly, OFM died Nov. 30 in Ringwood

Holy Name Province wishes HNP Today readers a new year filled with peace and all good things.

 Maria Hayes is communications coordinator for Holy Name Province. Theresa Bartha provided research for this story. The photo behind the image above shows the friars marking their 25th, 50th, and 75th anniversaries as friars.