On July 2, eight friars will profess first vows at the interprovincial novitiate at Old Mission Santa Barbara in California. Please join the HNP Franciscan Vocation Ministry as we celebrate this important milestone in the lives of these men and pray for them as they continue their Franciscan journey. The livestream of the Mass will begin at 5 p.m. EST and will be available below:
- Daniel Cruz, OFM, of Holy Name Province
- Tyler Grudi, OFM, of Holy Name Province
- Juan Luis Guerrero, OFM, of St. Barbara Province
- Kevin Hamzik, OFM, of Holy Name Province
- James Kernan, OFM, of Holy Name Province
- Joan Perez Lombera, OFM, of St. Barbara Province
- Philip McCarter, OFM, of St. John the Baptist Province
- Brian Menezes, OFM, of St. John the Baptist Province
We are grateful for all of the novitiate formators who supported and guided these men throughout their novitiate year: Michael Blastic, OFM, Erick López, OFM, Jeff Macnab, OFM, Gene Pistacchio, OFM, and Freddy Rodriguez, OFM. We wish Michael and Jeff all the best as they prepare to move on to other ministries after having served as formators for several years.
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