March Events

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — A webinar this week and several friar gatherings are scheduled for this month.

Justice and Peace Web Conference
The Province’s JPIC Directorate and Office in collaboration with the HNP Evangelization Directorate are presenting a present a Care for Creation Web conference from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on March 4.

The conference is designed to help staff members of Catholic schools, religious education programs and youth ministries find additional resources to better integrate Franciscan care for creation in their programs, said Russell Testa, director of the HNP Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. Participants can register for the event online up until the time of the webinar.

With the 40th anniversary of Earth Day being this year, “we have a unique opportunity to reach young people and show how our faith can have profound meaning,” Testa said. “We hope to help by providing some resources that make clear the connections between our faith and the care for creation issues that appear in the news every day.”

Seaside Conversations and Fraternal Gatherings
Friars are gathering March 11 to 12 at the friary in Margate, N.J., for the second of three Seaside Conversations. The program, titled “Preaching Luke through Acts,” is presented by James Scullion, OFM, of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brant Beach, N.J.

In addition, four of the Province’s regional fraternal gatherings are being held this month. They are scheduled for the following dates:
· March 9 in New York City
· March 11 in Paterson, N.J.
· March 24 in Allegany, N.Y. 
· March 26 in Loudonville, N.Y.

Information about other HNP events — for both friars and the public — can be found on the home page of the Province’s Web site.