This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of January include:

One Year Ago
Jan. 16, 2016 — Michael Reyes, OFM, was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Roberto González, OFM, of San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Feb. 18, Roberto will celebrate Mass at which two friars will be ordained.

Five Years Ago
Jan. 8, 2012 — The renovated chapel at the University of Georgia in Athens, was dedicated by Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM.

Jan. 16, 2012 — Sacred Heart Friary in East Rutherford, N.J., formally closed. St. Anthony’s Guild relocated to New York City.

10 Years Ago
Jan. 27, 2007 — St. Mary’s Parish in Pompton Lakes, N.J., concluded its centennial celebration with a special liturgy. Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM, served as principal celebrant and homilist.
Jan. 25, 2007 — Siena College’s student newspaper The Promethean included a special section commemorating the 70th anniversary of the college in Loudonville, N.Y. In 2012, the college celebrated its 75th anniversary.

15 Years Ago
Jan. 1, 2002 — The Province assumed responsibility for the parish of Santa Ana in the Diocese of Lurin, Peru, with Anthony Wilson, OFM, serving as the first friar pastor.


Maria Hayes is communications coordinator for Holy Name Province.

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