This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of November include:

One Year Ago
Nov. 7, 2015 — Friars and laypeople celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Franciscans’ arrival at Holy Name of Jesus Parish on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Nov. 13, 2015 — The community of St. Paul Parish in Wilmington, Del., marked 25 years of Franciscan presence by combining the celebration with the feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans make up about 50 percent of the parish.

Five Years Ago
Nov. 23, 2011 — The Franciscan Chapel Center celebrated the silver anniversary of its rice ministry, previously called the Rice Patrol. The ministry continues to serve the homeless living in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward and is run by volunteers from Catholic, Protestant and Mormon communities, among others.

Nov. 27, 2011 — Use of the new English-language Roman Missal began. James Sabak, OFM, served as chair of the American Franciscan Liturgical Commission, which translated the liturgical texts of Franciscan saints to be in line with the new translation.

10 Years Ago
Nov. 4, 2006 — St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Triangle, Va., kicked off a year of festivities in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the parish.

15 Years Ago
Nov. 18, 2001 — The 10th anniversary of the Franciscan Mission Service was marked by a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. Last year, the FMS celebrated 25 years of lay ministry with an event in the nation’s capital.

Nov. 19, 2001 — The Franciscan Counseling Center and the Franciscan Center for Spiritual Direction were formally dedicated at St. Anthony Shrine, Boston.

Maria Hayes is communications coordinator for Holy Name Province.

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