Living for God on Death Row: Prisoner befriended by Stephen Walsh

Angela Burrin Features

Sickness in a family member is often a catalyst to seeking extra prayer. Such is the case of 2001 when a member of my family began to experience severe depression. I called Deacon Al O’Brien, director of the prison ministry for Beaumont Diocese in Texas, and asked if he knew of a prisoner who could pray for Michael. Since I …

Terence Gray

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Terence Gray, a former friar, died on Tuesday, December 27. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, December 30 at St. Martin’s Church, Buffalo, NY. For further inquiries: 716-823-7077.

Conrad Harkins

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Due to upgrading Franciscan University’s networking infrastructure, I will not be able to receive e-mail until Jan.9, 2006. The Franciscan University Web site will also be down during this time period. I will be in Belize from December 20 to January 5. You may reach me at phone/fax 011-501-822-2254.

New York City Inaugural Prayer

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FDNY Chaplain Christopher Keenan gave an invocation during the inauguration of Michael Bloomburg for his second term as Mayor of New York City at City Hall on January 1. John Felice had given an invocation at the ceremony for Bloomburg’s first term of office.

Income Tax and Friars (second notice)

Dennis Wilson In the Headlines

As mentioned in our previous issue, those friars who need to file income taxes for calendar year 2005 should log onto “HNP Friars Only” and read “Taxation and the Religious 2005.” It is found under the category of “Financial References & Resources.” The short article provides the basic guidelines in determining if a friar needs to pay income taxes in …

Ministerial Development Directorate Meets

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On Wednesday, December 14 the Ministerial Development Directorate met at the Provincial Office in New York. Members of the Directorate include Andrew Reitz, Chairperson, Frank Sevola, Christopher Keenan, Steven Patti, Kevin Downey, and Msgr. Kenneth Lasch (Morristown, NJ), Patricia Ballner (Englewood, NJ), Janet Rizzuto (New York), and Melina Rudman (Rocky Hill, CT). Items on the agenda included: A summary of the evaluation of …

Provincial’s Schedule

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Jan. 2-4: at the formation gathering in Aston, PA. Jan. 6-8: in Tampa, FL., for the installation of Andrew Reitz as pastor Jan. 9-12: at Margate for the meeting of the Provincial Council Jan. 14-26: in Rome for a meeting of new Provincials at the General Curia Jan 28-29: in Pompton Lakes, NJ. for a celebration at our parish

Charles Hayes Dies

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Fr. Charles V. Hayes, OFM, 88 years of age, a professed Franciscan Friar for 63 years and a priest for 59 years, died on Thursday evening, December 22, 2005, at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, NJ. Father Charles was born on October 23,1917, in Great Barrington, MA, to William and Helen (nec Knight) Hayes. He was baptized John on November 11 …