Sacred Heart Province Update

HNP Communications Franciscan World

ST. LOUIS — Sacred Heart Province, headquartered here, has been busy celebrating the Year for Priests and milestone parish anniversaries.

A March issue of Around the Province, the Sacred Heart’s weekly newsletter, announced three of its friars serving at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville, Ind., are being honored this week for their service during a parish-wide appreciation event. The commemoration, which will be attended by both current and former parishioners, will honor the trio as well as celebrate the Year for Priests.

Additionally, Around the Province noted the 70th anniversary of Little Flower of Jesus Church in Monroe, La. The newsletter reported: “The 70th anniversary celebration began on Feb. 20 with a banquet. Bishop (Michael) Duca presided at the Mass at 9 a.m. on the 21st.”

Fr. Allan DaCorte, OFM, became an official resident of Rome in January. He wrote in the Feb. 4 issue of Around the Province, “The local community welcomed me as its newest member with personal ‘benvenuto’ greetings that helped me settle in.” Fr. Allan was appointed vicar treasurer general of the Order by General Minister Jose Rodriguez Carballo, OFM.

Shown in the photo is Bishop Duca at the anniversary Mass of LIttle Flower Church. To read the full photo caption, download the March issue of Around the Province.