For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications
NEW YORK — June 14, 2017 — The Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province, the largest community of friars in the United States, are recognizing seven members who this year are marking their 50th and 25th anniversaries as friars.
The jubilarians, who work at the province’s varied ministries along the East Coast, as well as abroad, will gather at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street for a 5:30 p.m. liturgy celebrated by Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, the provincial minister, or leader, of Holy Name Province.
Those marking anniversaries are:
50 years as a friar
Fr. Russell Becker, OFM, of Tokyo, Japan
Br. John Capozzi, OFM, of Margate, N.J.
Fr. Eric Carpine, OFM, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Br. Anthony LoGalbo, OFM, of Boston, Mass.
Fr. William McConville, OFM, of Durham, N.C.
Fr. Robert Menard, OFM, of Clemson, S.C.
25 years as a friar
Fr. Jacques LaPointe OFM, of Boston, Mass.
About Holy Name Province
Holy Name Province is the largest of seven entities in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor. With ministries in 12 states along the East Coast, its nearly 300 Catholic priests and brothers serve in colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and a wide variety of social justice ministries, as well as in overseas missions.
The Order, founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi, commemorated its 800th anniversary in 2009. Today, St. Francis, whose feast day is Oct. 4, remains one of the most widely known saints, revered for his affection for nature and care for creation.
Interview and photo requests should be directed to Jocelyn Thomas, HNP director of communications, at 646-473-0265 ext. 321 or email@example.com.