Friars Celebrate St. Stephen Parish History With Mass of Thanksgiving

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

NEW YORK — Several hundred people gathered at St. Stephen of Hungary Church last week to recognize the parish and the Franciscans’ eight decades of service there. Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM, concelebrated a special Mass on Dec. 7 with Msgr. Thomas Leonard, administrator since last summer, providing a sense of healing and closure to a community that has been …

Province Celebrates 2014 Jubilarians

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

Last month, Pope Francis reminded the faithful of God’s great love for them, saying “God lowers himself, coming down to earth as little and poor, showing that in order to be similar to him we must not place ourselves above others, but rather lower ourselves, place ourselves in service, make ourselves small with the small, poor with the poor.” As 2014 …