Province Honors Seven Jubilarians

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

NEW YORK — Seven friars marking their 25th and 50th anniversaries of profession this year were honored last week at the Province’s annual jubilee Mass. The men, who traveled to New York City from various states along the East Coast to celebrate their Franciscan heritage, were praised by Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM. He celebrated the Nov. 12 Mass at …

Jubilee Commemoration Set for Nov. 12

HNP Communications Friar News

NEW YORK — Seven friars marking 25th and 50th anniversaries of profession this year will be honored Nov. 12 with a special Mass celebrated by Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM. All are welcome to the 5:30 p.m. liturgy at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street. Those marking 50 years are: John Anglin, OFM, of St. Petersburg, Fla. …

Jubilarian Profile: Richard Mucowski Marks 50 Years as a Friar

HNP Communications Friar News

This is the third in a series of profiles about friars commemorating major anniversaries of profession this year. The March 5, 2014 issue of HNP Today featured Brice Leavins, OFM. WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. — A love of psychology and an independent spirit have guided Richard Mucowski, OFM, through three master’s degrees, two doctorates and varied ministries as a licensed clinical and medical psychologist. Richard, the guardian and pastor …

Seasonal Reflection: ‘Take Me Where You Want Me to Go’

Richard Mucowksi, OFM Features

As 2014 begins and we look toward events coming in the new year, a friar experienced in a variety of ministry roles describes the challenges involved with change. Richard Mucowski, OFM, offers insights into the reasons behind people’s broad range of attitudes toward transitions and recommends remembering the prayer “Lord, take me where you want me to go.” When many of us …

Assumption Energizes Music Ministry

HNP Communications Around the Province

This is one in an occasional series of profiles of music ministries around Holy Name Province. The last installment — in the Aug. 14 issue of HNP Today — featured the music ministry of Immaculate Conception Church in Durham, N.C. WOOD-RIDGE, N.J. — Kristen Dziuba, 24, represents the changing face of music ministry at Assumption of Our Blessed Lady Church. The youthful — but experienced …

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 …