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The Provincial Administration has announced a new assignment. Khoa Nguyen, OFM, will join the staff of Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn., as a spiritual director, effective June 1. He will be part of the friar community of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Parish, Hartford, Conn.

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The Provincial Administration has announced four new assignments. Robert Gavin, OFM, has received permission to retire from active ministry to St. Anthony Friary, Butler, N.J., effective May 16. He was one of the founders of St. Francis Counseling Center in New York City and has been stationed at St. Francis Church for 47 years. Bartholomew McMahon, OFM, missionary in Japan, has …

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HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced four new assignments. Robert Gavin, OFM, has received permission to retire from active ministry to St. Anthony Friary, Butler, N.J., effective May 16. He was one of the founders of St. Francis Counseling Center in New York City and has been stationed at St. Francis Church for 47 years. Bartholomew McMahon, OFM, missionary in Japan, …

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The Provincial Administration has announced a new assignment for one friar. Gerald Mudd, OFM, has been given permission to retire from full-time ministry and is assigned to St. Anthony Friary, Butler, N.J., effective April 29. He was previously stationed at St. Bernardine of Siena Friary in Loudonville, N.Y.

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The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for five friars. Bishop Capistran Heim, OFM, has moved for health reasons to St. Anthony Friary, Catskill, N.Y., the assisted care facility of Immaculate Conception Province, as of March 15. Richard James, OFM, and Thomas Jones, OFM, have received permission to retire from full-time ministry at St. Anthony Friary, St. Petersburg, Fla., effective April 1. Michael …

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Joseph Cavoto, OFM, will profess his final vows as a Friar Minor at a ceremony March 19 during Vespers at St. Francis Friary in New York City. Joseph, a former Atonement friar, began his formal period of transition into the Order in April 2012. In light of the impending withdrawal of the Province from St. Stephen Friary, James O’Connell, OFM, has been granted …

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The Provincial Council has approved a new assignment for one friar. Emerson Rodriguez, OFM, has withdrawn from the doctoral program at The Catholic University of America and returned to the HNP mission in Peru as of Feb. 20. He is residing at the friary at Nuestra Senora de Lourdes in Chorillos, Lima, and teaching scripture this semester at the Universidad Femenina …

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The Provincial Council has approved new assignments for two friars. Timothy Miskowski, OFM, has moved to St. Francis Friary on West 31st Street, New York City, effective Feb. 1. He continues to work in the Provincial treasurer’s office. Reginald Reddy, OFM, has moved to Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J., for rehabilitation, effective Feb. 10. Allen Weber, OFM, has been assigned to Assumption Parish, …

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The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for two friars. Russel Murray, OFM, has been approved by the Provincial Council to pursue studies for a licentiate in sacred theology at the St. Bernardine Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Venice, Italy.  This institute is part of the Pontifical University of St. Anthony (Antonianum) in Rome. Russel plans to leave Siena College, …

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The Provincial Administration has announced that Ambrose Donehue, OFM, has been assigned to Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J., effective Jan. 17. Additional news about the friars can be found on the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province Facebook page.

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 …

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The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for two friars and an update about a postulant. William Bried, OFM, has been named temporary administrator of St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in New York City, effective Jan. 1. Angelus Gambatese, OFM, has been assigned to St Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., effective Jan. 1. Andrew Warburton has withdrawn from the postulant program …