Notable events for the month of August include:
One Year Ago
Aug. 10, 2015 — Holy Name Province announced that the friars would assume the administration of St. Peter Claver Parish and other ministries in Macon, Ga. This marked the return of the Province to the Diocese of Savannah, where the friars had served for close to 50 years.
Aug. 10-14, 2015 — HNP friars were among the more than 70 friars who gathered in California for the English-speaking Conference’s first convocation of brothers. The event was held at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, several hours south of San Francisco.
Five Years Ago
Aug. 27-29, 2011 — Several ministries were damaged by Hurricane Irene, which caused extensive flooding in New York and New Jersey.
15 Years Ago
Aug. 5, 2001 — St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in New York City began its centennial year with a festive Eucharist presided over by Archbishop Istvan Seregely of Eger, Hungary. In 2014, Holy Name Province made known its decision to return the care of St. Stephen Parish to the Archdiocese of New York.
Aug. 15, 2001 — Assumption Parish in Wood-Ridge, N.J., observed its 75th anniversary.
Aug. 18, 2001 — A groundbreaking ceremony was held for St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, N.C. Bishop William Curlin of Charlotte, N.C., presided.
— Compiled by Maria Hayes
- “This Month in Provincial History” — July 12, 2016, HNP Today
- “St. Francis Springs Prayer Center Plans Anniversary Celebration” – April 29, 2015, HNP Today