Jim McIntosh OFM Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for five friars and the departure of a temporary professed friar.

Michael Blastic, OFM, has been assigned to Immaculate Conception Friary in San Diego, California, effective Aug. 1. He will be teaching at the Franciscan School of Theology.
Lawrence Ford, OFM, has been assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas Rectory in Waterford, Wisconsin, effective June 22. He will continue to work on the revitalization and restructuring of the US-6 provinces from an office at Francis and Clare Friary in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Daniel Horan, OFM, has been assigned to St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, effective Sept. 1. He will serve as director of the Center for Spirituality and as professor of philosophy, religious studies, and theology.
Russel Murray, OFM, has been assigned to Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland, effective Sept. 1. He will work with the ABVM Franciscan Pilgrimage Office, a new diaconate program in collaboration with Louis Iasiello, OFM, at the Pontifical College Josephinum, and on other projects.
Michael Reyes, OFM, has been assigned to St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, where he will serve as a friar artist in residence, effective Oct. 1.
Ian Grant left the interprovincial formation program in May.