HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments of 12 friars. These appointments were made official at the June meeting of the Provincial Council.

Christopher Coccia, OFM, has been appointed vicar of St. Francis Friary, West 31st Street, New York City.

Vincent Cushing, OFM, with the sale of Gemelli House in Silver Spring, Md., has moved to Holy Name College in Silver Spring, effective June 15.

Dwayne Fernandes will not be continuing in the initial formation program of Holy Name Province. This week, he is leaving St. Francis Friary in Raleigh, N.C., to move to Washington, D.C., where he will take up a lay ministry position on Aug. 1 and also complete his studies at the Washington Theological Union.

Brian Jordan, OFM, has been assigned as religious liaison for the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO with residence at Holy Name College, effective Sept. 1.

Jim McIntosh, OFM, and C. Raymond Selker, OFM, have been assigned to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston effective July 1.

Guy Morgan, OFM, is assigned to St. Anthony Friary, Butler, N.J., effective Sept. 1.

Transitions23Russel Murray, OFM, has moved to Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., effective June 15, to serve as director of the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy.

Francis Pompei, OFM, has been reappointed guardian of St. Patrick Friary, Buffalo, N.Y.

James Sabak, OFM, will move to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as a priest-in-residence under the chaplain’s office, effective Aug. 1. Jim will be defending his doctoral thesis this fall and teaching part-time at both CUA and the Washington Theological Union during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Gonzalo Torres-Acosta, OFM, is assigned temporarily to St. Anthony Parish Friary in Butler, N.J. He will minister as parochial vicar at two churches: St. Anthony’s in Butler and St. Mary’s in nearby Pompton Lakes, N.J., serving the Hispanic communities there.

Dennis Wilson, OFM, has been named vicar of St. Stephen of Hungary Friary on East 82nd Street in New York City.