NEW YORK — The Provincial Council announced two new appointments after its March 20 meeting.
• Thomas Cole, OFM, shown at left in photo, was appointed guardian of Sacred Heart Friary in East Rutherford, N.J. He replaced John Piccione, OFM, who died in February.
• Joseph Hertel, OFM, was named director of the Province’s Office of Development, including St. Anthony’s Guild. Joseph had served as the Guild’s director from 1999 to 2005. He also replaced a position previously held by John.
“We are extremely grateful for their willingness to serve in these important ministries of the Province,” said Provincial Minster John O’Connor, OFM, in a letter to the friars.