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 been granted a sabbatical, during which he will reside at St. Anthony Friary, Butler, N.J., effective May 15, for the next six months.
Fr. Stephen Sangyeon Cho, OFM, of the Korean Province, has been assigned as parochial vicar for the Korean community of St. Francis Church, New York City, effective May 8. Fr. Andrew Hwang, OFM, is returning to Korea for a new assignment.
Allan Von Kobs, OFM, has been assigned to St. Francis Friary on West 31st Street, New York City, effective May 13. He continues to work as a financial administrator in the Provincial Office.