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Provincial Administration


Our administrative offices, headed by the Very Rev. Kevin Mullen, OFM, Provincial Minister, are located in the heart of New York City, on the second floor of St. Francis Friary.

The Provincial Administration is responsible for the various facets of caring for Holy Name Province’s nearly 300 members, orchestration of our many ministries, and maintaining our relationships with the dioceses in which we live and work as well as with the headquarters of the worldwide Order of Friars Minor in Rome.

Holy Name Provincial Office
129 W. 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265
Fax: (646) 201-9620 / Fax: (800) 420-1078

Provincial Council — the governing body of the Province
Provincial Minister: Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM
Provincial Vicar: Fr. Lawrence Hayes, OFM
Provincial Secretary: Br. Michael Harlan, OFM
Provincial Councilors: Fr. David Convertino, OFM, Br. Frederick Dilger, OFM, Fr. Lawrence Ford, OFM, Fr. Thomas Gallagher, OFM, Br. Walter Liss, OFM, Fr. Erick López, OFM

Office of Communications

Jocelyn Thomas

Communicating information to the members of the Province, its partners-in-ministry, and the public at large is the mission of the Communications Office.

By using electronic publishing methods as well as traditional print publications, the office keeps its constituents up-to-date on news of the Province’s ministries and people. HNP Today is read by both friars and the public.

In addition, the Communications Office manages this Web site and serves as the Province’s contact point with external media.

Communications Office – Holy Name Province
129 West 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY  10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265 ext. 321
Fax: (888) 741-1045

Office of Development

David Convertino, OFM
David Convertino, OFM
Executive Director

As a “medicant order” without resources of their own, Franciscans have relied from the beginning on generous men and women whom St. Francis called “spiritual friends” to support their work.

Today, in Holy Name Province, the task of reaching out to people who wish to help serve others is the focus of the Development Office.

The Development Office staff reaches its constituents through a variety of digital media, print publications and live events. Its webpage offers information and accepts donations.

Development Office – Holy Name Province
144 West 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001-3202
Tel: (212) 564-8799
Toll free: (888) 372-6478
Fax:  (646) 651-4557

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Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

The pursuit of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is one of the chief priorities of the Holy Name Province and flows naturally from the life of St. Francis and the Franciscan movement that he inspired in pursuit of the Gospel Life. In 2000, the Holy Name Province created an Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation to help the Province and its ministries strengthen the quality and quantity of their JPIC programs. The Office takes its direction from the JPIC Directorate and the administration of Holy Name Province. In addition to province-wide initiatives and action, the Office and its staff assist individual Province ministries as their JPIC needs arise.

504 Hexton Hill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Tel: (301) 680-2200
Fax: (301) 384-1025

Office of Vocations

Basil Valente, OFM

The Franciscan Vocation Ministry supports men who feel they may be called to live in fraternity as a Franciscan friar.

The Ministry provides information about the Order, as well as our admissions process and the initial formation program. It also provides on-going assistance with discernment to religious life, including hosting “Come and See” weekends for interested men, as well as Discernment Weekends for those who wish to explore our life during a retreat experience.

Franciscan Vocation Ministry – Holy Name Province
129 West 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265 / (800) 677-7788
Fax:  (800) 793-7649