Our Province is pleased to welcome two new friars from India who will be sharing in our ministry. Bro. Dasu Prathipati arrived February 20th and has been assigned to Immaculate Conception in the Bronx. On March 8th Bro. Praveen Kumer Turaka arrived and has been assigned to Immaculate Conception in Hendersonville, NC. We welcome these brothers as part of our colaboration with Mary Matha Province, Andhra-Telangana-Odisha, India.
Fr. Praveen Fr. Dasu
Here are some pictures to capture a flavor of our 2017 Provincial Chapter.
Friars from around the province will be gathering at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, New York on the evening of October 15th for their Provincial Chapter (Province meeting). They will gather for Mass, prayer, fraternal time, meetings and meals from Sunday evening through Friday. At this time we will have the election of the new Provincial Minister and his council. The faciliator for the week will be Fr. John Pavlic, a Capuchin from St. Augustine Province. Please pray for the friars during this most important week in the life of our province.
St. Lawrence Friary
Our new Council was elected by the Friars at the 17th Provincial Chapter
Provincial Minister: Fr. Remo DiSalvatore, Vicar: Fr. Robert Williams, Council: Fr. Francisco Arredondo, Fr. Ronald Giannone, Fr. Robert Pérez
(left to right: Friars Ronald Giannone, Robert Perez, Remo DiSalvatore, Robert Williams, Francisco Arredondo)
July 21st Brother Brian Sullivan pronounced his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at a Mass at St. Francis Church, Hackensack, NJ. The pictures depict his professing his vows to the Minister Provincial. From there he is signing the official document of profession. Sitting now he is really beaming with joy, affirmed with his thumbs up. Pax et Bonum!