Our brother, Brian Tomlinson, passed away March 10th at 7:05 pm at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was surrounded by his family and friars.  At the time of his death he was pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Passaic, NJ.

 Fr. Brian with Bishop John Corriveau

Fr. Brian                                                                                           

The following are the wake and funeral arrangements for our brother, Brian:

Wednesday, March 14

Viewing at St. Lawrence Friary, Beacon, NY
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for family members and friars only
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for family, friars and general public
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for family, friars and general public
7:30 p.m. Wake service

Thursday, March 15
Viewing at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Passaic, NJ
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Wake service
Friday, March 16

11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Mt. Carmel Parish, Passaic, NJ
Burial will take place at St. Lawrence Friary, Beacon, NY


Here are some pictures to capture a flavor of our 2017 Provincial Chapter.

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Friars 2017

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.

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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 

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(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!

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Today, September 3, at our International College 'San Lorenzo da Brindisi', the General Chapter of the Capuchin friars elected as General Minister of the Order Br. Roberto Genuin from the Province of Venice. The term of the election is six years.

General Council 2018

The new Minister General with his Council