As you may already know, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the split between the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church. Thanks to the work of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity over the past 50 years,

January 19th at 12:30, our brother Achilles Cassieri embraced Sister Death at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon.  Achilles was born December 28, 1926.  He was invested with the Capuchin habit on July 23, 1944 and made his Perpetual Profession of vows on August 2, 1948.  He was ordained a priest May 14, 1952.   May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. 

Fr. Achilles

     Wake and Funeral Arrangments for Fr. Achilles Cassieri

     St. Lawrence Friary
     180 Sargent Avenue
      Beacon, New York

     Reception of the Body
     Tuesday, January 24
     11:00 am

     Tuesday, January 24
     2:00 pm - 5 pm
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
     8:30 pm - Vigil Service

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, January 25
11:00 am

Followed by Internment and luncheon

Fr. Ed Henning with two Walgreens employees who came to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Passaic to give Flu Shots for free. They were at four Masses, 2 in English, 1 in Spanish and 1 in Tagalog and many participating in getting the vaccine.

               Fr. Ed

On Saturday, November 12th, Sister Death came to our brother Stan Kobel.  Fr. Stan has been in our infirmary at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, NY for the past couple of years.  Prior to that he served in a number of positions in the Province at Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, DE, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Passaic, NC, St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte, NC and St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, NJ.  Fr. Stan was known for his gentle spirit and compassionate way with the people he served.

       In the midst of a busy and anxious world, young men are still answering the counter-cultural call to the Catholic Religious Life of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. The "Novitiate" is the second year of formation as a Capuchin Franciscan friar, and its primary task is discernment & prayer through contemplation.

This video was published by our brothers
of the Midwest Capuchin Province of St. Joseph


fr. Roberto G general

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