Welcome Friar Piotr Dąbek!

This summer we welcome Friar Piotr (Peter) Dąbek, OFM Conv., of the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. Jakuba Strzemi (Kraków Poland).  Friar Peter serves as a missionary in their Provincial Delegation in Uganda and will be preaching six of our Franciscan Mission Association (FMA) Summer Mission Appeals in parishes of our Province throughout the summer.

You are encouraged to attend one of the Masses to hear him speak this summer:
July 14-15, 2018 ~ St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church, Elmhurst NY
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Confessions and 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Polish) and 11:30 a.m. Masses
July 21-22, 2018 ~ Parish Community of St. John the Apostle, Kingston, ON
Saturday: 3:45 p.m. Confessions and 4:30 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses
July 28-29, 2018 ~ St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Johnstown, PA
Saturday: 3:15 a.m. Confessions and 4:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses
August 4-5, 2018 ~ Holy Family Parish, Kingston, ON
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Confessions and 5:15 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m Masses
August 11-12, 2018 ~ Mother Cabrini Catholic Church
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.Confessions and 4:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses
August 18-19,2018 ~ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Saturday: 3:00 p.m. Confessions and 4:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday: 10:00 p.m.(Polish) Mass

Those preaching the annual Summer Mission Appeals, over the years, have included our own friars who have served as missionaries, friars whose vocations are a result of the work of missionary friars, as well as friars from other Provinces who are currently serving in mission, have traveled throughout the East Coast of North America, preaching and celebrating Mass with thousands of varied parish communities on behalf of our (FMA). Vital donation assistance made to our FMA has afforded a multitude of Franciscans from around the world to serve in circumstances unimaginable to most of us.

Read more on the Missionary work of our Order around the world,
under the leadership of Friar Jarosław Wysoczański, OFM Conv.,
the Secretary General for Missionary Animation.

While preaching mission appeals in our Province this summer, Friar Piotr (Peter) Dąbek, OFM Conv. spent some time visiting with our elder friars living in a care center in CT. Five of the seven friars living in community there are former missionaries and Fr. Peter was able to share stories about their missionary work and ministry. (pictured with Fr. Firmin Finn, OFM Conv.)