On April 30, 2014, at the Conventual Franciscan Friars’ St. Bonaventure Province’s Ordinary Chapter, at Marytown Friar Michael Zielke, OFM Conv. was elected as the Province’s new Minister Provincial. Friar Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a solemnly professed friar since 1985 and an ordained priest since 1989.
Having served as pastor of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Basilica Parish since 2001, Fr. Michael celebrated both a farewell Mass with his parishioners, while also celebrating his silver jubilee as an ordained priest, at the June 8, 2014 Noon Mass.
In a June 8th iobserve.org online article, Fr. Michael shares his thoughts on his time spent in Chicoppe, MA.