Ordination Announcement

Friar Nicholas John Rokitka, OFM Conv. Solemn Vows (August 6, 2014)

Friar Nicholas John Rokitka, OFM Conv. as he Professed his Solemn Vows (August 6, 2014)

With praise and gratitude to the Most High God,
we Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Our Lady of the Angels Province
joyfully announce the Ordination of to the Holy Priesthood of our brother,
Friar Nicholas John Rokitka, OFM Conv.
conferred by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv.,
Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.,
at St. Casimir Church, in Baltimore, MD.

Please keep him, and his ministry, in your prayers.


The day was filled with great joy and fraternity, as friars, family and friends from all over the province and beyond gathered in celebration. Pictured here are Br. Nick Spano, OFM Conv. – Director of the San Damiano Mission in Brooklyn NY, the newly Ordained Fr. Nicholas Rotkitka, OFM Conv. – instructor at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore MD, Bishop John Eric Stowe, OFM Conv. of the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation – Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Fr. Romuald Meogrossi, OFM Conv. – one of our most highly educated friars earning over 8 degrees including a Ph.D., Pastoral Counseling … he is the Guardian of the St. Casimir Friary and host of the Ordination festivities, and Fr. Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv. – Rector of The Franciscan Church of the Assumption in Syracuse NY and Chaplain of FrancisCorps.