Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Triduum & Easter

Our friars living under the care of the Felician Sisters concelebrated Palm Sunday Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel in Enfield, CT, with Friar Noel Danielewicz, OFM Conv., who serves as Chaplain there. (Left to Right: Our Lady of the Angels Province Friars ~ Fr. Terence Pescatore, OFM Conv., Fr. Philip Blaine, OFM Conv., Fr. Noel, Fr. Vincent Lachendro, OFM Conv., Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski, OFM Conv., Fr. Duane Mastrangelo, OFM Conv., Fr. Henry Madigan, OFM Conv., and Fr. Firmin Finn, OFM Conv.

Holy Thursday in Enfield, CT included a pastoral adaptation of the Mandatum: Washing of “Hands.”

At our pastoral ministry of the Franciscan Church of the Assumption, in Syracuse, NY, little Grace LaPointe, daughter of the Lay Director of our Service Ministry -FrancisCorps, took part in the Washing of Feet with Fr. Nader Ata, OFM Conv. who serves as Associate Pastor. In the back you can see volunteers from FrancisCorps who are serving in Syracuse, as well as the pastor of the parish, Fr. Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv., who also serves as Chaplain of FrancisCorps.

Good Friday “Adoration of the Cross” in Enfield. Felician Novice, Sr. Agnes presenting the crucifix.

The Franciscan Church of the Assumption (Syracuse, NY) drew the usual huge Easter Vigil crowd which was wowed by the new music director who provided a fresh program of traditional, jazz, Taizé and contemporary music.

Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv. serves as Campus Minister at Syracuse University (SU) & (SUNY – ESF), where record crowds celebrated Easter at the Catholic Center and in the Hendricks Chapel.