June 19/20, 2021: Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. preached at all of the Masses at St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Basilica Parish in Chicopee, Massachusetts, on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021 to introduce Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. (pictured at center) as the new pastor. Friar Brad was Principal Celebrant of all the Masses, including the Polish liturgy. Friar Brad is looking forward to this return to pastoral ministry after his last assignments as leadership in Formation Houses.
June 25/26, 2021: Our Minister Provincial joined our New York City friars and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi at the celebration of the 25th Jubilee of religious profession of Sr. Dorcas Cordilia Munthali, FMSA. Several Our Lady of the Angels Province friars were on hand, while Fr. Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, OFM Conv., who serves as the pastor of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary Parish in Brooklyn, was the Principal Celebrant of the June 26th trilingual liturgy. Friar James expressed our Province’s congratulations and esteem for all that the Franciscan Sisters mean to us, as collaborators in mission.
June 27/28, 2021: On the 28th of June, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore invited the Minister Provincial and Vicar Provincial (Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. – at right) to a private tea in his residence for discussion of recent matters of consequence. Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore – Most Reverend Adam J. Parker (at left) – joined the meeting. Mindful of Friar James’s affection for tea, the Archbishop delighted in using the century-old silver tea service of his famed predecessor Cardinal Gibbons, whose portrait hung over the amicable scene.