The Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. is finishing out the end of his eight years as Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province (2014-2022), attending the May 2022 Mariological Society of America Meeting, at the Marytown National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe, in Libertyville, IL.
It is important to note that Friar James also served as Minister Provincial of St. Anthony of Padua Province from 2010-2014, prior to the Union with Immaculate Conception Province which created Our Lady of the Angels Province in 2014. He also served as General Delegate for our friars of England and Ireland from 2005-2010.
As we close out this Quadriennium, we thank Friar James for his many years of Administrative ministry. We also thank the outgoing Definitory: Fr. Jude Surowiec, OFM Conv., Br. Tom Purcell, OFM Conv., Br. Frank Grimaldi, OFM Conv., Fr. Gary Johnson, OFM Conv., Fr. Ericson de la Pena, OFM Conv., Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. (Vicar Provincial), and Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. (Province Secretary ~ 2010-2022), for their sacrificial service for our province’s community at large.
Next week, during our Ordinary Provincial Chapter 2022 our newly elected Minister Provincial, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. will take his Oath of Office, with the blessing of our Order’s Minister General, the Most Reverend Fr. Carlos Trovarelli, OFM Conv. Also during the Chapter, our friar delegates in attendance will elect a new Definitory.
Please keep all of our friars in your prayers as they prepare for the next four years.