On Sunday August 8, 2022, the morning Mass at our Syracuse NY pastoral ministry – Assumption Church included the commissioning the FrancisCorps 24 volunteers! The Mass was celebrated by our Vicar Provincial ~ Friar Gary Johnson, OFM Conv. (top right), joined by the new Chaplain of FrancisCorps & Parochial Vicar of Assumption Church ~ Friar Nader Ata, OFM Conv. (top left), Friar Steven Frenier, OFM Conv., outgoing Parochial Vicar & Chaplain of Franciscan Place ~ Friar Nick Spano, OFM Conv., and the outgoing Rector/Pastor of Assumption Church ~ Friar Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv. Also pictured above with the FC24 Volunteers is the Director of FrancisCorps ~ Mr. AJ. LaPointe (2nd from left), and the Associate Director of FrancisCorps ~ Ms. Jenny Rose Anacan. AJ served as a FrancisCorps 10 (2008-2009) volunteer, and Jenny served as a FrancisCorps 20 (2018-2019) volunteer.
During the next week, these FrancisCorps (FC24) Volunteers and staff will embark on their Orientation Retreat; their first retreat together. Pray for these volunteers as they spend this time learning about one another, and the next year living as an intentional community, in Franciscan spirituality.
Prayerfully consider spending a year of service as a FrancisCorps volunteer.
Applications for 2023-24 will be made available soon.
For more information about becoming a FrancisCorps volunteer,
or to learn more about this important ministry of our province,
visit: FrancisCorps Volunteer Program – Apply Today