On August 15, 2022 ~ the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, most of the over half of the friars of our province friars who moved onto new assignments (90 out of 172), officially assumed their new responsibilities in ministry. A Friar’s Vows of poverty, chastity and obedience are a great source of strength, as he says “good-bye” to the ministries, the people and the places he holds dear. It is not only those who are beginning in new assignments who realize the loss, but a friar who remain in his ministry and friary also has to say farewell to his confreres who move onto new assignments. All of our friars appreciate the well wishes and the gracious welcome received from those for whom we serve.
Prayer offered by our Minister Provincial, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv.,
on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
May Our Lady of the Angels,
Assumed into Heaven,
intercede for us with her Son
Who promises us countless blessings
as we join our “yes”
to Mary’s “yes”
and together thank God
for the wonderful things
He has done
and will continue to do
There is no official listing of these many changes, but whenever possible, the farewell & welcome liturgies, celebrations, and acknowledgements by individual ministry locations have been and will continue to be shared via our Province Facebook page. For information about friars serving in a specific ministry, visit that ministry’s website for updates. A listing of the ministries in which friars of our province serve can be found on this site’s “Locations” page, including hyperlinks.