The Postulants of our Inter-Province Postulancy in Chicago, IL, spent some time back with their families over the Christmas holiday, followed by touring of each of their provinces. Our own Province’s Postulant, Cesar Perez spent most of January touring several locations throughout our province and our ministries. The Postulants have now returned to the St. Bonaventure Friary (Chicago) to begin the second half of their Postulancy experience. Please continue praying for the Postulants and their Friar Formators.
Visiting with our friars of St. Paul Friary (Kensington, CT), who serve in pastoral ministry at St. Paul Catholic Church: Fr. Joseph Benicewicz, OFM Conv. (Pastor), Cesar Perez (Our Lady of the Angels Province Postulant), Fr. Raymond Borkowski, OFM Conv. (Mass Assistance), Fr. Michael Englert, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar) and Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv (Parochial Vicar).
On his visit with the friars of Most Holy Trinity Friary (Brooklyn, NY), home to five of our friars who serve our pastoral ministry at the Roman Catholic Church of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, Cesar helped prep dinner with Br. Tom Purcell, OFM Conv. (Friary Guardian). One of the friars there also serves as a Psychotherapist at a Brooklyn based counseling center.
Cesar got to enjoy a nice evening out to dinner with our friars of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Friary (Chicopee, MA), who serve in pastoral ministry in two area parishes: seated left to right – Fr. Lucjan Szymański, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, Chicopee), Fr. John Koziol, OFM Conv. (Friary Guardian & Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, Chicopee), Cesar, Fr. Pedro De Oliveira, OFM Conv. (Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Ludlow), and Frei Luiz Fernando Lima Rangel, OFM Conv. (Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Ludlow). [Photo Cred: Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. (Rector/Pastor of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, Chicopee)]
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