Over the March 5, 2023 weekend, our Elmhurst, NY pastoral ministry, St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church, formally welcomed Fr. Josel Martinez, OFM Conv. as Parochial Vicar.
Excerpt from the March 5, 2023 parish bulletin: Friar Josel “has arrived from the Philippines to join our parish family. Fr Josel Ponce Martinez, OFM Conv., a professed Franciscan friar for about 14 years comes from the Philippine Custody of the Immaculate Conception and Bl. Bonaventure of Potenza. In the Philippines he was assigned to the St Maximilian Mary Kolbe Parish in Marytown Circle, Greenfields 1 Subdivision, Novaliches, Quezon City as the Associate Parish Priest. Fr Josel has been the Friar Assistant of the local Secular Franciscans or OFS in the area. He is looking forward to meeting everyone here at St. Adalbert.”