Throughout its long history, education has been an important part of the Franciscan Order. Friars from Our Lady of the Angels Province have had strong traditions in education ministry. They operated a College-Seminary and administered and taught in a great number of high schools.
Today the Province is responsible for administration of its own high school in Hamburg, NY (St. Francis High School) and an Archdiocesan high school in Baltimore, MD (Archbishop Curley High School).
Individual friars work in a high school academic or campus ministry capacity, as well as a number of friars involved in higher education – serving as administrators, teachers & chaplains at various seminaries and colleges. Many of our parishes are affiliated with parochial elementary schools, where our friars work to be a strong patoral presence. Our friars have served as instructors and administrators at seminaries and universities, while many have been involved in the education and training of the laity for ministry in the Church.
Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Many of the ministries in which the Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province are engaged in have programs for youth and young adults. This is especially true in the parishes, schools, colleges, and universities where the friars serve as educators and sacramental ministries through RCIA programs, faith enrichment programs, and through service and Catholic social justice activities. Our Youth and Young Adult ministry programs can be found in the United States and Canada:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Newman Center – Chapel Hill, N.C.
Elon University Catholic Campus Ministry – Elon, N.C.
Syracuse University Catholic Campus Ministry – Syracuse, N.Y.
Bishop McNamara High School – Forestville, Md.
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School – Olney, Md.
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School – Kingston, Ontario (Canada)
FrancisCorps – Syracuse, N.Y.