Franciscan Friars Ordained

  • June 10th 2017

Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Father James Puglis, TOR and Father Jason Wooleyhan, TOR, friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, were ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2017.  The Ordination ceremony took place in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Most Rev. Mark Bartchak, bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese was the ordaining bishop.

Father James and Father Jason completed studies in May and obtained a Master of Divinity degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.   Both friars ministered as deacons at Saint Joseph's Church in Herndon, Virginia.  

Father James will begin a new assignment ministering at Saint Joseph's Church in Herndon, Virginia as a parochial vicar.  Father Jason will begin a new assignment ministering at Good Shepherd Catholic Community in Colleyville, Texas.

Bishop Mark's Homily

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