Jubilee Celebrations

  • July 17th 2018

Third Order Regular Franciscans

jubilee13During the week of July 16, 2018, 95 Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus gathered at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania for their annual Summer Gathering.  During the week two major events were celebrated.  The anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordinations as well as the Solemn Profession of Brother Marius Strom and Brother David Dodd.

The Anniversary Celebration took place during a Eucharistic Liturgy in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  The Very Rev. Richard L. Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial, presided at the Eucharistic Liturgy.  Father Joseph Connolly, T.O.R. who was celebrating his 50th  Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood was the homilist.  A reception and dinner followed the Liturgy at the J.F.K. Center on the campus of Saint Francis University.

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The following friars were honored during the celebration:

60th Anniversary of Religious Profession

Brother Paul McMullen, T.O.R.

60th Anniversary of Ordination

Father Ivan Lebar, T.O.R.

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession

Father James Gigliotti, T.O.R.
Brother Shamus McGrenra, T.O.R.
Father Salvator Stefula, T.O.R.
Father Terence Henry, T.O.R.
Brother Damien Koehler, T.O.R.

50th Anniversary of Ordination

Father Joseph Connolly, T.O.R.
Father David Kraeger, T.O.R.

25th Anniversary of Ordination

Father Augustine Belinda, T.O.R.