Franciscan

2016 Remembered

2016 life of SJB Province

BY FR. JEFF SCHEELER, OFM

January
1 Vince Delorenzo and Alex Kratz visit Pakistan
12 Hilarion Kistner retires from Franciscan Media
17 Fred Link leads Concert for Consecrated Life at Cathedral in Cincinnati
18-22 Council meets in New Orleans
27 Roger Bacon’s Fine Arts Center dedicated
31 Death of Matthew Brozovic

February
10 Page Polk and Larry Zurek go to Rome to become Missionaries of Mercy
12 General Visitator Gerry Evans announced
20 Korean friar Stephen Cho arrives for internship at Franciscan Media

March
1-3 Senior Friar Retreat at St. Clement
3 Judy Jett receives Francis Medal in Jackson, Ky.
4/5 24 Hours for the Lord prayer event at Mt. Airy
7-10 Council meets in Cincinnati
17 John Quigley opens Year of Mercy speaker series at Mt. Airy
30 John Barker receives Doctorate from Boston College

April
6-10 SJB hosts English Speaking Conference in Galveston, Texas
6 Cincinnati area friars march in Reds’ Opening Day Parade
11 Larry Zurek speaks on Year of Mercy at Mt. Airy
18-21 Council meets in Easton, Pa.
24 Pat Riestenberg affiliated to Province and eight receive Francis Medals in Hazard, Ky.
28 Murray Bodo’s new book, Gathering Shards, is published

May
1 Bruno Kremp and Marcel Groth honored by Kolping Society, Cincinnati
2 Former friar Orlando Jacques discovered not to have disappeared
20 Pakistani friars David Masih and Gul Shahzad arrive to participate in APA
22 General Definitor Caoimhin O’Laoide and General Visitor Gerry Evans arrive for APA
26 Chris Meyer missioned to Jamaica
23-27 All Province Assembly at St. Meinrad, Indiana
31 Barb Coyle launches fund-raising book on Jamaica mission: Soon Come

June
1-3 Robert Seay, Don Miller, Luis Aponte Merced, and Richard Goodin in Rome-for Year of Mercy priests’ assembly
3-4 Departure from St. Mary’s, Bloomington, Ill.
6-10 Interprovincial Gathering in Danville, Calif.
10 Roger Lopez, Clifford Hennings ordained priest, Colin King ordained deacon
12-17 Clifty Falls Council meeting
13-16 Interprovincial Gathering in at Siena University in New York
16 Ric Schneider named History Maker for McLean County, Ill.
23-26 Interprovincial Gathering in Albuquerque, N.M.

July
14 Jacques Dalarun gives Brady lecture at St. Bonaventure University on Rediscovered Life
17 Departure from Jackson and Campton, Ky.
25-29 Solemnly Professed Under 10 Years Gathering in Colorado
31 Departure from Hazard, Ky.

August
2 John Boissy makes first profession in Burlington, Wis.
12 Remains of Don Rewers returned and buried in Cincinnati
21 Holy Family, Oldenburg, Ind., celebrates 150 years as Franciscan parish
22-26 Interprovincial Councils meet in Techny, Ill.
26 Four prospectives for SJB join Lateran Program at St. Bonaventure University
27 Student friars from Holy Name Province join program at CTU in Chicago

September
1 Solar panels installed on St. Monica-St. George Church in Cincinnati
4-12 Jeff Scheeler visits Harold Geers in the Philippines
5 Gatherings for Praesidium education and discernment for leadership begin
11-13 Three prospectives attend a Come and See in Detroit
13 St. Francis Seraph Ministries receives $101,500 grant for new Kitchen from Impact 100
19-21 Council meets in Cincinnati
29 Death of Bill "Rocky" Reichel

October
2 Mark Soehner speaks on Year of Mercy at Mt. Airy
3 Friars’ Choir sings for Cincinnati Transitus
6 Pakistani friar Saleem Amir arrives to prepare to join Jamaica Mission
10-14 ESC meets in Montreal, Canada
11 New home for several non-profits, St. Anthony Center, announced in Over-the-Rhine
14-15 40th anniversary of St. Leonard Faith Community, Centerville, Ohio
24-27 Council meets in Southfield, Mich.

November
1 Bonaventure Huber becomes pastor of Ascension Chinese Mission, Houston, Texas
1 Bryant and Bruce Hausfeld move into Caron Vollmer Friary in Cerrillos, N.M.
3 Mass for deceased SJB friars at St. Mary Cemetery, Cincinnati
11-13 Two prospectives attend Come and See in Detroit
13-23 Vince Delorenzo and Jeff Scheeler visit Tim Lamb in Kenya
14 Greg Friedman, Jim Bok and Gerry Evans attend "Visitor School" in Rome

December
12-15 Council meeting in Cincinnati
17 Death of Ed Lammert
20 General Visitor Gerry Evans resigns for health reasons
25 Death of Rock Travnikar

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