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from Fall 2019 Edition

Celebrating our Jubilarians

Celebrating our Jubilarians
On July 22, 2019, the Our Lady of the Angels Province held its Annual Jubilarian Mass for our friars celebrating Profession and Ordination Anniversaries. We recognized 28 Jubilarians (listed to the right) sharing a combined 1,205 years of ministry. Pictured above, the Companions of St. Anthony’s very own Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier (left) with Fr. Raymond Borkowski, who celebrated his 65th year of Profession.

Profession Jubilarians
80 years
Friar Lucjan Krolikowski, OFM Conv.
70 years
Friar Benedict Fagone, OFM Conv.
65 years
Friar Raymond Borkowski, OFM Conv.
60 years
Friar Joseph Angelini, OFM Conv.
Friar Julian Zambanini, OFM Conv.
50 years
Friar Mark Szanyi, OFM Conv.
Friar Ross Syracuse, OFM Conv.
Friar Dennis Mason, OFM Conv.
40 years
Friar Joseph Benicewicz, OFM Conv.
Friar Russell Governale, OFM Conv.
25 years
Friar Gregory Spuhler, OFM Conv.
Friar Robert Benko, OFM Conv.
Friar Michael Lasky, OFM Conv.
Friar Pedro DeOliveira, OFM Conv.
Friar Vincent Rubino, OFM Conv.
Ordination Jubilarians
65 years
Friar Boniface Reinhart, OFM Conv.
60 years
Friar Augustine Pilatowski, OFM Conv.
50 years
Friar Anthony Francis Spilka, OFM Conv.
Friar Martin Breski, OFM Conv.
Friar Joachim Giermek, OFM Conv.
40 years
Friar Vincent Gluc, OFM Conv.
Friar Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, OFM Conv.
Friar Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Friar Michael Sajda, OFM Conv.
Friar Joseph Dorniak, OFM Conv.
Friar Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv.
Friar Thomas Reist, OFM Conv.
25 years
Friar Michael Lorentsen, OFM Conv.


(Above left) On July 22, 2019, at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD, Friar Raad Eshoo, Friar Joseph Krondon and Friar Antonio Moualeu, professed their Simple Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. (On the right) On July 17, 2019, at St. Bonaventure Friary in Chicago, IL, Friar Christopher M. Fernández, was invested in the Franciscan Friars Conventual habit by Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry.


On April 27, 2019, at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Friar Christopher Dudek and Friar Benedict Abugu were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.


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