2011 Marks the 25th Jubilee of Franciscan Profession of Fr. Mark 

Congratulations Fr. Mark!

The year 2011 marks the 25th jubilee of Fr. Mark’s Franciscan Profession of Vows.  Earlier this summer, the Friars of Holy Name Province held a celebration at St. Francis of Assisi in mid-town Manhattan, their provincial headquarters. 

Along with Fr. Mark’s 25th anniversary, several friars celebrated their 50th anniversaries of profession.  Pictured above, Fr. Mark renews his vows in the presence of the assembled friars and Fr. John O’Connor, O.F.M., Minister Provincial of Holy Name Province.

“Tonight we celebrate the generosity of our brothers,” said Fr. John. “They have worked in a variety of ministries, and they have shared their talent and time in so many ways and so we celebrate our brothers who have shown us that they are not afraid to persevere.”

From an article published in HNP Today, a newsletter of Holy Name Province:

 Fr. Mark has enjoyed responding to each call God had for him, saying that every assignment was the best. “The assignment most satisfying has been the one that I’ve been in,” he said with a smile. He thanks God for each and every opportunity and looks forward to continuing to serve as a friar and a priest for many years to come.  “The next 25 years, I’d do it over again.  No regrets of being part of the Province.  I encourage others to join us.”

The Mark G. Reamer, O.F.M. Endowment Fund for Franciscan Spirituality and Tradition

The Pastoral Council, in commemoration of Fr. Mark’s jubilee, has established an endowment fund for the purpose of strengthening the vision and charism of Francis and Clare of Assisi at our parish. The Mark G. Reamer Endowment will fund educational opportunities for our parishioners and ensure that our Franciscan spirituality will be shared for generations to come.

Gifts to the endowment will create a legacy honoring the spirituality and tradition of our patron.  Please consider how your family can participate.  More details to come…