May 10, 2014
The Franciscans gathered in Buffalo for a gathering called a “chapter” which reviews the past 4 years, elects leaders and sets priorities for the future.
The Chapter was presided at by Friar Marco Tasca, the Minister General of the Order and together with the friars elected the following to leadership:
Friar James McCurry as Minister Provincial
Friar Brad Milunski, as Vicar Provincial
Friar Richard Jacob Forcier as Secretary
The leadership of the friars also includes a Defintiory which is a group of friars which act as a “council” for advising the Minister Provincial and also at times as a “college” which means they together with the Minister exercise authority.
Friar Anthony Kall, as Definitor
Friar Jude Surowiec, as Definitor
Friar James Moore, as Definitor
Friar Donal Grzymski, as Defintor
Friar Michael Heine, as Definitor
With these elections FrancisCorps is well represented at the leadership of the community. Congratulations to the elected friars and a promise of prayer from all of our volunteers, alums and friends.