Monday, September 23, 2019

Regional Chapter Elects Leaders

Joanne Lockwood, OFS, a member of Holy Family Fraternity in Vernon, NY, has been elected minister of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Region for a three-year term. The election took place Sept. 14 in Syracuse.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Celebrating 160 Years

160th anniversary celebration at Irish Cultural Center
St. Joseph Fraternity celebrated 160 years by honoring individuals for work with the marginalized and by unveiling a saintly welcome sign.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Join Us for 160th Anniversary Bash

Fr. Christopher
Friar Christopher is
the featured speaker.
St. Joseph Fraternity is celebrating its 160th anniversary by honoring three people with the Mother Marianne Cope Award on Sunday, Aug. 18.

The celebration begins with 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church, 702 Columbia St., Utica, NY. The awards dinner follows at 12:30 across the street from the church at the new Irish Cultural Center.

Dinner tickets may be reserved here, or by sending a check to St. Joseph Fraternity of the SFO, c/o Katie Koscinski, 11 Matthews Ave., Utica, New 13502. Tickets are $30 per person (there is a slight surcharge if ordered online).

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Fraternity to Host Discussion with Assemblywoman on May 19

Marianne Buttenschon
Marianne Buttenschon
St. Joseph Fraternity is hosting a discussion of "life issues" with special guest, New York State Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica-119th Dist) on Sunday, May 19. The gathering begins at 2 p.m. in the St. Joseph-St. Patrick Parish Center, Utica, NY.

Assemblywoman Buttenschon voted against the recently enacted legislation that allows abortions in the third trimester. She will provide an update on what is happening in the state legislature regarding life issues.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

April Gathering to Discuss Immigration

Mary Stronach
Mary Stronach, OFS
Katie Koscinski, OFS
The April 14th gathering of St. Joseph Fraternity will feature a discussion on "Immigration and The Wall."
 Formation Director Mary Stronach, OFS, will lead a discussion of Catholic social teaching on the topic, and Vice Minister Katie Kosinski, OFS, will bring out the church's perspective on the pros and cons of the southern border wall.

Monday, January 21, 2019

What's happening in formation?

The fraternity’s Enrichment Program will be held on Wednesday, February 6 at 4:30 p.m. Spiritual Assistant Bill Geary, OFS, and Vice Minister Katie Koscinski, OFS, will offer some thoughts on evangelizing – the perfect segue to helping to make this a more fraternal and evangelical world (Article 14 of the Rule).

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Order Honors Parish Nurse

Kathleen Carsten
The Secular Franciscan Order in the U.S. recently honored a Detroit parish nurse with its "Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation" Award.

At the National Chapter in St. Louis last October, JPIC Chair Carolyn Townes, OFS, introduced the 2018 JPIC Award winner, Kathleen Carsten, OFS, as someone who lives her life with “two feet of love in action.” With one foot, she meets the immediate need; with the second foot, she addresses the issue.