On Sunday, September 15, we received word that Friar Giles Barreda, O.F.M., a member of the fraternity at St. Christopher Friary, passed to his eternal reward at Marian Manor Nursing Home in South Boston. Friar Giles was 86 years old. He was born in Cambridge, MA, and had an extensive ministry as a friar and a priest. After his ordination in 1961, Friar Giles spent many years as a missionary, twenty-one years in our own Central American missions, and a few years in Galapagos, Ecuador and in South America, as well as Africa and Japan. Upon returning to the states, Friar Giles spent some time ministering in our own provincial parishes.
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Friars Daniel Cavalieri, Carl Green, and John (Jack) Sidoti, OFM, Professed their First Vows in the Order of Friars Minor, Province of the Immaculate Conception at a Solemn Concelebrated Mass at 5:00 PM at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Sullivan Street, New York City.