Immaculate Conception Chapel Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania

Live Streaming Daily Mass

By Lisa Weakland | July 15, 2020

Immaculate Conception Chapel at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Join the Friars at Sacred Heart Friary on the campus of Saint Francis University for Daily and Sunday Mass. Mass Times Monday – Wednesday – Friday – 12 Noon Tuesday – Thursday – 12:25 p.m. Sunday Morning – 10:00 a.m. Click here for live streaming link…

2020 T.O.R. Jubilarians

By Lisa Weakland | June 26, 2020

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession 25th Anniversary Religious Profession & Ordination 50th Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination

Notes from the Sunny South

By Lisa Weakland | November 5, 2019

Well, it wasn’t so sunny in the early part of September when we thought that we would be subject to hurricane winds and rains from Dorian. Fortunately for us it veered to the northeast and, unfortunately and tragically, hit the Bahamas. Fr. Joe’s sister and brother-in-law, who live on the east coast took advantage of…

Vocation Promotion: A Province-Wide Effort

By Lisa Weakland | November 5, 2019

Dear brothers, it is a great joy to serve the Province as the new Director of Vocations. In my conversations with several friars I have heard the question, “What can I do to help?” This is a great question, considering our Constitutions direct us each to promote vocations. Firstly, thank you all for the ways…

Friars Ordained to the Diaconate

By Lisa Weakland | September 14, 2019

Five Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  The Ordination Ceremony took place on the campus of Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, in the Finnegan Field House.  The Most Rev. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, Bishop…

Province Administration Elected

By Lisa Weakland | July 18, 2019

Third Order Regular Franciscans Beginning on Sunday, July 14 and commencing on Friday, July 19, members of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, gathered in Loretto, PA to hold a Chapter of the Whole Province. During this Chapter, the friars discussed various important issues related…

1st Profession of Vows

By Lisa Weakland | May 25, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Brother William Shee, TOR, Brother Kevin Smith, TOR and Brother John Marie Blair, TOR, three friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, made there first profession of vows.  The profession ceremony took place during Mass in the Saint Francis Friary…