Provincial Administration

provadminpicOur administrative offices, headed by the Very Rev. Kevin Mullen, OFM, Provincial Minister, are located in the heart of New York City, on the second floor of St. Francis Friary.

The Provincial Administration is responsible for the various facets of caring for Holy Name Province’s more than 300 members, orchestration of our many ministries, and maintaining our relationships with the dioceses in which we live and work as well as with the headquarters of the worldwide Order of Friars Minor in Rome.

Holy Name Provincial Office
129 W. 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265
Fax: (646) 201-9620 / Fax: (800) 420-1078

Provincal-Council-2014Provincial Council — the governing body of the Province

Current Members: front row: William Beaudin, Councilor; Lawrence Hayes, OFM, Provincial Vicar; Joseph Nangle, Councilor; Brian Belanger, Councilor; rear: Michael Harlan, Provincial Secretary; Frederick Dilger, Councilor; Kevin Mullen, Provincial Minister; David Convertino, Councilor; Robert Frazzetta, Councilor

Office of Communications


Jocelyn Thomas

Communicating information to the members of the Province, its partners-in-ministry, and the public at large is the mission of the Communications Office.

By using electronic publishing methods as well as traditional print publications, the office keeps its constituents up-to-date on news of the Province’s ministries and people. HNP Today is read by both friars and the public.

In addition, the Communications Office serves as the Province’s contact point with external media.

Communications Office – Holy Name Province
129 West 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY  10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265 ext. 321
Fax: (888) 741-1045

Office of Development


David Convertino, OFM

As a “mendicant order” without resources of their own, Franciscans have relied from the beginning on generous men and women whom St. Francis called “spiritual friends” to support their work.

Today, in Holy Name Province, the task of reaching out to people who wish to help serve others is the focus of the Development Office.

The Development Office staff reaches its constituents through a variety of digital media, print publications and live events. Its website offers information and accepts donations.

Development Office – Holy Name Province
144 West 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001-3202
Tel: (212) 564-8799
Toll free: (888) 372-6478
Fax:  (646) 651-4557

Office of Vocations


Basil Valente, OFM

The Franciscan Vocation Ministry supports men who feel they may be called to live in fraternity as a Franciscan friar.

The Ministry provides information about the Order, as well as our admissions process and the initial formation program. It also provides on-going assistance with discernment to religious life, including hosting “Come and See” weekends for interested men, as well as Discernment Weekends for those who wish to explore our life during a retreat experience.

Francsican Vocation Ministry – Holy Name Province
129 West 31st St., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-3403
Tel: (646) 473-0265 / (800) 677-7788
Fax:  (800) 793-7649