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  • John Baldino, OFS, MALS

New Candidate Welcomed in Rite of Admission


Laflin, Pa. - On the sunny afternoon of Sunday, January 15, the St. Joseph Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order welcomed David Ciccarelli into the candidacy phase of formation. In the chapel at St. Joseph's Oblates in Laflin, members of the fraternity celebrated the rite of admission, which formally acknowledged David's entry into the next step on his journey to become a Secular Franciscan. David resides in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Please join the fraternity in praying for David as he continues his formation and discernment.



St. Joseph's Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order is the primary Franciscan presence in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Diocese of Scranton.

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