The Investiture Program, a three month formation program preceding the novitiate, recently began at St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, KS.
The fourteen men from seven different provinces will spend the next twelve weeks praying, serving the poor, and getting to know one another in preparation for the Novitiate.
Fr. Edmund Walker of the New Jersey Province is the director of the program and is assisted by Mid-America's Fr. Charles Polifka.
Picture key: Front: Bro. Charles Polifka (Mid-Am.), asst. dir., Steve Tran (Aust.), Ryan Tidball (Mid-Am.), Todd Wieschowski (Calv.), Matthew Chominski (Penn.), and Bro. Edmund Walker (NJ). Center: Michael DiBonaventura (NY-NE), Richard Mattox (NY-NE) , William Mullins (Penn.), and Peter Sloan (NY-NE). Rear: Joseph Meno (Mar.-Haw.), Sean Casie Chitty (Aust.), Richard Owens (Penn.), Craig Glantz (Penn.), Ross Chamberland (NY-NE), and Salvatore Cordaro (NY-NE).