Vocation Department Staff

The Vocation Department's main function is to recruit men who show an interest in the Capuchin Franciscan way of life and who would be appropriate candidates.  Many factors are taken into consideration including their faith journey, prayer life, academic achievements, life experience and outreach to the marginalized of society.  There is a Capuchin Franciscan friar in each friary whose responsibility it is to welcome area candidates for prayer and meals with the friars.  The Coordinator of Vocation Ministries for the Province of St. Mary oversees the various programs in place, such as the 4 to 5 'Come and See' discernment weekends offered each academic year as well as the creation of initiatives for the continual enhancement of our vocation outreach.  He is supported by a very dedicated office staff and interested friars.


“Greater results are obtained where there are brothers specifically assigned for promoting and coordinating vocations”
                                                                                 Capuchin Constitutions 16:2

 
Brother Tim Jones, O.F.M., Cap.
Director of Vocation Ministry
St. Joseph Friary, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY  12561

Phone:  845-642-1025
Email: brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.com

 



Ann Grindley, Office Manager
Capuchin Franciscan Vocation Office
Sacred Heart Friary, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY   10703-2226

McAuley Hall
Phone: 914-965-0956
Fax: 914-965-0198

Email: ann@franciscanvocation.org
 

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