MAY 14-17, 20187:00 PM Mass every evening with an extended homily and reflection by Fr. Stan
Monday, May 14: TruthTuesday, May 15: LoveWednesday, May 16: FireThursday, May 17: Communion
GETTING TO KNOW FR. STAN FORTUNAFr. Stan Fortuna C.F.R. is a Roman Catholic priest and one of the eight founding members of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (established in 1987 in the Archdiocese of New York under John Cardinal O'Connor). Prior to his conversion, Fr. Stan was a professional jazz musician who studied with the legendary Lennie Tristano and has played in some of the most prestigious venues in jazz such as Birdland, Lincoln Center and Town Hall. With Peter Prisco and Peter Scattaretico, he formed the jazz trio Scola Tristano.
Fr. Stan worked in Spanish Harlem during his formation years and discovered the improvisational nature of ‘rap’. With the encouragement of his community, he developed an affinity for this artform using it and other musical genres to reach out to the less fortunate and beyond.
Fr. Stan has since released over twenty (20) CD’s in various genres as well as DVDs and books through Francesco Productions, his registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (www.francescoproductions.com). He travels internationally to preach and give concerts with proceeds going towards his and the CFRs work with the poor. A feature documentary has been produced on his life and work entitled “Sent” which was released in 2016.