Numbers on the States indicate the number of friars of the Assumption Province living in that State.
Additionally, there is one friar living in Rome, Italy, one in Mexico, and one in the Philippines.
These statistices are accurate as of August 9th, 2017.
Fr. Ed Tlucek, OFM, from Philadelphia, PA is both the Personal Secretary to the Provincial Ministry and Corporation Secretary. Over his career he has held positions such as Director of Religious Education, Director of Novices and Postulants, as well as an Associate Pastor. He most recently was the Pastor of Holy Name Parish in Cedar Lake, IN.
Ed has also been a large presence on the Provincial Staff for nearly a decade. He currently serves as Provincial Definitor, a title he also held from 2008-15. He also served as Vicar Provincial from 2015-2017.
Pretty much anything according to St. Francis -- making sure the spirit of prayer is not extinguished.
To this end, the members of the Assumption Province are doing ministry (working) in parishes, schools, hospital and sisters chaplaincies, construction, web designer, and soup kitchens. Historically they have ventured into many exciting areas of work.
It is an historical charactertistic of the Franciscan Order that the friars are with the people. This presence can occur on many levels. It is limited only by the imagination of the friar and the current administration.