Join us for THEOLOGY ON TAP: MASS 101

Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 PM
(The talk will begin around 7:00 PM)

The Australian
20 West 38th Street
Between 5th & 6th Avenues

Speaker: Fr. Santo Cricchio, OFM Conv.

What actually happens at Mass? Why do we go? What do we get out of it? What keeps us coming back?

Join the Young Adult Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi for a lively discussion of Mass:101

We’ll kick things off with our speaker, Friar Santo and break out into small groups to discuss, meet new people, and enjoy some yummy food and drinks.


About Fr. Santo:

Friar Santo entered the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor Conventual) in Ellicott City, Maryland in1984.

He completed his theological and pastoral at the Washington Theological Union and received a Masters of Theology.  On October 12. 1991 he was ordained a friar-priest in Baltimore, Maryland.

From 1991 to 1996 he served as an associate pastor of Most Holy Trinity Church, a Latino parish in Brooklyn, NY.  From 1996 to 2001 as associate pastor of St. Clement Mary Parish in Baltimore, Maryland.  In the summer of 2001 through the spring of 2005 he served as one of five associate campus ministers at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

In the summer of 2000 Friar Santo became a Reserve Chaplain for the United States Navy.  As a Navy Chaplain he has served the men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. He was deployed in service to Operation Enduring Freedom in Dijibuiti for a year.  Upon completing his deployment Friar Santo returned to Brooklyn as Pastor, and together with a great pastoral team merged two parishes into the combined identity of Most Holy Trinity-St. Mary, a trilingual parish. After eight years of ministry in Brooklyn he was transferred to the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia where he continued to ministered to the Latino community until the summer of 2017.

Currently he is using his Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to earn a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Fordham University.  As of 2018, Friar Santo will have completed thirty-three years of religious profession as a Franciscan Friar, twenty-six of which as a friar-priest and sixteen as a Navy Reserve Chaplain.


This is a Young Adult Ministry Event. It is open to all NYC young adults in their 20′s and 30′s!