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Record #: R2022-607   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Friar Jozo Grbes on position as Provincial Minister of Franciscans of Herzegovina
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2022-607.pdf


WHEREAS, Friar Jozo Grbes has been elected as the new Provincial Minister of the Franciscans of Herzegovina; and


WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his new position by. Alderman Edward M. Burke; and


WHEREAS, In 1966 Friar Jozo was born in Rama, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and


WHEREAS, In 1986, lie entered the Franciscan Order in Humac, belonging tothis Province; and


WHEREAS, Friar Jozo studied theology in Sarajevo, Canterbury and London and graduated in 1992; and


WHEREAS, After London, he went to the Croatian Franciscan Custody of the Holy Family for the USA and Canada; and


WHEREAS, Friar Jozo was ordained a priest in 1993 at the Croatian Parish of St. Cyril and Methodius, in New York, where he began his pastoral work; and


WHEREAS, In 1996, he moved to Sf. Jerome Parish in Chicago, where he was the pastor for 13 years; and


WHEREAS, In 2012, Friar Jozo was elected Custodian, the Superior of the Croatian Franciscans in the US and Canada, where he performed numerous services as Parochial Vicar, Parish Priest, Custodial Counselor, Guardian, Director of the: CroationEthnic Institute and Formator of Seminarians; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this twenty-second day of June, 2022, .do hereby congratulate Friar Jozo Grbes for his service, dedication, and bravery as the newly .elected Provincial Minister of the Franciscans of Herzegovina; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be presented to Friar Jozo Grbes along with congratulations and best wishes ofthe City of Chicago, and be it further resolved, that June 2,2022be declared Friar Jozo Grbes. Day throughout the City of Chicago.