Friar Raphael spends most of his spare time in prayer. Robert was born in Chicago, IL, and completed his college at St. Mary’s University in MD prior to entering the Franciscans. Send. In the interior, artist Theodore Velin, originally from Bulgaria, has painted a beautiful fresco on the chapel’s impressive domed ceiling and also created four religious mosaics for the chapel. Before entering the friars, Jerry lived at and served in a Reservation in New Mexico, and has been a Manager of Movie Theaters. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy and the Conventual Franciscan Friars and it has grown from a small, single-stream school to a state of the art agile learning environment with an enrolment of almost 500 students. Friar Angel Garcia is originally from El Salvador, CA (Central America, not California - smile) but later moved to Los Angeles, CA. Friar Chris Garcia was born and raised in Dana Point, CA. His greatest joy as a friar has been serving the friars as Minister Provincial, and especially working one to one with them as Pastor. Friar Paul is currently studying Theology at Centrum Dominicanum Studiorum in Saigon, and hopes to be Ordained and work in the education apostolate, formation and the Franciscan Youth Movement. His most meaningful ministry so far has been helping children to know and believe in God by teaching them in parish religion classes. As a friar, he completed his BA degree in Philosophy with a minor in Education at University of Dayton Ohio, and Theology at Assumption Seminary in Chaska Minnesota. PARRAMATTA, Australia (ChurchMilitant.com) - Two Franciscan friars, including a distinguished bioethicist and moral theologian, have been censured for criticizing a … Friar Raphael was a Gourmet Chef for many years in the Restaurants of San Francisco. Masseo stresses devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which reflects his own deep devotion to Our Lady and his commitment to the spiritual models of St. Maximilian Kolbe. The fresco on the dome features the Virgin Mary and St Maximilian Kolbe, who established the Marian apostolate the 'Militia Immaculata' or Knights of the Immaculate; he is also a patron saint of the Pro-Life movement. Friar Joseph Martin is currently studying Pre-Theology at the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio Texas, and hopes to continue studies at the Oblate School of Theology to be ordained a priest. He enjoys volleyball soccer and reading in Vietnamese and English. Australian Friars Hold Assembly in Kellyville, NSW From the 27th - 29th September, all the Conventual Franciscan Friars from each of our national locations came together in Kellyville, NSW... Friar Jerome M. renews his Simple Vows Carlos served as the Vocation Director for the Central American Custody. He is currently studying philosophy at the Catholic University of America, completing a Ph. He believes that focus on the Sacred Liturgy motivates virtuous living. Below the Chapel is located the 'Our Lady of Guadalupe Room' which is used for retreats, meetings and the occasional function. Friar Joseph was born in Xuân Trường in Nam Định Province, and entered the friars at age 19. search. Friar Joseph was born in Hà Tĩnh, and prior to joining the friars, received his Bacherlor of Arts degree in English, and worked as a tutor, and was in the formation program for the Diocese of Nha. furthering his study of English as Second language, before he entered the Friars. As a friar, he completed his BA in English and Philosophy from Holy Names University in Oakland. Friar Joseph hopes to serve abroad and work with leprosy patients. He completed a BA in Philosophy, with a minor in History, before completing his MDiv. Friar Vincent was born in Thái Bình (North – Red River Delta), had studied Management, Interpretation and English, worked as a sales manager and supervisor, and had spent time in formation with the Redemptorists before joining the Friars. Friar John was born in Buôn Ho in Dak Lak Province (Central Highlands), and had completed his studies and was working as a motorcycle mechanic before entering the order. Legend . He continues his studies in Theology as a Friar at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon, has served in parish ministry, and enjoys music and soccer. His most memorable ministries were; founding and managing the Sister Thea Bowman Food Pantry, the After School Sports and Arts Academy, and community organizing for homeless housing, and anti-violence especially through street vigils. He served two Ministers Provincial as their secretary, served as second term as vocation director for the province, and up to the present, serves as the Vicar of Holy Family Friary, in Castro Valley, CA. He was inspired to join the Conventual Friars by getting to know the community through his spiritual director. Falling under they Hills Shire the area is one of the largest growth areas of the Hills District region. Ordained to the presbyterate in Hermosa Beach, he served as pastor of St. Thomas Church in Riverside for 9 years before being assigned to the Collegium Paenitentaria Apostolica at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City – a ministry of the Franciscans. Friar John grew up in the Central Coast area of California, graduated from Cal Poly, and was working in his family business when he entered the friars. Paul studied theology at Loyola University in Chicago, Toronto School of Theology, and at the Seraphicum in Rome, Italy. He met the friars during his junior year at Saint Mary’s College of CA and entered the Friars after he graduated with a BA in Theology and Religious Studies, and while volunteering with his home parish, St Edward the Confessor, in youth ministry. T: 02 4276 3562 . He served in the general administration of our Order in Rome and Assisi and then as Rector of the Cathedral in Reno, NV and at the National Shrine of St. Francis in San Francisco, taught Seminary and worked in Formation in Canterbury, England and then as Pastoral Associate at St. Lawrence Martyr in Redondo Beach, CA. When the opportunity arises, he enjoys playing music, working with the poor, and hunting mushrooms. He was assigned to teach High School at Bishop Montgomery in Torrance CA, where he led a group of friars to found a new Custody in 1978, which became the St. Joseph of Cupertino Province in 1981. Friar Michael joined the friars after college and has served at our friary in Arroyo Grande, at the Mission of San Antonio de Pala, and at our Holy Family Friary in Castro Valley, CA. During that period, he helped to establish missionary presences in Mexico, serving the indigenous peoples, the Province assumed the care of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, at San Francisco, CA, received the care of the Parish of St. Paul of the Shipwreck. Thu Oct 29, 2020 - … He enjoys working on computers, graphic design, reading in English, playing soccer and ping pong, and hopes to continue to serve the poor and lepers. In 2010, he began, El Padrecito Ministries which reaches out to urban youth, and to those involved in gangs, and to bring them back to the Sacraments. Australia. He served at St. Paul of the Shipwreck friary in San Francisco where he served as a food pantry manager, social outreach director and friary cook. It is good and it is a nice to be a Friar, to grow and to share with others what God though his grace entrusted to me. During Postulancy in Chicago he was volunteering at the Little Sister of the Poor, St. Thomas Canterbury soup kitchen, Inspiration Cafe in Broadway, Solidarity Bridge and St. Stanislaus Kostka soup kitchen. Located on the grounds of the Conventual Franciscan Friary of Mount Saint Francis, Kellville, NSW, The Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents and Garden of the Immaculate stand to promote a culture of life in the midst of a 'throw away' society. He is currently completing his Theology studies at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon. Friar Israel spent his early years growing up in San Francisco and the Central Valley of California. He firmly holds that the intellectual tradition of the Order is necessary to the formation of the friars, and remains adamant about his own continued intellectual and spiritual growth. He is also the Spiritual Director of Cursillos, Spanish Marriage Encounter, the Secular Franciscan Order, and as Chaplain to the “Hermanos de la Luz” – “the Penitentes” of New Mexico. Prior to entering the friars, he worked on the Parish staff at his Church. Prior to joining the friars George worked for Bank of America for over thirty years. Ministry has taught Friar Joseph Martin to change his own lifestyle, attitude, and point of view about the material world. Friar Anthony grew up in Detroit, MI, and has known the Order for his entire life. He was working as a hospital nurse for almost six years when he came to the friars. Friar Stephen has served in various ministries throughout his life, including teaching, formation, parochial ministry, as well as mission work to Native Americans, and has served as a bi-ritual priest to the Ruthenian Eparchy of Phoenix. Friar Francisco is gifted in the restoration of religious statues, and has traveled to Mexico and Spain, learning this craft, and the culture. Returning to the US, he is currently serving as the Chancellor, Judicial Vicar, and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Oakland – while continuing to minister to the Deaf community in the Diocese and assisting various parishes, especially in the Extraordinary (Latin) Form of the sacraments. The Franciscan superior's response to a sermon and social media comments by the two friars appears to be completely disproportionate. Friar John enjoys design, event decoration, dance, travel, badminton, and swimming. Friar Anthony’s first assignment was in parochial ministry at St. George’s Parish, in Stockton, CA. After retiring From Cal Poly, Friar Victor became the Rector of the National Shrine of St. Francis in San Francisco, CA, before his current assignment as Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in Pismo Beach, CA. Friar Peter got to know the Friars when he was going to High School at Bishop Montgomery in Torrance CA, when the friars taught there. Since his ordination, Friar Peter has served as Pastoral Associate in St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, NV, and has served as Chaplin at Little Company of Mary Hospital since 1999. Friar Stephen helps coordinate the food distribution to the sick in the local hospital, and enjoys playing guitar, organ, and playing soccer and tennis. Friar Joseph has recently completed his Theology studies at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon, and has served in parish catechesis and visiting the sick at a local hospital. Fr. He completed his academic preparation for priesthood, at Holy Names College and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. St. Joseph of Cupertino Province Serving the Western United States. He has also enjoyed ministering to the poor and outcast in his many ministries including at St. Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco, California, where he managed the Sister Thea Bowman Food Pantry, and currently where he works with migrant workers, and with assists Friar Andres Amador at the Coalinga State Hospital. During the Novitiate in Indiana he volunteered at the Hospice Care and the Sister of perpetual Adoration. Friar Peter was born in Dong Nai Province of South Vietnam, and was a waiter and English teacher and entered the friars after completing his BA in English. [M] http://www.franciscans.org.au/ He served as Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, NV, and as our Vocation Director, before his current assignment. USA OFM Provinces. Along with his various duties, Br. Friar Stephen Gross was born in Chicago, IL. Friar James has found his over ten years as Novice Master to be his most fulfilling and rewarding ministry, especially in that it combined his love for teaching and contributed to the further development and growth of the Order. Australia. For more information about Mass times, Confession, and devotions, please contact: or click here to see previous Newsletters. As a friar, John has served as bookkeeper at our Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach, and St. Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco. Friar Michael was born in Phan Rang in Ninh Thuận Province, and had completed training in Vocational Tourism and was working in hotel management when he entered the friars. Friar Allen then served the Hispanic community at St. Ida’s Parish in Chicago, IL, before returning to CA, where he has served teaching in high schools, serving as an interim principal, later serving as a candidate director, post-novitiate director, until he was named the pastor of St. Paul’s Parish at San Pablo, CA. As a Friar, George worked for St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, where he began as a chaplain, and eventually became an executive vice President and Mission Director. The Friars hope that the gardens and chapel will be something that the whole community can enjoy. St. Francis of Assisi Friary, Warrawong. Friar James’ service to the Order and Province has principally been in education and formation apostolates. He likewise values his ministry to the Secular Franciscans. Friar Peter was born in Saigon and is serving as the Vocations Promoter. John Allen Fleming was born at St. Louis, MO, and prior to joining the friars, completed degrees in Social work and Business Admin., and worked as a police officer, a chemical dependency counselor, and an accountant. While in formation, Friar Mark earned a B.A. Friar Joseph was born in Saigon, and had completed a Bachelor degree in Nuclear Physics and Information Technology and was serving as a college instructor when he entered the friars. Friar Joseph was born in Viet Tri in Phu Tho Province (North), had completed training as an auto mechanic, had worked Road Crew manual labor, and was an Aspirant with the Dominicans before entering the Friars. Friar Anthony received his Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon, and is currently serving as a Transitional Deacon. Friar Joseph was born in Dak Lak (Central Highlands), had completed studies in English and Business Administration, and had worked in business management and sales, and was in formation with the Jesuits, before entering the friars. Today, Franciscan missionaries labor all over the globe - in Japan, China, the Pacific Islands, Africa, South and Central America, in what was the USSR, and even in our own southwestern United States - any place where people may be brought to the knowledge and love of Jesus. Much of his service has been in formation, but he served twice as Custos of the Central American Custody. They were given care of Our Lady of the Rosary Kellyville, when it was declared a parish on 8 March 1970 with Rev Leonard Testa as the first Parish Priest. Brother Mark Folger was born in San Jose, CA, and at age 20, he moved out of the Bay Area to study theater in New York City. Our Lady of the Rosary (OLOR) Parish in Kellyville is a calming oasis among the chaos of everyday life. The Franciscan Order’s General Curia, in Rome. Capuchin Mission Office. Donations came from people all over Australia who learnt of the project through the Franciscan order’s newsletter, 'The Little Troubadour'. The school is nestled amongst the trees in a rapidly growing residential area and draws students from the area of Kellyville. Friar Raphael is humbly known as the “World’s Greatest Cook”, who enjoys, and is quite talented, in creating his “World Famous” dishes for both our common meals, but especially our public events. He enjoys reading, chess, swimming, soccer, volleyball, ping pong, badminton, and fishing. Anyone wishing to use this space may contact the friars. Since his time in Rome, Fr. He began Theology studies at DeSales School of Theology, and Oblate College in Washington D.C., and taught high school at Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore, before coming to the St. Joseph of Cupertino Province, where he received his MDiv from St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. Friar George has also served as Treasurer of the Province for more than twenty years. Frair Joseph as served in parochial ministry, and enjoys music, travel, soccer, ping pong and swimming. Since Ordination he has served as Parochial Vicar at St. Paul Parish in San Pablo CA and in Formation in our Vietnam Mission. At first it was only a grotto with a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which the friars obtained from a congregation of sisters in Sydney. It is equiped with kitchenette, television and audio, tables, seating, and access to the bathroom facilities. Friar Allen completed a BA in Humanities, at Loyola Chicago, and his studies for the priesthood at the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College. Friar Tammylee worked in the Electronics Industry in Irvine, CA for seven years before entering the Friars. He has ministered as a teacher, at middle school thru college, in parish youth ministry, and in high school and University campus ministry. Some of his assignments include St. Hedwig, Detroit; Bishop Montgomery, Torrance; Central Catholic, Modesto; and St. Bernard, Playa Del Rey. Friar Chris has traveled with Gregorian Chant Scholas singing in England, Spain and Italy, and he enjoys listening to music; from Classic Rock to Renaissance Polyphonic Music. Friar Dominic was born in Thủ Đức in metro-Saigon (South), and had studied Music at the Franciscan Academy of Music in Saigon, and had been in the Aspirant program with the OFM friars, before coming to us. Locations. He entered the novitiate at Lake Forest, IL after graduating from High School. Friar James is a convert to Catholicism from Buddhism while in the refugee camp in Pulau Galang, Indonesioa. After his ordination, Fr. This web site is available in English, Italian and Spanish, and offers up-to-date information on activities of the Friars Minor around the world. Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on the 7th June, 2013. Fr. FRANCISCAN CHAPEL & SHRINE. The Shrine of the Holy Innocents & Garden of the Immaculate are an apostolate of the Conventual Franciscan Friars. He is currently studying Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon, enjoys playing the guitar, saxophone, and flute, and playing soccer, ping pong and volleyball. (Some text taken or adapted from an article in Catholic Outlook. Fr. Friar Carlos Morales Rojas was born at Alajuela, Costa Rica. The official title of our branch of the Franciscan Order is Friars Minor Conventual. After Novitiate, he has received his completed his Theology training at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon and is serving as a Transitional Deacon. Friar James has been inspired by the example of the Friars whom he has lived with over the years, by their witness to Christ and by their expression of simplicity, meekness, kindness, fraternity, and joy of being Franciscan Friars. Francis was the son of an affluent merchant, born in the Italian town of Assisi. He hopes to serve the Church and the military personnel of our country, as a military chaplain. He has served as Parochial Vicar and Pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hermosa Beach, CA taught at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA, has served the province as our Novice Director, Director of Postulants and Theologians, has served as a Chaplain at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA, as Pastor of St. Paul Church in San Pablo, among other ministries. 751 likes. We are also known as Greyfriars in Britain, the Commonwealth, and Ireland, Cordeliers (cord bearers) in French-speaking countries, Minoriten (minors) in countries where German is spoken, or simply as Franciscans in most other parts of the world. He received his Theology training at Franciscan Institute of Thủ Đức, and has ministered in Parishes as a catechist. Friar Peter entered the friars after high school. Paul enjoys to continue his study of Theology, is well read, and a Spiritual Director. He entered the Friars at Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in 1983. Friar Allen Anthony Ramirez was born at Los Angeles, CA, and entered the friars after graduating from Bishop Montgomery High School where the friars ministered. As a friar, he completed his MDiv at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley and was ordained to the priesthood. A monthly 'Mass for Life' is held on the last Saturday of each month at 11am. Friar Joseph has also served as a parish catechist. He also seeks to mentor others in these areas, especially those who may have come across hard times and are trying to rebuild their lives, employing them and teaching them his skills as they together maintain and care for our properties. Friar Lazaro got to know the Friars while he was a parishioner of St. Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco when the Friars were serving there. He now has taken up residence at St. Paul’s Parish, Pismo Beach, CA. Friar Joseph was born in Xuan Duong in Nam Dinh Province, entered the friars at age 19, and is studying Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon. He moved to Lakewood, CA. Friar Peter has served in Parish catechesis, teaching disabled children, and enjoys reading in theology and liturgy, playing chess, soccer and ping pong. The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Conventual Franciscans) moved to Kellyville in 1968 and purchased a house and land on Windsor Road in order to establish itself within the Archdiocese of Sydney as it was then. Friar Patrick grew up in Los Angeles, CA. www.ofm.org. Friar James Reiter grew up in Chicago, IL and entered the friars after high school. The Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents, Kellyville, New South Wales. James talents include sewing and decorating, and has generously used these gifts to decorate our Churches and Friaries. After ordination, he served in parish ministry and taught high school, but in his heart and mind, he felt called to minister to those among whom he grew up with. Friar Francisco came to the Order at the age of twenty-two, out of college, where he’d been involved in a campus ministry that provided an exceptionally rich experience of Catholic spirituality and tradition. He moved to Chicago to attend college, while also volunteering in the juvenile detention center with Kolbe House, youth ministry in one of the parishes in the neighborhood of Pilsen, and then entered the Friars after graduating from College. Fr. He was living in Orange County, CA and Received his BS degree in Nutrition from California State University, Long Beach, before he entered the Friars. Friar Paul distributes food the the sick at Thủ Đức Hospital, and enjoys music, choral conducting, and soccer. While a deacon he served at St. Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco, and since ordination has served as a Pastoral Associate at St. Paul Church in San Pablo, CA and as a formation director and Delegate to our Mission in Vietnam. He earned a BA in Theology at Loyola Chicago. This has resulted in formation of musical ventures such as Foundnation. He enjoys reading, soccer, ping pong, swimming, and hopes to serve in Canon Law, parish ministry, youth ministry, and in service to the lepers. He was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas friary in Reno where he founded a food pantry and taught Drama and Spanish at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School for three years. His hobbies include genealogy and singing the Sacred Liturgy. Address: 96 Catherine Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040. Since joining the Franciscans, Friar Joseph has completed his Theology at Franciscan Institute of Thủ Đức, and has served disabled children as a cook. 15 Oxlade Street, Warrawong. He is truly a "Jack of All Trades". Your prayer requests will be placed on the altar for remembrance at Mass. He became our first Provincial, and lead us through our first ten years as a Province. (Some text taken or adapted from an article in Catholic Outlook, CLICK HERE to read full article). Friar Thomas has ministered as a Parish priest at All Saints Church in Hayward, St. Paul the Apostle in Pismo Beach, CA, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Bch, CA, and St. John Neumann Parish in Egan, Minnesota, where he also did retreat ministry at Prior Lake Retreat Center. He completed a BA in Business from CSU Los Angeles, and later completed his MBA from the same institution. In addition, all-night adoration takes place immediately after a 7.00pm Mass and Kolbe novena the night before. He hopes to serve the order as a Spiritual Director and Seminary Professor. He enjoyed attending the World Youth Day in Poland, and has served in food distribution to the poor, parish catechesis, marriage preparation, and as a cook. He enjoys music, travel, soccer and ping pong. degree in Performing Arts at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. Living in the Conventual Franciscan religious community, provides a chance to seek and give support to others who share the same belief. As a friar, he has served in American Martyrs’ Parish in Manhattan Beach, CA and at the Cathedral of St. Thomas Aquinas in Reno, NV. Weekday Mass (Monday to Friday) 6.45am with Reconciliation available after Mass. He studied for the priesthood at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley, CA) and St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. He enjoys music, playing trumpet, chess, soccer, ping pong, badminton, and swimming. Beside Haitian Creole, Roberson speaks French and Spanish fluently and is leaning English. Friar Luke studied Theology at St. Patrick Seminary, after his novitiate year. His icons of St Clare and St Francis flank the entrance to the shrine. He enjoys travel, Mexican culture, people, and is an avid Raider fan. Friar Bruce has served the friars as a prison and hospital chaplain, as a parish priest, as a math and religion high school teacher, and as a retreat director. As a friar, he completed his BA in History at California State University in Hayward CA, and his Theological studies at the Seraphicum in Rome. Friar Vincent hopes to found Catholic Schools and be an Evangelizer. Friar Tom grew up in Minnesota, and entered the friars after completing studies at the University of Minnesota in Geography. Franciscan Friars of Western Canada (87) Fraternity (31) History (58) Minority (3) Missions abroad (6) Missions in Canada (4) News (137) Prayers (5) Testimonials (17) __Archives (87) Authors . He served as pastor until his election as the second Minister Provincial and served in that capacity from 1991, until 2001. Friar Paul was born in Nghệ An Province (Central), and had received a Bachelor in Humanities and professional training in Teaching and Choral Conducting, and had spent time in the OFM formation Program. Friar Chris joined the friars while working professionally as an actor, and being inspired by Friars in his home parish St. Paul in San Pablo. It was as a pastor that he learned to love administering the sacraments, preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry. Fr. Friar Dominic was born in Dong Nai, had completed his BA in Foreign Languages, and was working in business before entering the friars. Friar Joseph is currently studying Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon. Since ordination to the priesthood, he as ministered as a parish priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Hermosa Beach, as a Social Worker with Catholic Charities in Moreno Valley, as Pastor of St. Paul of the Shipwreck parish in San Francisco, as priest and social worker in Sucre, Bolivia, to assist the Friars there to establish “La Casa de San Antonio”, a multiservice center for street children and elderly of migrant workers there, as our Province Vietnam Mission Promoter, and is currently our Minister Provincial. At the end of his tenure as Minister Provincial, Fr. He is grateful that his Conventual Franciscan vocation has allowed such a variety of meaningful experiences. READ MORE + Submit Your Prayer Request. Friar Michael has served distributing food to the patients in the local hospital, and enjoys music, are, soccer, ping pong and badminton. John has a great love of classic cinema, especially films such as Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Chinatown. 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