Friar Francisco is gifted in the restoration of religious statues, and has traveled to Mexico and Spain, learning this craft, and the culture. 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. Ordo Fratrum Minorum . Friar Joseph hopes to serve abroad and work with leprosy patients. During his postulancy year in Chicago, he ministered with the Little Sisters of the Poor as well as Inspiration Café. While ministering at St. Peter’s, he completed his Doctorate in Canon Law, the first earned doctorate in St. Joseph Cupertino province since its inception. Both during life and after death they are in assurance of special remembrance daily in the Masses, prayers, and good works of the Franciscan fraternity. Friar Angel Garcia is originally from El Salvador, CA (Central America, not California - smile) but later moved to Los Angeles, CA. When the opportunity arises, he enjoys playing music, working with the poor, and hunting mushrooms. Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta, on the 7th June, 2013. Kellyville is a closely-knit but outward-looking community. USA OFM Provinces. The Friars hope that the gardens and chapel will be something that the whole community can enjoy. Divine Mercy Adoration is held every third Sunday of the month between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. He is grateful that his Conventual Franciscan vocation has allowed such a variety of meaningful experiences. © 2017 The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (Australia), 14479715_1222122114496066_1518596947177512625_n, The Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents. He is currently studying Theology at the Centrum Dominicanum Studiorum in Saigon, and hopes to become a Priest. Australia. The concept for the Garden of the Immaculate began in 1993. 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. Friar John was born in Saigon, had attended Vocational College in Melbourne Australia, and was working there in the retail, service, and restaurant industries. Friar George has a great love for sports and was an avid player of tennis and racquetball, and he maintains his interest in tennis to this day, mostly as a fan. degree in Performing Arts at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. in that field, and hopes to continue to higher philosophical studies and to teach as a friar and priest. Since joining the Franciscans, Friar Joseph has completed his Theology at Franciscan Institute of Thủ Đức, and has served disabled children as a cook. He received his Theology training at Franciscan Institute of Thủ Đức, and has ministered in Parishes as a catechist. In all of this, Fr. He enjoys music, playing flute and keyboards, soccer, basketball, ping pong and swimming. 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. Friar Peter entered the friars after high school. The beauty, dignity and solemnity of the Roman Liturgy well celebrated first led him to join the Order and to seek ordination to the priesthood. He received a Bachelor degree in Accounting at California State University in Fullerton. 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. During the Novitiate in Indiana he volunteered at the Hospice Care and the Sister of perpetual Adoration. Friar Joseph is currently studying Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon. Right now in San Antonio, he is helping at St. PJ's (St. Peter and St. Joseph) home for children under the Guidance of Catholic Charities. By 2006 the population was 18,922 showing a population growth of 38% in the area during that time. Friar John enjoys Information technology, chess, ping pong, soccer, and badminton. The Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents, Kellyville, New South Wales. He hopes to serve the order as a Spiritual Director and Seminary Professor. He is currently studying philosophy at the Catholic University of America, completing a Ph. 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 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. Paul took solemn vows in 1973, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1974. He is currently completing his Theology studies at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon. It was as a pastor that he learned to love administering the sacraments, preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry. 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. Open: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Friar Tuan Maximilian Nguyen was born in Vang Tau, Vietnam and entered the Friars after coming to the United States. He entered our St. Anthony Province in Staten Island, NY. Friar James’ service to the Order and Province has principally been in education and formation apostolates. Having an excellent command of English and Vietnamese, Friar Tuan enjoys cinema and plays the flute, and has a great love for the priesthood. After entering the friars, he completed a BA in Chicano Studies, and went on for his theological studies at the Washington Theological Union. He earned a BA in Theology at Loyola Chicago. His ministries have included the care of both our aging friars, and of our facilities. Friar Peter was born in Saigon and is serving as the Vocations Promoter. The official title of our branch of the Franciscan Order is Friars Minor Conventual. He has a great love for reading, and loves to minister to the “passerby.” He likewise believes that the Sacred Liturgy must occupy the principle place in the life of the friar. He lived in South America for many years and is fluent in Spanish. The population of Kellyville in 2001 was 13,668 people. Friar Patrick has ministered simultaneously as a vocation director and teacher at Bishop Montgomery High School, at Torrance, CA. Fr. Weekday Mass (Monday to Friday) 6.45am with Reconciliation available after Mass. 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. The Shrine was officially blessed and opened by the Most Rev. Friar Stephen helps coordinate the food distribution to the sick in the local hospital, and enjoys playing guitar, organ, and playing soccer and tennis. He desires to submit himself to His will, to follow in His footsteps, and to make Him and His love known to others. Thu Oct 29, 2020 - … Friar Francisco grew up in Oakland, CA, and entered the Friars a few years after high school. Legend . Frair Joseph as served in parochial ministry, and enjoys music, travel, soccer, ping pong and swimming. He has served in parish ministry, and hopes to continue his studies in the Franciscan charism and spirituality. furthering his study of English as Second language, before he entered the Friars. 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. He hopes to serve the order as a missionary. During his years of formation, Friar Alfonso was sent to Madrid, Spain to pursue a degree in Religious Studies then he came back to the USA, and received his MDiv at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park. He plays violin and sings bass for the Fresno Master Chorale, and the Coro Piccolo Ensemble. Victoria: Box Hill: Franciscan Friars, Province of the Holy Spirit, Vocations Office, PO Box 79, Box Hill, VIC 3128 AUSTRALIA. 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. Michael shares his considerable skills in all aspects of building and maintenance, from plumbing, to roofing, to electrical, construction, carpentry, auto-mechanics, and much more. You and members of your family, both living and deceased, can be permanently associated with the Franciscan friars by perpetual enrollments in both the Franciscan Missionary Union and in the Franciscan Benefactors’ Association. Friar Joseph was born in Xuân Trường Huyen of Nam Dinh Province (North), and studied Sociology before entering the Friars. He enjoys travel, Mexican culture, people, and is an avid Raider fan. His hobbies include running, biking, basketball, watching sports, hanging out with friends, baking, and photography. 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. 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. He enjoy running, taking a long walk, ridding bike, he loves playing soccer, watching basketball and reading. 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. 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 enjoys reading, chess, swimming, soccer, volleyball, ping pong, badminton, and fishing. Steve asked him if he had considered becoming a friar. Friar Paul distributes food the the sick at Thủ Đức Hospital, and enjoys music, choral conducting, and soccer. In addition to their openness to the world and to the poor, the religious of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) devote their time to common prayer, life with God and stays in hermitages. Prior to entering the friars, he worked on the Parish staff at his Church. Thank you for contacting the Conventual Franciscan Friars. Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit Franciscans of Canada - Franciscains du Canada. The Shrine of the Holy Innocents & Garden of the Immaculate are an apostolate of the Conventual Franciscan Friars. 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. 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. Friar Joseph is currently studying Theology at the Centrum Dominicanum Studiorum in Saigon, and hopes to become ordained and develop and supervise vocational training for poor children, and work at the lepersarium. 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. 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. He has enjoyed working closely with the catechetical community of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles planning and executing liturgies for the regional and diocesan religious education congress. His icons of St Clare and St Francis flank the entrance to the shrine. He hopes to further his studies in English, work as a foreign missionary, and continue to serve the poor. LOCATION: Kellyville, NSW CLIENT: Conventual Franciscans, Australia STATUS: Unbuilt At the request of the Conventual Franciscans designs for a devotional garden with Marian Shrine and chapel were prepared. Friar Peter is currently studying Theology at the Franciscan Institute of Saigon, has served in parish catechesis, distribution of food to the poor and at our leprosarium in Văn Môn. Friar Joseph enjoys soccer, ping pong, badminton, and hopes to be Ordained and work in Hospital Chaplaincy, and continue to serve the elderly and the lepers. Fr. 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. Friar Jerry also has run a soup kitchen and social outreach program in Syracuse New York, has been a fundraiser for the ministries, and is currently ministering at the Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents in Kellyville, Australia. He took great joy in teaching and most especially in his ministry as vocation director. Friar Dominic enjoys playing the guitar and ping pong. Friar Joseph was born in Xuân Trường in Nam Định Province, and entered the friars at age 19. Friar Anthony enjoys working with the poor, and would like to serve with Catholic Charities. As a friar, he completed his studies at St. Anthony on the Hudson Seminary, in Rensalier, NY, and the Pontifical University of St. Bonaventure (The Seraphicum), in Rome, Italy. His pastimes include reading, soccer and fishing. Since then, he’s served the Church and the Order in California, Costa Rica, Italy, Poland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Vietnam and has ministered in Catholic education, Catholic campus ministry, Franciscan formation, Catholic radio, adult faith formation, parochial ministry, teaching ESL and mission promotion. He has also served our mission in Tlacoachistlahuaca Guerrero Mexico, and seminary in Acapulco. Ehrat Constructions has won architecture awards for the shrine including the 2013 Hills Building & Design Awards for both Innovative Architectural Design and Overall Excellence in Building & Design. 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. Friar Alfonso Borgen was born in Managua, Nicaragua and left his homeland after the Nicaraguan Revolution, to come to the United States. Located in the north west growth sector of Sydney, our Parish is in the pastoral care of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. Since his time in Rome, Fr. New South Wales 2502. He likewise holds very dear to his heart, ministry to marginalized peoples, especially battered women, recently released convicts in transition, and chemically dependent people. He has also served the province as assistant in the Provincial Office, and as assistant to the Province Treasurer. Friar Paul joined the Conventual Franciscans after getting to know the friars as a Parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hermosa Beach, CA. 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. He finds the most satisfaction in ministry working with the people most marginalized in our world. 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. He is truly a "Jack of All Trades". T: 02 4276 3562 . Pictures from Franciscans. Friar Raphael spends most of his spare time in prayer. 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. 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