First Friday Friars

The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959

Join Us For Our Next Meeting:

Friday, December 4, 2020

11:30 a.m. on Zoom

A Catholic men’s organization with over 200 members, First Friday Friars has met on the first Friday of the month for more than 50 years. A novena of First Friday Masses, THE ORANGE CONFERENCE CENTER  300 South Flower Street  Orange, CA 92868 interesting speakers, and luncheon are provided  Guests and prospective members are always welcome.


Greetings Brother Friars!    
I hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe, healthy, and masked up and not out after 10 pm!

Our meetings continue to be a great success. Mass was livestreamed/ZOOMED and conducted by our own Father Glenn Baaten.  

Our speaker was John O'Neill, author of The Fisher's Tomb and Unfit for Command. It was a remarkably interesting program and one of the best I have ever heard!   John has agreed to send us 50 of his books about Saint Peter, which will all be signed. The price is $15 per book and will be paid for by the club for our membership.  Details on how to obtain your free book copy will follow soon.  

Our December program will be a fascinating look into the making of an American Saint.
"Part detective story and part courtroom drama--with a touch of the supernatural--'The Third Miracle' exposes, for the first time ever, the secret rituals and investigations the Catholic Church today undertakes in order to determine sainthood." That quote is how the book has been described that tells this unique story. Our speaker will be Sister Ann Margret and assisted by Dawn Tomaszewski (worked at Marywood).

Sister Ann Margaret is a native of Louisville, Ky. Currently, she ministers in residential services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Sister Ann Margaret entered the Congregation on July 22, 1955. She professed final vows on August 15, 1963.   She graduated from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor's degree in English. She also has a master's degree in business education from Indiana University, and another master's degree in pastoral theology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  Sister Ann Margaret has ministered on the leadership team of the Congregation as a General Councilor, Vicar and was General Superior from 2001 to 2006. Not a meeting to miss.  Click Here to RSVP.

Please respond to me, either by email or cell phone, if you have any questions or comments.

Faithfully yours in Christ Jesus,

Gene Hernandez

Gene Hernandez, President
First Friday Friars

Bob Hengstebeck


Founded in 1959, the First Friday Friars meets on the first Friday of the month to share the Catholic faith and fellowship. We share mass, a meal and enjoy a speaker on a topic of interest to our community.

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