First Friday Friars

The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959

Join Us For Our Next Meeting:

Friday, March 6, 2020

11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

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.

MARCH 2020 

Brother Friars, 

FEBRUARY MEETING IN REVIEW: For the first time in a while, a standing-room only crowd was on-hand for our Kick off for the 2020 Luncheon Series! We were ever so happy to have our venue host arrange for extra tables and prepare extra food! Our dynamic speaker, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. was here to speak about the Shroud of Turin. However, as Fr. Spitzer is one of the most knowledgeable and charismatic leaders in the Catholic Church, he also spoke about other subjects and The Q and A session lasted a bit longer than usual. 





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First Friday Friars is proud to welcome Vince Ferragamo for our SPORTS DAY Luncheon on March 6th. A little history: Vince graduated from Banning High School and went on to play football at Nebraska where he graduated as an All-American and Academic All-American. He played in the NFL from 1977 until 1986, most notably locally for Quarter-backing the LA Rams to Super Bowl XIV. Vince also played for the Canadian Football League in 1981 for the Montreal Alouettes. These days Mr. Ferragamo serves as a post-game analyst on FOX11 on NFL game days. His other professional interests include owing Touchdown Real Estate in Orange County and Ferragamo-Migneco Vineyards in Santa Maria, CA. He is the chairman of the Vince Ferragamo Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization begun in 1996 that focuses on raising donations for children’s organizations such as the Special Olympics and the Speech and Language Development Center. 



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! First Friday Friars needs YOUR help! We are currently recruiting for folks to join the Board and also to help out with Advertising & Marketing for our organization! As our ranks have grown smaller over the years, we need help to get the word out about our group and its benefits. We need to find ways to keep our organization alive and relevant in this new decade. If you have great ideas, or professional experience in this area First Friday Friars would love to hear from you!



Please drop me an email to express your interest! 

THE ORANGE CONFERENCE CENTER 300 South Flower Street Orange, CA 92868 

First Friday Friars 



FREE ANNUAL DUES OPPORTUNITIES: A reminder and update for all and especially newer Friars. We have a drawing at the end of the Friar year for both raffle gifts donated and sponsoring new members. For each raffle gift or new member you sponsor you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to receive a free year of membership. We will have two winners, one for raffle gifts and one for new members sponsors. So please bring those raffle prizes and new members for a chance to save $150.00. 

Sincerely in Christ, 

Martin Covarrubias President First Friday Friars


Bob Hengstebeck, Communications


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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