First Friday Friars

The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959

Join Us For Our Next Meeting:

Friday, December 6, 2019

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.







Brother Friars,



NOVEMBER MEETING IN REVIEW: Our guest speaker was Bridget Blehm. Ms. Blehm is the Executive Director and Founder of For Families of Active Military (FFAM), a charitable non-profit organization which supports our Armed Forces and their families.  She is a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army and works with city, state and federal officials and community leaders as an outreach to share the Army story.  We also had another special guest, Lt. Colonel John Bleigh, with the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion who spoke about recruiting efforts for the U.S. Army.


DECEMBER MEETING: This month we will have the annual Christmas Concert. Our planned guest is Sean Oliu, a Senior at Servite High School.  He is a member of the Servite Choir, sings at all of the Servite masses and is also a professional musician.  Sean opened for LeAnn Rimes Christmas Concert in 2018 and also has several performances scheduled for this year’s Christmas season.



May the Lord bless you with

Peace, Love and Joy

This Christmas season




COMING IN 2020:  At the February 7th luncheon First Friday Friars is happy to announce Fr. Robert Spitzer will be speaking about the Shroud of Turin.  Fr. Spitzer is always dynamic, no matter what the subject is!


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. 


LUNCHEON TABLE SPONSORS:  If you are interested in being a table sponsor to help support the First Friday Friars, they are $200.00. Please see any of the Board members with questions you may have.




Martin Covarrubias
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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