First Friday Friars

The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959

Join Us For Our Next Meeting:

Friday, February 5, 2021

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.

First Friday Friars January Presidents' Letter

January 20, 2021
Greetings Brother Friars!                
I hope you are all had a blessed New Year’s Day and are looking forward to a new beginning of hope, prosperity, and health.   Our meeting this past December 2020, was a great success.  Mass was livestreamed and conducted by Father Glenn Baaten, our own Chaplain. No glitches encountered and a great job by all involved. Our regularly scheduled meeting following Mass was also successful (via Zoom).

Kudo’s again to our brother friar, Don Hunsberger, who has come up with fabulous 2020-2021 speaker programs. The December program was no exception. We got a chance to hear from Sr. Jan Craven, Sister of Providence, from St. Mary of the Woods, Indiana.   Sr. Jan is the Director of the Shrine of St. Mother Theodore Guerin there.   She talked to us about the book, Third Miracle, which describes miracles attributed to St. Theodore, an American Saint, and provided us with a docent’s tour of the Shrine holding the saint’s relics.  If you missed it, you may want to check out the video on our website below. 
February: Professor Ron Rychlak, the author of several books about Pope Pius XII, has agreed to speak to us again. He will discuss two, fascinating topics during the same session: (1) Issues about the Holy Father and, (2) Information about his new book, Disinformation. This new book is about the Russians and some of the misconduct in which they have been engaged with respect to the rest of the world for some time. We will send a Zoom invitation and RSVP form for the February 5th meeting next week.
For March & April, Don and John Aust will be presenting individuals that will be sport focused.
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

We have a great addition available to you at these web sites.

These are the last 3 videos of previous meetings.  ENJOY!

      John O'Neill                Fr. Gary Thomas - Exorcism
















            The Third Miracle - Sr. Jan Craven -
















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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