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.

Brother Friars,



Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. 

spoke about the Shroud of Turin in our

February meeting. Fr.Spitzer is one of the

most dynamic, knowledgeable and charismatic

leaders in the Catholic Church.  Spitzer is

a past president of Gonzaga University and

frequent commentator on the relationship

between science and religion. He has produced

seven television series for the EWTN Global

Catholic Network, and now produces

"Fr. Spitzer's Universe," on the network.

He is the president of the Garden Grove,

Calif.-based Magis Center, which aims to revitalize Catholic and Christian belief among contemporary Americans.

✔✔✔ See link for his presentation:


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! We also need a backup for updating of our web site. 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!


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


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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