First Friday Friars

The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959

Join Us For Our Next Meeting:

Friday,November 1, 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,

OCTOBER MEETING IN REVIEW: Our guest speaker was Kayla Stadelman, who
represented The Culture Project International, an initiative of young people set out to
restore culture through the experience of virtue. The group’s primary focus is to
engage today’s youth for seeking purity and holiness in Christ.


NOVEMBER MEETING: Our guest speaker this month is 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.
Following a career in the mortgage business, Ms. Blehm has spent the last 25 years
volunteering to a few charities she finds important to her and the community at large.
As a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, part of her duties are to work with city, state and federal officials, community leaders, etc., to share the Army story. Ms. Blehm and her husband, Ed, call Yorba Linda home and have 4 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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


First Friday Friars

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

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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