First Friday Friars
The Catholic Men's Organization, Since 1959
Join Us For Our Next Meeting:
Friday, November 6, 2020
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.
Greetings Brother Friars!
I hope you are all staying cool and safe in this time of a global pandemic.
November: John O'Neill, author of The Fishermans Tomb and Unfit for Command.
Mr. O'Neill is a graduate of Annapolis, served in Vietnam, and managed to basically knock John Kerry out of the water with his book about the Swift Boat Veterans. John has agreed to send us 50 of his books about Saint Peter, which will all be signed. The price is $15 per book and will be paid for by the club for our membership. With these two books, he represents one of the best speakers for Military Day that we will have had in some time.
December: As a speaker for this month, Don will be selecting a key player involved with the book, The Third Miracle. It all takes place in Indiana and Don knows several of the people involved with the story. A few of his Cursillo groupies have also read it and expressed great praise for the book.
January: No meeting.
February: Professor Ron Rychlak, author of several books about Pope Pius XII, has agreed to speak to us again. He will discuss two, highly intriguing topics during the same session: (1) Issues about the Holy Father and (2) Information Mission Statement: Celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus, building friendships, and create networking to expand contacts in the Catholic community.” about his new book,Disinformation. This new book is about the Russians and
some of their ongoing misconduct with respect to the rest of the world.
For March and April, Don has speakers that he is considering, mostly with respect to Sports Day. Father Glenn will choose the speaker for May. Thank you, Brother Don!
I will continue to focus on the Mission Statement of our Catholic Men’s Organization, since our inception in 1959: Celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus, building friendships, and creating networking to expand contacts in the Catholic community.
Please note: Your Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue our
current membership fee structure. This allows us to continue our
maintenance/operational costs. Most importantly, we can start building a reserve fund that will help offset costs when we begin our face-to face meetings. Treasurer Denny Shields will be sending an email reminder to those who still need to pay dues. Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.
Please stay tuned for additional updates, as we navigate these turbulent waters. I do anticipate this Zoom format continuing for the foreseeable future.
Mission Statement: Celebrating the Sacred Heart of Jesus, building friendships, and create networking to expand contacts in the Catholic community.”
Please respond to me, either by email or cell phone, if you have any
questions or comments.
Faithfully yours in Christ Jesus,
Gene Hernandez, President
First Friday Friars
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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