Upcoming Events

Contact Fr. Paul at vocations@franciscanfriars.org or 510-671-0537 for more information, or to plan a visit at any of the following events,  OR we’ll make a custom visit just for YOU!

We have periodic Come and See Events   (An event where you come a spend a few days with friars, and learn about Franciscan Life and Discernment tools):

2018 Come and See Schedule: (Download brochure below)

February 16 – 17, 2018 at our National Novitiate, Arroyo Grande, CA. (4PM Fri – Noon Sun)

April 20 – 22, 2018   at Castro Valley, CA. (4PM Fri – 1PM Sun)

July 11 – 13, 2018  at both Castro Valley and Arroyo Grande. Attend our Investiture Ceremony, when our youngest friars receive their Franciscan Habit!
(Drive with us from Castro Valley, or meet us in Arroyo Grande on July 11th 2PM)

October 5 – 7, 2018 at Castro Valley, CA (4PM Fri – 1 PM Sun)

November 24 – 26, 2018 at Castro Valley, CA (4PM Fri – 1PM Sun)

There is also a ONE-DAY discernment workshop for both Men and Woman Discerning any Religious Order. This event is hosted by the Bay Area Religious Vocation Directors (NRVC)..

Download a Come & See 2018 Schedule Brochure for you, or someone else! 2017 Website Come&See

 Additional Opportunities to Visit:

Arrange a custom visit to meet your schedule! Contact Fr. Paul at vocations@franciscanfriars.org. I will meet you somewhere, or arrange for you to visit one of our ministries or friaries! Peace.