Ministry Locations

Feel free to visit any of our ministries. Just show up and check it out, or call and set up an appointment with a friar. (Identify yourself as one discerning a Vocation, and the friar will be happy to show you around!)


Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 

OLG hermosa 2320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach CA 90254    tel: 310-372-7077

Pastor: Fr. Joe Kim OFM Conv.,  Associate Pastor: Fr. Carlos Morales OFM Conv. 

St. Paul the Apostle Church

800 Bello St. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Tel: 805-773-2219

Pastor: Fr. Victor Abegg OFM Conv.

Associates: Fr. Alphonse Van Guilder OFM Conv., Fr. Allen Ramirez OFM Conv.

St. Paul Church

1835 Church Lane, San Pablo, CA 94807

Tel: 510-232-5931

Pastor: Fr. Lazaro Sandoval OFM Conv.

Associates: Fr. Anthony Howard OFM Conv.,  Fr. Tuan Nguyen OFM Conv.

Our Lady of Grace Church

3433 Somerset Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546

Tel: 510-537-0806

Pastor: Fr. Thomas Czeck OFM Conv.,

Associate: Fr. Paul Gawlowski OFM Conv.

St. Paul the Apostle Church

637 Sunset St., Coalinga, CA 93210

Tel: 559-935-1872

Pastor: Fr. VIktor Perez OFM Conv.

In Residence: Friar Andres Amador OFM Conv.,

St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

310 W. 2nd St., Reno, NV

Tel: 775-329-2571

Rector: Fr. Jacob Carazo OFM Conv.,

Associates: Fr. Paul Fazio OFM Conv., Fr. Thomas Hamilton OFM Conv.


In addition to the above Corporate Ministries; Several Friars Serve in Individual Ministries:

El Padrecito Ministries, Guadalupe CA 

Fr. Masseo Gonzalez OFM Conv.,  Founder and Director

Ministry Websites:   El Padrecito Ministries,  El Padrecito Radio,  The Artists of FoundNation Family under Spiritual guidance of Fr. Masseo. 

More on Fr. Masseo and how the ministry began:  Fr. Masseo's Story and the Beginnings of El Padrecito Ministries


Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents, Kellyville Australia

Friar Jerry Payne OFM Conv., Development Director

Website: Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents


California State Hospital, Coalinga CA

Bro. Andres Amador OFM Conv., Chaplain


California Men's Colony, San Luis Obisbo CA

Fr. John Farao OFM Conv., Chaplain


Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Torrance CA

Fr. Peter Mallin OFM Conv., Chaplain


Diocese of Oakland

Fr. Robert Herbst OFM Conv, JCD,  Chancellor & Judicial Vicar


Friars Serving the Franciscan Order:

Fr. Kevin Schindler-McGraw OFM Conv., Curia International Commission for Revision of Constitutions, National & Province Commissions on Initial & Ongoing Formation.

Fr. Francisco Nahoe OFM Conv., Missions Promoter

Br. James Reiter OFM Conv.,  Development Director and Province Secretary

Br. George Cherrie OFM Conv., Province Treasurer

Fr. Victor Abegg OFM Conv., Vicar Provincial

Fr. John Heinz OFM Conv., Provincial