Capuchin Vocation Office

Long time friends of the Capuchins-Doris is celebrating her 90th birthday!

Discernment Weekend for men who feel called to Religious Life.  510.841.2229   1534 Arch St. Berkeley, CA. 94708

Mass at Circle "V" Camp near Lake Cachuma. Counselors and supporters work together for a week of 

spiritual and  country experience for inner city children.   (St. Vincent de Paul)

Solvang Christmas Parade 2019 Senior friars and novices
Come and See Weekend July 5th-8th, 2019.  

Candidates-Robert, Chad, Br. Victor (Vocations Asst.) and Matt.

Memorial Mass for Fr. Jesus Vela OFM Cap. May 25th, 2019
July 13th, 2019, Profession of Simple Vows-Friars gathering after the Mass.
Br. Joe is visited by the new novice class 2019-20.  Photo taken by Br. Alex (Vocations Asst.)
Fr. Reynaldo, visiting from the St. Augustine Province is welcomed by 

Br. Alex (Vocations Asst.), Fr. Peter (Vocations Director) and Br. Victor (Vocations Asst.)    "Welcome Fr. Reynaldo!"

Religious Education Congress-Anaheim 2019

Fr. Peter, Br. Austin, Br. Niko, Br. Victor, Br. Lance, Br. Marvin and Fr. Hung (Student Director)

510.841.2229 1534 Arch St. Berkeley, CA. 94708

Ministry to our senior friends: Fr. Peter, Fr. Bob and Kathy attended the Christmas lunch hosted for our senior friends residing at Friendship House and Atterdag Village.

Fr. Robert, Fr. Peter and Fr. Moses after morning Mass at OMSI

"Come and See"         Weekend: Dec.13-15, 2019


Fr. Robert from Kenya-ministering in the Province, Fr. Bobby, Fr. Moses-also from Kenya, Fr. James, Fr. Peter and Fr. bob

Fr. Peter Banks, O.F.M. Cap., Vocation Director

Capuchin Vocation Office
P.O. Box 618
Solvang, CA 93464
(805) 686-4127


CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS: Inspired by St. Francis

Special Dates to Remember

Come and See Weekend
Date: 12/13/2019
Christmas Lunch for the San Lorenzo Novices
Date: 12/15/2019
Religious Education Congress
Date: 2/20/2020
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Religious Education Congress
Date: 2/21/2020
Religious Education Congress
Date: 2/22/2020

Could this be the right life path for you?

The Capuchin Franciscan friars are a Roman Catholic religious order of brothers and priests inspired by the life and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and living a life of prayer and service to others. The friars of the Western America Province seek to serve Christ in a variety of ministries throughout California and Northern Mexico and to be a joyful presence of hope and salvation to all, especially to those most in need.
If you are contemplating a vocation with the Capuchin Franciscans, we would like to invite you to learn more about what it really means to be a Capuchin brother or priest.

Inspired by the Past. Dedicated to the Future. Committed to the Present.

"Come and See"

January 24-26, 2020
1534  St., Berkeley, CA 94708

Latest News

Annual picnic at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang

The Vocation Office hosted it's annual picnic for the Novice class 2019-20 at a local park in Solvang. The Cachuma Lake cruise which was part of the outing was cancelled due to high winds and rough waters. Hiking the lake area and viewing the Nature Center was offered by the park staff. It was a wonderful day!

Welcome dinner for Novices 2019-20

A welcome dinner for the incoming class of novices was held July 28th. 2019 at San Lorenzo Novitiate in Santa Ynez. The supporting community hosted a wonderful evening and everyone enjoyed meeting the new brothers

Outdoor Mass at Circle "V" Camp

An outdoor Mass is celebrated at Circle "V" Camp in the Figueroa Mountains. Children from the inner city come for a week of spiritual and country experience. Counselors and supporters are present for guidance, sharing and love.

Br. Joe

Br. Joe was visited by the new Novice class 2019-20. Br. Joe is considered the living saint at Atterdag Village. The staff loves him dearly!

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