Capuchin Vocation Office

Is God Calling You?
Virtual fundraising for Circle "V" camp for children (St. Vincent de Paul) 2020

Come and See Weekend-October 2-4-2020       St. Conrad Friary, Berkeley

Marciano begins the Postulancy!  Marciano received the TAU on the feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis 2020
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On Saturday, August 22/2020 the Capuchins from Mission Santa Inés; the novitiate and Franciscans from other communities 

 join Bishop Barron for a Mass and prayer service in Solvang, CA to honor St Junípero Serra as a prayerful response to 

the destruction of his statues at various locations throughout California.

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Bishop Barron celebrates Mass for the  Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary at OMSI
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Jesus came to save us!
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Farewell!  Br. Austin and Br. Artie are leaving OMSI after completing their summer assignment.  

Great student friars.  We will miss them!

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NAPCC Novitiate-San Lorenzo 2020/21
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Corona Virus Pandemic: Small businesses closed in Solvang.  

A haunting memory of  the many that have visited before the virus.

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Corona Virus Pandemic: Blessings and prayers for senior citizens and care-givers at Friendship House.
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Corona Virus: Blessings and prayers for senior care residents at Atterdag Village
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Corona Virus Pandemic: Praying for all who have walked these now  empty streets of Solvang
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Fr. Javier's first English Mass at OMSI  March 2020
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Jackie, Fr. Rapael-visiting from El Salvador,Fr. Peter, Jesus and Cody
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Religious Education Congress 2020


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Br. Austin (Province of New York-Guam) former Novice at San Lorenzo with friends and Capuchin students.  Studies are at the University of the Philippines.
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Meeting of Vocation Directors at San Lorenzo February 2020
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Students from Berkeley attending Fr. Michael James funeral services-Br. Marvin, Br. Artie and Br. Austin

January 2020

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

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Student House in Berkeley 2020
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Senior Friars 2020
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Fr. Robert, Fr. Peter and Fr. Moses after morning Mass at OMSI

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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)

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July 13th, 2019, Profession of Simple Vows-Friars gathering after the Mass.
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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!"

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Memorial Mass for Fr. Jesus Vela OFM Cap. May 25th, 2019
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Fr. Peter Banks, O.F.M. Cap., Vocation Director

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

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS: Hearing the Call

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS: Inspired by St. Francis


Special Dates to Remember

All Saints
Date: 11/1/2020
All Souls' Day
Date: 11/2/2020
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Date: 11/21/2020
Thanksgiving Day
Date: 11/26/2020
First Sunday of Advent
Date: 11/29/2020

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 Weekends

St. Conrad Friary, 1534 Arch St,-Berkeley

Contact: Br. Victor Taglianetti OFM Cap.

Assistant Vocation Director

comeandsee@olacapuchins.org

 

Latest News

Come and See Weekend October 2020

A Come and See Weekend was held at St. Conrad Friary in Berkeley. Young men interested in the Capuchin-Franciscans were invited to attend this weekend.

The Transitus (passing) of St. Francis was a special part of the Weekend.

Also, the young men assisted in packing and distributing needs to the poor

Fr. Peter-Vocation Director
Br. Victor-Assistant Vocation Director
Fr. Hai-Director of Students
Fr. Hung-Director of Postulants
Br. Peter

Students also participated in the weekend:
Br. Niko
Br. Marvin
Br. Artie
Br. Austin

"Make me a Channel of Your Peace!"

Assistant Vocation Director

Br. Victor will be assisting Fr. Peter Banks in the Vocation ministry. He resides in Burlingame and will be an asset in contacting young men interested in religious life.

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