Meet The Parish Staff

St. Francis of Assisi has a small group of paid and unpaid staff. Below are some of our key folks. 

Fr. Gustavo Vidal

Pastor

 

Bio: Fr. Vidal is the 23rd pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  A native of Colombia, he came to the U.S. in 1991 to study for the priesthood for the Diocese of Salt Lake City.  Fr. Vidal attended Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and was ordained in June 1997. He comes to us from his previous assignment as Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Haven. 

 

Fr. Vidal likes to say that he is from Columbia, where they don't eat salsa, they dance salsa.  Those who were here 19 years when Fr. Vidal was a parochial vicar will remember that he is a great dancer!

Fr. Edward Leondhas

Parochial Vicar

 

Fr. Edward is a native of Kottar, India (born Oct 20, 1978).  He is one of seven children.  He attended several seminaries in India completing his philosophy and theology studies at Sacred Heart Seminary in Chennai. He has bachelors and masters degrees in English.  After his ordination to the priesthood (April 19, 2009), Fr. Edward served as parochial vicar, as pastor and on the editorial staff of a weekly magazine for the Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council that encompasses 21 dioceses in Tamil. 

 

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is his first U.S. assignment.

 

Janice Hauzen

Business Manager

 

Bio: Janice is a native of Utah.  She has worked for St. Francis of Assisi for more than 15 years. She keeps track of every penny we spend and keeps us solvent. She also coordinates the activities of the Women of St. Francis. She enjoys helping plan the parish festivals - she describes herself as a girl who always loved carnivals.

 

Luis Velasco

Director of Religious Education

 

Bio:  Luis is a native of La Paz, Bolivia.  He has worked for St. Francis of Assisi for more than 30 years.  He's dedicated to serving the youth. Each year he prepares hundreds of children for First Communion and Confirmation in the Spanish-language programs and coordinates with the English-language programs.

Adriana Perez

Parish Secretary

 

Adriana joined the parish staff in 2018.  She is the wife of Jose Perez and the mother of six beautiful daughters.  She has responsibility for sacramental records and scheduling of Baptisms, Weddings and Quinceañeros. Her office hours are M-F 9 am to 4 pm.

FORMER PASTORS & PAROCHIAL VICARS

Father David J. Bittmenn

Former Pastor 

Fr. Dave is currently the pastor of St. George Catholic Church in St. George, UT.  He may be reached at PO Box 188, St. George, UT 84771

Bio: Father Dave served as pastor of St. Francis from August 2007 until July 2019.  

Father Jorge Martinez

Former Parochial Vicar

 

Father Jorge is a native of Veracruz Mexico.  He was ordained for the diocese of Salt Lake City by Bishop John Wester in 2017.

He is currently in Mexico.

Father Rogelio Felix-Rosas

Former Parochial Vicar

 

Father Rogelio is now the Pastor at St. Thomas More Parish in Hyde Park, UT (Logan). The parish website is https://www.stthomaslogan.org/

Mass Schedule

 

 

English Masses

Weekday  M-F 10:00 am

Weekend  Sat 5:00 pm

Sun 8:00 & 10:00 am

 

Spanish Masses

Weekday M-F 6:00 pm

Weekend Sat 6:30 pm

Sun 12:00 & 2:00 pm

 

Holy Days of Obligation

Day of the Holy Day

See the posted schedule.

It's always a good idea, though, to check with the Parish Office.

 

Special liturgical celebrations 

(Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas)

Mass times change from the normal.  Contact the office if the schedule is not here. 

 

Traveling out of town and need to find a Mass schedule for your trip?  Check out parish locations and Mass schedules across the US on 

CatholicMassTime.org

Confession Schedule

Confessions are being held by appointmnet only.

Please call the office to schedule. Face mask are required.

 

Contact Us

St. Francis of Assisi

Catholic Church

65 East 500 North

Orem, UT 84057

 

Phone: 801-221-0750       

FAX: 801-221-0759

EMail:

parish@oremstfrancis.org

 

EMAIL:

Send bulletin information to parish@oremstfrancis.org.

Deadline to receive information is the Thursday 10 days before the Sunday you wish the information to appear. For example, an announcement to appear in a June 17 bulletin should be sent on or before June 7.

 

 

To contact the website administrator:  

admin@oremstfrancis.org

 

 

Location Map

65 East 500 North

Orem, UT  84058