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. Anil Kumar Kakumanu

Parochial Vicar

 

 

Fr. Anil K.K. is a native of India. He was born on November 15, 1983. He was ordained to the priesthood in India on April 28, 2012.  He served in several parishes in India, before coming to the Diocese of Salt Lake City in 2018. He has come to St. Francis from his previous assignment at St. Helen's Catholic Church in Roosevelt.  

 

We welcome Fr. Anil and thank him for his service and love for the church.

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.

Yaneli Sandoval

Parish Bookkeeper/La Contable de parroquia

 

Yaneli Sandoval is the new  bookkeeper for the parish. She started working as a receptionist for the parish last year, showing that she is a fantastic team member. She will be taking over for Janice Hauzen, who retired on July 1 after many years of working in this position.  Yaneli moved here from California eight years ago.  She is married and has two beautiful children.

 

Yaneli Sandoval es la nueva contable de la parroquia. Comenzó a trabajar como recepcionista para la parroquia el año pasado, demostrando que es una fantástica miembro del equipo. Ella tomará el res posicionamiento de Janice Hauzen, quien se retiró el 1 de julio después de muchos años de trabajar en este puesto. Yaneli se mudó aquí desde California hace ocho años. Está casada y tiene dos hermosos hijos.

 

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/

Fr. Edward Leondhas

Former Parochial Vicar

 

Fr. Edward is now the Administrator of St. Helen's Parish in Roosevelt. His address is  433 East 2nd North, Roosevelt, UT 84066.  The website is

https://www.dioslc.org/parishes/160-saint-helen-catholic-church

 

St. Francis of Assisi Parish was his first U.S. assignment.  He was here from January to July of 2020. 

 

Weekly Bulletin/Boletín Semanal (October 18-24)

Mass Schedule/Horario Misas

English Masses

Monday/Friday 10:00 am

Saturday 5:00 pm (bilingual)

Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am

 

Misas en Español

Lunes/Viernes 6:00 pm

Sábado 5:00 pm (bilingüe) y 6:30 pm

Domingo 12:00 pm y 2:00 pm

 

Holy Days of Obligation/Misas de días de Obligación

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

 

Special liturgical celebrations/ Celebraciones liturgicas especiales (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/ Horario Confesiones

Monday & Fryday 5:00 pm

Confessions are outside on front of the Church. Please wear face mask.

Contact Us/Contáctenos

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

 

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Location Map

65 East 500 North

Orem, UT  84058