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
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
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.
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.
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.
FORMER PASTORS & PAROCHIAL VICARS
Weekday M-F 10:00 am
Weekend Sat 5:00 pm
Sun 8:00 & 10:00 am
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.
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Confessions are being held by appointmnet only.
Please call the office to schedule. Face mask are required.
St. Francis of Assisi
65 East 500 North
Orem, UT 84057
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