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. Anil Kumar Kakumanu
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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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Confession Schedule/ Horario Confesiones
Monday & Fryday 5:00 pm
Confessions are outside on front of the Church. Please wear face mask.
St. Francis of Assisi
65 East 500 North
Orem, UT 84057
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