Meet The Parish Staff

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

Father Omar Ontiveros

PASTOR

 

Fr. Omar was born and raised in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. He went on to attend the Sonora Institute of Technology in Obregón prior to entering the seminary in that city, where he studied philosophy. In 2003 he entered Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and graduated with a Master of Divinity. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Salt Lake City on May 18, 2006 by the Most Rev. George H. Niederauer, eighth Bishop of Salt Lake City. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of the Cathedral of the Madeleine. He also has ministered at the parishes of Sts. Peter and Paul in West Valley City, St. Joseph in Ogden and most recently as pastor of St. Ann Parish in Salt Lake City. In addition, he served two years on the diocesan Music Committee, and was chaplain for the diocesan young Hispanic group. He also for many years offered a broadcast ministry in Spanish in both radio and television. On Aug. 2 he will begin his new assignment as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Orem.

 

Father Juan Garcia

Parochial Vicar

 

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.

 

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.

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 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. Gustavo Vidal

Former Pastor

 

Bio: Fr. Vidal was 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. 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. 

 

Fr. Eleazar Silva-Galván

Former Pastor

 

Fr. Silva-Galván was born in Mexico City and attended school there before entering Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon. He then returned to Mexico City to attend the Universidad La Salle, and did post-graduate work at Regina Apostolorum in Rome before being ordained a priest for the Diocese of Papantla by Bishop Lorenzo Cárdenas Aregullín on April 7, 2001.

Fr. Anil Kumar Kakumanu

Former 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.

Parish Bulletin May 26-Jun 1 (Boletín Parroquial)

Mass Schedule (Horario Misas)

English Masses

Monday to Friday 10:00 am

Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 am & 10:00 am

 

Misas en Español

Lunes a Viernes 6:00 pm

Sábado  6:30 pm

Domingo 12:00 pm y 2:00 pm

Confessions Schedule (Horario Confesiones)

Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Confessions are outside on front of the Church. 

 

Martes y Jueves

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Las confesiones son afuera, en frente a la Iglesia.

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

 

Office hours: Monday to Friday

                       9:00 am - 4:00 pm