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 David J. Bittmenn



Bio: Father Dave is a native of Utah and was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. He has been pastor of St. Francis since August 2007  He is a big fan of the Yankees and thinks the Red Sox are evil. He is bilingual in English and Spanish

Father Jorge Martinez

Parochial Vicar


Bio: Father Jorge was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 2016 by Archbishop John C. Wester, formerly bishop of Salt Lake City.  He is a native of Veracruz, Mexico but attended seminary at Mount Angel in Oregon and at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. St. Francis of Assisi Parish is his first pastoral assignment. 

Deacon Moises Ruiz

Permanent Deacon


Bio: Deacon Moises can be found assisting our priests, helping with the RICA program as well as performing quinceañeras, baptisms and more. He also has a fulltime job and a family. He loves soccer and is active helping our youth.

Janice Hauzen

Business Manager


Bio: Janice is a native of Utah.  She has worked for St. Francis of Assisi for 15 years.  She keeps track of every penny we spend and keeps us solvent.

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 28 years.  He's dedicated to serving the youth.

Thania Meza

Parish Secretary


Thania is a native of Mexico.  She has worked as the parish secretary and sacramental record bookkeeper since 2004.  She is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English.

Julie Boerio-Goates

Pastoral Coordinator


Bio: Julie grew up in western Pennsylvania. She has been a member of the parish for more than 30 years. She coordinates calendars and schedules of the many groups and ministries of the parish and is the Director of Liturgy for the parish. She recently retired from BYU where she was Professor of Chemistry for more than 30 years.

Padre Fernando Velasco


Father Fernando has been reassigned.  He is now the Adminstrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and Newman Center in Hyde Park, UT (Logan area).

His new address is 725 South 250 East, Hyde Park 84318. His email is STTHOMAS2006@GMAIL.COM, and his phone number is 435-752-1478, ext 101

Mass Schedule

English Masses

Weekday  M-F 9:00 am

Weekend  Sat 5:30 pm

Sun 8:30 & 10:30 am


Spanish Masses

Weekday M-F 6:30 pm

Weekend Sat 7:00 pm

Sun 12:30 & 3:00 pm


Holy Days of Obligation

Vigil Mass (Day before)

English Mass 5:30

Spanish Mass 7:00 pm

Day of the Holy Day

Bilingual Mass 7:00 am

English Mass 5:30

Spanish Mass 7:00 pm


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. 


Schedule for Major Civil Holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day)

Bilingual Mass at 10:00 am.

Office is closed and there are no confessions on Monday.

Schedule for minor civil holidays is the same as the weekday.


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

Confession Schedule

Saturdays 4 to 5 pm

Mondays 5 to 6 pm

Also by appointment

- call the parish office

Contact Us

St. Francis of Assisi

Catholic Church

65 East 500 North

Orem, UT 84057


Phone: 801-221-0750       

FAX: 801-221-0759



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65 East 500 North

Orem, UT  84058