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. Eleazar Silva-Galván
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
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.
Fr. Gustavo Vidal
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.
Parish Bulletin May 8 - 14 (Boletín Parroquial)
Mass Schedule (Horario de Misas)
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)
Monday & Wednesday 5:00 pm
Confessions are outside on front of the Church. Please wear face mask.
Lunes y Miércoles 5:00 pm
Las confesiones son afuera, en frente a la Iglesia. Por favor use mascarilla.
Contact Us (Contáctenos)
St. Francis of Assisi
65 East 500 North
Orem, UT 84057
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65 East 500 North
Orem, UT 84058
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