FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF CALIFORNIA
Our founder, Fr. Hugh Noonan, OFM, was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province, which comprises 165 friars in the western United States, and SFC continues in his tradition as a Franciscan ministry of the province and our commitment to feeding, serving, and walking with the poor as a community of hope in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi.
The Franciscan friars are members of the Order of Friars Minor, the Catholic religious community founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209.
The province covers the western United States and serves in areas of parish ministry, outreach to the poor, retreat work, hospital and prison chaplaincy, education, social advocacy, and foreign and Native American missions.
Maintaining A Green Environment
The Office of Mission Integration and Ministry Support was established in January 2019 as a response to a changing world and the need for an increasing number of lay people to fulfill leadership roles in our ministries.