What are some of the activities of Casa Franciscan Mission?

  • Friars along with Friars of the Junipero Serra province, bring Liturgy and Eucharist to about twelve Chapels.
  • Fr. Elias Galvez, OFM, provides Pastoral services to those incarcerated at the local prison.
  • The Meson de Jesus (soup kitchen) feeds a nutritious breakfast and noon-day meal to hundreds daily.
  • Free health care and pharmaceuticals are provided at the Medical Clinic.
  • A complete Dental Clinic offers free treatment and preventive care.
  • Donated shoes and clothing are made available free, or at minimal cost.
  • Scholarship programs provide financial aid for elementary, junior high, high school, and college.
  • Social workers provide assistance throughout the colonias.
  • Casa de Junipero Serra (guest house) welcomes visitors and volunteers.


The Casa Franciscana Mission's Friars and staff work in concert with the following local charitable enterprises that are committed to meeting the needs of the poor of the community.


  • Belles Artes (School of Performing Arts)
  • El Club de Jerry (Boys and Girls Club)
  • Asilo de Ancianas (Home for elderly Ladies)
  • Hogar Paz y Bien (Orphanage and Child Care Facility)




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