Evangelical Service

In the early Church, evangelists were men who were associated with the Apostles in the proclamation of the Gospel. Today - at the Casa Franciscana Mission, the Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province assist the Friars of the Junipero Serra Province in providing pastoral care of the community.

Fr. Eliaz Galvez
, OFM,  brings Liturgy and Eucharist to his community as well as to the inmates at the CERESO prison, and feeds the homeless an evening meal in front of the Casa each day.  Evangelization through living the Gospel, walking in the footsteps of St. Francis, and answering the call of God to serve the least of our brothers and sisters.

The new Director of the Mission, Fr Martin Ibarra OFM, is a dynamic planner and organizer, soft spoken, understanding, and as reverent as a friar can be. He wears his brown robe well, and it is evident he is accepted and loved by the people of Guaymas.


Br. Gerard Sanders' educational background and previous experience in Guaymas have proven invaluable in bringing new energy and commitment to the activities of the Mission. His deep insight into the real needs of the community reflect his efforts to promote treatment for those with addictions and his work with Fr. Elias at the CERESO. He is certainly a man of and for the people!


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