Usually we have meetings every 3rd Sunday of the month 12:05 PM -2:05 PM (immediately after holy mass that starts at 11:15).
St. Stephen's Rectory
St. Stephen Church
490 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, USA
Danuta Wyszynska, S.F.O. - 732 826 2445; [email protected]
Halina Fidura, S.F.O. - 732 636 5230.
1 (800) FRANCIS , 1 (800) 372 6247 – Information about Secular Franciscan Order in USA (informacje dotyczace Swieckiej Rodziny Franciszkanskiej na terenie USA).
Real to Reel - Secular Franciscans
St Anthony of Padua Secular Franciscan Fraternity
St. Anthony of Padua Secular Franciscan Fraternity—founded in 1991 by Adele Kenny, OFS; Italia Testa, OFS current minister (2011-2016)—is part of Our Lady of the Angels Region,Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis (OFS), USA. Canonically established in 1991, the fraternity's spiritual direction has been led by Fr. Alex D. Pinto (Bro. Dominic Anthony) since its days as an emerging fraternity in 1990. The OFS was begun in 1221 by St. Francis of Assisi and continues today as one of the largest secular orders in the world. Secular Franciscans, originally known as "the brothers and sisters of penance," live in a spirit of continual conversion. Following periods of Postulancy (Inquiry) and Novitiate (Candidacy) Secular Franciscans are professed into the Order. They promise to live according to the OFS Rule and in the spirit of the Beatitudes, adjusting their secular lives to the spirit of poverty. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains, NJ.