Parish Ministry

An important and traditional ministry of Conventual Franciscans is service in parishes around the world.

Although we are still friars and remain members of our provinces, we perform the same functions as diocesan priests: celebrating the Mass, hearing confessions, baptizing new members of the Church, and taking part in functions ranging from parish council meetings to social gatherings.

Members of Our Lady of Consolation Province continue this work in dioceses across the United States and in our missions. We invite you to visit us. On this page you will find a listing of the parishes we staff here in the U.S. Please join us for the celebration of the Eucharist, or take part in one of our parish programs