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Secular Franciscan Order (Lay Franciscans)

The Secular Franciscan Order is one of three Orders in the Catholic Church which were founded by St. Francis of Assisi. It is the Order for lay people. (The other Orders are the Friars Minor and the Poor Clare Sisters.)

In his own time many people wanted to join Francis and he was inspired to form an Order for lay people who had homes and families and were not able to live his itinerant lifestyle. It was originally known as the Order of Penance and then later as the Third Order of St. Francis. Since 1978 it has been known as the Secular Franciscan Order, emphasizing that the members are secular and active in all spheres of life.

Secular Franciscans meet regularly, at least monthly in groups known as Fraternities. They aim to live a simple and prayerful lifestyle based on the values of the Gospels.

If you would like to learn more about the Secular Franciscan Order please contact the fraternity nearest to you, as listed below.

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OF THE SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER NEW ZEALAND

Name Contact Details
Spiritual Assistants
Fr. Matthew Clerkin OFM Cap.
7 Glendale Road Phone: 09 818 6325
Glen Eden Email: matthewclerkin@gmail.com
Auckland 0602
Br. Philip Jeffares OFM
50 Hillsborough Road Phone: 09 625 6651
Mount Roskill Email: franzandrew@clear.net.nz
Auckland 1042
Minister
Shirley McGinley
12 Lillian Place Phone :09 426 5253
Orewa Email :shirley309@outlook.co.nz
Auckland  0931
Vice Minister
Lloyd de Melo
80A The Avenue Phone :09 626 0478
Lynfield Email :demelo@xtra.co.nz
Auckland 1042
Secretary
Frances Harlick
1 / 11 Anarahi Place Phone :09 634 2745
Mangere Bridge Email :harlickwins@xtra.co.nz
Auckland
Treasurer
Cedric Menezes
9 Amandale Avenue Phone :09 846 3825
Mt. Albert. Email :cedric.menezes@gmail.com
Auckland 1025
Formator
Paul Hitchfield
212   Albany Heights Road Phone :09 441 9306
RD2  Albany Email :paulhitchfield@gmail.com
Auckland 0792
International Councillor
Chantal Healy
52 Diamond Avenue Phone :03 338 3119
Christchurch 1 Email :glcmhealy@xtra.co.nz
Substitute International Councillor
Colleen Logan
Twin Kauri’s Phone :09 420 4586
RD4 Email :colleen404logan@gmail.com
Warkworth

NATIONAL FRATERNITY OF THE SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER NEW ZEALAND

Fraternity Time & Place of Monthly Meeting Minister Contact Details
Corpus Christi Fraternity 3rd Sunday 3.00pm Alex McGinley
Hibiscus Coast Catholic Church 09 426 5253
180 Centreway Road alex.mcginley@xtra.co.nz
Hibiscus Coast
Lady Immaculate 2nd Friday 7.30pm Theresa Baatjies
Conception Fraternity Catholic Church 09 488 8772
North Shore 87 Hastings Road theresa.baatjies@computershare.co.nz
Mairangi Bay
Holy Spirit Fraternity 2nd Monday 7.30pm Chris Clark
Mount Roskill Franciscan Friary 09 626 7834
50 Hillsborough Road emandcjclark@gmail.com
Mount Roskill
Our Lady Help of 2nd Sunday  2.30pm Jan Cherrington
Christians Fraternity Franciscan Friary 09 838 9928
West Auckland 14 Lavelle Road jancherrington@vodafone.co.nz
Henderson
St. Anthony of Padua 2nd Wednesday      7.00pm Frances Harlick
Fraternity Catholic Church 09 634 2745
Mangere Bridge 20 Kirkbride Road harlickwins@xtra.co.nz
Mangere Bridge
St. Clare’s Fraternity 1st Sunday         10.30am John Thompson
Waiheke Island St. Peter’s Church 09 372 2419
Oneroa dunkbp@xtra.co.nz
St. Maxmillian Kolbe 3rd Monday 7.00pm Cathie Richardson
(Emerging) Fraternity JBC Parish Centre 07 846 0486
Frankton 50 Rifle Range Road, Frankton cathie.richardson@clear.net.nz
St. Juliana Fraternity 2nd Wednesday 1.30pm Imelda Benton
Palmerston North 22 Forbury Avenue 06 356 9327
Palmerston North mariesmith73@xtra.co.nz
St. Anne’s Fraternity 1st Sunday 2.00pm Clare McClean
Wellington St. Patrick’s Church 04 236 0275
3 Childer’s Tce tbaymccleans@gmail.com
Kilbirnie
Blessed Virgin Mary Last Sunday 10.00am Anne Williams
Fraternity 3/78 Sewell Street 03 755 8707
Hokitika Hokitika leask@xtra.co.nz
Holy Spirit Fraternity Last Saturday 8.30am Chantal Healy
Christchurch Sacred Heart Parish 03 338 3119
70 Spencer Street, Christchurch glcmhealy@xtra.co.nz
Our Lady Queen of Angels 4th Sunday 2.00pm Pauline O’Brian
Fraternity Collins Centre 03 454 6001
Dunedin St. Bernadettes Parish pauline.tess@gmail.com
Forbury Road, Dunedin
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