Our Lady of the Angels Church.
Saturday Vigil at 4:00 pm
Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:15 am and 11 am
Sunday 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday at 8:00 am
Saturday at 2 - 3 pm
Our Lady of the Angels Church
5802 E.Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale AZ 85253
The Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center is a Roman Catholic Church led by the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor in cooperation with The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
We offer spiritual growth through inspiring liturgies, sacraments, fellowship and more. Join in joyful celebrations featuring our beloved friars and acclaimed musicians. Be spiritually fed, guide a loved one into the faith or find your own way back home.
RENEWAL weekly bulletin showcases the best of the Casa each week – including Scripture reflections, upcoming programs & events, ways to put faith into action, and more.
Sick & Homebound Ministry.
The care and feeding of our community is essential and a form of healing that is filled with grace. If you are ill or otherwise unable to come to the Casa for Mass and would like the opportunity to pray with someone and receive Eucharist, please call the Guest Services Desk at 480.948.7460. A member of our Pastoral Ministry team will contact you to arrange a visit.
Prayer Services & Requests.
Taizé Prayer Around the Cross is held in the church on Wednesdays at 7 pm and livestreamed on youtube.com/thecasafrc. Taizé prayer consists of meditative singing, Scripture readings, and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This style of prayer emerged from an ecumenical community in Taizé, France. Short chants, repeated over and over, give a meditative character. Using just a few words, the chants express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung many times, this reality gradually penetrates the whole being. All are welcome to come and join in this contemplative prayer. This service lasts approximately 35 minutes.
Casa Rosary Group meets Tuesdays at 6 pm in the San Damiano Auditorium. Prayer intentions can be emailed to James Peck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Requests: Casa Prayer Partners is a prayer chain of community members and friends that operates via telephone and email to lift up people through the grace of community love. Prayer Partners was founded in 1999 and welcomes prayer requests from across the country. Please email your prayer request to email@example.com.
Director of Liturgy and Music
Assistant Director of Liturgy and Music
Executive Assistant to the Liturgy Office
Meet the Friars.
Fr. Daniel Barica, OFM
Rector, Our Lady of the Angels Church
Fr. Daniel was born in Riverside (Chicago) Illinois in 1961, the third of four children born to Joseph and Margaret Barica, of Czech heritage. The family moved to Hollywood, Florida in 1968, where most of his schooling took place. Daniel holds a B.A. in Art from Florida Atlantic University (’83) with a concentration in photography and an M.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia (’88).
Fr. Daniel joined the Saint Barbara Province of Franciscans, entering postulancy in Portland, Oregon in 1991, after spending the summer of 1991 at the Casa as a Covenant Worker. His education continued with the Franciscans with an M.Div. degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in 1998. His solemn profession into the Franciscan order was in August, 1998, and he was ordained a priest in 1999 at Mission Santa Barbara.
Ministry assignments included his time at St. Barbara parish before his ordination, then at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Los Angeles (2001-2006) where he became pastor in 2003. Later he was sent back to St. Barbara Parish at the Mission as pastor from 2006-2012. Fr. Daniel just finished an assignment as pastor at Sts. Simon & Jude Church in Huntington Beach from 2012-2020.
Daniel spends most of his free time learning new things to cook, as well as engaging nature through bird watching, gardening and photography, where he likes to “focus” his lens on the natural beauty of God’s creation. A website featuring his nature photos, calendars and note cards is in the making!
Fr. Vincent Nguyen, OFM
Father Vincent Nguyen, OFM comes from a family with eight siblings. His father was a political prisoner for seven years after the fall of Saigon. Because of this, his whole family was allowed to take a political refuge in 1994 to the U.S.A., where his family settled in the city of Huntington Beach, California.
He joined the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara in 2003 and made solemn profession in 2009. He was assigned to the Casa in 2013 for a year to have a pastoral experience and to learn the program of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Thunderbird hospital. He was ordained at Sts. Simon & Jude parish in Huntington Beach, CA in 2017, where he served before his assignment at the Casa.
Father Vincent is known as a “funny priest” for his great sense of humor, especially when he delivers his homily. He created the San Damiano Crucifix in the Our Lady of the Angels Church and has a great love of priestly ministry and liturgy.
Fr. Page Polk, OFM
Fr. Page was born and reared in Dallas, TX, and has a background in education, psychology, guidance, and counseling. Before entering the Franciscan Order, he taught children with special educational needs. He holds a B S. degree from East Texas State University and has advanced degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and East Texas State University. He also holds an M. Div degree from The Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. He is a member of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati, OH, and continues to serve on their Provincial Council.
He has served as the Director of the Catholic Chaplain Corps for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and as the Director of Vocations for the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist. He was part of an Inter-Provincial team of three friars asked by the seven U.S. Provincial Ministers to research the process for revitalizing and restructuring Franciscan life in the United States.
Fr. Page works in collaboration with Our Lady of the Angels leadership in the planning and execution of liturgical celebrations and provides pastoral care to the community. He also collaborates with the FRC staff responsible for the Adult and Children’s Catechesis programs and Faith Formation programs and provides support for Sustainability and Endowment endeavors. Fr. Page also leads Franciscan pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Deacon James Seiffert, OFM
Deacon James Seiffert, OFM., was born in New York City in 1958. He comes from a family of five, with his parents and one sister, and one brother. He loved geography in school, had an early interest in world travel, and even took the name Christopher for confirmation as the patron saint of travelers. He worked for United Airlines for twenty-two years in reservation and sales. He took early retirement from the airline to do some volunteer work as a Covenant member for the Franciscan Province of St Barbara in 2010. After discerning the call to religious life as a Franciscan brother, he entered postulancy in 2012 in Portland, Oregon, and later entered the novitiate in 2013 in Burlington, Wisconsin, making his first temporary vows in 2014.
Dcn. James’ formation included serving the homeless in San Francisco, elder care of friars, retreat and cemetery ministry, mission immersion experience in Vietnam, and theological studies at the Franciscan School of Theology. Dcn. James made his solemn profession of vows on August 31, 2019. After completing the Ministry of Divinity degree, he was assigned to the Casa for his pastoral year in preparation for ordination to the priesthood. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, March 26, 2022, by Bishop Mark Bartosic at St Peter’s Church in Chicago. While Dcn. James enjoys travel and discovering new places and people, he very much likes living in Arizona with its beautiful desert landscape and the warm hospitality that is shared with the Casa community.