Development Office

The mission/development office of the Province is located at the Provincial House in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location physically places it between the Navajo, Pueblo and Hispanic missions that are served by the Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, and is appropriately known as Southwest Franciscan Missions.

The office - on its mission side - engages in fundraising to supply the financial assistance that supports the friars and ministries. On the development side, it provides subsistence to the Province's elderly and retired friars, and supports the young men in seminary/formation training.

If you would like more information from this office, or would wish to make a donation to the Province's mission work or development work, then please contact Br. Bruce Michalek, OFM:

Southwest Franciscan Missions
P.O. Box 12395
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87195-0395

Phone: (505) 877-8006
Fax: (505) 452-1999

Read Br. Bruce's latest letter.

Mission Office

The Province Director of the Office of Mission and Evangelization promotes financially and otherwise the work of the missions and evangelization with and among the friars of the Province.

In addition to the mission appeals for funds and prayers in parishes, the director serves as a public relations person for our domestic missions. He prepares brochures and other materials about the missions to be used in promoting our missions.

The Mission Office sponsors a monthly newsletter – The Padres’ Trail – which is distributed via email. If you would like to subscribe to this free e-mail newsletter, contact the Communications Office, with “Newsletter” in the subject line and include your name and e-mail address.

We strive, through talks at parishes and other venues, to promote LAY mission work, not only through our Franciscan Partners program but all Catholic lay missionary programs, for example, the Franciscan Mission Service, and the Catholic Volunteer Network.

This office coordinates evangelization programs, such as parish missions, retreats, Advent/Lenten programs of one or more days, giving talks on the theology of mission or other topics in so far as friars are available to do this work.

If you would like more information from the Mission Office, or would wish to make a donation to the Province´s mission work, then please call or write Br. José Rodriguez at:

Southwest Franciscan Missions
1204 Stinson Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121-3440

Phone: (505) 831-9199
Fax: (505) 831-9577