Retreat Center/Ministry

The old high school seminary in Riverside, CA has been converted into a retreat center. We rent out our facilities to various groups. The rental income is a major source of financial support for our retirement house at Riverside. However our target is to develop a team of resource persons who would offer retreats, seminars and Biblical related courses.

Divine Word Retreat Center
11316 Cypress Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
Goopio, Fr. Jose (Director)

Hospital and Prison Ministry/Chaplaincies:

A few of our confreres with professional training of CPE are working as Hospital Chaplains. They are involved in the noble task of caring for the sick and their relatives. Our confreres are also working as chaplains in jails; though ministering to the inmates requires courage and plenty of spiritual stamina. We serve as chaplains in a Girl’s High school and a community of Sisters.


Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention

Residence:Saint Alphonsus Church
5223 Hastings St.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Tinajero, Fr.Frank (Prison Chaplain)

San Diego

Eudist Servants of the Eleventh Hour
3340 Del Sol Blvd., #27
San Diego, CA 92154
James, Fr. Melvin (Prison Chaplain)


St. Jude Hospital
Fullerton, CA
Fr. Ignacio (Hospital Chaplain)


St. Joseph High School
5825 N. Woodruff Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713
Henry, Fr. James (High School Chaplain)


Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539-5829
Seewald, Fr. Carl (Convent Chaplain)

San Diego

Mission Office
Diocese of San Diego
P.O. Box 82386
San Diego, CA 92138-2386
Miller, Fr. Joseph (Director- Propagation of the Faith)

Biblical Ministry

The province is proud of its achievement in making available to the needy mainly to the Spanish speaking community. In spite of the world wide economic slow down, our sale of Bibles and Bible related books have shown a substantial growth. Presently we distribute the books and products of various leading publications.

In addition to selling the Bible and Bible related books, we also offer a Bible course obtained from the Editorial Verbo Divino through their web-site. We intend to offer short term Bible programs in the future in collaboration with the local parishes and diocese.

San Bernardino,

Ministerio Biblico Verb° Divino
555 N. “E” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Scott, Fr. Joseph

Communication Ministry

The communication ministry of the Western Province mainly centers on WORDNET Productions which produces a weekly half hour program. along with programs that relate the Bible to everyday life, some programs offer interviews with Catholics who tell the story of their faith in Jesus. These programs are aired nationally and internationally on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, on seven Catholic Diocesan channels, on the US Armed Services Network and also made available on the website. A daily reflection in video based on the liturgy of the day is made available in “Smart Phones” and tablets as an application known as igodtoday. WORDNET also produces various documentaries related to Christian faith, morals and vocation promotion. At present three of our confreres are fully involved in the communication ministry.

San Bernardino,

Wordnet Productions
532 N. “D” Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Manning, Fr. Michael
Pardy, Bro. Stephen
Sebastian, Fr. Soney (Vice Prov.)

Vietnamese Charitable Association (Ministry to the Vietnamese)

In an effort to help the people of Vietnam and the Vietnamese refugees in USA, an organization was started and run by some interested confreres. Financial help is collected mainly from Vietnamese people living in USA. It used to support the needy Vietnamese both in USA as well as in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Charitable Association
11325 Anaheim Street
Riverside, CA 9255
Nguyen, Fr. Long Van (Director)