30 Jul Outdoor Mass at Circle “V” Camp
An outdoor Mass is celebrated at Circle “V” Camp in the Figueroa Mountains by our brother Fr. Peter Banks OFM Cap. Children from the inner city come for a week of spiritual and country experience. Counselors and supporters are present for guidance, sharing and love.
Circle “V” Ranch Camp was founded in 1945 by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles. Its mission is to serve children, youth and families from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties by providing innovative and enriching outdoor experiences that build self-esteem and expand knowledge and appreciation of others, nature and God.
After graduating from high school, I asked God what I was meant to do with my life. While I was going to Mass everyday and frequently receiving the sacrament of reconciliation, I discerned that God was calling me to this way of life. I was accepted as a postulant in 2011 and then entered the Order in 2012 at the San Lorenzo novitiate in California. During temporary vows, I studied philosophy at St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. After I graduated and professed perpetual vows, I studied theology online with the University of Notre Dame to be certified as a catechist. Currently, I am the guardian or local minister at Old Mission Santa Inés and the caregiver of Br. Joe Slominski, O.F.M. Cap.