04 Jun Fr. Harold Snider Presides Over St. Francis High School Graduation
One hundred and sixty young men from the Class of 2015 graduated on Saturday, May 23, on the campus of St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Fr. Harold Snider, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, represented his Excellency Bishop José Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the graduation. Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap., the school President, Mr. Thomas Moran, the school Principal, and Mr. Mark Heydorff, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, also officiated at the sixty-sixth commencement ceremony of the local Catholic, college-preparatory institution.
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.