28 May Fr. Peter Banks Honored by Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Los Angeles
On Saturday evening, May 20, Fr. Peter Banks was honored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Los Angeles at the 2015 Mardi Gras in May Benefit Dinner & Awards Ceremony for his work as Associate Pastor for St. Lawrence of Brindisi Church, Watts, CA. Congratulations, Fr. Peter, and thank you for your service to St. Lawrence of Brindisi and the Capuchin Franciscans Western America Province!
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.