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Oblate Spotlight: Father William Antone, OMI
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Father William Antone, OMI

antone2011BWilliam Antone, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, was born on March 29, 1952 in Snoqualmie, Washington, a small town outside of Seattle. He is the youngest of five boys.

Father Antone attended St. Edward’s Seminary for high school. He completed his undergraduate studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Father Antone also studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

After studying theology in Rome, Father Antone professed his perpetual vows in 1978 and later returned to the United States where he was ordained into the priesthood in 1980 at his home parish in Washington.

Prior to his current position as the United States Provincial, Father Antone has served in a variety of roles in predominantly Spanish-speaking parishes. Father Antone began his ministry at the Mary Immaculate parish in Pacoima, California. He served as pastor and as associate pastor during a total of eight years. He spent 16 years total in Mexicali, Mexico, where he was the founding pastor of Sagrada Familia parish. Father Antone also spent time on the pastoral staff in the Mexican city of Tijuana. In 2005, he was assigned to the position of Pacific Area Councilor. During that time, he had returned to Pacoima where he was a parish administrator.

Father Antone has been the United States Provincial for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 2011.

He also serves on the province Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation committee.

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