By Will Shaw
Some 500 Family and friends gathered with Oblates from around the country at the Chapel at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio to celebrate the Jubilees of 22 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Altogether, the men who were honored on April 9, 2013 have served the Church for over 1,000 years. Fr. Armand Mathew was the Principal Celebrant, and Fr. Art Flores was the homilest.
Celebrating the Anniversary of Ordination were:
70 years: George Protopapas, OMI
60 years: Pasquale Lanese, OMI, Agustin Petru, OMI, and Hugo Van den Bussche, OMI
50 years: Saturnino Lajo, OMI
25 years: Victor Santoyo, OMI
Celebrating the Anniversary of First profession were:
70 years; Armand Mathew, OMI
65 years: Charles Sellars, OMI, Hugo Van den Bussche, OMI
60 years: Clarence Menard, OMI, Francis Pfeifer, OMI, Cornelius Scanlan, OMI and Harry Schuckenbrock, OMI
50 years: Dale Schlitt, OMI
40 years: Robert Hickl, OMI
25 years: Frederick Emanuelson, OMI, Arthur Flores, OMI, Gregory Gallagher, OMI, Richard Hall, OMI, Nicholas Harding, OMI, Thomas Horan, OMI, and Joseph LaBelle, OMI
After the celebration of the Eucharist, a reception was held at the Whitley Center.