Fr. Greg Gallagher, OMI, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, St. Paul, MN baptizes during Holy Saturday Mass, a young Hmong girl, with godparents Kou and Joua Ly. Kou is the first Hmong Oblate Associate and is in process of organizing a Hmong Associate group in the St. Paul area. The servers to the right of Fr. Greg are Jade and Jasmine Minor, from an African-American family of St. Patrick’s.
Fr. Greg thus continues the work begun in St. Paul by Fr. Daniel Taillez, OMI, when Oblates administered St. Mary’s Church.