Reported by Fr. William Antone, OMI
On Friday, September 4, 2020, a Mass of Accepting and Blessing of the Pre-novices was held at the Oblate Student House in Tijuana, Mexico.
Special guest, Fr. Juan Gaspar, OMI was the presiding celebrant of the Mass welcoming Alvaro Zapata, Aaron Cruz, Jose Hernandez, Victor Izquierdo, and Carlos Antonio Martinez to a year of Oblate formation.
Those attending the festivities included: Oblate formators, Fr. Bill Antone, and Brother Peter Vasquez, along with Fathers Jesse Esqueda, Eleazar Manuel-Lopez, Victor Manuel Patricio-Silva and Tom Rush.
The Mass was live-streamed on the Pre-novitiate’s Facebook page and was viewed by Oblates, friends and family around the U.S. and Mexico.