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January 2019 “Come and See” Weekend in San Antonio

Fr. Harold Fisher, OMI, Vocations Director “On the Road”
Fish Fry at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Met great people. #Think Oblate Fish Fry.

Hundreds of middle school students came together on Friday, March 2, 2018 to learn more about religious life and meet representatives of different religious communities. The students visited the booths asking questions about the communities. Please remember those students in prayer as they continue to discover the various vocations within the church. Think mission# Think Oblate# Here I Am Lord#

Oblates Hold “Come and See” Weekend in Buffalo, NY

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Discerners arriving at the airport are met by Vocations Director, Fr. Richard Hall, OMI (on right) and USP San Antonio Office Manager, Irma Noyola.

2017-18 Scholastic Community at San Antonio, Texas

Vincent F. Adaikalasamy, Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, Alejandro Alvarado, Eugene Mwape Mule, Jean Emmanuel Meloncourt, Fr. Raymond Mwangala ,OMI, Fr. Raul Salas, OMI, Fr. Ron LaFramboise, OMI, Daniel James Bourg, Herat Mondol Herod, Felix Bwalya Nyambe, (Kneeling L-R) Steven Victor Montez, Cosmas Kithinji Kubai, Robby Banda, Lester Antonio Zapata Guerrero. ,

2017-18 Pre-novices at the Oblate Pre-novitiate in Buffalo, NY

Front Row (L-R) : – Mark Anthony Hernandez, Henry Zayarmoe, Christopher Edward Din,
Mateusz Mark Garstecki, Back Row (L-R) – Zachary M. Hines, Johnathan Kilgannon, Augustus Akudolu, (Not pictured: Fr. Alejandro Roque, OMI)

2017-18 Pre-novices at the Oblate Pre-novitiate in Tijuana, Mexico

The 2017-18 community of the Oblate Pre-novitiate in Tijuana, Mexico: (L-R) Fr. Marek Stroba, OMI, Floriberto “Beto” Gonzalez, Emmanuel Garcia, Gabriel Silvestre, Fr. Bill Antone, OMI, Brandon Ontiveros

Five Men Make First Religious Profession at Godfrey, August 1, 2017

Front row (L-R) Sausande Macario Mumba, Alejandro Alvarado, Thuan Duc Bui, Ansalin Joe Jelastin, Joseph Saukani Back row (L-R) Fr. Thomas Horan, Fr. Rudy Nowakowski, Provincial, Fr. Louis Studer, Fr. Jack Lau

Having finished their time at the novitiate, the five men are moving on in several directions: San Antonio native, Alejandro Alverado will be returning to his hometown to pursue his studies at the Oblate Scholasticate there; our two Zambians, Joseph Saukani and Sausande Macario Mumba, plan to return to Africa and attend the scholasticate in South Africa; Australian native, Thuan Duc Bui will go to the scholasticate in Melbourne, Australia; and Ansalin Joe Jelastin, will return to his native India where he will do Pastoral work before he begins his theological studies in 2018.

Oblate Pre-novices studying in Tijuana, Mexico (L-R) Diego Albert Garcia, Erik Ivan Rodriguez, Marcos Ivan Ochoa, Fulgencio Ocho.

realgroup_outdoors2Oblate Fathers Dan Nassaney (middle white beard) and Harold Fisher (far right blue shirt) with participants in the 2015 Mission Experience in New Orleans

painting2More participants in the New Orleans mission experience wielding paint brushes

groupprayer2Every mission experience includes time for prayer

judeThe poor of New Orleans can always find clothing at the St. Jude Community Store run by Oblate Father Tony Rigoli (middle)

art2Father Art Flores, OMI traveled with Oblate Youth from Texas to Barcelona, Spain for World Youth Day in 2011

andy2Fr. Andy Sensenig, OMI prays while he runs marathons

2013-04-09_06.18.27Parishioner expresses her happiness to see Fr. Juan Gaspar, OMI

bishopmike2Having just been ordained by Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI (Center) new Oblate priests Lucio Castillo (L) and Ulises Silva

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