The Bishop Fallon residence is to the left of Holy Angels ChurchThe Oblate community in and around the historic Holy Angels Church in Buffalo, NY is involved in a  host of energetic ministries. In addition to the parish itself, (founded in 1851, it is the longest continuously serving ministry in the U.S. Province) the Oblate pre-novitiate is located here with six men in formation at the Bishop Fallon residence next to Holy Angels. Pre-novice Director, Fr. Richard Sudlik, OMI keeps them busy with classes at D’Youville College, daily Mass, and prayer, tasks to perform around the house and ministerial activities. Fr. Sudlik is assisted by Fr. Quillan Bouzi, OMI


L-R Jean Emmanuel Meloncourt and Steven Montez prepare supperOn the weekend of September 21-22, the young men prepared supper on Saturday and Sunday and, under the direction of Fr. David Munoz, OMI,  led catechesis classes on Sunday morning for the youngsters of Holy Angels Parish. During the same weekend, the Diocese of Buffalo celebrated Hispanic Heritage with a mass presided over by The Most Reverend, Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo. Oblate Fathers, James Fee (Pastor of Holy Angels) David Munoz and Steve Vasek con-celebrated at the colorful liturgy attended by hundreds of enthusiastic congregants at the diocesan parish of Holy Cross. Meanwhile, just across town, Fr. Mitch Byeck, OMI, led the celebration of the Eucharist at the long-time Oblate parish, Our Lady of Hope.  Fr. Quillan Bouzi also helps out at this parish which boasts a large Latino population and a growing number of immigrants from Burma (formerly Myanmar.)


Weekly Mission Center Meeting L-R Fathers Jim Fee, Dick Sudlik, Steve Vasek and David MunozIn addition to all of this, the community has been designated as one of the four new “Mission Centers” of the U.S. Province. New outreach is being planned in weekly meetings attended by Oblate Fathers, Sudlik, Bouzi, James Fee (Pastor of Holy Angels,) David Munoz (Local Director of Oblate Associates,) Steve Vasek (Mission Preacher)and from India, Fr. Antonyraj Arumainathan. When fully operational, the Mission Center will be leading and participating in new ministries outside the walls of Holy Angels, in the streets and homes of the surrounding community.

Fr. Mitch Byeck at Our Lady of HopeBishop Richard Malone Leads Hispanic Celebration, Fathers Jim Fee and David Munoz are seen  in back with green stoles.

Daily mass L-R Emmanuel Meloncourt, Steven Montez, Manuel Romero and Fr. Dick SudlikMorning Prayer, L-R Dan Bourg, Denning Achidi, Patrick Nacanaynay

L-R  Pre-novice, Daniel Bourg with Cook, Roxanne Schweitzer, and Fr. Jim FeeL-R Dan Bourg, Manuel Romero, Emmanuel Meloncourt and Steven Montez in Philosophy Club