What You Missed on Facebook in September















What You Missed on Facebook in September

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Here’s a September 26, post from Fr. Dennis Guirnalda Gui: South Upi Parish delegates with Fr. Bill Antone, OMI, Provincial Superior of US Province.”

With the help of Chula Vista Oblate Associate, Hermie Alignay, this was posted on the St. Eugene de Mazenod Facebook page on September 24: 

“Congratulations and God bless the Oblates of the Philippines and the Philippine people! – Cotabato celebrates 75 years of Oblate presence by Remembering, Reliving, Hoping”

(Thanks to Oblate Fathers: Bill O’Donnell, Joe Arong, and Joe Ferraioli for helping to identify the Oblates in this photo)

(L-R) Fr. Clarence Bertlesman, OMI, Fr. Stan Sun, OMI, Fr. John Chai, OMI, FR. Joseph Milford, OMI, Unknown non-Oblate

  Here’s a post from the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York on September 23:

Misa Diocesana de la Herencia Hispana 

( Diocesan Hispanic Heritage Mass ) 

Celebrated Sunday September 21, 2014 at Holy Cross Church 
Tema / Theme: “Reconoce y Acepta el Llamado del Senor”
“Recognize and Accept the Calling of the Lord” 

El celebrante de la Liturgia / Celebrant for the Liturgy
Bishop/ Obispo Richard J. Malone, Th. D., 

Reception followed at the Msgr. David Gallivan Parish Hall

(L-R) Ryszard Biernat, Bishop Richard Malone, Fr. Quilin Bouzi, OMI, Fr. David Munoz, OMI

 (L-R) Bishop Malone, Fr. Munoz

  Here’s a post from the St. Eugene de Mazenod Facebook page from September 17: “Here’s a nice picture of the new men in formation at Casa Estudiantil de Mazenod in Tijuana with some Oblates: L-R top: Fr. Francisco Gomez, Fr. Julio Narvaes, Fr. Nick Harding, Fr. Jesse Esqueda, Fr. Webert Merilan, U.S. Provincial, Fr. Bill Antone and Fr. Don Bernard. The young men L-R are: Marcos Ivan Ochoa Sahagun, Candido Adolfo Garcia Mencos, Erik Ivan Rodrigue Lozano, Diego Alberto Garcia Perez, and Fulgencio Ochoa Reyes.”

The Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate posted the announcement of Fr. Louis Lougen’s Papal Appointment with this picture on September 17



Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI posted the following on September 15:
“Dr. Jo Marie Griesgraber,New Rules for Global Development – Director, Former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Muhtar now Executive Director at the World Bank and Oblate JPIC Director Fr Seamus Finn, during the Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure meeting held at the World Bank in Washington DC on Sept. 15.”

A very nice posting from Fr. Jim Brobst on September 8:

Before I “hit the hay,” I just want to say that as of today I have been an Oblate priest for 24 years. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned from the people I’ve had the privilege to serve in Chicago, Alton, San Antonio, Evanston, Alaska and Belleville. (Also International Falls and Houston, though before my ordination!) Thanks to God, family and friends for your support”

.(L-R) Aunt Anna Koca, Fr. Jim, Aunt Clara Scharnek, His mother, Mary Brobst (All deceased)



A Post and some photos from Fr. John Curran, OMI on September 8: Fiesta patronal…Santa Rosa”


Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI was on the road again and posted this on September 1: 

Dana Simental posted the following from the Perpetual Vows Mass on August 30: “Glad to be a part of this special day. Thank u Jesus!! Congratulations Bro.Jason and Bro. Feliciano!”

Brothers Jason Rossignol and Feliciano Lopez-Ortiz took Perpetual Vows on August 30

Bros. Jasson Rossignol and Feliciano Lopez-Ortiz




















Fr. Jack Lau posted these photos of the new group at the Novitiate in Gidfrey, Illinois!                                                                                                                                                                    (L-R) Fr. Jack Lau, OMI, Antonio Zapata Guerrero, Thomas Franklin, Fr. Tom Horan, OMI, Daniel Bourg, Vincent Fernandez Adaikalasamy, Fr. Rudy Nowakowski, OMI

Here’s another photo of the groups taken on the grounds of the novitiate:


Fr. Raul Salas sent these photos of the men going through the scholasticate in San Antonio this year. (Not pictured is Felix Nayambe from Zambia)                                                                       

Dawid Karchut is an intern this year

            Daniel Ziegler is also an intern




















Lucio Castillo is also an intern this year

/Ulisses Silva





















Bro. Rusty Gardiner, OMI