What You Missed on Facebook in October












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Here’s what you Missed on Facebook in October:

Sent in by Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI

“the ecological concern…This latter aspect is becoming more and more pronounced, as people begin to realize that there can be no genuine justice and peace in our world unless we begin to act as true stewards of creation, thus safeguarding the survival and integrity of our planet.”

~ Vade Mecum, 1997; Chapter One, General Council 

Fall Harvest Feast: 39I Michigan Vegetable Garden –  October 25, 2014

The pictures attached to this note say it all beautifully and thoroughly! The weather was perfect. We had about 65 people in attendance. We prayed and did a little Tai Chi. We feasted on a scrumptious four-course farm fresh vegan menu prepared by Tambra from NativeSol Kitchen, with a variety of libations.

We were blessed with a live jazz performance organized by Violet Marley that featured some familiar Bob Marley tunes as well as some original pieces from the performers themselves. (Info on their CD is available). Garlic was planted in abundance and some general preparations for winter were made easier by volunteering hands.

Thanks to Gail and her friends and colleagues and to our own George for his many contributions and to José Roberto Araújo da Silva OMI for his generous contributions to the Garden during the season and his logistics and personal support for the event on Saturday

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A new posting from Fr. David Munoz: “First commitment of our Buffalo oblate associates. The attached picture is from their day of reflection with Fr John Staak and Fr Richard Hall.” 

New Oblate Associates, Our Lady of Hope, Buffalo, NY

Here’s an October 23rd posting from the New St. Eugene de Mazenod Facebook page:

Employees looking after their health at the Missionary Association Health Fair. All these screenings and flu shots provided free of charge by the Oblates for employees.”

Vickie Grady has her Glucose screening with June Gagen, RN from Memorial HospitalDawn Sisco-Smith receives a band-aid after her flu shot from Janee Regot, RN, of H & H Health Associates

Ken Amerson is put through his paces by Pilates instructor, Tilani Moe of Absolute Flolw PilatesMike Lively consults with Reflexologist, Paula Massey from Body Focus.

Here’s a post from the St. Eugene Facebook page on October 8 using quotes and photos from Fr. Andy Sensenig: 

“Some photos from our blessing of animals over last weekend. The ceremony happened at our nearby parish building called the “Bishop Kenny Center.” We has a good variety of animals from bearded dragons, a hamster, dogs, cats, a chicken and two ducks! The funny part was that the ducks did not like to blessed at all.  I guess that they do not like Holy Water.  Such is life for a duck! The smaller group photo happened on last Saturday and the larger one occurred last Sunday.”

Jerry Gutierrez Posted this on October 7: “Prenovices end the day for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary with a Rosary for the needs of the church.” 


October 6 posting from OMI JPIC:Fr. Antonio Ponce OMI engaging parishioners of La Morita (Mexico), south of Tijuana about social justice issues.Trip was also an opportunity to network with local Oblate community.”

Fr. Antonio Ponce, OMI

An October 3 posting from Fr. Juan Ayala, OMI: Blessing of the animals at Our Lady of Guadalupe School: children of the school learning about St. Francis of Assisi and bringing pictures of their beloved pets as they ask God to bless them. Their expressions are truly priceless…especially after I was done drenching everyone with Holy Water.”      


Fr. Juan and parishioners
























 October 1st, Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI posted the following: “Center for Migration Studies founded on Staten Island in 1964 by the Scalabrini Fathers celebrated their 50th anniversary last night with a grand gala at Battery Park.”