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Ordination 2015


New Oblate priests: (L-R) Fathers. Lucio Castillo, Ulises Silva Castillo,Feliciano Ortiz-Lopez

   Oblates preach the Gospel to the poor.



    “To proclaim Christ and make him known.”

                 -St. Eugene de Mazenod



 Who are the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate?  We are a missionary community of brothers and priests. We work with the poor, (parishes, shrines, prisons and retreat houses.)

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Photos From Recent Events With Men in Oblate Formation

The new Novices for 2015 and their formators at the Oblate’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate in Godfrey, IL. (L-R) Fr. Jack Lau, OMI, Steven Montez, Joshua Nash, Jean Emmanuel Meloncourt, Fr. Tom Horan, OMI, Amila Sandaruwan Perera Dawatage, Paul Raj Arulanantham, Nishan Priyadarshana, Fr. Rudy Nowakowski, OMI. 

Four men profess 1st Religious Vows, August, 2015.L-R front row: Antonio Guerro, Tom Franklin, Vincent Adaikalasamy, Dan Bourg. 2nd row: Oblate Fathers, Thomas Horan, Jack Lau, RudyNowakowski. Top row, U.S. Oblate Provincial, Very Rev.William M. Antone        


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


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


There’s work to be done during the mission experience, here Jerry Gutierrez moves boxes    



 More participants in the New Orleans mission experience wielding paint brushes

              Every mission experience includes time for prayer

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

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

Fr. Andy Sensenig, OMI prays while he runs marathons

 Parishioner expresses her happiness to see Fr. Juan Gaspar, OMI


 Beginning their journey to priesthood are Pre-novices: (L-R) Lennard Panthier, Jerry Gutierrez, Brian Bernhardt

 Having just been ordained by Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI (Center) new Oblate priests Lucio Castillo (L) and Ulises Silva (R) begin their journey as Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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