Provincial Visits Minnesota Oblates

Minnesota Oblate Minsitries

(L-R): Br. Dan Bozek, Frs. Louis Studer, Hank Lemoncelli, Lon Konold, Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF, Fr. Dick Sudlik, Director.

Photos and text from Fr. Louis Studer, OMI

After 22 years ministering at the Vatican, Fr. Hank Lemoncelli, OMI, has returned to the province! He continues ministering at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN. 

On hand to greet him upon his return is the Preaching Team at the retreat center and U.S. Provincial.

Fr. Hank lived at the Oblate General House in Rome and worked at a dicastery at the Vatican until his required retirement there. He is well known for his preaching ministry and retreats to Religious.

Welcome back, Hank!

Christ the King Retreat House in Buffalo, MN

From Buffalo, Fr. Studer stops by to visit Oblates and parishes in St. Paul

(L-R): Provincial Fr. Louis Studer, Frs. Dwight Hoeberechts (visiting the Oblate community), Fr. Powell, Fr. Czop.

Oblates also minister in St. Paul, MN, at three parishes. Fr. Mike Powell,, OMI, is Pastor of St. Casimir and St. Patrick parishes in St. Paul and Fr. Cyprian Czop, OMI, is Associate Pastor and also ministers at Holy Cross Parish in northwest Minneapolis to Polish immigrants. Oblates have staffed St. Casimir Parish for over 100 years.

St. Casimir’s Parish in St. Paul, MN