June 6th, 2017
In this text from the prophet Joel, God invites the People of Israel to return. The invitation is clear. God wants us – our hearts and our hands!
May 16th, 2017
Falling in love – Something that I do often, with communities (such as my parish and of course the Oblates of Mary Immaculate), with life, and sometimes with particular things which will only add to my life and how I will live it. In this case the Constitutions and Rules of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, their “Rule of Life”.
On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Oblate Ministry in Kenya and the Perpetual Profession of Br. Zachary Mwenda, OMI
June 6th, 2017
We met on May 21, 2017 not only to celebrate the Feast of Saint Eugene de Mazenod but to celebrate three other events.
A few words in English and in Cree from Fr. Susai Jesu, OMI, the incoming pastor of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
May 25th, 2017
A word of greeting from Fr. Susai Jesu, OMI.
PRESS RELEASE: Missionary Oblates Announce Change of Pastoral Leadership at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
May 24th, 2017
On May 3, 2017, Father Ken Forster, OMI, Provincial of OMI Lacombe Canada met with Fr. Jim Holland, OMI to confirm the decision that Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples will receive two new Pastors on July 2, 2017.
We have been in contact with the Oblates since 1973. In 1986, we participated in a workshop on “Personality and Human Relations” directed by Father Lomer Laplante O.M.I. Through personal reflection and sharing with the other members of the group, we discovered a profound and nearly urgent desire to live a “missionary experience“ which led us to our first trip to Bolivia in 1987. We remained in Bolivia during 10 out of 15 years, because we also wanted to spend time with our family in Canada.
John is friendly, talkative, colorful and full of stories. He wears his Oblate identity with a sense of pride and fills the room with his warm smile. His conversation is equally expressive in his facial expressions as in his spirited words.
He was born in 1931 in Danby, Quebec, and raised on the Southern Shore of the St. Lawrence outside of Montreal. He began his Oblate life with his novitiate year in 1948.