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2017 Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage – August 8-9, 2017

July 25th, 2017

We will retrace a historic canoe voyage undertaken by St. Jean de Brébeuf in the care of their First Nations guides – We are Indigenous Peoples, Jesuits, Canadians and Americans.

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Shkimba: De Mazenod Door is open to everyone

July 24th, 2017

A few years ago I took part in a hunger awareness activity, Do the Math. Participants were given a basket of food basics to live off of for a week. I can’t recall the contents of my basket but I do remember it wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger. I lasted the week only because I’m stubborn and wanted to see it through, but I was never so consistently hungry before and I was sorely tempted to cheat from time to time.

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Lao Catholic Community Celebrates ‘Ancestors of the Faith’

July 5th, 2017

Some 350 Hmong, Kmhmu, Lao and Karen Catholics gathered here to relive and celebrate the lives of the 17 martyrs of their native country Laos with gratitude and in thanksgiving for their exemplary lives of faith.

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Oblate Presence in People’s Struggle for Justice

July 5th, 2017

Families of the Disappeared is an association formed by those from the North and East of Sri Lanka whose family members went missing during the war in Sri Lanka (especially, during its last phase), which ended in May 2009.

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Oblate’s Sudden Death Mourned

July 5th, 2017

Parishes and First Nations communities from B.C. to Ontario are mourning the death of Father John Brioux, OMI, an Oblate priest with a deep spirituality and love for his flock.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2017 Personnel Appointments – OMI Lacombe Canada

May 19th, 2017

OMI Lacombe Canada Personnel Appointments for 2017 from Fr. Ken Forster, OMI, and the Provincial Leadership.

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A Message Regarding the Change in Pastoral Leadership At Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

May 19th, 2017

Following the Renewing Our Life and Mission (ROLM) process in the spring of 2015 there was a decision to change the pastoral leadership at Sacred Heart Parish in Edmonton. At the time there was an appeal from many in the parish for Fr. Jim Holland to stay on as pastor.

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A Legacy of Retreat and Renewal

May 18th, 2017

The little cabin at Amyot Lake has been a retreat for the Oblates serving in the dioceses of Prince Albert and Keewatin Le Pas for the last 25 years or so.

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Moved by the Spirit

May 18th, 2017

On Friday April 7th, 2017, the Providence Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul, Kingston, Ontario, made a legacy gift of $2.5M to Saint Paul University to establish the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality.

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Engagement and Transformation

May 16th, 2017

On Friday, April 28th, 2017 JPIC-OMI Lacombe was very pleased to participate on the Eugene de Mazenod Medal award at the University Saint Paul, as their nominee Mr. John Joe Gunn was the honoree of the day

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Canada, US region young Oblates meet

April 25th, 2017

On February 14, 2017 the first official meeting of Young Oblates of CA-US Region Committee was held in the Provincial House of Assumption Province in Toronto, Canada.

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Vatican considers two Albertans for Sainthood

April 7th, 2017

Two giants of Catholic history in Alberta continue to be considered for possible sainthood by Pope Francis.

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Companions on the Journey Amid the Uncertainties: Called to Hope…A Retreat for Newer Vowed/Religious

March 29th, 2017

A Retreat for Newer Vowed/Religious

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Media That Motivates

March 29th, 2017

Everywhere we look we hear and read about social media in its many forms: website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, etc. What are these applications all about? How might they be useful for vocation ministry? What are some novel ways that congregations are using social media today?

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Catholic priest gives blessing at Behchoko’s Dene handgames tournament

March 29th, 2017

A group of priests attended and blessed a hand games tournament in Behchoko, N.W.T., over the weekend (March 11-12). The games included Dene drumming, a sacred act that was once resisted by the Catholic Church.

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Mahoney: St. Patrick soul food from Father Tony

March 29th, 2017

Most Hamiltonians, unless very religious or very Irish, think of St. Patrick once a year, after the Ides of March, in a merriment of green beer and shamrock-shaped eyeglasses. Many of our homeless, poor and marginalized think of St. Patrick all the time. The King Street East and Victoria Avenue South church bearing his name feeds up to 300 every day at its De Mazenod Door.

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Young Oblates of CA-US Region Committee Meeting

March 7th, 2017

n February 14, 2017 the first official meeting of Young Oblates of CA-US Region Committee was held in the Provincial House of Assumption Province in Toronto, Canada. CROCUS representatives Fr. Marian Gil, OMI and Fr. Luc Tardif, OMI facilitated this event.

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