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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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Kateri Symposium Celebrates Indigenous Culture

December 22nd, 2016

WINNIPEG — A celebration of indigenous culture and faith was on display at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Aboriginal Catholic Church in Winnipeg recently, with a wide-ranging look at how native ways of life relate to the teachings of Pope Francis.

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Albert Lacombe, OMI – The Man of the Good Heart

December 1st, 2016

In this year of the bi-centennial of the founding of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the members of OMI Lacombe Canada celebrate a centennial of one of their own. Fr. Albert Lacombe, who died in 1916, served as a model for missionaries to both the indigenous people and settlers of Western Canada. (When the five Oblate provinces of Western Canada became one province 13 years ago, they chose as their name “OMI Lacombe Canada”.)

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Father Jim Holland honoured with a headdress ceremony

October 28th, 2016

October 2, 2016 will likely be a day that Father Jim Holland, parish priest at Edmonton-based Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, will never forget.

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Pope Francis names an Oblate Cardinal

October 28th, 2016

On October 9, 2016, at the end of a Marian celebration for the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis named 17 new Cardinals. Among the four who are beyond the age of 80 is an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Bishop Sebastian Koto KHOARAI, Bishop-emeritus of Mohale’s Hoeck in Lesotho.

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Election of General Councilors

October 4th, 2016

Fr. Paolo Archiati, OMI Re-Elected Vicar General

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Election of Assistants General

October 4th, 2016

A beautiful day in Rome welcomed the month of October. The capitulars were joined in prayer today by the scholastics in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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