There has been a significant progress in past few years in how the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate look at their ministry with our young people. One of the recent initiatives was the Oblate Youth Forum which was organized and hosted by the US Province Committee for Mission with Youth. This forum was held at the Oblate Renewal Center in San Antonio, TX on November 7-10, 2017. Fr. Jarek represented the OMI Lacombe Canada Province.
Cathy Sullivan once a week has been happily making her Mum’s chicken soup with love for our guests who come to De Mazenod Door. In her story she shares her experience of growing up in St. Patrick’s neighbourhood, her parents witness of faith and joy of serving others.
Nadia Matos volunteered on Pentecost Sunday at the De Mazenod Door Outreach dinner. She shares this experience through the eyes of a volunteer… “helping out in this small way was a gratifying experience, one that, not only fed the hungry but on Pentecost Sunday fed their souls.”
Our parishioner, Christine Hansen, shares how God’s plan revealed itself to her over time, through the insights that God delivered through thoughtful prayer and honest introspection about her life events — good and bad, joyful and painful, hopeful and despairing.
“We have always thought that these animals that we have been gifted with, that we have been blessed to share our lives with, they bring out the best of us. They show us unconditional love, unconditional support… We think it’s important to acknowledge before God in gratitude these beautiful creatures that we get to share our work with, our lives with,” Fr. Tony O’Dell OMI
Card. John Foley
"The human person and the human community are the end and measure of the media of social communication; communication should be by persons for the integral development of persons."
"The Parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God's word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration."
THE AMAZING PARISH
"The Church is everyone, and with great respect for the authority of a pastor of a parish and for his vocation and his dedication, we have to recognize that if we think he’s going to do it on his own, we’re putting him in a position of great struggle and suffering. The laity have to step up."