Appeals September 24-25 Fr. Clark and Fr. O’Rourke

September 23, 2011

Bob Clark

Columban Fr. Bob Clark will be speaking at St. Francis of Assisi (Incline Village, NV) on September 24-25, 2011, at all Masses. Following his ordination in 1965, Fr. Clark was missioned to the Philippines before returning to the U.S. He was then commissioned to the U.S. Navy where he served as a naval chaplain. Fr. Clark currently serves in the San Diego area.

Fr. Charles O’Rourke

Columban Fr. Charles O’Rourke will be speaking at St. Peter the Apostle (Savannah, GA) on September 24-25, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Iowa, Fr. O’Rourke spent 35 yeas of his mission life in Korea. He is currently the house bursar in St. Columbans, Nebraska.

  • Sept 24-25 Fr B Clark
    St. Francis of Assisi
    701 Mt. Rose Hwy
    Incline Village, NV 89451
    Ph. 775-831-0490
  • Sept 24-25 Fr. C O’Rourke
    St. Peter the Apostle
    7020 Concord Road
    Savannah, GA 31410-0859
    Ph. 1-912-897-5156
  • Oct 8-9 Fr B Clark
    Immaculate Heart of Mary
    500 Fairview Avenue
    Brentwood, CA 94513
    Ph. 1-925-634-4154
  • Nov 26-27 Fr B Clark
    Saint Bernard Parish
    1620 – 62nd Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94621
    Ph. 1-510-632-3013

Today, Columbans continue to work around the world with the economically poor and marginalized. Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Columbans in that region have stayed with those they serve and are assisting with the on-going relief efforts.

When rebuilding begins, Columbans will be there assisting and aiding the people. In 2010, the disastrous floods in Pakistan left thousands homeless and destroyed acres of crops.

Homelessness, hunger and illness followed the floods. Columbans in Pakistan organized medical mission teams to bring urgently needed assistance to those affected by the floods. Columbans in Pakistan continue to help the people they serve rebuild their lives, homes and livelihoods in the wake of the floods. Wherever they are needed by God’s people, Columbans answer the call to serve.

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