Columban Fr. John Wanaurny will be speaking at St. Margaret of York Parish, June 11-12, 2011, at all Masses. Fr. Wanaurny worked for 25 years in the southern Philippines, eleven years in Brazil and six years in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Columban Fr. Peter Kenny will be speaking at St. Louis de
Montfort Catholic Church, June 11-12, 2011, at all Masses. Fr.
Kenny was missioned in the Philippines for many years including the years that the Philippines was under martial law. He now lives in California where he works with the Filippino population.
Columban Fr. Joseph McSweeny will be speaking at Corpus
Christi Parish, June 11-12, 2011, at all Masses. Fr. McSweeny
was missioned in Taiwan for many years. He now lives in St.
Columbans, Nebraska, and works in the mission office.
An Invitation Calls for a Response
June 11-12: Father Wanaurny will be at:
St. Margaret of York Parish
9483 Columbia Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140-1560
June 11-12: Father McSweeny will be at:
Corpus Christi Parish
2075 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH 03801-5608
June 11-12: Father Kenny will be at:
St. Louis de Montfort Church
5075 Harp Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455-5183
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.
To learn more about the Columban Fathers, please visit our website at www.columban.org. You can view current videos from the missions, engage in dialogue with the Columbans, read our magazine and sign up for our newsletter.
About the Columbans: The Missionary Society of St. Columban, also known as the Columban Fathers, is a Catholic missionary society that was founded in 1918 to proclaim and witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Society seeks to establish the Catholic Church where the Gospel has not been preached, help local churches evangelize their laity, promote dialogue with other faiths, and foster among all baptized people an awareness of their missionary responsibility. The Society’s U.S. headquarters is based in Bellevue, Neb., which is south of Omaha.