Appeals June18-19

June 17, 2011
Fr John Wanaurny Columban Fathers Donate Vocation Volunteer

Fr John Wanaurny

Columban Fr. John Wanaurny will be speaking at St. Clement Catholic Church, June 18-19, 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.


Fr. Charles O’Rourke

Columban Fr. Charles O’Rourke will be speaking at St. Wenceslaus Church on June 18-19, 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.


Fr. Colm Stanley

Columban Fr. Colm Stanley will be speaking at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Francis Catholic Church, June 18-19, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Ireland, Fr. Stanley was ordained in 1966. His missionary life began in South Korea and continues now in the Columban U.S. Regional Headquarters in St. Columbans, Nebraska.


An Invitation Calls for a Response

  • June 18-19: Father Wanaurny will be at:

    St. Clement Church
    4536 Vine Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45217-1618
    phone: 513-641-3176

  • June 18-19: Father O’Rourke will be at:

    St. Wenceslaus Church
    214 East 2nd Street
    Wahoo, NE 68066
    phone: 402-443-4235

  • June 18-19: Father Stanley will be at:

    Holy Trinity Church
    P.O. Box 39
    Brainard, NE 68626
    phone: 1-402-545-2691


    June 18-19: Father Stanley will be at:

    Holy Trinity Church
    P.O. Box 39
    Brainard, NE 68626
    phone: 1-402-545-2691


    St. Francis Church (center)
    3071 P Road
    David City, NE 68632
    phone:1-402-367-4202

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.

Volunteer Donate Vocation Appeals

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.