Columban Fr. Charles Duster will be speaking at All Saints Parish #244, July 23-24, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Fr. Duster began his missionary life in Japan, but he spent the majority of his mission life in Fiji. Fr. Duster currently is assigned to the Columban house in Chicago, Illinois, where is active in mission education. Artifacts from his work in Fiji are a big hit with the students!
Columban Fr. T.P. Reynolds will be speaking at Christ the Good Shepard, July 23-24, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Ireland, Fr. Reynolds began his missionary life in Peru, although his main vocation was teaching in Columban seminaries and at the university level. Fr. Reynolds currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Columban Fr. Charles O’Rourke will be speaking at Presentation Church on July 23-24, 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.
Columban Fr. Michael Dodd will be speaking at St. Joseph, July 23-24, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Ireland, Fr. Dodd was missioned in South Korea following the Korean War. He now lives in St. Columbans, Nebraska, and works in the mission office as the planned giving officer. Fr. Dodd can tell you exactly how not to write a legal and binding will!
Columban Fr. Arturo Aguilar will be speaking at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, July 23-24, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Texas, Fr. Aguilar was ordained in 1984 and began his missionary life in Brazil. After returning to the U.S., he served as the Vocations Coordinator for the region. He was appointed U.S. Regional Director in 2006 and re-elected for a second term in 2009.
Columban Fr. Tim Mulroy will be speaking at the Basilica of St. Louis on July 23-24, 2011, at all Masses. Fr. Mulroy currently mentors and works with Columban seminarians in Chicago, Illinois.
An Invitation Calls for a Response
- July 23-24 Fr Charles O’Rourke
1291 41 Road
Bellwood, NE 68624
Ph. 1-402-367-3666 Cell 1-402-875-1334
- July 23-24 Fr Sullivan
Annunciation of the Lord Parish
311 Somerset Ave
Taunton, MA 02780
Ph 1-508-823-2521 or 1-508-824-6791
- July 23-24 Fr Charles Duster
All Saints Parish #244
6403 Clemens Avenue
University City, MO 63130-3450
- July 23-24 Fr Tim Mulroy
Basilica of St. Louis (Old Cathedral)#162
209 Walnut Street
Saint Louis, MO 63102-2420
- July 23-24 Fr TP Reynolds
Christ the Good Shepard
17900 Jonathan Street
Adelanto, CA 92301-0577
- July 23-24 Fr Mike Dodd
100 S. 9th St.
Springfield, NE 68059
- July 23-24 Fr Arturo Aguilar
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
901 Washington St.
Calistoga, CA 94515
- July 23-24 Fr Bob Mosher
Ss. Peter & Paul
617 Lincoln Ave.
Rockford, IL 61102
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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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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.