August 13-14, Fr. Wanaurny, Fr. Lintz, Fr. Royer, Fr. Brunner, Fr. O’Rourke

August 11, 2011

Fr. John Wanaurny

Columban Fr. John Wanaurny will be speaking at Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 13-14, 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. Bill Brunner

Columban Fr. Bill Brunner will be speaking at St. Ann Church on August 13-14, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Iowa, Fr. Brunner spent several years in the Philippines before returning to mission work in the United States. Fr. Brunner currently lives and works in his home town near Sioux City, Iowa.


Fr. Charles O’Rourke

Columban Fr. Charles O’Rourke will be speaking at Holy Trinity Church, St. Francis Church (Center), and St. Anthony Church/Ss Peter & Paul on August 13-14, 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. Royer

Columban Fr. Frank Royer will be speaking at St. Dennis Church on August 13-14, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Fr. Royer spent over 30 years of his mission life in Korea before returning to the United States. Currently assigned to the Chicago area, Fr. Royer continues to serve the Korean community.


Fr. Chuck Lintz

Fr. Chuck Lintz

Columban Fr. Chuck Lintz will be speaking at St. Joseph/Holy Cross on August 13-14, 2011, at all Masses. Fr. Lintz began his missionary life in Korea where he spent almost 20 years. Fr. Lintz currently serves the parish community of St. Agnes in Omaha, Nebraska, and is responsible for the Columban Priest Associate Program.


An Invitation Calls for a Response

  • Aug 13-14 Fr J Wanaurny
    Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary
    4541 S. Wood St.
    Chicago, IL 60609-3815
    Ph. 773-376-3900
  • Aug 13-14 Fr C Lintz
    St. Joseph/Holy Cross
    PO Box 623 1318 G Ave. W
    Wisner, NE 68791
    Ph. 402-529-3242
  • Aug 13-14 Fr Royer
    St. Dennis Church
    413 Dempsey Rd.
    Madison, WI 53714
    Ph. 1-608-246-5124
  • Aug 13-14 Fr Brunner
    St. Ann Church
    323 N. Van Buren St.
    Stoughton, WI 53589
    Ph. 1-608-873-7633
  • Aug 13-14 Fr C O’Rourke
    Holy Trinity Church
    PO Box 39
    Brainard, NE 68626
    Ph. 402-545-2691
  • Aug 13-14 Fr C O’Rourke
    St. Francis Church (Center)
    3071 P Road
    David City, NE 68632
    Ph. 402-367-4202
  • Aug 13-14 Fr C O’Rourke
    St. Anthony Church/Ss Peter & Paul
    405 Pine Street
    Bruno, NE 68014
    Ph. 1-402-543-2233
    Email: frhomes@juno.com

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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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