Columban Fr. Arturo Aguilar will be speaking at Saint Philip Benizi(Poteet, TX), September 3-4, 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. Kevin Mullins will be speaking at Notre Dame Catholic Church (Kerrville, TX 78208) , September 3-4, 2011, at all Masses. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Fr. Mullins was ordained in 1978. He spent many years of his mission life in Chile before moving to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where he serves the parish of Corpus Christi in Anapra, Mexico.
An Invitation Calls for a Response
- Sept 3-4 Fr Aguilar
Saint Philip Benizi
Post Office Box 348
Poteet, TX 78065
- Sept 3-4 Fr K Mullins
909 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78208
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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.