Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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Lourdes Volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes as a volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes I have had the privilege of coming to Lourdes for the last six years as a volunteer. The first time I came I really had no idea what to expect but I volunteered to work in the Baths. At this time in my life I wasn’t...

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Letter of Louis Lougen OMI Superior General on “Oblate Day”

THE LETTER OF THE SUPERIOR GENERAL ON THE 194TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAPAL APPROBATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONS AND RULES February 17, 2020 Dear Brother Oblates and all who live inspired in the Oblate charism, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He...

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Oraison Prayer Birmingham

Oraison prayer with Friends of St. Eugene – Birmingham 

Oraison prayer with Friends of St. Eugene – Birmingham  To begin at the beginning. I was asked to write an account of L’oraison held at St. Anne’s Church, Digbeth, Birmingham just before Christmas, something that would be very difficult to try and explain. L’oraison has been defined as, ‘a mode of prayer in which we...

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Chinese New Year Kilburn

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Kilburn

The Young At Heart Club celebrates Chinese New Year, the festival which marks the beginning of the new year on the Chinese calendar, in Mazenod Hall, near the Oblate parish church of the Sacred Heart, Quex Road. 115 people joined in the fun and festivities.   We had a catering company provide us with excellent...

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Lourdes Novena 2020

Mary as Friend, Sister and Mother: Lourdes Novena 2020 to be led by Fr Shane Crombie

The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, beginning on Sunday, the 2nd of February 2020. The Theme this year is Mary as Friend, Sister and Mother.  The novena will be directed by Fr Shane Crombie, of the Meath Diocese. The novena is celebrated...

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Ciaran Dillon OMI

Remembering Fr Ciaran Dillon OMI

Fr Ciaran Dillon OMI 1929 – 2020 Ciarán Padraig Dillon was born on 6 March, 1929, in Roosky, Co. Roscommon. The Dillon family soon moved to Inchicore, Dublin where his father was the local family doctor. Their home was next door to the Oblate grounds on Tyrconnell Road. After primary education at Scoil Mhuire Gan...

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Celebrating the Feast Santo Nino in Kilburn

A fabulous celebration this weekend with the Filipino community as we celebrated the feast of Santo Niño. The Sacred Heart church in Quex Road was filled with colour and the music was amazing. After the Eucharist we all went into the community centre for a fiesta. Many thanks to the Filchamp community for all they...

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Fr Jef Belgian Missionary Oblate

Belgian Missionary Oblate killed in alleged robbery attempt

Belgian Missionary Oblate Murdered  The Oblates of the Province of OMISA (Southern Africa) are devastated at the death of Fr. Jozef (Jef) HOLLANDERS. Fr Jef seems to have been strangled to death in a robbery at the parish in Bodibe, near Mahikeng in the North West Province on Sunday night, 12 January. A parishioner discovered...

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Bluebell parish mass RTE

Our Lady of the Wayside Bluebell Parish featured on RTÉ

On Sunday, 12th January, the Oblate Parish of Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell in Dublin City were invited to RTÉ studios to celebrate their Sunday Eucharist on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. The Mass was broadcast live on television and streamed online.  The Mass was celebrated by parish priest of Bluebell,...

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Christmas Dinner Cricklewood

260 parishioners attend Young at Heart Christmas Dinner

What a great day yesterday with the Young at Heart Club Christmas dinner at the Crown Hotel in cricklewood. 260 parishioners turned up for a fabulous afternoon and evening. The food was amazing and we danced the legs off ourselves till late in the evening. Merry Christmas to you all!  #alwaysclosetothepeople 

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