Oblates

Oblate Commitment
Posted on October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019 It’s always so good for us to be together on this Community Weekend in October when we welcome new oblate initiates and enjoy all the oblates that are able to be present. To say that we appreciate...
Oblate Commitment Ceremony 2018
Posted on October 24, 2018
I always feel that it’s rather anti-climactic to give a reflection during the oblate commitment ceremony because your very presence, your energy, your participation and enthusiasm, your wholehearted commitment to your...
2017 Oblate Commitment Ceremony
Posted on October 26, 2017
The Gospel reading we just heard would certainly be a strong contender in a contest that was asking for the message of Jesus in one or two phrases. "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself." In fact, this is a...
2016 Oblate Commitment Ceremony
Posted on October 30, 2016
The reading we just heard, the Gospel story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10), one of a series of parables and stories from the life of Jesus that have been presented to us over the last few Sundays, is one that many of us...
Oblate Commitment Ceremony 2015
Posted on October 24, 2015
I want to share with you today my reflections on a chapter in Elizabeth Johnson’s latest book, Abounding in Kindness, writings for the people of God. It is a collection of articles, homilies and presentations that...
2014 Oblate Commitment Ceremony
Posted on October 24, 2014
The short but powerful Gospel reading (Matthew 22: 34-40) is one of those that we all know by heart and is supportive, comforting and yet challenging whenever we read it. With the present Pope Francis and his...