The Missionary Oblates were founded in 1816 by Saint Eugene de Mazenod. Our motto is: “He has sent me to bring the Good News to the poor […]. The Good News is proclaimed to the poor” (Luke 4:18; Matthew 11:5).
This double Gospel expression makes up the motto inscribed on the coat of arms of the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and of its founder, Eugene de Mazenod. It highlights the missionary character of the Oblate charism and its primary activity. The Oblates find themselves reflected in it no matter how diverse their ministries might be.
The Parish was founded by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate ( OMI) a religious order whose main emphasis of service is to those who are marginalized in the church.
200th Anniversary of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
February 2016 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Mission Oblates of Mary Immaculate. To prepare for this celebration the congregation has been taking part in a series of communal Faith Sharing Encounters – with last year’s focus being on “community”. This year, the 2nd year of our Triennium, we are focusing on “formation”. These Faith Sharing Encounters are being shared here for those who would wish to use them. They have been edited and shortened so that they are appropriate for use by all in our parish community. At the beginning of each month a new Faith Sharing Encounter will be posted for your convenience. If you would like to take part and meet with others to pray, discuss and share these encounters pleased contact Eleanor Rabnett at rabnete.gmail.com or 613-315-5317.
Mission Statement of OMI Lacombe Canada
Disciples of Jesus, with the heart of Mary Immaculate, sons and daughters of Eugene de Mazenod, we are called to be Oblate missionaries in this time and place.
As daring members of the prophetic Church, we stand with the voiceless, hearing and making heard their cry, which is a cry to God who brings down the powerful and lifts up the lowly.
In so doing, we risk finding ourselves among the marginalized of our community, our society and our church, taking our place among the poor and powerless, walking with those who, like us, hold within themselves tremendous beauty, strengths and gifts as well as weaknesses, brokenness and limitations, that together we may help one another experience the love of God, so we may be healed and give of ourselves in the service of the continuous unfolding of the reign of God within creation.
Connect to the OMI website: http://www.omilacombe.ca/