Assumption Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate was established in Canada on August 22, 1956. Our roots and origin are in St. Mary’s Province. Our principal ministry is among the old and new Canadians of Polish descent. Since 1965, the scope of our ministry has broadened to include work among Italian immigrants, and, gradually, among other immigrant and ethnic groups.
As men dedicated to Our Lord and the mission of the Church, we bring the Good News to these people in their language and help them acclimatize to a new society, culture and way of life. This ministry finds expression in conventional forms, including parishes, the Retreat House, preaching of parish missions, while at the same time seeking new ways to evangelize in an ever changing society.
In whatever ministry we are assigned to, we share in the missionary work entrusted to Assumption Province. We strive to genuinely care for those who most need the consolation of the teaching of Christ and are least touched by the Gospel.
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