All Oblates, Oblate novices, and their guests are welcome to attend the festive Mass for the Feast of Saint Benedict at the Archabbey Basilica at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 11. The Mass will include the profession of solemn vows by Brother David Klecker, O.S.B., and Brother Dominic Leo, O.S.B.
Oblates are invited to stay for lunch and for a meeting at 2 p.m., for Evening Prayer at 5 p.m., and for supper. If you are coming for Mass, lunch, or supper, please contact the Oblate Office.
Even if you are coming only for Mass, please let us know since it is good for the sacristans to know how many pews to reserve for the Oblates. The meeting at 2 p.m. will include a reflection and then the tenth annual ceremony to honor Oblates who this year celebrate 5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 55, or 60 or more years of Oblation.
Those needing overnight room reservations should call Father Donald at the Oblate Office (724-805-2291) as soon as possible.