Dear Parishioners of St. Philip Neri,

Fr. Susai Jesu was a member of the delegation that recently went to Rome to meet with the Holy Father at the end of March.  He’s written about his experience and posted it on our OMI Lacombe  Canada website.  Here is an excerpt of his experience,

“My primary reason to participate was to represent Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, which has connections to so many Indigenous, Métis and Inuit Peoples from around Canada and especially from Alberta. A second reason was to spiritually support the primary and secondary delegates and encourage them by being physically present with them in Rome. A third reason was to carry my own personal experience with Indigenous people, carrying both the sorrowful and joyful stories that I had received during my fourteen years in Canada. A fourth reason was to represent all the Oblates who ever worked among the Indigenous Peoples, and in particular the Oblates who worked in the residential schools.”

To read about his experience in totality please go to,

LINK :—OMI-Lacombe-Canada—April-13-2022


Fr. Ken Forster