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Christmas Greetings from the U.S. Area


 The Oakford Dominicans of the U.S. Area wishes you and your families a most holy and Merry Christmas. May you experience the peace that Christ has brought to the world!

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Sr. Pru Transfers from England to South Africa

On November 30, 2011, Sr. Pru Cooper arrived in South Africa on a temporary transfer after 40 years of being outside of the country.  Sr. Pru, originally from the English Area, will spend the next few weeks reconnecting with the Oakford communities around South Africa before settling into a new ministry.  Sr. Celia Smit, Congregational Councillor of the South African Area, welcomed Sr. Pru officially at the Oakford Generalate in Bedfordview, South Africa.


Sr. Alison Named Top 10 Leader in Health Care


Congratulations to Sr. Alison Munro who was named one of the "Top 10 Influential Leaders in Health Care Management" by the South African Institute of Health Care Managers for her work as Administrator of the South African Catholic Bishops' Conference AIDS Office.  Sr. Alison will officially receive her award on 25 November 2011 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.


Sr. Angela Prepares Men for the Sacraments

Sr. Angela Sutton prepared six men to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Communion at the new prison in Kimberley, South Africa.  Fr. Motsiri Mosai O.M.I. celebrated Holy Mass at the prison with about 30 other Catholic men in attendance.  Br. Sefatso Qopane O.M.I., a young seminarian staying for a year at the Provincial House, who helps Sr. Angela at the prison, was present as well.  Pictured above are members of the Catholic Prison Ministry group who take turns conducting Catholic services on Saturdays at the new prison and on Sundays at the old prison.


My Ministry at La Comunidad Hispana/Latina

By:  Sr. Gladys Echenique

During these past two years, I have struggled to discern the Lord’s vision for a church like La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton. The church is the largest of the 76 parishes in the Diocese of Tucson.  It is a beautiful church, and its parishioners have diverse racial and financial backgrounds. What they share in common is their generosity. They are always ready to reach out to the needy. 

The mission of La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton is to proclaim the gospel in the Hispanic/Latino community and to bring Hispanic Catholics into enthusiastic participation in the life and mission of our church while strengthening the unity of the One Body of Christ.  At this point, the ministry of La Comunidad Hispana/Latina en Santa Elizabeth Ann Seton Church serves mostly first generation Hispanic/Latino immigrants. La Comunidad also is blessed to serve the children and adults of this first generation in their own language.

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