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Oblate Meetings
Oblate meetings are held throughout Southern California and at the Abbey on a monthly basis. All are welcome to attend. One does not have to be an oblate to attend. If you would like to go to a meeting please contact the group by the e-mail address given below.
LOCAL OBLATE GROUPS meet monthly in the following areas:

CAMARILLO

Led by Paul Ford and Janice Daurio. Send an email to information@saintandrewsabbey.com for more information.

APPLE VALLEY

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Send a message to Beverly Ingram, via information@saintandrewsabbey.com.

BAKERSFIELD

Led by Fr. Phillip Edward O.S.B. Meeting are on the 4th Saturday.
Send a message to Anne Filipski via information@saintandrewsabbey.com.

LOS ANGELES AREA OBLATES

This group gathers for Mass and a conference on monastic spirituality at Holy Spirit Retreat Center 4316 Lanai Rd in Encino at 2 p.m. The 2019 remaining schedule : July 20, August 24 (new date), September 28 (new date), October 19, November 16, December 14. The contacts are Marianne Dozier, m-dozier@att.net or Anne Mc Elravey, annegkmc@outlook.com (818) 999-6004.

RIVERSIDE AREA OBLATES

Contact Lance Wiseman by email lwiseman@stcofa.org or phone 951-781-9855 x14, for information.

INLAND EMPIRE (Fontana area) OBLATES

Led by Fr. Philip Edwards, O.S.B., this group meets on the third Wednesday of the month for mass and a conference/discussion on the Rule. The contact person is Eileen Prendergast. Her address is: 1268 Reims St.Claremont, CA 91711; tel, (909) 624-7493; e-mail eochy2@gmail.com

ANTELOPE VALLEY AREA OBLATES

Led by Fr. Isaac Kalina O.S.B., this group meets at the Abbey at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month. Please contact: Chris McDowell (661) 944-1047 .

SAN FERNANDO AREA OBLATES

Led by Ron and Jody Berges. This group meets monthly on a Thursday evening to practice lectio divina, to discuss life in the world according to the Rule, and to sing Compline. The contact person is Ron Berges at (818) 766-8842 or at e-mail berges@mindspring.com.

SIMI VALLEY AREA OBLATES

This group is led by Fr. Francis Benedict O.S.B. and meets for Mass and a conference on monastic spirituality at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. The contact person is Hope Morrissey at (805) 527-0623 or tomandhope@earthlink.net

ORANGE COUNTY AREA OBLATES

Led by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., this group meets monthly on a Friday at 7:30 p.m. (dates may vary) for Vespers and a conference on monastic spirituality. The contact person is Mary Kaufman: 714 665 8730; e-mail: Mjkauffman@aol.com.Da

SAN DIEGO

Led by Abbot Damien Toilolo O.S.B. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday.
Contact: Pat Erzinger at
pherz@sbcglobal.net.

2021 OBLATE CONFERENCES HELD AT THE ABBEY

January 17 Fr. Luke

February 21 Br. Paul

March 21 Fr. Francis

April 18 Fr. Isaac

May 23 Abbot Damien

June 20 Fr. Patrick

July 18 Br. John Baptist

August 15 Fr. Isaac

September 19 Fr. Francis

October 17 Fr. Patrick

November 21 Fr. Joseph

December 19 Fr. Aelred

***Please note that on occasion the monk speakers for the Sunday meetings might change at the last minute due to unexpected absence or other reasons.***

For more information about the Oblate program at the Abbey please contact Fr. Francis at francisbenedict@rocketmail.com