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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. most often on the first Saturday of the month (with the exceptions according to Fr. Francis' retreat schedule). The 2018 schedule: January 13, February 10, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 9, July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 17, December 15. 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 or at calcm@sbcglobal.net.

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.

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.

2018 OBLATE CONFERENCES HELD AT THE ABBEY

January 14 Fr. Francis

February 11 Abbot Damien

March 11 Fr. Isaac


April 8 Fr. Angelus

May 20 Pentecost Sunday
Abbot Damien

June 10 Fr. Francis


July 8 Fr. Patrick

August 12 Fr. Joseph

September 9 Fr. Aelred

October 14 Fr. Luke

November 11 Fr. Isaac

December 9 Fr. Patrick

***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