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Houston Oblates Cope and Minister in Hurricane Aftermath

August 30th, 2017

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By Will Shaw and Mike Viola, Compiled from reports by Oblate Fathers Sal De George and Ray Cook, Photos by Fr. Ray Cook

Fr. Sal De George, OMI,  recently named Superior for the Houston Oblate community, spoke with us by telephone on Monday, August 28th with an update on the situation facing the Oblates and their constituents in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The oblates he says, are located southeast of downtown very near the Buffalo Bayou. Fr. De George is at Immaculate Conception Parish along with Oblate Fathers David Uribe and Henry Walker. About a mile away at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, are Fathers Ray Cook, Gene Cañas and Tim Paulson. Fr. Sal reports that both parishes, rectories, residences and the Oblate Currsillo Center are un-damaged so far, but as weather forecasters are predicting another 15-25 inches of rain by Friday, they are hardly “out of the woods” as yet.

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