LaGrangeParkFeastDaySmallLa Grange Park, Ill. - Father Peter Premarini, Father Angelo Biancalana and Fr. Jose Manuel Oviedo of the Comboni Mission Center celebrated St. Daniel Comboni Feast Day on Oct. 10, 2013, with a special celebration of his 10th anniversary of Canonization as Saint and for the opening of the 75th Year of the Comboni Missionaries presence in North America. The Celebration began at 5 p.m. with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Comboni Mission Center Chapel. Then a Procession was made to St. Louise de Marillac Church, with the image of St. Daniel Comboni. There was a Holy Mass held at the church and a reception held at the Mission Center. The Comboni Missionary Sisters also joined in the celebration.


Cincinnati, Ohio - On Wednesday, Oct. 9, we held a Comboni Feast Day Mass at the Cincinnati Mission Center. This was a very special Mass in honor of the 10th anniversary of St. Daniel Comboni's canonization, and the start of our celebration leading up to the 75th anniversary of the North American Province. Provincial Superior Fr. Manuel Baeza celebrated Mass. During his homily he invited each of us to remember the person that first introduced us to the Comboni Missionaries. It is through these people that we remember and celebrate.

Covina, Calif. - At Sacred Heart Church in Covina, Calif. the Comboni Missionaries celebrated St. Daniel's 10 years of Sainthood with an annual dinner, dance, and raffle. They started the evening with a welcome from Fr. Miguel Villegas. Those in attendance watched a video on the Life of St. Daniel Comboni. The evening also included a silent auction, raffle baskets, and more.

Kitchener, Ontario - At the Kitchener Mission Center, the office and volunteers celebrated St. Daniel's feast day with a Mass concelebrated by Fr. Tom Vermiglio and Fr. Dennis Conway. Following Mass was a luncheon. Approximately 25 volunteers were able to share in this special celebration.

Newark, NJ - October 10 is special for our community in Newark for two reasons - it is St. Daniel's feast day and the novena for the feast of St. Gerard, which is a very big thing for St. Lucy Parish. On the afternoon of October 10, the Comboni Missionaries got together for an evening prayer for the feast of St. Daniel and to discuss how they can celebrate the 75th anniversary of the North American Province.