Rev. Michael T. Cavanaugh, OSFS, 71, a professed Oblate of St. Francis de Sales for almost 40 years died on August 4, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, VA.
With the excitement of the Olympics now behind us, the athletes who medaled can still bask in their moments of glory. Yet, the competitors and countries who took the gold seem to glitter more greatly. This makes sense: They came in first, defeated all competitors, and are the best in the world in their sport.
Stepping out onto a ballfield during the height of summer can sometimes be an idyllic experience for the senses. The blades of freshly cut grass whisper in the wind, the smell of freshly graded earth unmistakable as plumes of dust rise beneath the bright midday sun. By October, however, the grass has been roughly trod, the earth is dampened and the sun begins to fade. Yet, for the pros, this is when the greatest drama is about to begin.
Oblate Father Dick DeLillio is the 2016 Honoree at the 20th Annual Columbus Day Communion Breakfast at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, DE. He will preach at the Mass on Monday, October 10, followed by the breakfast and award ceremony.
Fr. Dick joins a number of Oblates who have been given this honor, including Fathers Roberto Balducelli and Angelo Maraldo, and Brother Mike Rosenello.
The historic Philadelphia Union League in the Center City neighborhood of the City of Brotherly Love will once again serve as the elegant venue for the Rev. William A. Guerin, OSFS, Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
Invitations will be mailed soon, and on-line registration will be available shortly. Please mark your calendars for this grand affair!