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• Bible Studies on the Sunday Scripture are offered 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of each month, 10 am at the Knights of Columbus, Oil City.
• Confirmation and other youth and adult retreats are offered year round.
• Families in need are assisted to receive help.
• Cookie collections are taken up for ecumenical free meals.
• Call the Sisters if you are interested in participating at 814-677-2032
About UsCatholic Rural Ministry of Oil City Deanery, serving Clarion and Venango and parts of Crawford and Forest counties, provides pastoral visits to the sick and homebound, spiritual education for youth and adults through reflection days and retreats, Bible studies, prison ministry, and vocation and mission awareness. Together with ecumenical collaboration, this ministry provides to families in need such social support services as food; clothing; assistance with rent, utilities and transportation; and referral information to area agencies. The primary goal of Catholic Rural Ministry is to bring "Hope and God’s Compassionate Presence" to all.
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Adult spiritual support
Evenings, afternoons of prayer and reflection
Deanery-wide overnight retreats
Visitation, telephone ministry
Participants at an overnight retreat at Olmsted Manor.
Parish support and resourcesFaith sharing
Presence and support of parish meetings and organizations
Professional support to religious education directors
Catechist/Lay formation and enrichment courses/programs
Formation of faith communities
Pastor support and encouragement
One of seven synodal gatherings facilitated by the Sisters.
Deanery YouthVocation awareness programs
Celebration of Catholic Schools Week
Celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week
Grade level retreats with parent component
Local and global - Catholic social teaching
Social needs in the communityConnecting those in need with area resources
Board member - St. Elizabeth's Center, Mustard Seed Ministries, Venango County Human Services, Committee Member: Emmaus Haven, Community Services of Venango County Resource Allocation
Pastoral presence at parish Masses and events
Sister Marian Wehler, keynote, joins Clarion University students at the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration. (Photo: Clarion News)
Ecumenical CollaborationBoard member Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County
Volunteering at Pathways, a residential program for troubled youth
Coordinating cookie collection for free dinners at the local Lutheran church
Various ecumenical activities
The Sisters were invited to give a day of retreat on "Eucharistic
Spirituality" for "Daughters of the King" members and their guests.
CONTACT USCatholic Rural Ministry, Oil City Deanery
7 Pulaski St., Oil City, PA 16301
Sr. Tina Geiger, RSM
Sr. Marian Wehler, OSB
Sr. Marian is a member of the Erie Benedictine Sisters of Mount Saint
Benedict Monastery (eriebenedictines.org).
Sr. Tina is a member of the Sister of the Sisters of Mercy of the