St. Procopius Abbey welcomes the Oblates on the second Sunday of each month. The afternoon meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. with a half-hour period directed toward the “formation” of the Oblate “candidates.” These are people who spend a formal year preparing for the Act of Oblation. This half hour period is followed by a social time for about 40 minutes when the members interact and share with each other.
About 45 minutes after the social time is spent with a formal theological presentation by the Director or the Assistant Director of Oblates providing the members with a variety of topics which can be applicable to their daily spiritual lives.
The Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey look to the Oblates to be an influence in the many areas of the working world where they monks would not find themselves as being present. Oblates truly are an extended arm of the monastery. St. Procopius Abbey has been supporting Oblates of St. Benedict since the 1920s.