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Oscar Ibarra Rojas

September 1, 2019

OSCAR IBARRA ROJAS

AUGUST 7, 1965 --SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

 

Oscar “OSCARITO” Ibarra Rojas ran peacefully into the arms of Jesus and his beloved Virgen de Guadalupe on the morning of September 1, 2019.  As a professional cook, lover all things cake, and joyful celebrant of each moment of life, Oscar moved all those who crossed his path to greater faith and appreciation of God’s provision.  Over the past 14 years, Oscar was the ongoing face of hospitality at Casa Guadalupana on St. Paul’s west side for guests, friends, and volunteers of the ministry.  Whether cooking enchiladas for 200 people on the December Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, teaching a new Casa volunteer how to make “refrigerator soup” from all the week’s leftovers, or frying fish with the St. Matt’s Men’s Club,  you could find Oscar joking and sharing smiles with those around him.

Oscar’s sheer love of life and determined energy despite overwhelming health challenges continuously amazed and inspired his friends, health providers, and fellow church members.  His generous and humble spirit was matched only by this determination, endearing him to many. As an immigrant from Mexico, Oscar’s road was never easy, yet he never failed to tell you how incredibly blessed and grateful he felt every day for all that God had given him.

In the final week of his life, Oscar’s dear friend Gerardo took him on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe where his heart was filled with tremendous happiness and peace.  It is suspected that on that day, Oscar detailed the menu for his upcoming RESURRECTION DAY FEAST with Our Lady and the Lord to be certain there would be mocha cake.

A Celebration of Oscar’s joyful life and resurrection will be held Thursday September 12th at the Church of St. Matthew, 510 Hall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55107.  Quiet time for individual remembrance will be available in the small chapel from 4-5:30, the Rosary prayed in English and Spanish at 5:30 and Funeral Mass at 6:00 PM in the main church.  Following, in honor of Oscar’s love of hospitality, food and stories of his life will be shared by his friends together across the street at the Casa Guadalupana, 507 Hall Avenue.  All are welcome.

 

*MEMORIALS ARE REQUESTED IN LIEU FLOWERS*

*Memorials may be made out to: USBank with “Oscar Ibarra Memorial Fund” specified in the memo line & sent: c/o Church of St. Matthew, 490 Hall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN  55107 *

 

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Oscar "OSCARITO" Ibarra Rojas se ha ido  a los brazos de Jesus y su querida Virgen de Guadalupe en la manana del 1ro de Septiembre del 2019.Como cocinero profesional , y por su entusiasmo de celebrar cada momento de la vida; Oscar inspiro a todos aquellos que cruzaron su camino hacia una mayor fe y apreciaci6n de las provisiones del Dios. Durante los ultimos 14 anos, Oscar fue la cara de la hospitalidad en Casa Guadalupanaen el Oeste de St. Paul, para invitados, amigos, o voluntarios. Ya fuera cocinando enchiladas para 200 personas en la celebraci6n del dia de Guadalupe Diciembre 12, o enseliando a los nuevos voluntarios de Casa como hacer " sopa del refrigerador" conlos restantes de comida de la semana, o friendo pescado con el club de hombres de la iglesia de St. Matt, se podia encontrar a Oscar haciendo bromas y compartiendo sonrisas con todos a su alrededor.

 

Oscar tenia mucho amor a la vida y una gran energia a pesar de sus grandes retos de salud, lo que continuamente maravillaba e inspiraba a sus amigos, medicos/enfermeros que lo atendieron y miembros de la iglesia.  Con su espiritu generoso y humil de, igualado solo por su determinacion, Oscar atrajo a muchos.

 

Claro que siendo un inmigrante mexicano, su camino no fue faci l, pero stl siempre les decia a todos lo bendecido y agradecido que se sent ia por todo lo que Dios le habia dado.

 

En su ultima semana de vi da, su querido amigo Gerardo lo acompalio en su camino hacia Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe donde su coraz6n se saturo de mucha alegria y paz.

 

Vamos a celebrar la alegre vida de Oscar el Jueve s 12 de Septiembre en la iglesia de St. Mat t he w (510 Hall Avenue , St Paul, MN. 55107). A las 4:00- 5:30 pm la capilla estara abierta para las personas que deseen meditar en silencio, luego a las 5:30pm rezaremos un Rosario en Ingles y espanol, seguido de una misa funeral a las 6: 00pm. Luego, nos reuniremos en la Casa Guadalupana (al cruzar la calle- 507 Hall avenue) para honrar el amor y la hospitalidad de Oscar compartiendo aperitivos y nuestras memorias con el.


 

DONACIONES PARA APOYAR LOS COSTOS DEL FUNERAL , SE PREFIEREN A LAS FLORES.

 

Donaciones pueden enviarse a: USBank con " Fondos para el Memorial de Ocsar Ibarra" en la parte inferior izquierda y enviado por correo a Church of St. Matthews, 490 Hall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN  55107

 

 

Con preguntas sobre el funeral por favor llamar a Yana Torres al 612-615-3771.

 

 

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