"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Monday, August 6, 2012

SUMMER 2012 VOCATION EVENTS


Summer Vocation Events 2012 - Dominican Friars, Province of St. Joseph
mark your calendars - RSVP to Fr. Benedict OP
 vocations@dominicanfriars.org
Fr. Benedict's mobile:  202-642-3597
~ in some of our houses overnight accommodations are possible ~

CLICK HERE FOR FR. BENEDICT'S SUMMER TRAVEL SCHEDULE

2012 Novitiate Class (these men start their novitiate on August 8, 2012)

Cincinnati - August 15 
SOLEMN MASS OF the ASSUMPTION & SIMPLE PROFESSION

You are invited on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:30am for a Mass of Simple Profession at St. Gertrude Church, Cincinnati, followed by lunch reception. Men traveling may arrive on August 14. Please RSVP. Current novices will make simple (temporary vows) during this Mass and will then start their studies this Fall at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC.

THIS SUMMER'S PAST VOCATION EVENTS:

DOMINICAN ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
On Friday May 25, 2012 at 9:30AM join us as five friars are ordained to the holy priesthood of Jesus Christ at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington DC.  Reception follows at the Dominican House of Studies.  For those arriving Thursday evening: there will be Friday 7AM Morning Prayer at Dominican House of Studies, followed by breakfast.

(click here for bios of the five friars who were ordained)

FIRST MASS OF NEW DOMINICAN PRIESTS (w/ families & friars)
On Saturday May 26 at 8AM our province celebrated the first Mass of our five newly ordained Dominican priests together with their families and our friars at the Dominican House of Studies.

PENTECOST SILENT RETREAT - for Men considering a Dominican Vocation
(includes Solemn Mass at Mt. Calvary Roman Catholic Anglican-use Parish in Baltimore with Fr. Carleton Jones OP)
From May 26-30, 2012 there was a Pentecost silent retreat for men discerning a vocation to the Dominicans. (this retreat was full; for vocation weekends during the academic year, click here)

OHIO VOCATION EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
(more info here)
On Sunday July 8, 2012 all high school boys are invited for a High School Boys Dominican vocation event with the Student Brothers from the Dominican House of Studies at St. Patrick's Church in Columbus, Ohio. The day will start with the 12 Noon Mass & runs until 5pm (click here for permission slip required, send to the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Patrick's Church).

NEW YORK CITY VOCATION EVENT - July 20
On Friday July 20, 2012 you are cordially invited to a vocation event at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village in NYC. The evening starts at 5PM with vespers with the Dominican friars in the church. A cookout on the roof of St. Joseph's follows & then we will take a tour of the NEW Catholic Center at New York University on Washington Square Park. Please RSVP.

NEW ENGLAND VOCATION EVENT - July 22
On Sunday, July 22, 2012 all men considering a vocation in New England are invited to a vocation event starting with the 11:30am Mass at St. Pius V Church (with newly ordained friars: Fr. Justin Brophy OP & Fr. Augustine Reisenauer OP), followed by Midday Prayer at St. Dominic’s chapel at Providence College , Lunch and a tour of St. Dominic Chapel, St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, Oratories in Harkins & St. Catherine of Siena Halls and a tour of Providence College campus. Please RSVP.

Columbus - August 4
MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM - ST. DOMINIC

On Saturday August 4, 2012 you are invited to a Dominican Rite Missa Cantata for the Solemnity of our Holy Father Dominic (old calendar) at St. Patrick's Church. The Mass will start at 10:30am, details forthcoming. Celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Pius Pietrzyk OP who studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. For men considering a vocation there will be a lunch following the Mass with our friars. Please RSVP.


Cincinnati - August 8
SOLEMN MASS for FEAST of ST. DOMINIC

On Wednesday August 8, 2012 the men entering our province for the 2012 Novitiate will be clothed in the Dominican habit in a private ceremony in St. Gertrude Priory. Immediately after vestition, the newly clothed Novices & current Novices will participate in a Solemn Mass for the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Dominic at 11:30am in St. Gertrude Church, Cincinnati. Men interested in a vocation should contact the vocation director. Mass will be streamed online & broadcast at 12Noon on Sacred Heart Radio in Cincinnati (740AM/89.5FM)


Washington DC - August 11
MASS of SOLEMN PROFESSION
On Saturday August 11, 2012 you are cordially invited to a Mass of Solemn Profession at 10:30am at the Dominican House of Studies as our brothers consecrate their lives to God "usque ad mortem" until death. A reception follows. The Mass will be mid morning, details forthcoming here. RSVP please as space will be limited.

DOMINICAN VOCATION WEEKENDS IN WASHINGTON DC
+ the next will be: September 28-30, 2012

(CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)
view from the front of St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village on Sixth Ave.