One Weekend Can Change Your Life
The Come and See Weekend provides an opportunity for you to join other men discerning a vocation and take a deeper, more serious look at religious life. When you first come to realize God may be calling you to serve Him as a priest or brother, it seems as though you are the only person in the world with a vocation. Talking about it with your friends can be helpful to a certain point, but often your questions just don’t seem to make sense to them. This is where the Come and See Weekend can really make an impact on your discernment process. The weekend brings together men like yourself. These men share many of your questions and concerns. Often meeting other men in the same situation as yourself makes the whole discernment process a lot easier and less intimidating. In addition, the opportunity to meet and socialize with our friars, novices and student brothers also helps in seeing whether religious life is really for you.
Information is always helpful, digitally, in print, or otherwise, but there is no substitute for a real human encounter. That’s why a Come and See Weekend is a must for anyone seriously discerning their vocation. Dominican Come and Sees are a sixty-four hour immersion experience into the very rhythm of religious life. It’s that “gut” experience which offers the visceral clarity that is the goal of discernment and the only true test of whether or not your home is here.
The Dominican Province of St. Joseph happily announces the first-ever “come and see” weekend exclusively for men interested in the Cooperator Brother vocation. It will be a unique opportunity for men to come together with Dominican cooperator brothers, both in formation and in full-time ministry, at St. Vincent Ferrer Priory in New York City from October 6-8, 2017.
No matter where you ultimately go to serve the Lord, our weekends are an excellent opportunity to learn more about religious life in general. These weekends are the fastest way to concretely learn a lot about the Order of Preachers (and our province) in a very short period of time, no strings attached. – Fr. Benedict Croell OP
Dominican friars of the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres, Rev. Br. Thomas More (Rudy) Barba, O.P. and Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, O.P., will be ordained to the priesthood and diaconate, respectively, by the Most Reverend George Sheltz, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Mass will begin at 10:00 am and will be followed by a reception in the parish hall.
Br. Thomas More's Mass of Thanksgiving ("First Mass") will be the following day, Sunday, at the 12:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Rosary Church.
The Province of St. Martin de Porres, joyfully announces the Solemn Profession of Brother Nicholas Daniel Reynolds, O.P., received by the Very Reverend Thomas M. Condon, O.P., Prior Provincial.
The Mass of Solemn Profession will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:30AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124
The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brothers: Christopher Wetzel, O.P.; Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P.; Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P.; and Pius Youn, O.P. to the Order of Deacons by the Most Reverend Jaime Soto.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10am
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
2390 Bush Street — San Francisco, California
Please join us for the Priestly Ordinations of Raphael Christianson, O.P.; Vincent Bernabe Davila Garrido, O.P.; Samuel Philip Hakeem, O.P.; and James Peter Michael Trares, O.P. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Pius V. Catholic Church, 3310 S. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63118.
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the Most Reverend J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will ordain seven of our brothers to priesthood: Br. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P.; Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P.; Br. Joachim Kenny, O.P.; Br. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.; Br. Luke Hoyt, O.P.; Br. Alan Piper, O.P.; and Br. Edmund McCullough, O.P.
The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Church in Washington, D.C. Everyone is also invited for Sunday First Masses (on May 21, 2017).