2015 High School Boys Vocation Event

St. Gertrude Eucharistic Adoration
WHAT: Each year the Dominican Province of St. Joseph organizes only one high school boys vocation event during the summer.  Includes: Holy Mass, Midday Prayer, Recreation/Cookout in priory garden, a Talk on Dominican Life, Rosary/Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
WHO: All boys from OH, KY, and surrounding states (including incoming freshman and graduating seniors) are invited. A special invitation is going out to altar servers.
WHEN: Monday July 13, 2015
11:30AM-3:30PM (begins in St. Gertrude church with Mass)
WHERE: St. Gertrude Priory in Madeira, Ohio houses our Dominican Novices, so this vocation event for high school boys presents an extraordinary opportunity to meet and pray with our younger friars and those friars working in our Ohio parishes.
DETAILS:  PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED via St. Gertrude High School Youth Ministry (Director of Youth Ministry: Mr. Brad Bursa)
N.B. PARENTS of participating boys:
1. must RSVP:  vocations@dominicanfriars.org
2. must send permission slip to: 
Fr. Benedict Croell OP    cell: 202-642-3597
c/o Mr. Brad Bursa
St. Gertrude Church
6543 Miami Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Photos from St. Gertrude Priory and Church

Summer 2015 Opportunities to Visit the Novitiate

former novices
In August there are two opportunities to visit the novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (Eastern) in Madeira, Ohio.

Solemn Mass of our Holy Father St. Dominic

Saturday August 8, 2015 – 11:30AM

Join our friars and the parish of St. Gertrude for the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Dominic. The postulants receive the Dominican habit in a private ceremony in St. Gertrude Priory just before this Mass. They will join the parish community in the church for the first of many times as Dominican novices in the Order of Preachers.

There will be an opportunity to meet and have lunch with Director of Vocations, Fr. Benedict Croell OP, please RSVP: vocations@dominicanfriars.org

Simple Profession Mass for the Assumption of the BVM
Saturday, August 15 – 11:30AM

Join our friars, the parish of St. Gertrude, our novices and their families for an extraordinary opportunity for our Mass of Simple Profession on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Starts at 11:30AM in St. Gertrude Church, 7630 Shawnee Run Rd., Madeira OH, 45243.

The Mass is followed by a reception in the parish center, must RSVP: vocations@dominicanfriars.org
What is the Novitiate?
(from the section On Formation from our website)

The novitiate of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph is located at St. Gertrude Priory in Madeira, OH. It is the house of formation for the men who have just entered the province and it is a time of continued discernment in preparation for profession of first vows. The novitiate year begins during first vespers of the Feast of our Holy Father St. Dominic when the postulants are vested in the habit of the Dominican friar and ends during the Mass of simple profession a year and a week later.

The novitiate is a time to discover whether one is fitted for the Dominican life – a blend of apostolic ministry and contemplative prayer. The emphasis is on prayer, the common life, and the study of the Constitutions and lives of Dominican men and women, both past and present. It is a time to ask the question: Can I see myself in the future as someone other than a friar preacher? Can I imagine myself doing anything else that brings me as much happiness and fulfillment? It is also a time for the Dominican community to determine the suitability of the man for Dominican life. It is a time of discernment of God’s will.
FOR MORE INFO and to reserve your space contact:
Fr. Benedict Croell OP  vocations@dominicanfriars.org or call/text: 202-642-3597

2015 New York City Vocation Event

high altar of St. Vincent Ferrer
Join our New York City friars
to learn more about the Order of Preachers
Tuesday July 7, 2015 – 4-8PM
-4PM Tour of the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer with Fr. Walter Wagner, OP (pastor)    (website)
869 Lexington Ave. at E. 66th St., NY, NY 10065-6648    PHOTOS of St. Vincent Ferrer
-5:30PM Vespers followed by a Cookout in St. Vincent Ferrer Priory, a Talk on Dominican Life by newly ordained, Fr. Innocent Smith OP, finishing with compline at 8PM

St. Vincent Ferrer is the provincial headquarters for the Eastern Dominican Province on the upper east side of Manhattan.

*must RSVP: vocations@dominicanfriars.org

All 2015 Summer Vocation Events for the Dominicans

Video of Dominican Rite MassSt. Vincent Ferrer

2015 Priesthood Ordination Events: DC

St. Dominic Catholic Church in DC
Ordinandi 2015 of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph

Ordinandi 2015

If you are considering a vocation to the Dominicans, join us for these events surrounding our 2015 Ordination to the Priesthood:
Thursday May 21, 2015 – 7-8PM Holy Hour to pray for Ordinandi
Chapel, Dominican House of Studies (ends with compline)
Friday May 22, 2015 – 9:30AM ORDINATION MASS
St. Dominic’s Church, 630 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024
-light luncheon reception follows ordination at the House of Studies
-5:20PM Rosary/Vespers & Evening Reception at the Dominican House of Studies w/friars and families (friars entertaining) ends w/9:30PM compline
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 8AM at the Dominican House of Studies
     -breakfast follows and departures

Dominican Rite Mass in Honor of St. Dominic in Ohio

church of St. Patrick, Columbus

Dominican Rite Mass in Honor of our Holy Father St. Dominic

Sunday August 2, 2015 at 3PM (counts for Sunday obligation)

Young men, 18-35 years old, considering a vocation to the Order of Preachers are invited to a 3PM Missa Cantata in the Dominican Rite for the Solemnity of our Holy Father, St. Dominic (old calendar) organized by St. Patrick’s Catholic church in Columbus, Ohio.

N.B. – The Province of St. Joseph follows the Novus Ordo of the Roman Rite in all its priories, houses and parishes. For questions about the use of the Dominican Rite, check out this link HERE.

Fr. Dominic Langevin OPFr. Dominic Langevin OP, Assistant Master of Students at the Dominican House of Studies is the celebrant and homilist.

The Mass is followed by 2nd Vespers of Sunday and dinner with the Dominican Friars.

*must RSVP: vocations@dominicanfriars.org

All 2015 Summer Vocation Events for the Dominicans

Video of Dominican Rite MassSt. Vincent Ferrer, NYC

Tutorial Videos for the Dominican RiteProvince of St. Joseph

Dominican Rite Mass