Saturday Meeting

Dear Preachers:

I am looking forward to seeing you all here at the priory.

Here’s a heads up—–

The board of the Congar Institute will be meeting here as well. They will be in the library, we can meet in the recreation room. The Congar Institute was founded by one of our friars (and a dear friend) Wayne Cavalier, OP. The purpose was to provide theological input and resource people in English and Spanish for poor dioceses that lack that type of personnel. The board consists of theologians from diverse schools in this half of the country.

http://www.congarinstitute.org/en/index_en.php

Don’t forget that we will be discussing chapters 3 and 4 of the apostolic exhortation tomorrow. Bro Joseph is preaching at evening prayer (5:20 PM) and you are welcome to stay.

Blessings,

Fr. Jude

April 2014 Meeting

Please join us for the Dallas Lay Dominican Meeting this Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Albert’s Priory.

Agenda

Bring your Bible, writing utensil(s), and a journal or writing pad

Inquirers and Candidates will meet at 2:00

General Meeting at 3:00

  • Gathering, Fellowship, Food, and Name Tags
  • Opening Prayer
  • Dominican Saint Highlighted this Month – Joseph Stinson
  • Minutes from Last Meeting – Heather Barrett
  • Treasury Report and Current Monthly Collection – Debbie Russell
  • Dominican Study The Joy of the Gospel Facilitated by Father Jude
    APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
  • Liturgy of the Hours in the Chapel

Your Sins are Forgiven

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
   Someone asked the question, “How can I stop feeling guilty about sins I have already confessed?”
If an old sin returns to your mind, I hope this response will help you.
Blessings this Lenten Season,
Cheryl Denise Pumphrey
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How can I stop feeling guilty, sometimes even after I’ve confessed and repented my sins?

  1. The main way to not feel guilty is to not BE guilty.

  2. However, if we have sinned and we have a properly formed conscience, we will feel guilty almost immediately after sinning, if not during sinning. A good conscience helps us have quick guilt, quick repentance, and then no guilt.

  3. If we still feel guilty after repenting and confessing our sins, we should not “re-confess” the forgiven sins again in the Sacrament. By faith we should refuse to doubt that God the Father has forgiven us. We should thank our Father for forgiving us, even if we don’t feel forgiven.

  4. Our false guilt may indicate we need healing. However, if we are still burdened by guilt after receiving others’ prayers for healing, we should ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the Father’s immeasurable love and mercy towards us. A deep awareness of our Father’s personal love for us will dispel false guilt.  This false guilt is not from above. 

  5. Finally, we must remember God’s nature; God IS Love.  He yearns to forgive us. Recall the lives of the saints.  In Scripture look at the life of King David, St. Peter, Mary Magdalene, etc.  All the people, from all social levels and ethnicities, came to Christ.
    Scripture says, “ And Jesus healed them all.”  Matt 12:15

Previncial Website and 2014 Congress Information

Dear brothers and sisters in Dominic, Catherine, and Martin.
Please visit our Provincial Website ( laydomsouth.org ) to read the Master of the Order’s letter. “2014 Year  of the Dominican Laity and Preaching.” As part of the Novena which end in the 2016 800th Anniversary of the Founding of the Order of Preachers, the theme of 2014 is The Dominican Laity and Preaching, “Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old me shall dream dreams, your young shall see visions” Joel 3:1.
To celebrate this Year of the Dominican Laity, our Province will be celebrate this occasion with a Congress August 6 – 9 at the Marriott DFW in Irving Texas. The registration fee will be $50 and the room rate at the hotel is $119 plus tax. (If you room with three other people, your portion of the room expenses will 29.75 plus taxes per day). If we are able to raise enough money through our fundraising efforts, the registration fee will be reduced. Please check our Website, laydomsouth.org, for information about a handmade quilt with the image of Martin de Porres. Mr. Rick Danner, O.P., of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Group in Pensacola, FL is the quilter. He describes the quilt as:
     a “Folkloric” style Martin de Porres art quilt for a provincial wide quilt raffle to raise
    funds for the 2014 Congress
You may take a chance on winning this quilt on our Website.
The Executive Council thanks you for all you are doing in your Chapters and Groups and for the Province.
Dominican Blessings,
Your Executive Council

Saturday Meeting

Dear Preachers:
I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for our Laity meeting. Cheryl will not be able to be with us.
I remind you that we are going to discuss chapters 3 and 4 of Pope Francis’ exhortation:   “the Joy of the Gospel.”  I talked too much at the last session so I will be relying on you all to help me keep my mouth shut!
Here are some things to think about as you prepare:

What is the Pope’s  message for us baptized Christians?
How will we respond to his message as individual Dominicans?
What message has  Pope Francis for our community of Dominican preachers?

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Also:  Ellen Mahon, one of our newer members, is collecting used shoes for Haiti— “Soles for Souls.”  So, if you have shoes you haven’t been wearing recently, it may be time to share them with people who don’t have shoes.
Enough said!
Blessings,
Fr. Jude

ICLDF Report

Dear brothers and sisters in Dominic, Catherine, and Martin,

I have attached the International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities Report from the North American Representative, Dr. Gary Sims, O.P.

 Contemplare et contemplata aliis tradere
To contemplate and to bring to others the fruit of our contemplation

ReporttoDLIPC2014

March 2014 Meeting

Please join us for the Dallas Lay Dominican Meeting this Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Albert’s Priory.

Agenda

Bring your Bible, writing utensil(s), and a journal or writing pad

Inquirers and Candidates will meet at 2:00

General Meeting at 3:00

  • Gathering, Fellowship, Food, and Name Tags
  • Opening Prayer
  • Dominican Saint Highlighted this Month – Joseph Stinson
  • Minutes from Last Meeting – Heather Barrett
  • Treasury Report and Current Monthly Collection – Debbie Russell
  • Dominican Study The Joy of the Gospel Facilitated by Father Jude
    APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS
  • Liturgy of the Hours in the Chapel

December 2013 Meeting

Please join us for the Dallas Lay Dominican Meeting on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. Albert’s Priory. All inquirers and candidates will meet with Annette Butler at 2:00p.m. The Dominican General Meeting will begin at 3:00p.m. starting with fellowship and food.

Debbie Russell will give the December talk on Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Lumen Fidei.

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei_en.html

Please follow the link(s) above to review this document.

April 29 – Feast Day of St. Catherine of Sienna – 5 Wednesdays Preparatio​n

Dear Dominican Brothers and Sisters:
    This is a most excellent time to begin our devotion to St. Catherine in preparation for her feast day.  It may be said for five Wednesdays, morning and evening.
     March 27, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24…Feast Day of St. Catherine is April 29th…
     Have you heard of an express novena or an express devotion?  Rather than weekly, it may be said for five days in a row.
     If you should skip a day, ask for grace and continue.  Our Lord and His servants are generous and gracious.
Read slowly, meditate, and have faith,

April 2013 Meeting – Save the Date!

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
     Thank you for a beautiful March meeting last Saturday!  It was very special to have a visit from the leaders of the St. Martin de Porres Southern Province. All of the visiting friars were so welcoming and inviting, … and they  allowed us so much freedom to use their space!   The priory is truly a home to each one of us.  We are especially grateful to Father Jude who took so much time to spend with us and instruct us in circle preaching.  It was very insightful.
     Mark your calenders for our next meeting, Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Peace in Christ,