Dear Lay Dominicans and Inquirers:
We will have our next monthly Lay Dominican meeting Sunday, Dec. 11th at St. Albert’s Priory, located near the Holy Trinity Seminary, adjacent to the University of Dallas. Our meeting will start after the 11:15 Mass in the library. Following the meeting we will share a meal (via sack lunches) and then pray Midafternoon prayer (None) from the Liturgy of the Hours together.
Here is a copy of the prayer that we will use or you can follow along in your breviary – Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 658 Proper of Seasons: 266 (reading, concluding prayer) Complimentary Psalter: 1095 (Series III, Midafternoon)
The inquirers class will begin at 10AM in the library. Newcomers are welcome to come for any part of the meetings.
Linked above is the document that I tried unsuccessfully to send at the beginning of November. We began discussing this at last Sunday’s meeting, and will continue to do at the next meeting (Dec. 11th.) As I explained at the meeting, I volunteered to prepare a module for the Southern Lay Dominican Province that could be used by lay Dominican groups regarding Catholic Social Teaching. This is what I have prepared, which is ready for review by our group.
As you read through it, please keep an eye out for things that should be revised, as I wish to present to the Province something that is useful. Secondly, with this project I plan to develop discussion questions to go along with the reading. If any such questions come to mind as you read through it, please jot them down or e-mail them to me as that would be very helpful.
Finally, please bring a newspaper/internet article to the Dec. meeting that could be discussed in light of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. As time permits we will apply the principles, either present or lacking, to the stories that you bring to the meeting.
Thank you so much for your help with this project. This is a pilot undertaking…I’m hoping that it will eventually lead to a library of materials (written by other lay Dominicans!) that groups like ours can use for on-going formation!
See you in December!