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
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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

April 29 – Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena – 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,

March 2013 Meeting

Please join us for the Dallas Lay Dominican Meeting this Saturday, March 9, 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. The remainder of the meeting will follow the outline below. Also, see the questions for Rediscover Catholicism; they are available as attachments as well. Pray for the novitiates and friars at St. Albert’s Priory as well as the Papal conclave meeting in Rome to elect our new Pope. This is a sacred time.

· Before you come to the meeting, read Sunday’s Gospel –  Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32, The Parable of the Lost Son
· Bring your Bible, a journal or notepad, and writing utensils. Questions for chapters 1-5
· Review the outline below
· Snacks: Davis Toups, cookies…There are two other people. Please bring your snacks.

Peace and Grace

 Meeting Outline
2pm
· Inquirers and Candidates – Annette Butler

3pm
· Gathering, Fellowship, Food, and Name Tags
· Opening Prayer – Barry Burton
· Dominican Saint Highlighted this Month – Joseph Stinson
· Minutes from Last Meeting – Heather Barrett
· Treasury Report and Current Monthly Collection – Debbie Russell
· Snack sign-up for next Meeting – Margarita Calata
· Dominican Study:
–     Two by Two Reflection – Cheryl Denise Pumphrey
–     Thomas Aquinas and the Four Ways of Scripture – Cheryl Denise Pumphrey
· Small Groups _ Rediscover Catholicism http://dynamiccatholic.com/
–     Discuss five questions: Part One: Chapters 1-5. Read pages 1-62
–     Next Month: Part Two Chapters 6-11 pages 63-138
· Preaching and Reflection for March 10, 2013, Sunday’s Gospel
–     Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 – The Parable of the Lost Son (Prior read meditative reading)
· Liturgy of the Hours in the Chapel – David Toups
· Brief Litany of Dominican Saints – Bill Malloy
· Closing Prayer – Bill Malloy

Novena for a New Pope

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

During this critical time when Pope Benedict is stepping down from his position, let us pray a Novena for discernment, purity, and clarity for the Cardinals who will elect the next Pope. Let us include in our prayer Vatican City in its entirety, that wisdom and protection envelope the area.

I. You may select any novena you like and dedicate it for the election of a new Pope, or you may use the link below. Pray during this critical period.

II. You may recite this prayer ( 1.) nine days in a row, (2) or nine times on the hour for nine hours within one day, or you may recite it nine times consecutively. You may use the link below:

The Election of a New Pope

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come. From thy bright heavenly throne! Come, take possession of our souls, And make them all Thine Own!

Thou who art called the Paraclete, Best gift of God above, The Living Spring, The Living Fire, Sweet Unction, and True Love!

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace, Finger of God’s right hand, His Promise, teaching little ones To speak and understand!

O guide our minds with thy blest light, With love our hearts inflame, And with thy strength, which ne’er decays, Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our hellish foe, True peace unto us bring, And through all perils guide us safe Beneath thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know, Through Thee the Eternal Son, And Thee the Spirit of them both Thrice blessed Three in One.

Now to the Father, and the Son Who rose from death, be glory given, With Thee, O holy Comforter, Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen.

Prayer
O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever be honoured by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest world without end.

Amen.

Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!