About Steve

Steve Graves is a professed Dominican who formally sat sits on the council and served as Formation Director and Communication Director for the Immaculate Conception chapter.

Dominican All Souls Mass

Latin Requiem Mass

sung entirely in Dominican and Roman Chant

including polyphonic settings for the

Missa Pro Defunctis (1583) by Tomás Luis de Victoria

performed by the

Washington Cappella Antiqva

Patrick Jacobson, Director

The Reverend James Moore, O.P., Celebrant

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Dominican House of Studies

487 Michigan Avenue, Northeast, Washington, DC 20017

Free parking

Offered by the Immaculate Conception Chapter, Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic

for its deceased members on this, the traditional “Dominican All Souls Day.”

www.dominicanwitness.com

Space is limited. Please reply to Miss Fran Griffin, O.P.

top@sobran.com or 202-643-1048

Latin Requiem Mass Flyer

Dominican Inquirer meeting on Sunday, October 16

Inquirer Module 3 – Prayer

On Sunday, October 16, we will meet again at 10 a.m. at the Dominican House of
Studies for the inquirers’ class. Attached is the three-page module that we
will be discussing on Prayer. Let me know if you can come.

After the inquirers’ meeting, we will attend the 11:15 a.m. Mass with the friars.
Then there will be a pot-luck lunch (bring a non-dessert to share, if you can,
or juice).

Shortly before 1 p.m, we will assemble for a short business meeting and short
discussion of members’ apostolates while the candidates are in the chapel for a
short rehearsal of the ceremonies. The seven candidates for reception and
profession will be rehearsing at this time in the chapel.

The ceremonies are very beautiful. First will be the ceremony of reception. Amy
Stickland will be received as a novice. Then we will have the Ceremony of
Profession. We have one making a 3-year temporary profession and five making
perpetual profession. Jean-Francois Orsini, our prior, and Fr. John Baptist Ku,
O.P., our chaplain, will conduct the ceremonies, which will start right after
we finish chanting Midday Prayer.

When the ceremonies are finished, the candidates will inscribe their names in the
big book which includes all ceremonies held over the past 30 years in our
chapter.

Afterwards, return to St. Joseph’s Hall for the cutting of the black and white cake to
celebrate our new members.

Looking forward to seeing you on this very special day.

Yours in Our Lady of the Rosary,

Fran

P.S. We have moved the inquirers’ class to St. Joseph’s Hall.

Contemplation

Quote

We find people who like the taste of God in one way but not
in another, and they want to have God only in one way of contemplation, not in
another. I raise no objection, but they are quite wrong. If you want to take God
properly, you should take Him equally in all things, in hardship as in comfort,
in weeping as in joy, it should be all the same to you.

~Meister Eckhart

Dominican Chapter Meeting Sunday, September 18

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

  • Mass 11:15 am
  • Lunch Social: 12:00 PM
  • Business and discussion about 1:00  PM
  • Discussion: Matthew Chapter 10. Please read and be
    prepared to discuss how it is relevant to us as Dominican or how you see this
    scripture at work in your life. You may wish to supplment your reading with Aquinas’ CATENA AUREA on Matthew Chapter 10, which has commentary from the Church fathers. See it online at:http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea-Matthew10.php

Business Topic: It has been proposed that we increase the council size from 7 to 9 or more members. We will discuss this for no more than 15 minutes. This motion would require approval by chapter professed members. Details at meeting.

Reminders:

Members are expected to contact Prior Jean-Francois Orsini with regrets if you are unable to attend chapter meetings. His email is Jorsini1@earthlink.net.

Novices, be sure to contact the Novice master if you cannot make your class.

If you can, please bring a dish to share at the buffet.

Inquiry Class at the Dominican House, Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m.

Laity and the 4 Pillars Module

This Sunday, we will meet again at 10 a.m. at the Dominican House of Studies for the
inquirers’ class. Attached is the three-page module that we will be discussing
on the laity in the church and the four pillars of the Dominican Order.

After the inquirers’ meeting, we will attend the 11:15 a.m. Mass with the friars.
Then there will be a pot-luck lunch (bring a non-dessert to share, if you can,
or juice).

Shortly before 1 p.m, we will assemble for a business meeting to be followed by a
discussion, led by Steve Graves, on Matthew Chapter 10, which fits beautifully
into our morning discussion as it is the call to ministry of the Apostles.

If you have time, you may want to peruse Aquinas’ CATENA AUREA on Matthew Chapter 10, which has commentary from the Church fathers. See it online at:

http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea-Matthew10.php

After the chapter meeting, we will go to the chapel to chant Midday Prayer. Our
chaplain, Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., will be available for Confessions after
that.

If you haven’t already told me, let me know if you can come or not.

Yours in Our Lady of Sorrows,

Fran

P.S.

We have moved the inquirers’ class to St. Joseph’s Hall (where we have the
chapter meeting after Mass). The receptionist can direct you there.

 

Study

“The purpose of Dominican formation is to produce people truly adult in faith and so able to hear, celebrate and proclaim the word of God.”

~ Rule, §11

“Study is not one activity [amongst others] of a Dominican; it should enter into every aspect of our life. It is part of the way that we grow in friendship with God, delight in His creation, and take pleasure in His presence. It is  fundamental to our preaching, challenging us to wrestle with the complexity of human experience in its encounter with the gospel, moving us beyond facile answers that do not take seriously the people to whom we talk. Study belongs to our search for a new and more just world.”

~ fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

Prayer Requests

You are encouraged to post your prayer requests here but please remember that this is a public site. Take care not to include any personally identifiable facts or data that might violate the privacy of another.  If you prefer, you may email prayer requests to All@dominicanWitness.com and your request will be forwarded to over 60 members of the Dominican family.

Please be sure to come back and let us know how God answered your prayer.

“…hearing the divine word, and reading Sacred Scripture, especially the New Testament, as far as possible daily liturgical celebration and participation in the sacrifice of the Mass, regular celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation, celebration of the liturgical hours in union with the whole Dominican Family, as well as private prayer such as meditation and the Rosary…”

~ Rule, §1

Introduction to Dominican Spirituality

“… moved by the Holy Spirit to live according to the spirit and charism of
Saint Dominic …”

~ Rule, §2

“… they are marked out by the particular style of their spiritual life and
of their service to God and to their neighbour in the Church. As members of the
Order, they share in its apostolic mission, by study, prayer and preaching in
keeping with their state as members of the laity. ”

~ Rule, §4

“How must we live, and what must we do, to fulfill our vocation as
men and women who proclaim the saving message of Christ so that it becomes a
burning reality in our own lives and in the lives of those to whom we are
sent?”

~ fr. Damian Byrne, O.P.