Chapter Meeting; January 15, 2012

Novice Meeting: 10:00 am
Mass at 11:15
Lunch at 12:00 (Bring a dish if you can)
Presentation by Fr Izzo at 1:30 PM
Midday prayers at 2:30
Confessions 2:30 to 3:00
Community at Colonel Brooks Tavern 3:30 to ?
Note: Time are approximate

Presentation
No reading this month. Instead, we will hear an address from Fr. Dominic Izzo, O.P., Director of the Dominican Foundation and Vicar Provincial for Advancement for the Province of St. Joseph. Fr. Izzo will speak about a new priory the province is building in Virginia.

Coming Up: The chapter is working on an ongoing formation program for the next one to two years. Being considered is a tour of the Summa supplemented with audio lectures, online forums and small discussion groups. However, all suggestions are being heard. What are some of the study and formation materials you would most  like to see? More Bible Studies? Saint of the month profiles? A survey of devotions and prayer practices? If you have an idea, please send it to me or to all@dominicanwitness.com.

We will have an open meeting on this topic in the very near future. The plan is to meet at the Shrine for noon mass, then discuss your ideas over lunch in the Shrine cafeteria. All are welcome. If you can’t attend, be sure to email us your comments to ensure that your voice will be heard. We will let you know of the exact date as soon as possible.

READING SCHEDULE FOR 1ST PART OF 2012 We do have a reading schedule for February through June. We will study the Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Aquinas Catechism:  a simple explanation of the Catholic Faith by the Church’s greatest theologian (Sophia Institute Press).

 

Lee Moraglio, the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception bookstore manager, is offering IC chapter members and other Dominican

tertiaries, the same discount they offer priests and other religious. Email Lee at lmoraglio@yahoo.com, give him your name and he will order a copy for you at a 10% discount and no shipping charges. Or call the store at 202.526.1287. Please order sooner than later.

 

Please read the first three chapters by our February meeting.

 

If you prefer, you can read it online at http://www.cin.org/users/james/ebooks/master/aquinas/aindex.htm. You can order the book from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/review/RIXOQR5NMEXXJ/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#RIXOQR5NMEXXJ.

 

 

Visitors: If you are not a Dominican but wish to visit with us, please send email to inquirers@dominicanwitness.com.

Reminder: Members are expected to contact President Therese Errigo with regrets if you are unable to attend a chapter meeting. Her email is president@dominicanwitness.com.

Novices: If you have not done so already, please send me an email with your contact information at your soonest convenience, as I’ve been elected the new Formation Director.

Novices and Postulants, be sure to contact the Novice Master or Inquiry Director if you cannot make your class.

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Steve Graves is a professed Dominican who currently sits on the council and serves as communication director for the Immaculate Conception chapter.