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