Morning Advent Prayer & Brunch
All Dominican Family members are invited
to join the Sisters
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Dominican Sisters’ Meeting Room
PLEASE RSVP to Blanca Perez at 713-440-3710 or email email@example.com
Advent Gift Drive
Our Dominican Family Poverty Committee is
sponsoring an Advent gift drive for the San Francisco Nativity Academy of Houston,
a tuition free pre-K – 8th grade school for low income students.
Dr. Lupe Hernandez, Nativity Academy principal, has made a special request
for sleeping mats for 3, 4 , and 5 year olds, which can be purchased from
Amazon and sent directly to the school:
For other donation ideas, see San Francisco Nativity’s wish list: nativityhouston.org/wi...
You can have items shipped directly to the school, or bring them to our Dominican
Family Advent Brunch, and we will deliver them.
Thank you for helping!!
Angela House Christmas Baking
Dominican Family is hosting a Christmas
Baking/Decorating Event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 8,
2018 at Angela House. Volunteers will help bake, decorate and package a
variety of Christmas goodies at this morning event. Volunteers are also
needed to provide pre-baked cutout sugar cookies and decorating supplies.
The women of Angela House use this event to prepare goodie bags for their
family members, co-workers, and others in their lives. Join in this
Sign up - signupgenius.com/go/40...
or contact Abby Linesch.
Invite, Invite, Invite
Have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested
in learning about Dominican Family? It's time to invite them to the Dominican Family Informational
Meeting on Wednesday,
Jan 16 (6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) DF is open to people of
many faith traditions, races and walks of life. Following wine and snacks,
the evening will include a short presentation by Sr. Carol on St. Dominic,
the formation of the Dominican Family and our mission of walking
side-by-side with the Dominican Sisters of Houston. For more information
contact Sr. Carol at 832-628-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Dominican Family Shirts
This is a great time of year to purchase a white shirt from
the Lands End website with the Dominican Family logo. We are asking people
to get the same color so that if we all do an activity/meeting/vigil in
public, we will be recognizable as a group.
- Go to business.landsend.com/...
- Sign into your account or
register for a new one
- In the upper right corner
it should say Hi, (Your name)!
- Hover over this and choose
“My Logos” from the dropdown
- Click “Associate a logo to
- Enter Logo # 1575765 &
Customer # 7110374
Dominican Family Member in the News
From the OPalette
Arts in the Healing Professions
At DIA Gatherings, she is appreciated primarily for her dancing and
drumming. But in Houston, Texas, Dr.
Phylliss Chapell is recognized as a teaching physician who
will soon introduce an academic course entitled The Healer’s Art Elective. As
Co-director of the program, she will be offering this enriching opportunity
to first year medical students from McGregor Medical School and Baylor
College of Medicine. In her “spare time,” Phylliss recharges her own batteries
by playing with “Joy of Djembe Drumming,” an ensemble performing with the
traditional African hand drum. Besides providing healthful recreation for
themselves, these percussion artists reach across continents to address one
of Africa’s most serious problems, access to potable water. For two
consecutive years, they have held benefit performances to raise money for
the H Kumi Foundation, a funding organization founded by an immigrant to
finance a system for providing clean water for the people in Ghana.
Phylliss promises to give us more detail about her Healer’s Art Elective
in our next OPalette.