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Aug 2016: Dominican Family of Houston Fall Newsletter


Welcome to all the Dominican Family Members. Please join us for our kickoff Dominican Family Gathering Potluck Dinner on Monday, September 12, 2016. We will gather at 6 pm, followed by a short meeting. Please sign up to bring something for the potluck at  If you have any questions contact Abby Linesch at 713-299-0740 or We hope to see everyone there!

Check out our new website! A big thanks goes to Denise Stasio, and a much smaller thanks goes to Carolyn Bobo for working on the new website this summer. Go to and take a look around. Our calendar has all of the Dominican Family Gatherings & Events so put them on your calendar now! We will be adding the Study/Action Committee meetings which are open to all DF members.

Did you know the Dominican Family Houston has a Facebook page? Like it on Facebook and receive updates, prayers, and even pictures of the DF family gathering together.

2016-2017 Dominican Family Gatherings

Monday, September 12, 2016, Fall Potluck dinner and short meeting

Monday, October 3, 2016, Interfaith Presentation around social justice

Monday, November 7, 2016, Dominican Sisters presentation

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10 am-Advent Brunch

Monday, January 9, 2017, Human Trafficking featuring a rescued victim speaker

Monday, February 6, 2017, Presentation by Sister Linda Gibler on Integral Ecology

Monday, March 6, 2017 Family Gathering Lenten Prayer planned by Prayer Committee

Monday, April 3, 2017 Gathering Discernment and Leadership Team Installation with Desert Potluck

Sunday, April 23, 2 pm Commitment Mass and leadership team installation

All Family Gatherings are Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm, unless otherwise noted

News and Events!

Check out our New Event- A Coffee Morning! 

Come join us for a cup of coffee and camaraderie with other Dominican Family Members at A 2nd Cup where proceeds from their cafe go towards raising awareness and creating resources for survivors of human trafficking. Check out their website and relax with a morning Joe while contributing to a great cause.

When: Wednesday Sept 21, 2016 & Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 10 am
Where: A 2nd Cup, 1111 E. 11th St. 77009, in the Heights
Contact Mary Gangelhoff if you have questions at or 713-961-9638

Happy Hour/Neighborhood Gathering

Are you interested in hosting a casual Happy Hour for our Dominican Family members? We are looking for at least two people to host two separate gatherings sometime in September, October or November. You get to pick the date and time, and it’s easy and fun! Contact Mary Gangelhoff for more information at or 713-961-9638.

  • October 21-23, 2016 Dominican Family Convention in Dallas. Priests, sisters and lay are invited.  It’s a great opportunity to participate with the broader Dominican Family. Stay tuned for registration. Register early as it fills up!
  • November Bus Trip to Galveston to learn the history of the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Stay tuned for the date and more information!
  • January 17, 2017 DF Invitation Event (cocktail social) for the new Inquiry Group
  • January 13-14, 2017 Dominican Family Retreat at the Spirituality Center. Open to all, but limited to 20 bedrooms.

Pax Christi Houston and the Dominican Sisters Events

Pax Christi Houston and the Dominican Sisters of Houston invite you to explore Catholic Social Teaching and its implications for what is happening around us today.

Join us on Sunday, October 2 from 2-5 pm as Anne Doyle, a theology teacher at St. Agnes Academy, presents “The Importance of Catholic Social Teaching in Today’s World”.  Following Anne’s presentation, Jerry Maynard with Campaign Nonviolence will present “Beyond the Hashtag: Millennials and the Fight for Social Justice”

Join us on Sunday, October 30th at 5:30 pm for Labyrinth of Remembrance and Thanksgiving-Celebrating All Saints and All Souls.

Join us on Sunday, November 6 from 1-5 pm for a forum titled: Respecting the God-Given Dignity of ALL.

Join us on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 2-5 pm, when Sr. Linda Gibler, OP, PhD will explore Pope Francis’ Encyclical, “Laudato Si:  On Care of Our Common Home”.

All events are at the Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd., 77021

Please see attached documents for more details.



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ߦ   Jun 2018: DF invitation to prayer on Thursday
ߦ   Jun 2018: 24/7 Vigil Begins Today at 419 Emancipation Avenue
ߦ   Jun 2018: 24/7 Vigil Press Release
ߦ   Jun 2018: Vigil Watch to End Family Separation
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ߦ   Feb 2018: March events and announcements
ߦ   Feb 2018: Dominican Family challenged to envision 2038!
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