Aug 2016: Dominican Family of Houston Fall Newsletter
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
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 www.dfhouston.org
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.
you know the Dominican Family Houston has a Facebook page? Like it on Facebook
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2016-2017 Dominican Family
Monday, September 12, 2016, Fall Potluck dinner and short
Monday, October 3, 2016, Interfaith Presentation around
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
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. http://www.a2ndcup.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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”.
us on Sunday, October
30th at 5:30 pm for
Labyrinth of Remembrance and Thanksgiving-Celebrating All Saints and All Souls.
us on Sunday, November
6 from 1-5 pm for a forum titled: Respecting the God-Given Dignity of ALL.
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
All events are at the Dominican
Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda Rd., 77021