Monday, September 12th, our Dominican Family enjoyed a fabulous evening
together, kicking off the 2016-2017 new year. The very popular Pot Luck
Dinner drew a record gathering of more than 110 members. All of the
incredible photos are courtesy of Kelly Reed and can be viewed at: http://www.reeds-photography.com/p531220408
new Chairperson, Georgia Skopal, presented the very exciting plan for the new
year, based on the theme of "Moving from Tolerance to Compassion".
The Leadership Team decided on the theme in response to the very violent,
divisive and hateful events taking place throughout our country and our planet
today and our desire to make a little difference.
New Dominican Family website...
of the most exciting announcements of the evening was the launching of our new
Dominican Family website. It is something that has been in the works for
some time. Former Chairperson, Denise Stasio and Communication Chair,
Carolyn Bobo made our website a reality. The website is full of helpful
information...it not only tells our story, but it has an incredible calendar
filled with all upcoming events and much, much more... Please check it out at dfhouston.org
Mark your Calendars now!
2016-2017 Dominican Family Events
October 3 Interfaith Presentation – The Intersection of Faith and Social
November 7 Dominican Sisters presentation – Social Justice
December 17 Advent Prayer Service and Brunch – Saturday, 10:00am
January 9 Human Trafficking on sex trade in Houston
February 6 Sister Linda Gibler on Integral Ecology
March 6 Lenten Prayer Service
April 3 Discernment and Leadership Team Installation with Desert Potluck
April 23 Commitment Mass
...Other Key Dominican Family Events
September 21 Coffee at 2nd Cup Wednesday 10:00am at 1111 E. 11th St. in
the Heights. Social time, portion of sales goes to fight Human Trafficking
October 9 Happy Hour Sunday 2-4 pm at Maria Burdick's (318 Isolde Dr, Houston
Tx 77024). Bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Soft drinks will be
provided; feel free to bring wine to share. RSVP to Maria at email@example.com or call
October 20 Coffee at 2nd Cup Thursday, 10:00am
November TBD Bus Trip to Galveston to learn the history of the Dominican
Sisters of Houston
January 13-14 Dominican Family Retreat at the Spirituality Center
January 17 DF Invitation Event Tuesday, 6:30pm Cocktail social for the
new Inquiry Group
January 21 End of the 800 Jubilee Year of the Dominican Order
Judy McCullough, our DF Financial person, provided a recap of our finances.
In 2014 a collection was taken to cover the expenses of our growing
Family, which had previously been covered by the Dominican Sisters of Houston.
So much was raised that a donation was not necessary in 2015.
However, we are requesting another donation to cover our expenses for the
upcoming year. Judy distributed donation envelopes, however, donations can
either be given to Judy at an upcoming meeting or mailed to her at:
2911 Eden Trails Ln.
Richmond, TX 77406
Who says there is no such thing as a free
our Dominican Sisters any Wednesday for Lunch at the Villa.
To participate, simply click on the link below to sign up. Those who have
participated before have loved getting to know the Sisters bettter and hearing
their amazing stories and the Sisters really enjoy getting to spend more time
with Dominican Family members.
it be O.K. if your electric provider sent a donation to Angela House every time
you paid your electric bill?
year, Sr. Maureen O’Connell and John Hensley set up a Fund Raiser with Stream
Energy. It’s very simple…sign up for Stream service on the Angela House
webpage…every month when you pay your electric bill; Stream donates $5.00 to
Angela House. Stream Energy is a very successful retail electric
provider, (just like Reliant, TXU and Direct), that offers very competitive
rates. Stream is the choice of many of the Dominican Sisters and
Dominican Family members. The link to the program is below, with a short video
about the program:
for Coffee at 2nd Cup Wednesday at 10:00am at 1111 E. 11th St. in the
Heights. Social time, portion of sales goes to fight Human Trafficking.
October 3rd for our Interfaith Presentation...The Intersection of Faith
and Social Justice.
October 9th for DF Happy Hour from 2-4 pm at Maria Burdick's home (318 Isolde
Dr, Houston Tx 77024). Bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Soft
drinks will be provided; feel free to bring wine to share. RSVP to
Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 281-660-7369.