DF upcoming December events
Dec 10 @ 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Poverty Committee is hosting a Christmas Cookie event at Angela House.
If you are interested in helping, please see sign up!
- Saturday, Dec 16 @ 10:00 a.m.
Dominican Sisters in the Dominican Sisters Meeting Room
Dominican Family on the Tenth Anniversary of their Founding
Please RSVP to Blanca Perez by Monday, December 11, 2017
firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-440-3710
Your input is needed on the DF Fall Survey
Give your thoughts and opinions about the October
gatherings along with a few other questions on this survey:
From the Hospitality Committee
Thank you to Francine Fleming, Molly Sample, Elda Smith and the
Poverty Committee for organizing and providing snacks for our November
Sign up for our 2nd Annual DF Retreat
- Location: Meeting room at the Mother House
- Dates: Starts Friday evening Jan 26
Closes Saturday, Jan 27 with Mass at 4:00 p.m.
- Price: $40.00 if staying on the campus Friday night $20.00
- Fr. John Rooney will be our Retreat Director
- Confirm registration by sending check made out to
9641 Abbotts Grove School Rd
Schulenburg, Tx 78956
- If questions please call: Gloria @ 832-489-0673
Message from the Dominican Sisters
The following is an excerpt of a letter to the Order from Fr.
Bruno, Master of the Order regarding the Dominican
Month for Peace.
“The period we propose is Advent, when we are
all waiting for the incarnation of the Prince of Peace. Our focus on Peace will
then start on the First Sunday of Advent and culminate on the Church's World
Day of Peace on 1 January. Each
December will therefore be our Dominican Month for Peace.
Our focus of solidarity this year (2017) will be on Colombia.
There are several Dominican brothers and sisters who have been very engaged
during the most difficult periods of the war there. Now, with all the more reason,
they are supporting the implementation of the Peace Accord that was signed in 2016.
It is their appeal for solidarity that has inspired us to institute this
Dominican Month for Peace. We therefore invite all members of the Dominican
Family to join this solidarity effort.
2017 Focus on Colombia
You may have heard about the historic Peace Accord that was signed in Colombia
in November 2016 between the government and the oldest and largest guerrilla
group in the region, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). After
more than 50 years of confrontation, the parties to the armed conflict have
decided to end one of the most tragic and devastating cycles of violence in
this country and in Latin America. In a world where the threat of war is the growing
tendency, this effort to build peace needs to be strongly encouraged.
For several decades, Dominican brothers and sisters have been
involved in the accompaniment of communities affected by the conflict in
various parts of the country, one of the areas most affected being Catatumbo.
This year's campaign will encourage the whole Order during the Month of Peace
(December) to support them in their efforts to forge peace and reconciliation
in Colombia through:” (Prayer, Preaching, the Arts, Financial Contributions and
visits to Columbian Embassy).
brochure that discusses the situation in Columbia especially the areas where
Dominicans have been ministering.