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Jan 2017: Dominican Family's Presentation on Human Trafficking




The Gospel message calls us to tackle difficult issues at times. Obviously, the crisis of human trafficking is one of those difficult issues.  Thanks to the diligence and hard work of members of our Human Trafficking Study Action Group, the Dominican Family was able to learn more about this grave issue.  Kevin Smith, working with the Staff of CHILDREN AT RISK was able to create a virtual bus tour of human trafficking locations in our community.  The evening was comprised of four parts parts: payer for human trafficking led by Gloria Vocelka; an introduction to human trafficking by Jamey Caruthers; a virtual bus tour of human trafficking institutions provided by Kevin Smith; and the powerful story told by a former human trafficking victim.







Jamey Caruthers, Senior Staff Attorney at CHILDREN AT RISK (pictured to the left), provided a 15-minute overview on Human Trafficking. Jamey also provided the narrative for the 1-hour virtual bus tour of well-known places of human trafficking in Houston.







Allison shared her painful story as a victim of human trafficking.  Allison's story of abuse began as a 3-year old victimized by familial sexual abuse.







 Coming in February!








February 6th - Presentation on Integral Ecology 

Join us for Sr. Linda Gibler's presentation on Integral Ecology, an issue our Dominican Sisters have chosen to be their focus for the next six years. Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato Si, emphasized, "complex crises have both social and environmental dimensions. The bond between humans and the natural world means that we live in an integral ecology, and as such, an integrated approach to environmental and social justice is required."









February 17th & 18th
Dominican Spirituality Weekend

Dominican preacher and musician, Fr. Jim Marchionda, invites us to broaden our horizons. Join in this refreshingly creative presentation of word, preaching, story and song. Plan to ponder, to laugh, to sing and finally, to walk away with a broader perspective than the one you came with. See the attached flyer for more details. Register via email to or call Blanca Perez 713-440-3710 before February 10th.





News Articles:
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ߦ   June 2022: Congratulations and welcome to our newest nine Dominican Family members!
ߦ   June 2022: Summer Gathering Reminder - Wednesday, June 22!
ߦ   June 2022: Opportunities to Discern and Act
ߦ   May 2022: Summer News
ߦ   May 2022: Statement in response to the Buffalo, New York tragedy
ߦ   May 2022: Spring Commitment - Sunday, May 15
ߦ   April 2022: Spring Commitment and Engagement Opportunities
ߦ   Mar 2022: Next Gathering - Monday, April 4/6:00 p.m.
ߦ   Mar 2022: March Gathering Reminder
ߦ   Feb 2022: March Gathering Information
ߦ   Feb 2022: February 7th - NO GATHERING / Next Gathering - March 7
ߦ   Jan 2022: January 12th Dominican Family Gathering - POSTPONED
ߦ   Nov 2021: November Gathering Info and Other News
ߦ   Oct 2021: October News/Upcoming Gathering/Committee Engagement
ߦ   Oct 2021: October Gathering CANCELED - Next Gathering, November 8
ߦ   Sept 2021: Meeting CANCELED - Important Announcements
ߦ   Sept 2021: Upcoming Events and Information
ߦ   June 2021: June news
ߦ   June 2021: Save the (tentative) dates for 2021-2022!
ߦ   May 2021: April Gathering and Year-End News!
ߦ   Apr 2021: Dominican Family Gathering - Monday, April 12/ 7:00 p.m.
ߦ   Mar 2021: A Blessed Holy Week & Easter
ߦ   Mar 2021: Dominican Family Gathering Recap
ߦ   Feb 2021: February Gathering Recap
ߦ   Jan 2021: January Gathering Recap
ߦ   Dec 2020: December Meeting Recap
ߦ   Dec 2020: December Meeting and Committee News
ߦ   Nov 2020: Thanksgiving Blessings
ߦ   Nov 2020: November Meeting Recap/Advent Book Information
ߦ   Nov 2020: November Meeting Information and News from Dominican Family
ߦ   Oct 2020: Studying the Signs of our Times – The Election
ߦ   Oct 2020: October Meeting Recap and LIVE Virtual Candidate Forum
ߦ   Oct 2020: Meetings and News from Dominican Family
ߦ   Sep 2020: News from Dominican Family
ߦ   Aug 2020: Dominican Family Schedule
ߦ   Aug 2020: TMO - Get Out the Vote
ߦ   Jun 2020: Dominican Family & Dominican Sisters Against Racism
ߦ   May 2020: June 1 Meeting Information
ߦ   May 2020: May 4th Zoom Meeting Minutes
ߦ   Apr 2020: Earth Day Happenings
ߦ   Mar 2020: DF Update - Coronavirus
ߦ   Mar 2020: Highlights from March Gathering on Clerical Abuse and Cover-up
ߦ   Feb 2020: February DF Gathering on Integral Ecology
ߦ   Jan 2020: February Happenings
ߦ   Jan 2020: January Gathering Highlights & News
ߦ   Dec 2019: January Happenings
ߦ   Dec 2019: Advent Prayer & Brunch
ߦ   Nov 2019: Dominican Family November Meeting Highlights
ߦ   Oct 2019: November Happenings
ߦ   Oct 2019: Dominican Family Gathering Highlights on Interfaith Ministries
ߦ   Sept 2019: October Happenings
ߦ   Sept 2019: September Meeting Summary
ߦ   Sept 2019: Potluck and Upcoming Events
ߦ   July 2019: Summer Events
ߦ   May 2019: Dominican Family Welcomes 10th Commitment Class
ߦ   May 2019: Summer Border Awareness Program
ߦ   Apr 2019: More DF April news
ߦ   Apr 2019: Dominican Family Gathering Highlights
ߦ   Apr 2019: Interfaith Ministries and DF
ߦ   Mar 2019: DF April events
ߦ   Mar 2019: DF March gathering
ߦ   Feb 2019: DF March events and information
ߦ   Feb 2019: February 2019 Gathering -- Discerning Our Response to the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis
ߦ   Jan 2019: Upcoming February DF events and information
ߦ   Jan 2019: DF information for January
ߦ   Dec 2018: A look back at December
ߦ   Dec 2018: Dominican Family new year
ߦ   Nov 2018: DF December events and information
ߦ   Nov 2018: Highlights of November Gatherings on Call to Holiness
ߦ   Oct 2018: November Gatherings
ߦ   Oct 2018: Highlights of October 2018 Dominican Family Gathering
ߦ   Sept 2018: October DF events and news
ߦ   Sept 2018: Dominican Family kicks off 10th Anniversary with Welcome Dinner
ߦ   Sept 2018: September DF events and news
ߦ   Aug 2018: DF events -- Welcome Dinner and Book Discussion
ߦ   Aug 2018: Dominican Sisters count on help from decade-old lay ministry
ߦ   Jul 2018: Families Belong Together March and other events
ߦ   Jul 2018: Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil
ߦ   Jun 2018: Helping children separated from their families
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
ߦ   Apr 2018: Congratulations and Welcome to our newest Dominican Family Members!
ߦ   Apr 2018: April events
ߦ   Feb 2018: March events and announcements
ߦ   Feb 2018: Dominican Family challenged to envision 2038!
ߦ   Feb 2018: Important DF gathering and February events
ߦ   Jan 2018: DF January Gathering Highlights
ߦ   Jan 2018: DF January events and announcements
ߦ   Jan 2018: January Is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
ߦ   Nov 2017: DF December events and announcements
ߦ   Nov 2017: DF November Gathering Highlights
ߦ   Oct 2017: Upcoming November Events
ߦ   Oct 2017: DF October Gathering Highlights
ߦ   Sept 2017: Upcoming Events
ߦ   Sept 2017: Dominican Family kicks off New Year with Dinner Gathering
ߦ   Sept 2017: 9/11 DF Potluck Dinner Changed to Heavy Appetizers Provided by DFLT
ߦ   Sept 2017: DF September Events
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