On September 17, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P. as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.
September 19–21 marks the first of four vocation weekends at the Dominican House of Studies this year. More than twenty-five young men will make their way to DC for a closer look at the Province of St. Joseph and the Dominican way of life. The weekend is a busy one: plenty of prayer, discussion, lectures, silent meditation, and, of course, recreation with the friars at the House.
Last Thursday night saw the beginning of a new faith formation series at The Church of St. Catherine of Siena, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Fr. Jordan Kelly, OP, is leading the series, Journey to the Heart of Faith, which meets at the Church every Thursday evening for the next three months. The series began September 11th with “Amazed and Afraid: God Becomes Man” and will end on November 20th with “It’s All About God.”
On the evening of September 14th, the Dominican Friars of the House of Studies took a victory over the Mount Saint Mary’s seminary soccer team. The Friars began this season bolstered by the addition of eight new first-year brothers, amounting to their best squad assembled thus far in their short tenure of organized competition.
On Saturday, October 4, the Dominican friars at St. Dominic Church in Washington, DC will have a special celebration in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary.