Friars Celebrate Mass on EWTN & Record Vocations Boom TV Show (UPDATED)

July 30, 2013

Fr. Andrew Hofer OP, Master of Students at the Dominican House of Studes and Fr. Benedict Croell OP, Director of Vocations for the Eastern Province Dominicans were invited to EWTN in Birmingham, Alabama on July 31, 2013.

They celebrated the daily Mass broadcast LIVE. Fr. Hofer preached the homily and Fr. Croell was the celebrant for the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

They were interviewed on a new television show called “Vocations Boom TV” to be aired at a future date.  “Vocations Boom” already produces an excellent LIVE radio show which airs weekly on EWTN’s Global Catholic Radio, talking about the amazing increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life throughout the United States.  Please pray for their efforts!  Here is Fr. Hofer’s homily:


On August 8 eighteen men will be vested in the Dominican habit of St. Dominic at St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati.  On August 10 nine friars will make their Solemn Profession of Vows at the Dominican House of Studies and on August 15 eight friars will make their Simple Profession of Vows in Cincinnati. Once the 18 men enter novitiate, there will be 70 friars in formation for the Province of St. Joseph.  We give thanks to God for His generosity!

See also, story on The Catholic Beat.

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