Dominican Friars Announce a Special Advent Series of Prayer and Preaching on Making All Things New

December 1, 2014

The Dominican Friars of the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena have announced a special three-part series of Advent Holy Hours under the title, “Advent Hope for the Church of New York: Living the Call to Make All Things New.” The series will run at St. Catherine of Siena over the Thursdays of Advent, December 4, 11, and 18. Each Holy Hour will begin at 7:00 p.m. and feature preaching, silent adoration, sung Night Prayer, and Benediction. The Friars will also be available for confession throughout the hour. The preaching will focus on how the virtue of hope enlivens all people to respond with enthusiasm and joy to the Lord’s call to make all things news. The Rev. Fr. Jordan Kelly, O.P, Pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena, believes this series is a tremendous opportunity for grace and courage, especially for those faithful who are struggling with the realities of the Archdiocese of New York’s Making All Things New parish planning process. Fr. Kelly has commented, “As the Church of New York seeks to live out the New Evangelization through the implementation of Making All Things New, each disciple of Jesus strives to move forward in hope. In this rich season of Advent, come discover how the virtue of hope can strengthen us in our discipleship and make us new as we await the birth of Christ.” ABOUT THE CHURCH OF SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena is a parish administered by the Dominican Friars of the Province of Saint Joseph. Since 2010, the parish has grown in size by over 150% as it seeks to respond to the call of the New Evangelization. In addition to regular parish life, St. Catherine of Siena is also home to Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, whose mission is to provide comprehensive pastoral care and Catholic ethical formation to the medical communities of the Upper East Side. The Health Care Ministry visits about 60,000 patients each year, and the Friars provide 24/7/365 chaplaincy service to the hospitals.   For more information, please visit

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