2017 Ohio Vocation Opportunities
July 16, 2017
This August, young men 18-35 are invited for multiple opportunities to join the Dominicans at St. Gertrude Church and Priory in Madeira, Ohio to learn more about the Order of Preachers.
2017 OHIO VOCATION EVENT with our new and senior Dominican Novices – Thursday 10 August 2017 3-10PM (this is our main vocation event for Ohio)
MUST RSVP – This is an extraordinary opportunity for men interested in a vocation to the Dominicans to meet two classes of Dominican Novices, to learn about our way of life, share a meal, and to experience our prayer. Bios of Novices to profess simple vows on 15 August + Bios of postulants entering novitiate on 8 August
3-4PM Arrivals to St. Gertrude Priory, 7630 Shawnee Run Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243
4PM Tour of the Church and Priory Chapel and visit to the parish’s Perpetual Adoration chapel
5PM Rosary/Vespers followed by Cookout and Fellowship with the friars
…ends with 9:15PM Compline and departures
(for men spending the night, parish Masses in St. Gertrude church the next morning are: 7AM, 8AM and 11:30AM (conventual); the friars also have 7:30AM Office of Readings and Lauds in the priory chapel)
*if you do plan to arrive in time for the 11:30AM Mass on Aug. 10 be sure to notify Fr. Ben – the event begins at 3PM
Then everyone is invited for two special Masses:
+Mass for the Solemnity of Holy Father, St. Dominic on Tuesday 8 August 2017 with newly vested Dominican Novices
11:30AM in St. Gertrude Church
-this Mass is open to all; the new novices will have just been clothed in the Dominican habit in a private ceremony preceding the Mass in the priory; men coming will have a chance to speak with the vocation director. No RSVP required, but if you would like to meet the Dominicans contact the vocation director in advance!
+Simple Profession Mass on Tuesday 15 August 2017 for our senior Novices
11:30AM in St. Gertrude Church on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
-this Mass is open to all; the 14 novices who will make their simple profession of vows, will each receive their mandamus to begin their studies towards the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.; men coming will have a chance to speak with the vocation director. No RSVP required, but if you would like to meet the Dominicans contact the vocation director in advance!
N.B. – while these gatherings are excellent opportunities, there is no substitute for making an actual vocation weekend with us at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. More info HERE.
top photo credit: Fr. Lawrence Lew OP