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The Lord God is My Help

Apr 23, 2014


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Submitted by Br. Michael James Rivera, O.P. on Wed, 04/16/2014

Why did Jesus endure such agony in his passion and death? To save sinners, and to show us how to endure suffering and persecution.

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Theology for Young Adults - Las Vegas

Apr 22, 2014

Thursday, April 24 from 7-9pm

Featuring: Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P.

Fr. Albert was born on the island of Malta, where St. Paul was shipwrecked, according to the Acts of the Apostles 28:1. After high school, he entered the Dominican Order in 1953. He studied at St. Thomas Aquinas Dominican School and later at the University of San Francisco. Fr. Albert was ordained a priest on April 2, 1960. In 1961, he came to the United States and joined the Western Dominican Province. His first assignment was St. Mary Magdelene in Berkley, CA. After one year, he was transferred to Los Angeles where he served part-time as an Associate Pastor and part-time at Occidental College where he started his Ministry to the universities and colleges.

Fr. Albert served for 45 years as a campus minister in various universities on the West Coast. He also served as a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Executive Board. He was awarded the Forsyth Award for promoting campus ministry locally, regionally, and nationally. He has been at UNLV for the last 10 years.

He will be speaking on “Preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church”.

Open to all young adults between the age of 18-35 years old.

Location: The UNLV Catholic Newman Center
4765 Brussels Street
Las Vegas, NV  89119-6602

Date: Thursday, April 24

Time: 7-9pm

For more information, call 702.736.0887

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Ordinations 2014

Apr 21, 2014

Mass of Presbyteral and Diaconate Ordination - 2014

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus


invite you to the Presbyteral Ordination of

Rev. Br. Peter Junipero Hannah, O.P.

Rev. Br. Justin Charles Gable, O.P.

and the Diaconate Ordination of

Br. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P.

the 31st of May, 2014
ten o'clock in the morning
St. Dominic's Church -- 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA

RSVP here

If you choose to make a financial gift:
Please makes checks payable to: Western Dominican Province

with the name of the friar(s) in the memo.

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Easter Sunday Morning!

Apr 20, 2014

He is risen as He said! Alleluia!

Let Christians offer sacrificial praises to the passover victim.

The Lamb has redeemed the sheep: The Innocent Christ has reconciled the sinners to the Father.

Death and life contended in a spectacular battle: the Prince of life, who died, reigns alive.

Tell us, Mary, what did you see on the road?

"I saw the tomb of the living Christ and the glory of his rising,
The angelic witnesses, the clothes and the shroud.
Christ my hope is arisen; into Galilee, he will go before his own."

Happy they who bear the witness, Mary's word believing above the tales of those who deceive.

We know Christ is truly risen from the dead!  To us, victorious King, have mercy!

Amen.  Alleluia!!

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Morning Prayer - 8:30am
Mass of Easter - 9:30am
Evening Prayer - 5:15pm

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Blessings of Easter!

Apr 19, 2014

May the Risen Christ
bring you the blessing of
the fullness of life,
both now and always!

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:15pm

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Holy Saturday

Apr 19, 2014

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Tenebrae - 7:30am
Easter Vigil - 8:15pm

Holy Saturday is spent in quiet prayer.  Churches are silent.
Jesus is in the tomb from Friday until the beginning of Sunday at the Easter Vigil

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Good Friday

Apr 18, 2014

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Tenebrae - 7:30am
Solemn Celebration of the Passion - 7:30pm

Good Friday is a day of FAST and ABSTINENCE.

A FAST in the Latin Rite of the Church is understood as having only one full meal (but smaller than a regular meal) and two collations (a smaller repast, two of which together do not equal one full meal)

ABSTINENCE means excluding all meat and meat products from one's diet.

In countries where Good Friday is not a day of rest from work, the afternoon liturgical service is usually put off until a few hours after the recommended time of 3 pm.  Many parishes in the United States will celebrate the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in the evening.

Liturgy on the Good Friday

The Latin Rite has no celebration of Mass between the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening and the Easter Vigil.  The Liturgy recalls the Passion through reading of one of the Gospel accounts, often sung or chanted by three or more people.  A reverencing of the Cross as the sign of our salvation follows and then there is a simple distribution of Communion, consecrated the previous evening at the Mass of the Lord's Supper.  All are dismissed in silence.  The altar is stripped and the tabernacle is empty.

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Three Sisters as seen from St. Benedict Lodge Property,
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

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