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Our Program of Formation involves eight years of academic and ministerial training rooted in our Thomistic tradition, a one year novitiate, two years of philosophy, a Residency year, and four years of theology. Throughout all that time our student friars in formation depend completely on the generosity of others and so keep our benefactors in particular at the center of our prayer life. Pleased do add your own regular donation to our continuing need. We thank you now and will continue to thank you with our prayers.
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Western Dominican Province
5877 Birch Court
Oakland, CA 94618-1626
Our Dominican School
The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA offers Masters and other degree and certificate programs rooted in the tradition of the Dominican order and our brother, St. Thomas Aquinas. Faithful to the teaching of Holy Mother, the Church, our school prepares not only young men studying for the priesthood, but also other men and women who will be the leaders of local communities of faith. Please do join in supporting this essential ministry of the Western Dominican Province.
The Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus is pleased to announce the solemn profession of Br. Corwin Saxon Low, OP and Br. Peter Junipero Hannah, OP. The ceremony of profession into the hands of our Prior Provincial, The Very Rev. Fr. Mark Padrez, OP, took place in the Priory Church of St. Dominic in San Francisco, California.
The brothers would like to give thanks to the many, many people who have helped them in their vocation journey, especially those who gave them life and taught them what it means to be a human being. In addition they would like to thank:
The Very Rev. Fr. Mark Padrez, OP - Prior Provincial
The Rev. Fr. Vincent Kelber, OP - Homilist
The Rev. Br. Dominic David Maichrowitz, OP - Deacon of the Word
The Rev. Br. Emmanuel Taylor, OP - Deacon of the Altar
The Rev. Br. Joseph Mary Do, OP - Acolyte
Brs. Kevin Andrew, OP and Chris Brannan, OP - Candle Bearers
Miss Dolores Meehan - Reader
Br. Justin Gable, OP - Cantor
Mr. Ron Cheatham - Organist
Schola Cantorum of St. Albert Priory - Music
Lay Dominicans of St. Monica Chapter, Benicia - Hospitality
The Western Dominican and Southern Dominican Novices - Hospitality
Your continued support of our friars preparing for ministry is greatly appreciated. If possible, could you make a small donation today? Many thanks in advance for your generosity and faith in our Order and Province.