Holy Week | Livestream Schedule – April 9-12, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Livestream Schedule – April 9-12, 2020 Visit www.livestream.com/opwest at the times noted below to join the friars for any of the following Holy Week liturgies. Holy Thursday:  April 9, 7:30 pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper Celebrant: Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P. | Prior Provincial Good Friday:  April 10, 7:30 pm – Celebration of the […]

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Ordination Mass 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Priestly Ordination The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brother Gregory Augustine Liu, O.P. to the Order of the Presbyterate through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample Archbishop of Portland in […]

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Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Dominicans have created a special resource page to aide the faithful and give spiritual comfort during this difficult time.  Please visit https://www.opwest.org/coronavirus/ for helpful information.

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Coronavirus & the Suspension of Mass

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Considering recent pronouncements from Bishops around the world regarding the coronavirus and the canceling of public Mass, there is understandable confusion and worry regarding the obligations of the faithful. The obligation to keep the Sabbath holy is Divine Law and cannot be dispensed. Attending Sunday Mass is the best way to keep the Sabbath holy, […]

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Western Dominican Province Releases New Mobile App

Thursday, November 7, 2019

OAKLAND, CA – The Western Dominican Province, a province of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), announced today the release of a new mobile and TV app – their first – to help Catholics and non-Catholics discover the truths of life, the world and the Catholic faith. Called OPWest (short for Order of Preachers in […]

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New Master of the Order Elected

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Congratulations to Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., who was elected by the General Chapter in Vietnam as the 87th successor of St. Dominic and 88th Master of the Order of Preachers. A son of the Province of the Philippines, he has served as Rector of the Central Seminary of the University of Santo Tomas, […]

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Bishop Robert Christian, O.P.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

This morning, the Dominican friars of the Western Province learned of the passing of their brother, Robert Francis Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco. Bishop Christian has tirelessly served the Church and faithful for nearly 50 years. We are deeply saddened to hear of his death and entrust his soul to the loving arms […]

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Dominicans Appoint New Director of Vocations

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P. grew up as the son of an Episcopal priest in Augusta, GA. After his family’s conversion to the Catholic Church in 1993, he attended Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) for his undergraduate studies. In fact, it was at TAC that Fr. John Marie met his first Dominican: Fr. Bart de la […]

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