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Developing Dominican Leaders

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

When Saint Paul writes to Timothy to advise him on the important qualities to look for in prospective bishops, he begins by listing a number of attributes. He then makes the astute observation that a bishop must also manage his own household well, “for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, […]

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2018-19 Novitiate Class

Saturday, July 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce that ten young men will enter the Western Dominican Novitiate next month at St. Dominic Priory in San Francisco, California. All of them will be clerical novices preparing for priesthood in the Order of Preachers. We give thanks to God for this novitiate class, the largest one in sixteen years! […]

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Commit to Forever

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On June 22, four Dominican friars of the Western Province were ordained priests of Jesus Christ by Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco, Robert Christian, O.P. In a world that increasingly rejects lifelong commitment, these Dominicans have embraced a lifelong radical life in Christ. They’ve become a priest forever for the salvation of souls – for you. […]

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First Vows 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the First Profession of their Brothers Elias Guadalupe Ford Antony Augustine Cherian Nathaniel Maria Mayne John Peter Anderson Matthew Wanner into the hands of The Very Reverend Mark Padrez, O.P. Prior Provincial Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00am St. Albert […]

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Bishop Comes Home

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

It’s been over 100 years since a Dominican has served as a bishop in California. But that all changed on June 5, 2018, when the Most Rev. Robert Francis Christian, O.P., was ordained as the Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco.  In a beautiful liturgy at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, the Most […]

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Fr. Thomas Paul Chrysostom Raftery’s Funeral

Friday, April 13, 2018

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Thomas Paul Chrysostom Raftery, O.P., who died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Tuesday, April 17 7:30pm – Vigil Service at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA (5890 Birch Ct., Oakland, CA 94618) Wednesday, April 18 10:30am – Mass of […]

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Ordination Mass 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Priestly Ordination The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Ordination of their Brothers Christopher Wetzel, O.P. Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P. Pius Youn, O.P. to the Order of the Presbyterate through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by […]

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Easter Joy and the Resurrected Body

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Saint Thomas would later be identified with his moment of doubt, but now it is not doubt that captures his mind. Jesus stands before him in the glory of his resurrected body. As Jesus shows Thomas his wounds, Thomas recalls the recent events still vividly painted in the minds of the men and women of […]

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Western Dominican Named Auxiliary Bishop

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Robert Francis Christian, O.P., as auxiliary bishop of San Francisco. Fr. Robert is the first Dominican from the west to be made a bishop since Joseph Alemany, O.P., was made the first Archbishop of San Francisco in 1850. “This appointment is a recognition of Fr. Robert’s deep love for Christ and […]

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Solemn Vows 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus cordially invite you to the Solemn Profession of their Brother Gregory Augustine Liu, O.P. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10am St. Albert’s Priory Chapel 6170 Chabot Road — Oakland, California RSVP here Make a gift in honor of those professing Solemn Vows here Learn why […]

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