Fr. Jude Eli, O.P.
Western Dominican Preaching is an apostolic
ministry of evangelical preaching and teaching which has
continued in the western states without interruption since the
arrival of the Dominican Order in the early 1850's. It
is exercised primarily through parish missions, novenas,
retreats, catechesis for adults, and days of recollection. Our
friars are members in good standing of the Western Dominican
Province and are chosen by their superiors as particularly
qualified for this ministry which is central to the Dominican tradition.
While our service is available throughout the year, the liturgical
season of Advent and Lent are particularly recommended as
ideal times for spiritual renewal.
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TO YOUR PARISH
Parish Missions, Novenas, Advent, Lent, Triduum,
Easter Season, Parish Renewal, Adult Catechesis, Vacation Supply
THE FAITH is a program
designed for those people who want to develop an ongoing understanding of
their faith by way of thoughtful reception
of the gospel tradition, critical reflection
on its message, for the purposes of strengthening personal conversion
to Christ and his Church.
The object of a mission is
really no different from the object of the
Christian life, i.e. to know, love and serve God
and our neighbor in this life....In a way it is
like a retreat, a week set aside by the
parishioners during which time they aim
wholeheartedly at greater conversion to God by
prayer and meditation and the grace of Christ.
In some ways it is even better than a retreat,
because it is a call to the whole parish
community, the People of God, rather than to
just the individual. It would be wonderful if we
could spend every day of our lives in
whole-hearted devotion to God, but we get
distracted by the cares of this world. Hence it
happens that without a mission or a retreat,
many would live year in and year out without
much by way of concentrated effort in seeking
first the Kingdom of God and without much by way
of wholehearted generosity in allowing the grace
of God to grow in their human hearts.
Western Dominican Preaching is a ministry of the
Western Dominican Province.
We are pleased to be contributing to the good of the
faithful and the
formation, and support of Dominican seminarians.
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