With joy and gratitude to God, we announce that ten men will enter our Western Dominican Novitiate next month. Visit opwest.org to learn a little bit about our incoming novice class, and please keep them in your prayers.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of the #priesthood! As Pope Emeritus #BenedictXVI celebrates the 67th anniversary of his priestly ordination today, we share his inspiring words with clips from the #Ordination and first Masses of our four new Dominican priests. Watch the full video at facebook.com/opwestvocations.
Fr. Bradley Thomas Elliott, OP, offered his first Mass of Thanksgiving on the Vigil of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, San Francisco, where he was on residency as a student.
Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, OP, gives his mother Communion while celebrating his first Mass of Thanksgiving with our Dominican Nuns at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park on Saturday afternoon. What a blessing to offer the sacrifice of the Mass with our prayer partners. More photos on Facebook.
Congratulations to our brothers ordained to the priesthood today: Fr. Bradley Thomas Elliott, OP, Fr. Christopher Wetzel, OP, Fr. Thomas Aquinas Pickett, OP, and Fr. Pius Youn, OP. Special thanks to Bishop Robert Christian, OP, our prelate.
In addition to our planning meetings, day two and three of the Assembly included a Mass for our dead at St. Dominic's Cemetery in Benicia on Tuesday, and a Mass celebrating our jubilarians on Wednesday. Check out more photos on Facebook.