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Ordination Mass Homily of Archbishop Di Noia

On May 20, 2017, seven Dominican friars were ordained to the priesthood at St. Dominic’s Church in Washington, DC by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P.: Fr. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P., Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., Fr. Joachim Kenney, O.P., Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P., Fr. Luke Hoyt, O.P., Fr. Alan Piper, O.P., Fr. Edmund McCullough, O.P. During the Mass, the Archbishop preached the following homily:

Eight Novices to Make Simple Profession

It is with great joy that the Province of St. Joseph announces the simple profession of its eight novices!
The profession will take place on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th at 11:30 AM in St. Gertrude Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A list of the brothers making profession can be found on the announcement card, below.
Please keep these brothers in prayer as they prepare for this big day!

Jubilee Grace: Men Accepted for the 2016 Novitiate

Please pray for the 2016 Novitiate class in the Jubilee Year of the Order of Preachers for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph

Click here to read more about the Brothers

Dominican Ordination – 2016

Eleven Dominican brothers will be ordained to the Priesthood Saturday May 21st, at 9:30am, at the National Basilica in Washington.

The Ordination Mass will be televised on EWTN, which may be a first for the network!

With this year marking the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order, it will be an especially meaningful Mass.

Please consider setting your DVRs to record this special event and share this information with those you know who would be interested.

Christmas Caroling

Christmas Caroling: Dominican Style

All parishioners are warmly invited to join the Dominican Novices and Dominican Laity for Christmas Caroling in our neighborhood, on Friday, December 11. Please gather in the school cafeteria at 7:00pm.

God’s Generosity: Men Accepted for the 2015 Novitiate

The Dominican Province of St. Joseph is grateful to God for these men who have been accepted for the 2015 Novitiate class. They began their novitiate on the feast of St. Dominic on August 8, 2015 in St. Gertrude Priory in Cincinnati. Please pray for them!

2015 Profession Mass

Please join us on Saturday, August 15 the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Conventual Mass at 11:30am.

Our nine novices who have completed their novitiate year will make simple profession in the hands of our provincial Fr. Ken Letoile, officially become friars of the Order of Preachers, and then take their leave of us for their studies in Washington, D.C.

A reception will follow in the gym.

2015 High School Boys Vocation Event

What: Each year the Dominican Province of St. Joseph organizes only one high school boys vocation event during the summer. Includes: Holy Mass, Midday Prayer, Recreation/Cookout in priory garden, a Talk on Dominican Life, Rosary/Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Who: All boys from OH, KY, and surrounding states (including incoming freshman and graduating seniors) are invited. A special invitation is going out to altar servers.

When: Monday July 13, 2015
11:30am-3:30pm (begins in St. Gertrude church with Mass)

Where: St. Gertrude Priory in Madeira, Ohio houses our Dominican Novices, so this vocation event for high school boys presents an extraordinary opportunity to meet and pray with our younger friars and those friars working in our Ohio parishes.

Details: Permission Slip Required via St. Gertrude High School Youth Ministry (Director of Youth Ministry: Mr. Brad Bursa)

Click here for more information

2011 Simple Profession Slideshow

Watch the slideshow of the Simple Profession on August 15, 2011, in which sixteen men completed their novitiate into the Eastern Province of the Dominican Order. The profession of vows took place at St. Gertrude's parish in Cincinnati, Ohio where the Novitiate is located. Fr. John Langlois, O.P., Socius to the Provincial, received the vows of all the men in place of the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré, O.P. Present at the liturgy were also the Most Rev. Roger Joseph Foys, D.D., Bishop of the Covington Diocese, and the Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville.

Dominicana (Dominican Students of the Province of St. Joseph)

Announcing a new feed for the Dominicana, you can find it below the Parish Mass Schedule in the right hand column of this page. This feed is updated every day.

Dominicana is a publication of the Dominican Students of the St. Joseph Province, who live and study at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. The online edition is updated every weekday, and the print edition appears twice a year. To contact the editors of Dominicana please write to

Meet the 2011 Novices

Novice Names: "In the world you were the Order you will be called..."

Here are some photos of the new novices including their religious names (below). Please say a prayer that these men will persevere in giving themselves more to Jesus Christ as they begin this year of novitiate in the Order of Preachers and to follow Him in the way of our Holy Father, St. Dominic.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary watch over them and protect them.  AMEN! 

 (for others photos click here)

 (for their biographies click here)

Individual pictures with names click here