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Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Dominican Family

Every year, there is a Mass for the Deceased of the Dominican Family. This year’s Mass was on Saturday 13th November. Andy and Margaret Doyle, from the Newcastle Fraternity, who were on holiday in Rome, attended the Mass and remembered the deceased Lay Dominicans of our province.

The Mass is held at the church of S. Lorenzo in Rome and is attended by people from all the different branches of the Dominican family.

The main celebrant was the Master of the Order, fr. Gerard Timoner III OP.

After Mass, there is a procession to the mausoleum of the friars in the cemetery of Verano, next to the church, for the blessing of graves.

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Professions at Oxford

Congratulations to all those members of the Oxford fraternity who made their professions on Sunday 14th November.

The fraternity celebrated 1 simple profession and 5 final professions. Please keep them all in your prayers.

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Music Workshop

Renowned Polish composer, Pawel Bebenek, will be returning to the Rosary Shrine once again to lead a day of music workshops, which will culminate in a Eucharistic Rosary Procession and Vigil of Readings for the eve of All Saints! The vigil is open to all the public, so do come along and invite your friends! For those interested in the music workshop day, please express your interest by emailing secretary@haverstockhill.org.uk.

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Newcastle / Durham Study Day and Lay Professions

On 16 October, the Newcastle / Durham fraternal group met in person for the first time in over 18 months. At our study day, which we opened up to people from across the North East, we heard talks on:

  • the image of St. Dominic, looking at how he has been depicted since his death 800 years ago
  • the (sometimes contested) history of the Lay Dominicans
  • the whole Dominican family.

At our Mass, Andy and Margaret Doyle made their final profession as Lay Dominicans.

They are pictured here with David Crookes, and fr. Samuel Burke OP, the religious assistant of the fraternal group, and the Mass with Professions is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_MeTSk6T-8&t=1069s