Chapter of Mary Queen of Apostles
The Elmira Dominican Tertiaries or ''laity'' as they are commonly known, belong to the Chapter of Mary Queen of Apostles, one of several chapters in region 3 of the St. Joseph Province. At present there are thirty-four members in the Chapter. The four pillars of the Dominican way of life; prayer, study, (community) common life, and (apostolate) work are lived out and pursued in their daily lives. Their prayer lives are centered on the Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours and the Rosary.
Annually a day of reflection is prepared and observed. They are devoted to the study of the Sacred Scriptures, the teachings of the Church and Dominican Spirituality. Community is witnessed in a variety of ways and include a number of Apostolates. For example:
Monetary and prayer support of the countywide Teen Mom Program.
Financial and volunteer support of the Community Kitchen.
First Saturday Devotion at our monastery, Mary the Queen, beginning with Mass at 7:45a.m, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, devotional prayers and Benediction.
Siena Circle, the Laity''s Bible sharing group which meets every other Wednesday.
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, the Lay Dominicans pray Vespers with the nuns. the rosary is recited before the business part of their meeting. Formation of the members is led by the Religious Promoter, who at present is the Monastery''s Chaplain, Fr. Anthony Breen, O.P. The meeting is brought to a close with the singing of the Salve Regina. Refreshments are then served. The May meeting includes a brief crowning ceremony. The Feast of St. Dominic, August 8, is celebrated with the nuns in the participation of Mass followed by a luncheon. In December, in lieu of the business meeting the Laity celebrate their Christmas with a party.
July 6 - July 13, 2011 - Preached Retreat
Peter B. Lobo, OP, former novice master, major superior and lecturer in theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, Providence College, U.S.A., and the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, is a member of the Province of India of the Friars of the Order of Preachers and presently a lecturer in theology at St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur, India. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum, and has taught, given conferences and preached in India and several other parts of the world. He edited and published The Genius of St. Dominic by M.-H. Vicaire, OP and Mirabilia Descripta by Jordan of Severac, OP. For several years he was the editor of Dominican Ashram, a periodical on Dominican life and mission that served English-speaking Dominicans the world over.
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June 25, 2011 - Golden Jubilee Profession
You are invited to attend the Jubilee Mass and Buffet Luncheon at the Monastery on June 25, 2011 at 10:00am. If you plan on attending PLEASE R.S.V.P. BEFORE JUNE 10, 2011. Read more in our Spring 2011 Newsletter
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Sr. Mary Dominic, OP - (607) 734-9506
June 14, 2011 - Pray Vespers with the nuns
Every second Tuesday of the month, the Dominican Tertiaries pray vespers with the nuns in their Chapel at 7:00pm. You are welcome to join us.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Ms. Mary Ann Amisano at: 562 -8856 -
May 19 - May 26, 2011 - Community Directed Retreat
Father Ron Henery, O.P. is a native of Somerset, Ohio, and was ordained in 1978. He is a graduate of the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago and holds certification for spiritual direction ministry. His pastoral experience includes preached and directed retreats, spiritual direction, Enneagram workshops, days and weekends of prayer, and ministry to the aged. Fr. Ron is a member of the Dominican Preachers of Long Island.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Ron Henery, O.P. - (631) 842-7376
August 8, 2010 - On the Feast of St. Dominic - 2010
This morning, in the presence of Fr. Breen, O.P. and Ms. Karen Kilpartick, the Vice President of the Lay Fraternity, Ms. Brenda Lisi and Ms. Sharon Pearte made their final committment.
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