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HAPPY ASSUMPTION!!!  This is certainly a wonderful day for all Dominicans and friends as our beloved Mother Mary, our Patroness,  was assumed into Heaven after her death!   Her love and faithfulness are a wonderful example for us as we live in this "vale of tears".  It gives us great joy as we live out our Dominican vocation.  We hope and pray that when our turn comes at the end of life, we can echo the words which appear in the Second Reading from a homily by St. John Damascene in the Office…See More
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Sunday, Aug. 10, will be a big meeting!  Maria and Kate will make Temporary Promises and that's a big thing for all of us.  Be there!  We will continue our study and prayers as always.  See you tomorrow!See More
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Christine replied to Terry McSweeney's discussion YOU ARE INVITED...
"Sound like a good estimate."
Jun 6
Terry McSweeney replied to Terry McSweeney's discussion YOU ARE INVITED...
"I know we will have other food, so what do you think? Enough for 15-20?  ( I, as a  man, am guessing.)"
Jun 5
Christine replied to Terry McSweeney's discussion YOU ARE INVITED...
"Hi Terry, I am supposed to bring the lunch meat tray and bread, this Sunday.  Could you give please give me an idea of how many servings I will need to buy? This will be my first time, and I do not want to over or under Purchase. Thank You"
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YOU ARE INVITED... an OPEN HOUSE sponsored by the LAY DOMINICANS!!!Learn from our 800 years of experience how to deepen your Spiritual Life and increase your Happiness.We will show you how to have a well-rounded life by including:PrayerStudyCommunityMissionYou are invited to attend this Sunday, June 8, from 1-3 pm at the Blessed Sacrament Monastery, 13 Mile and Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, MI.Besides feeding your soul we will also serve a delicious meal!  Perhaps the Holy Spirit is inviting you to learn…See More
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We will meet at the Monastery on Sunday, May 18  from 1-4 pm.  Looking forward to seeing all!Our agenda is as follows:  INITIATE:  (see Gwen)  CANDIDACY I:  (See Gwen)  CANDIDACY II:  Unit 8 – Liturgy Read the Unit.  FULL CHAPTER - "The Dominican Way"  - Chapters 9 & 10After Study we will enjoy a delicious repast supplied by Dave, Adeline & John.Paul Moore will report on a saint and Ed Shea will preach.Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the Needy.  It's very…See More
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This is a very interesting question which requires much thought, even after we have the answer!  Pope Benedict XVI has supplied us with the answer.  He writes, "The meaning of Christ's Ascension expresses our belief that in Christ the humanity that we all share has entered into the inner life of God in a new and hitherto unheard-of-way.  It means that man has found an everlasting place in God...We go to heaven to the extent that we go to…

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 3:06pm

WHAT was Jesus thinking about on the Cross?

Actually we do know what Jesus was thinking about on the cross.  He had 'Seven Words' on the cross.  These words or sentences came right out of His gut as He was dying on the cross.  They are worth meditating on and asking ourselves what would we say on our death bed?  Notice how often He was concerned about others.  Which saying particularly strikes you?


1.  Father, forgive them. They know not what they are doing.

2.  Today you will be with me in…


Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:25pm


We have now passed the half-way mark for Lent.  How are you doing?  Great?  That's terrific!  Just so-so?  Join the crowd.  It is human nature to need a pick-me-up during Lent.  A 'Tira mi su'.  It is good to reevaluate our situation.  And, most importantly, it is never too late to have a great Lent, leading to a truly wonderful Easter.


The Office of Readings for the third week, Tuesday, featured a sermon by St. Peter Chrysologus in which he said:  "There are three…


Posted on April 3, 2011 at 8:25pm


The Dominicans are fond of the saying, "If you've met one Dominican, you've met one Dominican."  The thing is we are all different.  We come from different backgrounds, educational levels, religious viewpoints.  We are different sexes, ages, races, etc.  Some are conservative;  some are liberal. This is why we accept all who wish to follow the 'Dominican Way of Life'.

We are united in our differences because we all follow Dominic who followed Christ.  It's a…


Posted on March 24, 2011 at 5:37pm


Please remember the following:   Pablo, Vyvian Gorbea's brother-in-law, 44 years old, who has suffered a stroke.  Our Vice-Moderater, Cheryl Beckman, is scheduled for an operation on March 21.  Lucy Chesney is having eye troubles.  Jim Knivel is still ailing.

Vyvian took quite a bit of food donations from our last meeting to Active Faith.  Check them out:  Thanks, Vyvian!

Posted on March 19, 2011 at 8:16pm

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At 1:43pm on June 17, 2008, Terry McSweeney said…
What a great group! We are Lay Dominicans intent on following the Gospel Jesus with the help of 800 years of Dominican Life. We meet together on the SECOND Sunday of each month at Blessed Sacrament Monastery located at 13 Mile and Middlebelt at 1:30 P.M. We believe in: Prayer; Study; Community; and Mission. We preach by word and life. Join us and enrich YOUR LIFE.
At 6:20pm on February 25, 2009, Vyvian said…
Thank you Terry. I would like to come to one of the meetings to learn more about Lay Dominicans. I was taught by Dominican Sisters and my daughter is now being taught by Dominicans also. How do you dicern a vocation as a Lay Dominican?
At 9:58am on May 9, 2009, Steven George said…
I am interested in attending a meeting. Is there a meeting later in May, as I'm interested in learning more about the Dominican Laity?


Steve George
At 8:39pm on April 24, 2010, Jeff Cline said…
Thank you very much for the welcome Terry! I very much look forward to attending the next meeting! I have been doing a lot of reading and studying about the Dominican Order and I really think it would be a great thing for me to participate in! I'll see you in May!
At 10:06pm on April 30, 2010, Fr. Ed Fride said…
What time is the meeting on Sunday, one location says the meetings are at 1:30 another says at 1?
At 4:27pm on June 28, 2010, Vyvian said…
It was a pleasure meeting you at the Open House today! I am planning to attend the next meeting in July. After reading the handouts I have a few questions: 1) When do I fill an application if I am interested in being considered as a lay Dominican? 2) I am familiar with the liturgy of the hours but do not know how to use the prayer book is that something that is learned as we attend the meetings?
At 5:33pm on June 29, 2010, Vyvian said…
Thank you very much. I may bring my mother to the next meeting if that is OK.
At 2:37pm on August 4, 2010, Judith Anne Reznich said…
I'm really looking forward to the meeting this Sun. Someone mentioned a meeting for newcomers (formation?). Is it just prior to the regular meeting at 1? Thanks.
At 12:16am on September 10, 2010, ROMEO said…
St. Dominic drew his strength and inspiration to live by his charism through his holiness and prayers. I may not come close to his holiness; I can only emulate him. His nine ways of prayer are classics; universal and timeless.
At 7:10pm on November 13, 2010, Phillip McCown said…

Janice and I just want to make sure we are to bring items for lunch tomorrow, we already have everything, but wanted to make sure. Please advise. Also, when we bring the food, some of it needs to be cooled, where do you need it brought?

God Bless,

Phil and Janice

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