Month: December 2016

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Fr. Finbarr Hayes’ Funeral

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Finbarr Hayes, O.P., who died on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Tuesday, December 27 7pm — Viewing at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA 7:30pm — Vigil Service at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland, CA Wednesday,…


Pilgrimage to Portugal

Due to an insufficient number of registrations, we are sorry to report that the Rosary Center and Western Dominican Province’s pilgrimage to Portugal has been canceled. If you’ve already registered, Corporate Travel will be contacting you to offer an alternative pilgrimage to Portugal, or to work with you to complete…


Province Ministry Changes

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our province will be returning the following ministries to their respective dioceses effective June 30, 2017: the Newman Catholic Community at the University of California San Diego, the Saint Andrew Newman Center at the University of California Riverside, and Saint Mary…


Why Christmas is December 25th

The near universal celebration of Christmas on December 25 dates to the early fourth century. It is commonly said that this date was chosen to counter the birthday of the pagan “Invincible Sun” on that date. Personally, I do not find that explanation very convincing. Saint Hippolytus of Rome’s Commentary…