Month: March 2020

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PALM SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: April 5, 9:30am PDT

PALM SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: April 5, 9:30am PDT Palm Sunday Mass will again be livestreamed from St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel at 9:30am PDT, Sunday, April 5. Fr. John Marie Bingham, O.P. will be the celebrant and preacher. If you’d like to join us on Sunday at 9:30am PDT,…

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Dominican Rite Missa Cantata Livestream: April 4, 10:30am PDT

DOMINICAN RITE MISSA CANTATA: April 4, 10:30am PDT Dominican Rite Missa Cantata will be livestreamed from St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel at 10:30am PDT, Saturday, April 4. Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P. will be the celebrant and preacher. If you’d like to join us on Saturday at 9:30am PDT, click…

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Is repentance an archaic response to Coronavirus?

When illness or plague struck Christian or Jewish people in the past, their two-pronged reaction was 1) to cure or flee from it, and 2) to repent of their sins and pray for forgiveness. In 2020, we know how to do the former, but is the latter archaic? For an…

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SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: March 22, 9:30am PDT

SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: March 22, 9:30am PDT Sunday Mass will again be livestreamed from St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel at 9:30am PDT, Sunday, March 22. The Prior Provincial of the Western Dominican Province, Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P. will be the celebrant and preacher. If you’d like to join us…

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What Is Man That You Should Care for Him?

The Catholic Church has a very exalted view of human nature. The creation narrative in the book of Genesis reveals the powerful Word with which God created the first man: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26, RSVCE). There are several things we can learn…

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Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

The Dominicans have created a special resource page to aide the faithful and give spiritual comfort during this difficult time.  Please visit https://www.opwest.org/coronavirus/ for helpful information.

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Coronavirus & the Suspension of Mass

Considering recent pronouncements from Bishops around the world regarding the coronavirus and the canceling of public Mass, there is understandable confusion and worry regarding the obligations of the faithful. The obligation to keep the Sabbath holy is Divine Law and cannot be dispensed. Attending Sunday Mass is the best way…

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Persevere in the Race

St. Paul famously likens perseverance in the ‘race’ towards heavenly glory to athletes who train their bodies for competitions in his 1st letter to the Church in Corinth. He indicates his own need to persevere when he states, “I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection” (1 Corinthians 9:27)….

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Lenten Aspirations

The season of Lent is underway! This time of preparation for Easter gives us an opportunity to reexamine and refocus our spiritual lives. We are encouraged to take up individual Lenten observances, usually falling in the traditional categories of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Along with making some kind of sacrifice,…

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