Monday, November 11, 2002
+St. Martin of Tours
- The Aquinas Circle is gathering the
second Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s. If you wish to join the
Circle, please contact Phil Ferguson at 362-0894. The meetings include a
monthly get-together to study the Summa Theologica authored by St. Thomas
Aquinas, the angelic doctor. The Thomistic writings are clear and concise
and helpful in the building up of Faith. Join Phil in this monthly study.
- Regional Meeting. December 7, 2002,
Saturday. We have yet to plan the time, date, and place of the meeting.
- Lucy Kobusingye: One of our most recent
attendees has sent us new music that we can learn for the Glory Be. It is
beautiful. As many remember at our last meeting, we sang her version of the
Hail Mary. It was very nicely done, well organized, rhythmic so that that
it can be easily sung. We should make it a group song. I look forward to
our next meeting so that Lucy can introduce it. Lucy: Please bring your
tape or CDs again to our next meeting if you can.
- John Keenan: Please pray for John’s
application for judgeship. On Thursday, November 7, 2002, John submitted an
application for judgeship in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, Idaho’s capital
city. In God’s time…….
- Ken: Ken and Leslie Jercha, OPL, have
had quite a time in the last year and one-half. Most recently, Ken had gall
bladder surgery. He is recovering. I understand his job in the Silicon
Valley is slowing down and may terminate due to the economy. Please pray
for them. Ken is an able, articulate fellow that knows and loves his Faith
in Our Lord. It is such a pleasure to have them part of the Dominicans.
- Homedale. Please pray for the
apostolate in Homedale. For those who have not seen the facility, the metal
frame of the retreat center was completed some time ago, but Mark Gross, OPL,
and Gwen McGarvey, OPL, have seen to it that the cement floor has been put
in place. It needs to cure and waxed, but once completed, we can begin
construction of the interior of the building. The back half of the building
can hold two floors, which can include bunkrooms, and a kitchen, bathroom,
and bedroom downstairs, with a conference area towards the front of the
building. Thanks Mark and Gwen for your generosity and donation to the
Chapter. If you know someone who can help, please call Gwen McGarvey,
chairman of the property committee, at 343-6894, or Gayle Boyer, OPL,
Homedale director, at 337-4583……with materiel, money, or other donations.
It qualifies for a tax deduction under the Internal Revenue Code, as the
chapter is a nonprofit tax exempt organization recognized by the IRS.
Our goal is to complete the retreat center, as well as a chapel at the
facility. Gayle Boyer is presently living at the site and cares for it on a
- Rosary Booklets. If you want a Rosary
booklet, please call John Keenan at 375-2532 or Phil Ferguson at 362-0894.
The chapter would like to donate as many as possible around the valley. It
is a wonderful apostolate in this time and need for prayers for peace.
- Status of Third Order professions.
There are 14 temporarily or perpetually professed people in our chapter. Of
those, many may need to have the temporary professions renewed. In
addition, there are a few folks who would like to make profession in the
Order. Don’t worry, Fr. Matanic, OP will not be able to come to Idaho until
27 June 2003, but your prior commitment to the Order is in place until he
can be here. At that time, we will be sure to inform you of the exact time
and place of profession.
- Recruitment. ASK PEOPLE TO COME TO
OUR MEETINGS. We have set an introductory meeting for the 3rd
Sunday of January, 2003, January 19, 2003. At that time, we will cover the
Dominican charisms, the Order, and other things that form the heart and soul
of the Order of Preachers founded by St. Dominic. ASK PEOPLE. By the way,
you are invited to be there as well.
- Retreat. Fr. George Matanic, OPL will
be here on 27, 28, 29 June 2003 for a weekend retreat. Reserve those dates
on your calendar. He is pastor at Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in
Berkeley, California and is the Order’s provincial promoter of the laity.
That is the date we will have professions in 2003.
- November meeting. This month’s meeting
is on the 3rd Sunday, 17 November 2002 at St. Paul’s Student
Center, 1915 University Drive, Boise, Idaho. (This is Mark and Gwen’s 18th
You are invited. The
schedule is as follows:
1:00 – 1:30 - Lunch,
1:30 – 1:50 – Rosary in chapel
2:00 – 2:10 - Gather in Lower Lounge, and Prayer
2:10 – 2:30 - Commentary on Gospel of St. Matthew, Jim & Kathleen Schuck
2:30 Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter on the Rosary.
Introduction – John
Ch. 1 – Phil
Ch. 2 – Bonnie
Ch. 3 – Gayle
Conclusion – Margaret
To Praise * to Bless * to Preach