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 A.D. 2004 - 2005

 The Chapter meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  The following is the monthly format of the general meetings.  From time to time, the monthly meeting is dedicated to a solemnity or other like event, and sometimes for just a get-together.  Except for elections and other vital issues, business of the chapter is rarely held at the Chapter meeting.  The Chapter Council discusses chapter business at its monthly meeting which is generally the first Saturday of each month.  Please note:  The readings below will be provided as needed, or will be available to you in Scripture or in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   The Chapter will provide Bibles and/or a copy of the Catechism as may be needed.  Please inform the Formation Director if you need any materials.  In addition if you have suggestions or questions, please call the Formation Director, John Keenan, at 375-2532.  Leave a message.  He will get back to you.

Format: 

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

             I.                   Prayer.

II.                Saint of the Month                                     

III.             Rule                                                               

IV.              Aquinas (“My Way of Life”)                                 

V.                 Assembly separates into First Year Formation and into Professed Meetings (From time to time, these meetings will be held together).

A.        Professed

i.          Readings

                  a.         Pillars

b.         Scriptures (The Holy Bible, (RSV, NAB, or Vulgate versions)).

                  c.         Catechism of the Catholic Church

                  d.         Other Sources

                              1.         “My Catholic Faith”

                              2.         Summa

                              3.         St. Catherine of Siena

                              4.         Lives of the Saints

5.         Dominican Spirituality by William Hinnebusch, OP

                              6.         Etc.

ii.   Presentation

a.                Presentations will be given on the subject matter of the readings, as appointed by the Formation Committee or Director. 

B.        First Year Assembly

i.                    Readings

a.      Pillar from First Year Program

b.      Scripture (The Holy Bible, (RSV, NAB, or Vulgate versions)).

c.       Catechism of the Catholic Church

d.      Dominican Spirituality by William Hinnebusch, OP

e.      Other Sources:

1.       Summa etc.

ii.                  Program

a.      Discourse on the history, times, and life of St. Dominic.

b.      The Pillar or Subject of the Month.  Presentation and Discussion.

c.       Other issues focused on First Year Formation.

             3:30 – 4:00 p.m.      Colloquy

            4:00 – 5:00 p.m.      Closing Prayer         

 

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Sunday

1:00 p.m., September 19, 2004

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.                   Prayer

II.                St. Matthew

III.             Rule   

IV.              Aquinas (“My Way of Life”)         

V.                 Meeting (Everyone together).  (Bible, History, Inspiration, Inerrancy, Interpretation).

A.                 The Bible in the Life of the Church, by Augustine Cardinal Bea. (Handout)

B.                 The Formation and History of the Canon (OT and NT), by R.J. Foster.  (p. 34, A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture)

C.                 Discussion on the Inspiration and Inerrancy of Holy Scripture.

VI.              Colloquy:  Is the Holy Bible the sole authority for faith and morals?  Does the Holy Bible claim to be the sole authority for faith and morals?  If so, where in the Bible does it so?  Who is responsible for interpretation of the Holy Bible?  Etc.

VII.           Closing Prayer

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2.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., October 17, 2004

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month:  Our Lady of the Rosary.                          

III.             Rule

IV.              Aquinas (“My Way of Life”) On Truth.

V.                 Assembly separates into First Year Formation and into Professed Meetings

A.        Professed:  Subject: Veritas or Truth

i.          Readings

            a. Pillars Outline, Chapter One.

b.  Scripture:  Psalm 134:11, Proverbs 12:19, 14:22, 16:6; Psalms 133:12; John 14:6; 18:38; 2 Corinthians 13:8; Eph 6:14.

c. Catechism, (Paragraphs)  2465 – 2503.

d. Other sources:

            1.  My Catholic Faith, pp. 180, 181.

                                    ii.         Presentations/Discussions on subject.

B.     First Year Formation: Subject: Pillar of Community.

i.                    Readings.      

d.      Pillar of Community, pp. 1 -15.

e.      Catechism, 1905 – 1917.

f.        For list of Scriptural readings: see Pillar of Community Reading, p. 5.

g.      Dominican Spirituality, Chapter VII, “Dominican Life is Fraternal”

h.     “A presentation on Lay Dominican Commonly in Practice”  by Josephine Kelly, OPL

iii.                Program

a.      Discourse on the history, times, and life of St. Dominic.

b.      The Pillar or Subject of the Month.  Presentation and Discussion.

c.       Other issues focused on First Year Formation.

VI.              Colloquy:  How is social justice perfected by living in Christ and in practicing truth?  Is truth the foundation of social justice?  The law as truth. When the law is a lie, and its effects upon society.  As members of Society, how we effect others through the Truth: salvation of souls, common good.   False tolerance.  “Admonish the sinner.”  “Works of Mercy.”

VII.           Closing Prayer.

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3.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., November 21, 2004

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month: St. Albert the Great: (Reading: St. Albert the Great, Patron of Science and of Peace, 4-1 (Profession II).

III.       Rule

IV.              Aquinas (“My Way of Life”)

V.                 Meeting: Assembly separates into First Year Formation and into Professed Meetings

A.        Professed:  Subject: Study

i.          Readings.

            a.  Pillar, pp. 6 -8.

            b.  Catechism, 2709 – 2719.

            c.  Scripture,  See, p. 7 of Pillar, also Revelation 8:3,4; Matthew 6: 31-33.

            d.  Lives of the Saints, Vol. I, p. 385; St. Cuthbert.

            e.  My Catholic Faith, pp. 374, 375.

            f.  St. Catherine.

ii.         Program

a.      Presentation on Readings.  Discussion, Q & A.

B.                 First Year

i.                    Readings

a.      Pillar of Prayer, pp. 1 -15, Formation

b.      Scripture: Same as Professed above.

c.       Dominican Spirituality, Chapter III.

d.      Catechism, 2709 – 2719.

e.      Lives of the Saints, Vol. III, p. 68; IV, p. 138, 139; Vol. I, p. 385.

ii.                 Program

a.      Discourse on the history, times, and life of St. Dominic.

b.      The Pillar or Subject of the Month.  Presentation and Discussion.

d.      Other issues focused on First Year Formation.

VI.              Colloquy:  How is social justice perfected by living in Christ and in practicing truth?  Is truth the foundation of social justice?  The law as truth. When the law is a lie, and its effects upon society.  As members of Society, how we effect others through the Truth: salvation of souls, common good.   False tolerance.  “Admonish the sinner.”  “Works of Mercy.”

VII.          Closing Prayer.

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4.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., December 19, 2004

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month:  St. Martin of Porres.

III.       Rule

            IV.       Aquinas (“My Way of Life”).

VI.              Meeting

A.  Christmas Party

VII.           Colloquy.

VIII.        Closing Prayer.

 

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 5.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., January 16, 2005

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Opening Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month:  St. Thomas Aquinas

III.      Rule

            IV.       Aquinas (“My Way of Life”)

V.        Meeting: Both  Professed and First Year Together.

            A.        Subject:  Liturgical Prayer

                        i.          Readings: 

a.         Pillar Chapter III

b.         Scriptural: Matthew 4:4; John, 6, 18:37, Hebrews 13:15.

                                    c.         Catechism:  1066 – 1073, 1084 – 1090.

                                    d.         Hinnebusch, Chapter V

                                    e.         The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn, Chapter III, The History of the Mass, pp. 28 – 29.

f.          Liturgical and Personal Prayer, Josephine Kelly, OPL (Handout)

                                    g.         Theology and Sanity, by Frank Sheed, p. 229.

                                    h.         My Catholic Faith, pp. 372 – 375.

                        ii.         Presentations on the Readings.

 VI.         Colloquy.  What does the word “liturgical” mean?  Is it public prayer?  Is it ‘formula’ prayer?  Is it the Sacrifice of the Mass?  Are terms and the meaning of terms important? Is the liturgy a meal?

VIII.        Closing Prayer

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6.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., February 20, 2005

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month: St. Albert the Great: (Reading: St. Albert the Great, Patron of Science and of Peace, 4-1 (Profession II).

III.       Rule

1:00 p.m.                   Potluck and Gathering

1:50 - 2:00 p.m.        Rosary

2:20 p.m.                   Liturgy of the Hours

2:30 p.m.                   Meeting Assembly

I.          Prayer.

II.        Saint of the Month: St. Albert the Great: (Reading: St. Albert the Great, Patron of Science and of Peace, 4-1 (Profession II).

III.       Rule

IV.       Aquinas (“My Way of Life”)

V.                 Meeting:  Both First Year and Professed meet together.

A.     Subject: Personal Prayer

a.      Pillar of Prayer: pp. 1-15.

b.      Scripture:  Ecclesiasticus 51:14-17, 35:21; Matthew 6:6-8; Luke 11: 5-8, 18: 1-8; James 1: 6-7, James 4:3; Revelations 8:3,4; 1 John 5:14,15.  (The Bible is full of references to prayer.  Additional references about prayer will be brought up at the meeting.

c.       Catechism: 2598 -  2751

d.      The Lives of the Saints, Vol. I, p. 87, 385; Vol. II, p. 58; Vol. IV, p. 138.

B.     Presentations on Prayer

VI.              Colloquy.   What effect has prayer upon our lives?  Our souls?  Can we come to know the truth better?  What does the Scriptures say about prayer?  What does Tradition say?  What does the world say? 

VII.           Closing Prayer.

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Sunday

1:00 p.m., March 20, 2005

*tbd

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8.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., April 17, 2005

*tbd

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9.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., May 15, 2006

*tbd

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10.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., June19, 2005

*tbd

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11.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., July 17, 2005

*tbd

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12.

Sunday

1:00 p.m., August 21, 2005

*tbd

 

  


 

 Foundational Formation Materials:

Rule for Dominican Laity
The Dominican Litany
The Canon of Scripture (articles from A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, Nelson & Sons, 1953 Introduction
Old Testament
New Testament
Session 1:Spirit and Aims of St. Dominic

 


St. Dominic receives the rosary from the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Dominic receives the rosary from the Blessed Virgin Mary
according to a vision of St. Catherine of Siena


For further information on Lay Dominicans in Idaho, or for information about becoming a Lay Dominican, please call John Keenan, OPL at (208) 375-2532 or Mark Gross OPL at (208) 343-6894.   Or, you may contact John by email at john@keenan.org, or Mark at mwgross@integrity.com

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