Fr. Donald Dvorak, OP, Chaplain
Carol Norris, Director of Music Ministry
Dihan Fernando, Sexton
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4799
Campus Ministry Office 972-721-5375
Holy Mass - During the academic year
Saturday (Anticipatory) 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and *7:00 PM
Monday- Thursday 12:05 and *5:00 pm
Friday 12:05 pm only
*During the academic year only
Sacrament of Reconciliation - During the academic year
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am
Saturday at 4:00 pm
Reconciliation is also available by appointment. Please contact Fr.Don @ 972-721-5118 or email@example.com.
Usually requires 4 to 5 months of preparation arranged through the chaplain.
To schedule an Engaged Encounter, go to www.cathdal.org and select "Marriage Ministries Workshops."
Baptism classes are required for Baptisms, but are not offered on campus.
Please call the Office of Campus Ministry at 972.721.5375 for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
A process of conversion for those wishing to explore the Catholic faith meets each Monday night from 7pm - 9pm during the academic year in Anselm 230.
Please call Denise Phillips at 972-721-5168 for more information.
FREE Ministry to traveling Catholics:
For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-800-Mass-Times (1.800.627.7846) or visit www.masstimes.org
3/1 5pm 2450.00
3/2 9am 1640.00
7 pm 78.00
Thank you for your generosity!
Due to Spring Break:
-There is NO 7pm Mass on Sunday March 9th
-There is NO 5pm Daily Mass March 10th - 13th
Stations of the Cross will take place in the Church at 7pm each Friday of Lent.
The groups of students going on Alternative Spring Break will be leaving this weekend for Altamont, TN and Kansas City, MO. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel and work in the communities.
There will be a blessing for the TN trip at the end of the 5pm Mass on Saturday, and one for the MO trip at the end of the 11 am Mass on Sunday.
Mark your Calendar:
March 29th-April 1st
Church of the Incarnation
Given by Rev. Martin Iott, O.P., a well-known preacher and retreat director of the Southern Dominican Province.
Are you Discerning a Vocation as a Priest or Cooperator Brother?
If you would like to explore a vocation as a Dominican (Order of Preachers) priest or brother, we invite you to join us for a Dominican Experience Weekend. This weekend of prayer, community, and information sharing (held in English) is designed to help men like you explore the possibility of a vocation to Dominican life. College-age and older men are invited to join us the weekend of March 7-9, 2014at St. Albert the Great Priory in Irving, Texas. For more information, visit our website at www.opsouth.org or email our Vocation Promoter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.837.2129 ext. 12.
Satan tries often to tempt us into doing things that are bad for our marriage. It is only through the strength of God that we can resist the lures of this world and Satan and stay strong in our Sacrament of Marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Apr. 4-6, 2014. Dates fill fast. To apply or for more information visit our website at: http://www.dfwme.org, e-mail email@example.com call Jim & Abby Clark, 972-757-7127. Para mas informacion de Encuentro Matrimonial en Espanol, escriba a firstname.lastname@example.org o visite http://www.seccion15.org/.
On behalf of Crusaders for Life, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to everyone who donated at our bake sale last weekend. We made over $1,000 and all the funds will go towards our projects and events for this semester into next year, including guest speakers and next year's bus trip to Austin for the Texas Rally for Life (our greatest annual expense). Your monetary support is extremely beneficial, but know that your prayers are the most effective way to further our mission. Please continue to pray for a culture of life! God bless you all!
Ivanna Bond, President of Crusaders for Life.
Monastic Vocations Discernment Retreat
Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon invites men who are between 18-45 years of age and are discerning a monastic vocation, to come join us for a three day discernment retreat experience on Friday, April 4th through Sunday, April 6th, 2014. This is free of charge and we welcome you as our guest.
Please contact Fr. Odo Recker, OSB at 503-845-3123.
Email: email@example.com or visit our website: www.mountangelabbey.org
The Beginning Experience is a peer ministry for widowed, separated, or divorced individuals. It is a weekend program to help move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning of hope for the future. While this ministry is rooted in the Catholic tradition, it is open to men and women of all faiths. The next weekend retreat will be held April 25-27, 2014 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. To register please call or text our voicemail number at (682) "BE-DFW-GO", that is (682) 233-3946, or e-mail the DFW Beginning Experience Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found atwww.beginningexperiencedfw.org and www.beginningexperience.org.
Help Local Children and their Families Fight Pediatric Cancer:
Join the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off on Sunday, May 4th at AT&T Stadium—Home of the Dallas Cowboys. Shave your head in honor and support of kids fighting cancer. Your sacrifice will show these children and their families that they are not alone as they fight to win their battles against this terrible disease. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Medical Center Dallas and programs and services that are helping to ease the emotional and financial toll of childhood cancer on patients and their families.
Mark and Rose Tuck are parishioners at St. Jude Parish in Allen and are involved in this event in honor of their daughter, Jennie, who passed away from rhabdomyosarcoma. They would be so grateful for your participation and support.
To register or donate, please visit buzzforkids.org.
Lenten Fast and Abstinence
Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent.
Fasting has to do with the amount of food eaten, which means partaking of only one full meal. The other two meals of the day (breakfast and lunch) should be less than what is eaten at the main meal. Abstinence has to do with not eating meat.
The obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a whole or substantially, the days of penance is also serious. However, no one should be scrupulous in this regard; failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious. Some are excused from fasting and/or abstinence because of sickness, age or other reasons.
We are reminded of other works of penance during Lent: prayer, self-denial, almsgiving, the Rosary, making the Way of the Cross, visiting the sick and shut-ins can be even more meaningful and demanding than simply abstaining from meat on Friday.