The Dominican Laity of North America

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St. Joseph Province,
Eastern Province.
Third Order, Home Page
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St. Albert the Great Province,
Central Province
Chapters: CO IA IL MI MN MO WI

Holy Name of Jesus Province,
Western Province
Website
Chapters: AK AZ CA OR UT

St. Martin de Porres Province,
Southern Province
Chapters: FL LA MS NC TN TX

St. Dominic Province,
Canada
Chapters: QC ON BC

A Short History
of the Dominicans in the U.S.

St. Albert the Great
Central Province

Dominican Laity Office
PO Box 085451
Racine, WI 53408-5451

Promoter - Fr. James Motl, O.P.

Mrs Ruth M. Kummer, OP, Council President
3904 Golfside Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-8616
(734_ 434-0195
r.kummer@worldnet.att.net

Mr. Harvey D. Newcomb II, OP, Vice President
PO Box 53
Rockton IL 61072-0053
(815) 624-7619
hdn2pi@rockriver.net

Inter-Provincial Delegate
Mr. Normand M. Laurendeau, OP
221 E Navajo St
West Lafayette IN 47906
(765) 463-4635
laurende@ecn.purdue.edu

Jill O'Brien, OP, Council Secretary
          5829 N. Louise Avenue
          Chicago, IL 60646
          JOB631@aol.com

Mary Lee Odders, OP, Treasurer
          P.O. Box 085451
          Racine, WI 53408
          mlodders@execpc.com

Ms Karen F. Sabourin, OP, Corresponding Secretary
4319 E Dean Rd
Howell MI 48855-9230
(517) 546-2559
kfsabourin@sbcglobal.net

Challenge Newsletter

Chapter Listings

COLORADO

ST. DOMINIC
Denver, CO
Moderator: Jim Steffens
9934 E. Carolina Circle, #204
Denver, CO 80247-6283
303-337-4056
303-638-1509 - mobile
jsteff@msn.com
jimopls@netscape.net
Inter-Provincial Council Delegate
Gene Dell
11065 Huron St. #1304
Northglenn, CO 80234
303-452-4043

ILLINOIS

ST. VINCENT FERRER
River Forest, IL
Moderator: Guy Murphy OP
P.O. Box 897
Hillside, IL 60162
630-307-1188
Totally.yours@att.net

Director: No Director at this time.

ST. PETER MARTYR
Rockford, IL
Moderator: Harvey D. Newcomb II, O.P.
P.O. Box 53
Rockton, IL 61072-0053
(815) 624-7619
hdn2pi@rockriver.net
Spiritual Assistant: Sr. Rosa Rauth, O.P.

OUR LADY of the SACRED HEART
Springfield, IL
Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Short
2108 Maryland Street
Springfield, IL 62702-1714
(618) 544-1964
Director: Sr. Helen Michael, O.P.

IOWA

ST. ROSE of LIMA
Dubuque, IA
Moderator: Mrs. Deanna Koopman
2828 St. Anne Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52001
(319) 583-4014
Director Sr. Margery Race, OP

MICHIGAN

BL. JOHN DOMINICI
Bay City, MI
Moderator: Mrs. Debra Klopf
710 North Erie
Bay City, MI 48706
(517) 882-4733
Director: Lois Tomaszewski

BLESSED SACRAMENT
Farmington Hills, MI
Modereator: Mrs. Barbara Ann Neely
2286 Calvert
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 867-1913
Director: Fr. Jesse Cox. OP

ROSARY CHAPTER
Grand Rapids, MI
Moderator: Mrs. Irma Hedgpeth
301 Woodside Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 459-5258
Director:

MINNESOTA

HOLY ROSARY
Minneapolis, MN
Moderator
Anna Marie Byrne (abyrne@risenchristschool.org)
3325 - 23rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55407-2423
612-729-5367

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Cletus Wessels
2833 32nd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55406-1619
612-724-3644

MISSOURI

QUEEN of the ROSARY
St. Louis, MO
Moderator: Mr. Wesley G. Lohr
531 Pearl Street
Godfrey IL 62035-2447
618 466-9406
weslohrop@piasanet.com
Director: Fr James Motl, OP

NEW MEXICO

Pro-chapter, Nuestra Señora de las Montarias
Albuquerque, NM
Moderator: Mrs. Helen J. Fisher
3807 Bryn Mawr Dr NE Apt B
Albuquerque, NM 87107-4324
(505) 786-5052
Director: Fr. Michael Demkovich, OP

WISCONSIN

QUEEN of the ROSARY
Milwaukee, WI
Moderator: Sharon Huizenga
P O Box 44171.
Milwaukee, WI 53214
shuizenga@sssf.org

Holy Name of Jesus Province
Western Province

 

LAY PROVINCIAL COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President

Karen Woods, OPL (2005-2008, second term)
E-mail: kwoodsopl@juno.com

Vice-President

Gary Sims, OPL (2003-2006, second term)
E-mail: simsgs@gmail.com

Secretary

Tony Galati, OPL (2003-2006, second term)
E-mail: tonyg@teleport.com

Treasurer

Stephen Cain, OPL (2005-2008 first term)
E-mail:philosophoi2@verizon.net

Provincial Promoter (re-appointed 2003)

Fr. George Matanic, O.P.
E-mail: gmatanic@juno.com

Dominican Laity Inter-Provincial Council Delegate (2005-2007, third term)

William Rabalais, OPL
wmrabop@aol.com

Christ in the World! Editor

Karen Woods, OPL
E-mail: ciw@juno.com

 

MEMBERS OF THE 2005 LAY PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

Connie Hendrycks, OPL
Our Lady of the Mountain Chapter
Ashland OR

Bonnie Fitzpatrick, OPL
Bl. Margaret of Castello Chapter
Boise, ID

Denise Harvey, OPL
Queen of Angels Chapter
Los Angeles, CA

Deborah Garza , OPL
St. Dominic Chapter
Eagle Rock, CA

Marge Lane, OPL
Mary Mother of Truth Chapter
Mesa, AZ

Charo Aguirre, OPL
Corpus Christi Chapter
Menlo Park, CA

Gretchen Hombach, OPL
Holy Trinity Chapter
Phoenix, AZ

Phyllis Sale , OPL
St. Albert the Great Chapter
Oakland, CA

Mary Halvorson, OPL
Holy Rosary Chapter
Portland, OR

Gary Williams, OPL
Holy Family Chapter
Portland, OR

Paul White, OPL
St. Catherine of Siena Chapter
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris Montano, OPL
St. Andrew Chapter
Riverside, CA

Maureen Stewart, OPL
St. Mary Magdalen Chapter
Tempe, AZ

Dionysus Flora, OPL
St. Joseph Chapter
San Jose, CA

Evangelina Flores, OPL
San Martin de Porres Chapter
Tucson, AZ

Joy Blanchard , OPL
St. Thomas Aquinas Chapter
Santa Paula, CA

Rev. Thomas Coughlin
Bl. Margaret di Castello Chapter for the Deaf
San Francisco, CA

Michael Norris, OPL
St. Rose of Lima Chapter
Antioch, CA

Nancy Blashaw, OPL
Holy Spirit Chapter
Eugene, OR

Mark Peters, OPL
St. Monica Chapter
Benicia, CA

George Kubeck, OPL
B. de las Casas Chapter
Costa Mesa, CA

CHAPTER MODERATORS AND RELIGIOUS ASSISTANTS

ARIZONA

Mesa AZ - Mary, Mother of Truth Chapter

Carol Hale, OPL
E-mail: carol.hale@domail.maricopa.edu

Sr. Lynn Allvin, O.P.
E-mail: joy2allvin@juno.com

Phoenix AZ - Holy Trinity Chapter

Dennis Cook, OPL
E-mail: dcook34@cox.net

Sr. Patt Smith, OP
E-mail: srpattop@aol.com

Tempe AZ - St. Mary Magdalene Chapter

Barbara Keats, OPL
E-mail: Barbara.Keats@asu.edu

fr Nathan Castle, OP
E-mail: nathan_castle@newman-asu.org

Tucson AZ - St. Martin de Porres Chapter

Raul Delgado, OPL
E-mail: randi0526@aol.com

fr Michael Fones, OP
E-mail: fones@opwest.org

CALIFORNIA

Antioch CA - St. Rose of Lima Chapter

Charles Silvernale, OPL
Email: csilvernale@aol.com

fr Anselm Ramelow, OP
E-mail: tilmanr@hotmail.com

Benicia CA - St. Monica Chapter-in-Formation

      Stephen Naratil, OPL
      E-mail: Stephen.Naratil@sbcglobal.net

      fr Carmen Mele, OP
      E-mail: CMele@opsouth.org

Costa Mesa CA - Bartolomeo de las Casas Chapter-in-Formation

      Tim Polmanteer, OPL
      E-mail: tpolmanteer@yahoo.com

      Rev. Enrico Sera
      E-mail: ejsera@aol.com

Eagle Rock CA - St. Dominic Chapter

Maria "Concie" Kibbe, OPL
E-mail: MariaKibbe@aol.com

fr Raymond Finerty, OP
E-mail: rfinerty@sbcglobal.net

Los Angeles CA - Queen of Angeles Chapter

Carolyn Heath, OPL
E-mail:mtavarez@vnuexpo.com

fr Eugene Sousa, OP
E-mail: eugeneop@opwest.org

Menlo Park CA - Corpus Christi Chapter

Gloria Serpa, OPL
E-mail: gserpaopl@yahoo.com

David Geib. OP
E-mail: dwgeib@stanford.edu

Oakland CA - St. Albert the Great Chapter

Sharon Caeser, OPL
E-mail: stsharon@pacbell.net

Fr. Kieran Healy, OP
E-mail: Healy_Kieran@yahoo.com

Riverside CA - St. Andrew Chapter

John De La Fontaine, OPL
E-mail: delafo@oxy.edu

Fr. Cassian Lewinski, O.P.
E-mail: cassianop@usa.net

San Francisco CA - Bl. Margaret di Castello Group for the Deaf

Rev. Thomas Coughlin, OPL
E-mail: TomCoughlin@juno.com

Fr. Austin Green, OP
E-mail: Agreen@opsouth.org

San Jose CA - St. Joseph Chapter

Lydia Guzman, OPL
E-mail: guzman2734@sbcglobal.net

Sr. Mary Mark Schoenstein, OP
E-mail: mmark@msjdominicans.org 

Santa Paula CA

Steven Cain, OPL
E-mail: philosophoi2@verizon.net

fr Paul K Raftery, OP
E-mail: pkrop@attbi.com       

IDAHO

Boise ID - Blessed Margaret of Castello Chapter

Mark Gross, O.P.L
E-mail: mgross@integrity.com

Sr. Alice Marie Schmid, OP
E-mail:  a4m4s5@mindspring.com

OREGON

Ashland OR - Our Lady of the Mountain Chapter

Lucy Jovanelly, OPL
E-mail: lvjnanna@aol.com

Rev. Joseph Betschart
541-482-1146

Eugene OR

Nancy Blashaw, OPL
E-mail: nblashaw@uoregon.edu

Fr. Thomas McGreevy, O.P.
(541) 343-7021

Portland OR - Holy Family Chapter

Sarah Pierzchala, OPL
E-mail: edmund.pierzchala@intel.com

Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P.
E-mail: reginaldop@aol.com 

Portland OR - Holy Rosary Chapter

Sandy Miller, OPL
E-mail: smopl@hotmail.com

Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P.
E-mail: reginaldop@aol.com 

UTAH

Salt Lake City - St. Catherine of Siena Chapter

Gary Topping, OPL
E-mail: Gary.Topping@dioslc.org

Fr. Peter Rogers, O.P.
E-mail: peter@opwest.org

VIETNAMESE DOMINICAN LAITY CHAPTERS
(Year Term of 2006-2009)
Promoter of Vietnamese Chapters
Fr. Vincent Ha Vien Lu, O.P.
243 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T2M 1X2

(403) 276-1323
Fr. Joseph Tran Quang Thien, OP
243 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T2M 1X2

(403) 276-1323

Regional Council of Southern California
      Dominic Nguyen Van Nhan, OPL.
1518 N. Eastwood Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 542-7671  Email: :nhan-n@sbcglobal.net
 
Anaheim, CA
St. Joseph Khang Chapter, St. Boniface Church
(120 N. Janss St., Anaheim, CA 92805)
      Dominic Vu Ngoc Oanh, OPL.
      (714) 774-0355

Garden Grove, CA

St. Dominic Tuoc Chapter, St. Columban Church
(10801 Stanford St., Garden Grove, CA 92840)
      Joseph Nguyen Van Tam, OPL.
      (714) 537-8300

Garden Grove, CA

St. Dominic Chapter, St. Callistus Church
(12921 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA 92840)
      Anna Ngo Thi Loc, OPL.
      (714) 971-0816

Santa Ana, CA
St. Dominic Hanh Chapter, St. Barbara Church
(730 S. Euclid St., Santa Ana, CA 92704)
      Joseph Nguyen Van Liem, OPL
      (714) 775-8774

Tustin, CA
St. Thomas De Chapter, St. Cecilia Church
(1301 Sycamore Ave., Tustin, CA 92780)
      Mary Vu Tuyet Giang, OPL
      (714) 731-4603

Westminster
, CA

St. Peter Tu Chapter, Blessed Sacrament Church
(14072 S. Olive St., Westminster, CA 92683)
      Dominic Ta Duc Toan, OPL.
      (714) 897-3474

Stanton, CA

St. Vincent Liem Chapter, St. Polycarp Church
(8100 Chapman Ave., Stanton, CA 90680)
      Joseph Nguyen Van Huong, OPL.
      (714) 530-8531

Fountain Valley, CA

St. Joseph Canh Chapter, Holy Spirit Church
(17270 Ward St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708)
      Peter Tran Van Thinh, OPL.
      (714) 968-9274

Regional Council of Northern California:
     Luyen Tinh Truong
     E-mail: luyenopl@yahoo.com

Oakland CA

St. Vincent Liem Chapter

St. Anthony and Mary Church
Vincent Tran Quy, OPL
1420 24th Avenue.
Alameda CA 94601

Sacramento CA

Queen of The Rosary Chapter

Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Church
Joseph Nguyen, Van Nam, OPL
(916) 688-1246

San Jose CA

St. Dominic Tuoc Chapter

St. Patrick Church
Nguyen, Ly, OPL
1174 Raposa Dr.
San Jose CA 95121

San Jose CA

St. Dominic Kham Chapter

Most Holy Trinity Church
Mary Tran, Hong Thuan, OPL
1247 Glen Duff Way
San Jose CA 95148

San Jose CA

St. Francis de Savie Mau Chapter

St. Maria Goretti Church
Joseph Pham, Kim Nhat, OPL
2600 Senter Rd. Sp #74
San Jose, CA 95111

Milpitas CA

St. Martin de Porres Chapter

St. Elizabeth Church
Peter Tran, Dinh Tan, OPL
3123 Dry Wood Ln.
San Jose, CA 95132

St. Martin de Porres Province
Southern Province

DOMINICAN LAITY
in the Province of St. Martin de Porres
Executive Council
Bruce Trigo,OP (Moderator)
73 Melrose Dr.
Destrehan, La. 70047
E-mail: btrigo@cox.net

Cynthia Donnelly, OP ( Vice Moderator)
Metairie, La.

Dr. Lanie LeBlanc, OP (Secretary)
Atlanta, Ga.

Bill Malloy, OP (Treasurer)
Irving, Tx.

Promoters of the Dominican Laity
Martin J. Iott, O.P.
De Porres Priory
P. O. Box 12927
Raleigh, NC 27605-2927
(919) 833-1893

Arthur R. Kirwin, O.P.
De Porres Priory
P. O. Box 12927
Raleigh, NC 27605-2927
(919) 833-1893

Dominican Laity Newsletter
Cindy Donnelly, Editor
# 14 S. Cane Court
Houma, LA 70360
(985) 868-3738
E-Mail: cindyfordominicans@hotmail.com

FLORIDA
Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapter
Agnes Morrison, Moderator
5853 Wyoming Avenue
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 848-8810
Promoter: Rev. Gregory J. Ryan

St. Catherine of Siena Group
Beth Carkeet, Moderator
517 Inwood Lane
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
(407) 773-0235

St. Joseph Chapter
Dorothy S. Brown, Co-Moderator
3956 Torrey Pines Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34238
(828) 684-9941

Helen Telisman, Co-Moderator
7019 Antigua Pl.
Sarasota, Fl 34231
(941) 924-4440
Promoter: Sr. Gloria Hillman, O.P.

St. Dominic Group
Bob Scholl, Moderator
8775 20th Street, Lot 79
Vero Beach, FL 32966
(561) 562-5234
Promoter: Rev. Richard Paul LaCorte

St. Rose of Lima Chapter
Neida Perez, Contact
9320 Fontainbleau Blvd. B-11
Miami, FL 33172
(305) 380-6112
Promoter: Rev. David Smith

St. Dominic Group
Alicia Botero, Contact
11742 W.W. 99 Lane
Miami, FL 33066-2555
(305) 271-7636

Holy Rosary Chapter
Charles Robinson, contact
1300 S.W.130 Ave Apt.# 210
Pembroke Pines, Fl.
(954) 437 9403
Promoter: Deacon Nicholas Costea

Blessed Margaret of Costello
Judith Katreh, Moderator
370 8th Street
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Promoter: Rev. William Kelly

GEORGIA
Lay Dominicans of the Holy Cross Group
Elaine P. LeBlanc, Ph.D., Moderator
4025 Wembley Forest Way
Atlanta, GA 30340-4714
(770) 938-3381
Fax (770) 934-9917
E-Mail: lanieleblanc@mindspring.com
Promoter: Rev. Alvaro D. Avendano

LOUISIANA
St. Martin de Porres Group
Priscilla Stansbury, Moderator
601 W. Bellevue Street
Opelousas, LA 70570-4244
(318) 942-6311
Promoter: Joseph Fontenot

Rosaryville Chapter
Vicki Rogers, Moderator
510 N. 7th Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(504) 370-8383

St. Anthony Chapter
Maria George, Moderator
P. O. Box 15713
New Orleans, LA 70175
(504) 586-1197

St. Dominic Chapter
John Patrick Jordan, PhD, Moderator
4644 Bancroft Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 282-1393; W-(504) 286-4212

Veritas Chapter (New Orleans)
Hubert Mule, Moderator
2627 David Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
(504) 889-1708; F-(504) 889-1714
Co-Promoters: Rev. Carl B. Trutter, O.P.
Sr. Veronica Miceli, O.P.

MISSISSIPPI
St. Antoninus Group
Mark Bagley, Contact
507 Cedarhurst
Jackson, MS 39206
(601) 981-5267

NORTH CAROLINA
St. Martin De Porres Chapter of Asheville, NC
Moderator, Beverly Reid, OP
1265 Shakerag Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone: (423) 638 4744
E-mail: bebereid@adelphia.net

OKLAHOMA
Veritas Group
Gregoria "Yogi" Smith, O.P.,Moderator
329 N.W. 80th St.
Oklahoma City, Ok. 73114
(405) 848-2520 (res.)
(405) 408-9644 (cell)
E-mail: YOGI-OP@swbell.net

John McClernon, Co-Moderator
6516 E. Ridgewood Lane
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 330-6334
Vice-Moderator

TENNESSEE
St. Cecilia Chapter (Nashville)
St. Cecilia Motherhouse
801 Dominican Drive
Nashville, TN 37228-1909
Lana Bastin, Moderator
Secretary, Dianne Long
Formation Director, Marilyn Cox
stdominic@bellsouth.net
(615) 851-8263
Promoters: Sr. Mary Jordan, O.P. & Sr. Mary Edith, O.P.

TEXAS
St. Martin de Porres Chapter
Shelly C. Opiela, Moderator
6105 Hylan Drive
Austin, TX 78723-3712
(512) 926-1770
Promoter: Rev. Ralph Rogawski, O.P.

St. Dominic Chapter
Anne Reed, Moderator
2823 French Road
Beaumont, TX 77706 (409) 892-5772

St. Joseph Group
Patricia Hill, Moderator
15254 Southland Plantation
Livingston, TX 77351-9245
(409) 327-4819
Promoter: Rev. Dominic Tamburello, O.P.

St. Rose of Lima Group - Nederland
Janice Crawford, Moderator
1308 20th Street
Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 727-7251

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Group
Mabel Duhon, Moderator
Rt. 1, Box 825
Newton, TX 75966-9801
(409) 565-4189
Promoter: Deacon Damien Dubois

St. Rose of Lima Group
Patricia Trevino, Moderator
9255 Ridge Wind
San Antonio, TX 78250
(210) 684-1523
Promoter: Rev. John R. Corr, O.P.

University of Houston Group
Dean Eicher, Moderator
5604 Evergreen
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 661-9309

Notre Dame Group
Hoang Ngoc Tu, Moderator
3407 Ashfield
Houston, TX 77082
Promoter: Rev. John B. Hoang Minh Toan

Our Lady of Lavang Group
Vu Quang Khanh, Moderator
3434 Brownie Campbell
Houston, TX 77086
Promoter: Rev. Anthony Chinh Dao, O.P.

Our Lady of Lourdes Group
Cao Van Thuan, Moderator
14819 Willow Hearth Drive
Houston, TX 77084
Promoter: Rev. Dominic Trinh, O.P.

Vietnamese Martyrs Group
Anthony Doan Van Khuyen, Moderator
10019 Kirkdale Drive
Houston, TX 77089
Promoter: Rev. John B. Huynh Ngoc Tran

Our Lady of the Rosary Group
Loran Quinn, Moderator
1802 Rindie Street
Irving, TX 75060
(922) 259-5126
Promoter: Rev. John B. Balsam, O.P.

Blessed Margaret Costello Group
Ken Holly, Moderator
15911 Cerca Blanca Dr.
Houston, TX 77083-4926

St. Thomas Aquinas Group
Della Vadnais, Moderator
903 Skeetwood Cir.
Lufkin, TX 75904
(936) 639-2240
Promoter: Rev. Dominic Tamburello, O.P.

Queen of Vietnam Group
Dominic Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, Moderator
3826 11th Street
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Promoter: Sr. Mary Helen Ninh Thi Nguyen, O.P.

Province Saint-Dominique-du-Canada

Canadian Province of St.Dominic

Responsable provincial - President : Dr Kamal Zariffa
206 - 999 rue White
Montréal QC H4M 2X8
Tél. : 514-744-5060
Fax : 514-744-3776
kamalzariffa@yahoo.ca

Conseil provincial - Provincial Council :
Kamal Zariffa : kamalzariffa@yahoo.ca
Mario Larivière : mario_lariviere@yahoo.ca
Sylvain Bossé : sylvbosse@yahoo.ca
Kevin Hughes : fhughes@sympatico.ca
Henri de Longchamp: henridelop@yahoo.ca

Promoteur - Promotor : Fr Henri de Longchamp, o.p.
2715 Côte Sainte-Catherine
Montréal QC H3T 1B6
Canada
514-341-2244
henridelop@yahoo.ca

Bulletin d'informations " Nouveau Lien "
Michèle McKenzie - éditrice
59 rue Saint-André
Cap-de-la-Madeleine QC G8T 1R3
Canada
819-373-7831
michelemckenzie@videotron.ca

Fraternités au Québec :

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - Français
Jacqueline Cusson - Responsable
802 - 775 rue Muir
Montréal QC H4L 5H1
Canada
514-774-3286
Ass. rel. : ( aucun pour le moment )

Fra Angelico - Français
Christine Husson - Responsable
1090 De Grand-Pré
Ville Laval QC H7E 4G6
Canada
450-667-7982
christinehusson@yahoo.com
Ass. rel. : Fr. Denis Dion, o.p.

Saint-Albert-le-Grand - Français
Janine Woodcock - Responsable
407 - 6300 rue Lennox
Montréal QC H3S 2N8
Canada
514-731-5868
Ass. rel. : ( àà venir )

L'Enfant-Jésus - Français
Lucie Tremblay - Responsable
361 rue Collin
Matane QC G4W 4G8
Canada
418-562-6987
lptremblay@globetrotter.net
Ass. rel. : ( aucun )

Notre-Dame-de-la-Trinité - Français
Ginette Auclair Gélinas - Responsable
4322 rue Benjamin-Sulte
Shawinigan QC G9N 7L1
Canada
819-539-6255
ginette_auclair_gelinas@yahoo.ca
Ass. rel. : Fr. Denis Dion, o.p.

Sainte-Catherine-de-Sienne - Français
Denis Labbé - Responsable
745 boulevard Mauricien
Trois-Rivières QC G9B 1P4
Canada
819-377-3258
Ass. rel. : Michèle McKenzie, l.o.p.

Sainte-Catherine-de-Sienne - Français
Alice Lanahan - Responsable
3 rue Potvin
Saint-Timothée QC J6S 6A6
Canada
450-373-5868
alicelanahan@sympatico.ca
Ass. rel. : ( aucun )

Chapters in Ontario

Luce Veritas - English
Mary Baier - Moderator
196 High Park Avenue
Toronto ON M6P 2S4
Tel. and fax : 416-762-1016
mlbaier@look.ca
Rel. Ass. : Fr Claude Richard, o.p.

St. Dominic - Vietnamese
Theresa Lien Vu - Moderator
2868 Weston Road
North York ON M9M 2S3
Canada
416-741-8201
theresalienvu@hotmail.com
Rel. Ass. : ( to come )

Sainte-Catherine-de-Sienne - Vietnamiens
Fr Thong Pham, o.p. - Responsable
96 avenue Empress
Ottawa ON K1R 7G3
613-232-7363
pqthong@yahoo.com
Rel. Ass. : …

In the progress of formation : Filipino Chapter
Fr Maximo Gatela, o.p.
96 avenue Empress
Ottawa ON K1R 7G3
613-232-7363
maxgatela@hotmail.com

Répondant francophone pour l'Outaouais :
Fr Martin Lavoie, o.p.
96 avenue Empress
Ottawa ON K1R 7G3
613-232-7363
biblioop@magma.ca

Chapter in British-Columbia

Mysteria Lucis - English
Cathy Neugebauer - v.-p.
4592 St. Catherines Street
Vancouver BC V5V 4M5
Canada
604-874-8037
ve7cld@shaw.ca
Rel. Ass. : Fr Guy Rivard, o.p.


Brief History of the Dominican Family in North America

The following are selected highlights of Dominican history in North America. The facts are drawn largely from Sister Nona McGreal's work online at http://www.op.org/domcentral/trad/opus/usstory.htm
1526    
- Early Dominican missionaries land on Atlantic (South Carolina) coast with Spanish colonists. Others travel later along Gulf coast.
1786    
- Missionaries begin a continuing presence in the U.S.: (KY, OH, NY, DC, MD, TN).
1806    
- Province of St. Joseph established (St. Rose, KY). First Dominican school for boys opened. Itinerant preaching in the wilderness expands.
1807    
- Edward Fenwick, O.P., writes to Rome for information on receiving Third Order members.
1808    
- Luke Concanen, O.P, consecrated first bishop of New York; dies in Naples 1810 without reaching America.
1815    
- John Connolly, O.P., arrives in NY as second bishop of the new See.
1820's-1830's    
- A handful of records remain on the activities of Third Order members in this period.
1821    
- Edward Fenwick, O.P., becomes first bishop of Cincinnati.
1822    
- First American Dominican Sisters established in New York.
1830    
- Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P., travels on mission throughout the Michigan Territory.
1837    
- Richard Pius Miles, O.P., appointed first bishop of Nashville.
1850    
- Bishop Joseph Alemany, O.P., travels with friars and sisters to Monterey, CA; Province of the Holy Name founded.
1853    
- European Dominican nuns (Regensburg) come to Williamsburg, NY (Brooklyn).
1860    
- Racine Sisters established. Numerous others will follow: Newburgh, Sparkill, Jersey City, Columbus, Caldwell, Tacoma, Houston, Grand Rapids, Fall River.
1867    
- Eastern Provincial center moved from St. Rose, ICY to New York City (St. Vincent Ferrer Parish).
1869    
- First Dominican hospital established in New York.
1880    
- Contemplative nuns first established in Newark, NJ; later foundations made in the Bronx, NY, Farmington Hills, Ml, Milwaukee, WI, Union City, NJ, Camden, NJ, Catonsville, MD, Buffalo, NY, LaCrosse, WI (now Washington, DC).
Late 1800's    
- Lay chapters active in San Francisco, New York City, Louisville, KY and elsewhere.
1891    
- Rosary Magazine begins publication.
Early 1900's    
- Sisters established in Great Bend, KS, Ossining, NY; later more contemplative monasteries founded: Cincinnati, OH, Los Angeles, CA, Albany, NY, Summit, NJ, Menlo Park, CA, West Springfield, MA, Lancaster, PA, Syracuse, NY, Adrian, Ml, Akron, OH.
1905    
- Studium opened in Washington, DC.
1912    
- Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic founded (NY) for foreign mission service.
1919    
- St. Albert the Great Province established (Central Province)
1940's    
- Monasteries founded in Elmira, NY, Lufkin, TX, North Guilford, CT, Marbury, AL.
1950's    
- Sisters organized in Oxford, Ml, Kenosha, WI; monastery opened in Pakistan.
1968    
- Revision of the friars' constitution, emphasizing a common vocation among the branches of the Order. Temporary Rule for Dominican laity in place.
1976    
- Nationwide conferences begin to be held for initial formation.
1979    
- St Martin de Porres (Southern Province) founded collaboratively.
1983    
- International Conference of the Dominican Family held in Bologna, Italy Bologna Document of the Dominican Family recognizes the Dominican laity as full members of the Dominican Family. Congress '83 held in Buffalo, NY.
1985    
- Dominican Laity meet in Montreal, Canada, celebrating 700 years of the Order.
1987    
- Rule and Directory for Dominican Family finalized.
1993    
- Congress '93 held at Yale University, New Haven, CT.
1994    
- The Dominican Laity Inter-Provincial Council initiated, replacing CANAM.
1995    
- Merger of the Ossining, Fall River and Newburgh sisters congregations; merger of the Spokane and Sinsinawa sisters congregations. Demonstrates the Order's tradition of communal decision-making.
Throughout the years many Dominican hospitals and educational institutions on all levels are established.


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