June 28, 2015, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Our Pastor’s Corner

This weekend our Master of Novices, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., will preach and introduce the eight novices who have been in residence at St. Dominic’s this past year. I am happy to announce that all eight novices have been approved for vows and soon will depart for a month-long tour of the Northern ministries of our Dominican Province. (Our Western Province spans from Alaska to Mexicali west of the Rocky Mountains. The novices already visited our Southern sites in the beginning of the year.) Each vocation story is unique and a powerful living example of the response to God’s call. Please keep Fr. Anthony and the novices in your prayers that they continue to persevere in responding to God’s call. Here is the profile of the class of 2015.

~ Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P.


A BerquistBr. Richard Paul Berquist, from Ojai, CA

Earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 2010 and a Ph.L. in Philosophy from Catholic University of America in 2014.



B GatusBr. Josh David Gatus, from Las Vegas, NV

Born in San Francisco, CA and raised in the Philippines.

Earned B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas at Manila in 2006.


C LachBr. Damien Lach from Vancouver, WA

Born in Fresno, CA and raised in Corvallis, Oregon.

Earned a B.A. in Religious Studies and History from the University of Oregon in 2012.

D SelingerBr. Joseph Selinger from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Spent the past two years studying philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa.



 E ChiavettaBr. David Chiavetta from Fort Collins, CO

Earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics and Public Affairs from the Colorado School of Mines in 2014.



F HeynenBr. Mathhew Heynen from Dixon, CA

Earned a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of California in 2014.



G BauschBr. John Bausch from Pomona, CA

Earned a B.A. in Accounting and History from Claremont McKenna College in 2004.



 H NguyenBr. Martin Maria Nguyen from Sugar Land, TX

From the Vietnamese Vicariate of St. Vincent Liem.

Earned a B.S. in Cellular Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University in 2001.


June 28, 2015, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Our Pastor’s Corner — 2 Comments

  1. Congratulations to you novices! May God bless you on your vocational journey.

    “I am bringing my mustard seed of faith to prayer just by showing up, no matter how reluctant, ill prepared, or distracted I am in the moment.”

    Alice Camille
    American writer and religious educator.

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