Events & Celebrations

  • Funeral Services for Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate

    Funeral Services for Zulema Moret, Dominican Associate

    February 1, 2023

    Dear Child of God, we keep you in our prayers. Zulema Moret April 13, 1950-January 29, 2023 Funeral Mass Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 10:00 am Cathedral of St. Andrew Remembering Service  (pending) Dominican Associate Zulema E. Moret was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She became an Associate with the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids […]

  • Why Black Lives Matter

    Why Black Lives Matter

    January 18, 2023

    We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be coworkers with God.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This week, as a nation, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dominican Sisters […]

  • Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service

    Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Service

    January 13, 2023

    National Day of Service Honors Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How might you give of your time, talent, and treasure to PRAYER, STUDY, SERVICE, COMMUNITY? The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 16 is the 28th anniversary of the DAY OF SERVICE that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life […]

  • A Prayer for Epiphany

    A Prayer for Epiphany

    January 5, 2023

    In the Catholic tradition, Epiphany is a time that offers us hope and encouragement that the gift of Christ can be found in our own lives. In celebration of Epiphany, we offer this prayer. Jesus became human – To show us how to love:Wholeheartedly, selflessly,inclusively, unconditionally. To show us who to love:All – as sisters […]

  • A New Year Message from Prioress Sister Sandra Delgado OP

    A New Year Message from Prioress Sister Sandra Delgado OP

    January 4, 2023

    Looking back and forward, I can’t help but think of Ephesians 4:7: “But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” (NAB) These past three years have not been easy years and yet our employees continue to offer gifts beyond measure. As a leadership team, we have observed and […]

  • Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    Blessed Christmas to You and Yours

    December 21, 2022

    As our God became human and was born to Mary, Behold the love of God born in your midst. May this Christmas season be a time of celebrating, A time to see what God sees, A time to love the faces of all who surround you. Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids […]

  • Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer (Online)

    December 15, 2022

    Join the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids for Advent O Antiphons Evening Prayer from December 17-23. The O Antiphons are short, Scripture-based Advent prayers from the Middle Ages that are part of the prayer of the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours. Each year, the Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids host this beautiful seven-night experience of prayer, song, […]

  • theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    theWord: Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP

    December 1, 2022

    Thursday of the First Week of Advent with Megan McElroy OP Reading: Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7: 21, 24-27 December 1, 2022 It sounds so obvious, doesn’t it? Any civil engineer or architect will give the same advice as Jesus – build on solid ground, not on shifting sand. As sound as such advice is, and […]

  • Advent 2022

    Advent 2022

    November 29, 2022

    Advent summons us to the beginning. The lavishness of God’s compassion and mercy frame yet another year for us. With the arrival of Advent’s first Sunday, we attend to this mystery one more time. … Our Christian tradition proclaims this as both an event already accomplished in human history and an event moving toward fulfillment […]

  • A COP Primer

    A COP Primer

    November 8, 2022

    What is COP? The acronym COP stands for the Conference of the Parties, of which there are three: biodiversity*, climate change*, and desertification*. It is the highest-level decision-making forum of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and it serves as an annual gathering for governments to meet and discuss climate change. This […]