St. Mary's Dominican High School

Student Preachers


This summer seven of our student preachers attended the 16th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference in Adrian, Michigan. The conference empowers high school students to discover and deepen the preacher within themselves through prayer, study, community and interaction with members of the Dominican Family. This year, 26 Dominican High Schools (104 students) from all over the United States and Puerto Rico attended.

The seven new preachers join the three current preachers bringing the total for the 2014-2015 Preaching Team to ten!

For several years, Mrs. Marcia Peyton, DHS class of ’78 and a current personnel member and Sr. Pat Harvat, O.P., Vice-President, Dominican Catholic Identity have accompanied the preachers to Michigan.

St. Mary’s Dominican High School in New Orleans has sent student representatives to this Preaching Conference since its inception in 1999.

The DHS Preaching Team arrives back at school each August, ready to continue in the footsteps of St. Dominic. They participate in the student body masses, plan and lead prayer services, write and deliver the afternoon prayer to the entire school community each afternoon, help with the retreats for the underclassmen, represent Dominican at off campus events, visit with the Dominican Sisters living at the Motherhouse, and by their visibility on campus, bring the Dominican pillars of Prayer, Study, Community and Service alive to all they encounter.

International Day of Peace

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In observance of International Day of Peace, a prayer service created by the Peace and Nonviolence Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace was shared with the St. Mary’s Dominican High School community. For the morning daily prayer, Principal Mrs. Carolyn Favre gave an opening prayer for “a world where peace is built with justice,   …Continue Reading

Dominican Participates in Day of Prayer

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Today, at 12:30 p.m., the St. Mary’s Dominican High School community joined in the Southeast Louisiana Day of Prayer. A student preacher led students, faculty and staff in recitation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Prayer – In the New Battle of New Orleans Against Violence, Murder and Racism. St Mary’s Dominican High School, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters   …Continue Reading

Discovering the True Meaning of Preaching

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By Caroline Bickerton, Class of 2018 This July, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the 19th Annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference with five of my fellow student preachers from St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, became our home for a week as we dove into the true   …Continue Reading

Prayer Service Flows from the Heart

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On Saturday, February 4th, the student preachers and moderators Mrs. Marcia Peyton and Mrs. Katie Almon, traveled to Rosaryville where they led morning prayer for members of the Dominican laity from the St. Martin de Porres Southern Dominican Province. The preachers, who were invited by Provincial President Mrs. Jo Ann Cotterman, O.P., presented an adapted   …Continue Reading

Sr. Nancy Murray Visits Student Preachers

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Sr. Nancy Murray, O.P., a member of the Adrian Dominicans, who travels the world performing her one-woman “play” of St. Catherine of Siena, gave a recent performance at a Lay Dominican Conference for the Southern Dominican Province in Rosaryville and included a visit to St. Mary’s Dominican High School. For the past two summers Sr.   …Continue Reading

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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Tuesday, December 8, the St. Mary’s Dominican High School Community came together at Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, including 18 alumnae from the classes of 1970 – 1979. Student Preacher Sarah Trumbaturi delivered a beautiful, thought-provoking reflection on the Immaculate Conception. REFLECTION In the book of Deuteronomy we read this phrase….“For   …Continue Reading

Student Preachers Lead Youth Retreat

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On Friday, November 13th, 3 members of Dominican’s Student Preaching Team helped lead St. Catherine of Siena’s 7th Grade Retreat. They were joined by students from Archbishop Chapelle, Shaw, Rummel and Mount Carmel Academy. Chloe Dusang, Emily Munch and Virginia Quinlan pose for a picture in front of their alma mater during recess at the   …Continue Reading

International Day of Peace

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On September 21, in observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, the Dominican student preachers greeted everyone with white ribbons in the morning. During lunch Sr. Pat Harvat, O.P., St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s Vice-President of Dominican Catholic Identity, read a blessing at the circle of Pinwheels for Peace on the campus quad.   …Continue Reading

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