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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.

Truth & Glory – Thursday, December 18

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Dominican students are invited to attend Truth & Glory, a night of ministry for Jesuit and Dominican students, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the upstairs chapel at Dominican High School. Archbishop Aymond will be present to welcome students, and the night will include 30 minutes of adoration with music and a   …Continue Reading


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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During the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass on Monday, December 8, two student preachers offered reflections – one through dance, one through the word. The liturgical dance done by Viche Stevenson is an expression of preaching through the arts. There are many ways to preach besides the pulpit. One way is through song, dance,   …Continue Reading


Student Preachers Visit Motherhouse

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On a crisp November afternoon the St. Mary’s Dominican High School Preachers visited the Dominican Sisters of Peace at their Motherhouse in Uptown New Orleans. They attended mass celebrated in the Sisters’ chapel and during their community meal, the Sisters shared their experiences and asked the students about their life as young Dominican preachers. Click   …Continue Reading


New Orleans Prayer Written by Junior Emma Vincent

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Junior Emma Vincent, wrote this beautiful prayer about New Orleans. Emma said that when she was writing it, she looked for another New Orleans prayer, but she could not find one. Emma’s poem is featured online in The Clarion Herald. New Orleans is special, not only because of its enchanting traditions and culture, but also   …Continue Reading


Feast of St. Martin de Porres

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Monday, November 3rd, St. Mary’s Dominican High School observed the Feast of St. Martin de Porres with Mass celebrated by Fr. David Caron, O.P. Student Preacher Catherine DeBuys ’15 concluded the celebration with a reflection on St. Martin de Porres. Click here to see photos from Mass including a second line in honor of All Saints   …Continue Reading


Preaching Conference

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This summer seven of our student preachers attended the annual Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference in 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. Click here for the full photo gallery!


Senior Preachers Say “Thank You” to Seven of Our Campus Sisters.

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Senior Preachers present our seven on campus sisters with “thank you” notes andgifts.


International Day of Peace

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This morning, Dominican student preachers distributed white ribbons to all students and faculty as they arrived at school for them to wear during the day.  Principal Carolyn Favre offered the morning prayer for peace, and announced that a special prayer and blessing would be offered at the end of each lunch period.  The art department   …Continue Reading


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