A brief report of the activities of “ THE DOMINICAN LAITY”-Ashoknagar, Mangalore:
Laity’ was incorporated at Mangalore in the month of March 2006 at St.
Dominic Church Ashoknagar. The founder priest was the Prior of the
Dominican Community Rev. Fr. K.C. Joseph O.P. and the founder director
was Rev. Fr. Melwyn Fernandes O.P. There were 17 members at the time of
formation, now we are 40 members.
Inspired by the spirit and
charism of St. Dominic and as it is mentioned in the guide “Growing in
the Spirit of St. Dominic”, the Lay Dominicans live prayerfully the
Gospel values, give the gospel message to those who felt lost, confused
and had gone astray from the Church.
Our meetings are
held on the third Monday of every month at 5 P.M.at St. Dominic church,
Ashoknagar. It begins with a hymn, Rosary, prayers to St. Dominic, a
brief reflection by priest in charge, reading of the report and
concluding hymn. Discussions, sharing and fellowship with refreshments
is continued in the community refectory.
VISITS: we along with other organizations pay visit to the orphanages,
homes for the aged and ashrams and provide charity and entertainment. We
also visit the families of the sick and the suffering in our parish and
pray for their recovery. We make arrangements for the Holy Mass and
confessions at their homes.
As pilgrims we visit the shrines, and churches,
SERVICE: We take part in the cleanliness of the church before the major
feasts like Christmas, Easter etc., co-operate in the preparation of
festal meals, some members teach Sunday catechism, join to sing in the
church choir, prepare Sunday mass liturgy etc.
ATTENDED: Dominican Family Gathering at Atma Darshan Kerala, Dominican
Convention at Nagpur, Blessing of the new Chapel and Postulants House
at Polali etc.
PICNICS: Every year we take part in the picnic arranged by the Dominican Family of Mangalore.
• Date of incorporation- March 2006
• Members -17
• Founder priest- Rev. Fr. K.C. Joseph O.P.
• Founder Director- Rev.Fr. Melwyn Fernandes OP
• Founder President- Mrs. Benedicta Dsousa.