We are happy to welcome the novices of the Western Dominican Province for their annual visit to Tucson. Along with Fr. Anthony Rosevear, our Novice Master, they will be here until Tuesday.
Their visits to the various communities serve two purposes: it gets them out of the routine of life in the novitiate community for a couple of weeks, and it gives them a chance to take a closer look at the diversity of ministries that might be available to them in the future should they opt to continue their formation in the Order. That second purpose is an invaluable part of their discernment process. The novitiate is a one year period of intense discernment, and men who are accepted to the novitiate need as much information as possible to help them make a good decision about continuing to the next steps in the formation process.
Please pray for these men and the others who are in formation in our province. Tucson is a great ministry to be assigned to as a Dominican and, who knows, you could see one of them again in the future.
The back of the bulletin contains a very important letter from the Bishop. Please take time to read it.