We are the Dominican friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres and we are committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls in the Southern United States. Join us in preaching in this diverse and growing region.
Meet the Friars
Br. Greg DunnLearn About Our Novices
Brother Greg is from Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of three children in the Dunn Family. He graduated from Texas A&M University this past spring of 2016 before entering the Novitiate. In college, he found great encouragement in the witness of many fellow students and priests at St. Mary’s Catholic Center who followed Christ with their whole hearts. He was drawn to the Order of Preachers because of the Dominicans he met along the way pray with faith, live in community, study God’s Word, and preach authentically.
He enjoys hiking, baseball, and playing other pick-up sports. If you would like to learn some Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yells, feel free to ask him. Also, with a great bit of perseverance, he is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and can only hope that this is finally the year for them.
Rev. Br. Thomas More Barba, O.P.Learn About Our Student Friars
The oldest of three sons, Rev. Br. Thomas More first began discerning a call to the priesthood when he was 12 years old. He was drawn to be a priest by God’s grace working through the religious, prayerful life instilled in him by his parents and his family’s weekly participation at Mass at his parish, St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas. While at the University of Dallas, he worked in campus ministry and was assigned as an intern to Fr. Philip Neri Powell, O.P., who introduced him to Dominican life. Taking his religious name in honor of Sir Thomas More, he admires More’s dedication to the preservation of authentic religious freedom, his love of his family and devotion to the Church, his tenacious prayer life, and his belief in a liberal arts education. In his scant spare time, Rev. Br. Thomas More enjoys reading, exercising, baking, and listening to music.
St. Elizabeth University ParishLearn More
St. Elizabeth Church, the second Catholic Church in Lubbock, was built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and completed in 1935. Built within walking distance to Texas Tech University, St. Elizabeth serves as the University Parish, ministering not only to the many permanent parishioner families, but also, to the students of Texas Tech.
Over the years St. Elizabeth has expanded to accommodate the growing needs of the parish. An expansion of the parish hall in the early 1980’s, a student center in 1983, and a conference center in the 1990s. After planning and contributing to a new church building fund for more than twenty years, a new sanctuary was completed in November of 2002 and dedicated on May 4, 2003. From humble beginnings, to the present, a span of 70 years, St. Elizabeth University Parish has seen tremendous growth and today is a viable parish catering to the spiritual and social needs of a large spectrum of the Catholic population of Lubbock and the South Plains.