Fund a Friar

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

-Luke 10:2

The Dominican Friars are blessed to have nine men in formation. Of them, Br. Nicholas Reynolds, O.P. made his solemn profession on May 27 at St. Dominic Parish in New Orleans. Br. Thomas More Barba, O.P. was ordained a priest and Br. Carl Joseph Paustian, O.P. was ordained a deacon on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Holy Rosary Church, Houston.

Becoming a friar involves a long journey of prayer and discernment. Dominican formation includes one year as a novice in Irving, four to six years of full-time theological studies and pastoral experiences in St. Louis, MO, and finally a full year of ministry as a deacon.

As we rejoice in bringing qualified young men into the Order, the cost of educating a student friar for one year is currently


Your contribution helps cover the costs of tuition, room and board, health insurance, summer internships, and books for our student friars. It also provides care for elderly or infirm friars, including Fr. Carl Trutter, O.P., Fr. Marty Iott, O.P., Fr. Neal McDermott, O.P., Fr. Justin Kauchak, O.P., Fr. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P.,  Fr. Isidore Vicente, O.P., and others.

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution in the following categories to continue our preaching mission:

$53,567 – Funds a student friar for a year including tuition, room and board, retreats, comprehensive health insurance coverage, summer intensive internship, home visit, and books.

$30,000 – Funds all expenses for a novice for a year including seminars, room and board, retreats, and comprehensive health insurance.

$20,000 – Provides tuition for a student friar for one academic year.

$15,000 – Healthcare for an infirm friar for a year.

$10,000 – Provides tuition for a student friar for one semester.

$7500 – Health insurance for a novice for a year.

$5000 – Full cost of a summer intensive internship for a student friar.

$1000 – Books for a student friar for an academic year.

Your contribution is important for our 800 year legacy to continue the preaching of the Gospel for the salvation of souls.

The gift of Dominican life and priesthood is priceless.

Thank you!

The Dominican Friars


Donations are tax deductible.

If you would like to mail a donation, please send a check payable to:

Province of St. Martin de Porres
1421 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001