Dear Friends of the Southern Dominican Friars,
For the second year, we are participating in #iGiveCatholic, a one day online giving campaign which includes several Catholic organizations throughout the country.
As we near the end of the year, we invite you to make an online donation to the Southern Dominican Province. Our Province covers eleven states in the Southern United States. We are priests and brothers, who work as pastors, teachers, chaplains, campus ministers, and retreat/mission preachers throughout the South. Whatever ministry we do, we are first and foremost preachers of the Gospel!
This year our goal in #iGiveCatholic is to raise $10,000. That amount is the equivalent of one semester’s tuition for our young friars studying theology at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently we have seven young men preparing for the Dominican priesthood at Aquinas Institute.
We’re mendicant friars, which simply means that we are beggars. We depend on the assistance of our benefactors and friends to carry out our preaching mission. We must raise our own funds in order to educate our young friars and care for our sick and elderly friars. Won’t you help us? We pray for our benefactors and their intentions daily.
In order to help us with this campaign, please visit www.igivecatholic.org and type in the search box Southern Dominican Province. Or you may visit our Province’s website at www.opsouth.org and click on the link to igivecatholic. The minimum donation is $25. Credit cards only; cash is not accepted for this campaign.
You may donate beginning November 10, 2017. The campaign closes at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 28.
I know that many Dominican ministries, including parishes, schools, and campus ministries, are also participating in the #iGiveCatholic campaign. So I encourage you to support as many of these great ministries as you wish during this year’s campaign.
Thank you so much for considering the Southern Dominican Province! God bless you!
Fr. Tom Condon, OP