T’was the day after the feast of St. Dominic, August 9, 2015, but the spirit of St. Dominic’s Feast was still very much with us.
Dominican Associates who are lay people in mission with the Dominican Sisters of Peace, gathered with Sisters to share the ritual of a Commitment Ceremony. In the chapel of the Spirit Life Center in Rosaryville, LA, we witnessed the commitment of four new Associates: Patricia Blanchard, Stephanie Davis, Dianne D’Avy and Sr. M. Christella Emano.
We celebrated a Eucharistic Liturgy presided by Fr. Cayet Magiaracina, OP, with Sr. Marlene Berthelot, OP on keyboard and Sr. Pat Thomas as our Cantor. Fifteen of our present Associates renewed their Associate Commitment for four years. They are John Browne, Madeline Curtis, Christine Cahalan, Kevin Cahalan, Emile Diodene, Sheila Diodene, Mary Jane Mehaffey, Davelynn Melito, Doris Melito, Tony Melito, Lois Mouton, Rev. Roch Naquin, Msgr. Allen Roy, Susan Satter and Marilyn Wenzel.
A reception followed in the dining room with lots of stories and community enjoyment. Click here for photos from the celebration.