Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic

There are certain diocesan priests who, urged by supernatural grace, discern a call to enroll in the Order of Saint Dominic and profess a rule of perfection suited to their state. In professing the Rule of Saint Dominic, these priests become true sons of Saint Dominic and sharers in the grace and mission of the Order.

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Dominic Medals

Dominic Medals is an apostolate of the Servants of the Redemptor, and as members of the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic, we are working for the propagation and fulfillment of the fifth Marian Dogma through the carrying of the Purity Medal. To learn more or purchase a Purity Medal, please visit

Order of Penance of St. Dominic

Do you want to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy for the salvation of souls? Join us in contemplating the life of Christ through the daily recitation of the Rosary. Celebrate the first week of each month in honor of the Holy Family. Join together for Mass and prayers to strengthen our community and build the kingdom of God.

PHOTO CREDIT: Kate Durchholz Photo

Newly Received Novitiates

The Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic Chapter, “The Woman Clothed With the Sun”, welcomed 26 new members into its local Evansville fraternity on April 29th, 2023. The Rite of Reception was celebrated on the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, also a Third Order Dominican.


Front Row (seated): Karla Solis, Deanna Goossens, Charlene Scheller, Vernon Dilger, Donna Dilger, Shirley Kempf, and Harold Kempf

Second Row: Lori Cassidy, Laura Keele, Sarah Adams, Anne Martin, Tim Rudolphi, Linda Bilderback, Steve Bilderback, and Andrew Wedge

Top Row: Nick Dewig, Carol Reising, Dr. Peter Rosario, Christina Rosario, Deacon Tom Kempf, OP, Bruce Jackson, Fr. Jim Koressel, OP, Deacon Bob Martin, OP, John Sasse, Br. John Steilberg, OP, Mr. Tim Martin, OP, Steve Cassidy, and Adam Martin

NOT PICTURED: Diane Lamey, Marlene Fetter, and Debbie Rietman

LiveStream Broadcast

LiveStream our Devotional & Rosary Services, Masses, and other Scheduled Events

Services are held in the Upper Room, which is our Dominican Private Oratory, located in Evansville, Indiana. We livestream each of our services and scheduled events. Our ‘LiveStream Broadcast’ can be viewed by clicking this button  →  →

Past LiveStream Videos

View past LiveStream videos of our Devotional & Rosary Services, Masses, and other Scheduled Events

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Six Local Clergy Join The Dominican Order’s Priestly Fraternity

Without changing their status as diocesan priests and permanent deacons of the Diocese of Evansville, six members of the local clergy made their profession on November 15 in the private oratory at Indiana Cardinal as members of the Dominican Order. Two more will follow shortly.

Fathers Jim Koressel, Jack Durchholz, John Pfister and Jeff Read, along with permanent deacons Tom Goebel and Tom Kempf finished a year-long novitiate formation program and made their profession as Dominicans in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic. Following shortly will be Deacon Franco Cottrell of the Louisville Diocese and Deacon John McMullen.