NOVEMBER 15, 2021: The charter profession class of the Evansville Dominican Chapter with Father Michael Monshau, OP, the Order’s Midwest Promoter of the Priestly Fraternities, pose happily following their final profession.
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November 15, 2021
ABOVE: The first six men of the Diocese of Evansville to be professed in the Dominican Priestly Fraternity listen to the preaching that precedes the expression of their commitment. They are (L to R) Fr. Jim Koressel, Deacon Tom Kempf, Fr. Jeff Read, Fr. John Pfister, Fr. Jack Durchholz, Deacon Tom Goebel.
According to the ancient custom of the Order, Father Jeff Read makes his Dominican profession into the hands of the Provincial Promoter of Preaching, who represents the Master of the Order.
Father Michael Monshau, OP, is the Chicago Province’s Promoter for the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic. The local Chapter’s relationship with the Promoter underscores that the life and mission of the local Evansville chapter are incorporated into life of the 800-year old international Order.
JANUARY 17, 2020: Bishop Joseph Siegel pictured with the priests and deacons who are members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic, Mary Mediatrix Chapter, which is established in the Evansville Diocese. Others pictured are members of the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic, The Woman Clothed With the Sun Chapter, in the Evansville Diocese.
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Complementary Dominican Communities: The first members of the Evansville chapter of the Lay Dominican Fraternity, The Woman Clothed with the Sun Chapter, pose on their profession day with Bishop Joseph Siegel, Bishop of Evansville; Father Anthony Breen, OP, and their clerical counterparts, the priests and deacons who are the founders of the Mary Mediatrix Chapter of the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic in the Diocese of Evansville. Bishop Siegel’s support of this double foundation has been deeply appreciated since its inception.
CURRENT MEMBERS of the LOCAL PRIESTLY FRATERNITY
May 7, 2022
Prior Fr. Jim Koressel presides and welcomes Deacon John McMullen into Mary Mediatrix, Evansville’s Dominican Priestly Fraternity as a fully professed member. Deacon McMullen serves at Annunciation Parish in Evansville.
Fr. Jeffery Hopper took vows as a novice into the Priestly Fraternity the same day.
ABOVE: Prior Fr. Jim Koressel welcomes Deacon Franco Cottrell (seated) into Mary Mediatrix, Evansville’s Dominican Priestly Fraternity, as a fully professed member.
Pictured (L to R) behind Deacon Franco is Deacon Tom Goebel, Fr. Jack Durchholz, Fr. Jim Koressel, Fr. Jeffrey Hopper, and Deacon Tom Kempf.
February 17, 2022
BELOW: Prior Fr. Jim Koressel presides as Deacon Cottrell stands to makes his final profession.
October 13, 2022
LEFT: Prior Fr. Jim Koressel presides and welcomes Deacon Bob Martin into Mary Mediatrix, Evansville’s Dominican Priestly Fraternity, as a fully professed member. Deacon Bob serves at St. Philip and St. Matthew parishes.
RIGHT: Pictured from left to right (front row): Jack Martin (server and son of Deacon Bob), Fr. Jim Koressel, Deacon Tom Kempf, and Deacon John McMullen; (back row): Fr. Jack Durchholz, Deacon Bob Martin, and Deacon Tom Goebel.
April 29, 2023
Prior Fr. Jim Koressel, OP, Deacon Tom Kempf, OP, Deacon Bob Martin, OP, Mr. Tim Martin, OP, and Brother John Steilberg gather for a photo following the Right of Reception of the 26 newly received “The Woman Clothed With the Sun” chapter novitiates.
For more information, contact the Promoter of the Priestly Fraternity for the Evansville Diocese, Fr. Jack Durchholz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 812-431-6604.