The charter profession class of the Evansville Dominican Chapter with the Order’s Midwest Promoter of the Priestly Fraternities pose happily following their final profession.
Local Priestly Fraternity
THE LOCAL PRIESTLY CONFRATERNITY
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.
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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. Koressel, Deacon Kempf, Fr. Read, Fr. Pfister, Fr. Durchholz, Deacon 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, O.P., 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.
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 in the Evansville Diocese.
St. Albert the Great –
Complementary Dominican Communities. The first members of the Evansville chapter of the Dominican Laity (entitled “The Woman Clothed with the Sun”) pose on their profession day with Bishop Joseph Siegel, Bishop of Evansville; Father Anthony Breen, O.P., 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
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.
Deacon John McMullen
Prior Fr. Jim Koressel presides and welcomes Deacon Franco Cottrell (seated) into Mary Mediatrix, Evansville’s Dominican Priestly Fraternity, as a fully professed member.
Pictured from left to right (above) behind Deacon Franco is Deacon Tom Goebel, Fr. Jack Durchholz, Fr. Jim Koressel, Fr. Jeffrey Hopper, and Deacon Tom Kempf.
Fr. Jeffery Hopper took vows as a novice into the Priestly Fraternity the same day.
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.
Deacon Bob Martin is inducted into Mary Mediatrix, Evansville’s Dominican Priestly Fraternity.
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.
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.