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.
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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.
Priestly Fraternity of St. Dominic established 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.
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 behind Deacon Franco is Deacon Tom Goebel, Fr. Jack Durcholz, 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.
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.