Join Us in Our Work to Bless, to Praise, and to Preach
Thank you for visiting the home pages of the Dominican Friars, Central Province, USA. Take a moment to discover ways to partner with us in our work by sharing of your treasure.
When St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers I doubt he envisioned such a tool as opcentral.org. He did, however, know that the important work of preaching the Gospel would take more than the few men and women who followed him 800 years ago. He also knew it would take resources given by others to complete the daunting task of preaching the Gospel in all corners of the globe.
I invite you to read in the following pages of the many ways you can support the work of the friars of this Central Province. Your gifts have an immediate impact. Your gifts to one of the many Provincial Funds, such as the Society for Vocational Support (SVS), Dominican Support, St. Dominic Mission Society (SDMS), and the Dominican Society of St. Jude Thaddeus, allow you to either give without restriction or specifically to one of the ways we carry out our ministries. I especially point you to our annual giving site, the 1216 Annual Fund, where dollars are raised to support the growing costs of both the education of our young friars and the care of our elder friars. Your Planned Gifts will change the face of our work for as long as we endure, and as you can see, that is a long time!
In the end, none of what we do would happen without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the dedication, love, and fortitude of the over 150 friars of the Central Province, and, of course, your support. Please give as best you can. We assure you, what you give will be put to the very best work of preaching the Gospel.
Thank you for your generosity and God bless you for sharing.
The Very Rev. James V. Marchionda, OP
Provincial, Province of St. Albert the Great