2016 Dominican High Schools Preaching Conference School Action Plans

 

Albertus Magnus HS funWe the preachers of Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia, NY, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

By building awareness of the Dominican Call to Justice in our school;

By providing more opportunities for student preaching in our liturgical celebrations.

 

Colegio San Antonio fun

We the preachers of Colegio San Antonio, Isabela, PR, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

 By involving our school community in more way of giving community service-helping them to find joy in helping others;

And implementing a Dominican Preachers group for the future generations attending the Dominican Preaching Conference.

 

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We the preachers of Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, WI, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Getting together with fellow preachers from St. Catherine’s High School;

Help with the planning and rolling out of Dominican’s new strategic service plan for the upcoming four years;

Raise more awareness for social injustices such as domestic violence.

 

Edgewood HS

We the preachers of Edgewood High School, Madison, WI, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

 Continue to build awareness of our Dominican history, saints, and contemporary social justice issues through a monthly Dominican Day in homeroom as well as during the first Friday of the month through announcements, reflections, and posters-that first Friday of each month will be designated as “Veritas Viernes”;

During Edgewood’s annual Fine Arts week, invite Brother Joe to offer sessions to engage our students in interfaith prayer and dance.

 

Fenwick HS fun

We the preachers of Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL, a ministry of the Province of St. Albert the Great, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

During the morning announcements, we will educate the Fenwick student body about the 4 pillars;

During the week of January 11th, we will spread awareness about Human Trafficking;

We will transform the Fenwick Junior Retreat into the Dominican Pillars Retreat.

 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

We the preachers of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Cañada, CA, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Explore the possibility of implementing a Preaching Team within our school community;

Enrich the prayer experience for both Catholic and non-Catholic members of the FSHA family;

To further St. Catherine’s walking on two feet create opportunities for contemplation before action;

Discover with new eyes out Dominican legacy so that it continues in us and through us.

 

Immaculate Conception Academy fun

We the preachers of Immaculate Conception Academy, San Francisco, CA, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways through presentations, creative arts, and service:

When we preach, we would like to be more creative and present the Gospel in more interesting ways for our community-our first task will be the freshman retreat;

In the coming year we want to use the creative arts to allow students the opportunity to experience the Gospel in a variety of ways-our preaching will include more liturgical movement;

We will preach on one social justice issue each quarter-we would then provide opportunities for all members of the school to participate in service;

We will lead our campus ministry team by example-we want to get their hearts on fire to change the world.

 

Marian Catholic HS

We the preachers of Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights, IL, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

We will be living examples of the Four Pillars so we can show our community what it means to be Dominican;

We will recognize the Truth that is already part of our school and use the Four Pillars to gain a better understanding of Veritas;

We will embrace our diversity in faith and culture and use our Dominican identity as a way to unite us a family;

Inspired by the 800th Jubilee, we hope to light a fire that will energize Marian Catholic with a renewed passion for our Dominican Charism.

 

Mount St Dominic Academy

We the preachers of Mount St. Dominic Academy, Caldwell, NJ, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

We will work to further our school community’s understanding of the 4 Pillars;

We will add diversity to our school’s prayer services through music, movement and language;

We will enhance our student body’s participation in Dominican charism.

 

Queen of Peace HS

We the preachers of Queen of Peace High School, Burbank, IL, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Preach at school masses;

Evangelize through posters and performance

Through all school presentations educate/inspire about the importance of service.

 

Regina Dominican HS fun

We the preachers of Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

By nurturing school culture by distinguishing the Dominican Preachers and empowering the young women in our school to discover and deepen the preacher within herself;

After contemplating as a Regina community, we will act upon the Dominican Pillars by incorporating quarterly service trips to address the signs of the times.

 

Rosary HS

We the preachers of Rosary High School, Aurora, IL, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Implement the Four Dominican Pillars within the Rosary High School community-by living the Pillars;

Add more schoolwide participation in community service.

 

Sacred Heart HS fun

We the preachers of Sacred Heart High School, Los Angeles, CA, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Planning regular monthly service opportunities;

Make a point of finding a creative way of highlighting Dominican Saints;

Using occasional artistic ways to present the Gospels at mass.

 

Sacred Heart-Griffin HS

We the preachers of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Springfield, IL, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

To better our connections within the Dominican community, especially with our sister schools Marian Catholic and Rosary High School;

To deepen our contemplation by making additions to the prayer section in our school planner;

To take action by continuing to spread the Dominican charism in our school and continuing our preaching in the community;

To use our voices to spread awareness of the “signs of the time.”

 

San Gabriel Mission HS fun

We the preachers of San Gabriel Mission High School, San Gabriel, CA, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

We plan on making our prayer services more engaging through music and activity;

We will also bring more opportunities for meditation and silent reflection during our liturgies.

 

St Agnes Academy Memphis TN

We the preachers of St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Uniting the parishes of the students in our school in a water ceremony;

To plan a prayer service to conclude our school-wide “day of caring;”

To incorporate Mr. Michael Petro’s presentation of the Four Pillars into our class retreats.

 

St Agnes Academy TX

We the preachers of St. Agnes Academy, Houston, TX, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

To celebrate the conclusion of the 800th Jubilee of the Dominican Order we will host “Dominican Week”-This week will allow us to grow in community and our Dominican Charism. Each day of this week will contain elements related to each of the Four Pillars;

Enlighten a culture of encounter called for by Pope Francis in our community-We will explore our giftedness, participate and encourage personal and communal faith experiences and intentionally build and foster relationships in the St. Agnes Community.

 

St Catherine HS

We the preachers of St. Catherine High School, Racine, WI, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Racine, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Creating a presentation for other students about our experience at the conference and living the Dominican Pillars;

Build a group of student chaplains, one for each sports team, starting with Jaylon for Boys Varsity Soccer;

Getting together with Whitefish Bay Dominican group once each semester to discuss how we are doing with our commitments and the continuous fruits of the conference.

 

St John the Baptist HS

We the preachers of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, West Islip, NY, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Bring back the need to be aware of domestic violence to our school-we will ask administration if we can have a bake sale to raise money for the benefit of a local domestic violence shelter;

Our morning school news is done via our TV studio-we will ask campus ministry if we could lead prayer once a month focusing on a different Dominican Saint each month, so our school can come to know the Dominican family.

 

St Mary College St Dominic Priory fun

We the preachers of St. Mary’s College, Adelaide, South Australia, a ministry of the Irish Dominicans, and St. Dominic’s Priory College, North Adelaide, South Australia, a ministry of the English Dominicans, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

We will share the “good news” of the Dominican Preaching Conference in Adrian, MI, at our Australian gathering called Common Ground in July in Noosa, Queensland;

We will look to incorporating your high school Preachers Student Model within our school by assimilating it with our Social Justice Student Ministry.

 

St Marys Dominican HS

We the preachers of St. Mary’s Dominican High School, New Orleans, LA, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

Offer more opportunities for our preaching team and student body to connect with the wider Dominican community including friars, sisters and Dominican laity;

Offer more organized service opportunities utilizing the connections we have within the city;

Encouraging and developing more opportunities for communal prayer including morning mass at neighboring church, adoration and rosary throughout the school day.

 

St Pius X HS

We the preachers of St. Pius X High School, Houston, TX, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, commit to preach the Gospel in the following ways:

During the 2017 Superbowl in Houston, TX, to promote awareness of human trafficking through advocacy, formation and prayer;

We will adopt prayer sisters from among our own retired Dominican sisters in the new school year;

We will adapt service day prayer experiences into our Junior Torch Bearer service retreat;

We will collaborate with our sister school in Puerto Rico, Colegio San Antonio, in promoting our shared mission to be preachers and to share our common charism.

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