BlackFriars Volume IV, Issue II - Page 8

FORMING FUTURE PRIESTS TO BRING CHRIST TO THE SICK By BlackFriars staff Through the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, friars and lay collaborators bring the healing presence of Christ to sick men and women over 60,000 times a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. According to Fr. Jonah Pollock, O.P., Director of the Health Care Ministry, “St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers for the mission of preaching the gospel for the salvation of souls. For me, proclaiming the saving truth and love of Jesus Christ has never borne such immediately evident fruit for salvation of another person than in this ministry.” Recently, five of the ten men who will be ordained to the priesthood this year at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York – including three Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - have completed a Health Care Ministry Internship Program with the Dominican Friars, forming them for what will be an integral part of their service to the Catholic Church as priests. The internship program includes an academic component and supervised experience with patients in the Hospital for Special Surgery. “Something the Dominicans pointed out— which I saw was true in the hospital—is that, when suffering from a physical malady, a person’s other needs rise to the surface. Oftentimes it’s not their body, it’s their spiritual life and their relationships that they are most concerned about and ask us to pray for,” says Br. John Mary Johannssen, C.F.R., a graduate of the internship program who will be ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of New York in May. Three of the seven Dominican student brothers who will be ordained priests in May are also graduates of the program. “It will be profoundly gratifying for me to impose hands on these eight men during the rites of their ordinations to the priesthood, knowing that, with my brothers at Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York and our outstanding collaborators, I have played a part in preparing them for a ministry that has been so gratifying to me,” says Fr. Pollock. Your donations make the unique charism of St. Dominic a force for renewal throughout the Catholic Church. Thank you! From left: Br. John Mary Johannssen, C.F.R., Fr. Jonah Pollock, O.P., Br. Giles Maria Barrie, C.F.R. Photo by Gabriella Cerqueira Executive Director Associate Executive Director Director/COO Planned Giving Director Marketing Director Editor Graphic Designer Photo Retoucher Father Gabriel Gillen, O.P. Father Thomas More Garrett, O.P. John Lacorazza Diana Kilarjian Barry Clark Matthew Kirby Andre Padayhag Joshua Vargas Tune into Sirius XM129 every Friday at 1:00pm ET for the Dominican-hosted Word to Life radio broadcast. www.dominicanfriars.org facebook.com/dominicanfriars Dominican Friars Foundation 141 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: 212-535-3664 www.blackfriarsmedia.org Blackfriars Media App FORMING FUTURE PRIESTS TO BRING CHRIST TO THE SICK By BlackFriars staff Through the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, friars and lay collaborators bring the healing presence of Christ to sick men and women over 60,000 times a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. According to Fr. Jonah Pollock, O.P., Director of the Health Care Ministry, “St. Dominic founded the Order of Preachers for the mission of preaching the gospel for the salvation of souls. For me, proclaiming the saving truth and love of Jesus Christ has never borne such immediately evident fruit for salvation of another person than in this ministry.” Recently, five of the ten men who will be ordained to the priesthood this year at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York – including three Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - have Executive Director Associate Executive Director Director/COO Planned Giving Director Marketing Director Editor Graphic Designer Photo Retoucher completed a Health Care Ministry Internship Program with the Dominican Friars, forming them for what will be an integral part of their service to the Catholic Church as priests. The internship program includes an academic component and supervised experience with patients in the Hospital for Special Surgery. “Something the Dominicans pointed out— which I saw was true in the hospital—is that, when suffering from a physical malady, a person’s other needs rise to the surface. Oftentimes it’s not their body, it’s their spiritual life and their relationships that they are most concerned about and ask us to pray for,” says Br. John Mary Johannssen, C.F.R., a graduate of the internship program who will be ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of New York in May. Three of the seven Dominican student brothers who will be ordained priests in May are also graduates of the program. “It will be profoundly gratifying for me to impose hands on these eight men during the rites of their ordinations to the priesthood, knowing that, with my brothers at Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York and our outstanding collaborators, I have played a part in preparing them for a ministry that has been so gratifying to me,” says Fr. Pollock. Your donations make the unique charism of St. Dominic a force for renewal throughout the Catholic Church. Thank you! From left: Br. John Mary Johannssen, C.F.R., Fr. Jonah Pollock, O.P., Br. Giles Maria Barrie, C.F.R. Photo by Gabriella Cerqueira Father Gabriel Gillen, O.P. Father Thomas More Garrett, O.P. John Lacorazza Diana Kilarjian Barry Clark Matthew Kirby Andre Padayhag Joshua Vargas Dominican Friars Foundation 141 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 Phone: 2 ȴԴ)QչѼMɥ́a4䁕ٕɥ䁅Ѐ)Pȁѡѕ]ɐѼ1Ʌ)ɽи)ܹɥ̹ɜ)ɥ)ܹɥ͵ɜ) ɥ́5