USA | Two Diocesan Priests make Final Promise in the Dominican Fraternity
Updated: Feb 15, 2019
PROVINCE OF ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
On 7 February 2018, fr. James V. Marchionda, OP, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Albert the Great, USA, received the final profession in the Priestly Fraternities of St. Dominic of Fr. Mauro Rodas, a priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and Fr. Jordan Fetcko, a priest of the Diocese of Gary.
The Province of St. Albert the Great was the first of the four Provinces of Dominican friars in the USA to establish a stable fraternity of diocesan priests with an organized local council headed by its president Fr. John Mary Lovitsch of the Diocese of Joliet.
Since the inaugural meeting of invited diocesan priests on 25 June 2014 at the Priory of St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest, the Province has witnessed the steady growth of the fraternity under the guidance of fr. Tom McDermott, OP. The same fraternity has also taken the lead in the formulation of a local directory.
Recently, a second group of priests has started to develop in St. Louis in Missouri under the direction of fr. James Dominic Rooney, OP.