Letter from the Executive Director

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Dear Friends in Christ,

We have much for which to be thankful!

This year we thank God for the ordination of five Dominican friars to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Throughout their lives each of these men will preach the saving truth of Jesus Christ, baptize, absolve sins, and celebrate Mass for many thousands of souls.

On the same date these men were ordained—May 25, 2024—the eastern (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Route) route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage for the Eucharistic Revival passed through New York City giving public witness to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

These two great mysteries—the Eucharist and the Priesthood—are intrinsically linked. As Pope St. John Paul II wrote, “There can be no Eucharist without the priesthood, just as there can be no priesthood without the Eucharist.” Through the Eucharist and the ministerial Priesthood Jesus is present and continues his saving work in the world today.

I am thankful for all of you who through your prayers and support have made possible the formation and ordination of these five new Dominican priests. Our world is hungry for Jesus and through the participation of these men in his own priesthood, Christ will give himself—body, blood, soul, and divinity—as food for the salvation of souls in the Most Holy Eucharist.

Let us continue to pray for abundant graces to be poured out upon our nation throughout this Eucharistic Revival, including this summer’s National Eucharistic Congress. I also encourage you to make time to go to Eucharistic Adoration. The Eucharistic Presence of Jesus is such a tremendous gift. Please know of my prayers and the prayers of all of the friars for you and your loved ones.




Fr. John Paul Kern, O.P.
Executive Director
Dominican Friars Foundation

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