St. Dominic Church is blessed to have three shrines: Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Jude, and St. Martin de Porres. Together, Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine and the St. Jude Shrine we call "The Rosary Shrine of St. Jude." The Order of Preachers, popularly known as the "Dominicans," is the official order and promoter of the Rosary. St. Jude was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and is known as the patron saint of "lost causes," "hopeless cases," and "the impossible." The Our Lady of the Rosary shrine is located at our Marian altar on the right side of the sanctuary. The St. Jude Shrine is located in a side chapel on the left side of the Church. You are encouraged to visit, to light a candle, and to ask that Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Jude might pray for your intentions. You are also encouraged to visit our province's website of the Rosary Shrine of St. Jude.
Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary
Our devotion to Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, include a public rosary in the church M–F at 11:45am, a special Dominican prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary at the end of the Rosary, Rosary Stations (an evening rosary service on the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary on October 7), and regular enrollments in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. Our province's website for the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is: rosaryconfraternity.org
Shrine of St. Jude
Our devotions to St. Jude include a special Mass every
year on his feast day, October 28th; veneration of his relics every Friday after the 12:10pm Mass; and a prayer to St. Jude at the end of the daily Rosary, Monday through Friday, in the church.
Shrine of St. Martin de Porres
The St. Martin De Porres shrine is in memory of Fr. Norman Haddad, OP, former pastor of St. Dominic Church, known for his dedication to the poor. St. Martin de Porres is a Dominican saint who lived from 1579 to 1639 in Lima, Peru. He is known for his deep prayer and devotion, austere lifestyle, miracles, humble service in the Dominican priory, daily ministry to hundreds of poor in Lima, and love for animals. Because his mother was a freed slave of African descent and his father a Spanish nobleman, he is the patron of persons of mixed races. He is also the patron saint of barbers, innkeepers, and public health workers. St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!