Vocations Blog - Fr. Charles Johnson, O.P.

Dominican Formators Gather

Dominican Formators from all four provinces in the U.S., Argentina, England and Ireland gathered for their annual meeting in Oakland, CA on March 19-22, 2015.  St. Martin de Porres Province formators friar Scott O’Brien, OP (Novice Master – front row, far right), friar Charles Johnson (Director of Vocations – back row, far right) and friar Paul Whittington, OP (Student Master – back row, 3rd from right).

Directors of Vocations Gather Together

        Dominican Directors of Vocations gather for annual meeting March 19-22, 2015 in Oakland, CA at St. Albert Priory.                           L-R: Fr. Ciaran Dougherty, OP (Province of Ireland), Fr. Andy McAlpin (US – Province of St. Albert the Great), Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez, OP (US – Province of the Holy Name of Jesus), Fr. Charles Johnson, OP (US – Province of St. Martin de Porres), Fr. Benedict Croell, OP (US – Province of St. Joseph), Fr. Nicholas Crowe, OP (Province of England) and Fr. Fernando Reta, OP (Argentina – Province of St. Augustine).  

Thank you Aggie Catholics

Thank you Aggie Catholics – St. Mary’s Church & Catholic Center at Texas A&M!   Aggie Catholics continue to set the standard for bringing the campus to Christ and Christ to the campus.  What an honor it was to be a part of that as a Dominican friar during my first visit on March 7-11, 2015 to St. Mary’s Church and Catholic Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. It was all in a day’s work at a vibrant Catholic campus ministry: celebrating Masses to a packed church, preaching the word, ministering the sacraments to students and talking about one the greatest joys of all time – following Jesus as a Dominican!  Sound interesting? How about your campus or parish?  Follow the friars – vocations@opsouth.org   In Christ, Fr. Charlie   

Dominican Days at Texas A&M

Dominican Days at Texas A&M.  Welcome Aggie Catholics!  Join Fr. Charles Johnson, O.P., Director of Vocations for the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) – Province of St. Martin de Porres on campus and at St. Mary’s Catholic Center beginning this weekend (March 7-8) until March 11th. Fr. Charlie will be celebrating Sunday and weekday Masses during his visit, helping with confessions and will be available to talk with students.  Sign up at the Catholic Center to meet with him.  For more information contact St. Mary’s Catholic Center.     Looking forward to my first visit to AggieCatholic land.   See you there!   In Christ, Fr. Charlie

Busy Students Retreat at SELU

Busy Students Retreat St. Albert Chapel and Catholic Student Center  Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA    Fr. Charlie Johnson, O.P., Director of Vocations for the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres will be at SELU this week (March 1-5) at St. Albert Chapel and Catholic Student Center at Southeastern Louisiana University.   Click to learn more about the Catholic Center at SELU.