Dear Parishioners & Visitors,
As part of the formation program for the Dominican Friars, a brother in formation is required to go to a ministry site for a year to have some experience in ministering to the People of God. This experience will help the brother to grow and mature in their human, spiritual, academic and pastoral formation. To fulfill this requirement, this year Br. James Martin, O.P. will be at Holy Rosary as Pastoral Intern until May 2018.
Being the youngest of five children, Br. James Martin Nobles, O.P. is proud to be a professed member of another large family, the Order of Preachers. Originally from New Orleans, his family moved to McComb, Mississippi at the age of twelve where he experienced the extraordinary pleasure of being devout Catholic in the rural, Bible-belt region of the South. He loves to spend time with his family and friends especially over a good ole pot of gumbo. He has received a B.A. in Philosophy and Theological Studies from St. Joseph Seminary College and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity at Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. He is honored to continue his formation at Holy Rosary Parish as a student brother of the Province of St. Martin de Porres.
We look forward to do ministry with Br. James Martin in a spirit of collaboration and mutual support. We welcome James Martin here at Holy Rosary and wish him the best in his pastoral ventures!
-fr. Jorge Rátiva, O.P.