1) Commission for the Vocation of the Cooperator Brothers

On the 7th of  November 2020, the feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, the Master of the Order, Brother Gérard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., appointed the members of the Commission for the Vocation of the Cooperator Brothers.

  • fr.  Ignatius PERKINS, O.P.
  • fr. Daniel-Mario CHUKWUMA IBEZIM, OP
  • fr. Herman JOHNSON, OP
  • fr. Joseph TUYEN, OP
  • fr.  Xavier Jean Marie PLASSAT, OP

The Commission for the Vocation of the Cooperator Brothers is appointed for a period of six years.

2) New Commission for Permanent Formation

On the 7th of November 2020, the feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, the Master of the Order, Brother Gérard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., appointed the members of the Commission for permanent formation:

  • fr. Tomasz GAJ, O.P.
  • fr. Donald GOERGEN, OP
  • fr. Mannes AMIRTHARAJ, OP
  • fr. Emmanuel NTAKARUTIMANA, OP
  • fr. Rafael COLOMÉ, OP

This Commission is established in accordance with the General Chapter of Biên Hòa n. 100 in order to “to assist brothers to continue to develop in maturity both in the human and spiritual dimensions of Dominican life.”  The Commission for permanent formation is appointed for a period of six years.

3) Liturgical Commission

Along the lines marked out by the Masters of the Order, who in 1984, 2001, 2007 and 2014 appointed various liturgical commissions, Brother Gérard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., instituted a new liturgical commission to continue this work and promote the prayer life of the Order. The new Liturgical Commission, appointed on the 7th of November 2020, the feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, is composed of:

  • fr. Mathew JARVIS, OP
  • fr. Dominik JURCZAK, OP
  • fr.  Augustin MISSODEY, OP
  • fr. Manuel Eduardo SOLORZANO, OP
  • sr.  Anula Irvin SUGUNA, OP
  • fr.  Augustine THOMPSON, OP

The Liturgical Commission is appointed for a period of six years.

4) Sacred Music Sub-Commission

On the 7th of November 2020, the feast of All Saints of the Order of Preachers, the Master of the Order, Brother Gérard Francisco Timoner III, O.P., appointed the members of the Sub-Commission for Sacred Music:

  • sr. Ragnhild BJELLAND, OP
  • fr. Thomas MÖLLER, OP
  • fr.  Łukasz MIŚKO , OP
  • sr.  Marie TRAINAR, OP

The primary task of the Sub-Commission is to assist the Liturgical Commission in promoting the rich diversity of Dominican music throughout the Dominican Family, and with the particular task of coordinating with the French-speaking provinces, analysing ways to safeguard and promote the “Liturgie Chorale du Peuple de Dieu” of fr Andre Gouzes (ACG 2019, n. 102).

The Sub-Commission for Sacred Music is appointed for a period of six years.