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cornerOur preaching mission in Canada


Traditionally, preaching, teaching and spiritual guidance have always been central to the ministry of the Order Preachers. Today, this ministry extends to parish and university ministry, the commitment to justice and peace, publishing, mass media, the Internet and the arts. Our brothers are involved in all of these areas because of their concern with the proclamation of the God news of Jesus-Christ.

Retreats and Conferences

A team of brothers in our province is available to give retreats or conferences, either in French or English, in Canada or abroad. To use our services, please write to us and tell us about your needs.

Dominican University College of Philosophy and Theology

Maxime AllardFr. Maxime Allard, O.P.
Professeur in modern philosophy and hermeneutics
. He is also President of our Dominican College in Ottawa

The Dominicans of our Province opened a College in Ottawa in 1909. At first, it was exclusively for the formation of religious friars. It has since become an institution opened to all, laity, seminarians and religious, and it offers programs up to the doctorate in the fields of theology and philosophy.

Since 1994, the College offers programs of study in French and English. In 2005, the institution was renamed Dominican University College. From 1909 to 1960, many thinkers have given courses and lectures at the College, like Father Chenu and philosophers Jacques Maritain and Étienne Gilson.

The College also offers a Curriculum of studies in pastoral formation which are offered at the Pastoral Institute of Montreal. The formation at the Institute is given only in French.


Dominican Pastoral Institute of Montréal

The training offered at the Pastoral Institute is the critical integration of spiritual experience, analysis of current issues experienced by the Church and the development of specific skills in pastoral intervention.
Great emphasis is given during formation to the contribution and questions of the social sciences.

Designed with flexibility, the great range of academic activities is regularly adjusted to meet the challenges of new needs in Christian life and pastoral practices.

The Dominican Institute of Toronto

Fr. Darren Dias, O.P.Fr. Darren Dias, O.P.
Professor in theology at St. Michael's College in Toronto

The Dominican Institute is an initiative of our brothers of Toronto and under the direction of Fr. Darren Dias who teaches theology at St. Michael's College in Toronto. The Institute will be specializing in formation in Liturgy. The sessions should start in Autumn 2012. An outline of the program for this year is available online..

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Dominican Institute of Toronto

372, Huron Street

Toronto (Ontario) Canada M5S 2G4

telephone : (416) 595-5665

fax : (416) 596-1017

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Dominican University College of Ottawa

University degrees in Philosophy and Theology

For more information :

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96 Empress Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7G3

Tel.: (613) 233-5696 #330 Fax : (613) 233-6064

Institut de pastorale des Dominicains is specialized in the formation of pastoral workers, laity and priests, and offers university degrees in pastoral ministry and liturgy.


2715, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), Canada, H3T 1B6


tel.: (514) 739-3223 #323 fax: (514) 739-1664

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For over 60 years, the Canadian Dominican Friars have spread the devotion to the Apostle Saint Jude. for more information, please:

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Sunday Mass

Anticipation Saturday: 5:00pm

8:00am 9:30am 11:15am 1:00pm 7:00 pm

5:00pm Youth Mass

St. Mary's Parish
5251 Joyce St.

Vancouver, B.C.
Canada  V5R 4G8
Contact Information: 

Phone: 604-435-9611
Fax: 604-439-9413
Parish Office email:

Parish Website


Provincial Office

2715 ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,
Montréal (QC)
Canada H3T 1B6

For any comments about the website Write to:

Provincial Webmaster

Contacts in Ontario and British Colombia


Priory of St Thomas,
372 Huron Street,
Toronto (Ontario)
Canada M5S 2G4

telephone: (416) 595-5665 fax: (416) 596-1017


Saint-Jean-Baptiste Convent,
96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa, ON,
Canada K1R 7G3

telephone:(613) 232-7363 fax: (613) 236-3869


Community of Saint Mary 3396 Auftrey Av.
Vancouver (BC)
Canada V5R 4V9

telephone: (604) 437-1852
fax: (604) 437-1852

St. Mary's Parish:
téléphone: (604) 435-9611

Our mission

Our Constitutions define our mission in the following way: "The principal reason we are gathered together is that we dwell together in harmony and have one mind and one heart in God, in other words, that we be found perfect in charity. . . Our Order is known to have been founded from the beginning expressly for preaching and the salvation of souls. ...This end we ought to pursue, preaching and teaching from the abundance and fulness of contemplation in imitation of our most holy Father Dominic, who spoke only with God or of God for the benefit of souls."