We have several committees to support and enhance our ministries:
The purpose of the Preaching Committee is to deepen each sister’s sense of membership in the Order of Preachers. This includes on-going exploration of the varieties of ways we preach the Word through the pulpit of our lives, as well as assisting sisters who are called to formal preaching.
The On-Going Formation Committee fosters an integrated, holistic approach to life through the living of the four elements of our Dominican charism: prayer (liturgical and contemplative), common life, preaching, and study. The committee seeks to provide services and opportunities for sisters to continually renew themselves.
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC) was formed to raise individual and community awareness of situations which adversely affect the quality of life for the entire community of creation, disproportionately hurt persons who are poor, and destroy chances for peace. Through study, networking and dialogue, the committee facilitates efforts for individual and group involvement in actions which enhance the living of our communal values and goals.
The Stewardship Committee makes recommendations, based on serious and careful study, to the Prioress General and her Council for the awarding of grants from the Poverty, Justice, and Peace Fund. The grants are given to assist the disadvantaged or marginalized throughout the world through projects that demonstrate potential for social change and a more just society.
The Associate Committee serves as an advisory group to the Dominican Associate Director. The committee consists of Sisters and Associates.Together, the Dominican Associate Director and Associate committee facilitate a program of formation and on-going support for the men and women who are called to embody the charism of the Springfield Dominicans as they participate in the mission of the Church.
The purpose of the Vocation Committee is to journey with women considering religious life, to encourage a culture of discernment of vocations, and to help all sisters find their role in promoting vocations.
The JUST Words Editorial Board coordinates the publication of JUST Words, a quarterly publication sharing the life, mission, and ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois.