Exciting things are happening in the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic! On February 15, 2015, the board members of the Dominican Development Group marched alongside the Dominican clergy and laity in this colorful parade that was part of the 57th Annual Convention of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. For a report on the DDG's participation in this Convention and other  activities from February 13-17 , click here. For a report on the DDG's recent board meeting in Santo Domingo on February 16, click here.
Deadline Approaching to Join the April Exploration Trip 
March 15 is the deadline to sign up for the DDG-sponsored exploration trip from April 23-29, 2015. As of March 9, one space remains open. This trip will go from west to east in the Dominican Republic to visit potential mission trip work sites. If your church or diocese is considering a mission trip to the DR, first-hand experiences gathered during this trip could be invaluable in locating the best place for you to work alongside members of a Dominican Episcopal congregation. If this April trip is full or does not fit your schedule, there will be another one in November 2015. For more information on the April trip,  click here .
Updated Dominican Episcopal Clergy/Staff Directory Online
The DDG website has posted the most recent directory of the clergy and key staff members of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. To download this March 2015 directory, click here .
Bishop Coadjutor Finalists Named
The Search and Nominations Committee of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic announced the names of three Dominican Episcopal priests as finalists for the position of Bishop Coadjutor during the recent convention. To read about these finalists and their profile statements (in Spanish), click here. Nominations by petition will be accepted during March 9-19, 2015, and the election is scheduled for July 25, 2015. For more information on this process (in Spanish), click here.
A Blessing Prayer from Bishop Holgu�n
This is a blessing before a meal that is often used by the Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holgu�n, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.
Bendice Se�or nuestro pan.
Da Pan a los que tienen hambre
Y Danos hambre de justica a los
   que tenemos pan.
Te lo pedimos en el nombre de Jes�s.

Bless O Lord our bread.
Give bread to those who are hungry
And give a hunger for justice
   to those of us who have bread.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus.
Contact the DDG:
Office: (813) 400-2722 | Fax: (813) 983-5082
Executive Director: Bill Kunkle | bkunkle@dominicandevelopmentgroup.org
PO Box 272261 | Tampa Florida 33688-2261

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