We preach for the salvatiom of souls.
The Dominican Family of Trinidad and Tobago

The Dominican Pastoral Centre

The Dominican Pastoral Centre
The official name for Dominicans is Order of Preachers. “Preaching and the salvation of souls” was the purpose of their establishment as approval by Pope Innocent III in 1221 who “appointed [them] entirely for the complete evangelization of the Word of God.”

‘Preaching’ is understood in a broad sense to include any form of proclamation of the word of God. And so the Dominicans established the Catholic Truth Agency in the early twenties of the last century, then the publishing house St. Dominic Press, now called the Dominican Book Centre attached to St. Finbar’s, the Catholic Evidence Guild which trained lay people in knowing and presenting the truths of faith to others, the radio and television apostolates which flourished in the forties to seventies of the last century, etc.

This “Holy Preaching” will continue in the new St. Dominic’s Pastoral Centre with the collaboration of the Dominican Family, Sisters and Lay Fraternities in particular. Among the programmes and facilities to be offered are:


·        Formation of the Laity in Sacred Liturgy

·        Lectures in Theology, including a Course on the Theology of Marriage

·        Lectures on the fundaments of Catholic Social Teaching

·        A Preaching School with state-of-the-art audio-visual facility

·        Distance Learning leading to a Diploma in Sacred Theology, Sacred Scripture

·        Dominican Book Centre

·        Internet Café


·        Parish Offices

·        FinAid

·        Medical Clinic

·        Legal Aid Assistance

·        St Vincent de Paul Society

Other facilities will include:

·        Auditorium for 300 seating

·        Meeting Rooms



St. Dominic’s Pastoral Centre,
Morne Coco Road,
Four Roads,
Diego Martin

To preach, to bless and to praise.