The novitiate for the Province of St. Albert the Great has been located at St. Dominic Parish since 1978. This is where the novices spend their first year of discernment in the formation to be a Dominican friar under the direction of the novice master.
During the novitiate, the novices live in the community and learn about life as a Dominican Friar. In addition to regular communal prayer and meals with the community, the novices also take the time to cultivate a private prayer life, and engage in informal study. In addition, they work in apostolates around the Denver metropolitan area one day per week.
The Novices are also active participants in St. Dominic Parish, participating in liturgical ministries, the choir, teaching religious education, and engaging with the Dominican family.