ANNUAL FAMILY PASTA DINNER – Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make the pasta dinner so successful last weekend. I am indebted to the members of our school councils at Queen of Heaven, St. Dominic and St. Paul, as well as the ladies from the parish who came together to make this happen. Our students from our three schools and some from Applewood Heights Secondary School, were amazing, both on Friday and Saturday. It is wonderful to see our students taking part in parish events. Approximately 150 people attended the evening and I thank you for your support of the parish. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for preparing and running the bar during the evening. Last Saturday was a perfect example of what can be done when we all band together, have fun, work hard and make things happen in the parish. At this point, we are still settling receipts but we will know more by next weekend. Many thanks again to all!!
ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR – Saturday October 1, 9am – 3pm.  Sign-up sheets for helpers and bakers are in the vestibule of the church. In order for this bazaar to be successful, we need your help. The harvest bazaar is one of our major fund-raisers of the year. Please let your friends and family know about the event and encourage them to come and have a great time. Please see the flyer in today’s bulletin outlining the different booths.
ST. DOMINIC MINISTRY FAIR – October 22/23 after all Masses. This event will give you an opportunity to join one of our ministries or committees. We always welcome new volunteers.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALOWEEN PARTY FOR FAMILIES – Saturday October 29, following 5pm Mass. More information will be available in the bulletin as we approach the date.
ANNUAL RESETTLEMENT BAZAAR – Saturday November 12, 9am – Funds raised at the resettlement bazaar go directly to the Resettlement Committee in order that they continue the tradition of welcoming refugee families to Mississauga. This is extremely important work, especially given the times in which we live.
PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS – We will begin the process of elections this weekend and finish at the ministry fair on October 22/23.
CONFIRMATION - Registration for Confirmation for grade 7 will be in January 2017. The sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on the weekend of June 3 and 4, Pentecost Sunday at all Masses. There will also be an extra Mass that weekend, at 2 PM.
ALTAR SERVERS – Many thanks to Jennifer Barber who has worked for the past several years scheduling our altar servers. Welcome to Natalie Mete and Christi Robert who are the new coordinators. They are preparing a handbook for altar servers in preparation for a meeting of all servers on SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 AT 2PM. Please mark this date in your calendars. All servers’ attendance is very important.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SOONER THAN LATER

I need volunteers for the following:
First Confession and First Communion Meetings – I need 3 or 4 people to help on registration days, September 25th and 27th.  I also need people to prepare the refreshments at all meetings. The ideal situation is to have a team who could take turns, making the work easier for all.
Confirmation – I am looking for a Confirmation coordinator who can oversee the program. I also need help with registration in Jan. 2017 and facilitators who can help at 4 classes, taking our students through the confirmation manual, Anointed for Mission.
Please call me or email me if you can help. 905-278-7762 ext 2 or pjones@stdominicschurch.ca

I wish you all a good week.


Sincerely,

Fr. Phil


ANNUAL FAMILY PASTA DINNER – Many thanks to those who were able to attend the pasta dinner and dance on Saturday night. I will say more about the evening in the bulletin next week.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RECRUITMENT SUNDAY –after all Masses this weekend. Please consider joining the Knights of Columbus, St. Dominic Council. Their primary mandate is to be of assistance to the parish where and when it is needed. They have been a tremendous help to St. Dominic since their inception in 2012.
ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR – Saturday October 1, 9am – 3pm. Sign-up sheets for helpers and bakers are in the vestibule of the church. In order for this bazaar to be successful, we need your help.
ST. DOMINIC MINISTRY FAIR – October 22/23 after all Masses. This event will give you an opportunity to join one of our ministries or committees. We always welcome new volunteers.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALOWEEN PARTY FOR FAMILIES – Saturday October 29, following 5pm Mass. More information will be available in the bulletin as we approach the date.
ANNUAL RESETTLEMENT BAZAAR – Saturday November 12, 9am – 3pm. While funds from the pasta dinner and harvest bazaar go directly to our parish, monies raised at the resettlement bazaar go directly to the Resettlement Committee in order that they continue the tradition of welcoming refugee families to Mississauga. This is extremely important work, especially given the times in which we live.

ANNUAL REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION – 2016 – 2017
NEXT WEEKEND
First Reconciliation  and First Holy Communion – Sunday September 25 at 1:30 pm and Tuesday September 27 at 7 pm in the parish hall. Please note that you must be registered and attending Mass at St. Dominic in order that the sacraments be received. Please bring a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate. If your child is not baptized, for whatever reason, please speak with me at the registration meeting to arrange for that to happen.
CONFIRMATION - Registration for Confirmation for grade 7 will be in January 2017. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on the weekend of June 3 and 4, Pentecost Sunday at all Masses. There will also be an extra Mass that weekend, at 2 PM.
ALTAR SERVERS – Many thanks to Jennifer Barber who has worked for the past several years scheduling our altar servers. Welcome to Natalie Mete and Christi Robert who are the new coordinators. They are preparing a handbook for altar servers in preparation for a meeting of all servers on SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 AT 2pm. Please mark this date in your calendars.
All servers’ attendance is very important.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SOONER THAN LATER

I need volunteers for the following:
First confession and first communion meetings – I need 3 or 4 people to help on registration days, September 25th and 27th.  I also need people to prepare the refreshments at all meetings. The ideal situation is to have a team who could take turns, making the work easier for all.
Confirmation – I am looking for a confirmation coordinator who can oversee the program. I also need help with registration in Jan. 2017 and facilitators who can help at 4 classes, taking our students through the confirmation manual, Anointed for Mission.
Please call me or email me if you can help. 905-278-7762 ext 2 or pjones@stdominicschurch.ca

I wish you all a good week.

Sincerely,

Fr. Phil


Welcome back to all our parishioners who have been away this summer!! I hope you all enjoyed your vacation. School has begun once again and I hope that our students, teachers, principals and vice-principals experienced a great first week. I wish all those in our schools a wonderful and fruitful year of learning and spirituality. I will be getting together with our principals and vice-principals for a meeting regarding school Masses and the various celebrations that take place between our parish and our schools on September 20th. I would like to welcome our new Principal, Mr. Jim Horvath, and new Chaplain, Jim McLevey, at St. Paul Secondary School. I look forward to working with them this year.

We are kicking off the new school year with several fund-raisers in the parish. Please note that these events are extremely important to the daily operation of our parish. Your help and attendance at these events not only ensures financial success but they are great opportunities to build community with fellow parishioners.

These are the up-coming events in the parish:

ANNUAL FAMILY PASTA DINNER – Saturday September 17th at 7pm. This year’s event is being prepared and sponsored by the members of our Parent Councils at St. Dominic, Queen of Heaven and St. Paul Catholic Schools. Tickets are available after each Mass this weekend and from the office during the week. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Image result for harvestKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RECRUITMENT SUNDAY – September 10/11 and 24/25 after all Masses. Please consider joining the Knights of Columbus, St. Dominic Council. Their primary mandate is to be of assistance to the parish where and when it is needed. They have been a tremendous help to St. Dominic since their inception in 2012.

ANNUAL HARVEST BAZAAR – Saturday October 1, 9am – 3pm. Sign-up sheets for helpers and bakers are in the vestibule of the church. In order for this bazaar to be successful, we need your help.

ST. DOMINIC MINISTRY FAIR – October 22/23 after all Masses. This event will give you an opportunity to join one of our ministries or communities. We always welcome new volunteers.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALOWEEN PARTY FOR FAMILIES – Saturday October 29, following 5pm Mass. More information will be available in the bulletin as we approach the date.

ANNUAL RESETTLEMENT BAZAAR – Saturday November 12, 9am – 3pm. While funds from the pasta dinner and harvest bazaar go directly to our parish, monies raised at the resettlement bazaar go directly to the Resettlement Committee in order that they continue the tradition of welcoming refugee families to Mississauga. This is extremely important work, especially given the times in which we live.

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION – 2016 – 2017

First Reconciliation  and First Holy Communion – Sunday September 25 at 1:30 pm and Tuesday September 27 at 7 pm in the parish hall. Please note that you must be registered and attending Mass at St. Dominic in order that the sacraments be received. Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate. If your child is not baptized, for whatever reason, please speak with me at the registration meeting to arrange for that to happen.

Sincerely,

Fr. Phil