Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


TODAY’S GOSPEL THEME: The foolish and unprepared will miss heaven's wedding feast but those who are prepared with their lamps lit will inherit the kingdom and have a place at the heavenly banquet.

Youth Group – Our New Youth Group began on Friday November 10th from 7 – 9.  Since this note goes to press every Wednesday, I will let you know next week how things transpired at our first meeting.
Totus Tuus – We have registered for the Totus Tuus Summer Camp from Monday July 15 to Friday July 19. I will let you know when the registration materials arrive at the parish.
Resettlement Bazaar – The resettlement bazaar was very successful last weekend and I would like to thank all those who worked so hard preparing and working on the day. Thanks to all those who attended and supported this event.
Tree Lighting and Evening with Santa – Our annual tree blessing and lighting will take place on Saturday evening December 2 after the 5pm Mass. The festivities will continue downstairs where there will be children’s Christmas snowflake bingo, food refreshments and music. This year we are selling tickets to this event so that we know how many people are attending and also to cover the cost of the food. Tickets are available after Mass in the vestibule or from the office during the week.
Statue of St. Dominic – The committee who prepare our Sunday refreshments after the 9:30 Mass have requested that we have a statue of St. Dominic in our church. They have been fund-raising for a while now and have $1800.00 thus far. The approximate cost is $10,000.00. They are holding a bake sale on November 26th after both Masses in aid of the statue.
Christmas Concert – In honour of Our Lady, Coro San Marco will be coming back to St. Dominic to perform a Christmas Concert on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Friday Dec. 8. At 8 pm. Tickets will be available in the vestibule and from the office during the week. The cost for this concert is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12.  As many of you know, we thoroughly enjoyed their last performance and I am looking forward to this one. Please spread the word and invite your friends and family. Proceeds from this concert are divided equally between the choir and St. Dominic Church.
Enrollment Weekend – Please remember that all students preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will be enrolled and given their cross at any of the Masses on December 2 at 5 pm or December 3rd at 9:30 am or 11:30 am. All parents are expected to attend this ceremony with their children.
First Reconciliation – please remember that the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 5th beginning with Mass at 7 pm and again on December 9th beginning with Mass at 9:15 am.
Advent Wreath Sign-up sheets – The sign-up sheets are at the back of the church for families who wish to light the candles on the Advent Wreath this year
Advent Day of Confessions – Tuesday December 12th   from 10:30 – noon, 2pm - 4pm, 7:30 pm, (after 7 pm mass) until – 9 pm.

I wish you all a good week!!

Fr. Phil 

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


TODAY’S GOSPEL THEME: “The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled and all who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23.

YOUTH GROUP – Our New Youth Group kickoff will be on Friday November 10th from 7pm – 9pm.  All interested students from grade 6 – 12 are invited. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this first session to meet our new leaders and learn about the programs that we would like to introduce. There will also be karaoke, food and refreshments. I am hoping that you come out and be a visible part of our Catholic Community. A youth group in the parish can work wonders!!

TOTUS TUUS – A camp Director has come forward to organize our camp for this summer 2018. We can now register for the camp. More information will be coming soon.

HALLOWEEN PARTY – Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus and the ladies of the ‘dream team’ for hosting the Halloween party last Saturday evening. About 100 people attended and they had a lot of fun, especially the children. Thanks to Sean Bator for providing great dance music, as always.

TREE LIGHTING AND EVENING WITH SANTA – Our annual tree blessing and lighting will take place on Saturday evening December 2 after the 5pm Mass. The festivities will continue downstairs where there will be children’s Christmas snowflake bingo, food refreshments and music. This year, we are selling ticket to this even so that we know how many people are attending and also to cover the cost of the food. Tickets are available after mass in the vestibule or from the office during the week.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT – In honour of Our Lady, Coro San Marco will be coming back to St. Dominic to perform a Christmas Concert on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Friday Dec. 8. At 8 pm. Tickets will be available in the vestibule and from the office during the week. The cost for this concert is $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12.  As many of you know, we thoroughly enjoyed their last performance and I am looking forward to this one. Please spread the word and invite your friends and family.

ENROLLMENT WEEKEND – Please remember that all students preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will be enrolled and given their cross at any of the Masses on December 2 at 5 pm or December 3rd at 9:30 am or 11:30 am. All parents are expected to attend this ceremony with their children.

FIRST RECONCILIATION – Please remember that the Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 5th beginning with Mass at 7 pm and again on December 9th beginning with Mass at 9:15 am.

I wish you all a good week!!


Fr. Phil    

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Here is the 2018 Confirmation Schedule for all our students in Grade 7.
Please mark these dates on your calendar!

Date              Activity
March 26   Registration – St. Dominic’s Parish Hall @ 7 p.m.
April 7/8    Enrolment Weekend – 5 p.m. 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Masses
April 9       Confirmation Preparation: Session One – 7:00 to 8:30p.m.
                      (Students Only)
April 16     Confirmation Preparation: Session Two - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
April 23     Confirmation Preparation: Session Three – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
                      (Guest Speaker – Parents, Sponsors & Students to attend)
April 30     Confirmation Preparation: Session Four -  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
May 5/6   Letter of Intent Weekend (letter of intent to be presented to Fr. Phil
                      during Mass) – 5 p.m.9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Masses
May 7       Confirmation Preparation: Session Five - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
May 12      Retreat – 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May 24      Rehearsal – St. Dominic’s Parish Hall @ 7 p.m.
May 26/27 Confirmation Celebration all Masses –
                        5 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:     November 1st and 2nd, 2017              
All Saints Day - 9:15 am Mass and 7:30 pm Mass
All Souls’ Day - 7:30 pm Mass
Our Holy Souls book will be available during the month of November so that you may enter the names of deceased family and friends you wish to be remembered in a special way at every Mass during this month of the Holy Souls.

Resettlement Christmas Bazaar
Please plan to attend the annual Resettlement Christmas Bazaar. Your support will ensure that we are prepared to sponsor another refugee family at our first opportunity.  If you would like to help on the day or bake a treat for the bake table, please sign up at the back of the church.

I wish you all a good week!

Fr. Phil