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.