Second Sunday of Easter ( Divine Mercy Sunday )

I would like to welcome Philip Tsang, Amanda Texiera, Leo Silva and Ravi Shemar to our parish community. Many thanks to Barbara Anne Krampart and Silvio Fernandes for their leadership in the RCIA program, guiding our new parishioners in their faith journey.

I hope you enjoyed our Holy Week and Triduum liturgies and Masses and that they were a prayerful and spiritual experience for you. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to prepare for these celebrations and there are many people to thank:  Ministers of the word, Ministers of Welcome Ministers of the Eucharist, Ministers of Welcome, Altar Servers, and those responsible for creating the scheduling, members of the RCIA team and candidates who helped with the feet washing on Holy Thursday, our gift bearers, those who washed the altar cloths, hand towels and purificators for Mass, Anthony and the 9:30 choir and cantors, Sean and the 11:30 choir and cantors, the collection counters, Jennifer Thiele, who made our wonderful palm displays on Palm Sunday and Good Friday and  the ladies who prepared and served at the reception after the Easter Vigil.  Special thanks to James at the Apple Market for the donation of our Easter flowers. Last, but not least, many thanks to all our parishioners, visitors and members of the community who attended our celebrations. It was wonderful to see the church overflowing with people.

Grade 7 - Date To Remember

Monday April 24th – 7PM  Special Speaker Evening. Parents, Guardians, Sponsors and Students to attend. 

Saturday April 29 – 5pm and
Sunday April 30 – 11:30am and 2pm

Social Date to Remember
Mother’s Day Dinner Dance
Saturday May 13th 6:00pm Cocktails and 7:00pm Dinner.
Tickets are:
 Adult $25.00,
 5 – 12years, $10.00
 Under 5, free
Tickets on Sale this weekend

I hope you continue to enjoy the Easter Season.

Fr. Phil  


Happy Easter! 
A special welcome to the new members of our St. Dominic Community received into the Church at the Easter Vigil last evening. Welcome to you all!
Philip Tsang, Amanda Texiera, Ravi Shemar and Leo Silva

Many thanks to Barbara-Anne Krampart, and Silvio Fernandes for their dedication and spiritual guidance in leading these new parishioners into the Faith in the RCIA program.

The Resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of our Christian faith. St Paul tells us in his letter to the Corinthians, (15:14), that if Christ has not been raised from the dead, our faith will be empty and useless. But the Resurrection of Christ is not merely something "out there," not merely an historical fact at which we gaze admiringly. It is a present reality in which, through Baptism, we are intimately involved. "If we have been united with him through likeness to his death, so shall we be through a like resurrection" (Romans 6:5). 

Our sharing in the crucifixion-Resurrection of Jesus brings about a mysterious change in our very being. Paul expresses it in a startling way: "I have been crucified with Christ, and the life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me" (Galatians 2:20). The English poet Andrew Young, in his poem "Nicodemus," arrives at the same conclusion:  Why do I kneel before your empty tomb? You are not here, for you are everywhere; the grass, the trees, the air, the wind, the sky, Nothing can now refuse to be your home; nor I Lord. Live in me and I shall live. 

This intimate union between Christ and ourselves calls for a new way of life. We must change our behaviour. Saint Paul writes that we should put to death whatever in our nature is rooted in earth, (see Colossians 3:5), precisely BECAUSE we share the new life of Christ. Corruption and wickedness must yield to sincerity and truth.  He invites us to put teeth into today's annual renewal of baptismal promises. Recalling our baptismal promises seriously, will challenge each of us in different ways. The goal is "Easter Living" all year long. 

I sincerely hope that our Holy Week celebrations were meaningful for you. There are so many people to thank and I will do that in the bulletin next week.  Easter Is THE GIFT... Easter is the gift of HOPE …Easter is the gift of PEACE… Easter is the gift of LOVE. Let us rejoice in Him, who gives all these gifts to us. May God bless you at Easter, and keep you all year through. May God give you all the faith it takes to make your dreams come true. May His love and wisdom always help to guide you on your way.  May His light shine down upon you now to bless your Easter Day. 

I wish each one of you, your families and friends all the joys of the Risen Christ.    Happy Easter!

Fr. Phil