12th Sunday in OT


This bulletin will be the last one until September. However, I will publish a handout half way through the summer. The Mass intentions for daily Mass will be published on each bulletin board beginning on July 4th. Please note that morning Mass on July 4th will remain at 8 am. The office will be closed for the Canada Day holiday on July 4th. On Saturday, July 1st, at 9:15, there will be a Mass dedicated to Canada Day.

I would like to congratulate all of our graduates from Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School, St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Paul Catholic Secondary School. I would also like to recognize Mr. Annibale Larossi, Vice-Principal at St. Paul, who will be leaving us at the end of June. Everyone at St. Dominic parish wishes you and our Graduates best wishes and God’s blessings.

June is the time when people move, priests are transferred and school principals are given new assignments by the Board. That being said, I bid farewell to Mrs. Caroline Athaide, Principal of St. Dominic Catholic School. We at St. Dominic Parish have enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with Mrs. Athaide and the school and I am sad to see her go. Together with our parish, Mrs. Athaide has been instrumental in fostering a community that expresses the joy and hope of our catholic faith and visibly symbolizes a deep commitment to academic excellence, life-long learning and faith development. I wish her every blessing as she begins her new journey at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School in September. Thank-you for the support you have always shown to me and our parish! I look forward to welcoming our new principal, Julie Tollis, in September.


CLOSING SCHOOL MASSES AND GRADUATIONS

Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School: Tuesday June 27th 10:00 am
St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School: Wednesday June 28th 10:00 am
St. Paul Catholic Secondary School: Thursday June 29th 10:00 am

 Everyone is invited to attend any or all of our closing/graduation Liturgies. Tuesday and Thursday evening Masses will remain at 7 pm as usual

Just before I go, I would like to thank all of you for all your dedication to our ministries and committees and your support and prayers for our parish.  I hope you will have a peaceful, healthy, restful and safe summer!

Oh yes and........

             HAPPY 150TH CANADA DAY!!

Fr. Phil  

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ


Why did Jesus offer himself as "food and drink"? The Jews were scandalized and the disciples were divided when Jesus said "unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you." What a hard saying, unless you understand who Jesus is and why he calls himself the bread of life. The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves, when Jesus said the blessing, broke and distributed the loaves through his disciples to feed the multitude, is a sign that prefigured the superabundance of the unique bread of the Eucharist, or Lord's Supper. The Gospel of John has no account of the Last Supper meal (just the foot washing ceremony and Jesus' farewell discourse). Instead, John quotes extensively from Jesus' In the Old Covenant bread and wine were offered in a thanksgiving sacrifice as a sign of grateful acknowledgment to the Creator as the giver and sustainer of life. Melchizedek, who was both a priest and king (Genesis 14:18; Hebrews 7:1-4), offered a sacrifice of bread and wine. His offering prefigured the offering made by Jesus, our high priest and king (Hebrews 7:26; 9:11; 10:12). The remembrance of the manna in the wilderness recalled to the people of Israel that they live - not by earthly bread alone - but by the bread of the Word of God (Deuteronomy 8:3).
Jesus chose the time of the Jewish Feast of Passover to fulfill what he had announced at Capernaum - giving his disciples his body and his blood as the true bread of heaven. Jesus' passing over to his Father by his death and resurrection - the new Passover is anticipated in the Last Supper and celebrated in the Eucharist or Lord's Supper, which fulfills the Jewish Passover and anticipates the final Passover of the church in the glory of God's kingdom. When the Lord Jesus commands his disciples to eat his flesh and drink his blood, he invites us to take his life into the very center of our being. That life which he offers is the very life of God himself. 
A Prayer for Father’s Day
Heavenly Father,
This Father's Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways--both big and small--they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.
So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.
For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord,  Amen
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             CLOSING SCHOOL MASSES AND GRADUATION
Queen of Heaven Catholic Elementary School: Tuesday June 27th 10:00 am
St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School: Wednesday June 28th 10:00 am
St. Paul Catholic Secondary School: Thursday June 29th 10:00 am
Everyone is invited to attended any or all of our closing/graduation Liturgies
Tuesday and Thursday evening Masses will remain at 7 pm as usual

Happy Father’s Day to all our Fathers!!

Fr. Phil  

Feast of the Holy Trinity


  
Jesus reveals the Father in an unheard of sense. He is eternally Father by his relationship to his only-begotten Son, who, reciprocally, is Son only in relation to his Father. The Spirit, likewise, is inseparably one with the Father and the Son. Jesus reveals the triune nature of God and the inseparable union of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The mission of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit are the same: to reveal the glory of God and to share that glory with us by uniting us in a community of love with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That is why Jesus tells his disciples that the Spirit will reveal the glory of the Father and the Son and will speak what is true. Before his Passover, Jesus revealed the Holy Spirit as the 'Paraclete' and Helper who will be with Jesus' disciples to teach and guide them "into all the truth”. The ultimate end, the purpose for which God created us, is the entry of God's creatures into the perfect unity of the blessed Trinity. In baptism we are called to share in the life of the Holy Trinity here on earth in faith and after death in eternal light in the kingdom of Heaven. 

CONFIRMATION - Once again, congrats to all our students who were confirmed last weekend.  Please keep in mind what I asked you about last weekend: joining one of the ministries in the parish. Your presence is much needed here at Mass and in ministries. Last week in my notes of thanks, I failed to mention our Confirmation Retreat Director:- Anne Brisbois - Abbott. Thank-you Anne.

MASS TIME CHANGE: Please note that on Wednesday, June 28th, Mass will be at 10:00 am, not 9:15 am. This is the closing/graduation Mass for St. Dominic School. All are welcome.

Wishing you all a great week.

Fr. Phil