Totus Tuus Day Camp (Grades 1-6)

Curriculum and Schedule

Totus Tuus uses Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to instill the faith of the Church in the hearts and minds of young people. It follows a six-year cycle, so young people can be part of Totus Tuus year after year and always learn something new! The cycle is as follows:

2014: The 10 Commandments
2015: The Virtues
2016: Prayer
2017: The Mystery of Salvation
2018: The Apostles Creed
2019: The Sacraments

A typical day of Totus Tuus Day Camp:

8:45am - Arrival and Welcome 
9:00am - Introduction and skit 
9:15am - Warm-up and songs 
9:30am - Class #1 
9:55am - Snack
10:10am - Music preparation for Mass 
10:30am - Class #2 
10:55am - Mass preparation / Confession 
11:20am - Daily Mass 
12:00pm - Lunch Recess 
12:45pm - Cool down and water break
1:00pm - Afternoon Introduction and skit 
1:15pm - Class #3 
1:40pm - Break 
1:55pm - Class #4 
2:20pm - Review and closing prayer 
2:30pm - Dismissal

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Catechism Program

The Catechism Program for Public and Private School Children would like to thank all participants in this year’s program for making it another successful year. We would like to thank all parents, teachers and volunteers for their dedication and hard work. This year’s success would not be possible without our teacher volunteers Catherine Braley, Cecilia Kim, and Sarah Raposo, and our student volunteer, Michael Salapatek. They put in countless hours and a lot of effort to make this year special. Great Job! Thank you!

We wish to keep this program running again in September and would like to get more of the parish involved. We are looking for two teacher volunteers who wish to assist with continuing the Catholic education for our students. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Yolanda Swanson at

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be Sunday, September 4, 2016 or contact Yolanda at the above email address to register your child prior to the registration date.

Have a great summer everybody!

I hope you have noticed the beautiful gardens and flowers around the grounds of the church. I would like to thank Andy and Michael Krampelj and their parents, Josef and Maria, for creating the gardens and for taking such good care of them. I really appreciate your efforts and dedication to make our grounds so attractive. I know that the Knights of Columbus also helped in this work and I appreciate all of their efforts too. Thanks!!

I would also like to thank Catherine Mowatt, our 5pm cantor, and her family and Steve and Cecelia Pinto for planting the vegetable garden and the flowers in the rectory backyard. The flower boxes are beautiful and the vegetable garden is well on the way to production. Many thanks!!

The Summer Camp Program, Totus Tuus, (Totally Yours), will happen from July 25 – 29. Registration is available until July 24. If you wish to register your child, please come to the office to do so. I am still looking for more volunteers to make this happen. Please email me at if you can help.

Congratulations to all our Graduates at Queen of Heaven Catholic School, St. Dominic Catholic School, St. Edmond Catholic School, St. Paul Catholic Secondary School and Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School. I wish you God’s blessings as you move on to places of higher learning. I wish all our Principals, Vice-Principals, teachers and chaplain, a safe and happy summer vacation. Best wishes to all our teachers who are moving on to new schools/assignments, in particular, Tom Podobnik, Vice-Principal of Queen of Heaven Catholic School and Carmel Murphy, Principal of St. Paul Catholic Secondary School. You will be sincerely missed.

The following is a list of Masses here at St. Dominic for June 27, 28 and 29.
Monday June 27th - Parish Mass – 8 am
Monday June 27th - St. Dominic Catholic School Graduation Mass – 10:30 am
Tuesday June 28th – Queen of Heaven Catholic School Graduation Mass 9:30 am, (no evening Mass at 7 pm)
Wednesday June 29th – St. Paul Catholic Secondary School Graduation Mass at 10 am, (replaces 9:15 am Mass)

I would like to thank all of you for your generosity and support to St. Dominic, whether it be volunteering in ministry, volunteering at fund-raisers, financial, sitting on committees or otherwise. I do appreciate your dedication and loyalty to our parish! I hope you all have a great summer that is both restful and safe. This is the last bulletin until September but I will print a newsletter towards the end of July with any important information that requires communication to you. Once again, a happy summer to all.


                                                                                                     Fr. Phil