Congratulations to all our students who received the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. Your parents and sponsors should be very proud of you all. Many thanks to our Confirmation coordinator, Melinda Mayo and our teachers, Jennifer Vandecouvering, Yolanda Swanson, Josephine Swanson and Carol Salo . Your dedication to our Confirmandi is very much appreciated. I might add too, that it has been said by all our teachers, myself included, that our grade seven students have been a real pleasure to teach! Congrats to you all.
Our Mother’s Day Brunch was a tremendous success! Many thanks to those who came and supported the parish. Very good food and a fun time was had by all. Congratulations to all our prize winners too. Many thanks to Seana, our social event planner, Pat, Fatima, Ellen, Ginette and the students from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School who worked so hard in the planning and operation of our event. We are now planning a Father’s Day brunch in June. I am looking for volunteers who might like to help us with our Father’s Day festivities. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Concert is on Monday May 16 and tickets are available from Anthony on Sunday morning or from the office any time. They are $25.00 and all proceeds are retained for the new sound system. Thus far we have $12,300 towards that system.
TRIVIA NIGHT - St. Paul Secondary School is planning a trivia night for St. Dominic Church in our hall on Friday May 27th at 7 pm. Doors open at 6pm. There will be a cash bar. Teams of 4 people will be $20.00, ($5.00 each).
Basil the Great, an early church father, explains the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives:
"The Spirit restores paradise to us and the way to heaven and adoption as children of God; he instills confidence that we may call God truly Father and grants us the grace of Christ to be children of the light and to enjoy eternal glory. In a word, he bestows the fullness of blessings in this world and the next; for we may contemplate now in the mirror of faith the promised things we shall someday enjoy. If this is the foretaste, what must the reality be? If these are the first fruits, what must be the harvest?" (From the treatise by Basil on The Holy Spirit)
The Lord Jesus offers each one of us the gift and power of his Holy Spirit. He wants to make our faith strong, give us hope that endures, and a love that never grows cold. He never refuses to give his Spirit to those who ask with expectant faith. Jesus instructed his disciples to ask confidently for the gift of the Spirit: "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" (Luke 11:13). Do we thirst for God and for the abundant life he offers through the gift of his Spirit?