On this Sunday , the Church joyfully reminds us that Jesus our Savioris always close to us. He calms the storms of our life. He lifts us from the depths, and restores our peace. The presence of the storm,and all that it represents definitely make us confused, and afraid in life. Thus, it equally deprived us of our peace. The disciples of Jesus experienced the storm of their life, and Jesus was available to calm it, and equally, restore their peace. “Storms” are part and parcel of our human existence. They are inevitable in this world, just as the waves are inevitable in the sea. Sometimes they hit us so hard that we are crushed, devastated, and almost annihilated. Like the disciples of Jesus, each one of us experiences the storm in diverse ways in our lives. That is the storm that robs us of our peace. However, when they encounter Christ, our peace is restored and they disappear. Hence, Paul wrote:”We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;perplexed,but not driven to despair, persecuted, not forsaken; stuck down, but not destroyed, always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus May be manifested in our bodies (2Cor 4:8-9). Every believer faced trying circumstances, it feels as if God is asking us to step out and ‘walk on water’. It’s in these moments Jesus says” Do not be afraid”. So, all we need to do is to trust Him, and keep walking without the fear of sinking. Let us hold on firmly to Jesus, who calms our storms and restores our peace.
On behalf of St. Dominic parish community, I wish you all, A Happy feast of our parish patron saint, St. Dominic. May St. Dominic intercede for us!
As we resume masses in the church , mindful of those who cannot make it due limited seating capacity, Mass will be still live-streamed every Sunday at 10 am in our Parish Website and YouTube page. You can also watch the mass later in the day. If you can, please consider dropping off your church donations in the mailbox, newly installed at Atwater Ave Church entrance door .
POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY :
(For protection from the Coronavirus)
O Mary, you shine continuously in our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick. At the foot of the cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to confirm ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us , through the cross, to the joy of the Ressurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test-and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Dear people of God .
At a time like this I feel uncomfortable to talk about giving. Our primary concern is health and well being of our parishioners. However, No doubt you are aware that our Parish relies on the support of our parish members for the upkeep of the church. Kindly support us with the donations (weekly offerings) thank you for your great help during this challenging time! God bless you!🙏
REST IN PEACE :
+ Marianna Marchewka
+ Geraldine Jeans
+ Enid Veda Caesar
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:
SANIYA & FRANCESCO
Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive.
Thanks for all your support and cooperation. I sincerely thank our YouTube mass Team. Sean for providing music and technical support,Larissa Freddy And Farrell Gonsalves for their assistance with the liturgy. Our Parish Council Members Lisa Hyginus and Branca Noronha may contact you at this difficult time just to make sure you are ok. We are here to serve you and will address any issues to the best of our ability! God bless!
We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering!
Sunday. 9.30 am mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa
Sunday. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.
Natalie Oplocki into our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!