Celebrating special Children's Masses on Saturday evening, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th. Please bring your kids.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER



Reflection   from the desk of Fr. Terry

In today's Gospel we see a Scribe, the student of the law invites Jesus to become a part of the long-standing conversation about the greatest law of them all. Jesus replies in an interesting way, citing not one law, but two, love of God and Love of neighbor. By choosing these two laws, Jesus is saying that we can't have one without the other. We must love vertically - looking up to God with love because of who God is. We must love horizontally - looking around at the people who surround us and loving them because they are God's. And if you take a vertical line and a horizontal line, what do you have? The Cross! the emblem of the love of God for humanity a love that vertically connects heaven's and earth and horizontally connects all of us with each other. We love because God first loved us. We love all because Jesus loved all of us enough to die for us all.

CHILDREN'S MASSES:

This weekend its a regular Mass as usual. However instead of the usual Children's liturgy of the word, we will be celebrating special Children's Masses on Saturday evening, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th. Please bring your kids.


FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


Reflection from the desk of Fr. Terry

The Idea of the Shepherd is very, very long and deep in history of salvation. And so the idea of the shepherd leading the sheep, was a very responsible task and a very responsible job. Jesus said to the people" I am the good shepherd. I know mine and they know me. They hear my voice and they follow me."  Jesus, the good shepherd walks in great silence through your life, every morning, all day, day after day, month, year after year. But you have to listen and hear and open your heart to the wonder of the good shepherd's silence caring for you, worrying about you, guiding you through all kinds of situations and yet you know that he will never leave you, he will always be there and his joy his to be the center of the silence in our own living.

Please Pray…..

Please pray for all the children of our parish who are receiving their First Holy Communion and for our young people who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the Lord Jesus always watch over them and guide them.

Congratulations

We congratulate all the young children who received their First Holy Communion  this weekend. May Jesus bless you and your parents who journeyed with you encouraging and supporting you. Thanks to our Lay Pastoral Associate Beverly O'Grady in preparing you for this big day of your life.

Congratulations and Thank You

Our Lay Pastoral Associate Beverly O'Grady was honoured by the Archdiocese of Toronto on April 29th, for her 20 years of service at St. Dominic's Parish. We the St. Dominic's Parish community congratulate you and extend our sincere thanks for all that you do for St. Dominic's Parish. May God bless you.

First Eucharist Party

Those children who have celebrated their First Communion this past weekend, are invited to gather with their families on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the parish hall. 
This is an evening for families to enjoy their accomplishment and take time to celebrate together with friends and special refreshments.

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER 2019

Fr. Phil Jones Funeral Mass Schedule

Viewing: Wednesday May 1,  from 3 pm  to 9 pm at St. Dominic's Church

Funeral Mass: Thursday May 2, at 11 am. St. Dominic's Church.



Reflection from the desk of Fr. Terry

In our Gospel today, Jesus asked Peter three times: " Do you love me?" many would say that these three questions of Jesus are related to Peter's threefold denial of Jesus on the night of his arrest. They see Peter's affirmation of love. " Lord you know that I love you," as erasing his threefold denial of Jesus. In other words, it allows Peter to make amends for his past and to redeem himself. Yes, friends what is needed here is our "yes" to the love of Jesus and this must be our response to his love because we are loved people. He loves us. We can respond to His call by loving him too, that is by loving God living in our brothers and sisters.

Fr. Phil Jones

 Loving Tribute to Fr. Phil Jones
                
 FROM: ST. DOMINIC'S PARISH COMMUNITY
BIG THANK YOU

Once again I take this opportunity to thank all the parishioners of St. Dominic's, the volunteers, Coffee ministry, musicians, singers, Lectors, Ministers of Welcome, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar servers, Sacristans, Office Staff, Brother Knights, Youth ministry, Decorators for contributing directly or indirectly for your support and cooperation in giving a meaningful funeral to our beloved former Pastor Fr. Phil Jones. May God bless all of you.
                                                                                                        
 --- Fr. Terry.