DREAM COME TRUE
St. Dominic’s Parish Community started in 1955.
Ever since its inception of our Church has been on a journey of love and unwavering belief, that this church would one day, have a statue of our patron saint, to whom this church is dedicated to. This is a dream come true. Now, I would say by God’ grace and the goodwill and through the generosity of our parishioners, finally we are blessed with the Statue of St. Dominic. We were fortunate to celebrate this year August 8th and 11th the feast of St. Dominic, with solemnity and honour to our patron saint. This is indeed a historical moment for all of us.
St. Dominic was the founder of the Dominican Order. He was born in Castile, Spain in 1170. The irony is that St. Dominic’s Statue was carved in Spain and shipped to our parish in Mississauga. Our St. Dominic statue is 3 dimensional and is made from wood paste, and then covered in plaster, following the same handcraft process used since 1880 in Spain.
St. Dominic statue has crystal eyes, and is decorated with oil paint and his halo is made of gold leaf.
On this Auspicious Occasion I take this opportunity to remember and acknowledge the hard work of Dominican priests who broke ground and ministered this parish.
Later it was handed to the Archdiocese, and Diocesan priests took over. Thanks to all the former pastors, associate pastors and faithful those who have gone before us to their heavenly abode. Thanks also to our present congregation who are deeply involved in all the activities of the church and those and those too who have moved to other parishes, I salute you, you are remembered and prayed for.
With the arrival of St. Dominic Statue, may God’s blessings have come down upon us through the intercession of St. Dominic. Let’s move forward with positive thoughts and deeds. Let us build up our community. Let us grow in faith, unity and charity.
Dear Parishioners, Happy Feast on this auspicious occasion. This is your spiritual home, all are welcome.
Fr. Terry Dias
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION:
The Universal Church Will Celebrate with Great joy the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary this Thursday, August 15th. In our parish We will have Rosary at 6.30pm, Followed by Solemn Mass at 7pm, and ending with a coffee hour in the Parish hall. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Please bring some cookies.