Open air Thanksgiving Mass October 6, 2019, a week before thanksgiving weekend, we are planning St. Dominic’s parish community Thanksgiving Mass. More information will be updated in the course of time.

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




                                   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
(Pastor)


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.

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




Reflection from the desk of the Pastor

The parable in today’s Gospel focuses on the unpredictable return of Jesus and our need to be prepared for his return. He is saying to us, “Ready or not, here I am.” Normally when we think of being ready, we usually think of being prepared for the worst could happen: locks on the door in the case of thieves, life jackets in the event of a boat, plane accident.
The returning of Jesus is a certainty. We can never know precisely when He will return or when we will die, but his return is certain. We must constantly watch being always faithful and ready so that we may be found worthy to share in the heavenly banquet He has prepared for us. So that question of the parable is not whether or not Christ is coming again or when he is coming, or even how he is coming. The point is about being prepared for his coming and ready to receive Him whenever He comes, now or later.

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME



Email Scam Targets Parishioners
 Archdiocese of Toronto webite


In recent days, parishioners from a number of Archdiocese of Toronto churches have been targets of an email scam, similar to one orchestrated a year ago.

The scammer is creating Gmail accounts and using them to impersonate parish priests. Typically, the scammer emails parishioners posing as a priest and requesting gift cards.

Please be cautious when checking your email. Verify email requests for money or gift cards by phoning the parish at a known phone number (not a phone number listed in the email).

If you receive a suspected scam email from someone claiming to be one of our priests, please bring it to the attention of your pastor and ask him to forward the message to the Archdiocese of Toronto’s Help Desk.