19th  Sunday In Ordinary Time August 9, 2020

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.

 HAPPY FEAST OF ST. DOMINIC

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!

 SUNDAY MASS:

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.

 YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:

      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

+Emil Lill

+ Enid Veda Caesar

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

 PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

ROY

CRIS OSBORNE

MARIANA WEGLINSKY

FRANCA METCALFE

JESSY FERNANDES

TERESA

JULIANA

SANIYA & FRANCESCO

NANCY

CHRISTA FEUERSTAKE

ANNA

 

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive.

 

THANK YOU!

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!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering!

 CLEANING TEAM SCHEDULE

 Saturday.5 pm mass- Larissa & Family .

Sunday. 9.30 am mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa

Sunday. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

 USHERING TEAM

 Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke

 BAPTISM

 We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized child

Natalie Oplocki into our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!

Feast of St. Dominic August 8, 2020
August 8th is  the Feast of St. Dominic to whom our church is dedicated to. Hence this weekend we celebrate the feast and honour our parish patron saint St. Dominic. St. Dominic intercede for us !

Prayer of St. Dominic

May God the Father, who made us, bless us. May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst.

May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us.

May God give us eyes to see to God, ears to hear God, and hands to bring God’s work into the world.

May we walk with God and preach the word of God to all.

May the angel of peace watch over us and lead us at last by God's grace to the eternal Kingdom.

18th  Sunday In Ordinary Time August 2, 2020


There is a special term that we use to describe God taking care of our needs and that is God’s Providence or sometimes referred to as Divine Providence. And while it must be a bit difficult to describe, we are all living proof that it has been at work in our lives for all of our lives. Ordinarily it happens in an ordinary manner. Sometimes it happens in an extraordinary manner. Yes, God is taking care of things, and it is important for me and for you to remember that. The World is not going to fall apart if you or I go out of existence. This is especially an area where it is especially important for us to put our faith into action, to practice what we believe. We can say that it is our faith in God that makes it possible for us to believe that God has concern and care for us, that Godis a provident God. This in turn should make us want to love God. After all, as  St. Paul says, what do you have that you have not received? The only correct and honest answer is “nothing”. For it all has ultimately come from God. St. Paul had many opportunities to prove his love for Christ during very difficult circumstances. And he succeeded by remaining faithful. Our main opportunities are possibly not too difficult to except for the day in and day out routine-ness of our service. And that can be a great thing. Being faithful in our love and service of Christ over the years is a great thing. And there are many saints who became saints just by doing that. Think of the Little Flower, St. Bernadette, St. Kateri, and St. Aloysius. They were not known for any great accomplishments. They just did their ordinary everyday things extraordinarily well. That is within the grasp of each of us. That is the way we have of proving that we love God. If we can live convinced that God is taking care of us, and He really is, we should feel as secure as a baby in mother’s arms. Then all we have to do are those things that God puts in front of us to do. And when it is all over, we will have heaven awaiting us. !

 SUNDAY MASS:

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 .

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

August 7 th being the First Friday of the month, there will be a holy hour at 6.15 pm, followed by mass at 7.15 pm . You are welcome to join us and receive the blessings from the Eucharistic Lord.

 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.

 YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT:

      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

+Emil Lill

+ Enid Veda Caesar

 PRAYERS FOR THE SICK:

 PAUL CANTLON

SHWETHA

ANGELO GULLA

DOMENIC SANTAGUIDA

ROY

CRIS OSBORNE

MARIANA WEGLINKY

FRANCA METCALFE

JESSY FERNANDES

TERESA

JULIANA

 OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am —12 noon. 1pm — 4.30pm .Please call the parish office before you arrive.

 THANK YOU!

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We Need more volunteers please consider to join our Team of Cleaning and Ushering!

 CLEANING TEAM SCHEDULE

 Saturday.5 pm mass- Larissa & Family .

Sunday. 9.30 am mass:-Val, Branca &Lisa

Sunday. 11.30am mass- Erica, Amy, Rose.

 USHERING TEAM

 Gary, Sergio, Paul , Edmund. Luke

 BAPTISM

 We congratulate and welcome our newly baptized children

Charlotte Dubek- Gianniotis, Leo Scicluna and Clara Bruni into our parish Community! Let’s rejoice in the Lord and give praises to him!