Twenty - Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Halloween Party - The Knights of Columbus are hosting a parish family Halloween Party on Saturday October 28 after the 5 PM Mass. Tickets are available after masses on the weekend and from the office during the week. There will be food, drinks and games and a best costume prize.
Feasts of All Saints and All Souls – Please note: Wednesday November 1st Mass at 9:15 am and 7:30 pm. Thursday November 2nd – Mass at 7:30 pm
Confirmation – Grade 7 students - Confirmation registration for all grade 7 students will be in January 2018. The registration date and meeting dates will be published here next week so that you can make arrangement for the celebration of the Sacrament with your families.
Resettlement Christmas Bazaar - Please note that our resettlement Christmas bazaar is Saturday Nov. 4th from 9 - 2:30. There will be a variety of vendors, breakfast, lunch and bake sale and silent auction. Please come out and support our resettlement committee as we prepare to sponsor another refugee family in Mississauga. Hope to see you there.
St. Dominic Youth Group - As I announced last weekend, I am trying to form a new youth group in the parish from grades 6 - 12. Our first meeting night is Friday November 10 in the parish hall. Any students interested in belonging to our new group are invited to attend this fun evening with food, drinks and karaoke. Bring your parents to our opening night to meet our leaders and learn about some of the activities we wish to pursue for the group. The future of St. Dominic parish really rests upon the shoulders of our young people and their involvement in the parish. I really hope that this new project will benefit everyone in our parish community.
ORAT - OFFICE OF REFUGEES AT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO - Many thanks to Dr. Martin Mark for speaking with us today about the refugee programs in the Archdiocese and our resettlement committee work here at St. Dominic. Please remember that our RESETTLEMENT CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IS IN SUPPORT OF THIS COMMITTEE.

I wish you all a good week!

Fr. Phil    

Twenty - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time



I hope you all had a happy and restful thanksgiving long weekend. Once again, many thanks to Grace Manicone for the beautiful thanksgiving display in the sanctuary. Our thanksgiving dinner, in conjunction with The Compass Food Bank, was very successful last Sunday. I would like to thank all those who donated money, food and their time to make that happen. It was very rewarding for all our volunteers and by all accounts, our guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner too. We also had many children and young people helping throughout the day and they all did a fantastic job, not only serving and helping, but socializing with our guests and making them feel at home. I was very impressed with our young people and their willingness to greet and serve our guests. Perhaps this could be an annual event? I hope so.

On behalf of our St. Vincent de Paul Society, I would like to thank St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Paul Catholic Secondary School for their donations of food for distribution by the St. Vincent de Paul Society in our parish. Our food storage room is full to the brim! Thank-you!

Please remember the Halloween party sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on October 28th after the 5 pm Mass. All our families are welcome to attend. Tickets are on sale this weekend after all Masses and from the office during the week.

Feasts of All Saints and All Souls – Please note: Wednesday November 1st Mass at 9:15 am and 7:30 pm. Thursday November 2nd – Mass at 7:30 pm

CONFIRMATION – Confirmation registration for all grade 7 students will be in January 2018. As soon as the date is determined, I will publish it here.

I wish you all a good week!

Fr. Phil 

Twenty - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time



Our Annual Harvest Bazaar was a tremendous success last weekend. A lot of hard work went into making it a fun day too. Thank-you to all of our bakers, helpers and those who prepared and barbequed breakfast and lunch. A bazaar of this magnitude cannot happen without your help and I appreciate everything you did in support of the parish. Many young people came to help from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School and I was happy to see all of them pitching in to help the parish. My parish ‘Dream Team’ and their husbands worked behind the scenes for over 2 months, organizing, cooking, baking and shopping for the day and I am indebted to them for their hard work. The children enjoyed the kids’ corner and I would like to thank all the teachers, ladies and moms who made it fun for them. Thanks to the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, our seniors group and resettlement, who supplied all the goodies and served in the tea room. The farmers market and the artisan home-made bread counter were both new this year and I would like to thank all those who baked, donated and sold the goods at these tables. Members of the Knights of Columbus also helped setting up the hall and serving lunch.  Last and certainly not least, many thanks to all of you who came to support the bazaar. Without your presence on the day, our event would not be a success. So I thank all of you who came, had breakfast and lunch, purchased our items and had a great time in the process. Your support is very much appreciated and realized $5104.00 for St. Dominic Church. Many thanks to all!

A Thanksgiving Prayer


For forests tall and oceans deep, for canyons wide and mountains steep
For sunset skies of pink and gold, for every sunrise we behold

For Winter's snow and springtime's thaw, for Summer's warmth and Autumn's awe
For roofs that keep the rain away, for walls that hold it all at bay

For work that puts food on the table, for health and rest to keep us able
For friends and family around us, for years to come, may they surround us

For soldiers fighting for our peace, for days to come when wars may cease
For hope, so burdens won't enslave us, for thy forgiveness which will save us

For feast, and those with whom we share it. for loving hands that did prepare it
For all that makes this life worth living, we take this time on this Thanksgiving

To bow our heads and bend a knee, and pause to look around and see
For all that was, is, and shall be, we have none to thank, Oh Lord, but thee.
By Eddie Mallonen

Many thanks to Grace Manicone for the beautiful thanksgiving display on the altar this weekend.

I would like to wish all of you, your families and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend.

Fr. Phil