From the Parish Office – Updated November 17

Readers

Readers/Lectors – The Lector workbooks for Year B are now available in the sacristy for pickup by all readers/Lectors.

Cold Lake Christmas Hamper Project

If you will be needing a Christmas Hamper this Christmas, please register at the Cold Lake Food Bank 5216 55A Street, Cold Lake. You can do this on any Wednesday in November from 10 am to 2:30 pm or on Friday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. Deadline to register for a hamper is November 30, 2017.

From now until the middle of December we will be collecting food for the Christmas Hampers. Help us to fill those boxes many times over. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Christmas Hamper Project please make your donation payable to the Cold Lake Food Bank. Please given generously so we can help feed those in need this Christmas.

Snow removal

We are still looking for volunteers to help with shoveling snow both at St. Dominic and Assumption. We are looking for about 4-5 more volunteers for each church rather than one or two people who would have to look after it all winter long. Your help is needed. You can call the parish office @ 780-639-3245.

Social Justice

Our Social Justice Committee invites you to assist at The Anglican Church’s monthly Community Supper Prep time is the third Friday between 6:30 and 8:00 pm. On Saturday it depends on what they are serving, but generally coffee has be put on around 3pm, so despite what is served 3pm is generally when help rolls in. Whatever time people can offer to volunteer, their time is most appreciated. You don’t need to feel that you have to stay from the beginning untl the end as people volunteer around their family & work schedules.

The next one will be held on November 17/18.

The Social Justice Committee has a copy of the documentary entitled “Euthanasia Deception” which is put out by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. It takes a look at Belgium’s experience 15 years after legalizing assisted suicide. Two viewings of the documentary were organized for the parish and both were well attended. The committee members feel it is most important that all be as well informed as possible on this issue which is now a fact of life in our Canadian society. To that purpose, the DVD is now available to anyone who wishes to view it privately or to organize a small group viewing. To borrow the DVD, please call Sr. Céline at 780 639-3282.

If you are interested in helping your brothers and sisters in Christ and have a few extra hours to spare, the Social Justice committee invites you to assist at one of the following:

The Cold Lake Food Bank – November 29

For further details, speak with a member of the Social Justice committee (Casey Penner, Tom Fletcher, Joan Nuttall, Sister Celine Déry, Ellis and Bea Greenly, Omer Dery, Linda Grant, or Ryan Sales).

Our next Food Bank Sunday will be held on October 28/29 weekend.

CWL

The Assumption CWL have a box in the entrance of Assumption church for Donations of Winter Clothing (Mitts. socks, scarves etc.)
Limited to school children sizes from Kindergarten to Gr. 6. This box will be there for the month of November and for the local needy.

Warm socks for Cold Souls has begun. We are collecting NEW socks, undergarments, hats, gloves, etc to help the less fortunate stay warm this winter. Hope Mission, one of the agencies we support is desperate for men’s NEW socks and undergarments. Please be generous. The collection box is located at the entrance of St. Dominic Church. For more information please call Betsy at 780-639-3586.

St. Dominic CWL have religious items to sell. You can contact Rita @ 780-639-2089 or stop by the parish office during office hours to take a look. We also have a library with books and videos for you to sign out and enjoy.

Mass Intentions

Mass envelopes are available on the table in the entrance. If you would like a Mass said please fill out the front part of the envelope. Each Mass is $10.00. If you require a Mass card please pick it up from the parish office.

Youth Coordinator

St. Dominic Parish is Seeking a Youth Coordinator for Children and Youth.

The successful candidate needs to be a practicing Catholic and a role model with a strong Catholic faith, have a deep knowledge and conviction of the Catholic Church teachings, the ability to organize events and the ability to effectively and appropriately relate to people of various age groups!
You must be someone who loves working with the youth and want to bring them closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
If you are this person, please contact the parish office to set up an appointment with Fr. Nong. You can do so by calling the parish office @ 780-639-3245 or [email protected]

Sacramental Preparation-RCIA

Do you need to sign up for sacramental preparation or RCIA/RCIT? Click here for sacramental preparation. Click here for RCIA.

Prayers of the Faithful

Let us remember to pray for the those who are sick, for those who are dying and for those who have passed away in our families and faith community.

If you would like to add your name to Prayers of the Faithful please contact the parish office. The names of the sick will be added for a period of two weeks at a time. Unfortunately, we are not being told when someone has recovered or when someone has passed away. If you are adding someone else’s name please be advised to get their permission.

Keys

If you have a key to St. Dominic and Assumption please remember to sign in and sign out. This is part of the responsibilities of signing out a key. If you are arriving at Assumption during office hours and coming through the side door, there is no need to sign in or out.

Borrowed materials

If you have borrowed DVD’s, VHS tapes or books from the St. Dominic Church Library and have had them for more that 2 weeks, please return them so others may also enjoy them.

Church Envelopes

If you are a St. Dominic or Assumption envelope user, please do not cross off the church and write the other church you are attending that particular Sunday. Please use a plain white envelope and write your name and address on the front of it. If you wish you can have envelopes for both churches and to do that please see someone in the sacristy following Mass.

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  1. Thank you all for your prayers for my Uncle David Schille that passed on August 29th 2015… not…. August 18th 2015. God Bless!

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