From the Parish Office – Updated December 29

Christmas Emergency Contact

If an emergency occurs from Dec. 25-Jan 2 please contact Mary Anne Penner @ 780-594-6428.

Office hours

Parish office will be open Dec. 18 -21 and it will be closed from 3 pm on December 21, 2017 thru to January 2. Office will reopen on January 3, 2018.

Funeral

We recommend to your prayers +Cody Sanregret who passed away on December 17, 2017. His funeral will be held on December 30, 2017 @ 11 am in St. Dominic Church. You are asked to be seated by 10:45 am if you will be attending. We offer our prayers and condolences to Frank and Karen Sanregret, Cody’s grandparents, along with his family and his friends. May Cody be at peace with Jesus!

Faith Formation

On Tuesday, January 16th, the Faith Enrichment group will begin a series of lectures on the Sacraments. The DVDs, entitled “The Bible and the Sacraments”, are published by the “St. Paul
Center for Biblical Theology”. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Sessions are from 9:00 to 11:00 am. For information call 780 639 3282.
A very special thank you to St. Dominic Parish for the purchase of this program.

Poinsettias

Thank you so much! Our churches look beautiful! Thank you to everyone who donated poinsettias and other Christmas flowers. They will enhance our sanctuaries during the Christmas Season.
Thank you to the elves who decorated the inside of Assumption and St. Dominic. Thank you to everyone who put up the mangers including the setting up the lights outside. Thank you for making our churches look amazing for Christmas! Blessings upons Blessings to you!!!

Confirmations

Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2017

Blake Anderson
Cassandra Brockhoff
Benjamin Brooks
Kylea Bul
MaKayla Coombs
Noan Coombs
Nicolas Côtè
Felix Fernandes
Owen Francis
Tessa Francis
Grail Guitobon
Nyla Guitobon
James Horton
Alex Labrecque
Allyson Labrecque
Chloè Labrecque
Sawyer Lendvay
James McNeil
DJ Sean Lunzaga
Amelia Muise
Riley Papalia
Candace Raglan
Cash Seguin
Kale Seguin
Evan Seitz
Jole Shideler
Evelyn Taylor

Our Candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation on December 14, 2017 in St. Dominic Church in the presence of Bishop Paul Terrio. We congratulate them and welcome them back for the preparaton for First Communion in April, 2018 and receiving of their First Eucharist in June, 2018.

Angel’s Liturgy

We are looking for volunteers to lead and help with Angel’s Liturgy for Assumption and St. Dominic. You would be required to provide us with a Criminal Record Check along with two references and a short workshop. Volunteers are needed for this ministry. If you are interested or for more information, please contact the parish office.

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 January 19/20.

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 – January 10

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

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.

3 Comments

  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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