It is so important for parents to ensure that their children receive a good education. An education that is academically strong and for us Catholics, one that is faith-based and loyal to the deposit of faith by Jesus Christ. Parents should not forget that the faith is learned primarily at the home by the day to day living out of love and learning and growing in faith. In this, though, it is often forgotten that all adults should continue to learn their faith through study of Church teaching and Sacred Scripture, and the prayerful application of it through meditation and contemplation.
There are more resources available to us these days than ever before. Many websites support this ongoing education by answering submitted questions, providing reading and audio materials, films, televison programmes, podcasts, blogs, radio shows and more. For some of these, click to our links page at the bottom right of this page.
It is imperative that families talk and learn about the faith together and not leave this education to the schools; otherwise we will have many adults walking around with only a very basic knowledge of their faith.
Below, you will find some information on recent programs that the parish is running, our library and cd display, and some links to resources for faith formation. Please avail yourself of these resources and grow more in your faith. We all can do that.
The Mystery of Divine Love
ST. DOMINIC PARISH of Oakville is pleased to offer a six-session mission designed to help interested individuals gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith. It can also help you prepare during Advent for the coming of Emmanuel – God with us. Each session will be approximately 60 minutes in length, followed by an optional question and answer session. The program is open to all adults and senior high school students. We ask that you register to help us plan for seating, however registration is not required.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way–in short, the period was so far like the present period that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” (from Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities)
If there was ever a time where we needed to know that God is with us, and to understand what it truly means to love, that time is now.Register
Evenings with His Excellency
Interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith? Join Bishop Lobsinger for “Evenings with His Excellency” on the second Friday of each month at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Canadian Martyrs Church, (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton). Each month we will methodically go through the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. There is no registration, no fee and no homework. Come ready to learn and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask about our Catholic Faith. The first “Evening with His Excellency” is Friday, September 10, 2021. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to watch live (link) or rewatch the previous sessions. (All COVID 19 protocols will be required, including masks while in the church and proper social distancing.)
Men’s Scripture Group
Currently, a men’s group meets for about 1.5 hours each week to study the upcoming readings, explore scripture and to come to understand how we might live out our faith.
Contact: Rod Rafauli – email@example.com
If you are interested in forming a women’s or coed group, please contact the parish office.
Hamilton Diocese Learns
The Diocese of Hamilton is pleased to have The University of Dayton: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) as a partner in adult faith formation. The VLCFF is a living adult faith community offering online learning opportunities to address the learning needs of adults in our Diocese. Whether taking courses for professional development in ministry or for personal nourishment, the VLCFF provides a breadth of opportunity for learning including full certificate programs, five-week online courses and three-week intensive online seminars. For more information check out the Hamilton Diocese learns web page or contact the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis at (905) 528-7988 x 2339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also check out our display of Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs in the narthex.