Annual Pancake Supper
Tuesday February 21, 2023
5:15 to 7:30 pm
On Tuesday, February 21st, Saint Dominic Parish is having our Annual Pancake Supper in the Parish Centre from 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $5.00/person and will be on sale after Masses on February 11/12th and February 18/19th.
Ash Wednesday Mass
February 22, 2023
8:30 am & 7:00 pm
To begin Lent, come and celebrate Ash Wednesday with us. There will be two Masses, 8:30 am and 7:00 pm. Have a fruitful and blessed Lenten season.
CWL’s Lenten Food Drive Initiative
5 Weekends from
Feb. 25 to Mar 26
Our Lenten almsgiving initiative has begun and will take place over 5 weekends, from February 25-26 to March 25-26.
Each weekend will focus on a different need, based on specific items requested by the Food Bank. The following is a guide to “What’s on the Menu”. We humbly request that each family consider bringing one item from the list each weekend and we will deliver your contributions to the Fare Share Food Bank Oakville throughout Lent.
Feb 25/26 – Breakfast: cereal, oatmeal, jam (not homemade), tea, coffee, sugar, etc.
Mar 4/5 – Lunch: chunky soup, canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, crackers, etc.
Mar 11/12 – Suppertime: canned salmon, tuna, chicken, other meats, canned beans, etc.
Mar 18/19 – Desserts: canned fruit, cookies, fruit cups, dried fruit strips, etc.
Mar 25/26 – Good Morning/ Good Night: toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc.
Your donation of these much-needed items will be greatly appreciated by those who rely on Fare Share Food Bank to get them through these difficult times. Thank you for joining your CWL in this Lenten initiative.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7:00 pm (Feb. 24 to Mar. 31)
The Stations of the Cross, Way of the Cross or Via Dolorosa is a popular Lenten devotion. On Fridays in Lent, we gather as a parish to pray and call to mind Christ’s passion, the journey Jesus took from His condemnation to His death on the cross.
According to tradition, our Blessed Mother would retrace the steps her son took on the way to Calvary, pondering all of it in her heart. For many centuries, pilgrims in Jerusalem have followed in these footsteps of Jesus and stopped along the way to remember the significant events that happened. Our church has an especially beautiful set of stations pictured in stained glass.
Booklets are provided to follow along. Please come and join us in drawing closer to the Lord this Lent through this wonderful devotion.
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Watch Party & Discussion
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
(Feb. 02, 09, 16, 23,
Mar. 02, 09, 23, 30)
Beginning February 2nd, St. Dominic Parish will be offering a study centered around the new series hit, The Chosen. The series allows us to see Christ through the eyes of those who knew him. The Chosen takes the stories of the Gospels and at the same time tells us a story that is in between the lines of scripture.
Participants are welcome to join us in the Parish Hall from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a screening of an episode, followed by group discussions and activities led by our pastoral minister, Michael Aguiar; materials will be provided. We will be focusing on the first season of the series, spread through eight sessions.
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm (Feb. 25 to Apr. 01)
Wednesday March 22 at 6:30 pm
Our parish Lenten Penance celebration will be held on Wednesday March 22nd from 6:30 pm. There will be 2 or 3 priests available to hear confessions. Father will also be hearing confessions as usual on Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm, or by appointment.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession restores our relationship with God by the forgiveness of our sins. When we go to confession with contrition for our sins and a desire to amend our life, God forgives us through the priest.
Before confessing our sins, we go through an Examination of Conscience to make sure we include all our sins. See below for a sample examination:
Best Lent Ever – Dynamic Catholic’s series of daily reflections. Receive daily emails containing short, inspiring reflections to help you draw closer to God and improve yourself for 40 days. There are two different programs to choose from.
Holy is His Name Study – St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology & Scott Hahn’s free 12-part Lenten scripture study starting Ash Wednesday. Two videos will be released each week. No purchase necessary.
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Consider these activities to help further your Lenten observance:
- Read Holy Scripture
- Pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
- Go to confession
- Meet with others and talk about Christ
- Invite a friend to Mass
- Resolve to deepen your prayer life
- Do acts of charity
- Give up luxuries to practice self-control and donate the money you save
- Sign up for daily Lenten reflections
- Live out Holy Week as if it’s occurring in the present