Conquest & Challenge Junior Program

Conquest & Challenge are Catholic Youth Ministry Programs for boys and girls from grades 2 to grade 6 designed to instill virtue, develop character, and encourage spiritual growth all in an atmosphere of fun and adventure. The program focuses on saints and heroes with Jesus as their brother and friend. The children are motivated to acquire basic elements of friendship such as trust, loyalty, and sincerity and to see obedience as a good thing, especially out of love for Jesus. The children learn about virtue through stories of the saints, videos and dynamic virtue activities. Also included are sports, crafts and snacks.

The high school program (8th to 12th grade) is for teen volunteers who facilitate the group. It helps teens to reach their leadership potential and equip them face to face and overcome the challenges of the world while making a positive difference. It helps our youth to grow in Catholic spiritual formation and a ‘call to serve’ that is apostolically driven. Volunteer hours are granted for high school.

The children don’t just talk about their faith, they live it! The program helps children to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and what God may be calling them to do in their state in life. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Dominic’s School; starting on September 29, running until June 2021. Children from all parishes are welcome.

Contact:   Email Michael or Ale at: oakvillejuniorclub@gmail.com

Michael Aguiar  (905) 827-2373 ext. 303   |   Ale Briones   (905) 580-0737

Please print and complete all appropriate forms to register your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year. Forms can be submitted at the arrival of the first meeting or at the Parish Office. 

Teen Leader Orientation

Sunday School

While we can’t host our regular children’s liturgy there is a different way to help your children learn about this Sunday’s readings and Gospel passage. We will post a weekly Sunday School video and booklet of activities. (You must be signed in to Google to access the video)

November 29, 2020 – Sunday School – Advent: Preparing for Christmas:

Vacation Bible School

Saint Dominic offers VBS each summer for a week in July. Stay tuned for 2021`s VBS camp…

Youth Mass

Starting January 2021 the 5:00 p.m. Mass on the last Saturday of each month will be a Youth Mass. Our youth from the Conquest & Challenge Clubs will be involved in as many aspects of the Mass as possible as lectors, altar servers, ushers and choir. All are welcome! Please join us to worship the One True God with our greatest prayer, the Mass.

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Parish Events

  • December 4 – Teen Leader Orientation – 6:30pm
  • December 8 – Conquest & Challenge Meeting (Visit from Sisters Poor of Jesus Christ) – 6:30 pm
  • December 15 – Conquest & Challenge Christmas Gathering
  • January 2021 – Youth Mass Resumes (Last Saturday of the Month)

Children can serve Saint Dominic Parish as Conquest and Challenge leaders (see above), altar servers, lectors, ushers, Youth Choir members and helpers at social events.

Youth Ministers of the Altar serve the parish by assisting the Pastor at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Masses, weddings and other special liturgies as required. They take part in the opening and closing processions, assist the Presider by holding his book of prayers during certain parts of the liturgy, and assist in preparing for the celebration of the Eucharist. They also assist during the Christmas and Holy Week liturgies for children and Confirmations.

Training is provided and is generally conducted as part of either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass, with positive critique usually following. Direct contact is made with volunteers’ families for support, cooperation and scheduling. Upon successful completion of training, altar servers’ contact information is provided to the Parish Office for scheduling purposes. Altar servers have access to the Ministry Scheduler to define their availability and to request swap dates with others.

Contact:   – – Not currently running – –

Ministers of the Word (lectors) serve the parish by proclaiming the Word of God from the lectionary. Prior to Mass, they prepare and prayerfully contemplate the scheduled readings. Youth lectors serve at the 9:00 a.m. and other special youth-oriented celebrations. Adult lectors are needed at all weekday and weekend Masses.

All lectors receive a workbook to help in their preparation, as well as training. Lectors read 1 to 4 times per month or when scheduled and have access to the Ministry Scheduler to define availability and request swap dates with others.

Contact:   The Parish Office

Ushers warmly greet parishioners and visitors arriving at Mass. We answer questions and help those who need to find a seat. We help organize the collection and distribute the bulletin after Mass. This is an essential ministry that creates a loving and welcoming community family. It’s a great way to meet people too! Ushers are scheduled 1 to 3 times per month and have access to the Ministry Scheduler to define their availability and request swap dates with others. If you would like to join the team, you are most welcome. We welcome recruits of all ages.

Contact:   Judi Kingry   sacristan@saintdominic.ca

The Youth Choir contributes to the Lord’s Day, Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m. from September to Pentecost and also on special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Good Friday Children’s service and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals take place each Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. in the church and on Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., prior to Mass in PC-4. Children from Grade 2 and up may participate in the choir. No auditions necessary but a willingness to serve the Lord in song and a commitment to regular attendance. Adult volunteers are welcome to assist with the choir. Vulnerable sector screening is required.

Contact:   Dylan D’Costa   dylandcosta2010@gmail.com

Youth can earn service hours and socialize within the parish by assisting with Parish Social Events such as the Pancake Supper, the Pasta Dinner, and the Parish Picnic.

Contact:   Rod Rafauli   rod.rafauli@cogeco.ca   or   Aija Noga   aija.noga@gmail.com