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 Christ
God’s act of creating the world and His plan for our salvation goes beyond what we humans could ever imagine. It is a mystery loaded with good and bad. Within this mystery we find disobedience, sin, hatred, despair, suffering, pain, betrayal and murder. At the same time, this same mystery abounds with sacrificial love and is packed with courage and fidelity, and interspersed with puzzles and miracles. Take for instance, the broad intercessory power of one mysterious and virtuous woman – a virgin, yet a mother.
The mystery of Christ is virtually laden with hope, anchored by faith and spurred on by love. Most importantly, however, this same mystery promises a resurrection to a life of eternal happiness – will all be saved?!! And we are an integral part of this mystery as designated participants in God’s plan for our salvation, unfolding until the end of time.
This then, is: The Mystery of Jesus Christ, God Incarnate.
Saint Dominic Parish is pleased to offer a program of biweekly presentations designed to help individuals gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Faith.
Each Presentation is 90 minutes in length. The material will be presented by two individuals well versed in Catholic Scripture and Catholic theology, one a candidate for ordination to the Deaconate, the other, a candidate for a doctorate in Catholic theology. The program is open to all adults and senior high school students.
Scripture tells us that God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:4). Come and find out where you belong in God’s mysterious plan of salvation.
Location: Saint Dominic Parish Hall
Time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings after the 7 p.m. Mass on the dates below…
Sept 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3, 17, Jan 7, 21, Feb 4, 18, Mar 3, 17, 31
For more information, please click here.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in forming a women’s or coed group, please contact the parish office.
Also check out our display of Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs in the narthex.