Conquest & Challenge Junior Program (Saint Dominic Parish Youth Club)

The Conquest & Challenge Junior Program is for boys and girls in Grades 2 through 5. High school students lead the program, which is meant to help children grow in knowledge of their Catholic faith, in friendship with Christ, and to make a difference and positive impact on their families, friends and the world around them. Parents are encouraged to attend. High school students can earn volunteer hours for time served.

We have launched! Meetings are held every second Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Dominic’s School.
Contact:   Vimla Martinez de Hoz   oakvillejuniorclub@gmail.com

Facebook: Oakville Conquest and Challenge Junior Club

The next dates are:

2017

December 05, 12

2018

January 02, 16

February 06, 20

March 06, 20

April 10, 24

May 01, 15

June 05

Vacation Bible School

SDP Summer Bible Camp 2018

This year our campers find themselves SHIPWRECKED on Dominoak Island. Join us for a 5-day adventure of Bible Discovery, Imagination Station crafts, Ship Rec Games, Tropical Treats & of course loads of music and dance as we explore the theme:

Through all of life’s storms… Jesus rescues us!

  • July 9 – 13;  9:00-11:30 a.m.; $25 per child
  • Tide Pool Campers (JK-Gr. 3); Rescue Reef Campers (Gr. 4 – Gr. 6)

To register or volunteer email Siobhan at sdpbiblecamp@gmail.com

Other Events

Our Parish

  • International Taste Night – May 26, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

The Conquest & Challenge Junior Club would like to reach out to the Mano Amiga School in Venezuela as a ‘kids helping kids’ outreach program. The children in these schools not only lack supplies but also struggle to have decent meals. The International Taste Night event is a way to bring our community together to learn about other cultures, taste delicious foods as well as raise money for the Mano Amiga School in Venezuela.

Interested in donating food/dessert from your country of origin? Signup sheets are located at the narthex. Deadline to sign up is April 28.

Purchase your tickets in advance. $10 per adult (includes 5 tapas-size servings of food/dessert and a drink) and $5 per child (includes 2 tapas-size servings of food and a drink). Additional tickets available on site.

This event will be a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year and a great opportunity to contribute to a good cause. Please join us on May 26 at 6 p.m. in the parish auditorium. Children are encouraged to wear their national dress. It will be a delightful evening.

  • Bishop’s Bowl! – We were team RED, representing St. Dominic! Thanks to everyone who came out on April 22 to play and cheer us on. We came in 4th place this year and had a lot of fun.

Hamilton Diocese

  • Youth Rally — May 26, 2018 (Grow in faith, live music, interactive workshops, Mass, BBQ & campfire under the stars) For grades 7-12.
  • Camp Brebeuf (Summer day camps, overnight camps, Leadership camps, employment opportunities)
  • Camp Marydale (Summer camps, March Break camp, P.A. Day programs) Our mission is to break down barriers, fully integrating all children despite their financial situation, religious or ethnic background, or ability.
  • ECYD Summer Camps :
  1. ECYD Leadership Experience  — July 8-14 (For high school boys)
  2. ECYD Sports and Virtue Day Camp — July 16-20 (For boys and girls grades 4-8; high school teens welcome to apply as volunteer counselors)
  3. Camp Christ the King — July 29-August 5 (For boys grades 5-8)

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. Sunay 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:   Joseph Kingry   (416) 371-6742   jkingry@gmail.com

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:   Tom Kingry   (905) 827-2261   tomkingry@gmail.com

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   (416) 452-3512   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   (905) 691-4700   rod.rafauli@cogeco.ca   or   Aija Noga   (905) 847-8380   aija.noga@gmail.com