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 email@example.com
The next dates are:
December 05, 12
January 02, 16
February 06, 20
March 06, 20
April 10, 24
May 01, 15
Vacation Bible School
SDP Summer Bible Camp 2018 – July 9-13
Thank you to Siobhan and all the volunteers who made this year’s camp so full of excitement and fun for the little ones.
For info on other summer camps still available this summer, look to the column to the right. —>
International Taste Night
The Conquest & Challenge Junior Club raised over $2000 for the Mano Amiga School in Venezuela. The International Night was a great success. Everyone had a good time trying new delicious food, being entertained by Fr. Thomas’ and others’ singing, traditional Indian and Bollywood dancing and the trivia game. Thank you to everyone who brought food and drinks, helped set up and clean up. It was also special seeing the children dressed in their national dress. We came together as a community, shared God’s love and helped a great cause. Thank you!
We were team RED, representing St. Dominic! Thanks to everyone who came out to play and cheer us on. We came in 4th place this year and had a lot of fun.
- 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 :
- ECYD Leadership Experience — July 8-14 (For high school boys)
- 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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org