Christmas Eve: 6.30 pm Nativity by the children before Mass
Christmas Midnight Mass with Carols at 11.00 pm
Christmas Day: 10.30 am & 6.30 pm
The time has come when we begin the Pastoral Planning Process to establish St. Dominic’s 2018 Parish Pastoral Plan. I am therefore inviting all members of Ministry and those parishioners who would like to become involved in Parish Ministry life to attend a Mini-Assembly on Thursday 9th November, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
I ask that you, as Parish, make this Mini-Assembly a part of your daily prayers as we seek to hear God’s voice and to determine the future of our Parish in the building up of the community that we serve.
Ministry Leaders and PPC
In preparation for the Mini-Assembly, a meeting is hereby called for all Ministry Leaders and Parish Pastoral Council Members on Thursday 2nd November, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Divine Mercy Devotion
Vigil: Sat 6.30 pm
Sunday: 7.00 am, 10.30 am, 6.30 pm
Monday – Friday: 6.30 am
Saturday & Holidays: 7 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
First Saturday after 7am Mass until 5.30pm
Confessions: by appointment.
Baptisms: Third Sunday after 10.30 am Mass
OFFICE HOURS AND APPOINTMENTS
Non-Catholics Receive Communion?
Who can receive communion?
Confession is not a difficult matter, but it does require some preparation. As with all things, we should begin with prayer, placing ourselves in the presence of God. Then we should try to review our lives since our last confession, searching out our thoughts, words, and actions that did not conform to God’s love, to His law, or to the laws of the Church. Reviewing our life this way is called an "examination of conscience," and it is a good practice for every day of our lives.
RESOURCES DIOCESE OF BOSTON
RESOURCES FREE REPUBLIC
Matthew 25, verses 35-36:
“For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me into your house. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to see me”.
Contact for more information
Telephone: (246) 260-1987
We need on-going help if we are to sustain our meal distribution programme (100 cooked meals for the needy every Wednesday). We are looking for parishioners and friends who can commit to supplying some items once per month. Please give us a call, 260-1987 for information
Non-perishable food items and toiletries for families in need are collected every LAST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH. A hamper bin is available for this purpose.
Juice or Drink Mix / Teabags, Milo / Corn Beef, Luncheon Meat, Vienna Sausages, Tuna, Sardines, Tinned Fish / Cooking Oil, Salt / Sugar (2 lb bag) / Spices e.g. Blackpepper, Seasoning/stock cubes, e.g. Maggie
Tomato Ketchup / Evaporated Milk, Condensed Milk / Cereal (e.g. Corn Flakes), Oats / Peas – dried or tinned / Tinned Vegetables, Mixed Vegetables, Sweet Corn / Rice (2 lb bag), Flour (2 lb bag) / Pasta, Spaghetti, Noodles, Ramin / Corn Meal / Crackers (e.g. Sodabix), Snacks for children (e.g. biscuits) / Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Bar soap / Lotion/Moisturizer / Roll-on deodorant, Powder / Sanitary Napkins / Toilet Paper / Dishwashing liquid, Sponges, Wipes / Laundry Detergent / Insecticide (e.g. Bop)
Multivitamins (children) / Bleach, Disinfectant / Hydrogen Peroxide, Personal Hygiene Antiseptic (e.g. Dettol, Savlon) / Mentholated Lotion (e.g. Alcolado) / Pain Relief (e.g. Panadol) / Petroleum Jelly
The Care Ministry is collaborating with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) to provide a healthy, hearty breakfast to pupils of Christ Church Girls Primary School and Milton Lynch Boys Primary School before the start of school. Corporate sponsorship is welcomed. Call 260-1987 for information.
EMPLOYERS with full-time, part-time or contract job vacancies are invited to contact the Care Ministry for job applicants. Call 260-1987 for information.
PROGRAMMES & SERVICES
to provide remedial tutoring for primary school students, Mondays -4:00-5:00 p.m.
to provide remedial tutoring in English for secondary school students, Wednesdays-3:00-4:00 p.m.
to provide remedial tutoring in Mathematics for secondary school students, Saturdays-10:00-11:00 a.m.
LEARN TO READ - To teach reading skills to CHILDREN and ADULTS. Saturdays 9:00-11:00 a.m.
LIFE COUNSELLING - To help people manage their difficulties and transform, personal problems into their own personal growth. For individuals, couples & families.
LEGAL CLINIC - To provide legal information and summary legal advice to low income people on matters such as housing problems, tenant rights, property/land matters, etc.
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT - To provide the unemployed with the tools to help to maximize their "employability" status.
LIFE COUNSELLING, LEGAL CLINIC AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT services are provided BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CALL 260-1987
SOUP KITCHEN – To provide a nutritious cooked meal once per week to those in need. Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All activities at Pastoral Centre, St. Dominic's RC Church, Maxwell, Christ Church
DIOCESE OF BRIDGETOWN
1. Be it resolved that the Bible be reaffirmed as the foundation and as an animating force of the faith of every Catholic, every family, every parish, every Ministry and every Catholic institution to facilitate the encounter with The Living Word, Jesus Christ.
2. Be it resolved that the diocese at all levels promote the use of the Bible as the inspiration of all pastoral work by implementing Biblical Animation of all Pastoral Life (ABP). [*Footnote to be added explaining Biblical Animation of all Pastoral Life]
3. Be it resolved that the diocese, at all levels, promote Lectio Divina as a way of prayer for all Catholics.
4. Be it resolved that the diocese promote biblical studies and offer opportunities for it.
5. Be it resolved that the diocese collaborate with the AEC Bishops, other Christians and the Bible Society of the Eastern Caribbean in promoting the Word of God.
6. Be it resolved that the Bible be the foundation of all catechetical and pastoral programmes.
1. Be it resolved that the Holy Eucharist be promoted as the source and summit of the life of every Catholic, every family and every Catholic institution.
2. Be it resolved that devotion to the Holy Eucharist be encouraged and nurtured in the life of every Catholic, every family, every parish and every Catholic institution.
3. Be it resolved that each parish make ministry to children an integral part of the Sunday Liturgy.
4. Be it resolved that Christian initiation programmes for all age groups be evaluated, standardized and publicised across the diocese.
5. Be it resolved that the sacrament of reconciliation be promoted and made available as a crucial encounter with Christ in all parishes.
1. Be it resolved that stewardship be integrated as a hallmark of service in every parish, ministry and Catholic institution and be actively promoted as a way of life for every Catholic.
2. Be it resolved that Catholic Social Teaching be promoted and embedded in the life of every Catholic, every family, every parish and every Catholic institution.
3. Be it resolved that the diocese actively promote authentic integral human development, as defined by Pope Paul VI, amongst its members and for the people of Barbados in the service of the most vulnerable.
4. Be it resolved that Christian citizenship be promoted as an essential dimension of Christian stewardship.
5. Be it resolved that the Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown articulate publicly and regularly its teachings on “Catholic Social Justice” to advocate on behalf of all in need.
Family and Youth
1. Be it resolved that the Diocese of Bridgetown be committed to the promotion of the New Evangelisation as enunciated by the Magisterium and as outlined in the Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis.
2. Be it resolved that the Diocese of Bridgetown promote and strengthen its comprehensive youth and young adult ministry at all developmental stages.
3. Be it resolved that the youth and young adults, where eligible, be included in the activities of all leadership groups and ministries of the parish and diocese, and allowed to actively serve and have a vote in decision making.
4. Be it resolved that parishes offer ongoing discipleship formation programs for existing parishioners and new members. This is to facilitate the faithful in deepening their discipleship to Christ Jesus.
5. Be it resolved that the Diocese of Bridgetown have comprehensive programmes for the evangelization of the family.
6. Be it resolved that the diocese actively promote and defend the Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage within the context that love, marriage and family go together.
7. Be it resolved that the Diocese of Bridgetown actively educate, promote and support the renewal movements (E.g. Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Choice, Youth 2000, Alpha, Cursillo and Christian Meditation) through all its parishes to empower all Catholics in the service of the New Evangelization.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese, at all levels, actively promote a culture of vocation to facilitate a response to the call to priesthood, diaconate, religious life and consecrated lay life.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese further develop its framework for the effective sharing of information among all levels of the diocese using all available media.
2. Be it resolved that the diocese use all available means to promote the Good News of Jesus Christ.
3. Be it resolved that there be a main and central place where dates for events or any activities be recorded within the Diocese.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese implement comprehensive training programmes for all people in ministry, especially catechists and that they be mandated to participate.
2. Be it resolved that the diocese implement a comprehensive catechetical formation training programme that includes all age groups, appropriate methodologies for special needs and able-bodied persons.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese ensure high quality, holistic formation in our Catholic Schools.
2. Be it resolved that the diocese promote Catholic education for all ages and sexes to assist parents in fulfilling their obligation in the formation of their children as Disciples of Christ in the service of the New Evangelization.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese, parishes and all Catholic organizations publish annual stewardship reports and quarterly updates.
2. Be it resolved that the diocese implement an annual Bishop’s Appeal and a diocesan fund raising event supported by all parishes and Catholic organizations to support the work to be undertaken by Synod 2014.
1. Be it resolved that the diocese develop and establish policies to support and embed its mission, vision and core values at every level and for all vital aspects of the organization.
NOTE: It was resolved that all the new resolutions brought to the synod by individuals today (18th October, 2014) and not dealt on the floor, will be reviewed and where applicable treated as strategies for implementing the existing resolutions.
THE CARE MINISTRY
OF ST. DOMINIC’S CHURCH PRESENTS
A VARIETY CONCERT
‘’COMPASSION WITHOUT WALLS”.
Friday 31st October 2014 &
Saturday 1st November 2014 Venue: Ursuline Convent Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Children 16 & under: $15.00
Tickets available from St.
Dominic's office or members of the Care Ministry.
As of Wednesday 19th March Frs. Andy and Gregory have been entrusted with the pastoral care of the parishes of St. Dominic's and Our lady of Sorrows. They are appointed as a pastoral team and will work together to Sheppard the two parishes. They have all the rights and privileges of parish priest in accordance with the code of cannon law especially canon 817. Fr. Andy is the moderator of the team.
I ask that we all support them in the building up of the Church as we seek to live our mission of leading all people to unity, encounter and participation in Christ.
Fr. Gregory will return to Barbados on May 12th 2014. In the mean time the clergy will support Fr. Andy to ensure pastoral care for both parishes.
I entrust them into the heart of our blessed Mother asking her intercession as they work to form mature disciples.
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE