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Youth Vacation Bible School 2021


St. Dominic Savio Parish is organizing a Vacation Bible School with theme “A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer…with Amazing Angels and Super Saints.” This Vacation Bible School is just right for your kids! It is a place for them to come together in a loving and caring atmosphere to share experiences and faith with their peers. The program is full of great activities and lots of fun. You are invited!

Who: Kids ages 5 to 12.
Where: St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church
When: Monday – Friday, August 16-20, 2021
Time: 9 AM – 12 Noon daily
Cost: Minimum of $35 per child.

Child Registration Form
For more information please call Michael – 780-473-4259 Ext. 5 or e-mail: stdominicsavio.youth@caedm.ca
Pick up your Coloring Contest Sheet on your way into Mass!

Volunteers are needed.
Would you like to volunteer? If you are interested in helping to organize and teach our young people, please contact Michael at 780-473-4259 Ext. 5 or email stdominicsavio.youth@caedm.ca. God bless you!

We are no longer accepting applicants for this position….Parish Youth Coordinator


St. Dominic Savio Parish is looking to hire a highly motivated and confident Youth Coordinator. St. Dominic Savio is an active Salesian parish with more than 2500 registered parishioners, located in north-east Edmonton. Under the direction of the Pastor, the Youth Coordinator will be responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating effective programs for youth, young adults and families within the parish.

General responsibilities will include: coordinating youth and young adult groups/events, visiting schools, helping to coordinate youth involvement in parish liturgies and events, planning family events, promoting activities and facilitating the annual Vacation Bible School program.

Qualifications:

Must have a solid theological background in Catholic teachings. A post-secondary degree in theology, religious studies or other related degree would be preferred.
Certificate in Youth Ministry studies, Youth Evangelization certificate, Sacramental Preparation studies or other equivalent certifications may be considered.
Must be a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church in good standing and in agreement with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Must have experience working with youth, families and volunteers within a parish, diocese or school setting.
Must have the ability to use current technologies and standard software. An understanding of new communication and social media technologies including safety best practices is an asset.
Excellent verbal/ written communications skills and interpersonal skills are required.
The ability to lead music and/ or play guitar or piano would be an asset.
NOTE: This is a full-time position that requires 35 hours per week. Hours of work are flexible to include activities that may occur during evenings and weekends. The Archdiocese of Edmonton requires all employees to undergo a Police Records Check including the Vulnerable Sector Information Check and Intervention Records Check.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a cover letter (describing your suitability for the position), your resume and contact information for a minimum of 3 references to stdominicsavio.edm@caedm.ca

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

We are no longer accepting applicants for this position. Pastoral Assistant.

Parish

Pastoral Assistant – St. Dominic Savio
We have an opportunity for a Full Time position up to 35 hours per week for Pastoral Assistant at St. Dominic Savio parish located in Edmonton. This position has a variable schedule that includes some evenings.

The responsibilities include support for the Pastor in a comprehensive pastoral program for the parish. The successful candidate will collaborate with other parish staff, parish pastoral council and finance committee members for overall pastoral care of the parish. Included in this role are responsibilities to assist the Pastor in providing support in areas such as Worship, Sacramental Preparation, Faith Formation and Pastoral Care in accordance with Archdiocesan policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

Certificate in Catholic Studies or equivalent is required.
Bachelor degree in Theology or Masters in Divinity is preferred.
Training in specific programs such as RCIA, pastoral care, sacramental preparation and other specialties.
Conflict management, problem solving training.
Knowledge of community resources is preferred.
Active Catholic faith life and abides by the teachings of Catholicism in his/her personal life.
Valid driver’s licence and reliable transportation.
Requires weekend and evening work for events and meetings.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume quoting the job title “Pastoral Assistant SDS” in the subject line to stdominicsavio.edm@caedm.ca

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

Easter Message!

Dear brothers & sisters in the Risen Lord,

In the life of Jesus and his ministry women disciples followed him from Galilee to Jerusalem, playing significant roles, emerging as true followers, understanding his ministry as service and thus proving themselves as true Christian ministers and witnesses. A vivid example is Mary Magdalene to whom the risen Jesus appeared first and who became the first witness of his Resurrection. This woman’s story, first as sinner and then a true disciple, tells us the importance accepting Jesus as Messiah, loving him dearly and proclaiming his message credibly to others.

As John narrates in his gospel, Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb alone and finds the stone removed and races to tell Peter and John. Confused she tells them that the body is gone. Both the disciples arrive at the tomb. While Peter sees only the burial clothes, the other disciple believes and then they, oddly, return to their homes. What about Mary? She lingers outside the tomb and keeps weeping (a sign of her great love for Jesus). While weeping, she stoops into the tomb and sees two angels who ask her why she is weeping. Hearing what they say, Mary turns around and peers out of the darkness of the tomb into the dawn. She sees Jesus, but doesn’t recognise him (Is it because of tears, of light, of his glorified body that human eyes find hard to comprehend???) and takes him for a gardener. It is then, the Risen One understands her grief and seeks to help her. So he calls her by name, Mariam. She turns and says, Rabbouni. One can imagine the joy she would have felt when that familiar voice called her name. The experience would have been unforgettable and she would have repeated those words when she recounted the story to everyone she met, probably until the day she died. She finally recognised the voice that called her into wholeness when it expelled whatever demons trouble her, the voice that welcomed her into his circle of friends, the voice that told her she was valued in the eyes of God, the voice that answered her questions, the voice that laughed over a meal, the voice that counselled her near the end of his earthly life, the voice that cried out in pain from the cross. Mary knew the voice because it was a voice that had spoken to her in love. Then she recognised who it was. Because sometimes seeing is not believing. Loving is.

As soon as she recognises that it is Jesus, she wants to hold on to him. But the Risen Lord reminds her of the more urgent task that needs to be done: to spread the Good News. Jesus gives her a mission which she immediately carries out. She races to the disciples to proclaim: “I have seen the Lord”, and recounts all that she has seen. Thus Mary, from being a sinner, female disciple, becomes Apostle to the Apostles – the one sent to those who are sent. She announces the Good News to those who are to announce it.

As we celebrate the solemnity of Easter, Mary Magdalene reminds us that the most powerful tool for spreading the Good News is not knowledge, but experience. Christian scholarship and learning do indeed provide inestimable riches for the faith, but what is more important is a true spiritual experience of Jesus. That is why the true disciple does not say simply, “I have studied Jesus,” but as Mary Magdalene did, “I have seen the Lord.”

Dear brothers and sisters, this is my Easter prayer for all: that each of us may have a profound spiritual experience of Jesus and not to keep it just for ourselves, but to share it with others, as Mary Magdalene did. Happy Easter & the Special Blessings of the Risen Lord!

-Rev Sagayaraj Devadoss, SDB