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908 - 104 Avenue

Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 2H7

Tel: 2507823456 Fax: 2507827373

e-mail: nddc@shaw.ca

Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9AM-4PM

Advent & Christmas Celebrations

NOTRE DAME SCHOOL CONCERT

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DECEMBER 19TH


9AM - DRESS REHEARSAL & SENIORS' TEA BY THE PSG - ALL SENIORS ARE WELCOME!


7PM - CHRISTMAS CONCERT - DOORS OPEN AT 6:45PM

NOVENA MASSES IN PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS (SIMBANG GABI)

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DECEMBER 15th - 23rd, at 7:30PM

ORGANIZED BY THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY


ALL ARE WELCOME!

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

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DECEMBER 24th

5:30PM - K4J CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 

6PM - CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS

10PM - CHRISTMAS EVE MASS


DECEMBER 25th

10AM - CHRISTMAS DAY MASS


DECEMBER 31st

7:30PM  - NEW YEAR'S EVE MASS


JANUARY 1st

10AM - MASS, SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD


ALL ARE WELCOME!

This Week in Our Parish

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Monday

Youth Group Meeting - TBA

Tuesday

10:30AM - CTW Bible Study (September to June)
12:10PM - Mass

NOTE:
Kids for Jesus meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 3:00PM-4:00PM at the Church basement (September to June)


1st Tuesday of the month - Knights of Columbus Meeting at 7:00PM at NDS basement (September to June)


2nd Tuesday of the month - Parish Pastoral Council Meeting at 7:00PM (September to June)


3rd Tuesday of the month - Notre Dame School Council Meeting at 6:30PM (September to June)


4th Tuesday of the month - Notre Dame Stewardship Council Meeting at 7:00PM (September, October, January, March & May)

Wednesday

10:30AM Mass - Rotary Manor (September to June)


12:10PM Mass (July & August)


3:30PM - RCIA Classes (September to April)


6:30PM Choir Practice


NOTE:

1st Wednesday of the month - Catholic Women's League Meeting at 1:00PM (September to June)


Thursday

12:10PM Mass

3:15PM - First Reconciliation/Eucharist Preparation Classes (September to April)

Friday

12:10PM Mass 


3:15PM - Confirmation Preparation Classes (September to May)


NOTE:
1st Friday of the Month: Adoration and Benediction after the 12:10PM Mass

2nd Friday of the Month: Notre Dame School Mass at 11AM (September to June)

3rd Friday of the Month: Seniors' Mass at 10:30AM followed by Lunch (September to June)

Weekend Masses

SATURDAY

6:30PM-7:00PM Confession
7:30PM Mass


SUNDAY

10:00AM Mass



Parish Leadership

Parish Staff

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Pastor: Rev. Venerando Sabacan
Secretary: Pauline Bates

Office Volunteer: Yvonne Becotte


STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL 

President: Rev. Venerando Sabacan

Chairperson: Alex Reschny

Publicity Coordinator: John Vetter

Secretary: Pauline Bates 

Diocesan Appeal and Ministry Sign-up/ Renewal: Yvonne Becotte &

Carol Handfield 

Parish Events: Jeannette Shaw

Fundraising: Gregg Apolonio




Parish Pastoral Council

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President: Rev. Venerando Sabacan

Secretary: Pauline Bates

Members: Greg Apolonio, Yvonne Becotte, Julian Skin, Christina Kinnear & Roger St. Pierre

School Council Representatives: Charmaine Moeller and Terri Haynal


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Rev. Venerando Sabacan

Gloria Juell

Leeanne Williams




Parish Finance Council

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President: Rev. Venerando Sabacan
Pauline Gerwien

Glenda Macarat

 Alex Reschny 


MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

Doug Becotte

Lou Duperron

Rodger Sarauer

Parish Groups

Kids for Jesus

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"People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, 'let the little children come to me; do not stop; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.' And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them and blessed them." Mark 10,13-16 


The group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:00PM-4:00PM at the Notre Dame Church basement (from September to May).

All children are welcome from ages 3-11 years. Bring your children and meet new friends as they journey in faith together.


 Children's Liturgy is every Sunday for children ages 4-7. 


Coordinator: Leeanne Williams

Youth Group

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“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your  journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to  live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to him in prayer and in  love. Ask him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this  freedom always. Walk with him who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”! 

St. (Pope) John Paul II


Youth Group (for Grades 6 and up) meets every Monday at 7:00PM beginning December 3rd 2018 at the Notre Dame Parish Basement. Please invite your classmates and friends for an evening of fun and faith-filled activities.


Coordinators: Marika Cameron and Caitlin Russell

Celebrating the Word

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Celebrating the Word is a process model for faith  sharing groups that is designed to replicate the Emmaus encounter. Most  of us can identify with the plight of those two disciples. We know their  experience. We have been there. And we need a place and a process that  will allow us, as a faith community on a regular basis, to make  connections between our life stories and the Gospel Story. As with those  two disciples, we are assured that when we come together in faith and  trust to make connections between our life stories and the Gospel Story,  we too will come to experience the presence and power of God's own  Spirit: " Were not our hearts burning within us when He opened the  scriptures to us."


The Group meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30AM-12Noon at the Church meeting room from September-June

Programs

SYMBOLON

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Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained

We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic Faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the "big picture" of the Catholic Faith in a way that helps us know it, live it, and articulate it to others.


COME JOIN US EVERY 3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE PARISH MEETING ROOM FROM 7:30PM-9:00PM


BIBLE STUDY

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BEGINNING January 2020

Part I: Introducing the Old Testament
A. What is the Bible?
B. Divine Revelation
C. The Nature of the Old Testament
D. The Books of the Old Testament
E. The Canon and Deuterocanonical Books
F. The Term "Old" Testament
G. Brief Survey of the Total Picture of the Old Testament

Part II: The People and Lands of the Old Testament
A. The Importance of "History" and "Geography"
B. The Peoples of the Ancient Near East


Liturgy Committee

"Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them" John 6,56

The Eucharist is the center of Christian life for the Church and the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ. It is at the heart of all parish life, making the liturgy committee and its ministry among the highest priorities in any parish.

The primary role of the liturgy committee is to focus on the full range of the parish's liturgical life and to represent the consensus of the community in matters related to that liturgical life. It has a mandate to ensure that celebrations are planned in such a way that they lead to a conscious, active and full participation of the faithful both in body and in mind, "as demanded by the very nature of the celebration and to which the Christian people have a right and duty by reason of their Baptism". The actual details of planning liturgical celebrations should be left to those people whom we have engaged for specific liturgical ministries in our parish (Readers, Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Music, Art & Environment, Hospitality, School Mass and Children's Liturgy).

                                Members
Fr. Vener Sabacan            Leeanne Williams
Yvonne Becotte                Pauline Bates
Gerry Lagasse                   Rick LeGear                
Pauline Gerwien               Elizabeth Squires  
Jenna Gilbertson  (Coordinator for Notre Dame School)                  


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Growing In Faith Together (G. I. F. T)

Liturgy

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"For it is in the liturgy, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, that 'the work of redemption is accomplished', and it is through the liturgy especially the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church" Sacrosanctum Concilium#2 

Catechesis

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"Catechesis is the education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life." Catechism of the Catholic Church#5 

Community and Service

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"Christian charity truly  extends to all, without distinction of race, creed, or social condition: it  looks for neither gain nor gratitude...Just  as Christ, then, went about all the towns and villages, curing every kind of  disease and infirmity as a sign that the kingdom of God had come (cf. Matt.  9:35ff; Acts 10:38), so also the Church, through her children, is one with men  of every condition, but especially with the poor and the afflicted." Decree
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Ad Gentes) on the Mission Activity of the Church #12

Catholic Women's League

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President: Barbara Frost

CWL Meeting: 1st Wednesday 

of the Month at 1PM-Parish Meeting Room





Knights of Columbus

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Grand Knight: Greg Apolonio, Jr.

KofC Meeting: 1st Tuesday

of the Month at 7PM 

Notre Dame School-Knights' Room



Ministry to the Sick and the Aged

Hospital

Due to privacy laws, it is important when you are in the hospital that you make Admitting aware that you are Catholic, and that you would like visits. If you do not make this request the hospital will not inform our Pastoral Care Team of you being there. Otherwise, you can  ask a family member or close friend to contact the Parish office. Thank you.

Rotary Manor

Mass every Wednesday at 10:30AM

Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion

Please phone the parish office.

Vocation Promotion Videos

"The consecrated life, through the prompting of the Holy Spirit,  "constitutes a closer imitation and an abiding re-enactment in the  Church"of the way of life which Jesus, the supreme Consecrated One and  missionary of the Father for the sake of his Kingdom, embraced and  proposed to his disciples (cf.  Mt 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:10-11; Jn 15:16)."  

#22, Vita Consecrata, March 25, 1996

  

“In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” Luke 6,12-16