St. Dominic has ministered to Catholics in the Northfield area since 1869. The parish now serves the spiritual needs of over 1,400 registered households. We invite you to worship with us and share in our ministry.
Chief of Police and Mayor to meet with St. Dominic
*(Note date changes)
Northfield is home to some 2,000 residents of Hispanic, primarily Mexican, origin. A significant percentage of adults from this community would never have been able to receive a visa since only those with certain professional skills and significant financial security in their own country can qualify.
With high unemployment and very low wages in Mexico, the only means available to most was to cross the border illegally. Doing so at the cost of a full year’s salary, separation from loved ones, and the anxiety of living here undocumented is an indication of how deeply they want to provide a better life for their families and those who remain behind.
The Northfield community has been very understanding and supportive of those who have sought to make their home, work and raise their families here. From the Community Action Center to the Torch program at the high school, from the many ESL courses offered to great evening programs for Hispanic families at Greenvale Elementary School, our city has opened its arms to welcome them.
Chief of Police Monte Nelson will be at St. Dominic on Tuesday, September 27th, at 6:30pm in the church. Mayor Dana Graham will join us following the 12:30pm Sunday Mass at 2pm on September 18th.
I encourage all parishioners to come join us, become more familiar with the concerns of our Hispanic neighbors, and offer your support, along with Chief of Police Monte Nelson and Mayor Dana Graham, in solidarity with them.
News and Events
- All staff and volunteer who work with children in the parish must complete a Virtus training. The next Virtus training at St. Dominic is scheduled for Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm in the O’Gara Social Hall. Please register online at www.virtus.org. Registration instructions can be downloaded here.
- Power our Parish with Prayer – all are invited to add your prayer power to a team bringing the needs of our parish before God and help the Holy Spirit move in all the planning and activities here at St. Dominic. Click here for more information and to sign up.
- The Healthy Habits newsletters are back! Check out the current issue here. Interested in receiving the Healthy Habits newsletter in your inbox? Sign up online here.
- Youth Alive! ValleyScare trip – Saturday, October 1st, for youth in grades 6-12. Registration Forms and $15 payment are due in the parish office no later than September 26 – no exceptions! The bus will leave the St. Dominic church parking lot at 4pm and will return at midnight. Please note the cost does not include food or drink.
- Chaperones are needed for ValleyScare (see above) – brave souls, please contact Debbie Ulve if you are available!
- Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook!
La Comunidad Hispana les invita a la Misa los domingos a las 12:30 p.m. Contamos con los siguientes ministerios y grupos: coro, lectores, ministros de la Eucaristía, RICA, grupo de Oración y Sanación, Jóvenes Adultos y catequesis para el Bautizo, Matrimonio y Primera Comunión. Para más información de la comunidad hispana y el comité hispano, hacer clic en Comunidad Hispana de Santo Domingo.