Mission Possible 5K Run/Walk

Your mission — should you choose to accept it —

Run a 5K * Have a great time * Donate to a wonderful cause!

Mission Details:

Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 am
Location: Old Memorial Park, 7th St, Northfield
Registration:  Download this form or 8 – 8:45 am on race day
Fee: $20 by April 20th, $25 after April 20

T-shirts available for the first 100 registrants

2015 Guide Book

We have started updating the annual Guide Book & Directory, which will arrive in homes in September.  Please let us know of any updates to your census information, including changes of address, phone number, cell phone number, etc.  If you DO NOT wish to be listed in the directory of parishioners, you MUST contact the parish office at 645-8816 or secretary@churchofstdominic.org by June 26.

If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please contact the parish office.  The Guide Book & Directory is and shall remain the property of this church and is intended for the private use of our parishioners.  Use of this book by anyone for a business purpose or for telephone and mail solicitations is strictly forbidden.


9th Grade Confirmation Registration

Registration and Information meeting for Confirmation 2017 (entering Grade 9 students for September 2015) is Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:30pm St Dominic Church O’Gara Social Hall. Key information regarding this two-year commitment will be presented to students and parents.

Grade 9 Parents and students, please bring the completed registration form and the questionnaires (adult and student) with you to this meeting.

Thank you very much for your interest in our Confirmation program. We look forward to the faith journey with you.

2015-16 Confirmation Registration

Student Questionnaire

Parent Questionnaire

Take 5 for Sponsors and Candidates

Youth Mission Trip Meeting

A meeting for youth and parents is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the church basement regarding the youth mission trip.  The trip is open to all youth in grades 8-12 and is scheduled for June 19-28.  For more information, contact Rick Nelson at 645-8141.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Knights of Columbus Council 1516 will be awarding $500 scholarships to two high school seniors from St. Dominic or Annunciation parishes.  Scholarships will be issued at the start of the second semester of the first year of post-secondary school to offset the cost of books and supplies.  Applications will be available at the parish office, on the parish website, and at the Northfield High School Guidance Office.  Application deadline is Friday, May 8th, 2015, and scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Baccalaureate breakfast in May.  Questions? Please call:  Dave Miller, 612-423-1905.

Grounds Cleanup

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean up the church grounds.  We will be doing this on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8:00 am.  Please bring rakes, shovels, trimmers, etc. and meet at the church.  Thank you!

Youth Alive Planning Meeting

Calling all adults that enjoy spending time with our youth!  There will be a meeting in the social hall Sunday, April 12th, after the 8:00 AM Mass to plan the upcoming calendar for Youth Alive, grades 6-12.  Please come with ideas for activities and a willingness to help with those activities.  If you are interested or have ideas but cannot make it, please notify Allyson or Deb.

Anointing Masses and Blessing of Prayer Shawls

The Lord shows great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commands his followers to do the same.  In our Catholic tradition the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered to those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age.  This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick.  Anointing will take place at the Northfield Hospital on Wednesday, April 8, at Three Links on Friday, April 10, at the 10:30 AM Mass Sunday, April 12, and at the Northfield Retirement Center on Wednesday, April 15.

During the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, April 12, there will be a blessing of prayer shawls and prayer shawl ministers.  These prayerful ministers create a shawl that is a gift of comfort and peace for those receiving, a reminder of the loving presence of God.  You are welcome to bring your prayer shawls from home.


Decorating Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed to help decorate the church on Saturday, April 4th.  Organizers will be there from 9am – 1pm; come when you can, stay as long as you are able.

AED Training

Important Training Update for Ushers, Parish Council, Parish Staff, All Committee
Members and Mass Coordinators, as well as all interested Parishioners…

St. Dominic has an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), located in the social hall, near the kitchen. It is highly recommended that folks in the above groups know how to locate and use this piece of equipment in a cardiac emergency. This is a great time to learn about the updates in CPR.  WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 from 6-7:00pm in the O’Gara Social Hall.

Questions call: Nancy Ludescher, at the Parish Office. 645-8816, ext.203

Northfield Reads

Northfield Reads is a community sponsored gathering for people across the area to come together around a common reading.  The readings are selected to illuminate issues related to human rights.  The goal of this program is to encourage people from diverse corners of our community to meet, to discuss ideas, to share perspectives, to listen to others with openness and respect.  The long term hope is to bring us closer together as a community.

The book selected for this year is Enrique’s Journey.  The book tells of the arduous trip to the US of a Honduran youth in search of his mother who had left years before.  She had gone to the US in search of work to support the children she left behind.  This reading was chosen in response to  the flood of Central American youth into this country last year and to offer insight into the experiences and situations of some within our community.

Northfield Reads is sponsored by: Northfield Human Rights Commission, Northfield Public Library, League of Women Voters, Content Bookstore, Carleton College.  The book is available through both the Library and Content Bookstore.  For more information, contact Corinne Smith or Leah Eby.