St. Thomas Aquinas Festival

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 9:30am - 4:30pm.

The whole Dominican family celebrated the life of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The day included:

Solemn High Mass with Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver.

A new original song based on a prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas. There was a competition for musicians to write a song based on one of the prayers of St. Thomas and the winning entry was performed at the festival.

Dramas on St. Thomas' life, written and performed by St. Mary's Youth.

Various talks on the different aspects of St. Thomas: the philosopher, the preacher, the theologian, etc. by representatives from the various branches of the Dominican Family.

Read a newspaper article about the event.

Promotional video for the festival.

Part 1: Solemn High Mass: Liturgy of the Word
Part 2: Solemn High Mass: Homily and Liturgy of the Eucharist
Part 3: Welcome and first drama skit: Thomas and his family.
Part 4: Fr. David Bellusci OP speaks on St. Thomas the Philosopher.
Part 5: Drama skit: Thomas and his classmates.
Part 6: Fr. Gabriel de Chadarévian OP speaks on St. Thomas the preacher and friend of God.
Part 7: Lunch break.
Part 8: Winner of the music competition.
Part 9: Drama skit: Thomas and his Lord.
Part 10: Dr. Paul Ungar OP speaks on Thomas the man of prayer, mystic and poet.
Part 11: Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Presentation by the Sisters of St. Cecilia on Thomas the teacher.

Festival Poster