Wednesday, June 1
St. Peregrine Novena
5:30pm Saturday - Vigil
7:30am - Quiet
9:30am - Family Choir
11:30am - Solemn Choir
1:30pm - En Español
5:30pm - Contemporary Choir
9:00pm - Candlelight
5:30pm - St. Jude Mass
8:00am - Mass with Morning Prayer
In the Gospel of John, Jesus summarizes his life’s mission: “I have come that you might have life and have it more fully.” The life that Jesus promises is ours when we are connected together as a community. So being a parishioner is not just a matter of filling out a registration form, but about joining a spiritual family.
I am delighted that you have come to our website. St. Dominic’s and I invite you to enter fully into the life and blessings of our family. The best way to experience the joys of our parish is to get involved! In a parish as diverse and dynamic as ours, there is something for everyone.
This is a special time for our Dominican family because we're entering a jubilee year to mark the 800th anniversary since the founding of the Dominican Order in 2016. We invite you to join our celebration.
- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
Join members of St. Dominic's parish and people from around the Bay Area as we discover answers to these questions together. The Called & Gifted workshop is a special program that teaches Catholics how to discover their unique spiritual gifts - gifts God gives us all to share with our family, our friends, our workplace, and our community. Through the workshop we learn about our Catholic understanding of these gifts, and how to start the process of discerning the specific gifts God has given us.
Friday, June 10, 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 9:30am-4:30pm
St. Dominic's Church
Free Will Offering
(Suggested donation $50)
We are a community of single and married Catholic adults in our 20s and 30s who come together to grow in faith and friendship through edification, fellowship, spirituality, and service. We've been around since 1989 and currently have over 400 active young adults in our community...not counting you once you come and check us out.More Information
The various ministries of St. Dominic's parish provide you with a wide variety of ways of connecting with the community. Through these ministries you can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share your values, and reach out to serve the larger parish and city. We hope there's something for everyone here. If not, join us in creating future ministries.Administration Adult Formation Children Family Hospitality Justice Liturgical Music Outreach Prayer Peer Service Spiritual Life Welcome Youth
May 29, 2016 - Solemnity of Corpus Christi - Parochial Vicar's Corner
“Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands” Mark 10:29-30
I joined the Dominicans nearly 26 years ago. As a brother and then as a priest, I discovered the truth of these words from Mark’s Gospel. The extent of our family of faith is not limited by physical distances and time. We are held together as a family in Christ’s Body with believers around the world. We are united with the faithful who have gone before us and eventually those who will come after us in the living Body of Jesus.
My original home and family is in Bellevue, Washington. Since joining the Dominican Order I have lived in many places for varying lengths of time: Oakland, Tucson, Washington DC, Phoenix, Charlottesville VA, Newport RI, Seattle, and Afghanistan. In all of these places, I have met many of our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers in faith. I was inspired by their lives to grow in my own faith and to be more generous to God with my life.
Over the years however, one place has become a presence and influence in my life that sets itself apart from these other places: St. Dominic’s Parish and Priory in San Francisco. St. Dominic’s was my first assignment as a new priest in 1998. I returned here to be the Prior of the brothers in 2005 and again to be Prior in 2012. I have had the pleasure to know so many of the faithful and brothers over the years that they embody to me the family of faith spoken of in Mark’s Gospel.
This summer I am moving to a new assignment as pastor of Holy Family Co-Cathedral Parish in Anchorage, Alaska. The Dominicans have staffed the parish since 1974. I will be working with 3 other Dominican priests. Our community of brothers also assists the Archdiocese of Anchorage by providing priest support in the outlying areas that do not have clergy regularly assigned. I am excited by the opportunity to minister in such a unique part of the country and to experience the life of the Church there.
I want to thank the community of parishioners for your fellowship. St. Dominic’s is an incredible parish – a model parish in the Dominican Order and the American Church. The first priority of evangelization is to make the message present where it is needed. The second priority is to proclaim the message with clarity, confidence and joy. This is St. Dominic’s Parish.
I also thank the brothers at the Priory for their brotherhood and faith. Despite our recent loss of our beloved Fr. Felix Cassidy, whose absence we still feel, your zeal and commitment leaves a lasting impression on me as I go “up north”. Fr. Michael, thank you for your wonderful and inspired leadership of the Parish. Fr. Anthony, thank you for your steadfast fidelity and wisdom directing our novices. Brother Gregory, thank you for your constant and faithful care of Fr. Felix.
On this Feast of Corpus Christi we are reminded that Time and Space are united in the Body of Jesus. Although in life we may take pride and happiness in many things, events and people in our lives, there is no greater honor or lasting happiness than being claimed by Jesus under the name “Catholic”. It is in this identity and reality that we are most deeply at peace and at home with our God and one another.
Please remember me in your prayers as I will remember you in mine.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Steve Maekawa, O.P.