Service and Justice Ministries
St. Dominic's Community Service ministers to those in need. Through the financial support of our parishioners and others we assist people in crisis. People are interviewed and helped when possible with rent, food and various other bills. We offer a special outreach program to families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For information, please contact Sister Anne Bertain at (415) 674-0432 or email@example.com
Consolation & Grief Ministry
Journey with those suffering loss in their lives and to respond with compassion to those in mourning. A Grief Group meets 2 to 3 times a year for 8-10 weeks to be a support to those who have suffered a loss. For those interested, leave a message for Deacon Chuck McNeil at the parish office (415) 567-7824 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This ministry also plans commemorative Masses twice a year. Everyone is invited, especially those who have had a recent loss in their lives. Parishioners and those who would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a special liturgy are invited a couple of times a year to participate. Sympathy cards are sent to families of deceased parishioners. For information, please contact Sister Anne Bertain at (415) 674-0432 or email@example.com or Deacon Chuck McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These ministers offer a prayer service in the jails as an opportunity to help inmates grow in their relationship with God. Volunteers may also help with typing or plan a newsletter with the inmates. To qualify you must be interviewed, and then receive training through the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Once trained, you join a team that visits the jails once a month. You provide spiritual opportunities for inmates and support fellow ministers. Contact Deacon Chuck McNeil at email@example.com or leave a message for Deacon Chuck at the parish office at 567-7824.
Homeless Ministry - Lima Center
St. Dominic's Community Service provides a drop-in center under the church building. Lima Center is open Tuesday through Friday. Breakfast is provided four mornings a week between 10-11:30 a.m.. On Tuesday and Thursday, Lima Center also provides lunch at 12:30 p.m. There are sign-ups for laundry and showers. Our guests can watch television and movies, use computes (no Internet access), and rest. We accept donations of food, books, clothing—mainly men's. Financial gifts are always welcome. For information, please contact Sister Anne Bertain at (415) 674-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HIV/AIDS Support Group
These ministers volunteer to help and console those with HIV/AIDS and support the cause for a cure. They reach out to families and loved ones, participate in the San Francisco AIDS Walk, support the AIDS Grove in Golden Gate Park, honor World AIDS Day, and display the AIDS Quilt. This ministry requires people who have compassion and empathy for those suffering from HIV/AIDS, for their families and friends, and for all those who want to find a cure for this pandemic. For information, please contact Donald Alvarez at 552-1378 or Laura McClung at 362-1075.
In living the Gospel, Jesus reached out to those in need. People's appearance does not tell the whole story-you learn the goodness of people as you interact with them. The Lima Center provides breakfast 4 days/week, lunch on Tuesdays, and offers showers or laundry. Visitors can watch movies, T.V., use computers, read, or sleep. The homeless community respond to the people who reach out to them. If you are interested in donating food, books, and clothing to Lima Center, please contact Sr. Anne so she can let you know what items are needed most. For information, please contact Sr. Anne Bertain: 674-0432, or email@example.com.
Once a week, a group of parishioners make sandwiches and deliver them to a rehabilitation center. Drivers are needed. Please contcat Suzy at (415) 922-0796 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.