2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7824

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Welcome

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul reminds us: “I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) In these difficult days, I imagine that, were St. Paul to pen a letter to us San Franciscans, he might say: “Neither COVID19, nor pandemic, nor social discord, nor political strife, nor the burdens of daily living, nor any other trial or travail can separate us from the love and presence of Christ in our hearts and lives.” Here at St. Dominic’s we are connected to Christ in order that we might radiate the Joy of the Gospel in the Heart of the City!

I am delighted that you have come to our website. I hope you find the resources to be connected to Christ through St. Dominic’s community. As you peruse these pages, I want to welcome you to participate in our virtual space. Sign up for the parish, subscribe to our YouTube channel and other social media. Join in on the various talks and programs we are offering through technology. Most importantly, know that God’s love is stronger than death itself. Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ. He is close to you!

~ Fr. Michael

Father Michael Hurley, OP

QR CODE for mass

GETTING A MASS TICKET IS now easier.

Do you have a smartphone or tablet with a camera app or QR code reader?   Getting an Eventbrite ticket for Mass is now easier.  Follow the steps below:

1.  TAP or OPEN the camera app on your smartphone or tablet.

2. Point your device to the QR code (image) just like you are going to take a picture.

Once the image is recognized, your smartphone or tablet will open a link to Eventbrite to procure your Mass ticket.

Try it today!

EVENTBRITE QR CODE FOR MASS TICKETS

Check with your smartphone or tablet service provider to make sure the QR reader is active!

Public Masses

Public MASS REOpens

indoors at St. Dominic’s!

I am delighted to announce the opening for public worship at St. Dominic’s. We celebrated indoor Mass on Sunday, February 7 at 25% capacity.  There is nothing more important than worship, and so after a month of outdoor Masses, my fellow Dominicans and I are so excited to be able to gather and celebrate Mass once again in the beauty of St. Dominic’s Church.  

As we begin to open, we must be prudent in developing best practices for a “new normal” of public worship. There will be some changes from how we were accustomed to gathering.  We have been working diligently to provide the infrastructure and especially the personnel to open in a prudent and safe way.  At this time, we have established a “phased” progression of opening with regard to Mass times, number of people at Mass and other protocols.  I have put together a helpful guide and FAQs to guide us in this new phase. Thank you for your prayers and also for your patience as we establish best practices for the joy of worship!

Should I come to Mass?

At this time, the Archbishop has given dispensation from obligatory Sunday Mass attendance.  We urge those who have serious health issues, who are most vulnerable, who are not feeling well, or who fear their own health to refrain from attending Mass during this time.

Recognizing the need to still be connected virtually, Mass will continue to live stream via St. Dominic's YouTube Channel.  Click the link below.

LIVE STREAM MASSES



Indoor Public Mass schedule

MONDAY - FRIDAY 
  • 7:15 am Morning Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 8:00 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 5:00 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
SATURDAY
  • 8:15 am Morning Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 9:00 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 4:45 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
  • No 5:30 pm Vigil Mass at this time.
SUNDAY
  • 7:30 am (limited seating)
  • 9:30 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 11:30 am (limited seating)
  • 1:30 pm (in Spanish - limited seating)
  • ​4:45 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 5:30 pm (limited seating) eff. 4/4/2021
  • ​No 9:00 pm Mass at this time.


How do I sign up to attend a Mass?

  • Tickets are required for all Masses (both weekday and weekend)
  • NO TICKET, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Click below to procure a ticket through Eventbrite.
  • TICKET FOR MASS
  • Once you enter the St. Dominic’s Eventbrite page, choose a Mass date and time from the menu.
  • Before completing the registration, please read the disclaimer and check the box to confirm that you understand, acknowledge, and agree to the terms.
  • After you register, you will receive confirmation via email.  We prefer you show your ticket via smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, a printed ticket is permissible.
  • If you do not have a computer or a smartphone, call the parish office (415) 567-7824.  Listen to the recorded message, carefully for the appropriate prompt #2 to leave your name, telephone number, requested Mass date and time, number of people.  You will be called back with the ticket information.


WHAT TO BRING?

  • Smartphone or tablet with Eventbrite email (preferred) or printed ticket.  Please keep your ticket.  You do not need to turn it in for entry.
  • Masks are required upon entry.  Gloves are optional.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times.

What can I expect when i arrive?

  • Entrance to the church from the Steiner street doors only.   The Steiner street entrance also has a ramp for those with limited mobility.
  • For weekday Masses, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass time.
  • For Sunday Masses, please arrive at least 20 minutes before Mass in order to allow ushers to direct you in an orderly & safe fashion to your seats.  There is no open seating.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing while waiting for entry.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • All Masses are in English except for the 1:30 pm Sunday Mass which is in Spanish.
  • Mass programs and church bulletins will be available.  For sanitary purposes, if you touch it, we ask that you take it.
  • Please drop your collection envelopes at designated “Donation Boxes" inside the church. There will be no passing of the baskets.  Thank you for supporting St. Dominic’s Parish.
  • No communal singing of hymns, chants, or psalms.
  • No exchange of peace.
  • Communion will be brought to you in place.  Please remove your mask when receiving communion.
  • No restrooms access.

What if I am late?

  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry.  

What if I cannot attend?

  • If you are unable to attend, cancel your reservation at least 24 hours prior to the event to allow for other attendees to sign up.

Thanks to all who have been such a source of encouragement to me and my fellow friars during these days of quarantine. I will keep you updated as to new developments once we become accustomed to gathering again.

Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ!

~Fr. Michael Hurley, Pastor

mass intentions

Mass Intentions

  • Enter the name of the person or family for the Mass Intention (one individual or family name per Mass Intention)
  • Indicate LIVING or DECEASED
  • Click below to enter your Mass Intention Request
  • You will receive an email confirmation with the date of your Mass Intention Request.

MASS INTENTION REQUEST

Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.

Mass times

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Sunday: 9:30am 

Currently all the Mass Intentions for each day are celebrated at the live streamed Masses listed above.  These Masses have concelebrants and each priest celebrating the Mass is praying for a specific Mass Intention. 

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Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year.

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

7th Grade through High School

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Pancake Breakfast!

Since we can't meet in person for our annual pancake breakfast to kick off the school year, please bring your own pancakes to our Zoom Room to meet your catechists and other families in our program!

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Zoom link will be emailed to registered families. 



Catholic videos, online courses, e-books, and more....all free for St. Dominic's parishioners!

Go to https://stdominics.formed.org  and register, compliments of St. Dominic's Parish.  Check out the "Community" tab for our staff-recommended videos and audio programs.

  PODCASTs

 
New Episodes
St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.

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Ministry Highlight

Young Adults' Group

Annual Yosemite Trip - Glacier Point

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.

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Ministry Areas

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

April 18, 2021: Third Sunday of Easter - Associate Pastor’s Corner

“And you are witnesses to these things.”

Saint Peter had nothing to lose.  In our first reading today, and in fact, his entire Pentecost preaching, is bold, convicting, and obviously fruitful—3,000 were added on Pentecost day.  Saint Peter had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. He was a poor man, an ordinary man, with an extraordinary message.  The center of his life, his closest friend, a man that knew him better than he knew himself, is risen from the dead, and Peter was overwhelmed and overflowing with joy and awe—the only thing Peter could do is to witness to the miracle of the Resurrection of Christ. He had nothing to lose—Peter had already gained the Universe and beyond—and he witnessed to the Resurrection of Jesus in order to allow others to share in that joy.

How many times would we be watching television, or we run into someone that is really into this diet or that, or even a person who is into this type of workout, and they cannot stop talking about it?  “Oh, that show is so good—and you need to watch the next episode with me!”  “Oh, this diet has truly helped me and you should try it too!”  “I’ve found a new gym and this program is really fun!” And the conviction, the fulfillment, and indeed, that happiness that the person speaks with is truly addictive.  At the very least, we rejoice with them, and for some of us, we are convinced to watch that show, or try that workout, or go on that diet. 

And in reality—these friends and family members have become evangelists, not necessarily that of the Gospel of Risen Christ, but that of a program or show. 

Yet, with all of the joy, intrigue, and interest that people emit when speaking about their hobbies or interests, all the more should Christians emit the same joy, the same intrigue, the same interest when we speak about—not a hobby or an interest—but a way to eternal life!

Our faith isn’t a hobby or an interest.  Our life with Christ is not equivalent to getting into succulents or online gaming.  All of the jade plants in the world, nor all of the weapons we attain in Fortnite, is not going to bestow immortality.  Yet to deepen a friendship with the Immortal One, Jesus, who loves you and died for you—it is Jesus who can grant, not only happiness and flourishing, but immortality besides.

“And you are witnesses to these things.”

You have been witnesses to me of God’s joy and light for years upon years.   The joy and light of this parish has been inspiring.  So, it is with some sadness, but with some hope, that I formally announce to you that I am moving on.  Recently, I had been elected as the Prior, the local superior, of our Dominican Community in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles.  I’m going from one Saint Dominic’s to another, to serve, first as Prior of the Dominican Community, then, part-time as a priest for the parish.  I will live with a familiar cast of characters, namely, Fr. Roberto Corral and Fr. Francis Goode, who have served San Francisco years ago.  As of this writing, I am emotionally all over the place.  I look forward to the excitement of a new community, a new parish, and the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop as a priest, as a Christian, as a man.  But I am also very sad.  This is home to me, ever since that first class of novices—of which I was a part—arrived at these hallowed halls in 2002.  It has been a privilege, a dream, and indeed an honor, to serve this part of the kingdom of God.  It will be hard to split up the team—ministering with Fr. Michael (if you’d recall, I got here two months after he did) has been an unexpected joy, a time of transformation, healing, and light. 

But I ain’t gone, yet.  I will leave around the first weekend in June, after the Dominican Ordinations.  But in the meantime, I beg of your prayers for me, the Dominicans in both SF and LA, in this time of transition.  Lord’s abundant blessings be with you all!

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