Thursday, July 18
Friends in Christ
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
5:30pm - Vigil for Sunday
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.
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- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
1948 - 2019
Church closes at 9:00 pm
St. Dominic's Church, 2390 Bush St., San Francisco
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco. A reception follows.
July 11, 2019
This morning, the Dominican friars of the Western Province learned of the passing of their brother, Robert Francis Christian, O.P., Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco.
Bishop Christian has tirelessly served the Church and faithful for nearly 50 years. We are deeply saddened to hear of his death and entrust his soul to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
We ask for your prayers for the repose of his soul, as well as for his grieving family, friends and Dominican brothers around the world.
Requiescat in pace.
None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For this is why Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
More information regarding funeral services will come later.
Find Your Greatness tickets are now available online for our parish's annual Radiate event on September 27th at 6:30pm-10:30pm in St. Dominic's Church. Tickets are $25.00.
Speaker Jonathan Fanning, who will present four habits that will transform your life. Our lives change when our habits change. This event is based on Matthew Kelly's book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II. Join a 12-day pilgrimage in Krakow and Rome, under the spiritual direction of Fr. Michael Hurley and Fr. Stephen Maria Lopez.
Brochures are available here and in the parish office. For more information, call CTS at (866) 468-1420 and ask about St. Dominic’s pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage highlights include:
Wadowice, birthplace of St. John Paul II
Wawel Cathedral of Krakow, where St. John Paul II was ordained a priest and later a bishop
Shrine of Divine Mercy and tomb of St. Faustina, visionary of the Merciful Jesus
Miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Auschwitz, where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) suffered martyrdom
Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica
Papal audience in St. Peter’s Square
Tour of the Scavi, the necropolis and excavations underneath St. Peter’s Basilica
Private visit to Swiss Guard Barracks at the Vatican
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.
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
July 14, 2019: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Associate Pastor’s Corner
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of those parables that crosses generations, political boundaries, and international borders.
This parable gives us a beautiful vision of friendship and companionship. This is the vision that Christ desires within our world, in our country, and within our community.
In May, I went on my annual mission trip to Hong Kong. Our city and Hong Kong have many things in common. One of the largest commonalities I see is that both Hong Kong and San Francisco can be a very lonely town if we allow it to be. I talked about this all of the time when I was chaplain of our YAG, and I spoke about it often with I was in Hong Kong this past May.
When our team met with then-Bishop Ha about our Missionary Work in Hong Kong, the one thing he had requested is that we find young adult fellowship for the English-speaking Catholics. “We are losing this population in college and after,” he said, “we have people for the Cantonese, but for English, we are very undermanned.”
Not too many moons later, we went to work. Our team of three missionaries landed at Hong Kong International Airport, dropped our things at the Mission Center in Tai Po, and got to work. A 6-week series on how to pray. A 4-part series on learning how to ballroom dance and to build healthy (romantic?) relationships. Tuesday fellowship night where we speak about the faith, then go out to dinner. Bible Studies. A spontaneous Happy Hour. A quiet, prayerful hike on Good Friday. A pilgrimage to the Portuguese-style churches in Macau.
And the thing is, most of these programs--they were requested by the young adults themselves. These beautiful young people wanting to learn more about God, their faith, and about each other, and how to be a community. They were the ones Whatsapping Tricia, me, and the team for more excuses to get together. More events, more opportunities to gather, more times to lay eyes upon each other and make each other laugh, chat, and cry.
I remember when our team had attended Young Adult Night, our spiritual cousins, the Franciscans, allow the young adults to meet in their hall. Being that this was my first time speaking with any of them, I asked, “What do you want from this fellowship?”
Instantly, one of them blurted, “Friends.”
And predictably, and albeit oddly, most everyone in that room nodded their heads. They wanted friends. Hong Kong, like San Francisco, can be a deadly lonely place if we allow it to be.
Hong Kong, like San Francisco, is frantic paced city. There is always something to do at work. In Hong Kong, it is very common that a young adult financier would sit at their cubicle by 8:00 am, and then go home at 1:00 in the morning, five, sometimes six, days a week. With a grind to laser sharp attention to detail, results, good numbers, and world-class quality, it is easy to forget to live. To love. To be with friends and form a community.
The parable of the Good Samaritan helps us realize the importance of being a companion. To be the one who will drop everything in order to take care of one another, to laugh, to cry, to be vulnerable with. A friend, a true friend, is a person in which you know the person’s heart, who knows your heart, and together, your friendship leads you closer to Christ. It’s underappreciated how cathartic and healing it may be to walk with a person whose heart you know so intimately. How much more joy can be brought when we pray together, to perform good acts for one another, and to be fully human and present to one another.
San Francisco, like Hong Kong, can be a terribly lonely place if we allow it to be. Let’s put down those cell phones and be with one another, and challenge each other to recognize the Christ within each other’s souls.
I am the chaplain (and other things of the) St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society is a Catholic non-profit organization dedicated to evangelize to young adults in Asia. You can give financially via Paypal at www.laymissionary.org, giving a monthly or one-time gift of $50 or more; we are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN is: 46-2993509.
~Fr. Isaiah Mary