Friday, April 26
Through April 28
YAG Retreat (St. Albert's)
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.
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.
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- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
May 17-18, 2019; Cost--$55.
Fri. 7pm-9:30pm; Sat., 9:30am-4:30pm, lunch included.
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, sponsored by the Catholic of Siena Institute, 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. For more information, go to the:
Join other Catholics who seek to deepen their understanding of the faith and become an essential part of the Church’s mission to the world in the ordinary circumstances of daily life. Make the Faith relevant and life-giving for you and your family. Bring scriptures to life. Learn how to effectively use your gifts to inuence your work, society, and your relationships for the good. Whether you are a young adult, middle aged, or elderly, single or married, professional, retired, or a homemaker, the Lay Mission Project offers an affective and engaging formation
that’s accessible to the average busy layperson.
Applications received through May 1, followed by interviews. Acceptances announced in mid-June. First deposit due July 1st.
$696 participant tuition per year, for 3 years.
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
April 21, 2019: The Resurrection of the Lord - Pastor’s Corner
Christ is Risen. Truly He is Risen!
Recently while dining with some parishioners, I had a delightful and illuminative conversation about the nature of friendship. We reflected that friendship includes mutual support, encouragement, and kindness, but that personal experience reveals that real friendship goes deeper than this. As the famous Greek biographer Plutarch says, “I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.” A friend tells you difficult truths that are hard to hear. A friend is someone who has hurt you, whom you have let down, but is healed and strengthened in the forged fires of forgiveness. A friend is not someone who completes you, but someone to whom you choose to give yourself without calculating the cost. In short, a friend is someone you share your life--with all its joys and sorrows.
At the Last Supper, Jesus shocks his disciples when he says “no longer do I call you servants … but I have called you friends” (John 15:15). Up until this moment, Jesus’ followers called him Rabbi, Master, and Lord. But as Jesus nears his Passion and death, he calls the disciples beyond simply being followers. He says: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Jesus’ death on Good Friday reveals that deep in the heart of his love for his disciples is the burning desire for friendship. The fruit of this friendship is revealed on Easter Sunday as he Rises with the promise of eternal life for his friends. Jesus wants us to be more than his followers, he wants us to be his friends.
Though this invitation to friendship is delightfully surprising, it comes with challenges. Just as forming friends is difficult in this busy urban setting of San Francisco where it is much easier to use modern means of communication to avoid the face to face conversation that forming friends requires, so too our relationship with Jesus can stay on the surface. Our engagement with Jesus may include attending Mass a few times a year, treating others the way we would want to be treated and, in general, simply following the moral rules which our faith proposes. All these are good things, but they are not the fullest expression of friendship. Jesus wants us to share all of our life with him so that he can share his divine life with us. We often think of God as our Father, Creator, or Redeemer, but we don’t often reflect on the implications of this invitation to friendship. We might ask: do we want to be friends with Jesus? How would we accept this invitation? What would this mean practically for how we live? What changes would we have to make in our lives?
Our celebration of Easter is a time to renew our friendship with Christ. I invite you to come and join together as a community seeking Jesus’ friendship. In fact, I guarantee that if you join us in worship during this Easter Season, you will begin to form and continue to strengthen your bond of friendship with Jesus. Friendship is Jesus Easter invitation, his Easter gift.
On behalf of the Dominicans and staff at St Dominic’s, Happy Easter!