Wednesday, July 8
Evening Prayer (live stream)
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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Mass at 9:30am. Morning Prayer will not be live streamed on Sundays.
7:15am Morning Prayer followed by Mass at 8:00am
8:00am Morning Prayer followed by Mass at 9:00am
If you are in the neighborhood, visit St. Dominic's Church for individual prayer Monday to Sunday from 12:00noon to 4:30pm
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.
Due to the shelter-in-place order, the Shrine of St. Jude Gift Shop is closed.
Visit the Shrine of St. Jude online store to select a candle size and include the prayer intention. A Dominican Friar or a staff member of the Shrine of St. Jude will light the candle at St. Dominic's Church.
Dear St Dominic’s Community,
As you are aware, the Bay Area counties have issued a “shelter in place” order for the purpose of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Based on this latest ordinance and in consultation with the Archdiocese, I want to keep you updated on the latest with regard to our schedule.
In general, the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, has upended all of our lives. In the face of this pandemic, the world today seems a bit more uncertain and unstable. As medical professionals and other experts work tirelessly to limit infection and bring health to the infirmed, I want to share both the latest update of where we stand with regard to our St. Dominic’s Lenten events and services and give a word of encouragement and hope.
First, a word about the power of prayer. Sometimes we think that prayer is the last resort of a failed project, the last recourse we have when all other efforts fail. But our faith and the experience of tradition reminds us that is nothing more powerful than prayer. Prayer has and will continue to be the means by which God brings his blessings to our world. The coronavirus is serious. Whether we consider it to directly impact our personal health or not, we ought to take it seriously as threat to our community and nation. Yet, this threat ought not to overcome us with fear.
Our faith is stronger than our fear. Prayer can change the outcome of this threat. Time and again in the Scriptures, God calls his people to cry out to Him in their need. Especially with regard to infirmity, our Lord wants to bring His healing. I invite you to join me in praying for God’s abundant blessings in the face of this pandemic. We pray for mercy for those who have died, for wisdom for those working on a cure, for strength for those caring for the ill, for prudence for all those making decisions of public policy, for peace and mind and heart for us all. I recently remarked in a homily that God doesn’t promise to not give us “more than we can handle,” but He does promise that He will always be with us and with his strength nothing is impossible.
Second, here is the latest on the particulars of our schedule:
Masses/Confessions: All daily and weekend public Masses are suspended; however, the priests of St. Dominic’s will continue to celebrate Mass and honor all the intentions for the daily and weekend Masses; public Confessions are still suspended. We will live stream one Mass daily at 8:00am Monday through Friday, 9:00am on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. The live stream will begin at 7:15am with our chanted Morning Prayer followed by Mass Monday through Friday and 8:00am on Saturday. We will not live stream Morning Prayer on Sunday. Daily at 5:00pm, we will live stream Evening Prayer. These liturgies will be hosted at our YouTube channel:
Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade.
Classes begin Sunday, September 15.
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7th Grade through High School
Classes begin Sunday, September 15.
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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 5, 2020: The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pastor’s Corner
Thus says the LORD: Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; the warrior’s bow shall be banished, and he shall proclaim peace to the nations. His dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. (Zechariah 9:9-10)
Happy 4th of July weekend! In these pandemic times, the normal Independence Day picnics, fireworks and family gatherings are muted by the health practices of social distancing and virtual soirees. Though these traditional rituals find new expression, July 4th celebrations remind us of the value of freedom and honor those who have made it possible. Two hundred forty-four years ago, the dawning of a dream for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness broke free on the shores of these United States. We are grateful of such heritage even as we are humbled by the sacrifices made. The liberty we enjoy is not simply a freedom from oppression and tyranny, but a freedom for living a virtuous Christian way of life. And we should never take these freedoms for granted.
Our first reading gives us a glimpse of how Christ comes as a servant king who will establish a culture of freedom. In these times of political rancor and division, it is important to remember that the freedom which the humble Christ offers is not simply a political freedom, but a promise of spiritual liberation. The power of sin and death dissipate in the lives of those who follow his rule. And yet, precisely because of its spiritual roots, the freedom Christ brings has social and political consequences. The Church has long been an advocate for religious freedom in various areas of the public square, often as a champion for those whose voices are threatened to be muted. In fact, the origin of our nation connects with many core values of our faith. For example, the Preface for the Eucharist Prayer on Independence Day highlights the connection between Christ’s work and the formation of our country. It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. He spoke to us a message of peace and taught us to live as brothers and sisters. His message took form in the vision of our founding fathers as they fashioned a nation where we might live as one. His message lives on in our midst as our task for today and a promise for tomorrow. We thank you Father, for your blessings in the past, and for all that, with your help we must achieve.” Though Christ did not come to establish a political kingdom, the freedom which flows from the Gospel calls us to work for a more just, merciful and compassionate culture. It is interesting to note that Zechariah’s prophecy “His Dominican shall be from sea to sea and from the rivers to the ends of the earth” finds echoes in such lyrics of America the Beautiful “And crowned thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea” and God Bless America “From the mountains, to the prairie, to the ocean white with foam.”
Though we need to be cautious in conflating them, Faith and Patriotism are not divorced from each other. Even the freedom to disagree without resorting to violence is part of the systemic fabric of our governance, and we pray that the recent violence that has plagued our streets will find peaceful resolution. St. Pope John Paul II said: “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” We are Catholics who are proud to live in a country where human and religious freedoms can be advocated for and peacefully pursued. Violence does not have the power to transform the heart and we are grateful for the peaceable means we have to champion for the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. On this 4th of July weekend, may God bless you and God bless America.