Tuesday, February 27
Wedding Music Seminar
Wedding Music Seminar
5:00pm - March 4, 12:00pm
3040s Annual Retreat
Lenten Soup Supper & Speaker--"File for Life' Workshop, hosted by Outreach Commission
"Grace of Yes" Women's Retreat with Lisa Hendey
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
Fridays of Lent, 12:15pm & 7:30pm, Church Nave
Mondays of Lent, 5:30pm, Church Nave
"File for Life Workshop" hosted by Outreach Commission. Friday, March 2, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Saturday, March 10, 9:00am, Church Nave
Sunday, March 11, 5:30pm, Church Nave
"Story of a Catholic Social Conscience" hosted by JPIC (Justice, Peace, Creation) Friday, March 16, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Friday, March 16, 7:30pm, Church Nave
Hosted by the St. Dominic's Men's Club. Saturday, March 17, 6:30pm doors open; 7:00pm dinner, Parish Hall. Tickets available at the Parish Office and online.
Tuesday, March 20, 12:15pm & 7:15pm, Church Nave
"Local Ballot Measures Panel" hosted by JPIC (Justice, Peace, Creation) Friday, March 23, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Hosted by the St. Dominic's Hispanic Community. Friday, March 23, 7:30pm, Church Nave
Saturday, March 24, 6:30pm doors open; 7:00pm dinner, Parish Hall. Tickets available at the Parish Office and online.
5:30pm Saturday Vigil, 7:30am - Quiet Mass; 9:15am Procession from Lourdes Grotto to the front of the church, followed by the 9:30am Family Mass; 11:30am Solemn Choral Mass; 1:30pm St.Jude Pilgrim Mass; 5:30pm Mass with Contemporary music; 9:00pm Mass by candlelight.
Last year, we raised thousands of dollars for water systems in Uganda. This year, 2018, our goal is to raise $10,000 towards the Navajo Water Project, through DigDeep.org.
Donate online (see above) or place give at the special collection at Mass on March 10-11.
Pray for all people in our country and across the globe who lack secure access to safe water.
Catholic videos, course, e-books, and more.....all free for St. Dominic's parishioners!
Go to formed.org, and use the parish code, 8ZV4MN, in all caps.
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
February 25, 2018: Second Sunday of Lent - Associate Pastor’s Corner
Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, O.P.
The Transfiguration gives us hope. This is why Jesus shed the light of His divine face upon Peter, James, and John for the briefest of moments atop the mountain. He knew their weakness, He knew that their faith would falter, He knew that they would stumble—so Jesus revealed to them the beauty that would be theirs if they persevered in the fight for virtue.
As some of you know, Fr. Michael and I have a podcast, St. Dominic’s Weekly, where we discuss the upcoming events in the parish and our Church. Last week or so, we stumbled upon a great question: do we continue our penances even on Sunday? Fr. Michael’s opinion is that Sunday may be a day of relaxation, in which we bask in the light of the Resurrected Christ, whom we remember every time we come to Mass. Sunday is the day He rose from the dead, so let us celebrate Sunday in that way.
Yet my opinion is that we are in Lent. For me a Sunday in Lent is an opportunity to practice the virtue of perseverance, and the way to best observe Lenten Sundays is to keep on with our Lenten disciplines. When Jesus was in the desert for those 40 days, He didn’t show up to Mary’s house to have a Mom-made meal. When he was on the road to Calvary Hill, he didn’t put down the Holy Cross. My opinion: persevere!
Now, of course, the Holy Father is not going to lay a decision between Fr. Michael and me (though that would be something to see!) but this points to the very essence of the mystery we behold this Sunday: the Transfiguration.
This mystery reminds Peter, James, John, and us today, that, no matter the struggle, no matter the doubt, no matter the disappointment, if we are doing what is certainly of God, our rewards for our trials will be brighter than the noonday. The Transfiguration gives us hope.
Moreover, we remember what Peter says to the Lord when Moses and Elijah appear: “Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” Peter recognizes the goodness that the Light of Christ brings. At first glance, Peter, James, and John were “terrified” when Elijah and Moses appeared with Jesus, but they soon recognized how good it is to be on the mountaintop. Yet, my question is whether or not we allow ourselves to be present on the mountaintop in the first place. It is good that the disciples were on the mountaintop, but do we allow ourselves to be there? Do we present ourselves to the Light of Christ? Or better, what part of ourselves do we not allow to be exposed to the Light? Is it our pride? A fallen relationship? Members of our family? A tragedy from the past? Our own addictions or wounds? What part of ourselves do we not allow the Light of Christ to touch?
I remember a friend saying, “I won’t come, Jesus, till I am healed from my wounds.” This is folly. Jesus wants our wounds. He wants our victories. He wants our glories. But most of all, He wants our fallenness. Only by allowing the Light of Christ to touch our fallenness can Jesus transfigure us into an icon of grace, love, and peace.
We remember Fr. Michael’s homily last weekend: through the thorns at our side can God’s grace shine. Only through our weakness, our temptations, and our trials can God radiate His Light from within us. The Transfiguration gives us hope.
May we persevere in our Lenten observances and allow our Savior to transfigure our wounds into opportunities of healing, radiating His Joy in our lives.