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

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Mass Schedule

Sunday Liturgies

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



Father Michael Hurley, OPIn 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.

We'd love to keep in touch with you about the wonderful ministries and events happening at St. Dominic's. Sign up for one of our email lists below.

- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor

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A friendly space to explore life and faith.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring life and the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open space.  Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create a conversation.  Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. 

 Alpha at St. Dominic's includes food, a DVD, and a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts.  Alpha is for anyone who’s curious.

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Alpha's Catholic Context 

Drop-ins are welcome at Alpha.  But to get email updates, and to let us know about yourself:

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For specific questions, or to VOLUNTEER with the Alpha, contact michaelosmith@stdominics.org or 415-674-0422.


Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm

May 1 - July 17, 2017


St. Dominic's Church, SF--Parish Hall


Free (potluck dinner on a rotation)


How will your faith shine beyond Sunday?

God wants a relationship with you throughout the week. Come illuminate your life with the light of the Gospel, the lives of the Saints, and the support of others. Then radiate that joy for others.


Torch Groups

• are small (8-12 people) and facilitated by leaders.
• are open to those wanting to follow Christ
• meet weekly during a season of 8-10 weeks.
• meet different nights, at church or in a home.
• share fellowship, reflect on Scripture & Dominican tradition, and pray.

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2016-2017 Torch


Wednesday, April 19, 7pm-9pm in top floor of school building.  RSVP w/ michaelosmith@stdominics.org 


Fall & Winter/Lent (completed)
Easter (Begins April 23)


Weekly sessions, different days and times.


Various meeting spaces at St. Dominic's
and in the community.


Saturday, June 10, 9 AM -1:30 PM.  

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Called & Gifted

Called & Gifted Workshop

Who Am I?
Why Am I Here?

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 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.

Discover how God has uniquely

gifted you to bring His love
into the world!

Workshop Sign Up

Called & Gifted Workshop Page


Friday, June 23, 7:00-9:30pm

Saturday, June 24, 9:30am-4:30pm


St. Dominic's Church

Parish  Hall


Free Will Offering

(Suggested donation $50)


If you've taken the Workshop before and would like to serve on the Workshop team, contact michaelosmith@stdominics.org or 415-674-0422.

RCIA Video Series


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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 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday: Pastor’s Corner

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the movie Arrival.  Primarily set in the rugged beauty of Montana, it is a timeless first contact story reminiscent of classics such as E.T. and The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Like any successful science fiction work, beyond the adventure of the story, Arrival presents much philosophical food for thought.  Through the arc of the dramatic narrative, the film explores themes such a free will versus determinism and the correlation between language and thought.  One particularly evocative theme of Arrival consists in its reflection on the relationship between life and suffering.  At the decisive moment in the story, the main protagonist, a linguistics professor named Louis Banks (played by Amy Adams), has a critical decision to make. Aware of that, if she elects to enter into a life-giving relationship, her future will include heart rending suffering and loss, she has the option to avoid this hardship by choosing comfort and the familiar.  Since the film does not neatly answer every question about her decision, the choice to embrace life in the face of inevitable suffering is highlighted.  Arrival invites the consideration that human life is not simply about being comfortable.  Avoidance of the suffering which is part of our nature, make us less human.  The fullness of human life and joys experienced not by escaping, but by embracing, the reality of suffering and loss.  

This connection between the fullness of human life and suffering is at the heart of the mystery of our own salvation story.  Jesus came to earth, not only to take on our human nature, but to suffer and die for love of us.  Jesus knows that his mission to bring eternal life necessarily passes through the crucible of Holy Week travail.  Jesus experiences the totality of human suffering: betrayal, denial, abandonment, physical and emotional torture, and excruciating death.  But it is through this suffering that the power of Resurrection and eternal life flows. There is no Easter without Good Friday.  No eternal life without the experience of suffering and death.

We too have a decisive choice to make.  We can live life seeking the comfortable and path of least resistance.  If we are honest, many of our own choices reflect this sort of thinking.  This is reasonable, since our culture promotes comfort. But Jesus shows us a different path.  To love others, even our enemies! To give of ourselves, even when it means personal sacrifice.  To forgive those who injure us.  To face our fears in order to grow in virtue.  This is the greatness of life Christ calls us to embrace.  Easter celebrates the greatness of Resurrection life.

I invite you this Easter season to experience the new life which Christ offers you this year.  Mindful of your own sufferings and struggles, fears and anxieties, you have a choice to make.  You can live simply in avoidance, seeking what is personally comfortable and safe.  But you were not created for comfort.  You are made for greatness.  St. Dominic’s community of believers are united together to support each other in striving for this greatness.  Whether you are a regular or it’s been awhile since you’ve been to St. Dominic’s, know that you are welcome every Sunday.  In fact, I guarantee that if you continue to join us to worship after Easter, you will experience life in a more vibrant and dynamic way.  When you embrace, and live your faith, you will know the fullness of life in the Lord.  On behalf of the Dominican brothers and St. Dominic’s staff, may the life of the Risen Christ animate your minds and hearts!

  • Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P.,  Pastor
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