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

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Started 5:30pm

Welcome

In his letter to the Romans, St Paul reminds us: “I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) In these difficult days, I imagine that, were St. Paul to pen a letter to us San Franciscans, he might say: “Neither COVID19, nor pandemic, nor social discord, nor political strife, nor the burdens of daily living, nor any other trial or travail can separate us from the love and presence of Christ in our hearts and lives.” Here at St. Dominic’s we are connected to Christ in order that we might radiate the Joy of the Gospel in the Heart of the City!

I am delighted that you have come to our website. I hope you find the resources to be connected to Christ through St. Dominic’s community. As you peruse these pages, I want to welcome you to participate in our virtual space. Sign up for the parish, subscribe to our YouTube channel and other social media. Join in on the various talks and programs we are offering through technology. Most importantly, know that God’s love is stronger than death itself. Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ. He is close to you!

~ Fr. Michael

Father Michael Hurley, OP

june 14, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021 AT

ST. DOMINIC'S CHURCH

With the reopening of California, we are excited to once again encourage you to join us at St. Dominic's for Mass. 

Tickets are not required and we no longer have a capacity limit.

We offer these reminders during Mass:

  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Wear a mask during Mass
  • Keep social distancing
  • Communal singing of hymns and psalms are allowed with masks on
  • At the sign of peace, bow reverently to those nearby. No handshake.
  • Please do your part to keep everyone safe

The obligation to participate in Sunday Mass resumes as of 6/24/2021, unless excused for a serious reason such as illness or being a caregiver to the vulnerable (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2180-2182).

For those who are excused, Mass will continue to be streamed via the parish YouTube channel:

mass intentions

Mass Intentions

  • Enter the name of the person or family for the Mass Intention (one individual or family name per Mass Intention)
  • Indicate LIVING or DECEASED
  • Click below to enter your Mass Intention Request
  • You will receive an email confirmation with the date of your Mass Intention Request.
  • Mass Intentions are read at all the Masses of the day including the live streamed Masses.

MASS INTENTION REQUEST

Mass times

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Sunday: 9:30am 

Currently all the Mass Intentions for each day are celebrated at the live streamed Masses listed above.  These Masses have concelebrants and each priest celebrating the Mass is praying for a specific Mass Intention. 

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Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

We will have both in-person and online options for most classes in the 2021-22 School year - limited space.

Classes begin Sunday, September 19, 2021.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

7th - 12th Grades - now an 18 month program!

We will have both in-person and online classes for the 2021-22 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 19, 2021.

For more information and to register, click here.

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.

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St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.

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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.

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November 28, 2021: First Sunday of Advent - Pastor’s Corner

The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and Judah.  In those days, in that time, I will raise up for David a just shoot; he shall do what is right and just in the land. In those days Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem shall dwell secure; this is what they shall call her: “The LORD our justice.” (Jeremiah 33:14-16)

Welcome to the season of great expectations.  This Thanksgiving weekend, it is estimated that 156 million people will do some form of holiday shopping.  In the face of supply line delays and stocking shortages, projections indicate a nearly 70% increase in people making purchases from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. We are awash in advertising and marketing targeted at enticing us as customers with the expectation of finding the latest gadget at discount prices.  The long lines which were ubiquitous in a pre-pandemic reality are back, as folks que up in the dim hours of the morning in anticipation of finding bargains. Last year, I recall seeing an interview with a young man who was the last one to purchase the newest gaming console before it sold out.  The exuberance that radiated from his face glowed as he described his adventure to procure his treasure, and how he resisted offers to resell it at double and triple the price. He arrived early, kept his focus and rejoiced in his success. 

The season of Advent is also a time of great expectation.  When we think about Advent expectations, we instinctively consider the historical nativity of the Word made flesh in cave at Bethlehem.  However, the expectation of Advent is twofold.   First, we anticipate the parousia (Greek for “advent”), the second coming of Christ in glory to judge the world.  In the Gospel, Jesus says, “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to stand before the Son of Man” (Lk. 21:36).  Jesus admonition to be alert to his 2nd coming is the basis of our belief in Him as our King and the foundation of our Advent joy.

Second, between the historical and future comings, we prepare for the coming of Christ in our minds and hearts in a personal way.  In the first reading, Jeremiah prophesies the advent of the promised Messiah.  This promise shaped (and continues to shape) the core of the Jewish faith. God’s promise of a Redeemer directs and focuses all Jewish worship, ritual and covenant.  This is why the Old Testament, or Hebrew Scriptures, is still relevant for us as Catholics.  Just as Moses and the prophets yearned to see the day of the Messiah, so too, we eagerly wait for the coming of Christ both now and in the future.  By looking to the heroes and saints of the past, we learn how to live in the present and prepare for the future.   This expectation opens our hearts to receive the gifts God has for us.  For this reason, Isaiah says “No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any God but you doing such deeds for those who wait for him.” (Is. 64:3)

As we begin our Advent journey together, we are invited to consider our expectations.  If we’re not expecting Christ to come to us this Advent season, chances are we’ll miss out on his presence in the midst of the hustle and bustle of these holidays.  One practical way to cultivate a sense of Advent expectation is to make use of the Advent booklets that we offer here at St. Dominic’s.  By taking six minutes a day in prayerful reflection, our hearts and minds are open and ready to receive the gift of Christ’s presence in our lives.  May this Advent season a time of great expectation as Christ comes to birth in our lives.

~Fr. Michael

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