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San Francisco, CA 94115
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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

st. dominic's month

St. Dominic's Month Events

Dedication of st. dominic's church

Saturday, July 30, 5:30 pm Vigil Mass; Sunday, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 am; 1:30, 5:30 pm Masses.

Holy Father Dominic - Our patron saint

Saturday, August 6, 5:30 Vigil Mass; Sunday, August 7, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am & 1:30, 5:30 pm Masses

Golden Jubilee Big Band Mass

Saturday, August 13, 7:30 pm, Church Nave.  Celebrant: Fr. Xavier Lavagetto, O.P.

Music for Mary

Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 pm, Church Nave.  Jeff Howe, cantor and Simon Berry, organist.

Contemporary Choir Concert

Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 pm, Church Nave.  Psalms through the Liturgical Year by the 5:30 pm Sunday Contemporary Choir.  A reception follows in the Siena Room.


Sponsored by the Shrine of St. Jude

Thursday, August 25 & Friday, August 26: 8:00 am & 5:30 pm Masses

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am Mass

parish PICNIC Saturday, August 27

Rummage Sale, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Siena Room.  Email Teresa Antonio if you would like a table: teresa_antonio@stdominics.org or call the parish office (415) 567-7824 and leave a message.

Docent Tour, 10:00 - 11:00 am, Church Nave.  Email docents@stdominics.org for more information.

 Parish Picnic, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Church Grounds.  Email mensclub@stdominics.org for more information.  Purchase your tickets online by clicking below.


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
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  • 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.



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

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








Click below to download the memorandum from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.



Click below to download frequently asked questions regarding the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.


Ukraine Aid

The Western Dominican Province's Mission Foundation is sending funds to the Dominican priories in Ukraine and Poland to help the refugees. You can contribute to this support by sending donations to the Dominican Mission Foundation, PO Box 15367, San Francisco, CA 94115. In the memo line of your check write "Ukraine Refugees"

or visit: www.opwest.org/ukraine or click the image below to make an online donation.

Lay Mission

Be Leaven for the World

What?  The Lay Mission Project seeks to enliven lay people, to help them appreciate the richness of the faith, and enable them, in their ordinary lives, to live out their role in the Church's mission to transform themselves and secular society.

Who? This is a unique program designed for lay Catholics who seek to become a part of the Church's mission to the world.  This formation could be perfect for you.

When? The program begins in Fall, 2022.  Acceptance is based on initial interview and successful completion of the application process.

How? Saint Dominic Parish will soon host several information sessions for those who are interested in participating in this formation program.  

For more information, visit https://laymission.net

Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year!  Classes fill quickly, so register today.

Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022.  

For more information and to register, click here.


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

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year - all in person. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022,

For more information and to register, click here.


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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

August 7, 2022: Holy Father Dominic - Pastor’s Corner

This coming year, we will celebrate the sesquicentennial of St. Dominic’s Parish.  In light of this coming celebration, over the course of the next month, I want to highlight the life story of our founder St. Dominic.  Even though he is our patron, I am often surprised how little known and studied the life of St. Dominic is when compared to Saints like Francis and even other Dominicans such as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Catherine. So I hope this series on the life of St. Dominic’s is both an introduction to his life and an encouragement to further inquiry!


Story of St. Dominic: Part IV


The first Marian moment in St. Dominic’s story relates to the Rosary.   In fact, St Dominic had a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, that he is connected with the very origin of this great Marian prayer.   As we have previous noted, St. Dominic was not immediately successful in preaching against the Albigensian heresy.  Distressed at his lack of accomplishment, Dominic turned to the Mother of God for assistance.  According to legend, she appeared to him and gave him the Rosary as an effective means to join vocal and contemplative prayer with preaching the truth in order to call all to conversion of life.  Once Dominic began to preach the gospel using this effective prayer, hearts were convicted, and lives transformed.  For St. Dominic there is no successful preaching without prayer!  Since the Rosary fosters a unique blend of vocal, mental, and contemplative prayer, it continues to serve as a model for Dominican prayer.  Thus, the Order of Preachers encourages its devotion with enthusiasm.  For example, the Rosary is both part of the Dominican habit and the daily spiritual life of the friars.  The biographers of St. Dominic reveal that he was a man of intense prayer and that his delight for preaching the gospel was rooted in a strong contemplative prayer life.  St. Dominic’s conversations were always “to God or about God,” and it is precisely this intimate relationship that St. Dominic enjoyed with God which fueled the zealous flame of his passion for preaching the gospel.  In striving to preach the word of God with faithfulness and perseverance, St. Dominic first sought to be spiritually nourished by the food of the Scriptures and contemplative prayer.


The second moment relates to the habit itself.  As the Dominican established themselves at the major Universities in Europe, many of professors and students began to enter the Order.  One such esteemed professor was Bl. Reginald of Orleans.  Though he initially inspired by the preaching of St. Dominic to consider entering his new Order, he was racked with doubts and anxiety.  In fact, his fears about his vocation, coupled with an untimely illness drove him to his sickbed.  In this state of physical and emotional distress, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Reginald in the presence of St. Dominic and reassured Reginald’s vocation to the Dominicans and gave them the scapular as a visible sign of her protection and guidance for the friars (up until this time, the habit was made up of the tunic and capuce (habit hood).  To this day, the scapular is worn as an essential part of the Dominican garb and, in fact, is the only part of the habit which is blessed upon receiving the habit.


The moment occurred in the middle of the night.  As Dominic was retiring from keeping Vigil in the chapel, he saw a vision of Mary walking the halls of the cloister flanked by Sts. Catherine and Cecilia.  As she proceeded to each room, she blessed each one of the friars in a solemn procession.  This vision gives rise to the Dominican tradition of concluding each day by singing the great Marian anthem Salve Regina.  As the Salve is sung, the friars are blessed as a symbol of Mary’s intercession on behalf of our preaching.


~ Fr. Michael

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