Friday, October 13
FIC Movie Night
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.
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
Come and hear the call of Jesus, discern your charisms for service in the Spirit, and share in fellowship and prayer. The conference includes workshops led by our St. Dominic's Called & Gifted team and Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P. , plus lunch, a rosary workshop and various spiritual activities. There are two tracks, depending on whether you have attended the Called & Gifted Workshop previously. Registration is $50. Pre-register at Parish Office, or
Get connected. Enliven your faith. Use your gifts for others. Commit to one or more ways this year to act on your faith and help it thrive.
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.
Drop-ins are welcome at Alpha. But to get email updates, and to let us know about yourself:
For specific questions, or to VOLUNTEER with the Alpha, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-674-0422.
September 11-November 20
St. Dominic's Church, SF--Parish Hall
Free (potluck dinner on a rotation)
Madrid – Almudena Cathedral, El Prado
Avila, Segovia – St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross
Caleruega Area – St. Dominic’s Early Life
Zaragoza – Our Lady of the Pillar
Montserrat – Black Madonna of Montserrat
Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia
Optional Extension to France:
Lourdes – Our Lady of Lourdes
Toulouse – St. Thomas Aquinas
Prouille and Fanjeaux – Birthplace and Cradle of the Dominican Order
Weekday and Saturday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Do you have difficulty saying No? Are your happiness and peace dependent on pleasing others? Is it hard to express your feelings when the people you love are not doing what you want them to do? These and other salient questions of our contemporary life will be explored by our Novena preacher, Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P., under the Novena theme Spiritual Healing. How we answer them, says Fr. Emmerich, and apply the practical, spiritual program he will present, can help us find that peace that comes from a life led in union with Christ and according to Christian principles.
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office, (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.
Novena Preacher and former Director of the Shrine of St. Jude
The St. Jude Pilgrimage starts at 10:00 a.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 221 Valley Street (at Church St.) to St. Dominic's Church. The walk is approximately 5.3 miles.
Join thousands of St. Jude devotees and Dominican clergy from across California (and farther afield) in procession from St. Paul Catholic Church to St. Dominic’s Church. It’s a powerful witness to the Faith and the day is brought to a rousing close with a bilingual Mass celebrated by Most Rev. William Justice of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Transportation: Shuttle buses from St. Dominic's Church to St. Paul Catholic Church start running from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. ONLY.
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office , (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
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
September 17, 2017 - Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Pastor’s Corner
Having recently returned from a six-day visit to Columbia, Pope Francis celebrates Catechetical Sunday with the Universal Church. The theme given for Catechists for this year is “Living as Missionary Disciples.” In his preaching on the occasion, Pope Francis urges us to rededicate ourselves to this mission as a community of faith. Here at St. Dominic’s, at select Masses, those who have been generous to respond to the call to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel.
Also, this week, we also have our in-pew appeal for the 2017 Archdiocese Annual Appeal. Many thanks to the households who have contributed $139,859 of our goal of $201,524. I am confident and inspired by your continued generosity!
Finally, this past week Archbishop Cordileone issued a statement on the DACA program. I have reprinted it here for your consideration.
Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P.,Pastor
Statement on the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)
For the last five years, nearly 800,000 people brought to this country as children and living, working and attending school here, but lacking proper documentation, have been able go about their lives feeling protected from deportation due to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). Now, with the rescinding of DACA, they once again have cause to fear being taken away from their families, their way of life, and, often, the only country they have ever known. President Trump had promised, “to take care of everybody.” That is America at its best: a nation that welcomes immigrants, affording them the opportunity to attain the “American dream” while they in turn give back to the society that has welcomed them. Now these “Dreamers” face the risk of that dream being destroyed, with our country being deprived of their contributions.
Of course, while providing welcomed relief, DACA never was a permanent fix; that can only be accomplished by an act of Congress. The one silver- lining in this very dark cloud, then, is the six- month window of opportunity for the Department of Homeland Security to work with Congress to pass federal legislation that will provide a permanent solution for those who are contributing to our country but forced to live in the shadows, including those affected by DACA. It is more urgent now than ever that Congress act on behalf of millions of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and relatives who find themselves in this situation, enabling them to keep their families together and to continue to build their lives as our fellow Americans, just as every generation of immigrants has before.
In the meantime, we in the Catholic community pledge to continue standing with our immigrant brothers and sisters, assisting them in exercising their rights and assuring them that they are not alone. I ask all people of good faith to join me keeping all vulnerable immigrants in our thoughts and prayers, extending to them our loving presence and visible solidarity.
~ Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco