Thursday, August 16
Friends in Christ
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.
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Saturday, July 28, 5:30 pm Vigil and Sunday, July 29, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 am; 1:30, 5:30 & 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 29, 11:30 am Mass, Church Nave
Monday, July 30, 7:30 pm, Church Nave
Saturday, August 4, 5:30 pm Vigil and Sunday, August 5, 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 am; 1:30, 5:30 & 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 5, 2:30 pm, Parish Hall
Weekly movies on Monday, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2:00 pm, Aquinas Room
Weekly Series on Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21, 28; 7:30 pm, Parish Hall
Wednesday, August 8, Mass schedule: 6:30 & 8:00 am, 5:30 pm; Church Nave
Wednesday, August 15, Mass schedule: 6:30 & 8:00 am; 5:30 & 7:30 pm, Church Nave
Thursday, August 16, 7:00 pm, Church Nave
Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18, 7:00 pm, Parish Hall
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm, Church Nave
Denise Bossert will give three talks in the Main Church on "To The Great Assembly: Call back the Fallen-Away and Lost."
Fr. Terence Crotty is from the Irish Province of the Dominican Order. He will focus on Scripture and the lives of Saints Monica and Augustine to lead us over all the bumps and through the turns of a renewed relationship with God.
This novena is sponsored by the Shrine of St. Jude.
Office number: (415) 931-5919; email: email@example.com
Or visit there website: stjude-shrine.org
Mondays @ 2PM in the Aquinas Room.
A different movie each week, w/ snacks and discussion afterwards, time permitting.
AUG. 6--Paul: Apostle of Christ (2018), starring Jim Caviezel.
AUG. 13--Full of Grace: The Story of Mary, the Mother of Jesus (2015), produced by Outside da Box.
AUG. 20--Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine (2012), directed by Christian Duguay.
AUG. 27--Arrival (2016), starring Amy Adams. A sci-fi film that will get you thinking...
FAITH & THE NEW ATHEISTS
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Parish Hall August 7, 14, 21, & 28
With Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P. & Fr. Justin Gable, O.P.
“Does God exist?” In the course of four dynamic talks, Frs. Justin and Michael will examine arguments against the existence of God and need to engage our reason in order to connect with the fullness of our faith. Come and expect to be challenged to think deeply about the existence of God and discover how to build bridges between those who reject God’s existence and those who are rooted in the tradition of faith. All are welcome.
3-Year Formation Opportunity
Sign-up by August, 2018
Directed by Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P., of the Western Dominican Province, the Lay Mission Project seeks to animate the lay apostolate in the Church by preparing laypeople for the sake of their fundamental calling: to transform secular society through living the faith in all aspects of life - in the family, socially, in one's occupation, etc.
The 3-year formation process involves prayer, retreats, personal and communal reflection, online education, in-person workshops, and small local communities of disciples of our Lord. Parishioners of St. Dominic can register and form a cohort this Fall (late August), and will not have another opportunity until Fall of 2021. For more information, or to sign-up, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting LAYMISSION.NET/PARISH
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. Check out the "Community" tab for our staff-recommended videos and audio programs.
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
August 5, 2018: The Solemnity of Holy Father Dominic - Pastor’s Corner
Happy Feast of St. Dominic!
This weekend we celebrate the feast of our patron and founder of the Order of Preachers. While there are many saints that are well known in the devotional and imaginative life of the Church, I have discovered that the story of St. Dominic is not usually among them. This past April, I was blessed to lead a pilgrimage to Spain and France to follow in the footsteps of St. Dominic. Over the course of the month of August, I hope to share the story of St. Dominic, in order to bring his life alive in our hearts.
Story of St Dominic: The Beginnings
St. Dominic de Guzmán was born around 1171 in a village named Caleruega in the region of Castile in Spain. Dominic’s father, Felix, was very likely from the noble family of Guzmán and he was respected for his fairness and judicious rule as a magistrate. Dominic’s mother, Jane, was most likely from a noble family as well, the family of Aza. She was considered “virtuous, chaste, prudent, full of compassion for those who were unfortunate and in distress, and was outstanding among all the women in the neighborhood for the excellence of her reputation.” Because of the holiness of her life, she was beatified in 1828 by Pope Leo XII.
Dominic had at least two siblings. One was named Antonio. He was said to have been a priest at a hospice who devoted himself unreservedly to works of mercy in the service of the poor. Apparently, miracles made him famous both before and after his death. His other sibling, Mannes followed Dominic at least from the founding of the Order and perhaps much earlier. He was still alive when St. Dominic was canonized. He too lived a holy life and was beatified in 1833 by Gregory XVI.
Two powerful stories of St. Dominic’s birth give shape to his vocation. First, when Jane was pregnant with Dominic, she had a dream that a dog with a burning torch in its mouth would come forth from her womb and set the world on fire. Somewhat distressed by this dream, she sought the council of her Benedictine spiritual director who lived at the nearby monastery of St. Dominic de Silos. He advised her not be afraid, but instead to rejoice because her child would dedicate his life to lighting the world aflame with God’s love. Because of this dream, a dog bearing a burning torch is a symbol of St. Dominic, and the Dominican Order. (In fact, in Latin the word for dog is “canes”, so “Domini-canes” might be translated “Dogs of our Lord.”)
Second, at Dominic’s baptism, his godmother saw a bright star descend upon him in the moment when the water touched his forehead. (Accordingly, St. Dominic is the patron of astronomers and his icon often includes a star above his head.) Once this story became known, the baptismal font was uprooted from its rural habitation in Caleruega and moved to Madrid, in order that all future kings and nobles could be baptized in this same font. One of the highlights of our pilgrimage was to see the font where it resides at the Royal Monastery of cloistered Dominican nuns. Our group was able to meet the nuns and renew their baptismal promises.
These two images of the flaming torch and the bright star inspire us to respond passionately to Christ’s impossible mission of discipleship. Let all that we do and say give witness to the light of God’s love. May our heart be aflame with the divine fire of love! -Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor