Saturday, February 25
50s+++ Social Group Talk
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.
This is a special time for our Dominican family because we're entering a jubilee year to mark the 800th anniversary since the founding of the Dominican Order in 2016. We invite you to join our celebration.
- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
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.
• 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.
Fall Season (Begins October 2)
Winter/Lent (Begins January 23)
Easter (Begins April 23)
Weekly sessions, different days and times.
Various meeting spaces at St. Dominic's
and in the community.
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
February 19, 2017 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Pastor’s Corner
For a fourth consecutive week, our Gospel continues to share Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Atop this mountain this Sunday, we hear one of the most challenging, most difficult, most confounding of all Jesus’ words. In the face of the old adage that “nobody’s perfect,” Jesus says: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” This command is not optional, it’s not just a suggestion or moral guideline. It is at the heart of our faith because it is calls us to be like Christ. Lest this difficult saying lead us into abstract theological or philosophical considerations, Jesus gives us real, practical examples of perfection. Jesus calls us to turn the other cheek, to give away your coat, to walk the extra mile, and the most radical and counter-cultural of all – to love your enemies and to pray for your persecutors.
No doubt, we’ve heard this passage many times before. But take a moment to think and reflect on your own life. I think most of us don’t think we have real enemies, people who spend their days out to sabotage us like a super villain from a comic book movie. But there are many moments in our lives when we are hurt by folks who, knowingly or not, have hurt us. Consider these people and circumstances. Those who have lied to you. Stabbed you in the back. Remember the ones who spread vicious rumors about you that were untrue. Those who have gossiped about you, or judged you unfairly. Consider the friend that you trusted, who betrayed you. The co-worker who broke a confidence. The person whose name you’d rather forget who wounded you, or disrespected you, or took advantage of you or even abused you. Look back on all the people in your life who have left bruises and scars, with a word or a look or a touch. We’ve all spent a night or two lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, imagining wonderful ways of getting revenge. It can actually be pleasurable to think that way. When you’re angry, it can give you a bit of a bounce. It puts a spring in your step. But that kind of thinking is ultimately self-destructive, and counter-Christian. Jesus knows this. He knows how poisonous such ways of thinking can be and so he calls us to do better, to aim higher: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
And Jesus doesn’t just tell us, he shows us. In the final moments of his life, Jesus reveals what perfection looks like. Surrounded by his enemies and his persecutors, he hung on the cross, stripped, bleeding, gasping, as they gambled for his clothes and waited for him to die. And in that moment, Jesus pleaded, and prayed: “Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.” Here is Christian perfection - our model for living, captured at the moment of death. So now, imagine doing what Jesus does. Thinking back upon those who have hurt, disappointed and wounded you, here is your chance. Love them. Pray for their good. Pray that grace will come into their lives. Pray that their eyes may be opened, and their hearts may be healed. It’s easy to pray for those we love. It’s natural to pray for those in need. But chances are, if someone has hurt you or persecuted you, it’s probably because someone once did the same to them. And they stand in need of God’s love and mercy.
Before we receive communion, we share the peace of Christ with others. Not meant as an invitation to socialize, it is a ritual moment meant to open our hearts to let go of whatever bitterness or turmoil is in our hearts. Only then can we be what we receive. So today, as you approach the altar to receive the body of Christ, pray for the grace to love the unlovable, to forgive the unforgivable, and to remember in prayer those you’d rather forget. We all have a way to go to achieve that. But only in beginning that journey toward love, can we dare to approach the perfection Christ spoke of - a perfection we can never fully attain, but to which we all have to strive, day by day, prayer by prayer. Jesus showed us the way. Let’s follow.