Saturday, October 20
Gardening and Landscape Stewardship
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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PASTOR'S REFLECTIONS: Our Faith in the Face of Scandal, plus letters from the U.S. Bishops and Western Dominican Province.
Come one, come all! Join fellow parishioners for our 4th Annual St. Dominic's Oktoberfest. Enjoy an evening of brauts, spaetzle, pretzels and beer to celebrate our Parish fall gathering. Savor the evening in the outdoor Biergarten! All parishioners, associate members, neighbors and friends are welcome!
Purchase adult pre-sale tickets at $17. Adult at-door tickets are $20. Each adult ticket includes 20 tokens for use at event for food & beverages. 20 tokens will provide an entrée and beverage.
Children (12 & under) are $10 both pre-sale and at the door and will receive 10 tokens (enough for a child entrée & drink).
Additional tokens are available for purchase during the event.
Danke schön to our 3040s Group for sponsoring this event!
Weekday and Saturday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Fr. James Junípero Moore, O.P., Vicar Provincial for Advancement for the Western Dominican Province and a former Shrine director, will return to preach the St. Jude Novena. Among the topics he’ll discuss is that of “Loneliness,” which, he says, can severely cloud our lives and our faith. Fr. James will show how we can banish this darkness, aided by our friends on earth and our friends in heaven
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office, (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
Fr. James Moore, O.P.
Novena Preacher and former Director of the Shrine of St. Jude
Vicar Provincial for Advancement for the Western Dominican Province
The St. Jude Pilgrimage starts at 9:45 a.m., Corpus Christi Church, 62 Santa Rosa Ave. (between Alemany Blvd. & Misson St.) to St. Dominic's Church. The walk is approximately 5.7 miles.
Join thousands of St. Jude devotees and Dominican clergy from across California (and farther afield) in procession from Corpus Christi 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.
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office , (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
Catholic videos, course, e-books, and more.....all free for St. Dominic's parishioners!
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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
October 14, 2018: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Associate Pastor’s Corner
Two years ago, when I was giving the Called & Gifted Workshop in Hong Kong, a young man raised his hand and asked, “I know this is a little peripheral, but what is your opinion of the Prosperity Gospel?”
Now, if you had ever attended the Called & Gifted Workshop, you likely would wonder where this question came from as well, but there you go. Peripheral, indeed.
My reaction was, “There is no Resurrection without the Passion, so…yeah. No, not a fan.”
Very much like the Rich Young Man, he didn’t like my response, but…shrug. What do you do?
In today’s Gospel, Saint Peter asks what he and the others get out of Jesus. “We have given up everything and followed you.” And how does Jesus respond? “You will receive a hundred times more now in this present age.” You will receive houses, and family, and land now…and by the way, persecutions and eternal life. What do you get, Peter? You get everything.
However, those brothers and sisters who advocate the Prosperity Gospel only have it half-right. From what I understand, those who advocate the Prosperity Gospel say that, when we give everything to Jesus, we will prosper in material goods. And indeed, that is what today’s Gospel says. But the Prosperity Gospel is only half-right. Yes, we will receive all of these material goods…but persecution as well. Yes, we may receive lands and riches and a community—but in a way that only Jesus will provide. But it’s only half-right. There is the good, but also, the bad. Riches, yes, but persecutions, too.
For instance, wedding vows. “Do you promise to be faithful to him/her in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love him/her, and to honor him/her, all the days of your life?” It’d be quite easy if we only have to be faithful to our beloved when they are energetic, fun, young, healthy, and in a good mood. But do we need to be faithful when he or she is lethargic, miserable, elderly, sickly, and annoying? (Un)fortunately, the answer is yes!
When it comes to our life with Christ, it’s about the mountains as well as the valleys. Our Gospel today asks us to enliven and renew our relationship with Christ at all times, the good as well as the bad. In those times of joy as well as sorrow. By the very fact that Jesus is fully a human being, he had experienced everything we had experienced (minus the darkness of sin)—every joy, sorrow, disappointment, and surprise.
This means that Christ is faithful to us, and can relate to us, despite our distracted selves. Or, to put it another way, He is even more faithful to us in our times of distractions, frustrations, and rough times.
And because Jesus is so faithful to us, it means that he knows us much better than we can know ourselves. Jesus willed us, loved us, into existence. Our Father knows the number of hairs on our heads, the things that distract us, sadden us, and brings us joy. And it is this intimate knowledge of every material and spiritual pore of our being that allows the Godhead to give us “a hundred times more now in this present age.” He knows us, He loves, us, He desires desperately our flourishing.
And this is the hard part: He also allows us to endure “persecutions” and darker parts of our life in order to teach us what we desire. He allows these dark episodes in our life in order to show us what we ardently want for our flourishing.
Are we willing to be taught? Are our souls supple enough for that infusion of grace? Are we spiritually young enough to be pliable in the newness of Wisdom?
Rich Young Man from Hong Kong seemed to want everything, but on his own terms. Yet here is Jesus, wanting so much more than what the young man thought he wanted. Jesus always knows what is best for us, and desperately wants to grant it. May every encounter and event, dark or light, be a moment of grace and open heart, so that we may receive the Lord’s richness and grace in our lives.
Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, O.P.