2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7824

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2021 Lent

Stations of the cross

Fridays of Lent (February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26)

12:15 pm (self guided), Church Nave

7:30 pm, Zoom, hosted by the Friends in Christ Group


Saturdays of Lent (February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3)

6:30 pm, Zoom, hosted by the Friends in Christ Group



Mondays of Lent (February 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 3

8:00 am, Church Nave (limited seating/live streamed)



lectio divina: Penitential psaLms

Tuesdays, February 23; March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm,  Zoom



Thursdays of Lent, March 4, 11, 18, 25; 7:00 pm, Zoom


dominican rite mass IN LATIN for the SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH

Friday, March 19, 5:30 pm, live streamed

The tenors & basses of the Schola cantorum sing Durufle's Missa Cum Jubilo with Dominican Chant

Stations of the Cross with Stabat Mater by Pergolesi

Thursday, March 25, 7:30 pm, live streamed

A meditation of the Stations of the Cross sung by the sopranos & altos of the  Schola cantorum

moment of mercy

Saturday, March 27, 10:00 am, Zoom


lenten confessions

Saturday, March 27, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Church Nave


QR CODE for mass


Do you have a smartphone or tablet with a camera app or QR code reader?   Getting an Eventbrite ticket for Mass is now easier.  Follow the steps below:

1.  TAP or OPEN the camera app on your smartphone or tablet.

2. Point your device to the QR code (image) just like you are going to take a picture.

Once the image is recognized, your smartphone or tablet will open a link to Eventbrite to procure your Mass ticket.

Try it today!


Check with your smartphone or tablet service provider to make sure the QR reader is active!

Public Masses

Public MASS REOpens

indoors at St. Dominic’s!

I am delighted to announce the opening for public worship at St. Dominic’s. We celebrated indoor Mass on Sunday, February 7 at 25% capacity.  There is nothing more important than worship, and so after a month of outdoor Masses, my fellow Dominicans and I are so excited to be able to gather and celebrate Mass once again in the beauty of St. Dominic’s Church.  

As we begin to open, we must be prudent in developing best practices for a “new normal” of public worship. There will be some changes from how we were accustomed to gathering.  We have been working diligently to provide the infrastructure and especially the personnel to open in a prudent and safe way.  At this time, we have established a “phased” progression of opening with regard to Mass times, number of people at Mass and other protocols.  I have put together a helpful guide and FAQs to guide us in this new phase. Thank you for your prayers and also for your patience as we establish best practices for the joy of worship!

Should I come to Mass?

At this time, the Archbishop has given dispensation from obligatory Sunday Mass attendance.  We urge those who have serious health issues, who are most vulnerable, who are not feeling well, or who fear their own health to refrain from attending Mass during this time.

Recognizing the need to still be connected virtually, Mass will continue to live stream via St. Dominic's YouTube Channel.  Click the link below.


Indoor Public Mass schedule

  • 7:15 am Morning Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 8:00 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 5:00 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 8:15 am Morning Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 9:00 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 4:45 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
  • 7:30 am (limited seating)
  • 9:30 am (limited seating/live streamed)
  • 11:30 am (limited seating)
  • 1:30 pm (in Spanish - limited seating)
  • ​4:45 pm Evening Prayer (live streamed only)
  • ​No 5:30 or 9:00 pm Masses at this time.

How do I sign up to attend a Mass?

  • Tickets are required for all Masses (both weekday and weekend)
  • Click below to procure a ticket through Eventbrite.
  • Once you enter the St. Dominic’s Eventbrite page, choose a Mass date and time from the menu.
  • Before completing the registration, please read the disclaimer and check the box to confirm that you understand, acknowledge, and agree to the terms.
  • After you register, you will receive confirmation via email.  We prefer you show your ticket via smartphone. If you do not have a smartphone, a printed ticket is permissible.
  • If you do not have a computer or a smartphone, call the parish office (415) 567-7824.  Listen to the recorded message, carefully for the appropriate prompt #2 to leave your name, telephone number, requested Mass date and time, number of people.  You will be called back with the ticket information.


  • Smartphone or tablet with Eventbrite email (preferred) or printed ticket.  Please keep your ticket.  You do not need to turn it in for entry.
  • Masks are required upon entry.  Gloves are optional.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times.

What can I expect when i arrive?

  • Entrance to the church from the Steiner street doors only.   The Steiner street entrance also has a ramp for those with limited mobility.
  • For weekday Masses, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass time.
  • For Sunday Masses, please arrive at least 20 minutes before Mass in order to allow ushers to direct you in an orderly & safe fashion to your seats.  There is no open seating.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing while waiting for entry.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • All Masses are in English except for the 1:30 pm Sunday Mass which is in Spanish.
  • Mass programs and church bulletins will be available.  For sanitary purposes, if you touch it, we ask that you take it.
  • Please drop your collection envelopes at designated “Donation Boxes" inside the church. There will be no passing of the baskets.  Thank you for supporting St. Dominic’s Parish.
  • No communal singing of hymns, chants, or psalms.
  • No exchange of peace.
  • Communion will be brought to you in place.  Please remove your mask when receiving communion.
  • No restrooms access.

What if I am late?

  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry.  

What if I cannot attend?

  • If you are unable to attend, cancel your reservation at least 24 hours prior to the event to allow for other attendees to sign up.

Thanks to all who have been such a source of encouragement to me and my fellow friars during these days of quarantine. I will keep you updated as to new developments once we become accustomed to gathering again.

Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ!

~Fr. Michael Hurley, Pastor

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
  • Click below to enter your Mass Intention Request
  • You will receive an email confirmation with the date of your Mass Intention Request.


Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.

Mass times

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

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


E_OFFERING: The Parish online giving program

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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

Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year.

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.  

For more information and to register, click here.


7th Grade through High School

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Pancake Breakfast!

Since we can't meet in person for our annual pancake breakfast to kick off the school year, please bring your own pancakes to our Zoom Room to meet your catechists and other families in our program!

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Zoom link will be emailed to registered families. 

Catholic videos, online courses, e-books, and more....all free for St. Dominic's parishioners!

Go to https://stdominics.formed.org  and register, compliments of St. Dominic's Parish.  Check out the "Community" tab for our staff-recommended videos and audio programs.


New Episodes
St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.


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.

More Information

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
February 28, 2021: Second Sunday of Lent - Pastor’s Corner

Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.  Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.  Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.  Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” (Mark 9:2-10) 

In the days following my ordination, I had the good fortune to travel to the Holy Land on pilgrimage.  It was a memorable experience.  To walk where Christ walked, to see what He saw, to celebrate Mass on Mount Calvary: these moments helped to shape and encourage the initial days of my priesthood.  One of the most significant moments in the Holy Land was celebrating Mass on Mount Tabor, the place of Christ’s Transfiguration.  But in order to ascend the Mount, one has to traverse a number of elevated switchbacks.  The large tour buses which can clog the Holy Land Highways can only go so far up the Mount.  Unable to navigate the steep turns, the luxury liners sit idly side by side at a base parking lot. If you want to reach the peak, you have to be nimble, traveling a bit lighter than the normal tourist. The summit is scaled only by those willing to relinquish unnecessary and burdensome baggage.  To go up, you have to let go.

As we continue our Lenten journey, we are encouraged to put aside whatever baggage and extraneous creature comforts might keep us from ascending to our own place of transfiguration.  Our Lenten penances and disciplines encourage us in this practice to learn to let go.  By letting go of both things that are harmful and even certain good things we enjoy, we prepare ourselves to receive the best: a renewed sense of God’s presence in our lives.

But letting go is challenging.  In the first reading, God asks Abraham to let go of his Son, Isaac.  God had called Abraham away from family, culture and all that was familiar in order to bring him into a land of promise and blessing.  At the heart of God’s promise was to establish a legacy through his son Isaac.  When God asks Abraham to let go of his Son, Abraham is challenged.  Though Abraham does not necessarily understand God’s motivation, he comes to realize that trusting God is the way through which he will be blessed.  As Abraham and Isaac climb mount Moriah the confused son asks his father: “where is the sacrifice?”  Abraham’s response is a shining example of trust: “God will provide.”  God’s command is not simply a test to see whether or not Abraham would obey his almighty will, but rather is a moment when Abraham grows in trust because he was willing to let go of what is most precious to him.  Abraham grows because he lets go. 

As we continue our Lenten journey, we are invited to consider those things that we are challenged to let go of in order that God’s life might grow in us.   Especially as we emerge from shelter in place and emerge to reestablish new norms for daily life, it behooves us to examine the unnecessary baggage we’re holding on to. Real reflection reveals that there’s more to let go of than we might imagine.  In various ways we all hold on to hurts, grievances, bad habits and comfortable forms of selfish behavior which keeps God’s love from transforming us.  In response, like Peter, James and John, Christ calls each one of us to journey with him to Mount Tabor.   Jesus wants to show us what transformation looks like, if we are open to his grace.  Yet this journey requires detachment, letting go of all that would keep us from striving for growth.  This week join me in a simple prayer:  Lord, help me to let go and grow.  Amen!

~ Fr Michael

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