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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Mass Schedule

Sunday Liturgies

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

Weekdays

6:30am
8:00am
5:30pm - St. Jude Mass

Saturday

8:00am - Mass with Morning Prayer
5:30pm - Vigil for Sunday

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Welcome


Father Michael Hurley, OPIn 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.

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- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor

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ADVENT SCHEDULE

Advent Processions with
Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 1, 7:30 pm

An Advent retreat in word and music

Dominican Rite Low Mass (in Latin)

December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 5:30 pm

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., celebrant

Advent Morning of Reflection

Saturday, December 7, 9:00 - 12:00 pm

“The Eye of the Soul and the Veil of the Son, ” led by Br. Matthew Wanner, O.P.


Christmas Faire

Saturday, 5:30 pm, December 7 & Sunday, all Masses except 9:00 pm,  December 8

in the Siena Room.  Christmas poinsettias, decorations and a special raffle all benefiting the Lima Center. Sponsored by the Friends in Christ Group

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

Sunday, December 8, 1:30 pm

Mass in Spanish, followed by a festive reception


The Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 9, 6:30 & 8:00 am, 5:30 pm (not a Holy Day of Obligation this year)

Advent Meditations with Isaiah
and the "O Antiphons"

Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 pm

Jeffrey Howe and Simon Berry present music for voice
and organ including Seven Meditations

Las Posadas/Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 15, 3:15 pm

All families welcome with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall.  The petting zoo opens at 2:30 pm.

Messiah!  A (mostly) Baroque 

Christmas Concert

Monday, December 16, 7:30 pm

 A selection of joyous Christmas choral music
with a selection of carols for all to sing, including
Handel's Messiah (Part 1) 
St. Dominic's Schola Cantorum, soloists, and Festival Brass. 
​Free to all.

Advent Reconciliation Services

Tuesday, December 17

Confessions 12:00 -1:00 pm  & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Individual confessions available.

Parish Christmas Party & Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 19, after the 5:30 pm Mass

All are welcome to celebrate Christmas a little early with fellow parishioners, associates, and neighbors.  This year's party is hosted by many parish groups: The Young Adults, 3040s, Friends in Christ and the Men's Club.  We encourage all to participate in the cookie exchange!

Docent Tour: Hidden Treasures

Saturday, December 21, 10:00 am

Join our knowledgeable docents on the last tour of the calendar year.  Meet in the Siena Room (modular building) at 9:30 am.  Tour begins promptly at 10:00 am.

Simbang Gabi Celebration

Saturday, December 21, 5:30 pm

An Advent Novena sponsored by the Cathedral Deanery with participation from neighboring parishes.  There is a reception to following in the Parish Hall.   Contact Nino Fandino for more information.

Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE, tuesday, DECEMBER 24

Christmas Vigil Family Masses

4:00 &  6:00 pm

Carol service followed by Mass at Midnight

11:15 pm Carol service
12:00 am Solemn Mass with choral music, strings and brass

No confessions today

CHRISTMAS DAY, wednesday, DECEMBER 25

Parish Mass with Carols

8:30 am

Solemn Mass with choral music, strings and brass

11:00 am

No confessions today

NEW YEAR'S EVE, tuesday, DECEMBER 31

Vigil Mass: 5:30 pm

New Year's Eve Prayer Vigil & Mass

Led by the Fr. Anthony Rosevear, OP and the Novices: 10:30 pm Prayer Vigil  & 11:30 pm Vigil Mass

New Year's Day, wednesday, January 1, 2020

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

9:30am​ (One parish Mass today)

We are so blessed to have the front of our beautiful church illuminated at night!


Many thanks to all those who made it possible. 

Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 15.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

7th Grade through High School

Classes begin Sunday, September 15.

For more information and to register, click here.

Donate to our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Fundraiser

Please help us bring a Level 2 Atrium to our program!  Donors will be recognized in 4 categories.  Good Shepherd ($1000+), Guardian Angels ($500+), Good Samaritans ($250+) and Mustard Seed ($100+). 

Click HERE to make a one-time donation by credit card.

 Click HERE to pay in installments here (scroll down to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Fund).

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.

  PODCASTs

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

APPLE ITUNES     GOOGLE PLAY        HOMILIES PODCAST


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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.

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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

December 8, 2019: The Second Sunday of Advent - Associate Pastor’s Corner

If I told you that there will be a day that there will be peace in the Holy Land, that our country will have 100% employment--and indeed, we are joyfully employed--and housing is affordable, you would very likely say I’m either delusional or I’m running for office.  

Yet, this is the vision of our first reading. This is from Isaiah, chapter 11, also known as the Peaceable Mountain.  This is a vision that displays a time and place where sworn, mortal enemies are sharing a joy-filled life with each other.  Lambs invite wolves to have dinner with them.  Leopards share a cup of tea with young goats.  Children, young lions, and calves decide to play on the mountainside.  If we think of this image critically, it’s crazy, if not inane.  At the very least, it is irrational that a predator would share tea with his prey (except, of course, if you were living in Narnia).  

Yet, as with all images that the Prophet Isaiah speaks, we are to put our knowledge of biology and animal behaviors and contemplate what is being spoken.  Sworn enemies are sharing a meal.  Social dynamics that seem impossible to overcome are, in fact, being scaled with success.  What is deemed impossible is made possible.  

In other words, the Prophet Isaiah is speaking about HOPE.  Hope is that radical refusal to believe that God is too small for anything.  Whether it be peace between family members, justice at work, peace in Hong Kong, or the end of abortion, the theological virtue of hope is an ardent desire that God’s will may reign in any and all situations, places, and hearts.  Nothing is too big, nothing is too small, for the love and power of our God to penetrate.  God doesn’t think anything is too small for His love to influence; God doesn’t think that there is a situation is too big for Him to overcome. 

It makes sense, then, that the symbol of Hope is the anchor.  An anchor tethers a boat to where it needs to be.  It keeps a boat steadfast and stable.  Just so, hope keeps our lives with Christ steadfast and stable, a reminder of who is in control and why.  

How do we keep a spirit of Hope? What can we do, in a concrete way, that allows us to recognize that I am a hope-filled Christian? The first half today’s reading tells us everything we need to know.  This blossom that buds from “the stump of Jesse” is obviously Jesus, yet the gifts that descend upon Jesus descend upon each of us baptized who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  The spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and the Awe towards God.  The same gift, the Holy Spirit, that descended upon Jesus to complete His mission on earth descends upon each of those who receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  

Yet, just as on Christmas morning, when we not only receive our gifts, we have to unwrap and open the boxes.  For many of us, it’s safe to say that we have received the 7-fold gift of the Holy Spirit, but we have yet to open the box!  Advent, can be that time where we spiritual unpack the 7-fold gift, and learn how to be wise, how to understand the mysteries of God, how to give and receive counsel, how to have intimate knowledge of God’s will in my life, an authentic relationship with God (also known as piety) and a deep understanding of how awesome our God is.  When we have that balanced life of prayer, corporal and spiritual acts of mercy, and living a life where we gift each other a break and radiate the Lord’s charity, then can we be another christ for our world.  

And it is then, at that moment, when we are living that 7-fold gift, we can be a son or daughter of HOPE, living a life where we radically refuse to believe that God is too small for anything.

~ Fr. Isaiah Mary

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