Wednesday, June 3
Morning Prayer (live stream)
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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- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
9:00am Morning Prayer followed by Mass at 10:00am
7:15am Morning Prayer followed by Mass at 8:00am
8:00am Morning Prayer followed by Mass at 9:00am
If you are in the neighborhood, visit St. Dominic's Church for individual prayer daily from 12:00noon to 4:45pm.
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.
Due to the shelter-in-place order, the Shrine of St. Jude Gift Shop is closed.
Visit the Shrine of St. Jude online store to select a candle size and include the prayer intention. A Dominican Friar or a staff member of the Shrine of St. Jude will light the candle at St. Dominic's Church.
Dear St Dominic’s Community,
As you are aware, the Bay Area counties have issued a “shelter in place” order for the purpose of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Based on this latest ordinance and in consultation with the Archdiocese, I want to keep you updated on the latest with regard to our schedule.
In general, the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, has upended all of our lives. In the face of this pandemic, the world today seems a bit more uncertain and unstable. As medical professionals and other experts work tirelessly to limit infection and bring health to the infirmed, I want to share both the latest update of where we stand with regard to our St. Dominic’s Lenten events and services and give a word of encouragement and hope.
First, a word about the power of prayer. Sometimes we think that prayer is the last resort of a failed project, the last recourse we have when all other efforts fail. But our faith and the experience of tradition reminds us that is nothing more powerful than prayer. Prayer has and will continue to be the means by which God brings his blessings to our world. The coronavirus is serious. Whether we consider it to directly impact our personal health or not, we ought to take it seriously as threat to our community and nation. Yet, this threat ought not to overcome us with fear.
Our faith is stronger than our fear. Prayer can change the outcome of this threat. Time and again in the Scriptures, God calls his people to cry out to Him in their need. Especially with regard to infirmity, our Lord wants to bring His healing. I invite you to join me in praying for God’s abundant blessings in the face of this pandemic. We pray for mercy for those who have died, for wisdom for those working on a cure, for strength for those caring for the ill, for prudence for all those making decisions of public policy, for peace and mind and heart for us all. I recently remarked in a homily that God doesn’t promise to not give us “more than we can handle,” but He does promise that He will always be with us and with his strength nothing is impossible.
Second, here is the latest on the particulars of our schedule:
Masses/Confessions: All daily and weekend public Masses and Confessions are suspended until at least Sunday, May 31st; however, the priests of St. Dominic’s will continue to celebrate Mass and honor all the intentions for the daily and weekend Masses. We will live stream one mass daily at 8:00am Monday through Friday, 9:00am on Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday. The live stream will begin at 7:15am with our chanted Morning Prayer followed by Mass. At 5:00pm, we will be live stream Evening Prayer. These liturgies will be hosted at our YouTube channel:
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Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade.
Classes begin Sunday, September 15.
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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
May 31, 2020: Pentecost Sunday - Pastor’s Corner
On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Spirit in our lives. In fact, in many ways, Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. Just as Christmas commemorates the birth of Christ, the Feast of Pentecost celebrates the moment when the Holy Spirit came to birth in the lives of Jesus’ disciples. Though the Gospel had been conceived in their hearts during Christ’s three years of preaching and healing, the disciples still needed encouragement in order to continue Jesus’ ministry. Just as Jesus retreated in the desert for 40 days to be tempted and prepared for his public ministry, so too the Resurrected Christ spends 40 days (from Easter Sunday to Ascension) with the disciples in order to prepare them to continue His work. This is clear when the disciples ask Jesus if and when He will restore the Kingdom of Israel. Jesus’ response makes clear that He will restore the Kingdom of God through their actions and ministry. In order for them to be empowered as witnesses, the disciples need the Holy Spirit. For it is through the Spirit that the life of Christ will animate their actions. Just as Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us, so too the Holy Spirit is the Advocate, God within us. For the disciples to be powerful witness, they need to be renewed by the Spirit living with them. So Jesus sends them to Jerusalem to wait and pray.
This moment of patient waiting comes in a particular context. Jerusalem was teeming with visitors and pilgrims who were gathered to celebrate the Jewish feast of Pentecost. Historically and theologically, Pentecost (or Shavu’ot) celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. God frees Israel from spiritual bondage with the gift of a special covenant, seven weeks after escaping slavery in Egypt. Fifty days after ascending the mount, Moses descended Sinai with the 10 commandments. The gift of the 10 commandments was not simply a list of rules to follow, but constituted the covenant of which formed the Israelites to be a special people. Thus at Pentecost, the nation of Israel was born.
Pentecost morning found Jesus’ disciples gathered to celebrate this gift of covenant and wait for the Spirit whom Jesus had promised. And just as Moses ascended Mount Sinai in order to descend with the Torah, so, too, Christ ascended into heaven in order to send his Spirit of covenant. The Spirit’s fierce fiery flames forge the followers of Christ, forming them into a powerhouse of preaching. Ecstatically emboldened, Peter witnesses to the Gospel empowered with the gift of tongues. Speaking the “language of the Spirit,” all those who were gathered for the feast of Pentecost from difference places in the world were enlightened as the Spirit was enkindled in their hearts. The five thousand who were baptized on that day are the first of those who now tally more than 1.2 billion strong. Thus at Pentecost, the Church is born.
Today, we find ourselves in the midst of pandemic. We are waiting and hoping for the moment when we can return to public worship and begin to establish new ways of connecting with others. The insecurity and uncertainty of these days should not paralyze us, but rather, should be a moment when we open our hearts to the renewal of the Spirit in our lives. If the Holy Spirit could empower a few fishermen to preach a religious and cultural revolution of repentance and salvation in the face of persecution, we certainly can share our faith in the midst of pandemic. Like the original disciples, we are called to live from the Spirit within us: to speak a word of wisdom and counsel, understanding and encouragement. Just as the seven-fold gifts of the Spirit were conceived in the minds and hearts of the disciples at Pentecost, we ask the Spirit to come alive in our lives. Today, we pray to be born anew from the fire of the Spirit whose flame is kindled within us.