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
Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, November 27, 10:30 am, Aquinas Room
Advent Processions with
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, November 27, 7:30 pm
An Advent retreat in word and music
Dominican Rite Low Mass (in Latin)
Mondays, November 28, December 5, 12 & 19, 5:30 pm
Advent Morning of Reflection
Saturday, December 3, 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon
The Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30 pm Vigil Mass; Thursday, December 8, 8:00 am, 5:30 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, 3:15 pm
All families welcome with a fiesta in the parish hall to follow.
Simbang Gabi Mass
Saturday, December 17, 5:30 pm
Monday, December 19, 7:30 pm
Featuring St. Dominic's Schola cantorum with lectors. Free to all.
Advent Reconciliation Services
Tuesday, December 20
Confessions 12:00 Noon -1:00 pm & 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Advent "O" Antiphons Meditations
Wednesday, December 21, 7:30 pm
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Children's Faith Formation
Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade.
Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year! Classes fill quickly, so register today.
Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022.
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CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY
7th - 12th Grades - now an 18 month program!
Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year - all in person.
Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022,
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CGS Level III Fundraiser
We are hoping to start a Level III Atrium for our 9-12 year olds in the Fall of 2023, and need your assistance!
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Young Adults' Group
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
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November 27, 2022: First Sunday of Advent - Pastor’s Corner
As we begin the season of Advent, we hear the prophetic words of Isaiah in our first reading. “‘Come, let us climb the LORD's mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.’ For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations and impose terms on many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.” Since prophecy is not simply the telling of the future, but rather the communication of God’s word, Isaiah’s words are a promise from God himself. Although humanity is awash in violence, strife and bloodshed, God promises that he will bring peace, restoration, and healing. The very instruments of destruction will be changed into tools of transformation. Weapons of hate will be reengineered to harvest the fruits of peace. This is the promise of Advent. God is coming to restore his order. He is coming to root out violence and war. He is coming as the Prince of Peace.
For this Advent promise to make a difference for us, we need to be prepared. In the Gospel, Jesus says: “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Matthew 24:42-44) Christ is coming, but if we want our hearts to experience the healing peace and tranquility he brings, we have to prepare to receive Him.
I suggest three practical ways that we might open our hearts to receive the promise of Advent. First, pick up an Advent reflection booklet after Mass, or in the office. This year, we are providing Advent mediations from the “little blue books.” Amid the hustle and bustle of this busy time, spending five minutes daily in Advent prayers will do wonders for preparing ourselves for Christ. Second, enter into the fullness of the season by attending one of our events at the parish. For example, next Saturday December 3rd, we will have a morning of reflection at 10:30 am in order to be prepared to welcome the Lord come Christmas. Third, be an “angel” and take an Advent “ornament” from our giving tree. Many of us are blessed with ample material resources, and yet there is need around us. This year at Thanksgiving, through your generosity, we were able to provide a delicious meal for almost 300 families. Most of these families have children and we are confident that our gift card angel ornaments will be able to provide gifts for those who would otherwise go without. Whenever we give to those in need, we encounter the living presence of Jesus. May Jesus’ Advent find us ready to receive His promised Peace into our hearts!
~ Fr. Michael