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

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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

Outdoor Masses

November 28, 2020


With the recent closure of indoor Masses, I want to reassure you that we will continue to have in-person public worship at St. Dominic's with outdoor Masses.  Our start date will be Monday, November 30 with the first weekend being December 5/6.  There is nothing more important than worship, so my fellow Dominicans and I are so determined to be able to gather and continue to celebrate Mass in person.  

The outdoor space we will use is the parking lot area between the school building and the Church.  Obviously, this is not ideal, but this is what the City & County of San Francisco currently allows.  We have been working diligently to provide the infrastructure and especially the personnel to be able to have outdoor Mass in a prudent, safe and sacred manner.  I have put together a helpful guide and FAQs to guide us in this outdoor phase. Thank you for your prayers and I and also for your patience as establish best practices for the joy of worship!

Should I come to Mass?

Our Sunday Mass will continue to live stream via YouTube channel. 


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.

In response to pastoral sacramental need, we will be holding simultaneous Mass groupings outside in the Steiner Street parking lot area, in accordance to the safety directives of the city.


  • 8:00 am (also live streamed)
  • 9:00 am (also live streamed)
  • 7:30, 9:30 (also live streamed), 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm in Spanish
  • ​No 5:30 or 9:00 pm Masses at this time.


  • 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 are unable to go online, 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.


  • Smartphone or tablet with Eventbrite email (preferred) or show printed ticket.
  • Masks are required upon entry.  Gloves are optional.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times.
  • Dress appropriately for San Francisco outdoor weather.
  • Bring your own chair, blankets & knee pads for sitting & kneeling.


  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass time.
  • Parking will be limited. Access the parking lot from Pierce Street ONLY.  The Steiner Street entrance will be closed.
  • Follow the 6 feet distancing while waiting for entry.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • All Masses are in English except the 1:30 pm Sunday Mass.
  • Please drop your collection envelopes at the designated “Donation Boxes". 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.


  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry.  


  • If you are unable to attend, cancel your reservations 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

live stream



9:30am - Mass 

Monday - Friday

7:15am - Morning Prayer
8:00am - Mass


8:15am - Morning Prayer 
9:00am - Mass 

Evening Prayer schedule



Church Hours

Monday - Sunday

12:00noon to 4:30pm

If you are in the neighborhood, 
visit St. Dominic's Church for individual prayer. 

All are welcome!

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. 


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

November 29, 2020: First Sunday of Advent - Pastor’s Corner

Happy Advent!  This week we enter into the sacred season of waiting for the Advent, or coming of our Lord.  Sometimes we imagine our spiritual life as a journey.  We are on this earth to search for and discover the presence of God in our daily lives and relationships.  God is “out there” to be found and our task is to focus our energy on going to meet him.  Though there are aspects of this image of journey that are helpful, Advent reminds us that, even before we begin to look for God, He is already coming to greet us.  God is not statically ensconced on a heavenly mountaintop, available to only those who have the spiritual strengthen and virtue to ascend the heights.  As our loving Father, God has sent his Son into our world and become enfleshed in human nature.  Advent is the season where we are reminded that God always takes the initiative to come into our lives.  Jesus is eager to be present in our lives and Advent is the season the Church gives us to be reminded that we need to open our minds and hearts for his arrival.

In preparing for Jesus’ arrival, we usually think of the historical nativity of the Word made flesh in cave at Bethlehem.  However, the arrival of Advent follows two other important narrative threads.   First, we anticipate the Parousia (Greek for “advent”), the second coming of Christ in glory to judge the world.  In the Gospel, Jesus says, “Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Lk.21:36) Jesus admonition to be alert to his 2nd coming is the basis of our belief in Him as our King and the foundation of our Advent joy. Second, between the historical and future comings, there is the preparing for the coming of Christ in our minds and hearts in a personal way.  In the first reading, Jeremiah prophesies the advent of the promised Messiah.  This promise shaped (and continues to shape) the core of the Jewish faith: God’s promise of a Redeemer directs and focuses all Jewish worship, ritual and covenant.  This is why the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures is still relevant for us as Catholics.  Just as Moses and the prophets yearned to see the day of the Messiah, so too, we eagerly wait for the coming of Christ both now and in the future.  By looking to the heroes and saints of the past, we learn how to live in the present and prepare for the future.

In order to prepare for Christ’s arrival, I suggest three practical ways that we might open our hearts to the new life of Christmas. First, make a schedule of daily prayer.  Especially in Advent, we need to establish (or reestablish!) a rhythm of prayer which will open our hearts to prepare for Christmas joy.  I invite you to join the friars for our chanted morning prayer at 7:15am and at 5pm for our evening prayers via our livestream.  We are so blessed to have been able to livestream via our YouTube channel for the past 8 months and we want to invite you into the heart of our prayer.  Second, enter into the fullness of the season by attending one of our virtual events at the parish.  For example, this Thursday December 3rd, I will be leading a Zoom “Angels in Advent” retreat which will focus on the angelic activity which was present at Christ’s conception and birth. Just as the archangel Gabriel announced the Incarnation, so too we are called to anticipate the birth of Christ in our hearts and lives.  Third, take a Christmas “ornament” from our giving tree.  The Church continues to be open every day from noon-4:30pm and especially during this pandemic, we are in need of “angelic” assistance to provide Christmas gift cards to those in need.  Even in the challenges of this year, we were able 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 confident that our gift card 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 him afresh!

            ~ Fr. Michael

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