Saturday, June 24
50s+++ Movie Night
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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Join members of St. Dominic's parish and people from around the Bay Area as we discover answers to these questions together. The Called & Gifted workshop is a special program that teaches Catholics how to discover their unique spiritual gifts - gifts God gives us all to share with our family, our friends, our workplace, and our community. Through the workshop we learn about our Catholic understanding of these gifts, and how to start the process of discerning the specific gifts God has given us.
Friday, June 23, 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday, June 24, 9:30am-4:30pm
St. Dominic's Church
(Suggested donation $50)
**WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THIS WEEKEND'S WORKSHOP. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY MORE REGISTRATIONS, WE'LL OFFER IT AGAIN NEXT JUNE.
If you've taken the Workshop before and would like to serve on the Workshop team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-674-0422.
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm, in Parish Hall on June 13, 20, 27, and July 11, 18
A lectionary-based study focusing in the upcoming Sunday's readings, plus some videos on biblical history and context each week.
Facilitated by Michael O'Smith, Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Dominic's Church
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm, in Parish Hall on July 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
or, repeated each week on
Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm, in Aquinas Room, July 28 and August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 1
Featuring Bishop Robert Barron's new Catholicism video series: The Pivotal Players, with video and discussion.
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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
June 18, 2017 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: Pastor’s Corner
Happy Father’s Day! In remembering and honoring our fathers, we recognize that the vocation to be a father is divine. In fact, this is how God describes His relationship with us. When the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray, Jesus says: “Abba, Father.” Perhaps because we are so familiar with the Lord’s Prayer, we are not as astonished at these words as the disciples must have been. In Aramaic, the word “Abba” does not simply mean father, but is a familiar, intimate term of endearment akin to “daddy” or “papa.” For the Jewish people, the name of God is sacred and thus is seldom spoken or written, lest it be dishonored or used irrelevantly. For this reason, the authors of the Old Testament employ various circumlocutions for the name of God, which are translated as “Lord” or “Almighty”. When Jesus calls God “Abba,” it is a shocking moment of revelation: God wants us to relate to Him not only as the Almighty creator of heaven and earth, but also as a loving father does to his child.
This connects with our celebration of Corpus Christi, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask our Father to “give us this day our daily bread.” This daily bread is nowhere more present than in the Eucharist we receive every time we come to Mass. Traditionally, this feast is marked with a Eucharistic procession, which we will do at the end of select Masses. Historically, this feast emerged in the life of the church as a wonder-filled response to the Eucharistic miracle near Orvieto, Italy. In 1264, there was a priest on pilgrimage, who had serious doubts about the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Amid these doubts, one day when he was celebrating Mass around the town of Orvieto, as he said the words of consecration, “This is my body, This is my blood,” the host began to drip blood before his eyes. Amazed and dismayed, he carefully reserved the blood stained white corporal (liturgical linen used at altar), which can still be seen on display at the Church.
Inspired by this miracle, Pope Urban IV established Corpus Christi as a Solemnity and asked St. Thomas Aquinas to compose prayers and hymns for the occasion. Some of the perennial prayer and anthems for the Eucharist come from Thomas’ masterpiece: Pange Lingua (concluding in the “Tantum Ergo”), “Verbum Super num” (concluding with the “O Salutaris Hostia”), and the sequence before the Gospel “Lauda Sion.” Of all of these masterpieces, there is perhaps none succinctly beautiful and profound as the “O sacrum convivium”: “O sacred banquet in which Christ becomes our food. The memory of his passion is celebrated, the soul is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.” In the Eucharist, the past and future merge with the present reality of God’s grace, given to us by our loving Father who feeds us.
As we celebrate Father’s Day on this feast, let us rejoice in the gift of the Eucharist. And we know that as incredible as Eucharistic miracles can be, it is not because of such miracles that we believe. Miracles are not the cause of our faith. To those who believe, no miracle is necessary. Rather, such wonders confirm or witness to our belief. They rouse us and encourage us in the living of our faith. They quell doubts. So like that priest in Orvieto, if the Eucharist is a difficult or doubtful part of your faith, you are not alone. Remember that most of Jesus’ disciples left Him precisely because He says in this weekend’s Gospel: “If you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53). And yet, Jesus does not call his friends to “take and understand, but “take and eat.” When we come to Mass free from serious impediment and sin, let us be prepared to be nourished by His life giving body and blood. In the Eucharist, Our Father feeds us, so that we can feed others. We receive what we believe so we can be what we receive.
Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor