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
INDEPENDENCE DAY holiday
monday, July 4, 2022
9:30 am mass*, Church nave
Please note our schedule changes:
- 8:30 am Morning Prayer*
- 9:30 am Mass*
- 5:00 pm Evening Prayer*
- No 5:30 pm daily Mass today
- Wearing a mask is still recommended.
- Hand sanitizers are available at the entrances to the church.
- Keep safe distance.
*live streamed. Click below to view.
The Parish Office will be closed on the holiday. Food Pantry is also cancelled today.
- 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.
- Mass Intentions are read at all the Masses of the day including the live streamed Masses.
- Monday - Friday: 8:00am
- Saturday: 9:00am
- Sunday: 9:30am
WE ARE OPEN!
KEEP SAFE DISTANCING
MEMORANDUM FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO REGARDING THE LIFTING OF MASK MANDATES.
Click below to download the memorandum from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Click below to download frequently asked questions regarding the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.
The Western Dominican Province's Mission Foundation is sending funds to the Dominican priories in Ukraine and Poland to help the refugees. You can contribute to this support by sending donations to the Dominican Mission Foundation, PO Box 15367, San Francisco, CA 94115. In the memo line of your check write "Ukraine Refugees"
Be Leaven for the World
What? The Lay Mission Project seeks to enliven lay people, to help them appreciate the richness of the faith, and enable them, in their ordinary lives, to live out their role in the Church's mission to transform themselves and secular society.
Who? This is a unique program designed for lay Catholics who seek to become a part of the Church's mission to the world. This formation could be perfect for you.
When? The program begins in Fall, 2022. Acceptance is based on initial interview and successful completion of the application process.
How? Saint Dominic Parish will soon host several information sessions for those who are interested in participating in this formation program.
For more information, visit https://laymission.net
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.
For more information and to register, click here.
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,
For more information and to register, click here.
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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
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
July 3, 2022: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Associate Pastor’s Corner
“The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” –Luke 10:2
Even as Jesus sends out his seventy-two appointed disciples ahead of him to proclaim the Kingdom of God, he first commands them to pray; not so much that they may find success, but that the number of spreaders of the Good News might increase. “Ask the master of the harvest to send our laborers for his harvest.” This short line reveals much about how God works in the world to build his kingdom.
First, Jesus doesn’t do everything himself, but rather he sends out delegates, representatives, messengers, and forerunners. God, being all powerful, technically doesn’t need our help to do anything. But for our sake, that we may share in his mission and thus his glory, he appoints, anoints, and apostolizes us to work on his behalf. Jesus really does rely upon his disciples to prepare his way, this is not to make work or an excuse to keep us on the heavenly payrolls; without our cooperation, the Good News does not spread. As St. Paul asks the Romans: “How can they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent?” Jesus didn’t teach his disciples to just throw up their hands in the face of difficulty and say “Jesus, you handle it,” rather he entrusts them with the mission.
Second, God has already done the hardest part. Consider what it takes for there to be an abundant harvest of grapes in a vineyard. First, there is the seed itself, which is a minor miracle, that from a tiny brown spec can come a beautiful fruit-bearing plant many times the size. How does this happen? Only God knows exactly. Then, the seeds must be carefully planted in the right location, fertilized, and watered. The sprouting vines must be carefully pruned and arranged on trellises, protected from bugs, wild animals, disease, frost, thieves, etc. God, the master of the harvest, has already planted the miraculous seed of conversion in the hearts of our neighbors and carefully tended it. We don’t have to do any of that hard work, we simply are called to pluck the ripe fruit.
Third, God does not believe in forced labor. Even knowing that there is much fruit that risks rotting on the vine, God does not force us into the field like a general commanding troops. God wants our simple participation, through our prayers, to inspire more people to gather in the fruit that he has already brought to maturity. Who among of us is unable to pray?
The harvest really is abundant, the laborers really are too few, so let us all pray and ask the master of the harvest to send out labors for his harvest. And as we do, let us also pray for three of the newest Dominican laborers: newly ordained priests Fr. Matthew Heynen, Fr. Joshua Gatus, and Fr. Joseph Selinger!
-Fr. Christopher Wetzel OP