Friday, February 23
Stations of the Cross
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.
I am delighted that you have come to our website. St. Dominic’s and I invite you to enter fully into the life and blessings of our family. The best way to experience the joys of our parish is to get involved! In a parish as diverse and dynamic as ours, there is something for everyone.
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- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
12:15pm Prayer Service
7:30pm Mass (Solemn)
Fridays of Lent, 12:15pm & 7:30pm, Church Nave
Mondays of Lent, 5:30pm, Church Nave
Sponsored by Veronica and Dao of the Friends in Christ Group. Friday, February 16, 6:00pm, Parish Hall Saturday, February 17, 9:30am to 4:00pm, Parish Hall. $75 Pre-Registration required. Journey to the Cross with Mary, Monday, February 19, r , School 1st Floo
"Navajo Water Project" hosted by JPIC (Justice, Peace, Creation). Friday, February 23, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
"File for Life Workshop" hosted by Outreach Commission. Friday, March 2nd, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, Santa Sabina Retreat Center, San Rafael, CA.
Tuesday, March 6, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Parish Hall. $50 Registration.
Friday, March 9, 7:30pm, Church Nave
Saturday, March 10, 9:00am, Church Nave
Sunday, March 11, 5:30pm, Church Nave
"Story of a Catholic Social Conscience" hosted by JPIC (Justice, Peace, Creation) Friday, March 16, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Friday, March 16, 7:30pm, Church Nave
Hosted by the St. Dominic's Men's Club. Saturday, March 17, 6:30pm doors open; 7:00pm dinner, Parish Hall. Tickets available at the Parish Office and online.
Journey to the Cross with Mary, Monday, March 19, , School 1st Floor
Tuesday, March 20, 12:15pm & 7:15pm, Church Nave
"Local Ballot Measures Panel" hosted by JPIC (Justice, Peace, Creation) Friday, March 23, 6:00pm, Parish Hall
Hosted by the St. Dominic's Hispanic Community. Friday, March 23, 7:30pm, Church Nave
Saturday, March 24, 6:30pm doors open; 7:00pm dinner, Parish Hall. Tickets available at the Parish Office and online.
5:30pm Saturday Vigil, 7:30am - Quiet Mass; 9:15am Procession from Lourdes Grotto to the front of the church, followed by the 9:30am Family Mass; 11:30am Solemn Choral Mass; 1:30pm St.Jude Pilgrim Mass; 5:30pm Mass with Contemporary music; 9:00pm Mass by candlelight.
Last year, we raised thousands of dollars for water systems in Uganda. This year, 2018, our goal is to raise $10,000 towards the Navajo Water Project, through DigDeep.org.
Donate online (see above) or place give at the special collection at Mass on March 10-11.
Pray for all people in our country and across the globe who lack secure access to safe water.
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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
February 18, 2018: First Sunday of Lent - Pastor’s Corner
Lent has begun. Although we might greet Lent with the chagrin of its disciplines, these next forty days are meant to be a time of spiritual growth and renewal. The word Lent itself means “springtime” and its goal is to open our hearts afresh to the Holy Spirit in our lives. Beginning this last Wednesday with the imposition of ashes, the Church offers us a sustained season in which we can strengthen our relationship with God through three dynamic activities: Fast. Pray. Give. Just as, in the Gospel, we hear about the Spirit “driving” Jesus into the desert where He fasts from food, prays to His Father and readies himself to give himself completely to preaching the Kingdom of God, so too, the spirit of Lent compels us to real practical action to fast, to pray and to give. If we have not yet formulated real actions and strategies for growth, here are some ideas, which might be helpful for these next 40 days of growth.
Fast. When we think about fasting, we normally consider giving up eating and drinking food and drinks that we enjoy. Especially, if such foods are not conducive to good health, e.g., sweets, fast food, alcohol or coffee, giving these up can be both physically and spiritually cleansing. Beyond this consider: 1. Give up Gossip. We may not realize how pervasive gossip is part of our lives until we try to give it up. But we all know how easy gossip is to be drawn into. When someone says something negative about another person, how easy it is to jump with relish into the fray. This Lent, when you are tempted to start or join in the negativity, resolve to either say something nice or don’t say anything at all. If you think this is easy, try it! It can be eye opening to realize how often it is part of life. 2. Limit screen time. Studies tell us that, on average, people interact recreationally with screens, e.g., smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs, for almost 7 hours a day! Certainly, technology has wonderful advantages, but Lent is a good time to consider the time we waste simply looking at screens. 3. Stop Complaining. Like gossip, complaining is an aspect of life which exerts negative spiritual gravity. Like empty calories, complaining effects momentary cathartic release, but ultimately weighs us down emotionally and spiritually. When we find ourselves griping about a person or frustrating situation, try to catch yourself and enter into a moment of gratitude for the blessings that you do have!
Pray. Prayer is the heartbeat of Lent. The reason for fasting is to clear our minds and hearts of the entanglements which keep us from connecting with God. Prayer is talking to God like a friend. In these next 40 days, we are invited to spend time with the one who loves us most dearly so to him we might draw more nearly. Beginning the day with a morning prayer, saying a prayer before meals or kneeing down in gratitude before bedtime: such practices provide a rhythm for prayer. Be practical! Pick up a Magnificat Lenten prayer companion, which we are providing at the parish, and spend five minutes a day with the Scripture. Beyond this: consider that variety is the spice of life. Try a prayer habit that stretches you behind your normal habit. For example, say daily rosary, spend some time in Adoration (or sign up for our first Friday when we have all night Adoration!), attend Mass during the weekday, or pray the Divine Mercy chaplet. The possibilities are only limited by our creativity to lovingly reach out to connect with our creator.
Give. This Lenten action is perhaps the most important as it motivates us to create new habits of generosity. When we think of giving, donating money leaps to mind. Here at St. Dominic’s we have our Lenten water challenge, when we fast from non-water beverages for a week and give the money saved to some organization that helps to provide water to impoverished communities. Another idea: Clean out the closet. Each day for the next 40 days, get rid of something you haven’t used recently or donate clothing to Lima center that does not find regular use. Along with the obvious benefits of simplifying your space and household, you also get practice in the exercise of considering what is essential from what is not vital to happiness. Whatever and however you are called to fast, pray and give, know that you are not alone. As a community of faith, we strive (even if we fail) to follow Christ into the desert in order to emerge into an Easter oasis. Happy Lenting!
- Fr. Michael Hurley, Pastor