Monday, May 29
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
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring life and the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open space. Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create a conversation. Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe.
Alpha at St. Dominic's includes food, a DVD, and a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts. Alpha is for anyone who’s curious.
Drop-ins are welcome at Alpha. But to get email updates, and to let us know about yourself:
For specific questions, or to VOLUNTEER with the Alpha, contact email@example.com or 415-674-0422.
May 1 - July 17, 2017
St. Dominic's Church, SF--Parish Hall
Free (potluck dinner on a rotation)
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
Free Will Offering
(Suggested donation $50)
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.
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
May 28, 2017: The Ascension of the Lord: Associate Pastor’s Corner
Last week, I was in Phoenix, sponsoring my godson as he had received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist. In the Diocese of Phoenix, they do what is called “restored order” where a young person receives the Eucharist for the first time after Confirmation. That is why an eight year old would receive Confirmation so young. It was a beautiful event, being with family and newfound friends.
Thinking of my godson, his parents, and today’s readings, I could not help but reflect on the topic of “power” and “authority”. The Holy Spirit descended upon my godson, granting him charisms, peace, grace, and authority to act in His Name.
Just the same way, in these weeks of Eastertide, our neophytes had been given charisms, peace, grace, and the same authority to act in His Name.
In a more public way, many in our community had just received the great gift of Ordination--Dino Ornido & Jimmy Salcido, who were just ordained to the diaconate two weeks ago, and Brothers Christopher Wetzel, O.P., Bradley Thomas Elliott, O.P., Thomas Aquinas Pickett, O.P., Pius Youn, O.P., ordained deacons just yesterday, given a public ministry to “believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.”
And not to forget many of the baptisms, first communions, confirmation, and indeed, weddings, that have or will occur in these next few days.
All Sacraments, in their own way, give the believer a way to act in the authority and power of Christ Jesus, for the sake of bringing the world closer to the Father’s Love.
In our Gospel this weekend, we remember that the Father had given Jesus all of the power in heaven. Yet what does Jesus do with this power? He gives that power away to us, the members of His Body. Jesus has entrusted us with His Authority to act and be in His Name. Every time we pray, we do so in Jesus’ Name. Every time we interact with someone, we do so in Jesus’ name. Every time we perform an act of mercy and kindness, we do so in Jesus’ name.
Yet, as the Gospel also says, some of the disciples doubted. They doubted that they could act in Jesus’ Name. They doubted that their prayers were effective. They doubted that their acts meant something. They doubted that their example mattered.
Yet it does. Always. It always matters.
The only reason my godson said yes to Confirmation was because his parents are zealous and passionate Catholics, who love their God, God’s Mother, God’s Church, each other, and their sons, with a love that ignites all of Northern Phoenix to see.
So my dear parents, godparents, and sponsors: you have no little role in the lives of those who are under your explicit care. You are the first teachers of the faith. Your example and your relationship with God best exemplify the way of Christian virtue for your little ones to see. Godparents and sponsors, this goes for you as well. Your sponsorship does not end once Mass does. Parenthood, and Sponsorship, is a vocation. Therefore, I challenge you to bless those whom the Lord calls to your care. Grant them a blessing before and after you see them, when they go to school, before or after a meal, after every interaction. Granted, it is a different kind a blessing that I as a priest can grant—but do bless your children and pray that the Lord continually fill them with His grace and love. A classic is from the Book of Numbers:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!”
My precious young adults: You too have authority and power within our Church, today and right now. What are you doing right now that displays Jesus’ power in your life? Are you keeping up with your prayers and meditations on the bus?
When was the last time you prayed about what the Lord has in store for you? Is your heart tender enough to consider giving your future—not to some company or market—but to He Who Calls? Can you consider entering a religious community, serving at the Altar, being a Sister or Mother or Brother or Father to all of the Church baptized? Can you see yourself serving on mission in a foreign land? Indeed, my young adults, you do have authority and power in His Name—yet do you doubt His Love for you? Are you still to doubt your love for Him?
The Lord has empowered us all by the power of His baptism. He has given us authority to do extraordinary work. But most of all, He has given us to radiate His Joy and Light for all to see. May we be empowered to become the saints that we are called to be!
Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, O.P., Associate Pastor, Parochial Vicar