Sunday, July 31
Friends in Christ Excursion
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
St. Dominic’s Church is a vibrant, diverse Dominican parish that serves approximately 2000 households in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
The director will be responsible for the evangelization and faith formation of children and youth (from birth through early teen years) and their parents, including implementing and evaluating programs, developing curricula within Church teaching and diocesan guidelines, scheduling classes and events, and training and coordinating volunteers. A successful candidate will passionately share in our Dominican parish’s mission “to radiate the joy of the Gospel in the heart of the City.”
Each year men and women embark on an exploration of the Catholic faith. Some are deciding if they are called into the Catholic Church; others have been Catholic all their lives and are now interested in discovering what this really means. Together we witness to the fact that our search for God is a lifelong journey, a journey on which we make the most progress when we walk it with others and with intention.
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
Solemnity of the Dedication of St. Dominic's Church, July 31, 2016
This week we celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of St Dominic’s Church. On August 1, 1992, Archbishop John Quinn dedicated our beloved and historic building to be a sacred place of worship. This dedication was the culmination of events that began in 1873. The first St. Dominic’s Church was a wooden structure built by shipbuilders who constructed it entirely without nails! Quickly outgrowing this space, a second church was built in 1883. Although it was destroyed in the earthquake and fires of 1906, St. Dominic’s was the first church to be reconstructed in the City by 1923. This weekend, I invite you to visit the display that will be set up in the church as a pictorial panorama of our venerable history.
This history gives us a sense of how God has blessed us here at St Dominic’s. For 130 years, St Dominic’s has been a Church, a sacred place in the city where God is alive and present. Here God has made a home in our midst. I think of the sheer number of prayers that have been made and answered, the number of Masses that have been offered. Here in this place, the spirit-filled waters of baptism flow, the mercy of God is experienced in confession, couples are united together in marriage, the sick are anointed, and here we receive the infinite God of love in the Eucharist. This weekend we celebrate the dedication of this building because it is the place where God dwells; the place where we are transformed.
This transformation is what our faith is all about. For this reason, in coordination with our feast of dedication, we also celebrate our St. Dominic’s Profiles in Faith awardees. Every year on the feast when we give thanks for the beauty of our Church edifice, we also recognize the faithful men and woman who have reflected the beauty and power of the faith in their lives. This year we honor seven parishioners:
Carol DeVincenzi is a long-time parishioner and has been a volunteer Eucharistic Minister at California Pacific Medical Center for the past twenty years.
Claire Diepenbrock is a long-time parishioner and has been a member of the St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum for over twenty years.
Suzann Geile is a long-time parishioner and has been an active volunteer at the Lima Center and supporter of other Outreach efforts for many years. Her generosity and extraordinary commitment to the Outreach Ministries of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church is an example to those who ministered alongside her.
Diane Horn has been a parishioner for twenty-five years and is a wonderful role model. She is often described as the Face of St. Dominic’s for her welcoming nature as an Usher at the 9:30 am Mass and other special events.
Lance Johnson has been an active parishioner for many years, serving the church in many capacities. He has served as a leader of the Young Adults Group, Chairman of the Pastoral Council and as Mass Coordinator and Eucharistic Minister. Lance has attracted many individuals to our church through his evangelical nature and is a wonderful role model.
Jobena Tipp is a long-time parishioner and has been an active volunteer at the Lima Center and supporter of other Outreach efforts for many years.
Marie Volano is a long-time parishioner and has been a member of the St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum for over twenty years.
Their noteworthy contributions have greatly enriched our parish community of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church.
May the beauty of the Church we celebrate today shine in our lives!
Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor