2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7824

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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

Father Michael Hurley, OP

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live stream



9:30am - Mass 

Monday - Friday

7:15am - Morning Prayer
8:00am - Mass


8:15am - Morning Prayer 
9:00am - Mass 

Evening Prayer schedule



Church Hours

Monday - Sunday

12:00noon to 4:30pm

If you are in the neighborhood, 
visit St. Dominic's Church for individual prayer. 

All are welcome!

Outdoor Masses

November 28, 2020


With the recent closure of indoor Masses, I want to reassure you that we will continue to have in-person public worship at St. Dominic's with outdoor Masses.  Our start date will be Monday, November 30 with the first weekend being December 5/6.  There is nothing more important than worship, so my fellow Dominicans and I are so determined to be able to gather and continue to celebrate Mass in person.  

The outdoor space we will use is the parking lot area between the school building and the Church.  Obviously, this is not ideal, but this is what the City & County of San Francisco currently allows.  We have been working diligently to provide the infrastructure and especially the personnel to be able to have outdoor Mass in a prudent, safe and sacred manner.  I have put together a helpful guide and FAQs to guide us in this outdoor phase. Thank you for your prayers and I and also for your patience as establish best practices for the joy of worship!

Should I come to Mass?

Our Sunday Mass will continue to live stream via YouTube channel. 


At this time, the Archbishop has given dispensation from obligatory Sunday Mass attendance.  We urge those who have serious health issues, who are most vulnerable, who are not feeling well, or who fear their own health to refrain from attending Mass during this time.

In response to pastoral sacramental need, we will be holding simultaneous Mass groupings outside in the Steiner Street parking lot area, in accordance to the safety directives of the city.


  • 8:00 am (also live streamed)
  • 9:00 am (also live streamed)
  • 7:30, 9:30 (also live streamed), 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm in Spanish
  • ​No 5:30 or 9:00 pm Masses at this time.


  • Tickets are required for all Masses (both weekday and weekend)
  • Click below to procure a ticket through Eventbrite.
  • Once you enter the St. Dominic’s Eventbrite page, choose a Mass date and time from the menu.
  • Before completing the registration, please read the disclaimer and check the box to confirm that you understand, acknowledge, and agree to the terms.
  • After you register, you will receive confirmation via email.  We prefer you show your ticket via smartphone.  If you do not have a smartphone, a printed ticket is permissible.
  • If you are unable to go online, call the parish office (415) 567-7824.  Listen to the recorded message carefully for the appropriate prompt (#2) to leave your name, telephone number, requested Mass date and time, number of people.


  • Smartphone or tablet with Eventbrite email (preferred) or show printed ticket.
  • Masks are required upon entry.  Gloves are optional.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times.
  • Dress appropriately for San Francisco outdoor weather.
  • Bring your own chair, blankets & knee pads for sitting & kneeling.


  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass time.
  • Parking will be limited. Access the parking lot from Pierce Street ONLY.  The Steiner Street entrance will be closed.
  • Follow the 6 feet distancing while waiting for entry.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • All Masses are in English except the 1:30 pm Sunday Mass.
  • Please drop your collection envelopes at the designated “Donation Boxes". There will be no passing of the baskets.  Thank you for supporting St. Dominic’s Parish.
  • No communal singing of hymns, chants, or psalms.
  • No exchange of peace.
  • Communion will be brought to you in place.  Please remove your mask when receiving communion.
  • No restrooms access.


  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry.  


  • If you are unable to attend, cancel your reservations 24 hours prior to the event to allow for other attendees to sign up.

Thanks to all who have been such a source of encouragement to me and my fellow friars during these days of quarantine. I will keep you updated as to new developments once we become accustomed to gathering again.

Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ!

~Fr. Michael Hurley, Pastor

mass intentions

Mass Intentions

  • 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.


Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.

Mass times

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am
  • Saturday: 9:00am
  • Sunday: 9:30am 

Currently all the Mass Intentions for each day are celebrated at the live streamed Masses listed above.  These Masses have concelebrants and each priest celebrating the Mass is praying for a specific Mass Intention. 


Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year.

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.  

For more information and to register, click here.


7th Grade through High School

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Pancake Breakfast!

Since we can't meet in person for our annual pancake breakfast to kick off the school year, please bring your own pancakes to our Zoom Room to meet your catechists and other families in our program!

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Zoom link will be emailed to registered families. 

Catholic videos, online courses, e-books, and more....all free for St. Dominic's parishioners!

Go to https://stdominics.formed.org  and register, compliments of St. Dominic's Parish.  Check out the "Community" tab for our staff-recommended videos and audio programs.


New Episodes
St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.


Ministry Highlight

Young Adults' Group

Annual Yosemite Trip - Glacier Point

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.

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Ministry Areas

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
January 24, 2021: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pastor’s Corner

As Jesus passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen.  Jesus said to them: “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. (Mk. 1:16-18)

Like a great sequel, this weekend’s gospel completes the story of Jesus’ calling of the apostles.  Last week, we heard how John the Baptist introduced both John and Andrew to Christ as “the Lamb of God.”  In turn, Andrew seeks out his brother Simon and brings him to Jesus.  In that first encounter, Jesus foreshadows Peter’s ultimate vocation as he gives him a new name: Kephas, the Rock.  This initial “meet and greet” provides the context for today’s story.  Having recognized Jesus as the Christ and accepted his teaching of repentance, Peter and Andrew return to their primary profession, fishing.  But Jesus wants more.  As he preaches along the seashore, Christ calls out to Peter and Andrew to follow him in order that they might be trained as “fishers of men.” Their response? To leave everything and follow Jesus. 

Last week, Samuel’s prayer shaped our understanding of discipleship: Speak Lord, your servant is listening.  If we are serious about following Christ, we ought to pray daily for our ears to open and hear God speaking.  This week, we are invited to take the next step, to respond to the call that we have heard.  To be a disciple is not simply to follow Christ, but also, to lead others to seek Him as well.  Peter and Andrew’s radical response in leaving the labor of their livelihood illumines the urgency of Jesus’ message: “This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15) The immediacy of the brother’s answer to Christ challenges us to renew our commitment to discipleship.  We ask ourselves: What keeps us from sharing the story of how we’ve encountered Christ in our lives?

Recently, I was chatting with a friend about the experience of sharing our faith. After I related how the Lord has been instrumental in some of the ways that he has awakened faith through my liturgical preaching, they recounted a powerful of story of what they called “lunchtime preaching.” On a weekday noon, they went out for a brief curbside lunch bite, and as is their custom, they made the sign of the cross as they silently prayed a quick grace before meals.  While they were eating, they were approached by a woman who said: “I couldn’t help but notice that you crossed yourself before eating.  Are you Catholic?”  When my friend gave an affirmative, if guarded, nod, the woman continued, “I just learned that my father was in an accident.  Could you say a prayer for him, too?” Stunned, my friend agreed and, so encouraged, the woman carried on her way, melting back into the sidewalk crowd.  A simple gesture; an anxious heart; a moment of grace.  God is always calling us to follow him.  And as disciples, we have experienced his blessings.  Are we willing to be that blessing? How will we share our story?

         ~ Fr. Michael

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