2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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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

june 14, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021 AT


With the reopening of California, we are excited to once again encourage you to join us at St. Dominic's for Mass. 

Tickets are not required and we no longer have a capacity limit.

We offer these reminders during Mass:

  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Wear a mask during Mass
  • Keep social distancing
  • Communal singing of hymns and psalms are allowed with masks on
  • At the sign of peace, bow reverently to those nearby. No handshake.
  • Please do your part to keep everyone safe

The obligation to participate in Sunday Mass resumes as of 6/24/2021, unless excused for a serious reason such as illness or being a caregiver to the vulnerable (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2180-2182).

For those who are excused, Mass will continue to be streamed via the parish YouTube channel:


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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. 


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Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

We will have both in-person and online options for most classes in the 2021-22 School year - limited space.

Classes begin Sunday, September 19, 2021.  

For more information and to register, click here.


7th - 12th Grades - now an 18 month program!

We will have both in-person and online classes for the 2021-22 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 19, 2021.

For more information and to register, click here.

Catechesis of the good shepherd adult formations to teach and grow in faith

St. Dominic's is delighted to host 2 formations this year.  

Level 1 for the 3-6 year old, August 9-14 plus 6 Thursday evenings/ Saturdays:  more information here.

Level 2 for the 6-9 year old (prerequisite: Level 1),      August 2-7, 2021 and August 1-6, 2022:  more info here.

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

August 1, 2021: The Solemnity of the Dedication of St. Dominic's Church - Pastor’s Corner

This week we begin St. Dominic’s month with the celebration the feast of the Dedication of our Church.  This feast marks the moment when, on August 1, 1992, Archbishop John R. Quinn dedicated Saint Dominic's Church following its successful restoration after the devastation of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.  As early as 1984, engineering tests had determined that the church was seismically unstable, and the Loma Prieta earthquake accelerated the need to retrofit the building.  Initially uncertain of how to secure the building without destroying the integral beauty of the interior of Church, a medieval solution was proposed as the best solution, flying buttress. The nine flying buttresses that rise from concrete piers deep underground and soar to connect at a ring beam that girdles the church at the roof line are a testament to the wisdom of ages as applied to “contemporary” problem.

Of course, the origins of our parish go back to 1863, when the Dominican order purchased the city block bounded by Steiner, Bush, Pierce and Pine Streets for a mere $6,000. (Whether because of our presence or not, real estate prices in the neighborhood have increased somewhat since then!). The first Saint Dominic's, a small church at the corner of Bush and Steiner Streets, was blessed on June 29, 1873. By 1880, it was apparent that the church was too small for its rapidly growing congregation. Plans were drawn for a much larger church to be built of brick on the same site. The first church was moved to a location on Pine Street where it served as a parish hall. Although the cornerstone of the second church was laid in 1883, years of financial hardship followed, and the church did not open until 1887 and was not completed for several years after. It served the parish until April 18, 1906. During the months following the great earthquake, parishioners gathered for Mass outdoors until, in October 1906, a wooden church opened on the Pierce Street side of the block. This “temporary” Saint Dominic's was to remain in use as a church until 1928 and as a parish hall until the 1960's when it was finally torn down. Work did not begin on the fourth and current Saint Dominic's until 1923. Archbishop Hanna blessed the new church after construction was finished in 1928. Even then, work continued for many years as the building we know now was brought to completion at the time of Saint Dominic's centennial celebration in 1973.  

The dedication of our Church launches a month long of festivities. During this month, we will have docent tours of various aspects of our beautiful Church.  We will have special liturgies ranging from the celebration of the ancient Dominican Rite to a “Big Band” orchestral Mass.  Located in the space framed by the Holy Name altar, the relic of the True Cross and the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we will display of Dominican panorama which highlights some of the key events and ideals of St. Dominic’s and his Order of Preachers throughout the centuries. This special historical exhibition will remain up all during St. Dominic’s month. On this feast of dedication, we give thanks to God for those who labored to build and preserve our Church and, that like the Church herself, our lives might radiate the joy of the Gospel in the heart of the City!

~ Fr. Michael     

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