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

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Welcome

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

COVID PROTOCOLS

WE ARE OPEN!

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FACE COVERINGS

KEEP SAFE DISTANCING

MEMORANDUM FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO REGARDING THE LIFTING OF MASK MANDATES.

Click below to download the memorandum from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.

 MEMORANDUM FROM ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO.

Click below to download frequently asked questions regarding the lifting of the mask mandates in San Francisco.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ukraine Aid

The Western Dominican Province's Mission Foundation is sending funds to the Dominican priories in Ukraine and Poland to help the refugees. You can contribute to this support by sending donations to the Dominican Mission Foundation, PO Box 15367, San Francisco, CA 94115. In the memo line of your check write "Ukraine Refugees"


or visit: www.opwest.org/ukraine or click the image below to make an online donation.

5TH ANNUAL RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Prayer: opening the heart wider still
curbing distractions...praying for priests...discovering joy

Led by Janette Howe, foundress of Seven Sisters Apostolate

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Lay Mission

Be Leaven for the World

What?  The Lay Mission Project seeks to enliven lay people, to help them appreciate the richness of the faith, and enable them, in their ordinary lives, to live out their role in the Church's mission to transform themselves and secular society.

Who? This is a unique program designed for lay Catholics who seek to become a part of the Church's mission to the world.  This formation could be perfect for you.

When? The program begins in Fall, 2022.  Acceptance is based on initial interview and successful completion of the application process.

How? Saint Dominic Parish will soon host several information sessions for those who are interested in participating in this formation program.  

Sign up for more information by sending an email to: danielpj@stdominics.org.


Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year!  Classes fill quickly, so register today.

Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

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

Registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year - all in person. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 18, 2022,

For more information and to register, click here.

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.
  • Mass Intentions are read at all the Masses of the day including the live streamed Masses.

MASS INTENTION REQUEST

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. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE STREAM

e_news

Sign up for our weekly e_news bulletin!  Get informed on the latest liturgies, events and other happenings at St. Dominic's.  Click the link below or the image on the right.

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E_OFFERING: The Parish online giving program

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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.

More Information

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

May 22, 2022: Sixth Sunday of Easter - Pastor’s Corner

Pearls are the only gems created by a living creature. No two pearls are identical.  Like DNA, they are unique. Each particular species of oyster, mussel, or clam creates a gem with a one-of-a-kind beauty and charm. The production of this elegance is not the natural occurrence of the oyster in its ordinary cycle of life.  Rather, pearls are fashioned only in the context of suffering.  A pearl forms when an irritant works its way into the mollusk. As a defense mechanism, it secretes a fluid to coat the irritant. Layer upon layer of this coating is deposited on the irritant until finally a lustrous pearl is formed. Pearls are the product of painful patience and perseverance.

         In our second reading for this week, we are given a vision of the New Jerusalem.  Described in vivid and lustrous detail, John glimpses the reality of future glory with a portrayal of the Heavenly City bejeweled with radiant adornments.  Famously, the gates of the New Jerusalem are made of pearl: “The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made from a single pearl” (Revelation 21:21). The material of heaven’s gates represents the manner in which we enter into the New City.  The fact that these gleaming gates are fashioned from pearl suggests that the road to glory is trod only by those willing to endure the way of suffering and sacrifice.  The painful means of patience and perseverance which produces pearls is the same path we must follow if we aspire to live within its brilliant walls. For all its beauty, the architecture of the Heavenly City presents a daunting challenge.

         In the Gospel, Jesus speaks a word of promise and comfort.  Though He acknowledges the difficulties His followers will face in the days of His passion, He assures them that He will send His Spirit to live within them. “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him” (John 14:23).  The presence of Christ’s Spirit does not quench the fear of failure or rejection but offers the comfort of accompaniment. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (John 14:25).  As the current events of political and social strife make clear: life is full of suffering. Yet, Jesus promises His Spirit to be with us.

Recently, as I was praying in the Church, I was approached by someone who was in obvious distress. In an emotional outpouring, they said that were certain that God was angry with them. When I asked them why they thought God was upset, they shared a myriad of sufferings and challenges that had befallen them.  This experience of feeling abandoned in the midst of suffering is something to which we all relate.  Even Jesus himself echoes the words of the dejected Psalmist from the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” It is human to suffer. But Jesus’ purpose in taking on our human nature is not to eliminate suffering. Rather, like the living process of the oyster, His mission is to send His Spirit to transform our suffering into a pearl of great price.  We remember that the Resurrected Body of Jesus still bears the marks of His Passion.  Even now, Jesus sits at the right hand of His Father with the marks of nail and spear. But they are no longer the source of suffering but shine forth as gems of divine life formed by sacrificial love. As we prepare for the celebration of the Spirit’s outpouring at Pentecost, we journey the weary road of travail knowing that we are being transformed into the treasure God has made us to be!

          ~ Fr. Michael

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