Friday, March 31
Stations of the Cross
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
9AM-3PM, in Lady Chapel & Parish Hall
Prayer & Workshop, then Lunch, then Meditation Room, Confessions, & optional Prayer Team Training.
Presenter: Chris Smith
Theme: 5 Keys to Freedom in Christ--Living the Spiritual Works of Mercy
Free Admission. Donations accepted for lunch. RSVP with email@example.com
Last year, we raised thousands of dollars for water systems in Central African Republic. This year, 2017, our goal is to raise $12,500 for filtration kits, well, and training for the Mubende region of Uganda. Get your fasting scorecard here or in the church at all Masses.
Drink only tap water for one week (March 19-26)
Gather the money you saved from your week of fasting (and perhaps add an additional gift) and place it in the special collection at Mass on March 26-27. Or, DONATE ONLINE
Pray for all people in our country and across the globe who lack secure access to safe water.
Tuesday, April 4th: 12:15pm-1pm & 7:30pm-9pm. Reconciliation Service with Confessions, Adoration and music for meditation.
Saturday, April 8th, 6:30PM in Parish Hall: A meal commemorating the Lord's Last Supper. Tickets available from the Parish Office or ONLINE.
God wants a relationship with you throughout the week. Come illuminate your life with the light of the Gospel, the lives of the Saints, and the support of others. Then radiate that joy for others.
• are small (8-12 people) and facilitated by leaders.
• are open to those wanting to follow Christ
• meet weekly during a season of 8-10 weeks.
• meet different nights, at church or in a home.
• share fellowship, reflect on Scripture & Dominican tradition, and pray.
Winter/Lent (Began January 23)
Easter (Begins April 23)
Weekly sessions, different days and times.
Various meeting spaces at St. Dominic's
and in the community.
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
March 12, 2017: Second Sunday of Lent - Pastor's Corner
Last week, we began our Lenten journey with Christ responding to his desert temptations through three dynamic actions: praying, fasting and giving. This week, Peter, James and John witness the powerful moment when Jesus’ transfiguration happens in all his glory. Just as this transformative moment gave those first followers of Christ encouragement on their journey, so too, it gives us a glimpse into the future Easter blessings which we hope to enjoy.
In the days following my ordination, I had the good fortune to travel to the Holy Land on pilgrimage. One of the most significant moments in the Holy Land was celebrating Mass on Mount Tabor, this same place of Christ’s Transfiguration. But in order to ascend the Mount, one has to traverse a staggering number of elevated switchbacks. The large tour buses which can clog the Holy Land Highways can only go so far up the Mount. Unable to navigate the steep turns, the luxury liners sit idly side by side at a base parking lot. If you want to reach the peak, you have to be nimble, traveling a bit lighter than the normal tourist. (In fact, the breakneck taxi ride to the top had the speed and thrills of an amusement park ride!) The summit is scaled only by those willing to relinquish unnecessary and burdensome baggage.
As we continue our Lenten journey, we are encouraged to put aside whatever baggage and extraneous creature comforts might keep us from ascending to our own place of transfiguration. This is the whole reason for the Lenten discipline of fasting. By giving up certain good things we enjoy, we open ourselves to receive the best: a renewed sense of God’s presence in our lives.
But the journey up the mount is challenging. We need encouragement to keep going. This week’s Gospel story of Christ’s transfiguration gives us that encouragement. Aware that He will soon travel to Jerusalem and be rejected and killed, Jesus reveals his divine nature to Peter, James and John on Mount Tabor, so that they will not lose heart when they witness His Passion. Jesus manifests His divinity in order to infuse His friends with the lifeblood of hope. It is as if he says to them: “No matter what happens in the coming days, no matter how bleak and dark life becomes, know that I am God, I will be victorious, and I can transform all things, making them new” (cf. Rev. 21:5).
This is Good News for us! After the initial spiritual surge of Ash Wednesday, the routine of reality returns. Often, the Lenten practices which we undertake can wane and even fall by the wayside. And so for us, Christ’s moment of transformation is a reminder of the dynamic power of celebrating Lent.
Last week, the Gospel reminded us that we can expect temptations to assail us at the beginning of our Lenten journey. This week, we are given encouragement that if we persevere in our journey, we will be transformed. The goods things we do, the ways in which we let go, the ways in which we lift up our minds and hearts in quiet prayer to God; these are the moments when change happens. For whenever we turn to the Lord with our hearts, He fills them with his life and grace. As we face the labors of Lent, whether it is endeavoring to give up chocolate or struggling to break an addiction or bad habit, we climb the mount with Jesus, we encounter the power of his glory and we pray: Transform me, Lord.