Tuesday, September 27
Catholic Networking Meeting
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.
This is a special time for our Dominican family because we're entering a jubilee year to mark the 800th anniversary since the founding of the Dominican Order in 2016. We invite you to join our celebration.
- Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
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.
Fall Season (Begins October 2)
Winter/Lent (Begins 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
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2016, Pastor’s Corner
Jesus said to his disciples: “The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If, therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth? If you are not trustworthy with what belongs to another, who will give you what is yours? No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.” (Lk. 16:10-13)
Last weekend, I had a number of people tell me how much they enjoyed the “Praying with Mother Teresa” pamphlet that we produced on the occasion of her canonization. The idea and ideal behind the pamphlet was to tap into “Mother’s secret.” Once a young priest prayed the Rosary with Mother, and when they finished, he spontaneously asked, “Mother Teresa, what is your secret?” Looking at him with astonishment, she replied, “That’s very simple: I pray.” When we take time to pray to the God who created us, we open our lives to the creative power of His love. Prayer is not magic; it is simply being available to allow God to act through us. Often we think that prayer is a private spiritual exercise, but in fact prayer should always lead to us action.
As she became increasingly famous, Mother Teresa became the subject of many interviews and had the opportunity to speak to thousands in public arenas. Before she founded the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa was an elementary school teacher with the sisters of Loreto. Her educational and pedagogical background gave her insight into how one might articulate wisdom in a memorable and powerful way. Once when asked to summarize Jesus’ message in the Gospel, Mother grasped the hand of her interlocutor and slowly wiggled one finger at a time, and explained: “You…did…it…to…me.” In her mind, you could count the whole Gospel on just five fingers.
Mother’s “Gospel on Five Fingers” alludes to Matthew 25 where Jesus teaches about the final judgment. In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus explains that he will judge people by their deeds of mercy. To the kind and giving, he will say, “Come you who are blessed by my Father…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” But his surprised listeners ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink?” Jesus replies, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
For Mother Teresa, this passage wasn’t just a pious metaphor. It described reality. The secret to her infectious joy and boundless compassion was that in every person—every paralytic, every leper, every invalid, and every orphan—she recognized Jesus. A Hindu gentleman once approached Mother Teresa and pointed out that while both he and Mother were doing social work, the difference was that he and his coworkers were doing it for something while Mother Teresa was doing it for someone. The compassionate nun didn’t help people simply because “it was the right thing to do.” She helped them because she knew, deep in her bones, that by serving others she was serving Jesus himself.
In our Gospel this weekend, Jesus tells us that there is a fundamental choice to be made in our lives: we cannot serve two masters. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we can sharpen our focus on serving God by the way we treat others. This week, as you go about your day, take a moment to ask God to open your eyes to see the need around you and respond to Him with abundant generosity.
Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor
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