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

Opportunities for Participation in Pope Francis’ Synod Coming in the New Year! Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the preparatory process for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality. This unprecedented opportunity will facilitate discussion and reflection to help shape the Church’s understanding of herself and her mission of evangelization and forming disciples. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will kick-off the local synodal process in mid-January by asking every Catholic to participate in the Disciple Maker Index survey. The process will continue in February and March with engagement sessions offered throughout the Archdiocese. The Disciple Maker Index survey is a nationally recognized survey administered at parishes around the United States and Canada since 2013 by The Catholic Leadership Institute. The results from this survey will provide baseline feedback from which content for engagement sessions will be developed.  Click below to start the survey...

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june 14, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021 AT

ST. DOMINIC'S CHURCH

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.
  • 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. 

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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.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

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.

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.

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St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.

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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.

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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 23, 2022: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Associate Pastor’s Corner

“God has so constructed the body as to give greater honor to a part that is without it, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.” –1 Cor. 12:24-27

Have you ever got a paper cut?  For me there is always a sense of betrayal when a benign piece of paper, a soft, floppy object somehow manages to draw blood.  And even though the cut is small, it still stings and distracts your attention from whatever it was that you were doing with the paper in the first place.  St. Paul’s observation that if one part suffers, the whole body suffers is all too true: it’s not so much that a paper cut causes my finger pain, but that it causes me pain, the whole body suffers.

This is due to the simple fact that our bodies are not simply an assemblage of parts like a car, which is assembled from parts in a factory.  No, God has constructed the body as a unity with no division.  Indeed, modern medicine reveals how true this is, every cell in our bodies contains the DNA—the blueprints—for the whole body, not only the bits relevant for that cell.  Our bodies do not have seams; they can’t be disassembled and reassembled without traumatic damage.

So it is even more profound for us today to reflect on St. Paul’s extraordinary claim that we are Christ’s Body, and individually parts of it.  As Americans, we are more used to thinking of ourselves as independent, autonomous agents, acting how we please, but the reality is that we are highly dependent upon one another and united by our culture, our laws, and our shared needs.

As the Church, the mystical Body of Christ, this is even more true, because, as members of the Christ’s Body, we are united by more than geographical proximity or bonds of fraternity.  We are united by the Holy Spirit, much as our spirit enlivens and unites our body.  Moreover, God has created the Church, not by assembling parts together, like people joining a club, but rather he has constructed this Body as a unity from the beginning.  They say that blood is thicker than water, that family comes before everything else.  How much more must this be true for members of the same Body? 

As members of Christ’s Body, we should first be aware of the condition of our fellow members.  Celebrate their triumphs and successes, mourn their losses and failures, and take an active interest in their lives. 

Bring this awareness to prayer: thank God for his gifts and blessings given to those around you, beg God’s mercy for those afflicted with the wounds of sin, ask him for what they need, and adore the Lord for creating all the diversity of the Church’s members.

But don’t stop with prayer! Love your neighbor as yourself, because, as members of the One Body of Christ, there is sense in which your neighbor is yourself, you are both members of the same Body.  Feed the hungry, cloth the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, bury the dead, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, forgive offenses. 

Finally, ponder this unity whenever you, a member of Christ’s mystical Body, receive the Eucharist, the Body of Christ.

                  -Fr. Christopher Wetzel

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