Tuesday, October 24
St. Jude Shrine Talk
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
Come and hear the call of Jesus, discern your charisms for service in the Spirit, and share in fellowship and prayer. The conference includes workshops led by our St. Dominic's Called & Gifted team and Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P. , plus lunch, a rosary workshop and various spiritual activities. There are two tracks, depending on whether you have attended the Called & Gifted Workshop previously. Registration is $50. Pre-register at Parish Office, or
Get connected. Enliven your faith. Use your gifts for others. Commit to one or more ways this year to act on your faith and help it thrive.
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 weeks.
• feature different groups on different days & times
• require a commitment (no more than 1-2 absences in a season, please)
Fall/Advent Season (Begins October 16)
Winter/Lent (Begins January 15)
Various meeting spaces at St. Dominic's
and in the community.
Saturday, Dec. 9th, 9am-1:30pm
Weekday and Saturday Masses: 8:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Do you have difficulty saying No? Are your happiness and peace dependent on pleasing others? Is it hard to express your feelings when the people you love are not doing what you want them to do? These and other salient questions of our contemporary life will be explored by our Novena preacher, Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P., under the Novena theme Spiritual Healing. How we answer them, says Fr. Emmerich, and apply the practical, spiritual program he will present, can help us find that peace that comes from a life led in union with Christ and according to Christian principles.
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office, (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.
Novena Preacher and former Director of the Shrine of St. Jude
The St. Jude Pilgrimage starts at 10:00 a.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 221 Valley Street (at Church St.) to St. Dominic's Church. The walk is approximately 5.3 miles.
Join thousands of St. Jude devotees and Dominican clergy from across California (and farther afield) in procession from St. Paul Catholic Church to St. Dominic’s Church. It’s a powerful witness to the Faith and the day is brought to a rousing close with a bilingual Mass celebrated by Most Rev. William Justice of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Transportation: Shuttle buses from St. Dominic's Church to St. Paul Catholic Church start running from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. ONLY.
For more information, contact the Shrine of St. Jude Office , (415) 931-5919 or visit their website: www.stjude-shrine.org
Madrid – Almudena Cathedral, El Prado
Avila, Segovia – St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross
Caleruega Area – St. Dominic’s Early Life
Zaragoza – Our Lady of the Pillar
Montserrat – Black Madonna of Montserrat
Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia
Optional Extension to France:
Lourdes – Our Lady of Lourdes
Toulouse – St. Thomas Aquinas
Prouille and Fanjeaux – Birthplace and Cradle of the Dominican Order
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
October 1, 2017: Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pastor’s Corner
As we enter into Fall, our recent weekend readings from the Gospel of Matthew present the pastoral parables. Jesus likens the Kingdom of Heaven to a farmer or landowner who is eager to send laborers to sow, cultivate and reap his harvest. Jesus reveals his guiding vision of these agricultural stories in his introduction to them: “The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few, so ask the master of the harvest to send forth laborers for the harvest” (Matthew 9:37). As Disciples of Christ, we too are called to see the labor of our lives as connection to his mission to sow the seeds of the Good News in whatever we do.
Since the ways we interact with others have changed and been shaped by social and news media, there is a wonderful opportunity for sowing the seeds of the Gospel using these growing platforms. Here at St. Dominic’s we have directed resources towards our website, which won the 2016 award for “best parish website” in the country (www.stdominics.org). There’s always fresh content, announcements and other goodies that are easy to find and navigate. Also, we record our weekly homilies and other talks given at the parish and have found that it is one of the most trafficked areas of our website (second to searching for Mass Times!). For example, the homily that I gave on forgiveness two weeks ago has been a particularly popular download and has been listened to by folks from around the world. Recently, we’ve been intentional about creating content for our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Saintdominicsanfrancisco). We have a new weekly series called “Ask Fr. Michael” where I give short responses to questions or themes that folks have asked me about. In the wake of our St. Dominic’s month celebration, I’ve recently shared stories about the life of St. Dominic, Dominican Spirituality and some humorous tales of past attempts to preach. Also, our Facebook page updates events that go beyond the parish, including the happenings of Dominican students at St. Albert’s in Oakland.
Our most recent initiative is a weekly podcast. Podcasts are “radio on demand” and have been a growing trend in media consumption. In chatting with some of our young adults, it became clear that podcasts might be an area for opportunity. Accordingly, to the latest data, 112 million people listen to podcasts with almost half that number doing so on a daily basis. By way of comparison, five times as many people listen to podcasts as go to the movies. While I assumed that podcasts were the domain of niche young adults, 2017 is the first time that the largest percentage of people that listen to podcasts are folks between the ages of 25-54. For this reason, three weeks ago, I launched our own “St. Dominic’s Weekly” podcast. While we are still in the experimental stages, the vision for the podcast is to practically talk about how we radiate the Joy of the Gospel here in the heart of the City. The themes are wide ranging and touch on issues in the Church globally and locally. Previous episodes touch on the feast of the Holy Cross and the adventure of our relic here in the Church, the genius of the Gothic painter Caravaggio and his St. Matthew masterpiece, and the role of angels (including St. Michael!) in the life of our faith. This week, I am sitting down with Archbishop Cordileone to talk about his time as Archbishop, his vision for the diocese and next week’s consecration of our diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. You can subscribe to the podcast by searching in the itunes or Google play, or just going to our website. So far, in the last 3 weeks, we have about 200 folks who’ve listened, so I invite you to subscribe and give feedback. Jesus calls us to share in his work of sowing the seeds of Good News. May you be that Good News this week!
Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P., Pastor