Monday, April 6
Morning Prayer (Live Stream)
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
Church hours: 12:00 - 3:30 pm
There are no Masses on Good Friday
Church hours: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.
Dear St Dominic’s Community,
As you are aware, the Bay Area counties have issued a “shelter in place” order for the purpose of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Based on this latest ordinance and in consultation with the Archdiocese, I want to keep you updated on the latest with regard to our schedule.
In general, the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19, has upended all of our lives. In the face of this pandemic, the world today seems a bit more uncertain and unstable. As medical professionals and other experts work tirelessly to limit infection and bring health to the infirmed, I want to share both the latest update of where we stand with regard to our St. Dominic’s Lenten events and services and give a word of encouragement and hope.
First, a word about the power of prayer. Sometimes we think that prayer is the last resort of a failed project, the last recourse we have when all other efforts fail. But our faith and the experience of tradition reminds us that is nothing more powerful than prayer. Prayer has and will continue to be the means by which God brings his blessings to our world. The coronavirus is serious. Whether we consider it to directly impact our personal health or not, we ought to take it seriously as threat to our community and nation. Yet, this threat ought not to overcome us with fear.
Our faith is stronger than our fear. Prayer can change the outcome of this threat. Time and again in the Scriptures, God calls his people to cry out to Him in their need. Especially with regard to infirmity, our Lord wants to bring His healing. I invite you to join me in praying for God’s abundant blessings in the face of this pandemic. We pray for mercy for those who have died, for wisdom for those working on a cure, for strength for those caring for the ill, for prudence for all those making decisions of public policy, for peace and mind and heart for us all. I recently remarked in a homily that God doesn’t promise to not give us “more than we can handle,” but He does promise that He will always be with us and with his strength nothing is impossible.
Second, here is the latest on the particulars of our schedule:
Masses/Confessions: All daily and weekend public Masses and Confessions are suspended until at least Tuesday, April 7th; however, the priests of St. Dominic’s will continue to celebrate Mass and honor all the intentions for the daily and weekend Masses. Every day for at least the next three weeks, we will live stream one mass daily at 8am (approximately). The live stream will begin at 7:15am with our chanted Morning Prayer followed by Mass. At 5pm, we will be livestreaming our Evening Prayers. These liturgies will be hosted at our YouTube channel:
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April 5, 2020: Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - Pastor’s Corner
Walking Through Holy Week
From Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday: The mysteries of our salvation come alive.
It’s been nearly a month since San Francisco directed the ordinance to “shelter in place.” As we limit our social interactions and continue to practice healthy habits, the days of the week tend to run together. Our familiar routines have been jumbled and our day-to-day schedules can be simultaneously both surreal and monotonous.
In this time of quarantine, we enter into Holy Week. Even in this pandemic, Holy Week is not cancelled or postponed. Though we will not have public Masses and liturgical events, the mysteries of our salvation unfold for us as we remember the saving actions of our Lord. For our part, even as we practice social distancing, we have to be intentional in entering into the mystery of our salvation. More than ever we need this Holy Week in order to encounter the power and presence of Christ’s unconditional love. As this week unfolds, I invite you to reflect daily on the last events of Christ’s life, for it is by this reflection that we open ourselves to the graces of the season.
Palm Sunday: The feast of the Passover is near. Jerusalem is bursting with all those who have come from far and wide to celebrate the remembrance of their Exodus from Egypt and to look forward to the coming of the Messiah. Amid the bustling of preparation, some wonder if the Teacher will come for the Passover. He does not disappoint. The crowds spot Jesus while he is still a way off, riding on a colt (as Isaiah prophesied - Is 62:11), and they give him a royal welcome: They spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut braches from the trees and strewed them on the road (Mt 21:8). And all the while they cried: Hosanna! Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord (Mt 21:9). As he enters Jerusalem, Jesus is acclaimed as the Son of David, the king who is to restore the prosperous kingdom that David enjoyed 1,000 years earlier. But not all share in this joyful proclamation, and they try to silence the crowd. Jesus responds: I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out! The King has entered the holy city. But Jesus is not the sort of king that the people expect: he does not liberate them from the hated Roman occupation. This king comes to conquer sin and death with the weapons of service, obedience and love, love unto death.
Holy Monday-Wednesday: After his royal entry, Jesus spends much of the next three days teaching and preaching in the Temple: and he enters the Temple with a splash. Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those engaged in buying and selling there. He overturned tables, seats, and even fashioned a whip to aid in this cleansing. My house shall be a house of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves. It was a direct attack against the Sadducees, the priestly class, who had a monopoly on all liturgical transactions and dealings. For the Sadducees this effrontery was the final straw. The chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death, yet they feared him. The crowds are spellbound by his teaching and he continues to teach them at length, to confound the traps of the Pharisees (the theologians), and even prophesy about his death and resurrection. But on Wednesday, the chief priests get a break: Judas Iscariot, who was disillusioned with Christ, conspires with them to betray his teacher. The scene is set for the end of the week.
Holy Thursday-Saturday: Knowing that the hour of betrayal is near and as part of the Passover ceremonies, Jesus celebrates the Last Supper with his disciples. By washing the feet of the apostles, he reveals that his authority and his mission are rooted in the loving obedience of service. Further, in the institution of the Eucharist, he shows the depths of his love: for he never abandons his followers but is always present to us in this Sacrament. And it is with this same love that Jesus allows himself to go through his Passion and Death. Amid the betrayal of Judas and the denials of Peter, amid the brutal scourging and the mockery, amid the pain and suffering of humiliating crucifixion, we see the horrors of sin and the love that Christ has for us in offering His life so that he can then offer us forgiveness and mercy. His mission is clear: to make all things new whatever the cost. And it is by entering into the events of this Holy week that our lives are transformed: for those who perseveringly trod shoulder–to-shoulder with Christ through the joys and sorrows, the love and agony of this Holy Week find themselves transformed with him by the power of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ.