2390 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7824

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Welcome

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

PUBLIC MASSES

Public MASS REOpens

OUTSIDE at St. Dominic’s!

I am delighted to announce the opening for public worship at St. Dominic’s with outdoor Masses. Our first outdoor public Mass was Friday, September 4 at 8:00 am, and our first outdoor public Sunday Masses were at 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30am on September 6.  There is nothing more important than worship, so my fellow Dominicans and I are so excited to be able gather and celebrate Mass once again in person.  

The outdoor space we will use is the parking lot area between the school building and the Church.  Obviously, this is not ideal, but this is what the City & County of San Francisco currently allows.  We have been working diligently to provide the infrastructure and especially the personnel to be able to have outdoor Mass in a prudent, safe and sacred manner.  I have put together a helpful guide and FAQs to guide us in this outdoor phase. Thank you for your prayers and I and also for your patience as establish best practices for the joy of worship!

Should I come to Mass?

Our Sunday Mass will continue to live stream via YouTube channel. 

LIVE STREAM MASSES

At this time, the Archbishop has given dispensation from obligatory Sunday Mass attendance.  We urge those who have serious health issues, who are most vulnerable, who are not feeling well, or who fear their own health to refrain from attending Mass during this time.


In response to pastoral sacramental need, we will be holding simultaneous Mass groupings outside in the Steiner Street parking lot area, in accordance to the safety directives of the city.

outdoor PUBLIC MASSes in the parking lot

MONDAY - FRIDAY 
  • 8:00 am (also live streamed)
SATURDAY
  • 9:00 am (also live streamed)
SUNDAY
  • 7:30, 9:30 (also live streamed), 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm in Spanish (effective 9/27/2020) 
  • ​No 5:30 or 9:00 pm Masses at this time.


How do I sign up to attend a Mass?

  • Tickets are required for all Masses (both weekday and weekend)
  • NO TICKET, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Click below to procure a ticket through Eventbrite.
  • TICKET FOR MASS
  • Once you enter the St. Dominic’s Eventbrite page, choose a Mass date and time from the menu.
  • Before completing the registration, please read the disclaimer and check the box to confirm that you understand, acknowledge, and agree to the terms.
  • After you register, you will receive confirmation via email.  We prefer you show your ticket via smartphone.  If you do not have a smartphone, a printed ticket is permissible.
  • If you are unable to go online, call the parish office (415) 567-7824.  Listen to the recorded message carefully for the appropriate prompt to leave your name, telephone number, requested Mass date and time, number of people.



WHAT TO BRING?

  • Smartphone or tablet with Eventbrite email (preferred) or printed ticket.
  • Masks are required upon entry.  Gloves are optional.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times.
  • Dress appropriately for San Francisco outdoor weather.
  • Bring your own chair, blankets & knee pads for sitting & kneeling.

What can I expect when i arrive?

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass time.
  • Parking will be limited. Access the parking lot from Pierce Street ONLY.  The Steiner Street entrance will be closed.
  • Follow the 6 feet distancing while waiting for entry.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available.
  • All Masses are in English.
  • Please drop your collection envelopes at the designated “Donation Boxes". There will be no passing of the baskets.  Thank you for supporting St. Dominic’s Parish.
  • No communal singing of hymns, chants, or psalms.
  • No exchange of peace.
  • Communion will be brought to you in place.  Please remove your mask when receiving communion.
  • No restrooms access.

What if I am late?

  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed entry.  

What if I cannot attend?

  • If you are unable to attend, cancel your reservations 24 hours prior to the event to allow for other attendees to sign up.

Thanks to all who have been such a source of encouragement to me and my fellow friars during these days of quarantine. I will keep you updated as to new developments once we become accustomed to gathering again.

Keep calm. Keep safe. Keep close to Christ!

~Fr. Michael Hurley, Pastor

live stream

MORNING PRAYER & MASS SCHEDULE

Sunday

8:30am - Morning Prayer
9:30am - Mass 

Monday - Friday

7:15am - Morning Prayer
8:00am - Mass

Saturday

8:00am - Morning Prayer 
9:00am - Mass 

Evening Prayer schedule

Daily

5:00pm

Church Hours

Monday - Sunday

12:00noon to 4:30pm

If you are in the neighborhood, 
visit St. Dominic's Church for individual prayer. 

All are welcome!

Children's Faith Formation

Classes for Pre-school - 6th grade. 

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year.

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.  

For more information and to register, click here.

CONFIRMATION AND YOUTH MINISTRY

7th Grade through High School

All classes will be online for the 2020-21 school year. 

Classes begin Sunday, September 20, 2020.

For more information and to register, click here.

Virtual Pancake Breakfast!

Since we can't meet in person for our annual pancake breakfast to kick off the school year, please bring your own pancakes to our Zoom Room to meet your catechists and other families in our program!

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. 

Zoom link will be emailed to registered families. 



mass intentions

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 INTENTION REQUEST

Thank you and we look forward to celebrating Mass with you in our beautiful church when the restrictions have been lifted.

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. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIVE STREAM

shrine of st. jude

Effective September 15, 2020, the Shrine of St. Jude Gift Store in St. Dominic's Catholic Church is open.  The hours are 12:00 Noon to 4:30 pm every day.  

If you are not in the area, visit the Shrine of St. Jude's online store to select a candle size and include a prayer intention. A member of the Shrine of St. Jude staff will light the candle for you and place it in the designated areas of St. Dominic's Catholic Church.

Please continue to pray for all those suffering and who have died during this pandemic and that we may celebrate Mass indoors soon!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SHRINE OF ST. JUDE ONLINE STORE

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.

  PODCASTs

 
New Episodes
St. Dominic's homilies from the Easter Season.

APPLE ITUNES     GOOGLE PLAY        HOMILIES PODCAST


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

September 20, 2020: The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pastor’s Corner

In our Gospel this weekend, Jesus shares what has come to be popularly known as “the parable of the vineyard workers.” Many a reflection upon this passage is centered on the hours, condition, and payment that the workers receive for their efforts in the vineyard.  Yet the particulars of the story do not emphasize the situation of the laborers, but rather highlight the surprising behavior of the landowner himself.  Whereas we might focus on the laborers, those who heard this parable for the first time would have heard this as a parable of the “eccentric extravagance of the vineyard owner.”  This is why Jesus begins the parable saying “the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner.” The point of the parable is to reveal an astonishing aspect of who God is and how He relates to us. Two details of the parable serve to illustrate.

            First, the vineyard owner goes out to the market to hire the workers personally.  At that time (and in most eras), this would be unusual to say the least.  An owner of such wealth presumably has the means to have a foreman or other steward attend to the particulars of the harvest.  Yet, this owner goes to each and every laborer and hires them face to face.  Not only that, but he is constantly in search of folks for the harvest.  He goes out to the marketplace not just once, twice, three or even four times.  He goes five times, from dawn until dusk hiring everyone in sight who is willing and turning no one away.  This overexuberant, undiscerning hiring practice is shocking, if not imprudent. Yet, this is exactly God’s attitude towards us.  He wants to hire all of us to join in the harvest.  To work in his field is not limited to a special group of experts or those who have unique skills. Sometimes, we think that if we are not a priest, religious, or work in a direct vocation of service, we are distanced from being part of God’s call.  Or again, you may consider that you are not particularly qualified to share your faith or make a spiritual difference.  Yet God calls both personally and universally. All have a part in the harvest.  The only ability we need is availability to his call.

            Second, the vineyard owner’s payment practices are the subject of some bewilderment.  Those who are hired at dawn are promised a “full day’s wage.” And when it comes to settle the accounts that is exactly what they receive.  God is just in all his ways. What is shocking, and the subject of some rancorous grumbling, is that the vineyard owner also gives a full day’s wage to those hired at dusk.   When the owner hears the acrimony of the dawn laborers, he rightly points out that they have been treated fairly.  Just because he was generous with the dusk worker’s compensation does not mean he was unjust with them.

God is generous. This generosity is not unjust, though it may seem to be to those who fall into the trap of comparison.  If the dawn laborers did not know how much the dusk workers were paid, or if they had not invested their own worth and sense of self in comparing themselves with those who came later, they would not have fallen prey to the temptation of bitter resentment. 

Comparison is the worst measure of health.  For example, if one needs some changes towards healthy living but compares themselves to someone who is actively dying, they might be unmotivated to begin wholesome practices of eating and exercise. On the other hand, someone who is otherwise fit and vigorous might be discouraged with themselves when compared to an athlete.  In either case, comparison either overestimates or underestimates the reality of the situation. When it comes to the spiritual life, one of the most dangerous things we can do is to compare ourselves with others.  When we compare blessings or difficulties, joys or sorrow with others, we can easily fall prey to either of twin traps of temptation: pride or despair. When it comes to comparing, the only healthy measure of comparison is with ourselves.  God wants to not only give us what we are owed, but wants to give us from the generosity of his mercy.  The parable of the “eccentric extravagance of the vineyard owner” reveals that our God is personally and eagerly seeking us to join his harvest and, when we put aside comparison, we can expect that we will receive from the abundance of his blessings!

 

~ Fr Michael

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