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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

june 14, 2021

Effective June 14, 2021 AT


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

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  • Indicate LIVING or DECEASED
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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. 


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The Foundation of Virtue Series by Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P. and Fr. Justin Gable, O.P., Saturdays, May 15, 22, 29 & June 12, 19, 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon, Zoom, Registration Fee = $100.00.

What is virtue? What is justice? How is virtue related to happiness? What makes a human act right or wrong? Join Fr. Michael Hurley, O.P. and Fr. Justin Gable, O.P. on a tour through the Nicomachean Ethics, lectures on moral philosophy given by Aristotle in Athens in the 4th century B.C.

Explore the basic principles of virtue, the nature of responsibility, the importance of friendship, and learn how to cut through the confusion of ethical debates.

Required reading & registration at:


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.


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.

Catechesis of the good shepherd adult formations to teach and grow in faith

St. Dominic's is delighted to host 2 formations this year.  

Level 1 for the 3-6 year old, August 9-14 plus 6 Thursday evenings/ Saturdays:  more information here.

Level 2 for the 6-9 year old (prerequisite: Level 1),      August 2-7, 2021 and August 1-6, 2022:  more info 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.


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


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.

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June 20, 2021: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Pastor’s Corner

Rembrandt’s classic depiction of “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” is a powerful visual mediation on this weekend’s Gospel. With remarkable clarity and unparalleled skill, the Dutch master reveals how, in the midst of a raging storm, the apostles have various reactions to their peril.  We might group their responses into four categories. First, there are the apostles who attempt to control the situation.  From tiller to topsail, five hearty souls struggle to keep their craft from capsizing.  Some reach for the rigging, others to shore the sailing and the finally the eldest (perhaps St. Peter?) strains to control the rudder. When faced with impending doom, these apostles throw themselves into action. Second, there are those who panic. Three of the number on port and starboard are simply hanging on for dear life, frozen in fear or wrenching their guts over the side of the wave driven dinghy.  Third, there are those that are upset and crossly question Jesus.  Dismayed at Jesus’ placid behavior, they rouse Him from a well-earned nap and cry out with no little angst: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” This moment which threatens their life rouses indignation and anger of Jesus’ lack of situational awareness.  Finally, there is a solitary soul who entrusts his fate to Jesus.  Shrouded in shadow, this haloed apostle alone kneels before Jesus and accepts that, whatever happens, his final moments will be focused on the calm face of his Savoir. In the face of fear, this apostle finds faith in the face of Jesus. 

One curious aspect of Rembrandt’s painting is the surprising inclusion of a 13th apostle who, breaking the fourth wall, looks directly at the audience.  It is a self-portrait of the artist. His gaze invites us to consider our own behavior in the midst of life’s turbulence. Jesus’ response to the apostles attempts to control, to panic or to respond with anger prompts them to reflect upon the foundation of their faith: “Why are you terrified?  Do you not yet have faith?” Rembrandt’s masterpiece causes us to contemplate: how do we react in the face of life storms? Do we attempt to control the situation through action? When this fails, do we play the blame game which ultimately questions the motives and care of God himself? (I think of St. Theresa of Avila’s famous lament of frustration to God: If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few!”) Or when our life is in the whirlpool of waves, do we simply panic and allow the quiet of despair to creep into our hearts? Or do we find faith in the midst of the storm?  Rembrandt’s genius reminds us that it is precisely in the storms of life that faith is forged.

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day.  As we honor our Fathers, we are called to pray that they are strengthened in their vocation to be foundations of faith for their families.  Fatherhood is a precious, if challenging calling which our culture does not often support in every way.  In this year of St. Joseph, who is the patron of Fathers, we ask him to guide and encourage Fathers to be faithful men of providence.  It is also a reminder that God is the source of all Fatherhood.  In fact, when Jesus teaches his disciples to pray he reveals the personal, intimate relationship he desires: When you pray, say ‘Our Father.’ Like the apostles in the Gospel, our lives have stormy aspects.  This last year has been a turbulent time which has moved from tempest to tempest. Yet, in the face of life’s storms, we are called to turn to God and call out to him as Our Father.  When we name God as Father, trust in His action and unite the outcome of our efforts to His providential care, faith is born. When God is our Father, no storm can disquiet the still, quiet presence of his peace in our hearts.

~ Fr. Michael

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