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3040's Group

Welcome to life beyond Young Adults! Our activities cater to adults in their 30's and 40's. We find fellowship through social gatherings, informative talks on pertinent subjects and find opportunities to serve our Parish and the community together. Topics and activity varies from month to month so check our calendar. Spouses or significant others, regardless of age, are welcome to all of our events. Nursing babies and babe-in-arms are also welcome unless we are limited by venue or activity type. Click HERE for details on our upcoming activities. Questions about the group? Send us an email at 3040s@stdominics.org.

50s+++Social Group

The 50s+++ Social Group is one of the newest groups at St. Dominic's Church.  We have social activities during the month.  We also gather to watch a movie in the Aquinas Room and celebrate member birthdays.  To learn more about the group and get on our email list, contact Springer Teich via email at springerteich@gmail.com

Administration Commission

The Administration Commission is responsible for coordinating the practical and secular affairs of the parish. For more information, contact Gary Price at (415) 567-7824 ext. 218 or email: garyprice@stdominics.org.


Alpha @ St. Dominic's is an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ask questions, and be welcomed into a respectful, non-judgmental community.  Come as you are.  Enjoy dinner, a dynamic short film, and conversation.  Invite a friend.  Encounter Jesus and the essentials of Christian faith.  You decide what's next after that.  Our next Alpha will likely be in Fall 2019. For more information, contact Daniel Wandres at danielpj@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 102. Here are some more resources to pique your interestAlpha Film Trailer, Alpha in a Catholic Context.

Altar Servers and Mass Coordinators (View Schedule)

An altar server assists the priest or deacon at Mass by preparing the altar and acting as server during Mass. Mass Coordinators are experienced altar servers who take on the responsibility for setting up the furniture and vessels before Mass. We provide initial and ongoing training to our ministers. Contact Simon Berry: (415) 567-7824 ext. 104 or simon@stdominics.org.

Artists Guild

St. Dominic’s Artists Guild has the following goals: Teach, Create, Critique, and Inspire through creative work where we hope people will encounter Christ. We meet monthly for talks, project work, creative prayer, and inspirational trips. Key attributes of the group are creative collaboration, spiritual companionship, and a spirit of wonder. Contact: SDAG@stdominics.org or contact Br. Michael James Rivera, O.P. at (415) 567-7824 ext. 117 or via email: bromichaeljames@stdominics.org.

Buildings & Grounds Committee

Members of this committee model a unique aspect of stewardship in preserving our heritage. Our beautiful church and the vibrant ministries and programs that it houses now, as well as those to come, constitute a spiritual patrimony to be preserved. Thus do we build up the Kingdom of God. Among other things, these ministers advise the parish staff in prioritizing and addressing maintenance issues, periodically walk the property to make note of upcoming projects, and gather volunteers to help complete projects. For more information contact Gary Price at (415) 567-7824 ext. 218 or email garyprice@stdominics.org.

Called & Gifted Workshop

Called & Gifted Workshops help Catholics understand how they are uniquely invited by God to bring His love to the world. Participants learn practical ways to discover their gifts, and how those gifts can guide their life. We offer the workshops every summer and at various other times of the year.

Our next Called & Gifted Workshop will be hosted by St. Dominic's on May 17-18   Go to our Called & Gifted Ministry Page for more information, to register.  If you have already taken the Called & Gifted Workshop and you would like to be on the workshop team, contact danielpj@stdominics.org or call (415) 567-7824 ext. 102.

Children's & Youth Programs Volunteering

Do you want to volunteer as a catechist, mentor, confirmation sponsor, or safety monitor? For specific questions contact Kathy Folan, our Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111

Children's Faith Formation Program (children PreK - 6th Grade)

Through the Children's Faith Formation Program we help families share the beauty of the Catholic faith with our children. This program provides a comprehensive faith formation for all ages as well as and sacramental preparation for First Communion. We encourage our families to participate in St. Dominic’s liturgical celebrations, especially the 9:30 AM Family Mass on Sunday. We have more information on the program and how to sign up on our Children's Formation page. For specific questions contact Kathy Folan, our Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111

Children's Liturgy of the Word (Sunday, 9:30am Mass)

This ministry offers young children an opportunity to experience the Word in a way that engages them at their level. This ministry occurs during the Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. Children ages 3-9 are dismissed after the Opening Prayer to read and discuss the Gospel in a way that is meaningful to them. Children then separate into different age groups and work on an art project or worksheet that supports the Gospel they have just read. Children return to Mass after the General Intercessions. Volunteers assist the children with activities and responses that allow them to really participate in the liturgy. On select Sundays, a Children's Homily in the main church will occur in lieu of the Children's Dismissal at the 9:30am Sunday Mass. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kathy Folan, our Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.

Christian Meditation

We meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays either in-person in the Flower Room or on Zoom.  For more information on the group and to get the Zoom link, contact Alfredo Neira by calling (415) 515-1650 or send an email to: aeneira@yahoo.com

Community Life Commission

Made up of the various social organizations of the parish such as the Men's Club, Friends in Christ Group, Young Adults, 3040s and the Hispanic Community, our goal is to build a deeper sense of Christian Community for all ages and interest groups.  Contact Mark Lizama, Staff Liaison, at (415) 567-7824 ext. 107 or email markq@stdominics.org

Community Outreach

St. Dominic's Community Outreach and Services ministers to those in need. Through the financial support of our parishioners and benefactors, we assist people in crisis. People are interviewed and helped when possible with rent, food and various other bills. We offer a special outreach program to families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For information, please contact Mr. Huw Richardson at (415) 567-7824 ext. 117 or huw@stdominics.org

Companions for Healthcare

Assist by driving parishioners to medical appointments based on your schedule.  Share your
medical skills to help clarify or instruct parishioners through the healthcare system.  Contact Sr. Judith at c4health.sd@gmail.com 

Confirmation and Sacramental Preparation for Teens

Youth Confirmation is a two-year journey for students in grades 7-12, with sessions beginning each September. Monthly Confirmation classes are held during the school year one Sunday per month from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon.  Confirmation students also participate in at least 2 Youth Ministry (YM) events each month, which take place on the alternate Sundays or other service days.   For information contact our Director of Family and Youth Ministries  at (415) 567-7824 ext. 111. For more details and the expectations of parents in Confirmation see the Overview of 2-Year Confirmation Program.

RCIA-for-Youth, which includes preparation for Baptism, reception into the Catholic Church, and First Communion, involves attending a series of RCIA meetings on a weeknight, leading up to the Easter Vigil. This can be done in conjunction with participation in YM-Confirmation. Sessions begin in September or in January. For specific questions contact Kathy Folan, our Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.

Devotional Poetry Discussion Group


The Devotional Poetry Discussion Group typically meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 1:30pm-3:30pm in the Aquinas Room.  The group discusses complexities, power, joys, and difficulties of faith as found in some challenging poems by John Donne, George Herbert, Robert Southwell, SJ, and others.  Discussion leader Pamela Benson will provide copies of the poems, useful vocabulary, and cultural context.  Conversation will be general.  For more information, contact Pamela at pamela.benson@gmail.com.  

Docent Tours

Did you know that St Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, had a hard time getting his order approved?

Considering we have the Dominican Order here today, what could possibly have happened to make this possible?

Have you spotted the naval battle at Lepanto that is depicted somewhere in our church?

Do you know how much it cost to restore the Christ in Glory Window and who was our wonderful benefactor for that?

My name is Rochelle Bowen. I was recently elected as the President of the Docent Group here at St Dominics. Now a docent is a person who normally gives tours of a museum or art exhibit. Here at St Dominic's, our docent group gives tours of our beautiful St Dominic's Church. We are currently looking for people to join our group, so that we can give more frequent tours after masses. If you are interested, please email me at docents@stdominics.org. You do not need a background in art or history to join, just an eager spirit to learn and share knowledge. We'll train you up on everything you need to know and before you know it, you'll be able to answer all the questions I asked at the start.

El Coro en Español (1:30 P.M. mass)

Our Spanish choir and ensemble leads music in Spanish at the Sunday St. Jude Mass. Contact the Parish Office for more information: (415) 567-7824 ext. 104.

Eucharistic Ministers for Hospitals, Convalescent Centers, and Homebound

Eucharistic Ministers (EMs), after going through the training, will make arrangements with Saint Dominic’s Coordinator to visit those who are unable to attend Mass. The EM will bring the Eucharist and pray with the person. This can be done on weekends or weekdays. Email Fr. Christopher Wetzel, O.P. at frchristopher@stdominics.org for this ministry or call the parish office at (415) 567-7824 to be connected to Fr. Christopher.

Eucharistic Ministers for Masses (View Schedule)

The ministry of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) is a fulfilling one for parishioners who wish to serve their community. It makes few demands on your time beyond a planned attendance at Mass. There is a brief training session (90 minutes) and occasional refresher sessions. Contact Simon Berry: (415) 567-7824 ext. 104 or simon@stdominics.org.

Family Life Groups (w/ children)

Currently at St. Dominic's the best ways to get connect with another family or group of families with children are:

  1. With children ages 0-3, meet parents at the Nursery at the 9:30am Family Mass on Sundays.
  2. With children ages 3-4, attend the Children's Liturgy of the Word with your child at the 9:30am Family Mass on Sundays.
  3. With children ages 3-13, meet parents at the Practical Faith program on Sundays from 10:30am-11:30am in the school basement from late September through April; this program for parents meets while children attend classes for Children's Faith Formation and Youth Ministry/Confirmation.  For more information on CFF, contact Kathy Folan at kathy@stdominics.org.
  4. With children of any age, we invite parents to Sign-up for a Torch Group during the Fall/Advent or Winter/Lent season, and to indicate your interest in a small group "w/ children."  Such a group would arrange it's activities and childcare to best serve the group's needs.  For information on Torch, contact Daniel at danielpj@stdominics.org.
  5. St. Dominic's is providing complimentary childcare (RSVP at least 24 hours in advance) on Tuesday evenings (except for holidays) from now through April, 2019.  It will be held in the Nursery Room of our School Building from 6:55pm - 9:05pm.  This should make it easier for couple with children to take part in a parish program on Tuesdays (such as RCIA, Torch, or the Contemporary Choir Rehearsal) or simply to spend some quality time with your partner, with friends, with God, or with important errands. Contact Kathy Folan at (415) 567-7824 Ext.111 or email: kathy@stdominics.org.

Fellowship after the 5:30 PM Sunday Mass

This ministry fosters community, welcomes individuals, and provides a space for the Holy Spirit to work among the people of St. Dominic’s through fellowship, refreshment and information. It’s an excellent way for newcomers to meet members of the parish. Many who attend this Mass come from far away, and they appreciate the welcome they receive from our ministers. We need more people with a welcoming spirit to greet and encourage parishioners and guests.Contact Anne McNertney at (415) 377-5287 or annescs@hotmail.com.

Fellowship after the 9:30 & 11:30 AM Mass

This is an ideal way to participate in the hospitality ministry of the parish, with a limited time commitment and maximum flexibility. You have an opportunity to share what you know and love about St. Dominic’s, while offering refreshments and fellowship to parishioners and visitors. Contact Jimmy Salcido at jimmy@stdominics.org

Finance Council

The ten members of the Finance Council enhance the parish though prudent budgeting of our resources. Its success enables the parish to serve our community worthily and to plan for the future, as the parish establishes new programs and responds to the needs of its people. Members often accept appointments past their two-year term, because of the satisfaction they derive from this vital ministry. For more information contact Jim Considine 415-345-9872, jim_considine@msn.com.

First Friday All-Night Adoration

We adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month. In this deeply personal prayer, we allow the love of God to come into our hearts so that we may know, love and serve Him as He intends. We pray for the needs of the Church: the Pope, bishops, priests and all the faithful. We pray for our parish and for the intentions of our fellow parishioners, families and friends, and especially for the petitions submitted to us each month.

Visit our page for the latest information on upcoming events, registration and volunteer opportunities. To reach us via email, contact us at AdoreHim@FirstFridayAdoration.com.

Formation Commission

The Formation Commission’s role is to support education and formation ministries of the parish and foster communication among these groups. These ministries include: Adult Formation, RCIA, Intentional Disciples/Seekers Program, Landings, Family & Children’s Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, Family Life Groups, Baptism Prep, Marriage Prep, Married Couples. The Formation Commission is responsible for the following:

  • Support and guidance to the Parish education and formation ministries.
  • Inform parishioners of the educational and formation ministries and encourage all eligible parishioners to participate in these programs.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between these various committees and groups.
  • To inquire, contact Daniel at danielpj@stdominics.org 

Formation Resource Center

The Formation Resource Center (FRC) at St. Dominic's includes religious books and DVD's for all ages that are available for browsing and borrowing.  Parishioners may borrow each material for a month. Adult materials are located in the parish office, and family materials are located in the school basement (available during the school year on Sunday mornings, or anytime by appointment).  Contact Daniel Wandres at danielpj@stdominics.org. Tenemos libros in espanol tambien.

Fra Angelico Society (FAS)

The Fra Angelico Society (FAS) is an apostolate of Catholic visual artists who, inspired by Blessed Fra Angelico, are on a mission to evangelize the world through beauty expressed in both religious and sacred art. As a Catholic artist fellowship, we support each other both in faith and art by together engaging in the Dominican pillars of community, service, study, and prayer.

We meet once a month to do just that and also hold parish events to promote the visual arts in our local St. Dominic's community, such as artist talks, workshops, and much more!  If you are an artist and would like to inquire to join our family, or you would simply like more information, please email us at fraangelicosocietyhq@gmail.com.

Friends in Christ

We are a group of parishioners of all ages journeying together in Christ and in the Dominican spirit. We wish to grow in gospel friendship through the incorporation of the four pillars of Dominican spirituality: prayer, community, study, and ministry; and to form lifelong bonds through our union with Christ and one another. We host a speaker series the third Thursday of the month and spearhead and participate in a variety of charitable activities and other events. Contact FIC@stdominics.org.

Gardening and Landscape Stewardship

Our purpose is to act as caring stewards of our beloved St. Dominic’s by communally maintaining and beautifying the church grounds. Typically we weed, prune, deadhead, water, mulch, remove litter and occasionally plant seasonal items. Many of us appreciate the opportunity to come together as a service community and get grounded with nature, God and each other. Mark Powers at mwpowers8@gmail.com or Ryszard Dziadur at ridz@sbcglobal.net, or simply show up on the third Saturday of the month with gardening gloves!

Greeters and Ushers

To be a Greeter you must arrive at church 30 minutes early to greet people as they arrive for Mass and distribute bulletins and music programs. The ushers also welcome people and are helpful to all who come to Saint Dominic’s. They direct the flow of activity in the church and aware of anyone who is in need, take up the collection, direct the communicants, and answer questions. Both greeters and ushers should help at the end of service to remove any non-pertinent papers from the pews. For more information contact Timothy Parker via email: cmglimited@comcast.net

Grief Support Ministry

Grief Support Group

May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Have you experienced the death of a significant person?

Would you like support in the grieving process?

We understand that:

  • Grief is painful 
  • Grief is physical, emotional, and spiritual 
  • Grief is disorienting 
  • People express grief in different ways 
  • There is no correct way to grieve 
  • Grief can cause us to doubt God’s presence 

Come and receive and give support and encouragement and discover how prayer and reflection on scripture can be comforting and healing. Everyone is welcome. You need not be Catholic to participate.

Content to be included:

  • This is a faith-based support group for those experiencing expected grief after the death of a loved one. The group is not meant to replace needed professional interventions.
  • This group is most appropriate for those who have experienced a death in the past three years.
  • Each closed group session meets for 8 weeks. A commitment to participate in all 8 meetings is required.

Group leaders are Mrs. Barbara Bocci and Deacon Chuck McNeil. A pre-group meeting with Deacon Chuck McNeil is required.

For more information contact Deacon Chuck McNeil at deaconchuck@stdominics.org or call the Parish Office and leave a message with the receptionist (415) 567-7824.

High School Core Team (Students in 9th-12th grade)

CORE TEAM challenges high school students to become leaders in the Church and in their community.  We do service projects, learn to share our faith, lead younger kids in retreats, and encounter the Lord more deeply in prayer.  Click the title-link for our CORE TEAM page.  Contact Kathy Folan, the Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org and (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.

Home-Based Family Program

Families who are unable to participate regularly in Sunday morning classes and weekday make-up classes at St. Dominic's may instead choose the home-based program of faith formation. In this program, parents receive guides and curriculum to teach at home each week to their children at a time convenient for your family. Then, two or three times a year, these families gather with the Director of Family and Youth Ministries at the parish hall or at a large family home for a meal and mini-retreat to review what has been learned. To select the home-based program, indicate this on your CFF registration form (through the link above).

Homeless Ministry - Lima Center

The Lima Center, a drop-in center for the homeless, is a ministry of St. Dominic's Community Outreach and Services.

At this time we are serving to-go bags of a hot meal, coffee, sandwich and snack bag from 10-11am Tuesday through Friday. We have a wishlist for food and snack bags on Amazon, as well as wishlists for hygiene kits, socks, underwear and so forth on DollarDays and Amazon. Check them out and see how you can help, and feel free to use any vendor you choose (e.g., Amazon, DollarDays, Costco, Walmart, Target, Smart & Final, and so on). And financial gifts to support those in need are always welcome, too. For more information, please contact Mr. Huw Richardson at (415) 567-7824 ext. 117 or huw@stdominics.org.

Normally, breakfast is provided Tuesday through Friday between 10-11:30am, as well as sign-ups for showers. On Tuesday and Thursday, guests can also do a load of laundry, and get a hot lunch. Our guests have a safe place to eat, rest and talk. Those interested in volunteering can assist as a cook or greeter, or help with food, clothing and toiletry drives.

Intentional Seekers/Disciples

Are you interested in discussing and deepening your journey of faith? These monthly booklets can help you and/or a group of your friends to explore that theme. Everyone is welcome to pick up a booklet and follow along on their own schedule. 

2013-2014: Intentional Disciples
2014-2015: Intentional Seekers

Jail Ministry (discontinued)

Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)

Our purpose is to take action for social justice through awareness of the challenges facing our communities, understanding the underlying causes, acting in solidarity with those most affected, and advocating for positive change.  We are guided by Catholic social teaching and the examples of Catholics and other people of faith engaged in providing social justice leadership.  We work with other local groups such as Faith in Action Bay Area, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, the San Francisco Interfaith Council and the many faith congregations, schools and NGOs that are members of these groups.  Examples of causes we have worked on in the past are: human rights and race relations; affordable housing and homelessness; refugees, immigrants and non-citizens in the U.S.; climate change; and gun violence.  We are currently re-constituting our leadership group, and resuming monthly meetings on Zoom or in person.  Now is a great time to join us.  To get involved, contact danielpj@stdominics.org.

Labyrinth Circle

THE LABYRINTH CIRCLE – Experience the Path to Peace and Spiritual Enlightenment.  The Labyrinth is a sacred path introduced to Christian prayer life centuries ago. Open to the intentions of your heart and journey toward union with God in quiet reflection. Guided prayer walks are on the third Monday of each month in the School Building on the 1st floor, 7:30 ­–9p.m. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by Yvonne Osuna & Carly Queen (Torch Faith Group & Trained Labyrinth Facilitators). For more information email: carlymqueen@gmail.com


Landings offers a welcoming, safe place for inactive Catholics to explore returning to the practice of their faith, in the company of practicing Catholics, some of whom have also been away and returned. Landings provides a unique opportunity to share your own story, hear other's spiritual journeys, and talk about issues of faith in an open, respectful, nonjudgmental manner. Click here for more information.

Lectors (View Schedule)

Training sessions for those interested in being commissioned as lectors are held twice annually. Lectors are scheduled for Masses as needed and have occasional days of reflection. If you would like to be notified of the next training session, please contact the parish office.

Legacy Society

Description: St. Dominic's Legacy Society is made up of parishioners and friends who wish to preserve St. Dominic's Church and its ministries for future generations through bequests and other estate gifts. Legacy Society members have a deep love for the church and its works of faith, and share with the Dominicans a love of art and beauty, as expressed in the church's altars, windows, and architecture. As new members join, their names are added to the Legacy Society plaque in the nave. Our annual luncheon is a highlight. For more information contact Gary Price at (415) 567-7824 ext. 218 or garyprice@stdominics.org.

Married Couples' Ministry

We're a ministry for married and engaged couples. We support and celebrate the vocation of marriage through social events, couples' Masses, marriage enrichment events, marriage mentorship, and service in the community. We meet quarterly for special events. Contact MarriedCouples@stdominics.org or join our Facebook Group "St. Dominic's Married Couples." 

Mary's Nursery (for children ages 1-5)

Mary's Nursery is located in the old school building on the first floor at the west end. Sunday Nursery, 9:15am-10:45am, is open during the Sunday Family Mass, and even longer during children's faith formation classes in the school year. Parents have the option to drop-off their infants, toddlers, and little ones (ages 1-5) in the Nursery, which will be supervised by a team of paid and volunteer child-care providers from the parish. Parents/Guardians must sign-in and sign-out their child each visit. There will be a jar for donations to help cover the costs of the Nursery. Thursday Playdate, 10am-12pm, is held each week, except on holidays, and is open to everyone. Parents and caregivers must stay with their child (ages 6 months through 5) in the Nursery on Thursdays. Donations are accepted but not required. For more information, contact Kathy Folan, kathy@stdominics.org or call (415) 567-7824 Ext. 111.

Men’s Club

We seek to provide a Catholic social community for adult men of all ages who are either single or married, working professionals, raising a family and/or retired. In this ministry, we strengthen our awareness of God, establish new friends, and have an opportunity to socialize and participate in events.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Siena Room.  Some of the events we plan for the parish include the Spaghetti Dinner in January, St. Patrick's Dinner in March and the Parish Picnic in August.

For more information, email: MensClub@stdominics.org or leave a message with the parish receptionist by calling 415.567.7824.

New Parishioners Welcoming Committee

The Community Life Commission hosts a quarterly program after weekend Masses for individuals who want to register in the parish. Each commission member along with one of the parish priests, represents the parish to new parishioners, and should have a knowledge and understanding of the parish and a willingness to make sure new parishioners and others are welcomed. Contact Mark Lizama, Community Life Commission Staff Liaison, markq@stdominics.org, or call (415) 567-7824 ext. 107 with your interest and contact information.

Order of Preachers for Technology, Information and Communication (OPTIC)

OPTIC is the Order of Preachers for Technology, Information and Communication here in San Francisco.  This is a collaboration of the Order of Preachers with creative people to produce products to evangelize using the Internet.  Work with teams of people on particular projects throughout the year.  Contact: optic@stdominics.org.

Outreach Commission

The Outreach Commission coordinates the ministries of pastoral care, social services, and outreaching to inactive Catholics. Please contact Mr. Huw Richardson huw@stdominics.org.

Pastoral Council

The pastoral council is to be the “keeper of the vision” and to apply that vision to the circumstances of the parish. The Pastoral Council is made up of representatives of the various parish commissions.

Practical Faith/La Fe Practica on Sundays (for Parents & Other Adult Parishioners)

On Sunday mornings from 10:40am-11:30am, from September through April, in between the morning Masses and during the CFF children's classes, adults meet for coffee, refreshments, and a presentation/discussion/DVD about living our faith in today's world. Two parallel groups in English and Spanish.   English-speakers meet in the school basement.  Spanish-speakers meet in the Aquinas Room. Child-care is provided by volunteers in Mary's Nursery in the school during the events.   Contact Kathy Folan at kathy@stdominics.org, or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.

Prayer/Care Team

St. Dominic’s Prayer/Care Team has the following goals: To visit and pray with parishioners who are ill or unable to come to Church. We want to bring the presence of Christ to those we visit. Besides the visits we make, we meet quarterly to review our work, pray together and support each other. Key attributes of the group are ability to listen to others, to be able to offer spiritual companionship, and a spirit of openness. Contact deacondan@stdominics.org.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

For all those interested in becoming Catholic and for adult Catholics who have never been confirmed. Regular sessions are held every Tuesday (September through May), 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., including participation at weekend Mass and reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil or Pentecost Masses.  

Sacramental Preparation for children

For specific questions contact Kathy Folan, our Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.

Our Children's Faith Formation program (above) includes our First Reconciliation & First Communion preparation classes for 2nd graders (and above) who had a year of previous religious education or have the requisite foundation in the faith and familiarity with Sunday Mass.  Classes begin the third weekend in September. RCIC and RCIA-for-Youth is for all those over age 7 who have not yet been baptized, or for those over age 11 who have not yet received 1st Communion. We have 3 class options in our 2 year program.  See our Children's Faith Formation page (above) for more information and to register. 
For more information and to register for Youth Confirmation, which starts in 7th grade, go the Youth Ministry.


Sandwich Program

Once a week, a group of parishioners make sandwiches and deliver them to a rehabilitation center. Drivers are needed. Please contact Suzy at (415) 922-0796

Saturday Vigil Mass (5:30 PM)

Our team of cantors leads the acclamations, hymns and songs. You will often hear pieces of music from the Catholic repertoire of classical vocal solos to enhance your prayer. Contact Simon Berry for more information: (415) 567-7824 ext. 104 or simon@stdominics.org.

Second Spring (55+)

This club addresses the spiritual and social needs of adults 55 years and older at St. Dominic's. In this ministry, we increase our awareness and love of God, establish new friends and have a good time. We learn information pertinent to our age group, enjoying socializing with old and new friends. We have a monthly potluck luncheon meeting with a speaker or a planned holiday party, from October through June. Regular meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Events are published in the bulletin. Contact Helene Speedie: 415-567-8232.

In-person meetings are suspended until further notice.  Once we are able to meet in person again, we will place an announcement in the parish bulletin.  Until then, please stay safe!

Special Events Committee

Our goal is to foster a parish community by planning and facilitating parish events (e.g., Valentine Day Dinner Dance, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Seder Meal and Advent Party). This committee will arrange events throughout the year. Duties will include setting up; decorating, cooking and serving food; and cleaning up. We are looking for people to be part of this committee and take a leadership role in holding events at St. Dominic's. Contact Mark Lizama at (415) 567-7824 ext. 107 or email markq@stdominics.org with your interest and contact information.

Spiritual Life and Liturgical Commission

Fosters and promotes the spiritual growth of all parishioners, enabling them to understand and engage in various ways of prayer in the Catholic Christian community, and to bear the good fruit of their baptism as Christians. Contact Fr. Christopher Wetzel, O.P. at (415) 567-7824 ext. 113 or via email frchristopher@stdominics.org.

The Contemporary Music Choir (Sunday 5:30 P.M. Mass)

Our Contemporary Choir and Ensemble leads a diverse congregation of all ages and households - from young families, Young Adults, not so Young Adults and seniors. Under the direction of Mark Lizama, the choir specializes in recently composed (contemporary) music for choir and instruments. Here you will find a combination of guitars, drums (on occasion), acoustic bass, and piano alongside a group of fine singers. This volunteer group rehearses on Tuesday nights and before Mass on Sunday. Contact Mark Lizama for more information: (415) 567-7824 ext. 107 or via email at: markq@stdominics.org.

The Family Mass Choir (9:30 A.M. mass)

A small and dedicated choir under the direction of Simon Berry lead the music of our Family Mass. Catherine Rondinaro is the cantor for this Mass and offers vocal coaching to choir members. The repertoire includes traditional hymns as well as contemporary music. New members are currently being auditioned for this choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 6:30 P.M to 7:45 PM. Contact Simon Berry for more information: (415) 567-7824 ext. 104 or simon@stdominics.org.

The Solemn Mass Choir (11:30 A.M. mass)

The St. Dominic Choir is a group of singers and instrumentalists, both professional and volunteer, dedicated to performing the repertory of what the Second Vatican Council described as "the vast treasury of sacred music. The choir performs the full spectrum of liturgical music, including Gregorian Chant, polyphonic Mass settings, and motets and anthems. The repertory spans the centuries of the Christian era, written by the greatest composers of every age. The choir presents these works at the Solemn Mass every Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Dominic's Church, as well as on solemnities and Holy Days. The goal of the choir is giving performances of sacred compositions within their true liturgical context to enhance the prayer of the people. We encourage the commissioning and performing of new works by local and internationally known composers. A glance at the music calendar page of this website will show the broad range of music that we perform (View Schedule). The choir has also recorded two CDs of sacred music of composers such as Palestrina, Victoria, Josquin, Buxton, Viadana, Tallis, Byrd and Holst (View Recordings). The choir also presents concerts and is available to sing at weddings. New members are welcome, and are invited to contact Simon Berry at (415) 567-7824 ext.104 or simon@stdominics.org.


How Will Your Faith Shine Beyond Sunday?  Torch at St. Dominic's Church in SF is a series of intentional small groups of different ages  that gather weekly to pray, reflect on Scripture and Tradition, and share fellowship.  The purpose is to deepen your relationship with the Lord in your daily life. Torch groups are led by facilitators, and meet at the church campus or in homes. The Winter/Lent 2019 season begins February 18th and goes to mid-April.  For more information, contact  Daniel Wandres, the Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation, at danielpj@stdominics.org. 

UNBOUND San Francisco

UNBOUND San Francisco helps Christians break free of hurts, fears, and unhealthy habits. We confidentially serve people having difficulty forgiving, or who repeatedly struggle with the same areas of sin, weakness, or negative thinking, and those who feel shame or lack hope of ever being free of the residual effects of their past. We use the internationally proven Unbound prayer model in individual sessions to encourage, teach, heal, and non-confrontationally deliver people into the Freedom of Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, the prayer team compassionately listens to prayer recipients' stories and leads them through the 5 Gospel keys of repentance and faith, forgiveness, renunciation, authority, and the Father’s blessing. We also welcome and train new prayer team members.  Go to 5keystofreedom.com, or contact us at unbound@5keystofreedom.com 

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study

We study one book of the Bible at a time in depth.  For 2018-19, we will study the Book of Revelation, starting Oct. 10th and continuing into Spring '19.  We use the Catholic Scripture Study program.  The cost of materials is approximately $55.  Contact the Wednesday Bible Study program leader, Bill McCarty, runforestrunbill@gmail.com.

Women's Bible Study

Come and study the word of God and learn and grow in the fellowship of women. We focus on one book of the Bible each year, and cross reference the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Old and New Testaments.  For 2020-21, we are studying the Beatitudes and the Gospel of Mark, and will meet over Zoom.  We meet Tuesdays, 9:00am-11:00am, during the school year (except for holidays).  The next season begins Sept. 8th, 2020. We use a guide-book (purchase for ~$45). Contact Kathy Folan at (415) 567-7824 ext. 111 or kathy@stdominics.org.

Young Adults' Group (adults in their 20s & 30s)

Join us for fellowship with other young adults in their 20's and 30's. The heart of the group is our weekly Wednesday night meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, with the last Wednesday of the month being a celebration of Mass in the Lady Chapel. We also offer a wide variety of other programs, including retreats, social events and regular community service opportunities throughout the year. The group's largest event of the year, "Coffee House," is scheduled in the summer and is always a rousing success. For more information please visit our webpage or join us at an upcoming event. Contact us by email at youngadults@stdominics.org.

Youth Ministry (Students in 7th-8th Grade)

St. Dominic’s Youth Ministry (YM), for 7th and 8th graders, is a place where you can be yourself, hear God’s call, meet other teens, and follow Christ. You will learn more about the Christian faith, feel welcome to ask the tough questions, have fun, and find others who are interested in standing up for Catholic values and traditions. Whatever your background, whatever your school, whatever your situation…you are welcome.   Some teens may be ready and desire to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation through our program.  YM meets during the school year from 4:00pm - 5:15pm on Sundays (expect on Confirmation class Sunday).  Contact Kathy Folan, the Director of Family and Youth Ministries, at kathy@stdominics.org or (415) 567-7824 ext. 111.