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Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Lourdes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fr. Allan White, O.P., of the Province of England, will be the preacher at this year’s Novena in Honor of our Lady of Lourdes, celebrated from February 3-11, 2018. Masses will be offered at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (the home of the Shrine of Saint Jude) at 8am and 5:30pm on weekdays, and at 11:30am and […]

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Devotion to the Holy Name

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, the titular feast of the Western Dominican Province, Fr. Augustine Hilander, O.P., our promoter of the Holy Name Society, offers his reflections regarding devotion to the Holy Name. Most people consider devotion as what dogs feel for their masters, and what cats do not […]

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Ring In the New Year with the Novices

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

On Sunday, December 31 at 10:30pm, the novice brothers at Saint Dominic’s Church in San Francisco will lead a prayer service to end 2017. In addition to chanting the Office of Readings and reflections from the novices, there will be time for silent prayer. Afterwards, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., will offer a Vigil Mass for […]

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Double Take: Two Masses in Two Days

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

This year, since Christmas falls on a Monday, many people are asking, “If I only go to a Christmas Vigil Mass on Sunday, December 24, have I also fulfilled my Sunday obligation?” The simple answer is: no. For Catholics, going to Mass on Sunday is absolutely necessary for our spiritual health. As we read in […]

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“Dominican Brothers” Book – Advancing the Mission

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

After a year of intense research, Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., has released his latest book, Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars. Traveling to Poland, Vietnam and a number of other countries, he discovered little-known facts and amazing stories about the Dominican brothers, and the importance of their vocation in advancing the mission of the Order […]

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Fr. Patrick LaBelle’s Funeral

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Patrick LaBelle, O.P., who died on Monday, December 11, 2017. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Thursday, December 14 7:30pm – Vigil Service at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco (2390 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94115) Friday, December 15 10:00am – Mass of Christian Burial […]

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“Certitude of Truth” Now Available

Friday, December 1, 2017

In Certitude of Truth, Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., reflects on the many works of Pope Benedict XVI, examining various aspects of the Church and her role in society, including: the liturgy, Christ, philosophy, the relation of faith to reason, moral theology, and conscience. According to Fr. Reginald Martin, O.P., “This small book offers, with the […]

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

As we finish the month of November, many people are already singing carols and setting up their Christmas trees. But before we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25, the Church gives us four weeks to prepare during the season of Advent. Aware of how busy these days can be, we’ve come up with four suggestions […]

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Advent and Apocalypse

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

With the end of the liturgical year fast approaching, Fr. James Disney Thompson, O.P., offers his keen insights as to how we should receive the readings at Mass, and prepare ourselves for Christ’s return. When I was young, my mother dreaded the readings at Mass about the end of the world, how terrible those days […]

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