Name of Church St. Dominic
Address 2390 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94115
Phone number (415) 567-7824
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. (quiet Mass), 9:30 a.m. (family Mass, livestreamed), 11:30 a.m. (Solemn Mass), 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m. (with contemporary music) Weekdays, 8 a.m. (livestreamed). Saturdays at 9 a.m., Mass with rosary beginning at 8:40 a.m. First Saturdays, 8:25 a.m. Last Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. in the Lady Chapel
Confessions 30 minutes before the Saturday vigil Mass and Sunday Masses (except 1:30 p.m.) By appointment during the week.
Names of priests St. Dominic’s is staffed by the Dominican Fathers of the Western Province. Fr. Michael Hurley, pastor, is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. Click here to listen to some of his past talks: Fr. Christopher Wetzel and Fr. Vincent Kelber are parochial vicars.
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Parish groups and activities Young Adults Group (for 20s and 30s), 3040s young adult group, artists guild, Fra Angelica Society, Friends in Christ, Men’s Club, Eucharistic Adoration, Christian meditation, First Friday all night adoration, food pantry, homeless ministry, UNBOUND San Francisco, Respect Life, Gabriel Project, Walk for Life.
Music Depends on the Mass: cantor with organ and piano, contemporary choir and ensemble, Scola cantorum.
Parking Park in the church lot or on the street.
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Additional observations The Dominican order came to San Francisco in 1850, three years before the Archdiocese of San Francisco was established. The community bought the property for St. Dominic’s in 1863, and in 1873, the first parish church was built. A larger church was built in the 1880s, but collapsed in the 1906 earthquake. The current church on that site was completed in 1928. Work continued on the structure in the years following, including nine flying buttresses added in the 1990s to make the church seismically stable. It is built in the Gothic style; features include a carved marble altar from Italy, carved oak side altars, shrines and confessionals, many beautiful statues, paintings and stained glass windows. St. Dominic’s also houses the Shrine of St. Jude, patron of difficult cases, and a columbarium, where the cremated remains of loved ones can be interred. It is a busy parish with outstanding priests, and has been particularly known in the Bay area for its strong young adult community. The church building has been dubbed “a sermon in stone”; you can also take a docent tour of the parish; call the parish to schedule a group tour or check the parish bulletin for a scheduled tour.