Month: December 2015

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New Year’s Eve Vigil

On Thursday, December 31 at 10:30pm, Fr. Anthony Rosevear, O.P., and the Dominican novice brothers at Saint Dominic’s Church in San Francisco will offer a vigil service to end 2015 and begin the new year. In addition to chanting the Office of Readings and reflections from the novices, there will be…


Christmas Concert

The Schola Cantorum of St. Albert’s Priory and the Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble will present their annual Christmas Concert on December 19 at 8pm. The performance includes music from Worcester Medieval Harmony, Piae Cantiones, Cancionero de Uppsala, Guerrero, Morales, Byrd, Hasse, Palestrina, and Lassus. In commemoration of the 800th Jubilee of…


The Real Saint Nicholas

Nicholas was born in the village of Patara, on the southern coast of present-day Turkey, towards the end of the third century. When he was a young man, his wealthy parents died in an epidemic, leaving him with a considerable inheritance which he used to care for those in need. One…


Fr. Paul Scanlon, O.P.

Paul was born on January 22, 1933 in Detroit, the only child of Marvin and Mary Ann Smithbauer Scanlon. As a young man he dreamed of being a foreign missionary. Eventually he entered the Order of Preachers and received the Dominican habit on August 14, 1952, and was ordained to…


Fr. Felix Cassidy, O.P.

Francis Cassidy was born to Mildred and Edward Cassidy on June 3, 1927. Baptized at St. Dominic’s Church and raised in Pacific Heights, he was a proud son of the city of San Francisco. He attended St. Ignatius Preparatory High School, then joined the Merchant Marines, serving in World War II…