Month: December 2017

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Ring In the New Year with the Novices

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…


Double Take: Two Masses in Two Days

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…


“Dominican Brothers” Book – Advancing the Mission

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…


Fr. Patrick LaBelle’s Funeral

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…


Immaculate Mary: Facing the Dreaded Foe

In 1854, Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a dogma of the Catholic faith.* In the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, he writes that “the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and…


“Certitude of Truth” Now Available

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…