Happy Easter!

Many thanks to everyone who made Holy Week and Easter Sunday such a wonderful experience.

Congratulations to our new members who were baptized and confirmed on Easter Vigil.
Watching you join our community was joyous.

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Presentation on St. Catherine of Siena: Lover of People

April 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom talk with
Fr. Thomas McDermott, OP
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center
Catherine of Siena, Italian member of the Dominican Laity, saint and mystic of the 14th century, loved people and they loved her.  Her friends and disciples, whom she called her bella brigada (beautiful brigade) numbered some 60 people who followed her to France and Rome and places in between.  She lovingly commanded the Pope to return to Rome (he did), made peace among feuding families, and interceded for the city of Florence after it was placed on papal interdict. She lived through several pandemics. She corresponded with kings and queens, popes, prostitutes, mercenaries, gay people and others.  Besides living a fascinating life, she authored hundreds of letters and a compendium of her spiritual thought known as the Dialogue. She, along with St. Teresa of Avila, was named the first female Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970.  On April 28, Fr. Tom McDermott, OP, author of several books on St. Catherine, will give a presentation on her life and spiritual thought.
All are welcome to this important and informative gathering.

Mass & Confession Times

Weekend Mass Times
Saturday (incense free) 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. (Español)

Confession Times
Saturday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
or by appointment
Confessions are in the Reconciliation Room next to the Federal Avenue doors. Please wear your mask.

We invite you to pray with the Dominican community in the church

  • Chanted Lauds (Morning Prayer) –  Monday thru Friday 7:15 AM.
    Use the South Entrance of the church. Please sit in pews; books not available.
  • Daily Eucharist –  Monday thru Friday 7:45 AM.
    Use the South Entrance of the church.
  • Adoration  – Fridays 5:00-6:00pm (with Vespers at 5:30).
    Use the South Entrance of the church.
  • Chanted Vespers (Evening Prayer)  – Monday thru Friday 5:00 PM. Sunday 5:30PM
    Use the South Entrance of the church. Please sit in pews; books not available.

View Mass at St Dom’s

You can find the livestreaming masses at 9:30am (English) and 11:45am (Español) every Sunday.  The channel also has previous weeks’ masses, and recorded Zoom talks.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,

I invite you to enter into my heart with your Spirit.

I embrace you with my mind, my heart, and my soul.

Please, never permit me to be separated from you.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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Mass Times: Sat: (Vigil, Incense free) 4pm, Sun: 7:30a, 9:30a (English), 11:45a (Spanish) Mon-Fri: Mass at 7:45am in the Church Confessions: Sat 3-3:45pm or 11-11:30am Sunday morning and by appt
St. Dominic Parish
St. Dominic Parish
Well, it's official now. I will be leaving St. Dominic's (mid June, actually) to begin a new chapter of life as the Pastor of the Parroquia Invención de la Santa Cruz (Discovery of the Holy Cross Parish) in Bayamón, PR, a suburb of San Juan, the capital. I have very mixed feelings. I have only been here for 2 1/2 years of what is normally a 6 year term. (This is the shortest ministry assignment in my 40 years as a priest!). I was filled with sadness on Sunday as I looked out on the congregation who I was just getting to know. There were some teary encounters after the Masses. But there is an upside: a new adventure for me in Puerto Rico, and for you here at St. Dominic's with Fr. Luke leading you into a new, post-COVID (hopefully) chapter of your life as a parish family.

In these next few months, I will be working with your new pastor, Fr. Luke, to fill him in so he can assume his new role seamlessly. As. Fr. Marchionda indicated, Fr. Luke will need you to help him learn the role of pastor as I learned from the people of the congregations I have served! You have great material to work with!

For those who missed it, here is a short video of my new parish (at least from the outside). I will need to make a visit mid-May for a few days, to get ready to assume my new ministry in July. At that time, I'll fill you in on more details!

Please pray for Fr. Luke, myself and our parish(es) who will undergo another transition. May the Holy Spirit guide us all to be the Church we are called to be!
Fr. Jim
St. Dominic Parish
St. Dominic Parish
I miss you! Here's where I'm preaching this weekend. Can't say that I miss the cold! (It's 73° at 8am)See you soon! Fr. Jim
St. Dominic Parish

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