Through the evangelization of our community, our mission is to provide spiritual guidance and to mature the needs of all through service where each member shares with others their gifts and talents received from God.
On behalf of myself as Pastor, our Deacons and Staff, I thank you and extend my appreciation for your choosing St. Dominic to worship God in fellowship withour a parish community.
We have grown through our 47 years both in numbers and in spirit. God is truly at work here!
St. Dominic is a welcoming community whose missionis to put faith into action through prayer, fellowship and service. We invite you to join in sharing with your fellow parishoners of all ages in the many different ministry opportunities of our parish. My prayers and support are with you and your famliy always.
We hope that you will visit our website often and that you will find the information and resources useful that you need to grow in your faith. Please check back often since information is updated frequently.
What's Happening at our Parish
"Rejoice in the Lord, for as miserable as life can seem at times, the reality is that God has clothed us "with a robe of salvation" that heals all our poverty, our broken hearts, our bondage. "He has mercy on those who fear him, " that is, those who fear only one thing: losing their relationship with the Lord. Therefore, "be preserved blameless for the coming of Jesus." Even though in the troubles of life you may not recognize him, "the one who calls you is faithful."
The Gospel of John 1
"A man named John, was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light...... He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, make straight the way of the Lord"
Preparing for Posadas
We invite all to share in our Parish Posadas December 16-24th. Our Posadas will begin Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30 pm at the Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Many people gathered last year for a wonderful celebration of prayer, fellowship, food and pinatas. individuals, parish organizations, and ministries who would like to help in the first posada are invited to call the parish office. Please call the office if you would like a posada in your home. Mark your calendars to join in the traditional remembrance of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem!
Wednesday, December 17th - Home of Patty Moreno
Thursday, December 18th - Home of Florentino Mendoza
Friday, December 19th - Frio Crossing Apts - Posada Leader Gloria Herrera
Saturday, December 20th - Home of Veronica Garza
Sunday, December 21st - Home of Ofelia Martinez
Monday, December 22nd - Home of Antonia Ramos
Tuesday, December 23rd - Home of Rosie De La Cerda
Wednesday, December 24th - Home of Yolanda Gonzales
Reconciliation Services at St Dominic's
Each Saturday from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm and prior to Christmas, Monday December 22nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
(In addition, the following area churches will have their reconciliation services, you may want to attend)
St. Anthony Mary Claret, Sunday December 14th, 7:00 pm
Prince of Peace, Monday December 15th, 7:00 pm.
St Rose of Lima and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes, Wednesday, December 17th, 7:00 pm.
St. Luke, Thursday, December 18th, 7:00 pm.
St. Bridgit, Friday, December, 19th, 7:00 pm.
Advent is a wonderful time to celebrate the reconciling love and healing graces our Lord offers us. We prepare for it by opening ourselves up, by reflection upon the areas of darkness in our lives into which God so deeply desires to shine a light. Advent is a season of preparation for the coming of the Lord. Join us for our Reconciliation Services on Wednesday, December 3rd in asking for forgiveness and healing during this important time of year.
A word from Pope Frances: "God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy... With a tenderness which never dissapoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew."
St Dominic Catholic Church
Holiday Mass Schedule 2014
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th
5:00 pm Mass and Christmas Pageant
8:00 pm Vigil Mass
12:00 Midnight Mass (Bilingual)
Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th
10:00 am Mass
New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31st
5:00 pm Vigil Mass
New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015
10:00 am Mass (Bilingual)
2nd Annual Singles Retreat
It will be held on December 18th - 21st, 2014 at the beautiful Wellsprings Retreat Center which is outside the city of Blanco, Texas in the Hill Country. This is a retreat for single Catholics with a focus on the blessings, joys and challenges surrounding the vocation of being single.
Please contact anyone on the Core Team for more information or any questions you may have.
Fred Leal (210) 725-1220
Carol Glass (210) 289-0837
Charles Eschavaria 210-843-6150
Mary Jane Davila 210-749-4020
James Campos 210-602-0282
Lisa Delgado 210-844-2041
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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