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.
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What's Happening at our Parish
Sunday 23, 2014
Pope Pius XI instituted The Feast of Christ the King in 1925 for the universal church in his encyclical Quas Primas. He connected the denial of Christ as king to the rise of secularism. At the time of Quas Primas, secularism was rising, and many Christians (including Catholics) began to doubt Christ's authority and existence, as well as the Church's power to continue Christ's authority. Pius XI, and the rest of the Christian world, witnessed the rise of dictatorships in Europe, and saw Catholics being taken in by these earthly leaders. Just as the Feast of Corpus Christi was instituted when devotion to the Eucharist was at a low point, the Feast of Christ the King was instituted during a time when respect for Christ and the Church was waning, when the feast was most needed. In fact, it is still needed today, as these problems have not vanished, but instead have worsened.
Pius hoped the institution of the feast would have various effects. They were:
1. That nations would see that the Church has the right to freedom, and immunity from the state (Quas Primas, 32).
2. That leaders and nations would see that they are bound to give respect to Christ (Quas Primas, 31).
3. That the faithful would gain strength and courage from the celebration of the feast, as we are reminded that Christ must reign in our hearts, minds, wills, and bodies (Quas Primas, 33).
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."
December 11-14, 2014 - English Women's ACTS - Omega
April 9-12, 2015 - English Men's ACTS - Cordi Marian
July 9-12, 2015 - English Women's ACTS - Cordi Marian
December 3-6, 2015 - Spanish Women's ACTS - Cordi Marian
But do you care what YOU wear?
We dress for church to show reverence, not for show, or to bring attention to ourselves. Most of us dress with our "Sunday Best".
"Sunday Best" is different for everyone. It depends on upbringing, culture, affordability and most of all "reverence" to the man who died for us.
If we were to meet the President, meet a celebrity, go on an interview, we certainly wouldn't show up in a t-shirt, tank top, shorts or flip flops. We would dress to impress. God isn't asking us to impress his Son. Just show respect as you would the President or a celebrity.
Food for thought, when you get ready to attend mass on Sunday, ask yourself, how would I dress for the man who gave his life for me?
Jesus is present at the sacrifice of the Mass.