St. Dominic Catholic Church

2002 Merton Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90041 | (323) 254-2519

Saint Dominic Church & School

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SUNDAY: 9:00 AM ENGLISH • 11:00 AM SPANISH
MON-FRI: 9:00 AM ENGLISH  •  9:45 AM SPANISH
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM
 
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Archbishop José Gomez provides an update on the celebration of Sacraments in our parishes.

This video is available in Spanish: Click Here

"Let us keep praying. Let us keep working together. I’m really hopeful that things are going to change really soon. I need your support and your prayers because, obviously, we need to come to that moment where we can safely open our churches to continue the celebration of the Sacraments that are so essential for us."

-Archbishop José Gomez

Archbishop Gomez also reflected on this same matter in his weekly column to the faithful: 

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Archbishop Gomez COVID-19 Update

Archbishop José H. Gomez provided a video message update to the people of faith in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on the continued postponement of the celebration of public Mass and sacraments during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we are saying every day, the buildings are closed but our parishes are open. We have the celebration of Mass for all of you through the internet in many parishes of the Archdiocese and we are trying to be present to all of you sacramentally in that virtual world in which we are able to celebrate Mass. We hope that that reality is going to change soon,” said Archbishop Gomez in the video message.

“I think it’s clear to all of us that it might be possible in the coming future to be able to open physically the churches and receive parishioners to come. It’s not going to be the same in the beginning because there is the reality of the social distance and also making sure that the churches are sanitized, and people are protected when they come to church,” said the Archbishop. “And I insist that that’s the most important thing — that we protect one another. We know that God is with us but at the same time we have to be careful and make sure that we protect each other in this challenging time.”

“So, let us keep praying. Let us keep working together. I really hopeful that things are going to change really soon. I need your support and your prayers because, obviously, we need to come to that moment where we can safely open our churches to continue the celebration of the Sacraments that are so essential for us,” concluded the Archbishop.

Saint Dominic Catholic Church

CHURCH & PARISH OFFICE INFORMATION

(323) 254-2519   •   info@saintdominics.org

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CHURCH & OFFICE HOURS:

  • THE CHURCH IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
  • THE PARISH OFFICE IS AVAILABLE BY PHONE & EMAIL ONLY : 
    • (323) 254-2519   
    • info@saintdominics.org
  • MINISTRY EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

MASS TIMES & INFORMATION:

LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE: 
SUNDAY: 9:00 AM ENGLISH • 11:00 AM SPANISH
MON - FRI: 9:00 AM ENGLISH  •  9:45 AM SPANISH
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM MASS
 

CONFESSIONS:

  • CONFESSIONS ARE FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY (PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE OFFICE).

MASS INTENTIONS:

  • MASS INTENTIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE OFFICE MAILBOX.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR BULLETIN.
  • JUNE MASS INTENTION ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
 
FOR LOCAL RESOURCES DURING THE PANDEMIC PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 PAGE: 
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COMING SOON

Dr. Joseph Zepeda, Ph.D.

Sunday May 31, 2020  •  4pm

MEETING

ON ZOOM

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 
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PODCAST WITH FR. DOMINIC DEMAIO

ENGLISH   •   SPANISH   •   APPLE PODCASTS

PREPARING FOR MASS AT HOME

ENGLISH   •   SPANISH

Religious Life

For information concerning a religious vocation with the Western Dominican friars, click here.

For information concerning a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, contact the Archdiocesan vocation director through LAvocations.org

Links to some Dominican Women's congregations and monasteries

For help with general discernment of a vocation to priesthood, marriage or religious life, please click the link here.

Our Patron, SAINT DOminic

If he hadn't taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic might have remained within the structure of contemplative life as a canon regular - a priest living with other priests serving at the cathedral of his diocese in Spain in the late 12th century.  They were attempting a reform by reviving the apostolic common life as described in the Acts of the Apostles.  On a journey through southern France with his bishop, he was confronted with the Albigensian heresy, which held that two opposite principles - one good, one evil - were the source of the spiritual and physical realms, respectively.  They denied the goodness of creation, the Incarnation and the sacraments.  The "perfect" among them abstained from sex to avoid bringing more children into the world, and took as little food and drink as possible.

Dominic saw that ordinary people admired the extreme asceticism of the heresy's leaders, and saw that the clergy sent to preach to them would be ineffective unless they took seriously Jesus' command to share the good news with "no money bag, no sack, no sandals" (Luke 10:4)  He began a mission of itinerant preaching.  His initial success was with some women, who, upon their conversion, formed a monastic community to support Dominic's mission with their prayers. 

Dominic’s vision was universal; he saw a need in the Church which extended beyond France. Gradually, a number of men began to join him, and the Order of Friars Preachers was founded in 1216. As the Order spread through Europe and through time, the Order came to include active sisters and a host of lay Dominicans.  His ideal, and the life of the Order, is a linking of a life with God through study and prayer - especially the liturgy of the hours - with a ministry of salvation to people through the preaching of the Word of God.  To this day the Dominican strives to "contemplate and share with others the fruits of contemplation." 

This life has aspects that any Christian should imitate: the combination of prayer, study and activity in service of others is, ideally, the life of a Christian accountant, carpenter, mother, engineer or nurse.

"Faith is above all a personal, intimate encounter with Jesus, and to experience his closeness, his friendship, his love;
only in this way does one learn to know him ever more, and to love and follow him ever more."

Pope Benedict XVI, October 22, 2009, Feast of St. Bernard