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The Church of Saint Dominic

One Journey Through Faith and Education

120 Years 1897-2017

Our Mission

 The mission of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Dominic is to create and to preserve a spiritually and socially united community which focuses on the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as the center of its life. We strive to achieve this goal by: proclaiming the Word of God, celebrating the sacraments, promoting the mission of our Church to the world, educating and caring for the faithful, reaching out to those in need, and being good stewards of our resources.

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Parish Life

What does Advent mean?

Advent comes from the Latin word "adventus" which means "coming" or "arrival." In Western churches, Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas, or the Sunday closest to November 30. Advent lasts through Christmas Eve, or December 24. Advent is a season of spiritual preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. The Advent season is both a time of celebration and penance. Christians celebrate Advent not only as a way of remembering Christ's first coming as a human baby, but also for his continued presence with us today through the Holy Spirit, and in anticipation of his final return. Advent Colors The liturgical color during this period is purple. This is when the Catholic Church changes the cycle of readings used in Mass. Advent Wreath Typically, the Advent wreath holds three purple candles and one pink or rose-colored candle. In the center of the wreath sits a white candle. As a whole, these candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world. One candle is lit on each Sunday during Advent, but on the third Sunday the candle is rose-colored to remind people to rejoice in the Lord. This third Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, as Gaudete comes from the Latin word for "rejoice." The change from purple as the liturgical color to rose represents the change from being a season of repentance to celebration.
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Celebrating Our Faith

The Eucharist is celebrated on:
Weekdays (Monday through Saturday)
Weekday Masses, Monday - Saturday 7:30am Chapel
Saturday evening 5:00pm Church
Sunday 7:30 & 8:45am Chapel, 10:00 & 11:30am Church, 5:00pm Chapel
Spanish Mass Sunday 7:00pm Chapel

Holy Day Schedule
Vigil Mass eve of the Holy Day 7:30pm Chapel
Holy Day 7:30am Chapel, Noon Chapel, 7:30pm Chapel

Reconciliation (Confession)
Experience God's mercy through His sacrament
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45pm in the Church or call the Parish Office for an appointment with a priest.