Welcome!

St. Dominic is the Catholic faith community in Northfield, MN, and part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis.  We invite you to worship with us and share in our commitment to worship, sacrament, education, faith formation, community, and ministry.  Please contact the Parish Office or speak to any of the volunteer groups to find your place in our parish and use your time, talent, and treasure for the glory of God. Please, join us for Mass!

At this time, Weekend mass times will be | Durante esto tiempo, las misas serán a
5 PM (English, ingles)
10:30 AM (English, ingles)
2:00 PM (Spanish, español)

Employment Opportunity

The Church and School is hiring one full-time Maintenance Director.  See the job posting on the Archdiocesan website: https://careers.archspm.org/jobs/parish-maintenance-director-custodian/

Masses Online

All English and Spanish Sunday Masses are hosted on Vimeo.  Watch live or view the recording later.

Todas las misas están disponsibles aquí.  Ver en vivo o la grabación más tarde.

The Saturday Evening Mass recurring URL: https://vimeo.com/event/134024

Misa Dominical en Vivo URL: https://vimeo.com/event/134061

The Daily recurring Mass: https://vimeo.com/event/129906

Mass Schedule 

Please sit in the designated area for daily masses.

Horario de las Misas

Monday: 5:30 PM English Mass | lunes a las 5:30 PM en ingles
Tuesday 5:30 PM Misa (with 5 PM Confessions) | martes a las 5:30 en español con confesiones a las 5 PM
Wednesday (summer schedule): Noon English Mass | miercoles al mediodia en ingles
Friday: 7 AM English Mass | viernes a las 7 AM en ingles

Weekend mass times will be | las misas serán a
5 PM (English, ingles)
10:30 AM (English, ingles)
2:00 PM (Spanish, español)

Confirmation Weekends for English masses (August 22-23, 29-30) will have all 3 masses (5 PM, 8 AM, 10:30 AM).  Confirmation will be held on Sunday only, but masses are open to the public.

Another huge thank you to all our ministers who went to training and are helping.  Others are welcome to join at any time!

Muchas gracias una vez más para todos los ministros que asistieron el entrenamiento y están ayudando.  Únete a nosotros en cualquier momento.

COVID Plan

Read here the St. Dominic COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Lea aqui El Plan de Preparación COVID-19 de S. Domingo

Addenda to the Plan (6/12/20):
-size allowance has increased to 250 people
-el número máximo de personas admitidas estará limitado a 250 personas
-kneelers should not be used during mass
-no se deben usar reclinatorios
-masks are required inside according to the Governor’s mandate
-las mascaras son necesarias en la iglesia debido a Governor Walz
Watch Rebecca discuss the COVID-19 Plan here (parts subtitled in Spanish)
Vea a Rebecca hablar sobre el COVID-19 Plan aquí (subtítulo en español)

News (Updated 8/3/20):

  • Big news!  We have just learned that Archbishop Hebda will be joining us on Saturday, August 8th at 5 PM to install Fr. Gregory as pastor at St. Dominic’s.  He will also be at Annunciation’s mass on August 9th.
  • The chapel is now open for individual prayer.   At this time, hours will be:
    Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 7:30 – 6 (after daily mass/adoration)
    Wednesday, Thursday: 7:30 – 4:30
    Saturday: 9-6
    Sunday: 9-4:30
  • Capacity will be limited to 10 persons at a time. There will be chairs available, and we ask that you sanitize a chair before you use it. Instructions and supplies are available. Votive candles will not be used at this time. There will be no restroom available to use during Chapel hours, so please plan accordingly. Enter through the main doors of the church, not the garden door, which will remain locked at this time.
  • La capella esta abierto ahora un horario limitado para oracion personal.  El horario esta:
    Lunes, martes, viernes: 7:30 – 6 (after daily mass/adoration)
    Miercoles, jueves: 7:30 – 4:30
    Sabado: 9-6
    Domingo: 9-4:30
  • El aforo es de 10 personas.  Las sillas estarán disponibles: por favor las limpiar antes de las usar.  Suministros du limpieza están disponibles allí.  No hay velas votivas durante esto tiempo.  No hay un baño disponible durante esto tiempo.  Entra por la puerta principal, no por la puerta del jardín, que estará cerrada.
  • Adoration will also be regularly offered in the church before the 5:30 PM Monday daily mass beginning at 5 PM.
  • Adoración esta tambien disponsible en la iglesia a las 5 PM, antes de la misa a las 5:30 pm.
  • The Comite Hispano has organized Adoration Friday 8 AM – 6 PM in the chapel.  Anyone who would like to sign up for an hour, particularly in early afternoon, should contact Luis Molina.
  • El Comite Hispano ha organizado Adoración los viernes de las 8 AM a 6 PM.  Por favor, llame a Luis Molina o la oficina de la parroquia si desea inscribirse por una hora.

Masses will still be recorded during Phase II.

MASS TIMES WILL CHANGE AS NEEDED.  Join Flocknote to receive important updates and last minute schedule changes.

HORARIO DE MISAS CAMBIARÁ SI ES NECESARIO.  Regístrese en Flocknote para recibir correos electrónicos o mensajes de texto con actualizaciones y cambios de horario.

In Brief:

  • Archbishop Hebda has declared us to be in “Phase 2” of reopening– Read his full letter of directives for the future here – El Arzobispo ha publicado esta carta (ahora disponsible en español) sobre el plan arquidiocesano para reabrir las iglesias.    https://www.archspm.org/letter-from-archbishop-hebda-regarding-return-to-public-mass-agreement-with-walz-administration/
  • This has been a difficult time for everyone, and we thank you for your patience as we prepare our space to meet Archdiocesan guidelines, developed in consultation with experts, and begin a transition in parish leadership.  Please know that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues; no one is obliged to attend.  Masses will also continue to be filmed and available online for everyone.  Nevertheless, we look forward to soon offer the mass to those prepared to follow the new protocols.
    If there are any people (under 65) who plan to return to mass and wish to serve as ushers or other liturgical roles, please contact the Parish Office so that we can finalize our opening.  Training will be offered.
    Esto ha sido un tiempo difícil para todos, y les agradecemos por su paciencia mientras preparamos nuestro espacio para cumplir con las pautas de la archidiócesis, lo que son desarrolladas en consulta con expertos de salud, y mientras hacemos una nueva transición con el liderazgo de la parroquia. Mientras tanto, queremos que sepan que la dispensación de la obligación de asistir a Misa los domingos continúa; nadie está obligado a asistir. Las Misas también se seguirán siendo filmadas y estarán disponibles en línea para todos. Sin embargo, esperamos ofrecer la Misa pronto a los que estén preparados para seguir los nuevos protocolos.
    Si hay personas (menores de 65 años) que estén pensando en regresar a la Misa y que deseen servir como ujieres u otros roles litúrgicos, por favor, comuniquen con la Oficina Parroquial para que podamos finalizar nuestra apertura. Se ofrecerá capacitación.
  • Greetings from Our Parish Nurse (click here).
  • COVID19 Cemetery Procedure (uploaded 4.3.20)
  • There is now a Parishioner Loan Fund.  Hay ahora un fondo de préstamo de feligreses.
    There is a fund for members of the parish in case of emergency during the pandemic.  You can send a brief, written description of your need (for example, food, medicine, rent, etc) and the amount to one of the priests, either Fr. Gregory.
    Hay un fondo para miembros de la parroquia en caso de emergencia durante el pandemico. Se puede entregar una descripcion breve, escrita (por ejemplo de comida, medico, renta, o estudios) de la necesidad, y la cantidad ($), a uno de los sacerdotes.

Updated 6/15/20 // Actualizado 6/15/20

Find more spiritual resources posted on Facebook or https://www.archspm.org/covid19/prayer-formation-resources

Encuentra más recursos espirituales publicados en Facebook o https://www.archspm.org/covid19/prayer-formation-resources

The Archbishop has given a dispensation for the Sunday obligation.  “If the faithful decide that congregating for Sunday Mass would constitute a risk to themselves or others, they have the freedom not to attend. Masses, however, will continue to be celebrated in our parishes as regularly scheduled at this time.”  (en Espanol)

https://www.archspm.org/statement-regarding-dispensation-from-sunday-mass-obligation/

https://www.archspm.org/covid19

Masses online: https://vimeo.com/channels/stdominic

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Flu/COVID-19 Protocol (In Spanish) / El protocolo de la gripe/COVID-19 (En Espanol – Mar Valdecantos)

El Arzobispo ha dado una dispensa para la obligación dominical. “Si los fieles deciden que congregarse para la misa dominical constituiría un riesgo para sí mismos o para los demás, tienen la libertad de no asistir. Las misas, sin embargo, seguirán celebrándose en nuestras parroquias como se programa regularmente en este momento”.  (en Espanol)

https://www.archspm.org/statement-regarding-dispensation-from-sunday-mass-obligation/

https://www.archspm.org/covid19

Misas: https://vimeo.com/channels/stdominic

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  • A prayer group for those suffering with addictions of all kinds has formed to ask for the intercession of Ven. Matt Talbot.  Contact Mara with questions about joining this anonymous group.  Prayers can be found here.
  • The Knights of Columbus have started a group rosary on the last Sunday of each month!  Bring everyone to the chapel at 10 AM for the rosary before mass.  (Are you an 18+ male?  Consider joining the KCs!)
  • Power Our Parish With Prayer – Do you want to help the parish, but are unsure how to do it?  Take a pledge to improve your prayer life and pray for monthly intentions from the church and the school.  After each parish staff meeting, I will contact you with stories of how your prayers are working and new intentions.  People are noticing the change in the parish!  Fill out the form to join our prayer ranks today!

Update from Archbishop Hebda

Archbishop Hebda encourages us all to participate in the Archdiocesan Synod.  The event page is here: https://www.archspm.org/synod/   

MaryLa Comunidad Hispana les invita a la Misa los domingos a las 12:00 p.m. Contamos con los siguientes ministerios y grupos: coro, lectores, ministros de la Eucaristía, RICA, grupo de Oración y Sanación, Jóvenes Adultos y catequesis para el Bautizo y Matrimonio. Para más información de la comunidad hispana y el comité hispano, hacer clic en Comunidad Hispana de Santo Domingo.