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Pastoral Work


St. Dorothy Parish, Glendora, CA
St. Joseph Parish, Mission San Jose, CA
St. Simon Parish, Los Altos, CA
St. Thomas More Parish, Tucson, AZ  
La Parroquia de Cristo Rey, Delicias, Chihuahua, México
La Parroquia de San Andrés Larráinzar, Chiapas, México
La Parroquia de San Antonio Tlaltehuacan, Santa Isabel Chalma, Edo. de México  

Parish Ministry

Campus Ministry

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
St. Thomas More Newman Center, University of Arizona

Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual guidance is an ancient tradition practiced by all faiths. For Christians, it’s experienced when someone helps us listen and look for God’s presence in our everyday lives. A spiritual guide or director affirms our inner journey and supports our search for meaning and truth.

Typically, an individual meets with his/her spiritual guide once a month for an hour. A sense of prayer and deep listening is encouraged through thoughtful questions, and sharing. Together with your spiritual guide, you explore where God’s Spirit is active in your life, relationships, daily experiences or significant life transitions. Each session is honored and held in confidence.


Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP is a certified, experienced spiritual director. She is willing to listen, answer your questions or support your spiritual journey. Spiritual Direction is available at no cost, but a donation to DSMSJ is welcome. .  
Email: ingrid@msjdominicans.org
Cell:    (925) 878-5803

Social Pastoral

La Comisión de Vida Consagrada Indígena y Afromexicanos, México

In imitation of Jesus, those engaged in pastoral work bring the Good News of Jesus to others in a variety of ways: teaching the Word of God and preparing youth and adults for the sacraments in parishes or university campuses,  journeying with those seeking a closer relationship with God through spiritual direction, offering spiritual support to patients as chaplains in hospitals,  providing medical care, collaborating with others to support those in poverty, pursuing restorative justice for those who have been incarcerated, and preaching the Word through media.  

Hna. Juanita Chavez Tovar does pastoral ministry at La Parroquia de San Antonio Tlaltehuacan, Santa Isabel Chalma, Edo. de Mexico.

Sister Mary-Han Nguyen is Director of Children's Faith Formation at Saint Simon Parish, Los Altos.