St. Francis Prayers for Victim of Violence


Prayer in the Streets: 
October 23, 11:00 a.m.

The Restorative Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco is holding the following "St. Francis Prayer Services" in the streets of San Francisco, and asks for prayers for those who have died by violent means, for all affected family and friends, and for anyone involved in their violent deaths. 
              All are invited to attend and offer prayers for DWAYNE LEBLANC (52 years old), who was killed on October 14.
              Fr. Piers Lahey, Pastor of St. Andrew's Church in Daly City, will lead this prayer service. The location is the 200 block of Blythdale Avenue, near McLaren Park, in  Visitacion Valley, San Francisco. The time is 11:00 a.m.

We ask also that you remember, during daily and Sunday services, all affected family, friends, and those involved in these deaths.

  • Date: Oct 23
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Contact: Julio Escobar
  • Email:
  • Phone: 415-614-5572

Faith Formation Conference in Santa Clara

The Faith Formation Conference:
Santa Clara Convention Center

Friday - Saturday,  November 3 - 4

Catechists, youth leaders, adult faith formation leaders, and all who want to learn more about their faith: Come to the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference. There will be noted speakers, more than 90 workshops and sessions (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese), and many exhibitors. Make connections, deepen your faith, and strengthen your skills in passing on the faith to the next generation.

The annual Faith Formation Conference is sponsored by the Dioceses of Monterey and San Jose, with the collaboration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of Oakland, and the Diocese of Stockton.

For complete information and to register, visit the website, see below.
Faith formation keynote speakers Nov 2017


Retrouvaille Marriage Weekends

Retrouvaille Marriage Renewal:
Spring Weekend, Fall Weekend

Friday-Sunday,  November 3-5, in San Francisco

Retrouvaille (pronounced 'retrohv-EYE') is a weekend program that helps couples heal and renew their marriages. Retrouvaille is a French word meaning rediscovery. This Catholic ministry offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marital relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. Retrouvaille is not just for hurting couples but for all couples wanting to bring new life to their marriage. Retrouvaille is recommended by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life.

The next weekend program coming up in this area is in San Francisco November 3-5. Flyer

For information and registration, contact Retrouvaille.


Retreat for Young Adults and Youth Ministers

Work / Life Balance Retreat for
Youth Ministers and Young Adults

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
St. Cecilia Church, 2555 17th Avenue, San Francisco

The Archdiocese of San Francisco offers a special retreat day focusing on Work/Life Balance, with speaker DJ Bernal of Modern Teen Ministries. Youth ministers and young adults alike know the struggle to balance work, life, and being active in our parishes. Join us as we seek to nourish our spiritual lives, prevent burnout, and grow as a Catholic community. Who should attend? Youth Ministers, Young Adult Leaders, Young Adults, and Youth Ministry Core Team Members and Volunteers. Registration fee is $12, and includes lunch. If you need a vegetarian or gluten free lunch, phone Amanda George, below.

Tickets are at Eventbrite.  Tickets are not refundable, but are transferrable. Space is limited. Please register by Nov. 1. A flyer is here.Youth Ministers Retreat 11.4.17 St Cecilia SF


Mother/Daughter Program

The office of Marriage and Family Life is hosting our first-ever Mother / Daughter event.  This fun and light-hearted program introduces girls to the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for becoming teenagers and young women.  There are separate programs for ‘tweens’ (10-12yrs old) and ‘teens’ (13-16).  For more information or registration, see , or contact Ed Hopfner,

Saturday, November 4

Ages 10-12, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 13-16, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

St. Bartholomew Church
600 Columbia Dr, San Mateo


  • Date: Nov 04
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