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What would a post-Roe California look like?
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Dec. 1 on a major abortion case that could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade by next summer. If the… Read More
Barbecue for the homeless brings joy of giving
On a beautiful, sunshine-filled Saturday, women and men religious representing 11 congregations gathered at Most Holy Redeemer Church on Nov. 13 to serve at the annual barbeque for persons living… Read More
Grace and healing after miscarriage or infant loss
Miscarriage is a loss that until recently was ignored, often happening before anyone knew the mother was pregnant. But as those who have lost children in pregnancy can recount, it… Read More
Catholics become fieldworkers in St. Vincent de Paul Society following saint’s path
“No need is foreign to us,” said Marc Bruno hours after canvassing the streets of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood on a sweltering summer Sunday, handing out thick sandwiches from… Read More
Evangelization seen as heart and soul of parish role
Some perceive a parish as a provider of soul food for the spiritually hungry, offering the Eucharist at every Mass and a menu of ministries to carry out the works… Read More
Christ in Glory window illuminates hope of our eternal destiny
As the liturgical calendar nears its end, three feasts coincide in November to remind us of our own final end: All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and the solemnity of… Read More
Mission parishes pastor recognized by S.F. mayor for COVID-19 response
Father Moises Agudo was recognized by San Francisco Mayor London Breed as one of nine “unsung heroes” in the city’s successful COVID-19 response, all serving populations in underserved areas of… Read More
New healing ministry for adult children of divorce launches in Bay Area
When my husband Dan was 11, his parents separated. Like other children in this situation, he started shuttling between two ever-diverging homes. He dealt with feelings of anger, hurt and… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

An open letter to students of Riordan High School
Archbishop Riordan High School held an all-school assembly earlier this school year featuring pro-life activist Megan Almon. During the assembly, a number of students walked out in protest of the… Read More
Marin Voice: DA should uphold the law fairly for all, Catholics included
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Published in the Marin Independent Journal In a Columbus Day press conference, activists called on Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop all the charges… Read More
Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone On the Occasion of the Launch of the Holy Father’s Laudato Si Action Platform
The Laudato Si Action Platform is a global initiative launched by Pope Francis to develop “a new ecological approach that can transform our way of inhabiting the world, our lifestyles,… Read More
America Magazine Interview: Archbishop Cordileone on Biden, Pelosi, abortion and Pope Francis
In this wide-ranging conversation on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” host Gloria Purvis speaks with Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco about some of the most contested issues in the Catholic… Read More
Requiem for the Homeless: “Beauty is called for”
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone brought San Francisco’s faith, civic and social service communities together at St. Mary’s Cathedral to pray for the souls of the homeless dead in a Requiem… Read More
The Human Encounter of Love and the Most Valuable Lesson in Life
A famous story is told of the patron of our city, St. Francis of Assisi, about his encounter with a leper shortly after his conversion.  Up until relatively recently, of… Read More
From the Archbishop: Homelessness and Human Dignity, Grant eternal rest unto them O Lord
It was an eventful summer. Among the many ups and downs, one of the downs for me was losing a very dear friend and priest mentor of mine since my… Read More
Memo to the Priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco on the 2021-2023 Synod
Dear Brother Priests, As you know, the Holy Father has convoked a global synod. Pope Francis is inviting us to consider how we journey together and focus on “communion, participation,… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Dec 01
Mercy High Alumnae Annual Christmas at Kohl
Mercy High Alumnae Annual Christmas at Kohl 5:00pm – 9:00pm Cost: 10 The public is cordially invited to the Mercy High School Alumnae Association’s annual Holiday Boutique Christmas at Kohl… Read More
Dec 02
Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven with author Catherine Wolff
Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven with author Catherine Wolff 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cost: 20 What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like?… Read More
Dec 04
Jovenes, familias, comunidad: ¡Dios nos llama! Youth, families, community: God is calling us!
Jovenes, familias, comunidad: ¡Dios nos llama! Youth, families, community: God is calling us! 8:45am – 1:30pm A bilingual day or meditation, information and Commitment. -Main talk by Fr Edwin Martinez,… Read More
Dec 04
Memorial Mass & Healing Service for Miscarriage & Infant Loss
Memorial Mass & Healing Service for Miscarriage & Infant Loss 10:30am Cost: FREE The loss of a child, no matter how briefly with us, leaves an ache in our hearts.… Read More
Dec 04
Guadalupana Mass
Guadalupana Mass 2:00pm The annual Guadalupana Mass with Archbishop Cordileone will be held at 2pm on Dec. 4.   (Photo by Dennis Callahan/Archdiocese of San Francisco) Address Cathedral of St.… Read More
Dec 10
14th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass and Parol-Lighting Ceremony
14th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass and Parol-Lighting Ceremony 7:30pm – 8:30pm The pomp and pageantry that add so much joy and spiritual vibrancy to the celebration of Christmas “Filipino… Read More
Dec 12
Christmas Remembrance Prayer Service
Christmas Remembrance Prayer Service 11:00am – 12:00pm Holy Cross Cemetery invites you to remember loved ones at this prayer and candle lighting service led by Msgr. John Talesfore, Pastor of… Read More
Dec 19
Mission Dolores Basilica Choir 30th Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert
Mission Dolores Basilica Choir 30th Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert 5:00pm – 7:00pm Cost: 20 The Mission Dolores Basilica Choir returns to performing in person with the 30th annual Candelight Christmas… Read More

Latest Advent events from around the Archdiocese

Dec 02
Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral Chamber Choir and Sts. Peter and Paul School Children’s Choir
Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral Chamber Choir and Sts. Peter and Paul School Children’s Choir 6:30pm Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saints Peter and Paul School invite you to… Read More
Dec 05
Star of the Sea Parish Advent Mission Talks with special guest Cardinal George Pell
Star of the Sea Parish Advent Mission Talks with special guest Cardinal George Pell (12/05) – (12/08) Star of the Sea Parish will host Advent Mission talks on the Work… Read More
Dec 11
Church of the Visitacion Parish Advent Recollection
Church of the Visitacion Parish Advent Recollection 10:00am – 12:00pm The Church of the Visitacion will host a Parish Advent Recollection on Dec. 11 fom 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dec 11
St. Veronica’s movie showing: The Nativity Story
St. Veronica’s movie showing: The Nativity Story 7:00pm You are cordially invited to the showing of The Nativity Story as part of St Veronica’s parish journey during the Advent/Christmas season.… Read More
Dec 13
Latin Sung Guadalupe Mass at Star of the Sea Parish
Latin Sung Guadalupe Mass at Star of the Sea Parish 6:00pm Star of the Sea will celebrate a Latin sung Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec.… Read More
Dec 13
Christmas in Song at St. Dominic’s
Christmas in Song at St. Dominic’s 7:30pm Join St. Dominic’s for their annual Christmas Concert, featuring St. Dominic’s Schola Cantorum with The Festival Ensemble, including carols for all to sing.… Read More
Dec 16
St. Patrick Church Misa de Gallo morning Masses Dec. 16-24
St. Patrick Church Misa de Gallo morning Masses Dec. 16-24 6:00am (12/16) – (11/24) Join St. Patrick Church in San Francisco for their Misa de Gallo novena of Masses from… Read More
Dec 16
Church of the Visitacion Simbang Gabi Mass (Dec. 16 – Dec. 24)
Church of the Visitacion Simbang Gabi Mass (Dec. 16 – Dec. 24) 7:00am (12/16) – 7:00am (12/24) The Church of the Visitacion will celebrate their Simbang Gabi Mass novena from… Read More

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Next Upcoming Online Course: The Eucharist

A short course on the Source and Summit of our Faith

The Eucharist is, like so many aspects of our faith, a great mystery.  But to call something a mystery in the theological sense is not to say that we cannot understand anything about it. Instead, it is to say that we can never learn everything about it.  A theological mystery is not unintelligible; it is infinitely intelligible.  In other words, even though we can never fully comprehend it, can never just put it in a box and move on, we can always learn more about a theological mystery.  

 In our course together we will look at the multifaceted mystery of the Eucharist through several lenses.  We’ll use Bishop Barron’s wonderful little book, titled simply Eucharist, as well as some of my own writings to look at themes like meal, sacrifice, real presence, transubstantiation, Christian Unity, and liturgy.  

Tuesday Nights at 7 PM PT (January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15)