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Bishops find Catholic disciples, evangelizers with ‘deep spiritual thirst’ on San Quentin death row
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said a recent daylong pastoral visit to death row at San Quentin State Prison with three other California bishops confirmed for him “there is… Read More
St. Patrick Catholic Church continues mission of its namesake
A light in darkness, bringing Christ to the pagan world of Ireland, St. Patrick courageously fought for the souls of the Irish people. For that reason, he is revered as… Read More
Cathedral hosts Northern California Regional Choir Festival
The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption hosted on March 4 the 2023 Northern California Youth Choir Festival and Mass with 10 schools participating from as far away as… Read More
St. Mary’s Chinese Mission School celebrates 100th anniversary
St. Mary’s Chinese Mission School marked their 100th anniversary on March 5 with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Cordileone and a luncheon with alumni.
St. Finn Barr parishioners ‘adopt’ seminarians for Lenten prayer project
Parishioners of St. Finn Barr Parish in San Francisco have responded enthusiastically to their pastor’s invitation to pray for local seminarians this Lent.
Join Archbishop Cordileone and Metropolitan Gerasimos March 16 for Lenten Salutations to the Holy Cross
The service includes an opportunity for Catholic and Orthodox communities to joined together in prayer and to venerate a relic of the True Cross of Jesus.
Banner Science Fair Season for Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Students
It was quite an exciting science fair season for all the junior scientists at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School.  Coming off of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was also the… Read More
Student Corner: Marin Catholic-Bringing people ‘into the deep’
This year, Marin Catholic High School has gone through the process of rewriting the school motto and has adopted “Duc in Altum,” Latin for “cast into the deep.” This change… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“Bearing the Light to Christ to the World through Prayer, Penance and Sacramental Life”
We are all making our pilgrimage through this holy season of Lent, Great Lent, in preparation for the Great Pasch, when we will joyfully celebrate Christ’s triumph over death: the… Read More
Chair of U.S. bishops’ Catholic education committee: ‘Jesus did not alter the message’
Catholic high schools are privileged places of personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a unique environment for evangelization of questioning adolescents, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee… Read More
Dispensation for St. Patrick’s Day 2023
The following dispensation has been issued by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for the Solemnity of St. Patrick within the Archdiocese of San Francisco, commuting the Friday abstinence obligation to Wednesday… Read More
“‘Divide and Conquer’ or ‘Unite and Prevail’? Learning the Lessons of Lent”
It is a joy for us to welcome you, and it is a joy for me personally to thank those of you who have accompanied these brothers and sisters of… Read More
“Passing the Desert Test by Using the Disciplines of Lent”
In keeping with the Church’s ancient tradition, we begin the season of Lent by hearing about the story of our Lord retreating into the desert to spend forty days in… Read More
Lourdes is a place of the journey from sickness to health, spiritual as well as physical; a journey from darkness to light; a journey from the suffering of this earth… Read More
The lives you impact through your support of the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal
Dear Friends in Christ: One of the many blessings of being Catholic is the great richness and diversity of the heritage of our faith tradition: 2,000 years of saints and… Read More
Honoring Our Lady of Lourdes: a new healing mass for a broken world
We all need healing. We all suffer. We all sin. We need forgiveness from each other, and most of all from the Lord God who made us to love and… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Mar 30
2023 Chrism Mass
2023 Chrism Mass 5:00pm Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the annual Chrism Mass, which includes the renewal of Priestly Ministry, Blessing of Oils of Catechumens, Sick, and Sacred… Read More
Apr 01
Women in Scripture Retreat with Dr. Nina Heereman
Women in Scripture Retreat with Dr. Nina Heereman 10:00am – 12:00pm Join Mater Dolorosa for a women’s Lenten Retreat with Dr. Nina Heereman from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.. The… Read More
May 12
Confirmation Preparation Class for Adults
Confirmation Preparation Class for Adults (05/12) – (05/13) Cost: $60.00 per person This format is offered to catechized adults (18 years or older) who need preparation for the Sacrament of… Read More
May 12
Clase de preparación para la confirmación para adultos
Clase de preparación para la confirmación para adultos Cost: $60 Este formato se ofrece a adultos catequizados (mayores de 18 años) que necesitan preparación para el Sacramento de la Confirmación.… Read More

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