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Prayer drives out sin
One of the first effects of praying a daily holy hour will be to get rid of any evil that is in our life. Evil is not always to be… Read More
In prison, everywhere – the Eucharist brings freedom and mercy
“Eucharist.” “Thanksgiving.” As Catholics, every day is to be a “thanksgiving” for us who worship our Eucharistic Lord and are conformed to Him in our reception of Him. This “thanksgiving”… Read More
Professions of Faith: Local lay Catholics on doing work in step with their Christian walk
By Christina Gray Louis Kolenda was living the high life as a creative director in downtown Manhattan when he had an epiphany over a bowl of room-service lobster bisque. “Is… Read More
Called to serve: Father Vito Perrone installed as pastor of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
From the opening hymn to the greetings at the reception, Contemplative of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone’s pastor installation was one reflecting humble service, continuing to answer God’s call in… Read More
Walk for Life Mass to debut new sacred music highlighting children’s voices
This year’s Walk for Life West Coast Mass will feature something special:  a newly-composed choral setting of the Mass, written to showcase the clear voices of the St. Brigid School… Read More
Chaplains accompany patients on road to health or hereafter
Elizabeth Du Par was not alone as she gulped her grief watching her dying mother gasp for breath. Neither was Lisa Hamrick during her recuperation from sickness and surgery and… Read More
Praying for the souls of deceased priests
More than 25 priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco joined Archbishop Cordileone and retired Bishop Daniel Walsh, on Friday, Nov. 4, at Holy Cross Cemetery for the Mass for… Read More
New program prepares seminarians for challenging calling
Immersed in prayer, Filipino immigrant Kyle Franz Laluces, 30, of Daly City, feels a strengthening of his lifelong love for the Church and a surging of confidence in the path… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

The Catholic Church Must Be Allowed to Serve the Victims of Gender Ideology
This past August, Pope Francis traveled to a church in Rome that has opened a shelter for homeless transgender-identifying people. “No one should encounter injustice or be thrown away, everyone… Read More
Letter to the Faithful: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone responds to passage of Proposition 1
I wanted to take this moment to express my deepest appreciation for all your efforts in raising awareness about the evils of Proposition 1, which amends the California constitution by… Read More
Rosary for Peace on Election Day with Archbishop Cordileone
Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, for a Rosary for Peace. 
With Mary’s guidance, Our Lady of Loretto pastor seeks to be servant of the parish
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone officially installed Father Tony Vallecillo as pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Novato on Sunday, Oct. 30. Father Vallecillo has led the parish… Read More
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone statement on the attack of Mr. Paul Pelosi
On Friday, October 28, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone responded to the attack on Mr. Paul Pelosi, on Twitter saying, “Please join me in praying for the swift recovery of Paul… Read More
Bishops call for “radical solidarity,” promoting the welfare of women and families
On Oct. 26, USCCB Bishop Chairmen, including Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, signed and sent the following letter to Congress urging action on policies to stand in radical solidarity with women,… Read More
Closing Mass Homily for the Monterey Marian Eucharistic Conference
In the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, in a beautiful, ornate side chapel known as the “Borghese Chapel,” there hangs an icon of our Blessed Mother that is… Read More
New video: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a no vote on Proposition One
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a No Vote on Proposition One, a proposed amendment to the California Constitution on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Nov 30
Christmas at Kohl
Christmas at Kohl 5:00pm – 9:00pm Cost: $15.00 The public is cordially invited to the Mercy High School Alumnae Association’s annual Holiday Boutique Christmas at Kohl 2022 on Wednesday, November… Read More
Dec 01
Advent Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Peter and Paul’s School
Advent Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Peter and Paul’s School 6:00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saints Peter and Paul School invite you to Lessons & Carols, an… Read More
Dec 02
Monthly Vocations Holy Hour
Monthly Vocations Holy Hour 4:00pm – 5:00pm Join us as we pray a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour at the Cathedral, “our mother church,” for an increase and strengthening of vocations… Read More
Dec 03
Guadalupana Pilgrimage and Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Guadalupana Pilgrimage and Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral 5:30am – 3:30pm United in one faith, let us walk and pray for: a fair and just immigration reform, for the world’s… Read More
Dec 03
First Saturday Mass
First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Rev. Cameron Faller, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will celebrate Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma on December 3.… Read More
Dec 04
Advent Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral
Advent Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral 4:00pm Join us for Lessons and Carols sung by St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Choir. The concert is free… Read More
Dec 04
Five Day Conversion Silent Retreat
Five Day Conversion Silent Retreat 6:00pm (12/04) – 9:00am (12/10) Cost: $450 Following the direction of Our Lady to Marthe Robin, a French mystic in the 20th century, that five… Read More
Dec 09
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass 7:31pm Come join us as the Archdiocese sends us forth on a mission to be this light of Christ! 15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning… Read More

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Next Upcoming Online Course: “Eucharistic Miracles”


The first part of the course will be presented by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D.
The second part of the course will be presented by Dr. Andrew Salzmann, Ph.D.

Belief in the real presence in the Eucharist among US Catholics is declining. Responding to this dilemma, retrieval of the Doctrine of Real Presence is necessary. To help us understand the Doctrine of Real Presence in the Eucharist, the Online School of Pastoral Ministry is hosting an online course addressing