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Catholic SF means community

Being Catholic in San Francisco means being on mission—but not alone. In our beautiful and historic coastal city, we hear echoes of our missionary past in the modern women and men who bear the same hope as those who founded our hometown. Catholic SF shares their stories and helps to bring our community of faith together.

More abortion bills waiting for gov’s signature
There are at least four more bills awaiting the signature of Gov. Gavin Newsom that would further endanger women and kill babies through abortion, increasing access and funding toward the… Read More
Celebrating the adventure of religious life at Mass for Consecrated Life
“You need to have a sense of adventure.” That was what one sister told Sister of Saint Joseph of Carondelet Theresa Kvale when she asked her in high school about… Read More
Catholic high schools offer community in faith
Earlier this year, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education released a new instruction reiterating the essential characteristics of Catholic schools. Citing many key Church documents on Catholic education from the… Read More
Former St. Gregory pastor Cardinal McElroy celebrates parish’s anniversary
Less than a month after receiving the Cardinal’s biretta from Pope Francis in Rome, Cardinal Robert W. McElroy celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 80th anniversary of St. Gregory… Read More
American Profiles: Immigrant journeys
Catholic immigrants from around the world call the Archdiocese of San Francisco home. Many have raised a generation of Catholics, and their children and grandchildren are raising future generations of… Read More
Mater Dolorosa windows represent Mary as suffering mother
As the mother of the Redeemer, Mary shared in the suffering of her Son in a unique and unrepeatable way. Throughout her life she live
Archbishop to first responders: “We thank you.”
Uniformed police, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies stood saluting in silent tribute of their comrades who had died, as the haunting notes of ‘Taps’ filled the Cathedral of St. Mary of… Read More
Restoring Hope
Reentry Conference and Resource Fair Celebrating its 10th anniversary with record registrations of more than 900, the Reentry Conference and Resource Fair took place on Friday, September 9, offering hope… Read More
Missionaries of Charity Celebrate Life and Legacy of St. Mother Teresa with 25-Year Anniversary Mass and Festival
St. Mother Teresa holds a special place in the heart of San Francisco. During her life, she visited the city many times, often without fan fair, to encourage her sisters… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Sep 27

St Francis Yacht Club
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California serves those without health insurance, we provide free medical care, including labs to the working poor, adults who would otherwise delay necessary healthcare. This year’s proceeds will help fund expanding the Clinic from its current 1700 square feet[…]

Sep 30 – Oct 02

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul Provincialate
4:00pm – 1:00pm
Is God Calling you to be a Sister? Do you wonder what being a Sister is all about? Come & See! The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul invite you to join us for a Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat in the Bay Area Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022. For Single Catholic Women ages 18-40.[…]

Sep 30 – Oct 02

Mercy Center Burlingame
7:00pm – 12:00pm
Through ritual, reflective listening, and movement, we will enter sacred space and encounter the Divine as we create mandalas. No artistic ability necessary; just having “beginners mind” and a sense of playfulness is all that is required. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “Sacred[…]

Oct 01

St. Mary’s Cathedral
9:30am – 2:00pm
Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for the 12th annual Rosary Rally, celebrating the Archdiocesan Year of the National Eucharistic Revival. Saturday, October 1, 2022 St. Mary’s Cathedral 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 9:30am  Sacrament of Reconciliation available[…]

Oct 07

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
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 to the priesthood in the Archdiocese.  All are welcome to attend these Eucharistic Holy Hours in response to Jesus’ invitation to “ask the Lord of the[…]

Strangers No Longer

As communities committed to providing sanctuary to migrants, San Francisco and California are duty-bound to welcome immigrants and find opportunities for them to thrive here, no matter how they arrive… Read More

So, what was Vatican II all about?

A short course with Mark Brumley

The Second Vatican Council remains controversial in some Catholic circles.  Many people see it as involving a radical break from the Catholic past, for good or bad. Others, such as the popes since the Council, see it as a renewal and reform of the one-and-the same Catholic Church.

Tuesday nights at 7 PM PT (San Francisco) on October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9