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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.

Archbishop Cordileone blesses Half Moon Bay crime sites, reclaims them in prayer as “places of peace.”
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone traveled to Half Moon Bay on Jan. 27 to acknowledge the lives lost and families fractured in a deadly workplace shooting Jan. 23.
Setting the standard
By educating the whole child, with Jesus at the center of all we do, the students and families we serve are part of our own family of faith, where students… Read More
The soul of Catholic education
While mission and Catholic identity is the first of four domain areas in the benchmarks and standards, it is not merely one domain area among others. It serves as the… Read More
17th annual Vespers for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity held at St. Pius
For the 17th year, Archbishop Cordileone and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Gerasimos joined together in prayer during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Archbishop Cordileone led Solemn Vespers at St.… Read More
Strengthened in prayer, pilgrims witness to the Gospel of Life in San Francisco
Prayers of thanksgiving, renewed hope and a spirit of perseverance infused the 2023 Walk for Life weekend, beginning with  the Vigil for Life Mass on Jan. 20, followed by the… Read More
Walk for Life Mass features soaring, expressive music in honor of life, martyred saint
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone commissioned a special prolife Mass from composer Chris Mueller, believing it would bring notes of beauty and hope to the looming 50th anniversary of Roe v.… Read More
Tens of thousands rally at 19th annual Walk for Life West Coast
The first Walk for Life West Coast since the June 24 U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade drew tens of thousands of prolife supporters to San Francisco in… Read More
Santo Nino Fiesta honors Infant Jesus and beginning of Christianity in the Philippines
On Jan. 14, the Filipino Ministry hosted the annual Santo Niño Fiesta honoring the infant Jesus and the beginning of Christianity in the Philippines. The celebration included Mass celebrated by… Read More
First round of Knights of Columbus free throw tournament held at St. Veronica’s
One of the Faith in Action Programs sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls from the ages of nine to 14 to… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Feb 03

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us for a Holy Hour for Vocations at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Feb 04

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
All husbands and wives are invited to attend and celebrate their sacramental wedding anniversaries in 2023. SATURDAY, FEB 4, 2023 10:00 am Mass followed by reception Couples celebrating “5 year anniversaries” (5, 10, 15, 20…) will be recognized during the Mass. Cathedral of St. Mary of[…]

Feb 04

All Saints Chapel
11:00am – 12:00pm
Rev. James Stump, OFM Cap. will celebrate Mass at 11am on Saturday, February 4 in All Saints Chapel. Mass is offered for all those interred in our Catholic Cemeteries. All are welcome to join us in prayer.

Feb 05

St. Teresa of Avila Parish
St. Teresa of Avila Parish will be holding a community screening of The Letter, a film by Laudato Si’ Movement, featuring Pope Francis as the protagonist and among five leaders representing the voices of Indigenous people, the youth, the poor and the wildlife of our planet. The screening will[…]

Feb 08

7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold Informational Evenings for men considering the possibility of serving the Church as Permanent Deacons. Who should attend? Single and married men between the ages of 30 and 60 may apply for the program and are invited to the evening.[…]

“With God, all things are possible …”

As we celebrate our Catholic schools during Catholic Schools Week, we give thanks to God for the great mission entrusted to our Catholic schools to teach and evangelize. May our… 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.

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