Archbishop John R. Quinn

Archbishop Emeritus
John Raphael Quinn

Announcement from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone:   

June 22, 2017

Thank you all for your prayers for Archbishop Quinn during this time of his long illness.  It saddens me, though, that I now have to inform you that he has passed away today, Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

As you know, he had moved to Jewish Home of San Francisco from Saint Mary’s Medical Center last Friday.  He stated several times since his move that he had achieved his goal of leaving the hospital for a new home where he could enjoy the fresh air, trees, and the sounds of birds in the early morning.  The initial days at Jewish Home had gone extremely well, but Archbishop Quinn experienced difficulties with his breathing early this morning.  He was transported to the nearest hospital, but could not be revived.  Our hearts are breaking at losing such a great priest and friend. 

Archbishop Quinn was 88 years of age, and had served as the sixth Archbishop of San Francisco from April 26, 1977 until December 27, 1995.   He was president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops from 1977 to 1980.

Join me in praying for the repose of his soul.


Abp Quinn Condolence Letter Pope Francis 6.24.2017

Schedule of Services

All are welcome.

At Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco:

     VISITATION:  Sunday, July 9, 5:00-7:00 pm

     VIGIL:  Sunday, July 9, 7:00 pm
     Presider:  Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego
     Bishop McElroy's Homily
     Video of the Vigil

     FUNERAL MASS:  Monday, July 10, 10:00 am
     Celebrant:  Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco
     Homilist:  Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe
     Final Commendation:  Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago
     Archbishop Wester's Homily
     Video of the Funeral Mass

At Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 1500 Mission Road, Colma:

     COMMITTALMonday, July 10, following the Funeral Mass
     Presider:  Monsignor Lawrence Purcell of the Diocese of San Diego 


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