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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.

Why should I go to Holy Week services?
We often say that Lent is a journey, and so it is. It is like the travel through various lands before we reach the Holy Land. On Palm Sunday, the… Read More
Easter tradition aims to bring hope to those in jail
Volunteers gathered midway through Lent in what has become an annual Archdiocese of San Francisco tradition in preparation for Easter. They spent the day writing cards and preparing goody bags… Read More
Archdiocesan Schools participate in Choral Festival
School choirs came together to participate in the Archdiocesan Choral Festival at Riordan High School on March 16. This was the first time that the festival has taken place since… Read More
What is the Chrism Mass?
Each year, the priests of the Archdiocese join Archbishop Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption for the annual Chrism Mass. Traditionally, the Chrism Mass is celebrated… Read More
Rev. Phillip F. D’Auby SM
Father D’Auby served at All Hallows’ Church, San Francisco, California, and at the Marist Center in San Francisco until his retirement in 2002. He was in residence at the Marist… Read More
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.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 01

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
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 retreat will be followed by a light lunch.

Apr 01

Mt. Davidson Cross
11:30am – 12:30pm
Join Archbishop Cordileone and San Francisco community leaders as they unveil the time capsule at Mt. Davidson Cross – placed there to commemorate the first Easter Sunrise Service in 1923.  the event will include an unearthing ceremony, remarks and a prayer service.  All are welcome to attend.[…]

Apr 02

All Saints Chapel
10:00am – 12:00pm
A Mass and Procession commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Fr. Peter Yorke will be held Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday) at 10am at Holy Cross Cemetery. Fr. Yorke was an advocate for education, labor, and the Irish nationalist movement. He was the former pastor of St. Peter’s and editor[…]

Apr 03

St. Anne of the Sunset Church
Join Archbishop Cordileone for a special Holy Week Eucharistic Holy Hour and Rosary for Hong Kong, especially Cardinal Joseph Zen and Jimmy Lai. Cardinal Zen, 91, is the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong (2002 – 2009). He is an outspoken advocate for religious freedom and democracy. Cardinal Zen was[…]

Apr 22

St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
9:00am – 12:45pm
Join St. Dominic’s Catholic Church for event with Scoot Hahn. Study Scripture from the heart of the Church with one of today’s most respected scholars. Scott Hahn Event Flyer

“The Enduring Value of the Priesthood”

Let us thank God for this precious gift, for the gift of the Priesthood, and for these brothers of ours who have responded to that call and those who are… 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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