archdiocese of san francisco

Monday, August 15, 2022
Giving back and paying it forward: Why making a will is so important for Catholics

August is National Make a Will Month, and for Catholics it can also be a time to take stock of what is important — and to provide for those we… Read More

Monday, August 01, 2022
‘Faithful fans’ cheer Giants

“Are you guys Padres fans?” “We’re actual padres. We’re the real deal.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Feeding the birds with children

The first time I took my kids out to hand-feed wild birds, it didn’t go well.. I had hit upon the activity out of desperation at the beginning of spring… Read More

Thursday, July 07, 2022
In praise of silence and solitude

What is a retreat? The dictionary defines the verb as “the act of going backward or of withdrawing.” The noun of retreat is “a quiet, private or secure place.” A… Read More

Friday, July 01, 2022
Family vacations

It’s a couple of hours after midnight at an airport in Munich, with workers vacuuming the concourse. Sixty-five pilgrims from St. Patrick’s Seminary & University are trying to sleep as… Read More

Sunday, June 26, 2022

7 Ways to practice rest and leisure this summer By Ryan Mayer In Book VIII of his “Politics,” Aristotle observes, “The first principle of all action is leisure. Both (action… Read More

Thursday, June 23, 2022

We complete this series on the Mass by providing the second part of our reflection on the Liturgy of the Eucharist, examining the basic structure of the very heart of… Read More

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
SF Archdiocese synod survey, listening session results are in!

Responding to the invitation of Pope Francis, the Archdiocese of San Francisco reached out to the people of God for their thoughts in advance of the upcoming 2023 Synod of… Read More

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Six movies to see this summer

Aside from the hot sun beating down and a cold glass of lemonade, few images evoke the sweet season of summer better than the dim lights of a movie theater… Read More

Friday, June 17, 2022
Beloved teacher retires after 48 years at St. Peter School

Generations of St. Peter School students gathered at St. Peter Church June 5 for a Mass of Appreciation for longtime teacher Cyndi Gonzalez who is retiring after 48 years with… Read More

Thursday, June 16, 2022
St. Thomas More Church honors religious freedom martyr

Catholic statesman, lawyer and friend and adviser to the king St. Thomas More was a fierce defender of the faith against the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Thursday, June 02, 2022
Archdiocesan Council of Religious share statement on shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The religious women of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Council of Religious have crafted a statement in response to the May 24 shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and… Read More