Youth Ministry

The Archdiocese of San Francisco supports youth ministry programs that foster the catechesis, moral, and spiritual formation of young people in Middle School through High School.

Our Goals

Guided by the USCCB’s document, Renewing the Vision (1997), our ministry has three goals:

To empower young people (ages 13-17) to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today;

To draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community;

To foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

To accomplish these goals, we offer training, community, workshops, resources, retreats, and collaboration opportunities for Youth Ministry Leaders within the Archdiocese, as well as training, retreats, catechetical events, leadership opportunities for youth themselves.

Registration is now open for the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Eucharistic Congress

Genuine love is demanding. But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.
St. John Paul II

ADSF YM CALENDAR

Saturday
Oct 01

First Saturday Mass

11:00am – 12:00pm
Rev. Marvin Felipe from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will be our celebrant.
Mass is offered for the the souls of all the faithful departed interred in our Catholic Cemeteries.
Website: http://holycrosscemeteries.com
Address
All Saints Chapel
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
1500 Mission Road
Colma
California 94014
Contact
Monica Williams
[email protected]
(650) 756-2060
Friday
Oct 07

Sacred Patterns Fall Renewal Retreat

9:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $65
Join us for spiritual deepening and renewal at the Mercy Center for a half-day retreat as we come together to pray, engage in contemplative practices, delight in the living world, and encounter the Holy. Together, we’ll harvest the fruits of this past year as we reflect on the sacred patterns at work in our bodies and spiritual lives.

Fall is a time of harvest, transition, and returning inward. What is changing or maturing in you and in your life? What fruits are you collecting or savoring?

This fall half-day retreat will include:

– quiet prayer time, contemplative practices
– art-making
– poetry and reflection
– movement (including labyrinth time)
– a wisdom circle with sharing

We’ll end the session with a nourishing lunch together, provided by the Mercy Center.

The session is $65 and includes lunch and supplies. Bring a friend! We’d love to share this sacred time with you.
Website: https://eventsframe.com/e/lx1oKAntu/sacred-patterns-fall-renewal-retreat/
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]
Thursday
Oct 13

Centering Prayer: Praying with Jesus

4:00pm (10/13) – 12:00pm (10/16)
Cost: $375
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path of following in the way of Jesus that is both inspiring and imminently practical.

Drawing upon the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz and using a balance of teaching, chanting, sacred movement, guided meditation and Centering Prayer, this time set apart will allow retreatants to enter into a deeper relationship — both with the Prayer of Jesus and following in the way of Jesus.

Retreat Leaders:

Henry Schoenfield, M.Div., PCC is a spiritual director, professional certified coach and UCC pastor. He loves working with individuals as well as facilitating groups and retreats based in the contemplative Christian path.

Carol Squire, after 35 years creating and leading non-profit organizations in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, Carol now devotes her passion and energy to sharing the 4th Way Work, an ancient spiritual path periodically revived by Sufis and 4th Way Teachers, in particular G.I. Gurdjieff. She works with the Gurdjieff Movements and Ideas, somatic and emotional literacy, sound and energy healing,
Website: https://bit.ly/3R61B5a
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Heart of Mercy Celebration

6:00pm – 7:00pm


Mercy Retirement and Care Center is celebrating 150 years of senior care in the San Francisco Bay Area and 40 years of seniors helping seniors and the Mercy Brown Bag Program with our virtual Heart of Mercy celebration on October 13, 2022, from 6 pm – 7 pm.

We will thank our donors for supporting the Moving Mercy Forward Capital Campaign and showcase the fantastic improvements to our campus from our multi-million dollar renovation. During the celebration, we will honor our 2022 Heart of Mercy recipients, Christine Whelan and Dorothy Stack, CSJ– Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and join together to ensure these programs continue for the next 150 years.

Event tickets, sponsorship opportunities and additional information can be found at https://qrco.de/HeartofMercy.

Established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Retirement and Care Center was founded on a deep sense of faith, dignity, and compassion. In 1907 senior care services relocated from San Francisco to the present five-acre Oakland campus. Since then, more than 10,000 residents have passed through Mercy’s doors. Via a scholarship-type program, Mercy provides care for residents who have outlived their resources. Mercy is the sole Catholic retirement home in the Oakland diocese.

Mercy’s community involvement and care for seniors and vulnerable populations extends well beyond campus borders through programs such as Mercy Brown Bag Program. Notably, Mercy Brown Bag Program provides nutritious food and social connection to more than 8,000 Alameda County low-income, food-insecure seniors. In 2020 Mercy Brown Bag Program was in high demand due to COVID-19 impacts on seniors and made 117,000 home deliveries of grocery bags stuffed with more than 2.3 million pounds of food.
Website: https://qrco.de/HeartofMercy
Address
Mercy Retirement & Care Center
https://qrco.de/HeartofMercy
3431 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland
California 94601
Contact
Meredith Bradshaw
[email protected]
Friday
Oct 14

Centering Prayer: Praying with Jesus

4:00pm (10/13) – 12:00pm (10/16)
Cost: $375
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path of following in the way of Jesus that is both inspiring and imminently practical.

Drawing upon the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz and using a balance of teaching, chanting, sacred movement, guided meditation and Centering Prayer, this time set apart will allow retreatants to enter into a deeper relationship — both with the Prayer of Jesus and following in the way of Jesus.

Retreat Leaders:

Henry Schoenfield, M.Div., PCC is a spiritual director, professional certified coach and UCC pastor. He loves working with individuals as well as facilitating groups and retreats based in the contemplative Christian path.

Carol Squire, after 35 years creating and leading non-profit organizations in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, Carol now devotes her passion and energy to sharing the 4th Way Work, an ancient spiritual path periodically revived by Sufis and 4th Way Teachers, in particular G.I. Gurdjieff. She works with the Gurdjieff Movements and Ideas, somatic and emotional literacy, sound and energy healing,
Website: https://bit.ly/3R61B5a
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

12th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon

12:00pm
The 12th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The day will start with a Optional Social Hour at 10:30 AM in the St. Francis Room, and will include music, appetizers and a photo booth. It will be a wonderful opportunity for attendees to mingle and socialize prior to the Lunch. Lunch will start at 12 noon. Honorees for 2022 are Rev. Anthony Chung and Rev. James Garcia.

September 24 – 25, 2022:  Priests Retirement Funds Special Collection
October 14, 2022:  In-person Priests Retirement Luncheon

The Priests Retirement Luncheon is one of the highlights of the year and is integral to the Archdiocese’s ability to care for our retired Priests. Over $2,200,000 has been raised since the Luncheon began in 2011. Without this tremendous support, our retired Priests would not receive the care they need and deserve. On behalf of everyone committed to caring for our retired Priests, we offer our most sincere thanks for your support.

If you are not able to attend, but would like to donate, you can do it here or send your gift to:
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Priests Retirement Fund
One Peter Yorke Way,
San Francisco, CA 94109

For information on the Luncheon and/or the Special Collection,
contact Rose Marie Wong, 415-614-5517 or [email protected].
Website: https://www.sfarch.org/prflunch/
Address
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Event Center
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco
CA 94109
Contact
Rose Marie Wong
[email protected]
415-614-5517

White Mass for Medical Professionals

6:00pm
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals are invited to a White Mass for Medical Professionals.

A White Mass, so-named for the traditional color of physicians’ coats, is a way to honor and pray with and for all those who serve in the medical professions. Learn more in the short video below:



All are welcome to join in this celebration.
Address
Mater Dolorosa Church
307 Willow Ave.
South San Francisco
CA 94080
Saturday
Oct 15

Centering Prayer: Praying with Jesus

4:00pm (10/13) – 12:00pm (10/16)
Cost: $375
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path of following in the way of Jesus that is both inspiring and imminently practical.

Drawing upon the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz and using a balance of teaching, chanting, sacred movement, guided meditation and Centering Prayer, this time set apart will allow retreatants to enter into a deeper relationship — both with the Prayer of Jesus and following in the way of Jesus.

Retreat Leaders:

Henry Schoenfield, M.Div., PCC is a spiritual director, professional certified coach and UCC pastor. He loves working with individuals as well as facilitating groups and retreats based in the contemplative Christian path.

Carol Squire, after 35 years creating and leading non-profit organizations in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, Carol now devotes her passion and energy to sharing the 4th Way Work, an ancient spiritual path periodically revived by Sufis and 4th Way Teachers, in particular G.I. Gurdjieff. She works with the Gurdjieff Movements and Ideas, somatic and emotional literacy, sound and energy healing,
Website: https://bit.ly/3R61B5a
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Retiro de Mujeres para Sanar después del Aborto

9:00am – 4:00pm
Si usted lleva el dolor de un aborto pasado, está invitada al próximo retiro de sanación para mujeres.

El padre Armando Gutierrez y el padre James Liebner, OSV, dirigirán este retiro de un día, que incluirá Misa, el sacramento de Reconciliación, consejería y el compartir si se siente cómoda en este ambiente cálido y sanador.

Tendrá lugar en un lugar confidencial.

Habrá almuerzo y merienda.

Si está interesada, llene el formulario abajo, llame al 415-614-5567 or mande un correo electrónico a [email protected].

Proyecto Raquel



 
Website: https://www.sfarch.org/es/rachel/
Contact
[email protected]
415-614-5567
Sunday
Oct 16

Centering Prayer: Praying with Jesus

4:00pm (10/13) – 12:00pm (10/16)
Cost: $375
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path of following in the way of Jesus that is both inspiring and imminently practical.

Drawing upon the work of Neil Douglas-Klotz and using a balance of teaching, chanting, sacred movement, guided meditation and Centering Prayer, this time set apart will allow retreatants to enter into a deeper relationship — both with the Prayer of Jesus and following in the way of Jesus.

Retreat Leaders:

Henry Schoenfield, M.Div., PCC is a spiritual director, professional certified coach and UCC pastor. He loves working with individuals as well as facilitating groups and retreats based in the contemplative Christian path.

Carol Squire, after 35 years creating and leading non-profit organizations in Africa and the Indian sub-continent, Carol now devotes her passion and energy to sharing the 4th Way Work, an ancient spiritual path periodically revived by Sufis and 4th Way Teachers, in particular G.I. Gurdjieff. She works with the Gurdjieff Movements and Ideas, somatic and emotional literacy, sound and energy healing,
Website: https://bit.ly/3R61B5a
Address
Mercy Center Burlingame
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame
California 94010
Contact
Linda Lueng
[email protected]

Dale Ahlquist with the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton to give lecture on Catholic Classical Education

5:00pm
Dale Ahlquist, President, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, will speak on October 16 at Star of the Sea Parish San Francisco on “the approach to Catholic Classical Education through the Chesterton Academy Model.”

The event begins at 5:00 pm with Hors D’oeuvres and the program begins at 6:00 pm.

President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, creator and host of the EWTN series  “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of common Sense,” and Publisher of Gilbert Magazine, author of five books, editor of twelve, Dale has been called the “greatest living authority on the life and work of G.K. Chesterton.” 
Address
Star of the Sea Parish
4420 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco
CA 94118

Filipino Ministry’s 10th Annual Gala

5:30pm – 10:00pm
Cost: 100
Join the fun and excitement at the Filipino Ministry’s 10th Annual Fundraising Gala, October 16, 5:30 PM at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in Patrons Hall. This event is the continuation of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. The milestone celebration inspires gratitude for the gift of faith Filipinos received 500 years ago and the responsibility of sharing that faith.

Today, more than ever, Filipino-Americans have a reason to celebrate. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annual Gala is back. This year’s celebration will feature a musical and cultural extravaganza, showcasing the talent and creativity of our Filipino youth and young adults in the field of music and cultural dance. It will also provide an opportunity to affirm the presence and prominence of Filipino Catholics in the local church and beyond. Today, many parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are led by Filipino pastors, parochial vicars and administrators. Having been entrusted a leadership role in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Filipino clergy and the laity have reached a milestone with a strong visible presence. The Gala will celebrate the GIFT OF FAITH the Filipino faithful received 500 years ago and highlight our “unique” contributions to our Archdiocese, our adopted country and throughout the world.

The Filipino Ministry’s Annual Gala is not just a fundraiser…it is the annual gathering of the Filipino community to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage, and promote fellowship with all the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. By sharing our culture with others, we send a message of hope for unity in diversity not only in our community but across the country and around the world.

St. Augustine Children's Choir With Father Ray Reyes

St. Augustine Children’s Choir With Father Ray Reyes



St. Augustine Children’s Choir, the “Karikitan” Dance Company and the Sincerity Girls are among the featured performers at the Gala. To find out information on how to purchase admission tickets and sponsorships, please visit https://filipinoministrysf.org.
Website: https://filipinoministrysf.org
Address
Patrons’ Hall, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco
California 94109
Contact
Estelle Oloresisimo
[email protected]
(415) 595-9248
Thursday
Oct 20

2022 Red Mass

5:30pm
Join Archbishop Cordileone and the Thomas More Society for the 2022 Archdiocesan Red Mass, celebrated annually for all members of the legal profession. This  year’s honoree will be Jilma Meneses, former CEO of Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Fr. Fr. Roger Gustafson will be the homilist.

 

 

 
Address
Sts. Peter and Paul Church
666 Filbert Street
San Francisco
CA 94133
Saturday
Oct 22

Together in Holiness Marriage Retreat

8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: $40 – $64
Together in Holiness is a marriage enrichment initiative that inspires couples to grow together in holiness and empowers and equips parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. It accomplishes this mission in two complementary ways:

  • An annual, one-day Conference series for couples in dioceses

  • A year-round Formation series for couples in parishes, schools, and small communities 


Together in Holiness is unique in that it offers a place of encounter, where God’s plan for marriage and family is proclaimed and a desire for holiness is enkindled in the hearts of married couples. This is complemented by ongoing formation for spouses within a natural community of friends who accompany each other on the path to holiness by providing formation that will help learning take root in daily living.

Website: https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/th22-sfca/
Address
St. Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Rd
Redwood City
California 94061
Contact
Sydney Dunavin, Conference Coordinator
[email protected]
832.779.1070

Women’s Retreat for Healing after Abortion

9:00am – 4:00pm
If you have been carrying a burden from a past abortion, you are invited to the next healing retreat for women.

Father James Liebner, OSV, and Father Gabriel Wanker will lead this one-day retreat, which will include Mass, the sacrament of Reconciliation, counseling, and sharing as much as each woman is comfortable doing in this warm and healing environment.

It will be held at a confidential location.

Lunch and light refreshments provided.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below, call 415-614-5567 or email [email protected].

Project Rachel

Name
Website: https://www.sfarch.org/rachel/
Contact
[email protected]
415-614-5567
Thursday
Oct 27

An Evening to Congratulate Cardinal Robert McElroy

5:30pm
Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for an evening celebration congratulating Cardinal Robert McElroy on his elevation.

5:30 p.m. Sung Vespers
Light reception to follow

All parishes & parishioners are welcome.

For Planning purposes, kindly RSVP here by October 20th RSVP.

Media (including photographers) must contact the Office of Communications prior to the event to attend.

 
Address
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco
CA 94109
Contact
Peter Marlow
[email protected]

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ADSF Youth Leadership Team – S.A.L.T.

Many are called, but few are chosen. – Matt 22:14

The ADSF Youth Service and Leadership Team aka S.A.L.T. will assist in planning, advising in and executing spirtual and social youth events throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Apply for this opportunity and serve your brothers an sisters in this great Archdiocese. All confirmed high school students, Coodinators of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Volunteers may apply. Space is limited and we are in need of leaders from Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

Applications for the ADSF 2020-2021

Ethnic Ministries Chess Club

The Chess Club is looking to train individuals to teach chess in the Catholic Schools here in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  As we teach our young people our goal is to establish a year-end Archdiocese of San Francisco chess tournament in 2022.  If you are interested to coach or want more information for your school or child, please contact Christopher Major at  [email protected]

 

Contact Us

Gonzalo Alvarado
Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
415-614-55945
email: [email protected]

 
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