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Rejoice! The history and hope of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
You enter your parish church and purple adorns the altar. The Advent candle stands ready to be lit. There is a somber yet anticipatory ambience about the nave, punctuated by… Read More
Cruzada Guadalupana: Thousands gather to honor Our Lady
Despite the rain, thousands participated in the Cruzada Guadalupana pilgrimage on Dec. 3 from All Souls Parish in South San Francisco to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption… Read More
Marin Baroque Society celebrates music of Mission period in Latin America
Baltasar Jaime Martinez Compañón served as Bishop of Trujillo, Peru from 1779 to 1790 at Trujillo Cathedral. During his time in Peru, Bishop Martínez Compañón engaged in research of native… Read More
Father Piers M. Lahey 1949-2022
Father Piers M. Lahey passed away in Daly City, California on Monday, November 28, 2022. Loving brother of Father M. Denis Lahey, (Abbot of the Hartford Street Zen Center in… Read More
Monsignor Harry Schlitt 1939-2022
Monsignor Harry George Schlitt passed away peacefully at his home on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2022. Monsignor Schlitt was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on June 3, 1939, the youngest child… Read More
Archbishop installs Father Kennedy as 11th pastor and rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption was filled with excitement and joy as the parish welcomed its new rector and pastor, Father Kevin Kennedy. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone… Read More
Victim-offender dialogues help build empathy in offenders: A snapshot of one visit to San Quentin State Prison
On a sunny day in April, staff and volunteers with the Archdiocese of San Francisco Restorative Justice Ministry arrived at San Quentin State Prison to take part in a victim-offender… Read More
Prayer drives out sin
One of the first effects of praying a daily holy hour will be to get rid of any evil that is in our life. Evil is not always to be… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“God is with Us, Mary Walks with Us”
Apparently, our God is crying for joy to see us once again reunited to honor the Mother of His Son.  And it is indeed a great joy for us to… Read More
Preaching truth on sex and gender in a hostile culture
Sex and gender are among the most contentious topics of discussion within the Catholic Church today. For Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, a human connection is key to having… Read More
In prison, everywhere – the Eucharist brings freedom and mercy
“Eucharist.” “Thanksgiving.” As Catholics, every day is to be a “thanksgiving” for us who worship our Eucharistic Lord and are conformed to Him in our reception of Him. This “thanksgiving”… Read More
The Catholic Church Must Be Allowed to Serve the Victims of Gender Ideology
This past August, Pope Francis traveled to a church in Rome that has opened a shelter for homeless transgender-identifying people. “No one should encounter injustice or be thrown away, everyone… Read More
Letter to the Faithful: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone responds to passage of Proposition 1
I wanted to take this moment to express my deepest appreciation for all your efforts in raising awareness about the evils of Proposition 1, which amends the California constitution by… Read More
Rosary for Peace on Election Day with Archbishop Cordileone
Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, for a Rosary for Peace. 
With Mary’s guidance, Our Lady of Loretto pastor seeks to be servant of the parish
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone officially installed Father Tony Vallecillo as pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Novato on Sunday, Oct. 30. Father Vallecillo has led the parish… Read More
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone statement on the attack of Mr. Paul Pelosi
On Friday, October 28, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone responded to the attack on Mr. Paul Pelosi, on Twitter saying, “Please join me in praying for the swift recovery of Paul… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Dec 09
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass 7:31pm Come join us as the Archdiocese sends us forth on a mission to be this light of Christ! 15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning… Read More
Dec 10
Christmas Remembrance Service
Christmas Remembrance Service 11:00am – 12:00pm As we prepare for Christmas, Rev. Msgr. John Talesfore, Pastor of St. Matthew’s Parish, will lead a prayer and candle lighting service to remember… Read More
Dec 12
Misa en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Misa en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 3:00am Cost: Free ¡CELEBREMOS A NUESTRA MADRE DE LAS AMÉRICAS! Misa en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 12 de Diciembre 2022… Read More
Dec 14
Pontifical Low Roráte Mass
Pontifical Low Roráte Mass 5:30am Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate a Pontifical Low Roráte Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on Dec. 14 at 5:30am. The Roráte… Read More
Dec 17
SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius Church
SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius Church 9:00am – 12:00pm This is the 11th annual SF Turkey Drive…let’s help feed the most affected community of San Francisco! See the results… Read More
Dec 18
Through Advent to Christmas
Through Advent to Christmas 2:30pm – 3:45pm Cost: Free admission Hymns and Carols of the Season presented by the Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers at the National Shrine of… Read More
Dec 18
“Cookies and Carols” with St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir and St. Brigid School Honor Choir
“Cookies and Carols” with St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir and St. Brigid School Honor Choir 7:00pm On Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7:00 pm, the St. Mary’s Cathedral will host  “Cookies and… Read More
Jan 27
Retrouvaille San Francisco
Retrouvaille San Francisco (01/27) – (01/29) ¿Estas sufriendo en tu Matrimonio?  ¿Estas pensando en el Divorcio? ¿Quiere sanar y renovar su matrimonio?  Retrouvaille es un ministerio matrimonial de parejas que… Read More

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