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Bayview parish hosts 37th Annual MLK Jr. Day Mass
St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an annual Solidarity Gospel Mass on Jan. 17.
Third-grader wins Vincentian service award
Little Bennett Gong is being called a “mini-Vinnie” for turning the occasion of his 8th birthday into a successful St. Vincent de Paul food drive and fundraiser for the homeless… Read More
“Dune,” Dreams and the Messianic Parable
“Dreams are messages from the deep.” These words are bellowed (albeit not in the English tongue) and thus open Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel, “Dune.”
The Mystery of the Star of Bethlehem
For more than two millennia, the star of Bethlehem, which guided the Magi to the city where Jesus was born, has been arousing the curiosity of researchers worldwide.
CatholicVote announces 2021 Top 10 Courage Awards: names Archbishops Cordileone, Gomez
Here’s how Catholic Vote begins its post: “Today more than ever we need courageous leaders; men and women who stand up in the face of the extraordinary pressures we all… Read More
The Gloria & Collect
Glory to God in the highest. Throughout our lives we sometimes need a reminder to get to the point or, in other words, to focus on what really matters. After… Read More
I Call You Friends…
Is it possible to see God as our friend? Jesus says, I call you friends. If God calls us friends, then we ought to call God our friend. Certainly, God… Read More
Rose window illustrates Nativity at Menlo Park church
Each year, parishioners at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park arrive to midnight Mass in the dark of night to see a great light. The church is unlit,… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

“The Blessedness of the Mother of God Is the Blessedness of the Disciple”
During these weeks of January the Church has us continue to savor the Christmas mysteries.  Indeed, wondrous mysteries continue to unfold before us as we make our pilgrimage to the… Read More
“Tonight God Reveals to Us the Secret to Seeing Him”
The city of Rome is famous for its seven hills. One of them, the Palatine Hill, was known in ancient Rome as the neighborhood of the upper crust of society:… Read More
Archbishop: Jesus comes to us in simplicity and humility – at the first Christmas and today
A glance back at Christmas one year ago, and a careful scrutiny of where we are now in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – this is the atmosphere in which… Read More
“The Fulfilled Prophecy of a Mestizo Church”
Homily for the Cruzada Guadalupana December 4, 2021; St. Mary’s Cathedral Introduction “Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and they shall be his people, and… Read More
An open letter to students of Riordan High School
Archbishop Riordan High School held an all-school assembly earlier this school year featuring pro-life activist Megan Almon. During the assembly, a number of students walked out in protest of the… Read More
Confirmed to Put into Action the Truth of Christ the King
  I recall an episode of my life many years ago now. I was visiting a seminary classmate of mine who is a pastor in another part of the country.… Read More
Marin Voice: DA should uphold the law fairly for all, Catholics included
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Published in the Marin Independent Journal In a Columbus Day press conference, activists called on Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop all the charges… Read More
Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone On the Occasion of the Launch of the Holy Father’s Laudato Si Action Platform
The Laudato Si Action Platform is a global initiative launched by Pope Francis to develop “a new ecological approach that can transform our way of inhabiting the world, our lifestyles,… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Jan 22
Caminata por la Vida
Caminata por la Vida Caminata por la vida en Oakland Fecha: viernes 21 de enero de 2022 Hora: 12:00 mediodía a 2:00 p.m. Ubicación: Ayuntamiento de Oakland Más información aquí: https://www.issues4life.org/s4life.html Caminata… Read More
Jan 22
Walk for Life West Coast
Walk for Life West Coast Join us for this annual event in support of the unborn. The Walk for Life Info Faire begins at 11:00 am at Civic Center Plaza.… Read More
Jan 22
Vallombrosa Silent Retreat: Jesus & Mary’s Daily Prayer
Vallombrosa Silent Retreat: Jesus & Mary’s Daily Prayer 8:30am – 6:00pm Cost: 45 Pray as Jesus & Mary did – learn the four dimensions of prayer as rooted in the… Read More
Jan 26
Mercy Night
Mercy Night 7:30pm – 9:00pm An evening of adoration and praise, with confession available. Address St Dominic St Dominic’s Parish 2390 Bush St San FranciscoCalifornia 94115 Contact Br John Paul… Read More
Jan 29
GIVEN Women’s Conference
GIVEN Women’s Conference 8:30am – 4:00pm Cost: 75 A women’s event brought to you by The GIVEN Institute.  Join GIVEN and Star of the Sea Parish for a Bay Area… Read More
Jan 29
Tolton from Slave to Priest
Tolton from Slave to Priest 6:00pm – 8:00pm Cost: 20 Tolton: From Slave to Priest, the live theatrical one-man drama performed by actor Jim Coleman and directed by Leonardo Defilippis… Read More
Jan 31
Respect Life Essay Contest Deadline – 1/31/2022
Respect Life Essay Contest Deadline – 1/31/2022 Don’t forget to have your children participate in the Respect Life Essay Contest! Deadline is coming up at the end of January! No… Read More
Jan 31
Fecha de Entraga para el Concurso de ensayos – 1/31/2022
Fecha de Entraga para el Concurso de ensayos – 1/31/2022 ¡No olvide que sus hijos participen en el Concurso de Ensayos Respeto a la Vida! ¡La fecha límite se acerca… Read More

Upcoming Synodal Way Listening Sessions

The Holy Father has convened a Synod and has asked the People of God to participate in the synodal process. One way to participate is by attending a Listening Session. Learn more about the Synodal Way by clicking the button below.

Feb 26
San Mateo County Synodal Listening Session (English)
San Mateo County Synodal Listening Session (English) 9:00am – 11:00am The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal process called for… Read More
Feb 26
Marin County Synodal Listening Session (English)
Marin County Synodal Listening Session (English) 10:00am – 12:00pm The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal process called for by… Read More
Feb 26
Virtual Synodal Listening Session in English
Virtual Synodal Listening Session in English 1:00pm Cost: FREE Registration link coming soon! The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal… Read More
Feb 26
Condado de Marin sesión de escucha pare el sínodo (español)
Condado de Marin sesión de escucha pare el sínodo (español) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Website: http://sfarch.org/synod Address Our Lady of Loretto 1806 Novato Blvd. NovatoCA 94947 Contact patrick@ollnovato.org 4158972171
Feb 26
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session (English)
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session (English) 2:00pm – 4:00pm   The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal process called for… Read More
Feb 27
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session in English
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session in English 2:00pm (02/27) – 4:00pm (02/27)   The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal… Read More
Feb 27
San Francisco sesión de escucha pare el sínodo (español)
San Francisco sesión de escucha pare el sínodo (español) 2:30pm – 4:30pm La Arquidiócesis de San Francisco, en colaboración con el Instituto de Liderazgo Católico, está participando en el proceso… Read More
Feb 27
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session (English)
San Francisco Synodal Listening Session (English) 5:00pm – 7:00pm The Archdiocese of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Catholic Leadership Institute, is participating in the Synodal process called for by… Read More

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Next Upcoming Online Course: The Eucharist

A short course on the Source and Summit of our Faith

The Eucharist is, like so many aspects of our faith, a great mystery.  But to call something a mystery in the theological sense is not to say that we cannot understand anything about it. Instead, it is to say that we can never learn everything about it.  A theological mystery is not unintelligible; it is infinitely intelligible.  In other words, even though we can never fully comprehend it, can never just put it in a box and move on, we can always learn more about a theological mystery.  

 In our course together we will look at the multifaceted mystery of the Eucharist through several lenses.  We’ll use Bishop Barron’s wonderful little book, titled simply Eucharist, as well as some of my own writings to look at themes like meal, sacrifice, real presence, transubstantiation, Christian Unity, and liturgy.  

Tuesday Nights at 7 PM PT (January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15)