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Forum’s message to Catholics: Mobilize for life and faith
A proposed constitutional amendment enshrining abortion into California’s constitution in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned and threats to parental rights were the focus of a forum sponsored by… Read More
Cathedral’s multi-faceted choir program
Longtime director of music and cathedral choir director Christoph Tietze arranged a special Jubilee Concert April 3 to commemorate five decades of sacred music at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Multi-cultural parish seeks to become a “community of communities”
With 15 Masses offered each week in four languages — English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese — St. Raphael Church in San Rafael is a beautiful example of the kind of… Read More
THEOLOGY
In a letter to the local church community at Smyrna penned in the year before his death, the early second-century martyr St. Ignatius of Antioch writes, “Wherever the bishop shall… Read More
Boundless Faith:
Father Arturo Albano’s responsibilities as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral seem as towering as the holy dwelling for which he was chosen caretaker.
Catechists honored at St. Pius X Dinner
Over 230 people gathered on Thursday, May 12 to celebrate those who selflessly give of their time, treasure and talent to form souls in faith formation programs in parishes across… Read More
Mary of Nazareth
Luke the Evangelist tells us that young Mary of Nazareth gave her fiat without reserve when she learned from an angelic messenger that God intended to favor her as the… Read More
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Cathedral architect Pietro Belluschi visualized his San Farncisco project as an all-encompassing work of faith, integrating the fine arts and architectural elements to achieve a unifying and uplifting structure of… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s statement on the Notification sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
On Thursday, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone formally notified Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion. Today Archbishop Cordileone… Read More
Letter to the faithful on the Notification sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Pope Francis has been one of the world’s most vocal advocates of human dignity in every stage and condition of life.  He decries what he evocatively calls the “throwaway culture.” 
Letter to priests of the Archdiocese on the Notification sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Dear Brother Priests in the Archdiocese of San Francisco: Today I am publishing a Notification that I sent yesterday to a member of our Archdiocese, Speaker of the U.S. House… Read More
Notification to the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi
The Second Vatican Council, in its Decree on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et spes, reiterated the Church’s ancient and consistent teaching that “from the first moment of… Read More
“The Path to the Father’s House Traced for Us by the Saints and Sages Through the Ages”
It was in the 1940’s that George Orwell wrote his dystopian and then-futuristic novel “1984.”  It used to be standard reading in the high school curriculum. 
St. Mary’s turns 50
In the lifespan of an average person, 50 years would be well along life’s journey, but still well within what we call “middle age.” At this age, those who live… Read More
“Translating God’s Mercy into Compassionate Love to Civilize, Heal and Save”
It was this Second Sunday of Easter twenty-two years ago that Pope St. John Paul II declared this Sunday to be “Divine Mercy Sunday”: “this Second Sunday of Easter …… Read More
“The Easter Journey from Darkness to Light”
“On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark”. All for Gospel accounts of the discovery… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

May 28
Permanent Diaconate Ordinations
Permanent Diaconate Ordinations 10:00am The Archdiocese of San Francisco joyfully announces the ordination of David Arms, James DeWan, Ricardo Escobar, Thomas Kramer, Christopher Major, Chris Mariano, Guillermo Quant, Mark Scafidi,… Read More
May 30
Memorial Day Mass
Memorial Day Mass 9:30am – 11:00am This outdoor Mass will be offered for all those who have given their lives in service to our country and for all interred in… Read More
May 30
Memorial Day Mass
Memorial Day Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Mass will be offered for all those who have given their lives in service to our country and for all interred in our Catholic… Read More
Jun 04
Presbyteral Ordinations
Presbyteral Ordinations 10:00am Address Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption 1111 Gough Street San FranciscoCA 94109
Jun 04
First Saturday Mass
First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Rev. Charles Puthota, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, will celebrate Mass in All Saints Chapel at 11am on June 4. Mass is offered for… Read More
Jun 04
Pentecost Mercy Night Prayer Vigil
Pentecost Mercy Night Prayer Vigil 7:30pm – 9:00pm Pentecost Mercy Night. Need healing? renewal? a miracle? Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit this Pentecost with adoration, reconciliation, and… Read More
Jun 05
Adult Confirmation – Pentecost
Adult Confirmation – Pentecost 11:00am Registration Deadline: May 27, 2022 The Archdiocese of San Francisco will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults on Pentecost Sunday. Adults who did… Read More
Jun 15
30 Day Program
30 Day Program 4:00pm (06/15) – 11:00am (07/19) Cost: 3950 The 30-Day silent retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center offers the experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The… Read More

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