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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
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
Professions of Faith: Local lay Catholics on doing work in step with their Christian walk
By Christina Gray Louis Kolenda was living the high life as a creative director in downtown Manhattan when he had an epiphany over a bowl of room-service lobster bisque. “Is… Read More
Called to serve: Father Vito Perrone installed as pastor of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
From the opening hymn to the greetings at the reception, Contemplative of St. Joseph Father Vito Perrone’s pastor installation was one reflecting humble service, continuing to answer God’s call in… Read More

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