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Catholic SF means community

Being Catholic in San Francisco means being on mission—but not alone. In our beautiful and historic coastal city, we hear echoes of our missionary past in the modern women and men who bear the same hope as those who founded our hometown. Catholic SF shares their stories and helps to bring our community of faith together.

Chris Stefanick challenges Catholics in the Archdiocese to live the Gospel message with joy
More than 350 people gathered at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 20, for the REBOOT! event with Chris Stefanick, president of Real Life Catholic, author, speaker, and television… Read More
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross draws hundreds in the Mission District
Hundreds of people gathered in the San Francisco’s Mission district for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 15. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated Mass at… Read More
The Rosary and Eucharistic Revival
As part of the Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and living the consecration that was made in 2017 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese will… Read More
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor
The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More
Filipino Ministry celebrates feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
On Saturday, September 16, the Archdiocesan Filipino Ministry celebrated the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila at St. Mark’s Church in Belmont.  Following the Mass celebrated by Father Peter… Read More
75th annual San Francisco Police-Fire-Sheriff Mass brings city together in prayer
On Sunday, September 10, civic and religious leaders join Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and concelebrating priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the 75th annual Police-Fire-Sheriff Mass at St. Anne… Read More
Seminarian David Mees ordained a deacon at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
On Saturday, September 9, the main chapel at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University was filled with bright morning light and friends and family who had gathered to support San Francisco… Read More
School Opt-Out Resources for Parents
Students all over the state have returned to school, and now is an excellent time for parents to research and review the opt-out options available for specific curricula in public… Read More
900-plus attend Archdiocese of San Francisco event for formerly incarcerated, crime victims
A record 900-plus people attended the Sept. 8 Archdiocese of San Francisco’s 11th annual Reentry Conference, Resource and Job Fair, aimed at helping those recently released from prison or jail,… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Sep 23

Archdiocese of San Francisco
SUPPORT THE EXCELL NETWORK REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM It’s not just the money! The Excell Network Reentry Scholarship Program offers a community of support for those trying to reenter society after incarceration. We offer mentoring and other support. A key component is the Excell Network[…]

Sep 24

National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi
Join the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi for the St. Padre Pio Festival. Saint Pio Festival Daily Program: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.: Veneration of the Holy Relics of Saint Padre Pio at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi & La Porziuncola Nuova. Devotional items are[…]

Sep 24

Saint Finn Barr Church
10:00am – 5:00pm
Join St. Barr Parish and School community for the Feast of Saint Finn Barr Festival Sunday, September 24, 2023 Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. Festivities to follow: Enjoy music, international food, raffle, games and prizes![…]

Sep 28

St. Agnes Catholic Church
7:00pm – 8:00pm
All are welcome to join the St. Agnes community and Ignatian Spiritual Life Center in welcoming Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ, for an evening of inspiration and hope with “From Friendship to Kinship: Lessons from Homeboy Industries.”   Fr. Greg Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los[…]

Sep 30

The recently announced Mass and Healing Liturgy in Memory of Our Little Ones, scheduled for Sept.  30 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, has been cancelled. A Memorial Mass and Healing Liturgy for Miscarriage and Infant Loss will be held on Nov. 18 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in San Francisco,[…]

“St. Francis of Assisi: The Quintessential Italian who shows us the way to happiness with God”

It has been said that St. Francis of Assisi is the saintliest of Italians, and the most Italian of saints.  Today’s feast day, which commemorates his receiving the stigmata –… Read More

So, what was Vatican II all about?

A short course with Mark Brumley

The Second Vatican Council remains controversial in some Catholic circles.  Many people see it as involving a radical break from the Catholic past, for good or bad. Others, such as the popes since the Council, see it as a renewal and reform of the one-and-the same Catholic Church.

Tuesday nights at 7 PM PT (San Francisco) on October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9