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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.

Missionaries of Charity celebrate first Final Profession of Vows in San Francisco
Joined by Sister M. Juan, delegate of the Superior General, Sister M. Joseph, MC, Sister Ancy, Counselor from the Contemplative branch of the Society, Sister Paula Marie, Local Regional Superior,… Read More
For Immediate Release: Archbishop Cordileone responds to Marin County District Attorney Decision in Serra Statue Case
Today, the Marin County District Attorney’s office announced that they have reduced the charges against the vandals who desecrated and destroyed the statue of St. Junipero Serra on the property… Read More
Padre Pio relics visit the Archdiocese of San Francisco
Thousands came to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Redwood City on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio, coming from… Read More
St. Matthew 8th graders lead long-standing tradition – May Crowning
Crowning the Blessed Mother in May is a long-standing tradition in the Church and the Archdiocese. Parishes and schools have their own unique way of crowning Mary. St. Matthew School… Read More
Santo Cristo Society of San Mateo County holds Festa do Santo Cristo dos Milagres
Santo Cristo Society of San Mateo County held their annual Festa do Santo Cristo dos Milagres on May 13 and 14, the first since the pandemic.
Presentation Sisters celebrate 60- and 70-year Jubilees
A celebration of 60 and 70 years of religious life took place Sunday, April 23, at the Sisters of the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco.
What the early Church believed: the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
The doctrine of the Real Presence asserts that in the Holy Eucharist, Jesus is literally and wholly present—body and blood, soul and divinity—under the appearances of bread and wine.
Jubilarian priests honored at Cathedral celebration
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and fellow priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco gathered on May 10 to recognize six Jubilarian priests celebrating 25- and 60-year anniversaries of ordination.
The pathway to God through the heart of His mother
In 1917, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, revealing to them the importance of devotion to her Immaculate Heart — a mother’s heart, filled with love… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Jun 02

St. Peter Catholic Church
Join Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for a Holy Hour for Nicaragua and Bishop Rolando Alvarez. June 2, 2023 7:00 p.m. St. Peter Catholic Church 1200 Florida Street San Francisco

Jun 06

TeenSTAR is a program to teach youth or young adults about sexuality, in a way that respects human dignity and the teachings of the Church. On June 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm we will offer a ZOOM PRESENTATION ON TeenSTAR with Molly Daley, J.D., previously in the San Francisco archdiocese and a popular[…]

Jun 06

St Veronica’s Church
Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA from Poland will preach a 2-evening Mission on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6th and 7th at St. Veronica’s. Fr. Peter travels internationally promoting devotion to Divine Mercy and St. Michael the Archangel. He served as Chaplain at the Monastery where St. Faustina began[…]

Jun 10

Saint Agnes Catholic Church
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[…]

Jun 10

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
9:00am – 6:30pm
The Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone invites you to the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Eucharistic Congress KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop Emeritus of Seattle Most Rev. Donald Joseph Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin _ When: June 10, 2023[…]

California Catholics Under Attack

History teaches that when we don’t treat religiously or racially motivated crime seriously, we will see more and worse aggression. Already we are witnessing what such laxity has wrought across… 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