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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.

2022 Rosary Rally honors Mary, celebrates Eucharistic Revival
Hundreds gathered at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco for the 2022 Rosary Rally, celebrating the Archdiocesan Year of the National Eucharistic Revival.
Catholic culture and America in film
Though it may seem like a distant memory today, there was once a time when the Catholic Church was as much a part of American culture as baseball.
Schools and parishes celebrate St. Francis’s love for creation
The Solemnity of St. Francis is filled with many celebrations across the Archdiocese each year including traditional pet blessings for families, individuals and even for K9 officers of the police… Read More
Franciscan spirit alive at St. Boniface Parish
The Annual Blessing of the Animals, a tradition beloved by Catholics and non-Catholics alike, took place Sunday, Oct. 2, inside the gates of St. Boniface Parish in the city’s Tenderloin… Read More
How to live a full Eucharistic life
As the Catholic Church in the United States embarks on the National Eucharistic Revival beginning with dioceses, parishes and small groups leading up to the great Eucharistic Congress of 2024,… Read More
Archbishop, namesake parish honor the spirit of St. Finn Barr
By Christina Gray Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone joined St. Finn Barr Parish in honoring its patron saint on the weekend of Sept. 25, his feast day. Over two days, the… Read More
California bishops’ conference: Gov. Newsom prioritizes abortion over mothers and families
The executive director of the public policy arm of the California bishops today offered a blistering statement criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign a raft of bills prioritizing abortion… Read More
Catholic schools offer students a ‘coherent view of human rights’
In his essay “Why I Am a Catholic,” the British writer and convert G.K. Chesterton explained that one of the things that drew him to the Catholic faith was that… Read More
Cardinal Zen’s second day in court: Magistrate rules there is sufficient evidence
On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 07

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us as we pray a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour at the Cathedral, “our mother church,” for an increase and strengthening of vocations to the priesthood in the Archdiocese.  All are welcome to attend these Eucharistic Holy Hours in response to Jesus’ invitation to “ask the Lord of the[…]

Oct 13 – 16

Mercy Center Burlingame
4:00pm – 12:00pm
The prayer that is commonly known as The Lord’s Prayer is one that many memorized as young children. And even though we may recite it often, there is more to this prayer than our English translations have to offer. When approached from its Aramaic roots, the Prayer of Jesus reveals a vision and path[…]

Oct 14

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Event Center
The 12th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The day will start with a Optional Social Hour at 10:30 AM in the St. Francis Room, and will include music, appetizers and a photo booth. It will be a wonderful opportunity for attendees[…]

Oct 16

Star of the Sea Parish
Dale Ahlquist, President, Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, will speak on October 16 at Star of the Sea Parish San Francisco on “the approach to Catholic Classical Education through the Chesterton Academy Model.” The event begins at 5:00 pm with Hors D’oeuvres and the program begins at 6:00[…]

Oct 20

Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Join Archbishop Cordileone and the Thomas More Society for the 2022 Archdiocesan Red Mass, celebrated annually for all members of the legal profession. This  year’s honoree will be Jilma Meneses, former CEO of Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Fr. Fr. Roger Gustafson will be the homilist.[…]

New video: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a no vote on Proposition One

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone urges a No Vote on Proposition One, a proposed amendment to the California Constitution on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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