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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2023
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States highlighting the faith, excellence and service of schools around the country and in the Archdiocese of San… Read More
Student Corner: Journalists look to St. Titus as co-patron saint
On May 15, 2022, Pope Francis canonized Blessed Titus Brandsma as a saint, and shortly after, supporters asked that he be named as a patron saint of journalists alongside St.… Read More
Celebrating Chinese New Year Traditions
Every year, the Archdiocese of San Francisco celebrates a Mass in honor of the Chinese New Year. The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption was the host location for… Read More
Good Thinking: Empathy at the heart of high school’s Design Thinking curriculum
Imagine a world where empathy was a superpower that generated creative and successful solutions to human problems. Junipero Serra High School students can not only imagine that world but are… Read More
Principals of Faith: Catholic schools invest in their own future with leadership program
This June, the first wave of locally trained and certified Catholic school principals will be prepared to start K-8 school leadership positions in the fall. These are individuals with years… Read More
The intentional classroom
‘Visible Learning’ is an intentional teaching method bringing clarity and confidence to both teachers and students
Marin Catholic stained-glass window brings campus together in prayer
Amid the hustle and bustle of high school life, there is one place on Marin Catholic High School’s campus where students can find solace — in the magnificent St. Francis… Read More
A family of vocations: Presentation Sister Mary Euphemia dies at 103
When Sister Mary Euphemia, PVBM, passed on to her eternal reward on Jan. 17, 2023, after an 85-year vocation, her death marked the end of a Catholic family dynasty of… Read More

Latest from Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Letters, statements, articles, and memos

Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on care for Laguna Honda Hospital patients
In response to the prospect of transferring infirm and elderly Laguna Honda Hospital patients due to regulatory and funding concerns, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone released the following statement. “Since the… Read More
Archbishop Cordileone blesses Half Moon Bay crime sites, reclaims them in prayer as “places of peace.”
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone traveled to Half Moon Bay on Jan. 27 to acknowledge the lives lost and families fractured in a deadly workplace shooting Jan. 23.
“With God, all things are possible …”
As we celebrate our Catholic schools during Catholic Schools Week, we give thanks to God for the great mission entrusted to our Catholic schools to teach and evangelize. May our… Read More
Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park
In response to the shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park, Archbishop Cordileone released the following statement.
“St. Agnes, Patron Saint of the New Chapter in Building a Culture of Life”
To advocate for what is just and true in a society which stands in opposition to it will always entail suffering and some kind of persecution. Enter our saint for… Read More
Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI The passing of Pope Benedict XVI marks the loss of one of the world’s greatest theologians and pastors of souls of the 20th and early 21st… Read More
Homily for Christmas Mass During the Day
And so it is: God was to send not a human king to free His people from the oppression of a political power, for such powers will all eventually pass… Read More
Homily for Christmas Mass During the Night
“What did you get for Christmas?”  This is a question we hear asked with great frequency during these days of the year.  Of course, people also give gifts at Christmas… Read More

Latest events from around the Archdiocese

Feb 04
2023 Wedding Anniversary Celebration
2023 Wedding Anniversary Celebration 10:00am Cost: $20 donation All husbands and wives are invited to attend and celebrate their sacramental wedding anniversaries in 2023.   Online registration is now closed… Read More
Feb 04
February First Saturday Mass
February First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Rev. James Stump, OFM Cap. will celebrate Mass at 11am on Saturday, February 4 in All Saints Chapel. Mass is offered for all… Read More
Feb 05
Community Screening of “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth”
Community Screening of “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth” 11:15am Cost: Free St. Teresa of Avila Parish will be holding a community screening of The Letter, a film by… Read More
Feb 08
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Rafael
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Rafael 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold Informational Evenings for men considering the possibility of serving the… Read More
Feb 11
World Day of the Sick “Messe des Malades” at Christ the Light Cathedral
World Day of the Sick “Messe des Malades” at Christ the Light Cathedral 11:00am – 1:00pm The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland will host a Mass for the… Read More
Feb 15
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Francisco
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Francisco 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold Informational Evenings for men considering the possibility of serving the… Read More
Feb 21
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – Belmont
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – Belmont 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold Informational Evenings for men considering the possibility of serving the Church… Read More
Feb 25
Catholic Men’s Conference 2023
Catholic Men’s Conference 2023 8:30am – 3:30pm Cost: $50.00 CALLED TO LEAD San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Men’s Conference February 25, 2023 St. Pius Catholic Church Redwood City, CA Come… Read More

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