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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.

World Mission Sunday: Uniting in solidarity with the Missions of the Church
By Mary Powers On Sunday, Oct. 24, the Church will celebrate World Mission Sunday—the annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions of the Church. World Mission Sunday is an opportunity… Read More
Rice Bowl grants awarded to groups throughout Archdiocese
This year a total of nine parishes and organizations have been awarded Rice Bowl grants to help with the work of hunger alleviation. The grants will be supporting food pantries,… Read More
Upcoming archdiocesan event to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines
By Mary Powers The year 2021 marks the quincentennial celebration—or 500 year celebration—of Christianity in the lives of Filipinos across the world. To celebrate this milestone, the archdiocese is holding… Read More
White Mass honors medical professionals as Christ’s healing presence in midst of pandemic
Doctors, nurses and health care workers attended the White Mass on Oct. 18 at St. Dominic’s Church in San Francisco.
SF Catholic Charities CEO leaving to join Washington State governor’s cabinet
The leader of San Francisco Catholic Charities is leaving to accept a position in the cabinet of Washington State Gov. Jay Inlsee. She will lead the Washington State Department of… Read More
Catholic Schools Superintendent: No COVID-19 vaccine mandates this school year
By Valerie Schmalz There will be no COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Catholic school students this school year, Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Superintendent Pamela Lyons announced in a letter to parents this… Read More
Archbishop Cordileone invites youth to World Youth Day 2023
By Valerie Schmalz Excitement is building for World Youth Day now that the new dates are official. World Youth Day will be Aug. 1-6, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Vatican… Read More
Catholic lawyers’ guild honors SF lawyer
By Mary Powers The St. Thomas More Society honored San Francisco attorney Matthew F. Graham with its signature St. Thomas More Award, presented to someone who exemplifies the organization’s goal… Read More
Pope launches 2-year synodal path with call to ‘encounter, listen, and discern’
By Catholic News Agency Pope Francis formally launched the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod on Synodality with a call to “look others in the eye and… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct 27 – 28

5:00pm – 12:00am
More information on website:  Here Submit questions in advance:  Here This series is produced in partnership with the Science & Religion Initiative at the McGrath Institute, brings you conversations at the crossroads of science and human dignity.  Join as we explore gender and identity in[…]

Nov 05

7:00pm – 8:30pm
The year 2021 marks the Quincentennial celebration (500 years) of Christianity in the lives of Filipinos across the globe. Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, will host a virtual celebration through songs, stories, and some commentary on the heritage and gifts of Filipino American Catholicism. This will[…]

Nov 06 – 07

As Christians, we are on pilgrimage, accompanied by Christ on a sacred journey of discipleship. The road has not always been easy, especially over the past year. But our purpose is clear: to be messengers of hope, healing, and renewal to all we encounter along the way. Inspired by the success of[…]

Nov 07 – 13

St. Matthew/Star of the Sea/St. Patrick
Vocation Awareness Sunday Holy Hours – November 7, 2021 (3:00pm–4:00pm) – St. Matthew’s, San Mateo – Bilingual – Star of the Sea, San Francisco – St. Patrick’s, Larkspur Contact: Fr. Cameron Faller, Vocation Director | vocations@SFArch.org This year, Vocation Awareness Week will be[…]

Nov 13

9:00am – 5:00pm
Tween (10-12) program     9:00 am –  12:30 pm Teen (13-16) program  1:30 pm- 5:00 pm The Mother-Daughter Programs are designed to help you and your daughter explore God’s special gift of human fertility together. Help her see the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up as a young[…]

Statement of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in Opposition to Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021

HR 3755, the misnamed “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021,” shows to what radical extremes the supposedly “Pro-Choice” advocates in our country will go to protect what they hold most… 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