Come to our Priests Retirement Luncheon

Please join us in celebrating the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s retired clergy at our Priests Retirement Luncheon on Friday, October 22, 2021. 

The Luncheon will take place in Patron’s Hall on the lower level of St. Mary’s Cathedral.  This annual event honors our retired priests and helps ensure their financial security and peace of mind after they retire from active ministry.

This year’s honorees are Fr. James MacDonald and Fr. Kieran McCormick. 

Our retired priests have been present in many of life’s most precious moments, from birth to death, sharing God’s message of love and compassion.  They have devoted their lives to serving others, and now it is our turn to care for them as they have cared for us. 

Since 2011, over $2,200,000has been raised for our Priests Retirement Fund.  Your generosity helps pay for our retired priests’ assisted living, skilled nursing care, and unreimbursed medical expenses that are not covered by insurance. 

In the words of retired priest Fr. Ulysses D’Aquila, “Thank you very much for your support, both through your prayers and/or your gift to the Priests Retirement Fund.  You have a great impact on my life and the lives of my fellow retired Priests.”

We invite you to make a generous contribution to the Priests Retirement Fund whether or not you are able to attend the Luncheon.  You can do so via the September 18-19 Priests Retirement Collection or by sending in your gift (  As Fr. D’Aquila noted, your support has a tremendous impact on the lives of our retired priests. 

Please contact Rod Linhares ([email protected] or 415-614-5581) or Rose Marie Wong ([email protected] or 415-614-5517) with questions, for additional details, etc.