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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.

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
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.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 08

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 as Permanent Deacons. Who should attend? Single and married men between the ages of 30 and 60 may apply for the program and are invited to the evening.[…]

Feb 11

The Cathedral of Christ the Light
11:00am – 1:00pm
The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland will host a Mass for the World Day of the Sick featuring Frank LaRocca’s Messe des Malades. The Messes des Malades is a special Mass honoring Our Lady of Lourdes and will feature the Benedict XVI Choir conducted by Richard Sparks. The sacrament of[…]

Feb 15

Archdioceses of 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 Church as Permanent Deacons. Who should attend? Single and married men between the ages of 30 and 60 may apply for the program and are invited to the evening.[…]

Feb 21

St. Mark Catholic Church
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 as Permanent Deacons. Who should attend? Single and married men between the ages of 30 and 60 may apply for the program and are invited to the evening.[…]

Feb 25 – Mar 25

St. Pius Catholic Church
8:30am – 3:30pm
CALLED TO LEAD San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Men’s Conference February 25, 2023 St. Pius Catholic Church Redwood City, CA Come be inspired, challenged and encouraged by Archbishop Cordileone, our outstanding speakers, and your brother Catholic men. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone[…]

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

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