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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.

National Shrine of St. Francis hosts St. Padre Pio Festival
The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, tucked in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, held their St. Padre Pio Festival on September 24. Partnering with the Saint Padre Pio… Read More
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle…
St. Michael the Archangel, the leader of the angelic army and great defender of heaven, has also been given to us as an advocate in our earthly journey and battles… Read More
Celebrate and support our retired priests
Since the first Priests Retirement Luncheon in 2011, nearly $2.6 million has been raised for the Priests Retirement Fund. This support helps provide financial security for our retired priests by… Read More
Gov. Newsom vetoes bill prioritizing transgender ‘affirmation’ in child custody battles
Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed legislation that would have “put a thumb on the scale” for parents supporting transgender “affirmation” in custody battles.
Chris Stefanick challenges Catholics in the Archdiocese to live the Gospel message with joy
More than 350 people gathered at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 20, for the REBOOT! event with Chris Stefanick, president of Real Life Catholic, author, speaker, and television… Read More
Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross draws hundreds in the Mission District
Hundreds of people gathered in the San Francisco’s Mission district for the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 15. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated Mass at… Read More
The Rosary and Eucharistic Revival
As part of the Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and living the consecration that was made in 2017 to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese will… Read More
Non-physicians could perform abortions under bill signed by governor
The powerful pro-abortion lobby continued to exhibit its clout, as the California Legislature approved a bill that would empower physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions and greenlit legislation to expand… Read More
Filipino Ministry celebrates feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz
On Saturday, September 16, the Archdiocesan Filipino Ministry celebrated the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila at St. Mark’s Church in Belmont.  Following the Mass celebrated by Father Peter… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Oct 01

St. Mary’s Cathedral
Join Archbishop Cordileone at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 1 to celebrate the Mass for Consecrated Life and this years’ Jubilarians. All are invited to join in celebrating the role of religious in our Archdiocese and their many years of ministry.

Oct 07

St. Mary’s Cathedral
9:30am – 1:00pm
Join Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone for the 13th annual Rosary Rally on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Saturday, October 7, 2023 St. Mary’s Cathedral 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 9:30am  Sacrament of Reconciliation available 10:00am  Mass with Archbishop[…]

Oct 07

St. Raymond Church
10:00am – 3:00pm
Fall 2023 Lay Ministry Training for those needing recertification as well as new ministers as Readers and Extra-ordinary Minister of Holy Communion. St. Raymond Church 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 10/07 (10AM-3PM) & 10/14 (10AM-Noon) MUST ATTEND THE TWO CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS TO BE[…]

Oct 08

St. Pius Catholic Church
Join us for the 3rd annual San Mateo County Blue Mass honoring our first responders and their families. The Faith & Blue Weekend is a national event with activities in communities across the country that bring together law enforcement and residents to build connections, create mutual[…]

Oct 13

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
Join us in celebrating and supporting our retired priests 13th Annual Priests Retirement Luncheon to support our retired Priests Friday, October 13, 2023 St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco 10:30 a.m. Social Hour in the St. Francis Room Includes music, appetizers, and a photo booth. 12:00[…]

“St. Francis of Assisi: The Quintessential Italian who shows us the way to happiness with God”

It has been said that St. Francis of Assisi is the saintliest of Italians, and the most Italian of saints.  Today’s feast day, which commemorates his receiving the stigmata –… 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