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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.

Archbishop leads prayer for family who died in apparent murder-suicide
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stood outside a neatly painted single story home in a quiet San Mateo neighborhood this morning and led a short prayer service for the… Read More
Catholics celebrate Chinese New Year in San Francisco
The Catholic Chinese Ministry celebrated Chinese New Year at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Mass and a banquet Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone offered the Mass and the party afterwards at the… Read More
More than 1,400 faithful join Archbishop for Rite of Election
“Tonight is the fruit of the living faith of so many who are seeking to know and spread the love of Jesus Christ., said Archbishop Cordileone. “Thank you!”
USF donors connect campus with community
A third-generation Hong Kong Catholic and MIT-educated engineer and his wife are funding a unique new University of San Francisco service scholarship to build a bridge between campus and community.
Service before self
All of us, as Catholics, use our gifts and talents to support and serve others. A way we do so is through supporting the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal.
Rev. Robert Kevin White 1935 – 2024
Fr. Robert White died peacefully on February 5, 2024. Fr. White was born in San Francisco on July 16, 1935 to Robert Keane and Mary Virginia White. He is survived… Read More
Archdiocese of San Francisco announces new Superintendent of Catholic Schools
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pleased to announce that Chris Fisher will be the next Superintendent of the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools. Chris will assume the position of… Read More
Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist
It’s precisely their Jewish faith, tradition, practices and beliefs that lay the foundation for their belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Atonement: The transforming power of suffering love
The theme of atonement takes us to the very heart of the mission of Jesus Christ. Revealing the love of God as a mortal man, while bearing the conditions of… Read More

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Information about the Archdiocese of San Francisco and its response to COVID-19 can be found here.


Streaming Masses are not a replacement for attending Mass in person.  However, many home-bound persons may find spiritual nourishment in prayerfully watching live-streamed Masses here.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 01

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
Join the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music for the second event of our Spring 2024 Public Lecture and Concert Series – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater & Excerpts from Bach’s Magnificat. Sarah Craig Penner, Jennifer Park, Gregory Billion, & Andrew Kelley vocalists, Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka,[…]

Mar 02

St. Mark’s Catholic Church
Help carry a cross to remember 2023 Bay Area victims of violent crimes Saturday, March 2, 2024 St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 325 Marin View, Belmont, CA 94002 3:00 PM Walk for Peace 4:30 PM Mass and Vigil Service To register visit https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/walkforpeace For more information[…]

Mar 02

Location Provided Upon Registration
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Alpha Pregnancy Center’s Annual Gala is an opportunity to celebrate this life-giving ministry. Be inspired by impactful testimonials of the families we serve and join us in eager expectation of how the Lord will continue to move in the lives of women and families met with an unexpected pregnancy.[…]

Mar 05 – 26

St Pius Catholic Church
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Rev. Gregory Heidenblut, OSA, DDiv, will continue his annual lecture series during the season of Lent with a challenging and informative discussion of contemporary scientific discoveries of a transcendent God and our trans-physical soul.  The six-week series will focus on the relationship between[…]

Mar 06

Don Bosco Room
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Join Sts. Peter and Paul Church for their Don Bosco Study Group, an ongoing book club and faith-sharing group. They read books and/or watch movies for pleasure and for spiritual content showing grace, redemption, evil, virtues, etc. They also have an accompanying spiritual book that they read slowly[…]

“The Frightening Freedom of Being the Children of God”

At the beginning of this new year, so filled with hope and good will, let us, then, ask God for this grace: to live in the true freedom of being… 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