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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.

Reclaiming June for the Sacred Heart of Jesus
“Behold the heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. … I promise you that… Read More
Relics of St. Jude to visit Archdiocese of San Francisco
The arm of Saint Jude Thaddeus, venerated in Rome from ancient times, is currently on pilgrimage in the United States, making stops in more than 100 cities. The relics will… Read More
Young Catholic Abolitionist
Epiphany School student recognized for poignant poem on the “silent struggle” of human trafficking victims
New chapel rededicated at Vallombrosa Retreat Center
On May 10, Archbishop Cordileone rededicated a chapel in the mansion on the property of Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. The new chapel brings together history from different parts… Read More
St. Raymond Parish celebrates three parish “Golden Girls” at age 100
Rini Stefani, Mary Ann Robbiano, and Marion Moreno seem to back up research that suggests faith, family, and friendship are keys to longevity. All three longtime St. Raymond parishioners —… Read More
“Were not our hearts burning within us…?”
Thousands join in launch of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in San Francisco.
Photos from the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage through the Archdiocese of San Francisco
View pictures from the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the Archdiocese of San Francisco!
Child sex trafficking bill survives key test
Legislation that would make it a felony to purchase a child for sex survived a key test in Sacramento on Thursday. SB 1414 passed the state Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously… Read More

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Upcoming Events

Jun 13

St. Anthony Foundation
8:00am – 1:00pm
All Catholics in the Bay area and SF Archdiocese are invited to St. Anthony Foundation on Thurs. June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua for a special Mass, exposition of a first-class relic of St. Anthony, and an opportunity to serve our homeless brothers and sisters. Mass times: 8:30a[…]

Jun 14 – 16

You are not alone! The Archdiocese of San Francisco sponsors Project Rachel which helps women and men heal the pain of abortion and to find the path to peace and reconciliation. Women’s Retreat for Healing After Abortion DATE: June 14-16, 2024 LOCATION: Confidential Bilingual Spanish and[…]

Jun 14

St. Matthew Catholic Church
2:00pm – 10:00pm
Tour of the Relics of Saint Jude the Apostle From September 2023 to May 2024, the arm of Saint Jude Thaddeus, venerated in Rome from ancient times, will be on pilgrimage in the United States, making stops in 100 cities. One of the Church’s most beloved saints, Saint Jude is the one to whom[…]

Jun 15

St Mark Catholic Church
SUPPORT THE EXCELL NETWORK REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM It’s not just the money! The Excell Network Reentry Scholarship Program offers a community of support for those trying to reenter society after incarceration. We offer mentoring and other support. A key component is the Excell Network[…]

Jun 15

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
Deacon David Mees will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on June 15 at 10:00 a.m.  

Fidelity to the Sacred Heart, Marriage, and Family

Column for the 2024 June issue of Catholic San Francisco magazine

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