Youth Ministry

The Archdiocese of San Francisco supports youth ministry programs that foster the catechesis, moral, and spiritual formation of young people in Middle School through High School.

Our Goals

Guided by the USCCB’s document, Renewing the Vision (1997), our ministry has three goals:

To empower young people (ages 13-17) to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today;

To draw young people into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community;

To foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

To accomplish these goals, we offer training, community, workshops, resources, retreats, and collaboration opportunities for Youth Ministry Leaders within the Archdiocese, as well as training, retreats, catechetical events, leadership opportunities for youth themselves.

Genuine love is demanding. But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.
St. John Paul II

ADSF YM CALENDAR

Friday
Mar 01

Concert – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater & Excerpts from Bach’s Magnificat

7:00pm
Cost: Free
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, keyboard

About the Recital

The Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and the Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach mark the pinnacle of Baroque music dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Enter more deeply into the Lenten season alongside Our Lady by joining us for a concert which links these two in one wonderful event, alongside a few other musical bonuses. The concert is one hour in length and is available either in-person or via streaming.

Website:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pergolesis-stabat-mater-excerpts-from-bachs-magnificat-tickets-781259597487 
Address
St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
320 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park
CA 94025
Saturday
Mar 02

Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass

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 contact Julio Escobar at [email protected] or call 415 614-5572
Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/walkforpeace
Address
St. Mark’s Catholic Church
325 Marin View
Belmont
California 94002
Contact
Julio Escobar
[email protected]
415 614-5572

Alpha Pregnancy Center Annual Gala

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: 856008
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.

The evening begins with dinner, followed by a time of testimonial sharing, a time of prayer, and a time of giving. It is our prayer that this event will be an affirming night to support the ministry work of Alpha and pray over the women and families that we serve.
Website: https://www.alphapc.org/planting
Address
Location Provided Upon Registration
California San Francisco
Contact
Annabella Sills
[email protected]
(415) 584-6800
Sunday
Mar 03

21st Century Eucharistic Miracles presentation

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: free

SF Eucharistic Revival
JESUS CHRIST IS THE EUCHARIST
The Medicine of Immortality


I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life (Jn 14:6)
We are engaged in an epic spiritual battle over truth, human dignity, and our purpose in life. In the fullness of time, the Holy Spirit has given us 21st century Eucharistic miracles and the Shroud of Turin that unveil the unchangeable truths and reality of our Catholic faith.

Come & See (Jn 1:46)
Come join us in a year-long journey as the Magis Center’s Dr. Scott French and Fr. Robert Spitzer dramatically unveil the truth that “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has
eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” (Jn 6:54)





  • Sunday 3/3/2024 at 12:00 noon
    St. Monica-St. Thomas Church
    470 24th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    Presentation after 11:00am mass and complimentary lunch

Website: sfarch.org/miracles
Address
St. Monica-St. Thomas Church
470 24th Avenue
San Francisco
California 94121
Contact
Nicolle Dougherty
[email protected]
Wednesday
Mar 06

Don Bosco Study Group

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 and purposefully (one chapter between meetings) and discuss our own faith journeys.

The group meets bi-monthly, hybrid (in person and by Zoom). Salesian topics and spirituality sometimes included.

Their next meeting is March 6.
Website: https://salesiansspp.org/don-bosco-study-group
Address
Don Bosco Room
Sts. Peter and Paul Church
666 Filbert Street
San Francisco
California 94133
Contact
Frank Lavin
[email protected]
(415) 310-8551
Friday
Mar 08

Lenten Synod Engagement Session (San Mateo)

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the next phase of the Synod on Synodality through engagement sessions that will inform the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality in October 2024.

Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco this Lent for a Synod Engagement Listening Session at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in San Mateo.
Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/synod/sanmateo/
Address
St. Matthew Church
1 Notre Dame Ave.
San Mateo
CA
Contact
Teresita Contreras
[email protected]
Saturday
Mar 09

Converging Roads

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the fourth Converging Roads health care ethics conference in Menlo Park, CA on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The conference, on the topic of Fundamental Health Care Ethics, is presented collaboratively by the St. John Paul II Foundation, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the San Francisco and Santa Clara Guilds of the Catholic Medical Association, and St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.

For registration, presentation topics, speaker bios, and more, visit: convergingroads.com/sanfrancisco
Continuing education credits for healthcare professionals will be offered.

For more information, visit forlifeandfamily.org/events/cr24-sfca/ or email Conference Coordinator Ana Quireza at [email protected].
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What is Converging Roads?
Converging Roads is a regional conference series offering continuing education for health care professionals that equips them to practice the highest ethical and medical standards of their profession. Through collaboration with dioceses, hospitals, and universities, Converging Roads provides health care professionals, chaplains, students, and administrators with the most up-to-date training in health care ethics enabling them to more effectively care for their patients. Open to all, regardless of faith tradition, Converging Roads is rooted in the Hippocratic and Catholic ethical tradition and is presented in multiple locations across the country each year.

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Address
St. Patrick’s Seminary
320 Middlefield Rd,
Menlo Park,
CA 94025-3563,
Contact
Ana Quireza
[email protected]

Catholic Men’s Conference 2024

8:00am – 3:30pm
Cost: $50.00

CALLED TO LEAD
San Francisco Bay Area
Catholic Men’s Conference


March 9, 2024


St Mark Church – Parish Center


325 Marine View St


Belmont, CA 94002



(please note the new location)


Come be inspired, challenged and encouraged by Archbishop Cordileone, our outstanding speakers, and your brother Catholic men.



ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED


            We have a limited number of spots for day-of registration, come early!


Conference speakers


Jesse Romero

Jesse is a nationally acclaimed, full-time bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist. A three-time World Police Olympics boxing champion, former U.S.A. middleweight kickboxing champion and a retired veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Jesse now brings the same passion and commitment to share the Catholic faith.

Jesse is a resident of Arizona, has been married to his wife Anita since 1983, and is the proud parent of three children and grandchildren. He has a B.A. from Mount St Mary’s University in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

Currently on www.virginmostpowerfulradio.org, Jesse is a host of  “The Terry and Jesse Show,” & “Jesus 911, ” as well as for Catholics for Catholics Apostolate – www.cforc.com. He is a bilingual Catholic author, and recipient of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Award, the Fullness of Truth “Defender of Faith” Award, and “Sports Faith International Award.” Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 15 years now hosting, teaching, and speaking in English & Spanish.

His preaching apostolate is “On Fire Evangelization.”

 

Rev. Sebastian A. Carnazzo, Ph.D


Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, PhD, is a presbyter in the Melkite Catholic Church of America and pastor of St. Elias Melkite Parish in San Jose, CA (steliasmelkite.org).  The father of seven children, he received his BS in Animal Science with a concentration in veterinary medicine from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA, his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the Christendom Graduate School of Theology, Alexandria, VA, and his PhD in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

He is also the author of many articles and the contributor to a  number of multi-author works, most recently the Great Adventure Bible of Ascension Press.  He is also an adjunct lecturer in Biblical Studies and Catechetics for a number of institutions, including St. Patrick Seminary of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Institute of Catholic Culture.

 

Dr. Scott French, M.D.

Dr. Scott French is a practicing Emergency Physician who began his career as full- time teaching faculty at Stanford Medical School and the University of North Carolina, as well as part time clinical faculty at the University of Washington, OHSU, Emory, and several other medical schools.

As a practicing Emergency Physician, Dr. French witnessed firsthand the catastrophic increase of suicide attempts and other serious behavioral disorders in our youth. Searching for a solution to this devastating crisis for our children, Scott was able to view the Shroud of Turin in May of 2015 as well as the 750 AD Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano, Italy.  Subsequently, Dr. French was then led down an unexpected path of discovery as to the underlying cause of this modern-day misery and how yet again Jesus is the Way, and the Truth, and the Light. Jn 14:6

 

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco
Principal Celebrant at Mass

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was born in San Diego on June 5, 1956. He attended public school through 12th grade and earned his BA in philosophy from the University of San Diego in 1978.  He earned a second bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1981.  Archbishop Cordileone was ordained to the priesthood on July 9, 1982.  He continued his studies at Gregorian University from 1985-89, earning a doctorate in canon law.

He was appointed Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of San Diego in 1990 and served as an assistant to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura from 1995-2002.  On July 5, 2002, Pope John Paul II appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, where he served until his appointment as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009. On July 27, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco.  He was installed on October 4, 2012.



As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:1
7



 

 
Address
St. Mark Catholic Church
325 Marine View St
Belmont
California 94002
Contact
Ed Hopfner
[email protected]
4156145574

Lenten Synod Engagement Session (Marin County)

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the next phase of the Synod on Synodality through engagement sessions that will inform the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality in October 2024.

Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco this Lent for a Synod Engagement Listening Session at St. Raphael Catholic Church in San Rafael.
Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/synod/marin/
Address
St. Raphael Catholic Church
1104 Fifth Ave,
San Rafael
CA 94901
Contact
Deacon David Bernstein
[email protected]

Annual BBQ Cookout & Social for Anyone in Need

11:30am – 1:30pm
Join Most Holy Redeemer parish and the Women and Men Religious of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the annual BBQ Cookout & Social for anyone in need.

Address
Most Holy Redeemer Parish
100 Diamond Street
San Francisco
CA

Lenten Synod Engagement Session (San Francisco)

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the next phase of the Synod on Synodality through engagement sessions that will inform the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality in October 2024.

Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco this Lent for a Synod Engagement Listening Session at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.
Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/synod/sanfrancisco/
Address
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco
CA 94109
Sunday
Mar 10

21st Century Eucharistic Miracles Presentation in Burlingame

7:00pm

The Eucharist is Jesus Christ
“The Medicine of Immortality”


SF Eucharistic Revival
Faith & Fellowship Event &
Complimentary Catered Lunch


21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr. Scott French, ER physician and former Stanford professor,
from Fr. Robert Spitzer’s Magis Center.

Sunday 3/10/2024
7:00pm
Our Lady of Angels Church
1721 Hillside Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Presentation after 6:00pm mass



 

To bring the 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles presentation to your school or parish, please contact Nicolle Dougherty

Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/eucharistic-revival/#eucharisticmiracles
Address
Our Lady of Angels Church
1721 Hillside Drive
Burlingame
CA 94010
Contact
Nicolle Dougherty
[email protected]
Tuesday
Mar 12

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]
Wednesday
Mar 13

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Salutations to the Holy Cross

7:00pm

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco invites you to
“Rejoice, O Cross Guardian of the World”
An Ecumenical Service of Salutations to the Holy Cross


Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 7:00 PM
THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
900 Alameda de las Pulgas (near Ralston Avenue), Belmont, CA


Commemorating the 18th year anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross and the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary joining together in Salutations and Veneration of the relic of the Holy Cross of our Lord.

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos welcomes His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, as the homilist.



 

A reception will follow in our Oaks Hall, sponsored by our Ladies Philoptochos Society.

The service will be streamed live at www.goholycross.org

Click here for the event flyer

Address
Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross
900 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont
California 94002
Contact
[email protected]
(650) 591-4447
Thursday
Mar 14

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Northern California Regional Catholic Youth Choral Festival & Mass

Join the American Federation of Pueri Cantores for thier annual Northern California Regional Catholic Youth Choral Festival & Mass taking place Saturday, March 16, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.

Ten choirs and a total of 210 young singers in grades 4-12 from different parishes and schools around the Northern California will be participating. Singers will be under the direction of Guest Conductor Dr. Caron Daley as they rehearse all day to sing for the Festival Mass at 5:30 p.m. (5:00 prelude start time). The Mass is open to the public.

2024 NorCal Festival BrochureREV
Address
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco
CA 94109
Friday
Mar 15

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Praise and Worship Eucharistic Adoration at St. Patrick’s Seminary

7:15pm – 8:45pm
Join St. Patrick’s Seminary & University for an evening of Eucharistic Praise and Worship led by Fr. Vito Perrone, COSJ and St. Patrick’s Seminarians. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.  Light refreshments to follow.
Address
St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
320 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park
CA 94025
Saturday
Mar 16

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

St. Patrick’s Seminary 3rd Annual Day of Giving

Join St. Patrick’s Seminary for their 3rd Annual Day of Giving!

Saturday, March 16th, 2024


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by joining our mission to form the priests of tomorrow! Help us reach our goal and raise $200,000 online to support seminarian formation at St. Patrick’s Seminary.

Website: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PRIEST
Address
St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
320 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park
CA 94025
Contact
Martha Sheridan
[email protected]
6502893355

St. Joseph Conference: St. Joseph and the Holy Eucharist

8:00am – 3:30pm
Cost: 10
Join your neighbors at St. Joseph Parish/Mission San Jose in Fremont for the 2nd annual St. Joseph Conference on Saturday, March 16th from 8:00-3:30.

In this year of Eucharistic Revival our theme is St. Joseph & the Holy Eucharist. Encounter God as we start at 8:00 AM with Mass celebrated by Bishop Barber. Next be inspired by one of our speakers, enjoy lunch on our beautiful campus and hear from Antonia Salzano Acutis, mother of Blessed Carlo Acutis.

The Conference is offered in four different language tracks, English, Spanish, Vietnamese or Mandarin. Lunch included. Pre-register online at https://www.saintjosephmsj.org/conference-2024/
Website: https://www.saintjosephmsj.org/conference-2024/
Address
St. Joseph Parish/Mission San Jose
43148 Mission Blvd
Fremont
California 94539
Contact
Vanessa Barrett
[email protected]
(510) 656-2364
Sunday
Mar 17

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]
Monday
Mar 18

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]
Tuesday
Mar 19

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Missionary Childhood Association Lenten Virtual Prayer Service

10:00am – 10:45am
We are one family in mission and one family in faith journeying together this Lenten season.

Join the Mission Childhood Association to pray the stations of the cross on Tuesday, March 19.

Click the flyer for the link.

Address
Virtual
Wednesday
Mar 20

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Mercy Night at St. Dominic’s

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Join St. Dominic’s Catholic Church for Mercy Night on Wednesday, March 20. The evening will include Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

Address
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church
2390 Bush Street
San Francisco
CA 94115
Thursday
Mar 21

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]
Friday
Mar 22

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

6:00pm (03/22) – 3:30pm (03/24)

March 22-24, 2024


Registration for our spring retreat has closed.  We will offer another in November.


Please contact Ed Hopfner for updates.


 





 




A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents


Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces available through this ministry.

Healing Retreat

Attending the three-day retreat is a great way to start this journey of healing. The retreat focuses on discovering our identity as children of God, although it also focuses on overcoming the effects of parental divorce, forgiving our parents, and connecting with others from this background.

This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation, no matter how much healing you have received or need.

The weekend includes presentations, small group sharing, adoration, spiritual direction, and Mass. This three-day retreat is the centerpiece of this ministry.

Themes covered on the weekend include:

• Finding Our Deepest Identity
• Faith and Our Relationship with God
• Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
• Loneliness
• Anger and Anxiety
• False Guilt and Shame
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation
• Family Boundaries
• The Christian Meaning of Suffering
• Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
• and more!

Fr Luke’s testimony



 

Retreat team biographies


 

Father Carl  

Fr. Carl entered the Dominicans of the Western Province in 1990 and was ordained in 1998. He currently serves as Pastor at St. Dominic, Benicia, which is the oldest foundation of the Western Dominican Province. Prior to that he has served at a variety of parishes and campus ministries throughout the west, including the University of Utah and Stanford University. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native.

Fr. Carl is an only child whose parents divorced when he was seven. He is an alum of the first Life-Giving Wounds retreat on the West coast, in March 2022. On his retreat, he found a passion for helping other adult children of divorce overcome the pain and stigma of talking about the experience of being a child of separated or divorced parents, both among themselves and to those from intact marriages. He is excited by the rush of healing that comes from a LWG weekend and the long-term, ongoing healing that comes from staying engaged with fellow children of divorce.

 

Tanguy  

Tanguy (tahn-GHEE) grew up in Southern France. After studying classical music at conservatory level during his childhood years, he switched to engineering and graduated from Supelec in Paris. He later received the MS and PhD in electrical engineering and the MS in public policy, all from Georgia Tech, and currently works in renewable energy research for a global non-profit corporation. Personal interests include backpacking, history, baroque music, and cooking for friends.

Most recently, Tanguy has been studying icon painting under several master iconographers, and theological anthropology at the Theology of the Body (TOB) Institute. In complement to his experience with Life-Giving Wounds, programs run by the John Paul II Healing Center have greatly influenced his healing journey, including the Restore the Glory podcast.

Tanguy is a parishioner at St Dominic’s in San Francisco.

 

Kent and Sarah  

Kent and Sarah are a married couple who live a fast-paced, Christ-centered life in the Bay Area aboard their sailboat “Metanoia.” Kent is a life-long sailor, a mechanical whiz, and currently works in robotics for an agricultural tech company. Sarah is an amateur sailor, building her portfolio in communications, and thrives in service to others.

They are both children of divorced families, and alumni of the Life-Giving Wounds Retreat. Kent was raised in the quiet lowcountry of South Carolina. He’s the oldest of two children, raised in a rather secular family with parents who divorced when he was 11. Sarah grew up in southwest Virginia, the youngest child of Christian parents who divorced when she was 15.

Kent and Sarah are both converts to the Catholic faith. Their family experiences exposed both common ground and hurdles to overcome as they dated and entered into marriage. They’ve found that with prayer and healing, God’s vision of marriage is within reach — and it’s pretty fun too!

 

Jerick

Jerick is currently a seminarian for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in his fifth year of formation for the secular priesthood.  Previously he worked in Enterprise Tech Sales in the Bay Area, and heard his adult call to pursue priesthood while a daily parishioner of St. Dominic’s in San Francisco.

He previously attended his first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and though he was at first reluctant to recognize its value, he came to realize the power of this retreat and is a huge proponent of its capacity to heal and transform the crosses that all children of divorce now carry.

He is a CAL alumnus (GO BEARS!), and is originally from the city of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels (LA).

 

Katherine   

Katherine grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Maine with her four siblings. She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She spent the first few years of her career working as a travel OT, living in NYC and Maui, & now resides in San Francisco. In addition to her work at a sensory integration clinic, Katherine is also the president of the Bay Area Association of Pediatric Therapists. She has a passion for building community, connecting people, and helping others maximize their potential. In her free time Katherine enjoys all things health and fitness, outdoor adventures including skiing and hiking, listening to audiobooks & podcasts, and catching up with loved ones over a cup of coffee.

Her parents divorced and annulled their marriage when she was 6 years old. She began the journey of intentional healing in early adulthood through therapy. During this period, she also rediscovered her Catholic faith. Through growing in relationship with God and frequenting the sacraments, she found a deeper way to reconcile many family-related wounds. Katherine attended her first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and is honored to accompany all those sharing her wound of divorced parents.

 

Brean  

Originally from the Central Valley, Brean has worked as a business development professional in the specialty food/agriculture industry for the past 10+ years. She had her first retreat experience with Life-Giving Wounds earlier this year and felt called to give back to a ministry that blessed her immensely.

Brean studied agriculture & communications at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. From 2014-2018, she served as International Responsible for Youth Teams of Our Lady (an international apostolate), which she considers one of her life’s most humbling blessings and adventures. In 2020, she became an alumnus of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, a fellowship aimed at developing leaders for a vibrant agricultural community.

Most recently, Brean uncovered a longstanding desire to serve as an instrument of God’s healing through the helping profession. In 2021, she began pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Divine Mercy University through their online program. Her dream is to serve as a Catholic Mental Health Professional and to offer reduced cost/complimentary mental health services to religious and consecrated life.

Brean lives in Ventura County and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and all things food (cooking, dining, wine, & cocktails!) Most importantly, she enjoys learning more about the Catholic faith and finds it is truly an ocean of beauty, joy, rich tradition, and purpose.

 

Before registering, please be aware of the following:

  • All are very welcome to join us on retreat whether you are Catholic or not, but please be aware that the content of this retreat will be Catholic.

  • A team of presenters will speak about this wound and its effects, and there will be moments for you to share your experiences with others in small groups.

  • As with all retreats, everything will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.  This is a spiritual retreat, not primarily psychological, but we will have a list of counselors available as a resource outside of the retreat itself for those who are interested.

  • Healing retreats pair well with counseling and/or spiritual direction. If you are not already working through this wound with someone, we would encourage you to consider it. If you would like a recommendation, please give us a call.


 

Begins on Friday (Mar 22) at 6:00 pm, and ends Sunday (Mar 24) at 3:30 pm.  Includes Holy Mass, chance for confessions and Adoration.


Registration is $425 for a single room, $375 for a double (shared) room.  Limited scholarships are available – contact Ed Hopfner

 

 
Address
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park
California 94025
Contact
Ed Hopfner
[email protected]
(415) 614-5547
Saturday
Mar 23

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

6:00pm (03/22) – 3:30pm (03/24)

March 22-24, 2024


Registration for our spring retreat has closed.  We will offer another in November.


Please contact Ed Hopfner for updates.


 





 




A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents


Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces available through this ministry.

Healing Retreat

Attending the three-day retreat is a great way to start this journey of healing. The retreat focuses on discovering our identity as children of God, although it also focuses on overcoming the effects of parental divorce, forgiving our parents, and connecting with others from this background.

This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation, no matter how much healing you have received or need.

The weekend includes presentations, small group sharing, adoration, spiritual direction, and Mass. This three-day retreat is the centerpiece of this ministry.

Themes covered on the weekend include:

• Finding Our Deepest Identity
• Faith and Our Relationship with God
• Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
• Loneliness
• Anger and Anxiety
• False Guilt and Shame
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation
• Family Boundaries
• The Christian Meaning of Suffering
• Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
• and more!

Fr Luke’s testimony



 

Retreat team biographies


 

Father Carl  

Fr. Carl entered the Dominicans of the Western Province in 1990 and was ordained in 1998. He currently serves as Pastor at St. Dominic, Benicia, which is the oldest foundation of the Western Dominican Province. Prior to that he has served at a variety of parishes and campus ministries throughout the west, including the University of Utah and Stanford University. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native.

Fr. Carl is an only child whose parents divorced when he was seven. He is an alum of the first Life-Giving Wounds retreat on the West coast, in March 2022. On his retreat, he found a passion for helping other adult children of divorce overcome the pain and stigma of talking about the experience of being a child of separated or divorced parents, both among themselves and to those from intact marriages. He is excited by the rush of healing that comes from a LWG weekend and the long-term, ongoing healing that comes from staying engaged with fellow children of divorce.

 

Tanguy  

Tanguy (tahn-GHEE) grew up in Southern France. After studying classical music at conservatory level during his childhood years, he switched to engineering and graduated from Supelec in Paris. He later received the MS and PhD in electrical engineering and the MS in public policy, all from Georgia Tech, and currently works in renewable energy research for a global non-profit corporation. Personal interests include backpacking, history, baroque music, and cooking for friends.

Most recently, Tanguy has been studying icon painting under several master iconographers, and theological anthropology at the Theology of the Body (TOB) Institute. In complement to his experience with Life-Giving Wounds, programs run by the John Paul II Healing Center have greatly influenced his healing journey, including the Restore the Glory podcast.

Tanguy is a parishioner at St Dominic’s in San Francisco.

 

Kent and Sarah  

Kent and Sarah are a married couple who live a fast-paced, Christ-centered life in the Bay Area aboard their sailboat “Metanoia.” Kent is a life-long sailor, a mechanical whiz, and currently works in robotics for an agricultural tech company. Sarah is an amateur sailor, building her portfolio in communications, and thrives in service to others.

They are both children of divorced families, and alumni of the Life-Giving Wounds Retreat. Kent was raised in the quiet lowcountry of South Carolina. He’s the oldest of two children, raised in a rather secular family with parents who divorced when he was 11. Sarah grew up in southwest Virginia, the youngest child of Christian parents who divorced when she was 15.

Kent and Sarah are both converts to the Catholic faith. Their family experiences exposed both common ground and hurdles to overcome as they dated and entered into marriage. They’ve found that with prayer and healing, God’s vision of marriage is within reach — and it’s pretty fun too!

 

Jerick

Jerick is currently a seminarian for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in his fifth year of formation for the secular priesthood.  Previously he worked in Enterprise Tech Sales in the Bay Area, and heard his adult call to pursue priesthood while a daily parishioner of St. Dominic’s in San Francisco.

He previously attended his first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and though he was at first reluctant to recognize its value, he came to realize the power of this retreat and is a huge proponent of its capacity to heal and transform the crosses that all children of divorce now carry.

He is a CAL alumnus (GO BEARS!), and is originally from the city of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels (LA).

 

Katherine   

Katherine grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Maine with her four siblings. She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She spent the first few years of her career working as a travel OT, living in NYC and Maui, & now resides in San Francisco. In addition to her work at a sensory integration clinic, Katherine is also the president of the Bay Area Association of Pediatric Therapists. She has a passion for building community, connecting people, and helping others maximize their potential. In her free time Katherine enjoys all things health and fitness, outdoor adventures including skiing and hiking, listening to audiobooks & podcasts, and catching up with loved ones over a cup of coffee.

Her parents divorced and annulled their marriage when she was 6 years old. She began the journey of intentional healing in early adulthood through therapy. During this period, she also rediscovered her Catholic faith. Through growing in relationship with God and frequenting the sacraments, she found a deeper way to reconcile many family-related wounds. Katherine attended her first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and is honored to accompany all those sharing her wound of divorced parents.

 

Brean  

Originally from the Central Valley, Brean has worked as a business development professional in the specialty food/agriculture industry for the past 10+ years. She had her first retreat experience with Life-Giving Wounds earlier this year and felt called to give back to a ministry that blessed her immensely.

Brean studied agriculture & communications at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. From 2014-2018, she served as International Responsible for Youth Teams of Our Lady (an international apostolate), which she considers one of her life’s most humbling blessings and adventures. In 2020, she became an alumnus of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, a fellowship aimed at developing leaders for a vibrant agricultural community.

Most recently, Brean uncovered a longstanding desire to serve as an instrument of God’s healing through the helping profession. In 2021, she began pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Divine Mercy University through their online program. Her dream is to serve as a Catholic Mental Health Professional and to offer reduced cost/complimentary mental health services to religious and consecrated life.

Brean lives in Ventura County and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and all things food (cooking, dining, wine, & cocktails!) Most importantly, she enjoys learning more about the Catholic faith and finds it is truly an ocean of beauty, joy, rich tradition, and purpose.

 

Before registering, please be aware of the following:

  • All are very welcome to join us on retreat whether you are Catholic or not, but please be aware that the content of this retreat will be Catholic.

  • A team of presenters will speak about this wound and its effects, and there will be moments for you to share your experiences with others in small groups.

  • As with all retreats, everything will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.  This is a spiritual retreat, not primarily psychological, but we will have a list of counselors available as a resource outside of the retreat itself for those who are interested.

  • Healing retreats pair well with counseling and/or spiritual direction. If you are not already working through this wound with someone, we would encourage you to consider it. If you would like a recommendation, please give us a call.


 

Begins on Friday (Mar 22) at 6:00 pm, and ends Sunday (Mar 24) at 3:30 pm.  Includes Holy Mass, chance for confessions and Adoration.


Registration is $425 for a single room, $375 for a double (shared) room.  Limited scholarships are available – contact Ed Hopfner

 

 
Address
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park
California 94025
Contact
Ed Hopfner
[email protected]
(415) 614-5547

Visit incarcerated young people

8:00am – 4:00pm

Juvenile Justice Ministry Training


Visit incarcerated young people 12 to 25 years old at San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center


Attend a 2-day training:
– Saturday, March 23
– Saturday, March 30, 2024

Training location:
1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109,

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

To schedule a screening interview, contact Julio Escobar at [email protected] or call 415 614-5572

For more information visit www.sfarch.org/juvenilejusticeministrytraining/
Website: https://www.sfarchdiocese.org/juvenilejusticeministrytraining/
Address
Pastoral Center, Archdiocese of San Francisco
1 Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco
California 94109
Contact
Julio Escobar
[email protected]
415 614-5572
Sunday
Mar 24

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Life-Giving Wounds Retreat

6:00pm (03/22) – 3:30pm (03/24)

March 22-24, 2024


Registration for our spring retreat has closed.  We will offer another in November.


Please contact Ed Hopfner for updates.


 





 




A Retreat For Adult Children of Divorced/Separated Parents


Dealing with our parents’ divorce is not easy but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces available through this ministry.

Healing Retreat

Attending the three-day retreat is a great way to start this journey of healing. The retreat focuses on discovering our identity as children of God, although it also focuses on overcoming the effects of parental divorce, forgiving our parents, and connecting with others from this background.

This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation, no matter how much healing you have received or need.

The weekend includes presentations, small group sharing, adoration, spiritual direction, and Mass. This three-day retreat is the centerpiece of this ministry.

Themes covered on the weekend include:

• Finding Our Deepest Identity
• Faith and Our Relationship with God
• Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
• Loneliness
• Anger and Anxiety
• False Guilt and Shame
• Forgiveness and Reconciliation
• Family Boundaries
• The Christian Meaning of Suffering
• Healing and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
• and more!

Fr Luke’s testimony



 

Retreat team biographies


 

Father Carl  

Fr. Carl entered the Dominicans of the Western Province in 1990 and was ordained in 1998. He currently serves as Pastor at St. Dominic, Benicia, which is the oldest foundation of the Western Dominican Province. Prior to that he has served at a variety of parishes and campus ministries throughout the west, including the University of Utah and Stanford University. He is a San Francisco Bay Area native.

Fr. Carl is an only child whose parents divorced when he was seven. He is an alum of the first Life-Giving Wounds retreat on the West coast, in March 2022. On his retreat, he found a passion for helping other adult children of divorce overcome the pain and stigma of talking about the experience of being a child of separated or divorced parents, both among themselves and to those from intact marriages. He is excited by the rush of healing that comes from a LWG weekend and the long-term, ongoing healing that comes from staying engaged with fellow children of divorce.

 

Tanguy  

Tanguy (tahn-GHEE) grew up in Southern France. After studying classical music at conservatory level during his childhood years, he switched to engineering and graduated from Supelec in Paris. He later received the MS and PhD in electrical engineering and the MS in public policy, all from Georgia Tech, and currently works in renewable energy research for a global non-profit corporation. Personal interests include backpacking, history, baroque music, and cooking for friends.

Most recently, Tanguy has been studying icon painting under several master iconographers, and theological anthropology at the Theology of the Body (TOB) Institute. In complement to his experience with Life-Giving Wounds, programs run by the John Paul II Healing Center have greatly influenced his healing journey, including the Restore the Glory podcast.

Tanguy is a parishioner at St Dominic’s in San Francisco.

 

Kent and Sarah  

Kent and Sarah are a married couple who live a fast-paced, Christ-centered life in the Bay Area aboard their sailboat “Metanoia.” Kent is a life-long sailor, a mechanical whiz, and currently works in robotics for an agricultural tech company. Sarah is an amateur sailor, building her portfolio in communications, and thrives in service to others.

They are both children of divorced families, and alumni of the Life-Giving Wounds Retreat. Kent was raised in the quiet lowcountry of South Carolina. He’s the oldest of two children, raised in a rather secular family with parents who divorced when he was 11. Sarah grew up in southwest Virginia, the youngest child of Christian parents who divorced when she was 15.

Kent and Sarah are both converts to the Catholic faith. Their family experiences exposed both common ground and hurdles to overcome as they dated and entered into marriage. They’ve found that with prayer and healing, God’s vision of marriage is within reach — and it’s pretty fun too!

 

Jerick

Jerick is currently a seminarian for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in his fifth year of formation for the secular priesthood.  Previously he worked in Enterprise Tech Sales in the Bay Area, and heard his adult call to pursue priesthood while a daily parishioner of St. Dominic’s in San Francisco.

He previously attended his first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and though he was at first reluctant to recognize its value, he came to realize the power of this retreat and is a huge proponent of its capacity to heal and transform the crosses that all children of divorce now carry.

He is a CAL alumnus (GO BEARS!), and is originally from the city of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels (LA).

 

Katherine   

Katherine grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Maine with her four siblings. She graduated from The University of New Hampshire with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. She spent the first few years of her career working as a travel OT, living in NYC and Maui, & now resides in San Francisco. In addition to her work at a sensory integration clinic, Katherine is also the president of the Bay Area Association of Pediatric Therapists. She has a passion for building community, connecting people, and helping others maximize their potential. In her free time Katherine enjoys all things health and fitness, outdoor adventures including skiing and hiking, listening to audiobooks & podcasts, and catching up with loved ones over a cup of coffee.

Her parents divorced and annulled their marriage when she was 6 years old. She began the journey of intentional healing in early adulthood through therapy. During this period, she also rediscovered her Catholic faith. Through growing in relationship with God and frequenting the sacraments, she found a deeper way to reconcile many family-related wounds. Katherine attended her first Life Giving Wounds retreat in March 2022, and is honored to accompany all those sharing her wound of divorced parents.

 

Brean  

Originally from the Central Valley, Brean has worked as a business development professional in the specialty food/agriculture industry for the past 10+ years. She had her first retreat experience with Life-Giving Wounds earlier this year and felt called to give back to a ministry that blessed her immensely.

Brean studied agriculture & communications at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. From 2014-2018, she served as International Responsible for Youth Teams of Our Lady (an international apostolate), which she considers one of her life’s most humbling blessings and adventures. In 2020, she became an alumnus of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, a fellowship aimed at developing leaders for a vibrant agricultural community.

Most recently, Brean uncovered a longstanding desire to serve as an instrument of God’s healing through the helping profession. In 2021, she began pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling at Divine Mercy University through their online program. Her dream is to serve as a Catholic Mental Health Professional and to offer reduced cost/complimentary mental health services to religious and consecrated life.

Brean lives in Ventura County and enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and all things food (cooking, dining, wine, & cocktails!) Most importantly, she enjoys learning more about the Catholic faith and finds it is truly an ocean of beauty, joy, rich tradition, and purpose.

 

Before registering, please be aware of the following:

  • All are very welcome to join us on retreat whether you are Catholic or not, but please be aware that the content of this retreat will be Catholic.

  • A team of presenters will speak about this wound and its effects, and there will be moments for you to share your experiences with others in small groups.

  • As with all retreats, everything will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.  This is a spiritual retreat, not primarily psychological, but we will have a list of counselors available as a resource outside of the retreat itself for those who are interested.

  • Healing retreats pair well with counseling and/or spiritual direction. If you are not already working through this wound with someone, we would encourage you to consider it. If you would like a recommendation, please give us a call.


 

Begins on Friday (Mar 22) at 6:00 pm, and ends Sunday (Mar 24) at 3:30 pm.  Includes Holy Mass, chance for confessions and Adoration.


Registration is $425 for a single room, $375 for a double (shared) room.  Limited scholarships are available – contact Ed Hopfner

 

 
Address
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park
California 94025
Contact
Ed Hopfner
[email protected]
(415) 614-5547

99th Annual Memorial Mass for Fr. Peter Yorke

10:00am – 11:30am
A Mass and Procession commemorating the 99th anniversary of the death of Fr. Peter Yorke will be held Sunday, March 24 (Palm Sunday) at 10am at Holy Cross Cemetery. Fr. Yorke was an advocate for education, labor, and the Irish nationalist movement. He was the former pastor of St. Peter’s and editor of The Leader newspaper. Mass will begin at 10am at All Saints Mausoleum Chapel followed by a procession to his gravesite. The United Irish Societies sponsors this day.
Website: http://holycrosscemeteries.com
Address
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
All Saints Chapel
1500 Mission Road
Colma
California 94014
Contact
Monica Williams
[email protected]
(650) 756-2060

21st Century Eucharistic Miracles Presentation in San Bruno

6:00pm
Cost: free

The Eucharist is Jesus Christ
“The Medicine of Immortality”
SF Eucharistic Revival Faith & Fellowship Event


21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr. Scott French, ER physician and former Stanford professor, from Fr. Robert Spitzer’s Magis Center.




  • Monday, March, 24, 20246:00pm
    Saint Bruno Catholic Church
    555 San Bruno Ave W,
    San Bruno, CA 94066


To bring the 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles presentation to your school or parish, please contact Nicolle Dougherty
Address
Saint Bruno Catholic Church
555 San Bruno Ave W,
San Bruno
California 94066
Contact
Nicolle Dougherty
[email protected]
Monday
Mar 25

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

Presentación en Español sobre los Milagros Eucarísticos del siglo XXI

6:00pm
Cost: free

La Eucaristía es Jesucristo.
“La medicina de la inmortalidad”


Evento de fe y compañerismo por el Movimiento de Avivamiento Eucarístico en San Francisco


Presentación, preguntas y respuestas sobre los milagros eucarísticos del siglo XXI organizadas por el Dr. Scott French, médico de urgencias y ex profesor de Stanford, del p. Centro Magis del Padre Robert Spitzer.

Lunes, marzo, 25, 2024
6:00 p.m.
Saint Bruno Catholic Church
555 San Bruno Ave W,
San Bruno, CA 94066

Para llevar la presentación de los Milagros Eucarísticos del Siglo XXI a su escuela o parroquia, comuníquese con Nicolle Dougherty.



The Eucharist is Jesus Christ
“The Medicine of Immortality”
SF Eucharistic Revival Faith & Fellowship Event


21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr. Scott French, ER physician and former Stanford professor, from Fr. Robert Spitzer’s Magis Center.




  • Monday, March, 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    Saint Bruno Catholic Church
    555 San Bruno Ave W,
    San Bruno, CA 94066


To bring the 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles presentation to your school or parish, please contact Nicolle Dougherty
Address
Saint Bruno Catholic Church
555 San Bruno Ave W,
San Bruno
California 94066
Contact
Nicolle Dougherty
[email protected]
Tuesday
Mar 26

Lenten Lecture Series: Catholic Faith and Science

7:00pm (03/12) – 8:30pm (03/26)
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 our Catholic faith and science and the truth concerning their compatibility.  The lectures will assist in dispelling false claims that the Church is opposed to science.

Lenten lecture series flyer
Website: https://pius.flocknote.com/signup/154626
Address
St Pius Catholic Church
1100 Woodside Road
Redwood City
CA 94061
Contact
Cathy Yee
[email protected]

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ADSF Youth Leadership Team – S.A.L.T.

Many are called, but few are chosen. – Matt 22:14

The ADSF Youth Service and Leadership Team aka S.A.L.T. will assist in planning, advising in and executing spirtual and social youth events throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Apply for this opportunity and serve your brothers an sisters in this great Archdiocese. All confirmed high school students, Coodinators of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Volunteers may apply. Space is limited and we are in need of leaders from Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

Applications for the ADSF 2020-2021

Ethnic Ministries Chess Club

The Chess Club is looking to train individuals to teach chess in the Catholic Schools here in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.  As we teach our young people our goal is to establish a year-end Archdiocese of San Francisco chess tournament in 2022.  If you are interested to coach or want more information for your school or child, please contact Christopher Major at  [email protected]

Contact Us

Gonzalo Alvarado
Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
415-614-55945
email: [email protected]

 
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