Catholic San Francisco
Events for
June 2016

A long-predicted California teacher shortage is now hitting Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, with many parish schools still looking to fill one or more positions at a time when principals usually have next year’s staff roster wrapped up.  
ROME – Because most people today do not understand that sacramental marriage really is a bond that binds them to each other for life, many marriages today can be considered invalid, Pope Francis said.  

High school is a time when teens are considering what to do with their lives – and the Archdiocese of San Francisco is offering young men an opportunity to learn a bit more about the priesthood and religious life.  

Though staying on the job until June 30, 2017, to “ensure a smooth and successful transition for his successor,” the retirement of Jeff Bialik, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for almost eight years, has been announced. ...

 Catholic San Francisco helps keep local Catholics rooted and active in their faith life, according to a survey of the paper’s readers initiated late last year.  

The farm program at Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, formerly known as the Catholic Worker House, in Half Moon Bay employs people, feeds people, provides a context for friendships to form and reconnects us all to the land. “It’s a wonderful experience to work ...

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said June 16 that “religious liberty is called America’s ‘first freedom.’”  

Gay-rights driven legislation approved by the California Senate and now before a state Assembly committee would narrow religious freedom for faith-based colleges and universities, say the California Catholic Conference and others.   

PHILADELPHIA – Akyra Murray, who just recently graduated from West Catholic Preparatory High School, was the youngest victim of the Orlando nightclub shooting June 12.  

GLASTONBURY, England – On Magdalene Street in this southwestern English town, proud parents gather before the stone facade of Our Lady St. Mary Church, as their offspring, smartly attired, prepare for first Communion.  

Archbishop Riordan High School graduated 176 young men May 28 in the James Lindland Theatre. Joseph Conti, president, and Vittorio Anastasio, principal, presented diplomas. The Class of 2016 was accepted to more than 186 colleges and universities, earned millions of dollars in ...
Carol Trelut is retiring after 20 years at Nativity School, Menlo Park with 15 years as principal. As a teacher and administrator within the archdiocese of San Francisco Trelut said she has been “dedicated to Catholic education” with “profound commitment ...
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.  

Our Lady of Refuge is patroness of both Californias. Franciscan missionary Francisco Diego Garcia y Moreno was the first bishop of the Californias – Baja California (lower California in what is now Mexico) and Alta California (upper California in the present U.S.). He ...


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