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  • Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

    Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism during her last months of law school – and on May 28 she made first vows as Sister Marie Dominic of the Incarnate Word, a cloistered Dominican nun at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park.
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  • ‘Mercy Night’ at National Shrine

    On June 23 from 8-10 p.m., the National Shrine of St. Francis, 600 Vallejo St. in San Francisco, will host an evening of quiet prayer and reflection, in a beautiful worship space with contemplative music.
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  • NFP Friends and Family Picnic

    St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park will host the annual archdiocesan Mass and picnic for those interested in natural family planning, June 24 starting with a 10 a.m. bilingual Mass with Father Larry Goode and followed by a potluck picnic with hot dogs and hamburgers supplied by the archdiocese.
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  • Old St. Mary’s is home base for senior food program

    Thousands of low-income seniors in San Francisco have a redeemed drug addict they will never meet and a Paulist-run parish in Chinatown to thank for the big bag of groceries dropped at their front door each week.
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  • Priests celebrate jubilees

    Archbishop Cordileone at the priest jubilarian vespers and dinner May 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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  • Jesuits to ordain four new priests

    Deacon Stephen Pitts, SJ, who has served as a deacon at St. Agnes Catholic Church in San Francisco, is among them. New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond is ordaining prelate.
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  • Archdiocese begins livestreaming cathedral liturgies

    Live from St. Mary’s Cathedral debuted April 6 with the livestreaming of the annual chrism Mass from the cathedral. Livestreaming of all liturgies of Holy Week and Mass Easter Sunday followed.
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  • Preschoolers learn basics of Gregorian chant

    When it comes to teaching children sacred music, sooner is better than later. That’s the theory behind a Gregorian chant pilot program for children ages 3-5 at Star of the Sea Preschool in San Francisco that concluded its first year on May 30.
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  • Dominican sister professes vows as cloistered nun

    On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Sister Mary Isabel of the Angels, OP, professed solemn vows as a cloistered nun in the Order of Preachers at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park.
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  • Spiritual support group for people with life-threatening illnesses

    The new group meets starting Friday, June 2, 1-2:30 p.m., Msgr. Bowe Room, on the west side of the parking level of St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Deacon Christoph Sandoval as facilitator.
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  • LEGATUS Forming local chapter

    Legatus, a national Catholic organization founded by Domino’s pizza founder Tom Monaghan and now joining more than 4,000 Catholic business leaders and spouses, is looking to form a San Francisco chapter.
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  • Clergy appointments announced

    On behalf of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Father Raymund Reyes, vicar for clergy, announced the following clergy appointments and notices May 16. All appointments are effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
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  • 2 seminarians to be ordained to priesthood June 10

    Rev. Mr. Michael D. Liliedahl, from St. Dominic Parish, and Rev. Mr. Alvin A. Yu, from Sts. Peter and Paul, will become the newest priests of the archdiocese when they are ordained by Archbishop Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral on June 10. The two graduates of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University responded to questions about their lives and vocations for Catholic San Francisco.
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  • Bishops bring prisoners’ petitions to Lourdes

    A pilgrimage to Lourdes is outside the bounds of possibility right now for the men imprisoned at San Quentin State Prison, but two Bay Area bishops brought their intentions and placed them before Our Lady at the grotto at Lourdes earlier this month.
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  • USF renames residence hall for football hero Burl A. Toler

    The University of San Francisco has renamed a residence hall in honor of Burl A. Toler, co-captain of the Jesuit school’s renowned 1951 football team and the first African-American official in the National Football League, dropping the name of former San Francisco mayor James D. Phelan.
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  • Archbishop invokes Mary at diaconate ordination

    Thirteen new deacons were ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on May 20 at St. Mary’s Cathedral by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who in his homily used the example of Jesus’ mother at the Annunciation, the Visitation and the Pentecost in describing the threefold ministry of a deacon.
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  • Sulpicians host farewell to St. Patrick’s Seminary

    In a final tribute to their 118 years of service at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park, the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, the Sulpicians, hosted a farewell celebration May 13, with a prayer service and luncheon to officially end their history of staffing the school.
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  • St. Isabella School family celebrates half-century of graduates

    St. Isabella School eighth grader Anthony Ratto’s graduation on June 2 marks an historic moment for himself, his family and the San Rafael school itself.
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  • Farewell, Archbishop Niederauer: ‘We thank you, and we thank God for you’

    Twenty-one bishops and most of the priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco joined a full church of friends and faithful at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 12 for a warm and prayerful farewell to retired Archbishop George H. Niederauer, who died on May 2 at age 80.
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  • Archbishop George H. Niederauer dead at 80

    Retired San Francisco Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer, a longtime English professor and 11-year bishop of Salt Lake City, died today at 80.
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