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Lenten spirituality

March 23, 2017

Here is a list of selected Lenten events in the archdiocese. A comprehensive, online list is available at sfarchdiocese.org/home/archdiocese/lent-2017.

March 25
St. Dominic Lenten Day of Reflection and Service:
“Five Keys to Freedom in Christ: Living the Spiritual Works of Mercy” presented by Chris Smith. Lady Chapel and Parish Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2390 Bush St., San Francisco. Free event includes morning session, lunch and afternoon ministry project. michaelosmith@stdominics.org.

April 1
“Meditations on the Seven Last Words”:
A 10:30 a.m. talk by Father Victor Sczurek, O. Praem, head master of St. Michael’s Abbey Preparatory School, Silverado. Father Sczurek is one of six speakers featured in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption’s Lenten Speaker Series. 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. (415) 567-2020; stmarycathedralsf.org.

April 1-2
Amigos Los Capuchinos Easter Mercado:
1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame. Proceeds support the Capuchin mission in Mexico. Easter crosses, wreaths, clothing, linens, baked goods from Mexico. Saturday, 3-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (650) 347-7768.

April 2
Day of Recollection:
Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Holy Name of Jesus convent chapel, 1555 39th Ave. near Lawton, San Francisco with Mass at 1 p.m. followed by lunch and reflection by Father Cameron Faller, Archbishop Riordan High School. $25. (415) 753-0234; dcmibach@aol.com.

Old St. Mary’s Cathedral Lenten Presentation: “Buddha Made Me a Better Christian” by Father Dick Chilson, CSP, in the Old St. Mary’s Bookstore, 660 California St., San Francisco. (415) 288-3800.

April 4
“The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus”:
A Lenten lecture led by Sister Eloise Rosenblatt, RSM, at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center, 7-8 p.m. 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame. (650) 344-6884.

April 9
Old St. Mary’s Parish Annual Palm Mass and Sunday Brunch:
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Druid Hall in Nicasio. Old-fashioned country brunch, raffle and silent auction. stcecilia-lagunitas.org.

April 14
St. Ignatius Church Family Stations of the Cross:
7 p.m. 650 Parker Ave., San Francisco. Fourteen families will actively participate in this unique family service. vkazanjian@gmail.com.

Lenten activities with Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of San Francisco invites volunteers to serve during Lent. Here is a sampling of opportunities.

Canal Family Support, San Rafael: Program tour, March 30; volunteer opportunity, tutor – ongoing.

Refugee and Immigrant Services, San Mateo: Program tour, April 11.

Homelessness and Housing Services, San Francisco: Program tour, April 11

Rita da Cascia Community, San Francisco: Volunteer opportunity, support group co-host, March-May; volunteer opportunity, Easter party, April 8.

Additional volunteer opportunities: Are listed at http://catholiccharitiessf.org/all-opportunities/. Contact Diana Contreras, volunteer manager, at (415) 972-1297 or volunteer@CatholicCharitiesSF.org.

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