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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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  • 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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  • Servants of the Lord: Archbishop to ordain 13 to diaconate

    The permanent diaconate ordination Mass for the 13 members of the diaconate class of 2017 will be held May 20 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. With the sacrament of holy orders, the deacons are configured to Christ, who made himself the “deacon” or servant of all.
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  • Sisters of the Good Shepherd: 85 years of ‘zeal’ in San Francisco

    The Sisters of the Good Shepherd, an international order with a legacy of offering healing support to women and girls who have been abused or exploited, is celebrating 85 years in San Francisco this year.
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  • Dominican Sister celebrates 100th birthday

    Dominican Sister Mary of the Compassion celebrated her 100th birthday April 20 with her community of cloistered Dominican Sisters of Corpus Christi Monastery, Menlo Park.
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  • Dominican sister turns late-life literary calling into book

    Her writing experience was limited to a lifetime of scribbles on classroom blackboards as a Catholic elementary school teacher. But that didn’t stop retired San Rafael Dominican Sister Gloria Montanez from authoring her first book this year at the age of 79.
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  • Earth Day: San Rafael Dominican Sisters support climate action

    In a statement released before Earth Day, April 22, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael invited “all concerned citizens to join us in studying the issues of climate change in terms of its effect on all living things, the economy, national security, and future generations, to modify our own behaviors as we think appropriate, and to express our concerns to our elected representatives.”
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  • Daughters of Charity name provincial superior

    The Daughters of Charity, Province of Los Altos Hills, have announced the appointment of Sister Julie Kubasak, DC, as new provincial superior.
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  • Clergy assignments announced

    Father Raymund Reyes, vicar for clergy, made the following announcement April 3, 2017.
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  • Presentation Sisters celebrate jubilees

    Presentation Sisters celebrating jubilees will be honored at a community celebration April 30 at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco.
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  • Women religious of the archdiocese celebrate jubilees

    Sister Linda Roby, BVM, who has ties to the Archdiocese of San Francisco, celebrates her golden jubilee on July 30, 2017, with a liturgy and dinner at Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa.
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  • Lenten exercises: Dominican brothers, sisters race to support aging friars

    Five Dominican brothers in formation at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland who share a running pastime turned a half-marathon on March 18 into a run-a-thon to support the care of elderly friars of the Western Province.
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  • Marin parish celebrates National Catholic Sisters Week

    Members of nine different communities of women religious from all three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco were honored by the St. Patrick Parish community in Larkspur on March 12 at a special Mass commemorating National Catholic Sisters Week.
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  • Consecrated Life Mass: ‘You are the bonfire’

    In his homily as celebrant of the annual Consecrated Life Mass on Feb. 5, Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice likened the women and men religious of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to a campground bonfire that illuminates the darkness, dispelling fear and hopelessness and helping others see the path to God.
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  • New diaconate formation class to begin

    In September we will welcome a new class of aspirants to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Men who are interested in discerning a call to the diaconate are invited to attend a presentation at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.
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  • Presentation Sisters elect leadership team

    The Sisters of the Presentation from San Francisco have elected a leadership team who will serve 2016-2022. They are Sister Michele Anne Murphy, PBVM, president; Sister Pam Chiesa, PBVM, vice-president; Sister Paula Baker, PBVM, councilor; Sister Giovanna Campanella, PBVM, councilor.
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  • Clergy appointments announced

    The Office of the Vicar for Clergy announced the following clergy appointments effective Jan.1, 2016, unless otherwise noted, on behalf of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.
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  • Little Sisters: Serving the elderly poor

    Although life now is different than that of the first Little Sisters of the Poor who arrived in San Francisco in 1901, some things never change – the elderly poor still need a home and we continue to be blessed by the kindness of people who support our mission.
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