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Parishes & Schools

San Francisco

  • ‘Christ is born! Glorify him!’

    As discarded Christmas trees lay in heaps on city sidewalks surrounding Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church in San Francisco, parishioners of the Eastern-rite parish observed Christmas Day which they call The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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  • Students make chaplets for VA hospital patients

    Students in second and sixth grades at St. Thomas the Apostle School, San Francisco, made chaplets that incorporate one decade of the rosary and are easy to hold.
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  • Father Pudota installed as St. James pastor

    Father Shouraiah Pudota was installed as the new pastor of St. James Church in the Mission District by Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice at a Mass Oct. 8.
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  • Fire Benefit Concert

    “An Afternoon of Music” benefiting Cardinal Newman High School in light of damage from the recent wildfires will be Nov. 19, 3 p.m., at St. Anne of the Sunset Church, 850 Judah St. at Funston, San Francisco, featuring voices from Mercy High School, San Francisco, Archbishop Riordan High School and St. Anne School and the musicianship of the Riordan jazz band.
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  • Mass of Remembrance for Father Tom Seagrave set Dec. 18

    Archbishop Riordan High School invites friends of Father Thomas Seagrave to a Mass of Remembrance on Dec. 18, marking the two-year anniversary of his death.
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  • St. Anne Parish, school organize against proposed marijuana store

    St. Anne of the Sunset Parish and school are organizing against a cannabis dispensary that was approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission on Irving Street, in the heart of the local shopping district. The appeal of the Barbary Coast dispensary at 2161 and 2165 Irving is scheduled to be heard by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Dec. 5.
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  • City’s Star of the Sea to bless new church organ Dec. 3

    A 19th-century organ is being installed at Star of the Sea Church, replacing a 1981 Shoenstein with an 1889 Woodberry & Harris tracker organ.
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  • Archbishop blesses newly seismically upgraded St. Monica, St. Thomas the Apostle schools

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone blessed the newly seismically retrofitted schools of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Monica in San Francisco, telling the students to “spread God’s life to the world and that the world might be a joyful place because God is known among you.”
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  • Remembering Father Seagrave

    Archbishop Riordan High School invites friends of Father Thomas Seagrave to a Mass of remembrance Dec. 18, the second anniversary of his death, at the school, 175 Phelan Ave., San Francisco at 5 p.m. followed by a reception.
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  • Twilight rosary vigil draws hundreds at Holy Name of Jesus parish

    Several hundred people gathered to pray the rosary for all those hurting in a series of disasters, inside Holy Name of Jesus Church while outside the smell of the smoke from North Bay fires nearly 50 miles away mingled with the cool mist of the fog.
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  • Archbishop celebrates annual Red Mass for legal profession

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was principal celebrant of the St. Thomas More Society’s annual Red Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco, Oct. 12.
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  • Black Catholic History Month

    Celebrate Black Catholic History Month at Mission Dolores Basilica on Nov. 11 with a 4 p.m. praise and worship concert with multiple gospel choirs followed by 5 p.m. Holy Mass with a gospel choir.
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  • Italian Mass

    A Mass in Italian will be celebrated each Sunday, 9:30 a.m., St. Anthony Church, 3215 Cesar Chavez St. at Folsom, San Francisco.
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  • Beloved Franciscan retires

    On Oct. 1, Franciscan Father Guglielmo Lauriola, 90, celebrated his last public Mass at Immaculate Conception Chapel and with his retirement the Franciscans relinquished their presence at the chapel on Folsom Street in San Francisco.
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  • Local parishes to host Peruvian ‘Milagros’ devotion

    Two local parishes will perpetuate a centuries-old Peruvian devotion to the sacred image of “Señor de los Milagros” (“The Lord of Miracles”) when they host traditional Masses and processions this month, according to longtime local organizers.
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  • Marian consecration

    Updated details for parishes and schools on the consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are available at www.sfarchdiocese.org/IHM or www.sfarch.org/IHM.
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  • ‘Oldest altar boy’ honored by parish with papal blessing

    His pastor and many of the parishioners at Most Holy Redeemer Parish refer fondly to 84-year-old Carlos Rodriguez as the “world’s oldest altar boy” although there are no statistics kept on the oldest person serving at Mass.
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  • Holy Name’s rapid response to rare lightning strike

    The San Francisco Bay Area was surprised by a thunder and lightning storm that damaged a PG&E transformer and roof tiles at Holy Name of Jesus School the evening of Sept. 11.
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  • Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates 75th

    A gospel choir led a celebratory crowd of about 250 in singing “We’ve Come This Far By Faith” during the entrance procession of an outdoor 75th anniversary Mass for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in San Francisco on Sept. 24.
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  • Peruvian heritage Mass at Mission Dolores

    A Mass in Spanish celebrating the Peruvian Catholic heritage will be celebrated Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Mission Dolores Basilica, 16th Street at Dolores, San Francisco.
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