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Families exit St. Boniface Church after the dispensation of ashes following the 12:15 Ash Wednesday Mass March 1. Homeless people, the disabled and ...

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Archbishop visits St. Matthew Parish and school: Archbishop Cordileone is pictured with St. Matthew School kindergartners and teacher Janel Worley. ...

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Chinese New Year, Year of the Rooster: Was commemorated with Mass and all pageantry thereto, as pictured here, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Feb. 4. ...

Consecrated Life Mass: ‘You are the bonfire’
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Jubilarians gathered after the annual Consecrated Life Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Feb. 5. Front from left: Sister Sheila Keane, OP (70 ...

Shipwreck Parish celebrates MLK
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The life and work of the civil rights icon were commemorated Jan. 15 at the 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Solidarity Mass at St. Paul of the Shipwreck ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: Students banded together to help the poor in December with a peanut butter drive for the St. Vincent de Paul ...

Catholic Schools Week 2017
Archdiocese of San Francisco
St. Finn Barr first grade teacher Ben Poland teaches students on the playground to balance a basketball on one finger. National Catholic Schools Week ...

Notre Dame High School mothers and daughters
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Students and their alumnae moms at the school in November. “The image was taken simply to capture the strong legacy of our school,” Notre ...

Mercy Burlingame ring ceremony
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Mercy juniors participated in the first ritual of becoming upper classmen receiving their high school rings Oct. 25. “The girls came together ...

San Domenico food drive
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The school’s annual Food Drive collected over 33,000 items for individuals and families in need. The food was loaded up via a student and staff ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. DUNSTAN SCHOOL, MILlBRAE: Students raised almost $1,200 for the Missionary Childhood Association for children in need around the world. Pictured ...

Archdiocesan schools celebrate reunions
Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: Members of the Imperials of 1971 returned for a 45th reunion afternoon in Mercy’s Rist Hall Oct. 15. The day ...

Mercy ‘like a river’: Hispanic Day reflects on Year of Mercy
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Verbum Dei Sister Yolanda Barajas spoke on mercy in the tradition of the church.

Postal Service selling 2016 Christmas stamps
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Mary holds the child Jesus in a 15th-century Florentine painting depicted on one of two religiously themed Christmas stamps being issued by the U.S. ...

Archbishop Cordileone visits St. Brendan
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Tony Eiras instructs the kindergarten in music during Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s visit to St. Brendan School.

Veterans at Holy Cross Cemetery
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Our Lady of Mercy Cub Scout Pack 347, Girl Scouts and Brownies were among those honoring veterans at Holy Cross Cemetery Nov. 11.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. MARY’S IN NICASIO HOSTS LAW ENFORCEMENT RETREAT: Members of the San Francisco Police Department and the California Highway Patrol assembled ...

Archdiocese honors retired priests
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Mary Schembri, who is retiring as longtime archdiocesan case manager for retired priests received special recognition Oct. 28 at the Sixth Annual St. ...

Seminarians trounce priests in first Clericus Classic
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The victorious seminarians brandish their Clericus Classic trophy Oct. 21.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: The ACCW held their Fall Conference Oct. 15 at St. Cecilia Parish, San Francisco. The day began with Mass. ...

St. Anne celebrates Day of the Dead
Archdiocese of San Francisco
 In commemoration of November, known for All Saints’ Day Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day Nov. 2, an El Día de los Muertos, Day of ...

Archbishop emeritus Niederauer supports destitute Himalayan foothills dioce
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The Diocese of Miao is one of the newest dioceses created in 2005, and its Bishop George Palliparampil, a Salesian of Don Bosco, is perhaps the first ...

Raising voices in song and prayer at Gospel Jazz Mass
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Diane Crowther, director of the St. Paul of the Shipwreck gospel choir, led a choir comprised of gospel singers from five different parishes ...

St. Finn Barr celebrates 90th anniversary
Archdiocese of San Francisco
St. Finn Barr Parish celebrated its 90th anniversary on Sept. 25 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, and a parish festival ...

Archbishop Cordileone leads eucharistic procession through city streets
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The procession traveled down Van Ness Avenue toward City Hall and U.N. Plaza.

Mourning 100 years of Planned Parenthood
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Members of 40 Days for Life and Walk for Life West Coast prayed for an end to abortion outside the Valencia Street Planned Parenthood clinic on Oct. ...

Meeting a legend
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Basilian Father Anthony Giampietro, director of development for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, was principal celebrant of Mass Sept. 25 at San ...

Archbishop visits St. Gabriel, blesses preschool
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The archbishop visited St. Gabriel School Oct. 3. Shown here with the first grade.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
SISTERS OF MERCY: To commemorate Mercy Day – the anniversary of the opening of the first House of Mercy in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland – the ...

Blessing: ‘Animals bring out what is good in us’
Archdiocese of San Francisco
With his own sheepdog Timo at his side, St. Mary’s Cathedral rector Father Arturo Albano said that animals are blessings to human beings. They ...

Science at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Jack Fitzpatrick, the executive director of the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation along with other directors, recently visited campus ...

Search process begins for superintendent of Catholic schools
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The Archdiocese of San Francisco has hired the search firm of Carney, Sandoe & Associates to conduct a national search for new superintendent of ...

Honoring police, firefighters on 9/11 anniversary
Archdiocese of San Francisco
St. Monica Church in San Francisco was the location of the 69th Annual Police/Fire Memorial Mass on Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist ...

SF Police-Fire Memorial Mass
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Men and women in blue filled St. Monica Church on Sept. 11 for the 68th annual San Francisco Police-Fire Memorial Mass. The Mass, with Archbishop ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. MICHAEL KOREAN CHURCH, SAN FRANCISCO: The Broad Street church celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 13 with Mass and a pastoral visit by ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MOST HOLY REDEEMER PARISH, SAN FRANCISCO: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone presided at Mass on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the church in San Francisco’s ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
CELEBRATING A WAY OF LIFE: Natural Family Planning teachers, friends and families bilingual Mass and picnic at St Raymond Parish in Menlo Park July ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, BURLINGAME: Students, faculty and chaperones took part in this year’s Youth Day at the Religious Education Congress weekend ...

49 candles for Orlando
Archdiocese of San Francisco
An unidentified man walked into the Mission Dolores gift shop June 15 and made a donation for 49 St. Francis of Assisi candles at $7 each and lit ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
OUR LADY OF ANGELS SCHOOL, BURLINGAME: Julia Richardson, Gianna Deranieri and Lindsey Merrigan, all 2014 OLA graduates, are participating in the ...

Novato’s Andrew Ginter ordained to priesthood
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Deacon Andrew Ginter processes in St. Mary’s Cathedral on June 4 to begin his Mass of priestly ordination. In his homily following the ...

Celebrating 65 years of parish life
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Two parishioners examine a collage detailing history of the parish founded in 1951.

Blessing before papal Mass
Archdiocese of San Francisco
San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William Justice blessed Deacon Mike Ghiorso before his departure to serve in a Deacon Day of Mercy Mass to be ...

Archbishop Cordileone on call-in radio show
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone responded to callers’ questions on a variety of topics related to mercy in an interview with Ed Horodko of ...

Bestowing the sacrament of confirmation on Pentecost
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone confirmed 70 people from 28 parishes on Pentecost, May 15, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The adult confirmations ...

Hands-on academics
Archdiocese of San Francisco
 Design, technology and human innovation are the watchwords at the Makerspace and STEAM program launching at Archbishop Riordan High School next ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY, SAN FRANCISCO: Community life award winners for this school year, from left, Gary Cannon, SHC principal: Patrick ...

Archbishop visits SF French Catholic school, parish
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The first grade French class greeted Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone with a song in French, during the archbishop’s April 29 visit to Notre ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: Captain David Lazar from SFPD Central Station visited the school with four other San Francisco police officers to ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE, SAN FRANCISCO: St. Thomas preschool and pre-K learning center rode their way to more than $2,200 to benefit St. Jude Hospital ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MARIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL: It was a successful night for Marin Catholic High School March 13 when “Havana Nights” fashion show and ...

Consecrated Life Mass: Living ‘singleheartedly’ for Christ
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Those celebrating significant anniversaries of religious life renewed their vows.

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MOST HOLY REDEEMER PARISH, SAN FRANCISCO: Precious Blood Father Matthew Link, pastor, is pictured with Palm Sunday worshippers in the church yard in ...

40 Days for Life concluded Palm Sunday
Archdiocese of San Francisco
On Palm Sunday, 40 Days for Life concluded its Lenten vigil outside the Planned Parenthood clinic at 1650 Valencia St. in San Francisco. On Saturday, ...

Remembering workers’ rights priest Father Peter Yorke
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Father Andrew Johnson celebrated the annual Palm Sunday Mass for Father Peter Yorke March 20 in the All Saints Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery. The ...

Archbishop blesses oils for the year at chrism Mass
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The chrism Mass was celebrated March 17 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The three ampullae holding the oils to be blessed.

Teens fast, pray in solidarity with world’s poor
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archdiocesan youth gathered March 12 at St. Peter Parish in Pacifica for the Catholic Relief Services Food Fast. “This year’s theme was ...

Star of the Sea confirmation retreat
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Star of the Sea’s eighth grade confirmation retreat was a great success, said eighth grade teacher David Gallagher, with four days spent away ...

Archbishop Cordileone visits St. Raphael Parish, San Rafael
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone met parishioners, the pastoral and finance councils, parish and school staff and school children during a parish ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
LA YOUTH DAY: A number of teens from the Archdiocese of San Francisco traveled to Los Angeles for LA Youth Day, held before the annual Religious ...

Marriage commitments celebrated
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Clarence and Annie Bryant of St. Emydius

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. DOMINIC YOUNG ADULT GROUP: Audrey Amort, left, and her friend Dave Rivers were among 35 young adults from St. Dominic and other local parishes ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL: San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang recently visited seventh grade social studies class “sharing how she came to be in ...

Archbishop visits St. Stephen School
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone visited St. Stephen School and parish during the last week in January, including a visit to the school Jan. 27. ...

Archdiocesan athletes sign with colleges
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Archbishop Riordan High School: Tony Orlando signed with the Western Oregon University Wolves. Pictured at left with football coach Kevin Fordon. His ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
HOLY ANGELS PARISH AND SCHOOL, COLMA: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone visited the school Jan. 18 as part of a weekend visit to the parish. ...

SHC administrator donates kidney
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Christine Buell, Sacred Heart Cathedral assistant principal for student life personified compassion and the spirit of giving this past Christmas ...

Catholic Schools Week: Around the archdiocese
Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: Yuletide cheer was the theme for the school’s Winter Pops Concert Dec. 3 featuring Mercy’s Dolce Show ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
WALK FOR LIFE VISITORS: St. Patrick’s Seminary & University hosted brother seminarians from Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary in Oregon and ...

Archbishop installs pastors
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Several pastors were installed by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone during the Advent and Christmas season. The installation Mass is a chance to ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MOST HOLY REDEEMER, SAN FRANCISCO: Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone helped serve at Most Holy Redeemer’s Wednesday Night Supper during ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
FRANCIS IN THE SCHOOLS: On Dec. 3, the organization Francis in the Schools hosted 1,500 Catholic elementary school children at St. Mary’s ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. ANNE OF THE SUNSET SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: Fifth and second graders spearheaded the school’s canned food drive. Students collected more than ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, BURLINGAME: Students donated some 400 inches of hair Oct. 8 that will help provide wigs for children and women undergoing ...

Riordan students at Rosary Rally
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Students from Archbishop Riordan High School volunteered at the Rosary Rally Oct. 10 at United Nations Plaza in San Francisco and posed with ...

Retired priests honored
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Four retired priests received special honors at the Fifth Annual St. John Vianney Luncheon celebrating retired priests of the archdiocese. From left: ...

Dominicans in the archdiocese
Archdiocese of San Francisco
(Photo courtesy Matthew Tominaga/ Dominicans of Mission SJ) Sister Dulce Sarai Aguilar Rodriguez, a Dominican of Mission San Jose at Immaculate ...

Red Mass honor
Archdiocese of San Francisco
 Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone congratulates Judge Kevin Ryan Oct. 22 on Ryan’s being named to receive the St. Thomas More Award from ...

Archdiocesan youth rally at Our Lady of Mercy
Archdiocese of San Francisco
 Youth of the Archdiocese of San Francisco gathered for a rally Oct. 18 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Daly City. The day included praise and ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
 ST. DENIS PARISH, MENLO PARK: Archbishop Cordileone is pictured with Father Paul O’Dell at Father O’Dell’s installation as ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO: The Class of 1965 celebrated a golden reunion Sept. 23, 24. Highlights included lunch at Original Joe’s, ...

Archbishop leads eucharistic procession to Rosary Rally
Archdiocese of San Francisco
 Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone led a eucharistic procession from St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco to U.N. Plaza to join an ...

Blessing of the animals at local parishes
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Parishes and schools throughout the archdiocese invoked the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi on the eve of his feast day Oct. 4 by inviting the local ...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco
ST. PAUL OF THE SHIPWRECK PARISH, SAN FRANCISCO: Father Manuel D. Igrobay Jr. was installed as the parish’s eighth pastor Oct. 4, with ...

Pope Francis in America
Archdiocese of San Francisco
(CNS photo/Paul Haring) The pope Washington Sept. 24. In the first such speech by a pope, he called on Congress to stop bickering as the world needs ...

Pope canonizes Junipero Serra, proclaims joy of mission spirit
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Andrew Galvan, a California Indian and curator of Mission Dolores in San Francisco, carries a reliquary of St. Junipero Serra as Pope Francis ...

Archbishop celebrates Project Rachel Mass
Archdiocese of San Francisco
The archdiocesan Project Rachel ministry sponsored a Mass for children who died before, at or shortly after birth Sept. 19 at Holy Cross Cemetery, ...








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