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  • Seminary gala

    St. Patrick’s Seminary & University holds its annual dinner and raffle Sept. 9, 5 p.m., St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.
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  • ‘Courage to Be Catholic’

    George Weigel, a nationally known speaker and columnist on the faith, speaks on “The Courage to Be Catholic Today,” July 27, 6 p.m., Star of the Sea auditorium, Eighth Avenue at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, suggested donation $10.
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  • ‘Moving forward’: Seminary names new faculty, boosts recruiting

    St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is welcoming five new professors and expects to admit as many as 15 new seminarians from six dioceses for the upcoming academic year, as new rector-president and vice chancellor Jesuit Father George Schultze reaches out to bishops in several Western states to encourage them to consider the Menlo Park seminary for priestly formation.
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  • Mary, consecration and Christian life

    A season of consecration is upon us, a season of joyful commitments gladly made. In May, 13 new permanent deacons and in June two new priests were ordained in our cathedral, consecrated to the service of the people of this archdiocese.
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  • Schedule of Holy Days, Special Days of Prayer

    The following are Holy Days of Obligation and Special days of Prayer for Liturgical Year 2017-2018.
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  • Patristic vision of Jesus’ human face inspires local Catholic painter

    Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park, parishioner Lisa Andrews had done a number of devotional paintings in her career as a fine artist, but never a portrait of Jesus before she was commissioned by the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Steubenville, Ohio, to do just that.
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  • Gov. Brown signs budget with more money for abortion, assisted suicide

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2017-18 California state budget with no line-item vetoes – leaving in place more funding for abortion and increased Medi-Cal funding for physician-assisted suicide.
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  • Marin Knights help St. Isabella priest build school in Uganda

    A new Catholic school will break ground on July 23 in East Africa thanks to funds raised by the Marin Knights of Columbus #1292 and the Marin Catholic High School community.
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  • Catholic Charities CEO takes seat

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced that new chief executive officer Jilma Meneses “is officially onboard.” Meneses follows Jeff Bialik in the post. Steve Molinelli, president of the Catholic Charities board of directors, said Meneses “is an experienced executive whose passion for advocating for the most vulnerable and marginalized among us will ensure we remain at the forefront of strengthening families and reducing poverty in our community.”
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  • USF names dean of School of Education

    he University of San Francisco has announced Shabnam Koirala-Azad as dean of the USF School of Education.
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  • Two parishes join hands in act of mercy for refugee family

    St. Denis Parish in Menlo Park and St. Leo the Great Parish in Oakland have little in common except the faith of their members and the Azimi family, Afghan refugees they worked together over the past six months to resettle into a new life in the East Bay.
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  • More than 50 Scouts awarded honors in religious emblems program

    More than 50 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Scouts where young women and young men participate were awarded faith-related patches and emblems at ceremonies held May 20 at St. Stephen Church in San Francisco, with pastor Father Anthony La Torre presiding.
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  • Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said in sending 3,500 delegates home from the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America.”
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  • Archbishop John R. Quinn remembered for his love of Christ, prayer, the priesthood and the church

    Three cardinals and 24 bishops and archbishops joined hundreds of clergy, religious and faithful at St. Mary’s Cathedral on July 10 in a solemn, hymn-filled farewell to retired San Francisco Archbishop John Raphael Quinn, who was remembered as a man whose life and ministry were founded on prayer and whose final illness fulfilled a grateful journey toward unification with the risen Christ.
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  • Archbishop John R. Quinn: A ‘clear, powerful voice’

    Throughout his nearly 19 years as sixth archbishop of San Francisco, John Raphael Quinn was a fierce social justice advocate who oversaw and at times was buffeted by tumultuous change in the global and local church.
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  • Faith Formation Conference

    Register in July for the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference, Nov. 3, 4. Catechists, youth leaders and adult faith formation leaders are invited.
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  • Two men ordained as priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

    God’s beckoning to the vocation of priest “always begins with an inner, mysterious and indescribable voice” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in his homily at the priestly ordination of Alvin Yu and Michael Liliedahl at St. Mary’s Cathedral June 10.
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  • Archbishop joins interfaith prayer circle for UPS victims

    Catholic, Episcopal, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders in San Francisco led a crowd of about 75 in a street corner prayer service outside the UPS facility in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district on June 19, six days after three UPS employees were killed in a workplace shooting.
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  • First Saturday Mass

    A tradition for decades is the first Saturday Mass, 11 a.m., Holy Cross Cemetery, All Saints Chapel, 1500 Mission Road, Colma.
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  • Maryknoll Tenderloin immersion

    Join the Maryknoll community July 9, 2 p.m. through July 14, 6 p.m., for an immersion retreat in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, departing from the Maryknoll Mission House, 16642 Ashland Ave., San Lorenzo.
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