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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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  • OLL pilgrimage to consecration

    Our Lady of Loretto parishioners will travel by bus to San Francisco on Oct. 7 as the archdiocese celebrates the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima at St. Mary’s Cathedral with a 9 a.m. rosary rally, 10 a.m. Mass and 11:30 a.m. procession and consecration of the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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  • Marian consecration

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will consecrate the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Oct. 7, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco beginning with a rosary at 9 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m., and a eucharistic procession followed by Benediction and the consecration.
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  • Missionaries of Charity lead Fatima procession for peace after slayings

    Missionaries of Charity, friends and supporters, and parishioners of St. Michael Church in the San Francisco neighborhood of Oceanview walked through the neighborhood Aug. 27 after Sunday Mass, praying the rosary for peace and asking the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima after three people were killed within six months.
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  • Q-and-A with Archbishop Riordan High School’s new leadership

    Archbishop Riordan High School was founded in 1949 with the mission of educating young men in San Francisco. The school and its work continues today with its Marianist roots, a growing enrollment and new programs.
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  • Star of the Sea remembers longtime principal Terry Hanley

    Friends, family and associates filled Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco on Sept. 8 to remember longtime parish school principal Terrence Hanley, who died Sept. 5 at age 63.
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  • Catholic grade schools welcome new principals

    Katie Franco is a graduate of All Souls School in South San Francisco where she has taught.
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  • Retrofitting of first of Catholic schools in San Francisco is under way

    If you drive by St. Anne of the Sunset, you can’t miss the crane, the 14 portable classrooms crowding a large portion of the school yard – and the big green sign announcing “St. Anne School Seismic Retrofit – Ensuring Student Safety for Generations!”
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  • Daily Massgoers pray for homeless man who died outside church

    Part of Mission Dolores custodian Raju Kumar’s routine is waking up the men who sleep overnight against the walls of the basilica. Pastor Father Francis Garbo calls them “our evening parishioners,” and says he believes the homeless men feel safer tucked against the side of the church.
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  • Mercy SF ‘going back to our roots’ with new learning model

    Almost 65 years after the Sisters of Mercy opened an all-girls secondary Catholic school in the Sunset, Lakeside and Park Merced districts of San Francisco, Mercy High School is “future-proofing” its legacy with new leadership and a fresh vision linked to the charism of the founding order.
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  • St. Patrick’s Seminary gala Sept. 9

    Marking its first decade as a successful fundraiser toward the education of future priests, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University Gala will take place on the school’s Menlo Park campus Sept. 9.
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