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  • Sacramental oils blessed at annual chrism Mass

    The chrism Mass, where holy oils to be used throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco for sacraments in the coming year are blessed by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, was celebrated April 6 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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  • Archbishop dedicates adoration chapel at Star of the Sea

    Calling the establishment of the St. Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel “a holy endeavor,” Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone dedicated the eucharistic adoration chapel at Star of the Sea Church March 25, the solemnity of the Annunciation, and led a procession of several hundred people through the surrounding San Francisco neighborhood.
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  • 700 gather with archbishop for special immigration Mass

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated a special immigration Mass before 700 congregants at St. Peter Church in the Mission District on March 11 in response to requests from community members for his pastoral presence during a time of uncertainty.
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  • Lenten spirituality

    Here is a list of selected Lenten events in the archdiocese. A comprehensive, online list is available at sfarchdiocese.org/home/archdiocese/lent-2017.
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  • St. Dominic to host Lenten ‘Mercy Night’

    Like many San Francisco parishes, St Dominic offers an annual penance service shortly before Holy Week. This year’s attendees, however, will be greeted by something new: candles, music and eucharistic adoration. All of this is part of “Mercy Night,” a worldwide phenomenon now coming to San Francisco.
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  • Cardinal Raymond Burke draws a crowd at San Francisco Mass

    “The fundamental struggle of our life in Christ ... is the struggle to live the truth in love in a world which could deceive us into thinking that we can love even while we violate the truth,” Cardinal Raymond Burke said in his homily March 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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  • Archdiocese plans Fatima centennial, Marian consecration

    Preparation for a year of archdiocesan celebrations commemorating the centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima begins this Sunday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
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  • More than 300 prepare to enter Catholic faith at the Easter Vigil

    The Rite of Election, a step in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, took place at St. Mary’s Cathedral March 5 in an afternoon prayer service with Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone presiding. More than 1,300 people were in the assembly.
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  • Faith communities collaborate in unified response to deportation fears

    About 125 members of San Francisco faith communities, including several Catholic parishes, signed up at the St. Dominic parish hall on Feb. 24 to serve on a unified “rapid response” team to support immigrants during anticipated enforcement actions by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
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  • St. Benedict Parish adds programs for deaf

    St. Benedict Parish for the Deaf at St. Francis Xavier Church in San Francisco, which primarily serves Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties with outreach to the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco, announced that four programs have been added for deaf parishioners who attend Sunday Mass. The programs are led in American Sign Language, and one of them has an interpreter for hearing parishioners’ access.
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  • A new approach to city’s housing crisis

    Joyce Calagos had two reasons for seeking a housemate last year to share the three-bedroom home she had lived in with her parents before they died. One was practical, the other spiritual.
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  • Riordan journalists invoke St. Francis de Sales, patron of scribes

    Student staff of Archbishop Riordan High School’s newspaper The Crusader were recently presented with prayer cards remembering St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists. Father Cameron Faller, school chaplain blessed and presented the cards.
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  • Riordan HS names new president

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has appointed Andrew T. Currier as president of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, the archdiocese announced Feb. 15. Currier will assume his duties July 1. Principal Vittorio Anastasio has been acting president since Joseph Conti stepped down as president in January.
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  • St. Charles Borromeo School to close in June

    Father John Jimenez, pastor and director of St. Charles Borromeo School in San Francisco, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco notified school parents and faculty last week that the K-8 elementary school will close in June.
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  • Couples celebrate, affirm marriage vows at St. Mary’s Cathedral

    “One thing I want you to know – we never dated.”
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  • Local Catholics organize to support immigrants

    An informal organizational meeting will be held Feb. 9 for pastors at the Pastoral Center at One Peter Yorke Way in San Francisco, to build ties of hope and action between the archdiocese and parishes at a time of growing fear among immigrants.
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  • NCEA president: Trump could present ‘huge opportunity’ for Catholic parents

    The Trump administration’s apparent endorsement of parental school choice during the campaign could present a “huge opportunity” for Catholic parents, the president of the National Catholic Educational Association said in San Francisco Feb. 3.
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  • Parishes celebrating Black History Month

    Black History Month has been celebrated each February in the United States for more than 40 years with similar tributes to the African-American heritage going back more than 90 years. Parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, including San Francisco’s Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Boniface and St. Paul of the Shipwreck, keep the time close to their hearts and have announced special events in commemoration of Black History Month.
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  • MakerSpace grants aim for ‘aha’ moments

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  • Simbang Gabi novenas begin in archdiocese

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone and Bishops William J. Justice and Daniel Walsh, joined by about two dozen priests, celebrated the traditional Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass Dec. 9 at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
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