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  • Regional gathering on feast of St. Peter Claver

    The Northern California Inter-Council and Courts, a regional organization of the Knights of Peter Claver Inc. and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies’ Auxiliary, will celebrate the feast of St. Peter Claver on Sunday, Sept. 13, with a gospel Mass at 12:15 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco.
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  • Family faces eviction from Excelsior home

    A family in San Francisco’s Excelsior District got a reprieve July 30, when a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that a tenant was not properly served with a complaint for alleged non-payment of rent for the yellow house on London Street.
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  • Precious Blood fathers answer call to shepherd Castro parish

    Every weekend for the first few months of 2014, Precious Blood Father Matthew Link removed his collar after Mass at St. Hilary Parish in Tiburon where he was serving as parochial vicar and slipped across the Golden Gate Bridge and into a back pew at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco for evening Mass.
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  • USF lecture series on contemporary church continues July 15, 22

    Jesuit Father James Hanvey’s lecture series on theological questions related to the meaning and mission of the Catholic Church in today’s world continues at the University of San Francisco on July 15 at 6:30 p.m. with “Mercy as an Agent of Social Change: The Mission of the Church under Francis” and July 22 at 6:30 p.m. with “Living the Resurrection: Future Hope or Present Task?”
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  • Visitacion Corpus Christi procession brings Eucharist into public view

    Church of the Visitacion celebrated Corpus Christi Sunday with a public procession to honor the Real Presence on June 7, keeping alive a tradition that dates to the 13th century.
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  • More than 1,900 graduate from Catholic high schools in archdiocese

    More than 1,930 students graduated from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2015. More than 25,100 students attended Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco during school year 2014-15: 17,086 preschool and elementary school students and 8,094 high school students.
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  • Retiring school principals honored

    Maxie has served at OLV for 36 years. As a teacher she taught grades five through eight with her own three daughters as members of the class along the way. She later would be named the first lay principal at OLV.
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  • Mission teachers named STEM fellows

    If St. Peter School mathematics teacher Lawrence Hargarten has his way, in the not-too-distant future, Latinos will be leading the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
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  • SAIC: A proud past, a bright future

    St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception School has always been proud to serve the children of immigrant families.
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  • Marian devotion in full bloom

    Ask past generations of Catholic school children to name their earliest or fondest “Catholic” memory and you may hear, “the May crowning of Mary, Queen of the May,” (and perhaps a few verses of “Hail, Holy Queen”).
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  • St. Ignatius Gabriel Project members celebrate wedding, baptism with Nigerian couple

    A couple from Nigeria celebrated the baptism of their baby Uche and had their marriage blessed in the Catholic Church on May 9 – part of a journey in which St. Ignatius Church Gabriel Project played a significant role.
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  • ‘Miss Unlimited’ pageant celebrates love, beauty

    Students from St. Ignatius College Preparatory, Carondelet High School and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory volunteered at the second annual “Miss Unlimited” pageant, hosted by NBC meteorologist Christina Loren. Sixteen participants, ages 5 to 39, joined the pageant, which was held at SHC on May 9.
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  • New Marian mural adorns Church of the Visitacion

    San Francisco artist Stefan Salinas created new devotional artwork to adorn the facade of Church of the Visitacion in the city’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood. With manufacturing and construction by Tile Mural Creative Arts, Jesus Lara and Miguel Campos, “The Mural of the Visitation” was ceremonially blessed April 26 after the 5 p.m. Vietnamese-language Mass. Salinas shared these images and a description of the project with Catholic San Francisco. The pastor of the parish is Father Thuan V. Hoang.
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  • Sacred Heart Cathedral senior wins Gates scholarship

    A Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory senior who grew up in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district is one of 1,000 high school scholars nationwide selected as a 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar, the school announced May 1.
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  • St. Rita embraces pope’s Earth Day message in special liturgy

    Just hours after Pope Francis took to Twitter urging Catholics to reflect on the spiritual and moral imperative of caring for the environment, St. Rita School students and parishioners gathered for a special Earth Day Mass Apr. 22.
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  • Film on consecrated life at Cathedral May 15

    “The Bride,” an 18-minute documentary highlighting the lives of religious sisters in the United States, will be shown in a pre-screening at St. Mary’s Cathedral St. Francis Room at 7 p.m. May 15. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will occur at 6 p.m.
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  • SHC’s Russel named coach of the year

    LyRyan Russel, girls basketball coach at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, has been named CCS (Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation) Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. Russel, a 1997 SHC graduate played basketball there and later for the University of San Francisco and in the professional ranks in Germany.
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  • Shipwreck, Mission Dolores pastors announced

    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has appointed Father Manuel Igrobay pastor of St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish, San Francisco. St. Paul of the Shipwreck was administered by Franciscans, Order of Friars Minor from its beginnings in 1915 through 1997 when Conventual Franciscans took over leadership there.
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  • Once-homeless convert sponsors another, one year later

    Only a year ago, Michael Riddle, a homeless but recovering drug addict struggling with a mental illness, was sleeping in doorways in the days leading up to his Easter 2014 baptism at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.
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  • More than 500 to enter faith at Easter

    More than 500 people are expected to enter the Catholic Church in the three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco at Easter Vigil this year, as tens of thousands enter the church across the country.
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