Catholic San Francisco
Events for
February 2017

Pastors and deacons representing parishes in all three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco gathered Feb. 9 to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s sweeping actions and “divisive” language on immigration, saying immigrant families are confused ...
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has appointed Pamela Lyons, associate superintendent of archdiocesan schools, as the Catholic school superintendent for the archdiocesan Catholic schools, following a national search led by a Boston-based consultant. The ...

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has appointed a bilingual and eclectic Jesuit theologian and social ethicist who is well respected as a spiritual director of seminarians as the new president rector of St. Patrick Seminary & University at what is a critical juncture for ...

What is the message of Ash Wednesday? What does the Liturgy of the Word for Ash Wednesday say to you about Lent and following Christ?  

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 ...

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.  

Ash Wednesday is March 1, and Easter is April 16. Everyone 14 years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Everyone 18 years of age and older but under the age of 60 is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good ...

MODESTO – Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society’s hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.  

LIMA, Peru – For the 12 women religious in the pop band Siervas – The Servants in English – it’s a delicate balance of juggling their social ministry and their musical passion.  

Elderly people are a gift from God and they teach us a lot. We should bring love and joy to people in pain to make them happier. The sacrament of the sick is what the old and sick need to help them at the end of their life. Suffering is easier to deal with when it’s ...

“One thing I want you to know – we never dated.”  
Among the couples celebrating decades of marriage were Dean and Claire Simonich who credit the longevity of their relationship to Marriage Encounter.  
VATICAN CITY – Each week dozens of newlyweds, dressed again in their wedding gowns and tuxedoes, come to the Vatican to receive a special papal blessing as they begin their lives together.  

VATICAN CITY – The provisions of “Amoris Laetitia” allow people in irregular marriage situations access to the sacraments only if they recognize their situation is sinful and desire to change it, according to the cardinal who heads the Pontifical Council for ...


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