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Sulpician Fr. Gerald Coleman baptized Mia Jeanne Birmingham May 28 at St. Agnes Church, SF. From left with Fr. Coleman and Mia are dad and mom, Scot Birmingham and Elizabeth Cavagnaro, and godmother and godfather, Nicole Birmingham Banh and Kenny Banh.

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Baton passed at De Marillac
August 9th, 2016
By Tom Burke

It’s “welcome aboard” at De Marillac Academy for Theresa Flynn Houghton, the school’s new president and CEO. For the last 11 years, Theresa has led fundraising at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory which like De Marillac is a Christian Brother/Daughter of Charity model. “Since learning about De Marillac Academy, it has held a special place in my heart,” Theresa told me via email. “I am inspired by the legacy and modern-day work of the Daughters of Charity and Brothers of Christian Schools, and I am honored to join the De Marillac Community. De Marillac has a mission to provide life-changing accessible Catholic educational experience for the underserved children, youth and families of the Tenderloin and surrounding communities; I am excited to be part of this noble effort.”

Theresa follows in the steps of Mike Daniels who will now direct the Office of Education for the Christian Brothers and their Western schools. Mike, like this scribe, hails from Philly. In a letter to the school’s wider community announcing his move, Mike said a hallmark of the school is “the respect we share for our mission of transforming lives” and that “committed partnership is critical to sustaining” the school’s aims. In a letter about the new arrangement, Daughter of Charity Sister Christina Maggi, De Marillac board chair, welcomed Theresa “with great excitement” while acknowledging Mike’s “dedication and hard work.”

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco says thank you to Kent Eagleson who has served 50 years with the agency and since 2002 has been executive director of Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael. “Kent has truly set the bar and has a passion for the all-important work of Catholic Charities mission of strengthening families and reducing poverty one person at a time,” Charities said in its latest newsletter. In a quote from Kent when asked why he stays on: “It’s the work I’m supposed to do,” he said.

Father Edward Inyanwachi of Nigeria and Angela Testani, a nurse, speak about needs of the people of Ebonyi, Nigeria, to raise money to supply medical/surgical supplies and equipment to facilities there on the following dates and locations: Aug. 21, Our Lady of Loretto Church, Novato after 10 a.m. Mass; Aug. 27, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Flanagan Center, San Francisco 6-9 p.m.; Aug. 28, St. Raymond Church, Menlo Park after 10 a.m. Mass until 2 p.m.; Sept. 11, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Burlingame after 11:30 a.m. Mass until 3 p.m. Angela Testani (415) 586-5754.

Bishop William Justice is principal celebrant and homilist of a Jubilee of Mercy Gospel Mass Aug. 14 at Paul of the Shipwreck Church, Third Street and Jamestown, San Francisco. 10:45 a.m. Shipwreck Gospel Choir leads song, parking lot entrance on Key Street;, (415) 468-3434.

St John the Evangelist School begins commemoration of its centennial year with Mass and breakfast Oct. 23; events continue through May 6; graduates and former students check Facebook; website; contact Colleen Nolan (650) 766-8596, Marianne Cameron (415) 533-2173.

Missed mentioning Father Carl Schipper as a former pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in issue of July 28.

Email items and electronic pictures – jpegs at no less than 300 dpi to or mail to Street, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco 94109. Include a follow-up phone number. Street is toll-free. My phone number is (415) 614-5634.

From August 11, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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