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Archbishop visits Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Mar. 16, 2015, By Catholic San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was the main celebrant at a Mass March 11 marking the 90th anniversary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Daly City – a Catholic community born in 1925 as St. Maximus Church and reborn four years later when Rome granted ...

Mater Dolorosa to build light-filled confessional inside church
Nov. 6, 2013, By Valerie Schmalz
Mater Dolorosa’s pastor is building a confessional inside the South San Francisco church – restoring the penitential sacrament to the church interior about 30 years after it was removed to a storage room off the church foyer.

Project Rachel: More than 200 mourners grieve lives cut short
Sep. 18, 2013, By Christina M. Gray
More than 200 mourners sought the warmth of their faith and each other as they huddled together on a windy knoll at Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 14, remembering children who lost their lives before, at or after birth.

Parish social ministry workers advised to ‘love people first’
Sep. 18, 2013, By Christina M. Gray
They may have thought they would leave with a list of concrete strategies for running effective service programs. But parish social ministry workers registered for “Becoming Instruments of Your Peace,” a daylong program held Sept. 14 in San Francisco at Catholic ...

SF first: Birth of a 2-parish pastoral council
Sep. 11, 2013, By Catholic San Francisco
St. Monica and St. Thomas the Apostle parishes, San Francisco, have formed a joint pastoral council to create a common vision of mutual improvement and growth.

St. Ignatius Church prepares for centennial year
Sep. 10, 2013, By Jim Graves
San Francisco is home to many beautiful churches, and among its most impressive is St. Ignatius. Located on the campus of the Jesuit University of San Francisco, its twin spires and dome built in the “Jesuit Baroque” style make it a notable feature of the San ...

Archbishop to join St. Matthew community in anniversary celebration
Sep. 10, 2013
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will join the parishioners of St. Matthew Parish, San Mateo, on Sept. 29 in a special liturgy celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the parish.

Mission possible: Hawaii trip transforms Marin youths
Aug. 21, 2013, By Lidia Wasowicz Pringle
Who says teens can’t find faith to be fundamental, fulfilling and fun?

SI Church tolls bells for gun deaths
Jul. 3, 2013
St. Ignatius Parish is tolling its bells daily for those who have died from gun violence – part of the San Francisco parish’s efforts to raise awareness and inspire prayer for victims.

Dominicans at St. Raymond Parish to stress ‘preaching to the unchurched’
Jun. 20, 2013, By Valerie Schmalz
The Dominicans are coming to St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park.

Retirees form backbone of SVdP outreach in South San Francisco
Jun. 19, 2013, By Valerie Schmalz
At 25 years on the job, Joe Lambert is not only one of the most senior volunteers in terms of years of service; he is also the one who runs things in a pinch.


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