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    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2001%20Blessing%20all%20creatures%20large%20and%20small.jpg Around the archdicoese: Blessing all creatures At the 9:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 7, pet-loving parishioners of St. Ignatius Parish welcomed all pets ranging from birds, turtles, reptiles, cats and a wide variety of dogs from as small as a Chihuahua to as large as a Newfoundland. Jesuit Father John Coleman delivered the Gospel about creation and included St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. At the end of Mass about 50 parishioners with pets were invited up to the altar, where Father Coleman offered one huge blessing. (Courtesy photo) See More https://catholic-sf.org/photoalbums/october-11-2018 _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2006%20renewl6.jpg More than 300 faithful gather for charismatic conference Father Ray Rayes, archdiocesan Charismatic Renewal liaison welcomes attendees to Charismatic Renewal Conference, Sept. 22 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. At left is Maria Martinez, conference chair, who provided Spanish translation of Father Reyes’ remarks. (Photo by Dennis Callahan/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/more-than-300-faithful-gather-for-charismatic-conference _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2008%2010.11.18_IMG_8261.jpg Archdiocese rallies around Mary Youth from St. Bruno Parish in San Bruno pray during the eighth annual Rosary Rally Mass. (Photo by Debra Greenblat/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/archdiocese-rallies-around-mary _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2009%2010.11.18_greene.4shot.jpg Chaplains comfort, counsel, cheer fire, police personnel Pictured are Jim Leonard, a 14-year veteran whose San Francisco Fire Department affiliation extends to generations of relatives; Father John Greene, Fire Department chaplain for 36 years; Nick Helmer, who has 13 years in the department and drives Engine 6; and Brian Collins, a 17-year veteran of the department and temporary lieutenant at Station 6. (Photo by Lidia Wasowicz/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/chaplains-comfort-counsel-cheer-fire-police-personnel _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2007%2010.11.18_LISTENINGSESSION2.jpg Snapshot of a wounded church: Listening sessions highlight Catholics’ concerns Archbishop Cordileone talks to people after a listening session Sept. 30 at St. Anthony Church in Novato. It was the first of five listening sessions organized by the archbishop to discuss the church’s response to the sex abuse scandals rocking the U.S. church and other parts of the world. (Photo courtesy Moriah Stafford) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/snapshot-of-a-wounded-church-listening-sessions-highlight-catholics-concerns _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2010%2010.11.18_IMG_7620.jpg Samoan archbishop visits All Hallows, promotes vocations The faithful pray the “Our Father” at All Hallows Chapel in the Bayview District of San Francisco on Sept. 27. (Photo by Debra Greenblat/Catholic San Francisco) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/samoan-archbishop-visits-all-hallows-promotes-vocations _self
    /slideshows/homeCustom1150x440/MAR%2024%2010.11.18_pope.priests.france.jpg Pope: Pray to protect church from devil, step up fight against abuse Pope Francis is pictured during an audience with priests from the Diocese of Creteil, France, Oct. 1. In remarks at the audience, the pope said the church is being buffeted by strong winds of scandal created by its own members. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) Read More https://catholic-sf.org/news/pope-pray-to-protect-church-from-devil-step-up-fight-against-abuse _self
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