‘Putting Christ at the center’

New San Francisco Catholic schools superintendent says 2017-18 academic year is first year of a three-year initiative around the Eucharist, “challenging the schools to really look at their sacramental life"

Look for more emphasis on “putting Christ at the center” and a focus on helping Catholic school children understand reverence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic schools. “We talk a lot about putting Christ at the center of what we do. There is no greater way that we put Christ at the center than during the Eucharist,” said new Catholic schools Superintendent Pamela … [Read more...]

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They heard the shots during Benediction at the convent chapel

After multiple slayings in their San Francisco neighborhood, Missionaries of Charity lead Fatima procession for peace

Missionaries of Charity, friends and supporters, and parishioners of St. Michael Church in the San Francisco neighborhood of Oceanview walked through the neighborhood Aug. 27 after Sunday Mass, praying the rosary for peace and asking the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima after three people were killed within six months. Two of the three were shot in broad daylight, and all at … [Read more...]

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Protege of St. Teresa of Kolkata celebrates Mass in Novato

Father Sebastian Vazhakula, the priest who co-founded the Missionaries of Charity contemplative religious institute in 1979, reflected on Mother Teresa's love for Jesus during a Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Parish

The priest who co-founded the Missionaries of Charity contemplative religious institute with St. Teresa of Kolkata in 1979 and later created and mobilized a lay order of the Missionaries of Charity reflected on the new saint’s love for Jesus during a Mass at Our Lady of Loretto Parish community Aug. 17. “St. Teresa of Kolkata became a living, walking tabernacle,” Father … [Read more...]

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“A Mighty Outpouring of the Holy Spirit”

Charismatic renewal of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to meet for its 20th conference on Sept. 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral

In the hollow of the 50th anniversary of the charismatic renewal and the church’s current renewal of its dedication to Our Lady, the charismatic renewal of the Archdiocese of San Francisco meets for its 20th conference Sept. 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. “A Mighty Outpouring of the Holy Spirit,” a daylong event commencing at 8:30 a.m. and finishing with a 7 p.m. Mass, begins with … [Read more...]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary installs Reverend George E. Schultze as 17th president-rector

Seminary begins school year with 20 new seminarians, the largest class since 2013

On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University celebrated the installation of Reverend George E. Schultze, SJ, as the institution’s 17th President-Rector. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, who also delivered the homily and performed the Rite of Installation before a gathering of an estimated … [Read more...]

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Homeless man dies outside San Francisco church after morning mass

Daily Massgoers hold prayer service for Dennis the next day

Part of Mission Dolores custodian Raju Kumar’s routine is waking up the men who sleep overnight against the walls of the basilica. Pastor Father Francis Garbo calls them “our evening parishioners,” and says he believes the homeless men feel safer tucked against the side of the church. On Aug. 2, one of those men, known as Dennis, died shortly after waking up, probably around … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Bay Area camp caters to “gender fluid” and transgender children

At the Rainbow Day Camp, kids start each morning by choosing which pronoun they want to use for the day

A transgender day camp for kids ages four through twelve in California is boasting triple enrollment since its founding three years ago, reported the Associated Press. The pre-schoolers and elementary school kids who attend the “Rainbow Day Camp” start each morning by choosing which pronoun they want to use for the day, according to the AP. Campers can choose “he”, “she”, a … [Read more...]

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