Father Illo asks prayers of exorcism Dec. 6
"All of us worship idols to some degree, but..."

Father Illo: "It is hard for me to say what I'm about to say." In his sermon on Christ the King, yesterday, Sunday, Nov. 24, Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, used

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2019-11-25T12:13:06-08:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Exclusives|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Classic curriculum to be offered at San Francisco Catholic school

By Gibbons J. Cooney California Catholic Daily exclusive In the fall of 2019, at the direction of the archdiocese, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Elementary School will be returning to the basics of Western education and offering a liberal

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2018-05-09T18:55:32-08:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , , |20 Comments

Preschoolers learn basics of Gregorian chant

When it comes to teaching children sacred music, sooner is better than later. That’s the theory behind a Gregorian chant pilot program for children ages 3-5 at Star of the Sea Preschool in San Francisco that concluded its first year

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San Francisco’s radical parish prepares next step

California Catholic Exclusive. On March 13, 14, and 15, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea parish will host its 2017 Lenten Mission. Church pastor Fr. Joseph Illo explained that the Lenten parish mission will be focused on adoration of the

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Kids and adults evangelize on the street in San Francisco

California Catholic Daily Exclusive A useful roadmap for the evangelization ministry is presented in Catholic Street Evangelization: Stories of Conversion and Witness by Steve Dawson, published by Ignatius Press. When Eva Muntean, Assistant Director of Sales at Ignatius and co-chair

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2016-09-30T07:02:57-08:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |30 Comments

Solomonic Appointment by Archbishop Cordileone

On April 28, the Archdiocese of San Francisco announced new clergy appointments. The announcement included the news that Fr. Vito Perrone, of the Contemplatives of St. Joseph, will serve as the new Chaplain of Star of the Sea School, starting

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Packed church for Fathers Illo and Driscoll

On Saturday, April 25, the 4:30 p.m. Mass at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church resembled Easter or Christmas. The packed Church was a show of support for Star's faithful Catholic Priests, Father Joseph Illo and Father Patrick Driscoll.

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