NEWS & EVENTS: Announcements & Special Events
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FAMILY MASS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN - Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
If you have frisky little ones and want to choose a Mass where you will fit right in, this is the time slot for you!
We have also started a lovely "Children's Liturgy of the Word" so the younger members of our parish family can go out during the nine and enjoy the Bible readings with song and story-telling on their own level, for the first half of the Mass.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES EACH SUNDAY!
In response to requests from our parents in the Religious Education Program, we have moved our catechism classes from Wednesday afternoons (when the poor kids are already pooped from a full day of school) to Sunday, the Lord's Day.
Pope John Paul II in his encyclical about the importance of Sunday, Dies Domini, had already suggested such a move, so that the faithful might more fully dedicate this special day to God, worship, family, fun, learning about our Catholic faith, and being together as community.
As is true each year, this year also we are still lacking some catechists (religious ed teachers) who are willing to volunteer to share the faith with our parish children. If you feel this might be a good fit for you, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Lisa Veto, as soon as possible:
- "Lisa Veto" Lisaveto@gmail.com - (415) 435-1639
Please note our new Sunday Religious Ed schedule:
- Kindergarten through 4th grades will meet after the 9:00 a.m. Mass;
- 5th through 8th grades will meet after the 5:00 p.m. Mass.
- So far, we have been unable to secure catechists for some grades, and therefore will have to combine Kindergarten and 1st grade, 3rd and 4th grades, and 5th and 6th. Unless, of course, we get some generous volunteers to step up to the plate!
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - the R.C.I.A.
- We meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Tarantino Hall.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the RCIA, is a process which welcomes all who are interested in becoming Catholic or wishing to learn more about Catholicism. The Rite involves the formation of a community that learns, shares, builds community and prays together to deepen their relationship to God and to the parish family.
Formation sessions run from September through April. If you or someone you know of is interested, please contact either Sr. Dolores or Fr. Matt at the parish office, 415-435-1122.
COME AND JOIN OUR ANGELS' CHOIR!
- For all children of the parish who are in Pre-School through Grade 2.
- Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:00 p.m. in the church.
- Please contact Sister Dolores Maguire, CHF, at email@example.com or by calling her at the parish office, 415-435-1122, extension 117.
Our Angels' Choir this year will be singing at the Saturday night Mass once each month, at 5:00 p.m.
July 27, 2012
I am happy to announce that Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco the Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, presently serving as Bishop of Oakland. On behalf of the bishops, priests, deacons, women and men religious, and one-half million lay people of the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco I am pleased to welcome Archbishop-elect Cordileone and to assure him of our prayers, our loyalty, support and cooperation, as well as our friendship and affection.
Archbishop-elect Cordileone will be installed as Archbishop in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on Thursday, October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the beloved heavenly patron and namesake of this Archdiocese and of the City and County of San Francisco.
Our new chief shepherd was born in San Diego, California, June 5, 1956. He graduated from Crawford High School in 1974, and from the University of San Diego in 1978, with a degree in philosophy. Archbishop-elect Cordileone studied for the priesthood at the North American College and Gregorian University in Rome, and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of San Diego by Bishop Leo T. Maher on July 9, 1982, thirty years ago this month.
Our new Archbishop served as Associate Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in La Mesa, California, for three years. He earned a doctorate in Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome, then returned to San Diego to serve as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Calexico California, on the border between California and Mexico. He speaks fluent Spanish and worked very closely with the Hispanic community there, and helped immigrants and union workers in dealing with issues they faced. While serving as pastor he also served on the diocesan tribunal in San Diego.
In 1995 Archbishop-elect Cordileone went to Rome to serve for seven years as an assistant at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest judicial body in the Vatican. On July 5, 2002, the late Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, and he was ordained a bishop by Bishop Robert Brom on August 21, 2002.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cordileone as Bishop of Oakland on March 23, 2009, and he was installed on May 6, 2009 in Christ the Light Cathedral. His service as Bishop of Oakland has given him a deep understanding of the radically diverse cultural composition of the Bay Area and a dedication to multi-cultural ministry. His studies and work in Rome gave him a global perspective on the Church throughout the world.
Archbishop-elect Cordileone has many ties to the Church in San Francisco; indeed, his father was born here. In recent years, as we have served as brother bishops in the Bay Area and the Province of San Francisco, I have come to know him as an energetic, hard—working, prayerful and faith-filled shepherd to his people. I am proud and privileged to introduce His Excellency, the Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop-elect of San Francisco.
+ Archbishop George H. Niederauer, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of San Francisco