At its founding in 1853 the Archdiocese of San Francisco immediately began serving the immigrant communities that then comprised northern California. Today we continue to serve over a half million Catholics in three counties – San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo – which remains one of the most diverse regions in the United States. Within our Archdiocese you’ll find 89 parishes with Mass offered in 20 different languages. We worship together and also serve our neighbors through active social service, education and health care outreach. We provide exceptional Catholic education in 87 schools throughout the Archdiocese. We seek to educate the whole child—mind, body and spirit—and to that end offer a challenging curriculum, athletic programs to…
What does the church teach about guardian angels?
Images of angels are on calendars and notecards, magnets and mugs. But these spiritual beings are not the stuff of Hallmark designs; they are real and powerful, serving as protectors and ministers of divine..
Do Not Worry
For Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time Isaiah 49:14-151 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34 Jesus tells us not to worry or be anxious at least four times in today’s Gospel. I don’t know about you but I find these words easier said than done. When deadlines loom or money seems short or I... Read more »
Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor
A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an ...
Free Catholic Church Bulletin Art
Download your FREE cover art to celebrate Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This art is perfect for your parish communications including bulletin covers, parish website, social media channels, or print and use in your parish gathering spaces.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
What is the Chrism Mass?
Q: Would you please explain the significance of the Chrism Mass? On Holy Thursday morning (in some dioceses it may be another morning during Holy Week), the bishop, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. …
What can evangelize the world? A good Catholic school.
The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said in a new apostolic letter.
Catholic Crooner Connick discusses new show, family, faith
By Jim Graves. Entertainer’s syndicated talk show “Harry” debuted last September
How the Catholic Church determines a true Marian apparition
When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.