FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CARDINAL WILLIAM J. LEVADA :
Wednesday – Thursday, October 23 – 24
Visit the Archdiocese website for more details.
Funeral Services for Cardinal William J. Levada, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will be as follows:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
VISITATION: 5:00-7:00 pm
VIGIL: 7:00 pm – Office for the Dead – Evening
Prayer Presider: Most Reverend Steven J. Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The Vigil will be live-streamed on the Memorial web page, above.
Thursday, October 24, 2019: Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
FUNERAL MASS: 10:00 am Celebrant: Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco.
Homilist: Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe.
Doors open for the public at 9:30 am. Parking will NOT be available at the Cathedral for the Funeral Mass. The Mass will be live-streamed on the Memorial web page, above.
Living the Consecration: New Archbishop Message and Resources:
A new page on the website of the Archdiocese carries a message from Archbishop Cordileone and offers resources to help us to continue “Living the Consecration” to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In October 2017, after months of preparation, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary with Mass, Rosary, and procession, and joined the Archbishop in a prayer of consecration. As October 2019 draws near, the Archbishop reminds us: “For this act of devotion to bear fruit, we must continue to live out its meaning in our lives, and, in particular, must observe the practices that Our Lady requested at Fatima. I therefore encourage all of our people to regularly observe these practices of prayer, penance, and adoration.” He urges us to say the rosary, receive the sacrament of penance, and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. To read his complete message, and to find helpful information and resources, visit the website, above.
The Women’s Catholic Scripture Study of San Mateo County invites you to join us for our 2019-20 study
The Gospel According to John:
An Encounter with Grace and truth.
This 25-lesson Catholic Bible study from Turning to God’s Word focuses on grace and truth brought together in Jesus Christ as described by the Evangelist John. The biblical text emphasizes the Institution of the sacraments of the Church as the means by which Christians are purified and made holy.
We meet at St. Mark Catholic Church, Belmont on Thursdays, 09/12/19-05/07/20, (with holiday breaks), class times are 9:45AM-12 Noon. For a sample lesson of this Bible study, go to: www.TurningtoGodsWord.com and click on “TtGW”, click on “New Testament” and then scroll to “Gospel According to John” and click.
Participants prepare by reading the Bible passages and the lesson pages. (Writing responses to the questions is optional.)
For more info, please visit our website, www.cssbelmont.com. To receive an application to join us, please contact Diane Masetti at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 650-593-3681. Thank you.
Take a stand for JUSTICE & LIFE for ALL this Autumn of 2019:
From September 25 – November 3 commit to one (or more) hours weekly (or even daily!) at the 40 Days for Life peaceful sidewalk prayer vigil in front of the abortion business at: 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City.
Make this commitment by scheduling yourself online at: www.40daysforlife.com/redwoodcity or for questions, difficulties or help, contact Jessica (scheduler) at 650-572-1468 or 650-918-9119 (mobile) or at email@example.com
Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Daily Mass in the Chapel
8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
First Saturday Mass in Chapel
8:30 a.m. Exposition of the Eucharist after Mass with Benediction at Noon
Holy Days: 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Perpetual Help Devotion/Benediction
7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel
Rosary: After daily Mass and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.
Columbus Day Note:
CHURCH & RELIGIOUS ED OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 14TH FOR COLUMBUS DAY.
MASS IS AT 8:30AM.
FORMED PICK OF THE WEEK
2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest
Students from 1 through 12 Grades – in Catholic schools and religious education classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco—are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest. Essays should be postmarked by October 31st, 2019.
Red Mass for the Legal Profession with Archbishop Cordileone
Thursday, October 17, 5:30 pm,
Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 666 Filbert St., San Francisco
the-red-mass Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be celebrant and Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be homilist at the annual Red Mass sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco. All are welcome to attend. A reception and dinner will follow Mass, and the Thomas More Award for 2019 will be presented to Alameda Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Brand. Information, and tickets for the dinner and reception, are at the website, above. The Red Mass is a seven-century-old tradition of prayer, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit for those in the legal professions and all those who seek justice. The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco, founded in 1937, is the oldest fellowship of Catholic lawyers and judges in the West, and is named for the 16th century lawyer, judge, diplomat, Chancellor of England, martyr, and saint.
White Mass for the Medical Profession with Archbishop Cordileone
Friday, October 18, 6:00 pm
Mater Dolorosa Church, 307 Willow Ave., South San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone invites all faithful to attend a Mass invoking the Holy Spirit to provide guidance and protection to all medical professionals including doctors, nurses, caregivers, and others. After Mass, the Archbishop will also impart a special apostolic blessing to all medical professionals in attendance. The Archdiocese will then host a special reception afterwards honoring all medical professionals. The reception is free of charge, and there is free parking as well.
Save the date for the Annual KOC Halloween Costume and Dinner Dance Party on Oct 26TH
HOUR OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Three churches, one in each of the three counties of the Archdiocese, will be open for a special Holy Hour of Prayer for Vocations to Holy Orders and Religious Life on the first Sunday in November. All are welcome to attend at whatever venue is convenient, and to join in this important campaign of prayer from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
The three churches are: St. Sebastian, 373 Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae, Star of the Sea, 4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, St. Pius, 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City.