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Second Sunday of Advent Reflection

Posted on December 02, 2022 in: General News

Second Sunday of Advent Reflection
To help us to persevere on our journey during this second week of advent, the letter to the Romans uses the words “endurance” and “encouragement.”  Indeed, it’s difficult to endure something challenging without encouragement.   Do we view the Advent Season as ...

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (A Holy Day of Obligation)
This coming Thursday, December 8th, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our Solemnity Masses will be at 8:30am and 7:00pm.  All are enjoined to celebrate the incomparable goodness of God in sending His Son through the privilege giv...

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Advent Confession Schedule

Posted on December 02, 2022 in: General News

Make room in your heart for the Infant Savior and receive God’s peace and forgiveness.  Confession schedule every Saturday during the Advent season: 3:30pm—4:30pm in Room 4 of our church. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cle...

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Prepare your hearts for the coming feast of our Lord's birth. Participate in our St. Luke Novena of Masses in preparation for Christmas 8:30 am December 16 8:30 am December 17 9:00 am December 18 (Sunday) 8:30 am December 19 8:30 am December 20 8:30 am December 21 8:...

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St. Luke's Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on December 02, 2022 in: General News

St. Luke's Christmas Giving Tree
Let us bring the hope and love of the Infant Savior to those in need!  As we approach Christmas, we invite everyone to once again share with our needy brethren the blessings we have received from God, through our annual “GIVING TREE.” This year, our Giving Tree supports the ...

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Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of a new liturgical year for the Church. It is a time of new beginnings as we turn our attention to the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Advent is a word with Latin roots which means “coming.” Christians use ...

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: A Reflection
Today’s feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, is a recent addition to the Catholic liturgical calendar. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in 1925 to help the Church respond to rising secularism and atheism in the world. In his encyclical, Quas Primas (In the First), in whic...

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By Deacon Faiva Po’oi In the first reading, Malachi tells of horrible destruction, but it’s for the enemies of the Lord, not those who “fear his name.” This appears to run in contrast to what Jesus is telling his disciples in the gospel that they themselves will experience...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
As we continue to make our way through the 20th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus is now in Jerusalem.  It won’t be long until he undergoes His passion.  The Pharisees, scribes, and Sadducees are all agitated with Him, especially after He upset the establishment by cleansing the ...

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Mass of Remembrance

Posted on November 04, 2022 in: General News

Mass of Remembrance
On Saturday, November 19 at 10:30AM at St. Timothy Church, a  Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated in honor of our beloved departed, especially those who have died during the past year in the parishes of St. Luke & St. Timothy,  Please call our office for more information or RSVP to ...

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Thanksgiving Mass

Posted on November 04, 2022 in: General News

Thanksgiving Mass
The clustered parishes of St. Timothy and St. Luke will be celebrating a Thanksgiving Mass together here at St. Luke’s on November 24, 2022 at 9:00am. Next year, the Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated at St. Timothy Church. Please bring your Thanksgiving dinner meal or bread and wine and ...

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ALL SAINTS’ DAY (Tuesday, November 1, 2022) November 1st is All Saints’ Day.  Let us celebrate the lives of men and women who we believe have gained the eternal reward of heaven in the presence of God.  Our All Saints’ Day Mass times are 8:30AM and 7:00PM. &ldq...

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November is the month in which we commemorate our departed loved ones. All Souls envelopes are now available in the chapel and church community center. The completed forms will be placed at the foot of the altar and your departed loved ones will be remembered in all the Masses in November. Join u...

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Greetings on the Solemnity of Saint Luke
As we locally celebrate the Solemnity (feast day) of Saint Luke and our being one church family in liturgy and through our parish picnic this weekend, I wanted to thank our loving Father God for having Saint Luke as our patron Saint. Having an evangelist and a faithful disciple who has done an exten...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
This weekend’s Old Testament reading is from the Book of Sirach.  This book of Holy Scripture was written about 190–180 B.C.  The author was a scribe who had a deep love for the Law and the Temple liturgy.  In Chapter 35, verses 17 and 18, we read “The prayer of the ...

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Saint Luke Novena is Ongoing

Posted on October 21, 2022 in: General News

Our Novena of Masses in preparation for the Solemnity of our church patron Saint Luke is ongoing.   Let us seek God's blessings upon our parish community through the intercession of St. Luke. Click here to pray the Novena.

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
 The first reading gives a parallel story to the Gospel. Namaan is cleansed of his leprosy in a foreshadowing of baptism by the prophet Elisha. Once healed, Namaan is filled with gratitude and tries to thank him with a gift. Elisha refuses, and Namaan turns his gratitude into faith in Elisha&rs...

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In honor of Our Lady of the Rosary,  we will have a Rosary Procession around the church on Sunday, October 9, after the 10:30am Mass.  Brown Scapulars will be given as a sign of our Consecration to our Blessed Mother. Let us unite and place our trust in the maternal intercession and pro...

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In the Gospel the apostles asked Jesus, “Increase our faith.” What answer did the Apostles receive? Did Jesus increase his apostles’ faith? No He did not. Instead, He said, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted a...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
In Luke Gospel Chapter 10, Jesus is asked “what is the most important commandment?” He responds that the greatest commandment is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” and the second to “love your neighbor as your...

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Support Life: Vote No on Proposition 1
The clergy and parishioners of St. Luke and St. Timothy join with all the Catholic Bishops and Churches of California and all people of good will who support the sanctity of life.   Through awareness, prayer and action, let us all unite in the campaign for the defeat of Proposition 1. G...

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Join us virtually on zoom at 12:30pm each weekday and at 8:30am on the weekend from Thursday, September 29 to Friday, October 7 as we pray a Novena and invoke the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary to defeat Proposition 1. Sign up at sfarch.org/noonprop1 to receive the Zoom info...

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Let us come together and turn our parish into a home where everyone feels they belong and feel appreciated. We invite you to attend the “Hospitality and Welcoming” virtual series every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday, from 7:00-8:00 pm.  The next workshop will be on September 21, 2022. ...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection
  In the first reading, Moses pleads on behalf of his sinful countrymen that God will forgive them and give them a chance to return to faithfulness. In the second reading, Paul praises the Lord who allowed him the opportunity to turn away from sin. “I was once a blasphemer and a persecuto...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
Today’s second reading is from the letter St. Paul writes to Philemon, a wealthy Colossian, and personal friend of Paul who had converted him to the faith.  Paul likely wrote this letter the same time as he wrote to the Colossians from a prison house in Rome.   He gave this letter to...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
The Church invites us to reflect deeply on this great Christian virtue, humility. It is an attribute and quality of God which all must strive to possess and live. We are called to imitate the humility of Jesus Christ. Humility was a distinctive mark of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ our Lord....

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are You Interested in Becoming a Catholic? Do You Know Someone Who May Be Interested? In RCIA, we journey with this question and all of your questions about Catholicism and what it means to follow Jesus as a Catholic.  We share how God created us to love us and what that means for our live...

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Please Support Gabriel Project Helping Women in Need
In today’s world, Catholics are called to support unborn children and their mothers so that no woman feels she has no choice but abortion. Do you know someone facing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy? Have them call 1-800-910-2848 or visit sfarch.org/gabrielproject. "Bear one anot...

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Please Support Gabriel Project Helping Women in Need
In today’s world, Catholics are called to support unborn children and their mothers so that no woman feels she has no choice but abortion. Do you know someone facing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy? Have them call 1-800-910-2848 or visit sfarch.org/gabrielproject. "Bear one anot...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
In every age and in each generation, people have wondered who was going to get into heaven and who was going to have that door closed to them.   Do we not wonder the same today?  In this account from the gospel of Luke, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, stopping and teaching along the w...

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Please Support Gabriel Project Helping Women in Need
In today’s world, Catholics are called to support unborn children and their mothers so that no woman feels she has no choice but abortion. Do you know someone facing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy? Have them call 1-800-910-2848 or visit sfarch.org/gabrielproject. "Bear one anot...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
In our first reading this weekend, the author of the Book of Wisdom takes us back to that night when the Lord delivered his chosen people from bondage in Egypt.  They had been in exile and bondage for many years, but what gave them hope was trust in God's promises. Faith and hope in God gav...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Reflection
This Sunday's readings tell us that those who accumulate wealth and material goods are in danger of putting all their focus and energy into supplying what they have and accumulating more. Those who devote most of their lives and concentrate on storing wealth and material goods are real fools, be...

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A Reflection on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Perseverance! This is the underlying message we witness by the faith of Abraham from the Old Testament. As you may recall, last week we heard of Abraham’s encounter with the three visitors and the promise of a son (Genesis 18:1-10). Today we hear of Abraham’s bargaining with God over th...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00pm St. Thomas More Church (1300 Junipero Serra Blvd, San Francisco) Why do we need to defend life? How do we do that in our culture? What Catholics should know about the proposed Constitutional amendment to enshrine abortion into the California Constitution...

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Upcoming Dates: December 16-18 — Bilingual Each retreat will include Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and counseling.  It will be held at a confidential location. To sign up or for details, visit sfarch.org/rachel Call 415-614-5567 or email projectrachel@sfarch.org Cli...

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A Reflection on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel reading is about following Jesus. He gives three important reminders: first, there is no guarantee of earthly comfort and luxury. This is what he meant when he said: “Foxes have dens, birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” Jesus never ...

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Corpus Christi Sunday Reflection
Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. This Solemnity is three feasts in one: the feast of the Eucharistic sacrifice, the feast of the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the feast of the Real Presence of Jesus in this Sacrament. Corpus Christi is a doctrinal feast established for thre...

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A Reflection on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
The Responsorial Psalm for this Sunday asks who we are in the eyes of God. The readings reveal the high value God places on us. The wisdom of God “plays on the surface of the earth and finds delight in the human race.” God pours God’s own love into our hearts through the gift of...

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Pentecost Sunday Reflection

Posted on June 03, 2022 in: General News

As the Easter Season comes to a close on Pentecost Sunday, we hear how the Apostles received a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  For three years they personally followed Jesus witnessing his work through the miracles, the physical healings and the spiritual healings.  They learned of...

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With the expected overturn of Roe v. Wade, the California Catholic Conference will be hosting a webinar on how we as Catholics answer the call and join the Catholic community in action to support mothers, and their babies and families. Please click here for details and to register and join the we...

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Pope Francis has been one of the world’s most vocal advocates of human dignity in every stage and condition of life.  He decries what he evocatively calls the “throwaway culture.”  There can be no more extreme example of this cul...

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, What are we aspiring for? What emptiness do we have inside us which needs to be filled? Moving towards the sixth Sunday of Easter, we continue to celebrate because our Risen Lord has conquered sin, evil and death.  We go on rejoicing because we believe...

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Greetings on the Fifth Sunday of Easter
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Have you been away from a loved one due to loss or separation? Our Gospel this Sunday shows what true love means.  We find how the most true love of all emanates from the Heart of Christ, our Risen Savior.   Our Lord experienced greatest pain i...

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Middle school and High school students, we would love to see you get involved and to offer you retreat and conference opportunities, such as OnFire Norcal at Six Flags, LA Youth Day, and Steubenville Norcal/Socal. Apply to be part of the Youth Ministry core team today!  Click here for the ap...

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Have you ever heard the voice of the Lord? As we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday, we rejoice in the love and compassion of the Lamb of God who offered Himself and gave up His life as a ransom for our sins.  We celebrate the tender love and care of our G...

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Upon the request of Our Lady of Fatima, we are invited to make reparation and console Our Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.  Participate in the First Saturday Devotion on May 7, 2022 in our main Church. Join our First Saturday Mass at 8:30am.  Our devotional prayers wi...

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Friday, May 20, 7 – 8 p.m. presentation, 8 – 8:30pm, the gym @ Star of the Sea Parish, 345 8th Ave., San Francisco. Free parking in the church parking lot. The world is in an upheaval, with bad bills on education, life, health and parents’ rights being decided right now in ...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts. All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on the first Friday of the month, May 6, 2022, in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows imme...

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ's Words on this Third Sunday of Easter continue to assure us of the limitless abundance of God's love for us.   Like Peter and the apostles, we may have abandoned and denied our Lord whenever troubles and hardships have assailed us, when...

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You are invited to grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith while enhancing your personal experience of faith. Explore some basic elements of the Catholic Christian faith! Fr. John J. Piderit, SJ will teach and guide us every Thursday, from 6:00PM-7:00PM starting on April 2...

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY (April 24) Prayer Service at 3pm
3:00pm Prayer Service in Commemoration of the Feast of the Divine Mercy (St. Luke main Church) Adore our merciful Lord during the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and receive His merciful forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions will be available). Jesus promised to St. F...

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Divine Mercy Novena (April 15-23)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA (April 15 to April 23) Let us plead for God's mercy and place our trust in our Savior, who redeems us and carries the weight of our sufferings, especially during this difficult time of trial and conflict. Let us together pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy, ...

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Receive our Lord’s pardon and peace and prepare spiritually for the Lord's Easter feast. Our St. Luke Lenten Penitential Service with Confessions will be on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00am until 12 noon. "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespa...

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Holy Week 2022

Posted on March 31, 2022 in: General News

Let God's Spirit stir up in us a loving participation in the rites of this most sacred week (see schedule below), transforming us and drawing us deeper into the life and love of Christ poured out on Calvary, and risen in glory on Easter Sunday.  Our most Blessed Redeemer, and His greates...

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Let Us All Unite with Pope Francis in Consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (March 25, 9am PST)
Pope Francis, in his letter to Bishops expressed, "Nearly a month has passed since the outbreak of war in Ukraine that is inflicting immense suffering upon its sorely tried people and threatening world peace. At this dark hour, the Church is urgently called to intercede befo...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts. All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on March 4, 2022 in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows immediately after the Mass.&n...

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Our Dear Parishioners, To follow in the footsteps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the highest expression of being a Catholic Christian, that is to love whatever He loves, to oppose whatever he    opposes, to do whatever He does, and to aspire whatever He aspires. Now, as we ...

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Greetings on the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we begin with the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Christ invites us to remain in His light, love and goodness. God has given us this time of Lent to prepare ourselves for what matters most in our Christian faith - the ultimate triumph of Christ in His...

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Explore the deepest questions of the human heart - what is my purpose? What is life all about? Join us during Wednesdays of Lent for our virtual Lenten Reflection.  Find out the answers in the context of God's love for us.  Click here to join the virtual reflection and group discu...

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Meditate on Christ's passion and experience God's great love for us. Join us for Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent, beginning at 6:00PM in the main Church. “Looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cr...

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Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday, signals the beginning of the season of Lent and is a day of fasting and abstinence.  Our Ash Wednesday Mass times at St. Luke's are: 8:30am, 5:30pm and 6:45pm As we receive the ashes, we express our sorrow over our sins and ask...

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Greetings on the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, How do you see yourself as a Christian?  Is following Jesus with total commitment and fervor effortless and painless? Our Gospel this Sunday reminds us that Christian life is not all roses and sunshine.  Following Christ with an earnest and genuin...

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Thank you all for participating in the Synod Survey! We reached 73% participation and will receive the results this month.  However, our synodal process is not yet finished! Archbishop Cordileone invites us all to participate in an engagement session as part of the local synodal process in Febr...

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The Office of Human Life & Dignity is spearheading a women's retreat for healing after abortion on May 20-22, 2022 (Bilingual English and Spanish), led by Father Vito Perrone, COSJ, with Father James Liebner, SVD The event will include Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and counseling....

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Greetings on the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There are more than a thousand faithful who have been officially beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.  And there are more than thousands of unknown servants of God who, although not formally recognized by the Church, now rejoice in eternal union with G...

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Spring 40 Days for Life Vigil Begins on March 2, 2022
Give God a beautiful sacrifice this Lent of 2022: From March 2 - April 10 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 Lenten commitment by ...

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Greetings on the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, What is the true measure of success? What does it entail and how do we attain true success in life?  In our Sunday readings, we meet three notable persons who were chosen by God to accomplish His mission.  We have Isaiah who acknowledged his unwor...

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The feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, February 8, has been designated as the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. Please join Catholics on Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:30pm in a webinar rosary prayer to invoke her aide in bringing to an end the evil of human tr...

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Greetings on the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, What struggles do we encounter in following the call of God in our lives?  How do we overcome trials and remain firm in our vows to the Lord?  As Christians, we are called to dedicate our lives in the spirit of the gospel, having God as the b...

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Come let us adore and worship our Lord, whose Sacred Heart longs to pour out upon us His graces and gifts.   All are invited to the 8:30am Mass on February 4, 2022 in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Eucharistic Adoration follows immediately after the Mass.  The Benediction will...

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In commemoration of the Feast of Saint Blaise, two candles are blessed, and pressed against the throat while a prayer of blessing is said.  Legend has it that a mother brought to Saint Blaise her dying son who had a fishbone stuck in his throat and got miraculously healed. We will have the...

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We will be celebrating the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on Wednesday, February 2nd.  It is an ancient tradition for candles to be blessed on this day as we celebrate the coming of Christ, the Light of the World.  We pray that by the power of the Holy Spirit we might also become be...

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Greetings on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, How does God speak to us today?  What news does He bring to us? What is He calling each one of us to do?  With all that is happening in our world today, we are in constant search for authentic news that will speak the truth, that will bring u...

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Participate in the Synod Survey TODAY! The survey is closing by the end of the weekend.  This unprecedented opportunity, initiated by Pope Francis, will facilitate discussion and reflection to help shape the Church's understanding of herself and her mission.  We are at about ...

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Greetings on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Are you waiting for a miracle to happen?   Miracles happen each moment of our lives...the unnoticeable miracle of waking up each day, alive and blessed by our Lord to start another chapter...the simple miracle of being greeted by a smile or comforting ...

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Greetings on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we begin another year, we bring to the Lord all our resolutions.  What drives our resolution? How do we keep our resolution?  Celebrating the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord during the start of the year, we call to mind our own baptism.  ...

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Join fellow Catholics and pro-lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the smallest among us at the 18th Annual Walk for Life West Coast.  The rally begins at 12:30 pm in the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. For more information, visit https://walkforlifewc...

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Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life Novena, 9 Days for Life, Wednesday, January 19 – Thursday, January 27. 9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested a...

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