St. Mary's Cathedral Recitals

1111 Gough St. at Geary, San Francisco
415-567-2020, ext. 213

The following Sunday Recitals start at 4:00 pm and are free to the public, with ample free parking:

Grand Piano Inaugural Recital

Monday April 27

Saint Dominic's (Steiner & Bush) is having a free Grand Piano Inaugural Recital at 7:30pm to introduce their new Concert Grand Piano, which they were able to purchase last December due to the generous support of parishioners and friends. The recital will feature the piano in solo repertoire, with accompanying solo voices, and with instruments including violin, clarinet, and organ.

Interfaith Book Reading

Wednesday April 29

Author Steven Nightengale will read from his new book "Granada - a Pomegranate in the Hand of God" at 7:30pm in the Presidio Chapel (130 Fisher Loop), San Francisco. For more info: or

Responding to Homelessness Training Class

Thursday April 30

There will be a free training class for "Responding to Homelessness on Our Doorsteps" from 9:00am – Noon at Saint Mary's Cathedral. For more info: Cynthia Zamboukos at 415 474-1321 or

International Food Faire

Saturday May 2

Food and fellowship at the Saint Ignatius College Preparatory International Food Faire from 4:00 - 8:00pm, featuring 11 multicultural all-you-can-eat food booths, live entertainment, photo booth, and DJ dance party. Reserve early bird tickets at For more info: 415 407-1197 or

An Evening with EWTN's Raymond Arroyo

Sunday, May 3

Longtime EWTN host will speak at 7:00pm in Star of the Sea Church (4420 Geary Blvd) on people who he considers signs of hope, including Saint Padre Pio; EWTN founder Mother Angelica; and Saint John Paul II. Admission is free and for more info: 415 751-0450.

Epiphany Center Luncheon Celebrating Mothers

Wednesday May 6

An Epiphany Center luncheon honoring mothers will take place in the Saint Francis Yacht Club at 11:30am. It is hosted by the Epiphany League, which is a volunteer group of women dedicated to the Epiphany Center's work of caring for at-risk women, children, and families. For more info: 415 351-4055 or

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo Memorial Mass

Saturday May 9

The life of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, late prelate of Opus Dei, will be commemorated with Mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral at 11:00am. Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was beatified on September 27th, 2014 and all are invited.

For more info: Msgr. James Kelly of Opus Dei's Menlough Study Center 650 327-1675.

San Francisco Boys Chorus Auditions

Saturday May 9

The San Francisco Boys Chorus is searching for boys from ages 5 to 12 to apply in San Francisco, San Rafael, and Oakland. Members receive vocal training and gain music appreciation, self-confidence, and self-discipline.

Boys trained by the San Francisco Boys Chorus have performed in San Francisco Opera productions since 1948, and tour domestically and internationally. The San Francisco Boys Chorus holds weekly rehearsals in San Francisco, the East Bay, and Marin during the school year, and serves at Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light.

For more info: 415 861-7464 or

OLG4Life Conference

Saturday May 9

Do You Want to be Healed? From 9:30am - 2:30pm, Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga (13716 Saratoga Ave) will host Irish-born Fr. Michael Barry who is active in retreat work, teaching on healing, charismatic spirituality, and has a special gift for inner healing. For more info: 408 710-5825 or

Family Picnic

Saturday May 16

A picnic to honor and support our Archbishop will take place on the Little Marina Green, which is next to the Saint Francis Yacht Harbor entrance at Marina Boulevard and Baker Street. The picnic begins at 11:00am and includes a puppet show, bouncy house, Mariachi band, and soft drinks. So bring your own picnic food, chairs, blankets and enjoy the day in a beautiful setting.

Free parking lots are available along the water at the opposite (East) end of the Marina Green toward Fort Mason. Street parking is available on the opposite side of the Green along Baker, Broderick, Divisadero, and Scott Streets. And Muni busses 22, 28, 30 can also get you there.

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God bless and we look forward to seeing you there!

NCRC Annual Charismatic Convention

May 22 - 24, 2015

"Fan the flame of Pentecost with gifts of the Holy Spirit."

The Northern California Renewal Coalition will holds its annual convention May 22nd - 24th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Our Archbishop Cordileone is the principal celebrant and homilist of the event's opening Mass; retired Archbishop Niederauer will preside at a healing Mass on Saturday (Welcome back sir, we hope you're doing very well); and longtime liaison to the charismatic community, Monsignor Tarantino, will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the convention's closing Mass.

Talks will be offered for adults, young adults, teenagers, and children. "Experience conversion, renewal, transformation, healing, and empowerment," Msgr. Tarantino said. "Bring the family. All are welcome." Speakers include Ed Horodko (longtime voice of Immaculate Heart Radio), Peter Herbeck (of Renewal Ministries in Michigan), and more.

For registration, complete schedule, and additional details call 415 350-8677 or visit

World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families is an international event, which was begun by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1994. The last 3 editions (2006, 2009, 2012) were held in Valencia, Mexico City, and Milan but in 2015, the World Meeting of Families will be held in the United States for the very first time, and will take place from September 22nd to September 27th in Philadelphia, PA.

From noon on Tuesday to noon on Friday (September 22nd to 25th) there will be a Congress, with speakers and breakout sessions. Participants numbering from 10,000 to 15,000 are expected.

The highlight of the meeting will be a Papal visit from Friday to Sunday, culminating in a Papal Mass on Sunday, which is expected to draw over a million people. Registration for the Congress is $350.

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