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:

Jesuit Prison Ministries Benefit

Sunday June 14

Archbishop Cordileone will offer grace at a dinner co-sponsored by our Archdiocese Restorative Justice Ministry taking place at Saint Mary's Cathedral to benefit Jesuit Prison Ministries. Special guest Fr James Martin (the New York Times best-selling author of My Life with the Saints as well as the newly released Jesus: A Pilgrimage) will be present. The San Quentin Catholic Chapel Choir will be featured and there will be a silent auction of death-row prisoners' artwork. Reception begins at 5:00 and dinner served by Old Skool Café begins at 6:00.

For more info: 800 838-3006 or

Pasta Lunch

Wednesday June 17

Immaculate Conception Church (Folsom at Cesar Chavez) continues a longstanding local church tradition of all you can eat pasta and meatballs at Noon. The cost is $10 and beverages are available for purchase.

All Souls School Yard Sale

Saturday June 27

Being held by Young Men's Institute Council 32 and hosted by All Souls School (479 Miller Ave, So San Francisco) from 9:00am to 3:00pm to benefit the Louis P. Guaraldi Food Basket Program. For more info: 650 888-3988.

Ravioli Dinner

Sunday June 28

Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame is hosting an Italian Catholic Federation event with reception at 4:00pm and dinner at 5:00. Cost for a family of four is $50. For more info: 650 344-7870.

Kathleen Norris: Sacred In Everyday

Monday June 29

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael hosts award-winning poet and author Kathleen Norris at 7:00pm. She will speak on finding the sacred in our everyday lives and share selections from contemporary authors who have found God in moments of daily life. Her books include The Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. The event s open to all, light refreshments, questions and answers. Info: 415 453 8303 or

Northwest Boychoir of Seattle Performance

Thursday July 9

Live performance at Saint Dominic's Church (Bush & Steiner) at 7:30pm. If you miss them there you can also see them in San Jose and Mill Valley. For more info: 206 524-3234.

Our Lady of Fatima Statue Visits the National Shrine

Wednesday, July 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue (a lovely hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima given to the USA by the Bishop of Fatima in 1967) will be visiting numerous Archdiocese parishes. This Statue was blessed by Pope Paul VI during his visit to Fatima in 1967 and crowned by Cardinal O'Boyle in the National Basilica in Washington in 1971. The Statue travels America sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and spreads the important Message of Fatima with her accompanying custodian.

World Meeting of Families

September 22 to 25

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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