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:

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

Elizabeth Wrightman Art Exhibit

Sunday May 24

Mysterious Ireland is a collection of Elizabeth Wrightman at Mercy Center (2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame), which centers on Irish literature, ancient through contemporary. For more info: 650 340-7474 or

Memorial Day Cemetery Masses

Monday May 25

Peace Mass

Saturday June 6

Father Arnold Zamora will be principal celebrant and homilist for a Peace Mass being held at Holy Name of Jesus Church (39th at Lawton) at 9:00am. For more info: 650 580-7123 or

Year of Consecrated Life Celebration

Thursday June 11

Foudy Hall at Saint Monica School (23rd & Geary) will be celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life for all San Francisco area parishes at 7:00pm.

Following a brief viewing of the award winning DVD Women & Spirit (which chronicles the contributions of the Catholic Sisters of America), a panel of Brothers, Sisters, Priests, and Lay will speak to the audience about living the baptismal call to discipleship. Question, answer, and fellowship will follow the panel discussion.

This event also takes place at the Dominican Sisters Center (1520 Grand Ave.) in San Rafael on June 4th at 7:00pm.

HandiCapables Mass

Saturday June 13

Archbishop Cordileone will be principal celebrant and homilist commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the HandiCapables Mass at Noon in lower halls of Saint Mary's Cathedral, with lunch following the liturgy. All disabled people and their caregivers are invited, and volunteers are always welcome to assist in this tradition.

For more info: 415 239-4865.

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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