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:
- 3/1 Sonora Piano Trio. Works by Mozartand Brahms
- 3/8 James Hicks (NJ), Organist
- 3/15 Angela Kraft Cross, Organist
- 3/22 Robert Gurney, Organist
- 3/29 Steve Denmark, Organist
AROUND OUR ARCHDIOCESE
- Thursday, March 5: Art Sale
"Celebrate Heart," Saint Anne's Home, 300 Lake Street at 6pm will feature the sale of paintings by Susan Schneider and other Bay Area artists. Tickets are $125 with proceeds to benefit the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor. For more info: www.littlesistersofthepoorsf.org.
- Friday, March 6: 2-Day Rummage Sale
Church of the Visitacion, 701 Sunnydale Avenue & Rutland Street: Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 2pm. Items include clothes, furniture, books, as well as a new items booth. For more info: 415 494-5517.
- Saturday, March 7: United For Life
United for Life dinner, Irish Cultural Center, 45th Avenue & Sloat Boulevard at 5:30 pm. Guest Dana Cody of the Life Legal Foundation speaks on euthanasia. Please make reservations by Feb 28th at 415 567-2293.
National Association of Catholic Nurses "Meet & Greet"
Join the National Association of Catholic Nurses and become a part of the Catholic nurses' voice. Acquaint yourself with the organization at a "Meet & Greet" event 10am - Noon at Alma Via Retirement Center, One Thomas More Drive, San Francisco. Vicki Evans, respect life coordinator for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, is guest speaker. For more info: Mary Ann Haeuser 415 454-0979 or firstname.lastname@example.org and www.naacnusa.org.
- Sunday, March 8: Holocaust Play "Etty"
"Etty," an internationally acclaimed play of a young woman's struggle to sustain humanity in the face of the brutality of the Holocaust: 3pm at Mercy High School, San Francisco, with an overview from Holocaust survivor Jacob Boas. Admission is free and a reception will follow in the theatre lobby. Please RSVP by March 2nd. For more info: email@example.com or www.mercyhs.org or 415 334-7941.
Northern California Choral Festival Mass
Archbishop Cordileone is principal celebrant and homilist for the Northern California Choral Festival Mass at 5:30pm in Saint Mary's Cathedral on Saturday March 14th. Student singers from the Archdiocese of San Francisco and around the Bay Area will sing under the direction of Richard Robbins of the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. A choral prelude will precede the liturgy. Visit www.pcchoirs.org.
Catholic Charities CYO Summer Camp
Make memories with Catholic Charities CYO Summer Camp. Register online at www.cyocamp.org by March 31st and receive an "Early Bird" discount of $40.00 to your camper fees. Also, CYO Camp will host their annual Open House on Saturday, March 21st, where you can tour the facilities, meet their staff, enjoy a free BBQ lunch, and participate in an afternoon of swimming, canoeing, archery, and closing campfire. Please RSVP to 707 874-0200.
Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat
Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are invited to a Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul April 10th-12th, 2015 in Los Altos Hills. If you would like to know more about attending this prayerful and reflective discernment retreat, contact Sister Lisa Laguna at 650 949-8890 or email at SrLisaDC@aol.com. You can also find them on Facebook at Daughters of Charity Vocations US; follow them on Twitter.com/DofCharity; and read about them at DaughtersOfCharity.com.
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.