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:

Free Concert of Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers

Sunday, December 14th at 2:00

National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers will be at the National Shrine to perform a free concert together with Vincent Stadlin at the helm of our wonderful organ, and Kenneth Graham, (tenor) and Richard McKinley (baritone) for many of your favorite Christmas carols including "O Holy Night," "Lo How a Rose e're Blooming/The Rose," "Gaudete! Christus!"

Join Archbishop Cordileone on "Walk for Life West Coast"

We would like to share with you an invitation from Archbishop Cordileone to join him and his brother bishops in attending the Walk for Life West Coast on January 24, 2015, where tens of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics alike share the gospel of life, which is the gospel of Christ.

Prior to the Walk for Life, there will be a Mass at 9:30am at San Francisco's Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. And for the first time, Walk for Life is sponsoring a "Design-a-Shirt" contest for youth in two age groups: High School and College. Each group will have a 1st prize winner of $500, a 2nd prize winner of $350, and a 3rd prize winner of $150. All youth of the archdiocese (and beyond) are encouraged to participate in this exciting contest. For more information, please email or telephone 415 658-1793.

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.