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For our current volunteers who assist with Mass at the Shrine as a lector or minister of the Eucharist, and for those who are interested in joining these ministries, the S.F. Archdiocese is offering training and certification workshops at the following locations and dates:

Please contact the Shrine office for information and to register, (415) 986-4557

Catholic Marriage Conference

September 24 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA

Contact: Ed Hopfner, Archdiocesan Director of Marriage & Family Life
Phone: 415-614-5547

"Together in Holiness" is a marriage conference series for dioceses that inspires and empowers Catholic couples to grow together in holiness. Each conference brings to life a theme from St. John Paul II's teachings on marriage and family life. They include insightful and practical presentations for spouses, as well as Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This dynamic conference comes to the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Saturday, September 24



Monday, October 3rd
7:00pm Mass, 8:00pm Transitus Ceremony

The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of St. Francis from this world into God. Francis died October 3, 1226 in Assisi, Italy. Francis made several requests to his brother before his death. He asked them to pray Psalm 141 which begins: "With all my voice I cry to you, Lord. With all my voice I entreat you." He also added a verse to his Canticle of the Creatures: "Be praised my Lord, through our sister bodily death, from whose embrace no living person can escape." He asked his brothers to sing the Canticle for him before his death and they included this final verse. The brothers, also, read from St. John's Gospel (13:1 -7), where Jesus washes the feet of his disciples and says to them: "What I just did was to give you an example, as I have done, so you must do." Francis has shared a similar sentiment with his followers: "I have done what is mine to do. May Christ teach you what is yours."


If you missed the first opportunity in June & July to view and pray before the reliquary containing the remnants of Saint Pio and Saint Leopold, September will be another chance. The Shrine will regain custody of the relics of these two Capuchin saints and place them again at the side altar for veneration during Church visiting hours.

Mark November 20, 2016 on your calendars as the Jubilee Year of Mercy draws to a close on the Feast of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe. The Shrine will have a special celebration on that day, details will follow in upcoming bulletins.