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Exhibit on the founder of the Missionaries of Charity
St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco

Blessed Mother Teresa will be canonized in Rome on Sunday, September 4. A free exhibit on the life of Blessed Teresa will take place in the Cathedral's event center, St. Francis Hall, open on these dates:


Father Edward Inyanwachi of Nigeria and Angela Testani, a nurse and active member of the Shrine, speak about needs of population of Ebonyi, Nigeria, and raising money to supply medical/surgical supplies and equipment to facilities there:

For info: Angela Testani (415) 586-5754.


Saturday, September 17, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Brendan Church, Parish Hall, 29 Rockaway Ave.
San Francisco Vicki Evans 415-614-5533
or 415-717-6428,
Mary Ann Schwab,

The Archdiocesan Respect Life Program and Project Rachel Ministry invite you to a Conference, "Insights on Healing and Reconciliation After Abortion," in celebration of the Year of Mercy on Saturday, September 17, from 8:00 am — 3:00 pm at St. Brendan Parish Hall, 29 Rockaway Avenue & Ulloa Street, San Francisco. The program will feature Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, a Catholic ministry for persons hurting after abortion.

The event will offer updated insights and understanding of post-abortion loss and will discuss how the Church, family and friends can offer compassionate help and referrals for spiritual reconciliation. The fee is $25 and includes lunch.

For reservations and information, please contact us Vicki Evans or Mary Ann Schwab, see above.


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



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.