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FAITH & HOPE: Spiritual, practical resources during the pandemic

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‘WE CAN HEAR YOU’:

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Pastor with terminal diagnosis hopes to model ‘a good death’

Pastor, faithful connect online

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Archbishop: The pandemic is an opportunity for renewal

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for Catholics to renew the spiritual and sacramental life of the church and stand out as examples of the virtue of neighborliness, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in a livestreamed Mass from St. Mary’s Cathedral March 22, 2020. “With Christ all is brought out in the light and without his light there is no healing,” the archbishop said in his homily at 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, reflecting on the Scripture readings for the day. “Healing is of paramount importance right now … but spiritual healing is needed as well.” More on Page 8.

Front-line workers step up to serve the neediest – and need your help CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco has moved many of its essential services for the homeless from indoors to curbside, providing hot meals to go, emergency clothing, extra hand sanitizers, hand-washing stations, security and neighborhood cleanup as one of the largest social service organizations in the Bay Area adjusts to life under lockdown. Although the iconic St. Anthony’s Dining Room in the 100 block of Golden Gate Avenue, founded 70 years ago by Franciscan Father Alfred Boeddeker, is closed under a drastic shelterin-place order implemented throughout the region March 17, clients are lining up to pick up hot meals at a window. Other forms of direct help to clients are continuing despite the ban on gatherings and orders that people stay six feet apart to hinder spread of the coronavirus. In a March 17 social media post, St.

pants. My pants right now are too tight to take off.” St. Anthony’s said Robert received a hot to-go meal, a jacket, pants and other resources. “This is why essential services are needed,” the agency said, joining social service providers throughout the city and region in appealing to the public for donations to maintain staffing during the crisis. Other service organizations are maintaining a similar spirit as San Francisco city officials looked to expand housing for the city’s estimated 8,000 homeless individuals, who are not subject to the shelter-in-place order announced March 17 by Gov. Gavin Newsom but are encouraged to seek housing. The San Francisco (PHOTO BY DENNIS CALLAHAN/CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO) Chronicle reported that schools, hotels People line up for hot to-go meals at St. Anthony’s Dining Room in San Francisco March 17, and churches are being considered. 2020. St. Anthony’s and other organizations that serve the homeless and other vulnerable popuCatholic Charities of the Archdiocese lations are maintaining essential services under the shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of of San Francisco simply announced to the coronavirus. A personal way to honor your loved one’s patriotism to our country. website visitors, “We are here.” If you have your loved and would like to donate it Anthony’s featured a photo of areceived client a flag honoring “It’s really coldone's out military here,”service Robert to the cemetery to be flown assaid. part of“Ianneed “Avenue of Flags"jacket on Memorial 4th of July and Veterans' Day, named Robert. a warm and Day, some SEE FRONT-LINE WORKERS, PAGE 23

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‘The wandering padre’ of the pandemic RICK DELVECCHIO CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

One pastor in a locked-down Archdiocese of San Francisco is putting “the way of the Cross” into action literally, making a two-mile morning pilgrimage between the two suburban churches under his pastoral care, carrying with him two crucifixes close to this heart and opening and closing the doors of both churches for those seeking private prayer or just peace Father Dave and quiet. Ghiorso Father Dave Ghiorso, pastor of St. Charles Parish in San Carlos and St. Matthias in Redwood City, is sharing his journey as “your wandering padre” on the parish website and social media. “On my morning walk between the churches of St. Charles and St. Matthias I carry two crosses,” he wrote in a March 18 message. “One is the cross given to me by my father (more on that later), the other a small comfort cross carried on my pilgrimages. This cross was made by Phil, a parishioner. During pilgrimage hikes this cross is normally in my pocket although it is made, and its purpose is, to cradle in one’s hand. This is because hiking poles are often in use. But on these morning walks poles are not needed and I can carry the cross. “By accident I discovered a wonderful gift with the cross in my hand,” Father Ghiorso continued. “I carry it in my right hand as it seems to nestle there quite nicely. When I meet someone, my natural instinct is to reach out to greet them, but the cross reminds me of the need presently for social distancing. “When someone drives by and recognizes me, usually tooting the horn, I once again instinctively raise my hand in a wave,” he wrote. “Such a small object made with care and love cradled in my hand being raised as if imparting a blessing. The presence of our Lord is ever with us, but especially in these trying times.” With all Mass gatherings in the archdiocese canceled indefinitely to hinder spread of the coronavirus, Father Ghiorso is trying to keep to a schedule of opening St. Charles by 7 a.m. and then starting the walk through the neighborhoods to open St. Matthias before 8. The doors stay open until at least 4. “Hand sanitizer is right inside the door to use, so please keep safe,” said Father Ghiorso, who has been pastor of St. Charles since 2005. “If you see me walking by give out a shout so I may raise my hand in prayer and blessing,” he said, closing “In Faith Hope and Love” as “Your Wandering Padre.” Archbishop Cordileone has asked that pastors or their designates celebrate one private Mass a day and keep churches open for private prayer, provided

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urgent public health advisories to limit social contact are heeded. “I and some brave souls continue to try and put the daily Mass online but no promises as we work through some issues,” said Father Ghiorso, who shared in a later Facebook post that 5 p.m. Mass is on by livestreaming. The broadcast would turn out to be a hit, with 400 views a day later and more than 30 comments on Facebook. “Thank you so much,” one viewer posted. “I work in ICU and it’s so stressful. [Your] taking the time to do this made me so happy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” In a March 16 post, Father Ghiorso shared the experience of waking to an unprecedented day in his life and priesthood. “For the first time in my life, for the first time in my priesthood, there was no Mass celebrated where I live,” he wrote. “I went online to see what was [happening] in Italy and to see how the Holy Father, Pope Francis, was spending his day as the churches in Rome are also closed. He was making a pilgrimage from St. Peter’s the Basilica of St. Mary Major and to a cross that traversed Rome during the plague of 1522. He traversed alone except for a small detail of security following him. Father Ghiorso noted that St. Charles Parish is named after St. Charles Borromeo, who ministered and served in Milan during that plague. “Large processions following the Blessed Sacrament or this cross were common as the people were called to prayer to end the plague,” he wrote. “St. Charles Borromeo is depicted in the large mosaic on the doors of the church [holding] aloft the Blessed Sacrament before a throng of victims. His dedication and love for the Lord and the people entrusted to his care kept him in Milan while others fled in fear and panic.” Such large gatherings, including Masses and other group forms of prayer, are not possible or even prudent now, he continued. “But one thing has not changed – our need to pray. Pray alone, pray with our partners, pray with those we live with. “As your pastor, that is presently all I can do for you … PRAY. … Daily I will walk between St Charles and St. Matthias to open the doors of our churches, to invite those who wish to stop by for quiet and prayer. We are not alone, and this will be our finest hour I do believe.” In a March 19 update, Father Ghiorso appealed for prayer for health care workers, first responders and the elderly. The elderly “have given us a great gift, a lesson we should take to heart,” he said. “Many live alone, have understood isolation and solitude, and yet give us an example of how to live each day. So many seniors in their homes or in care homes are even more secluded NOW for their protection. Let us not forget their example of faith, hope, and love.”

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‘We can hear you’: A pastor and his flock connect during lockdown RICK DELVECCHIO CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

“We can hear you.” With that comment from a Facebook user to Dominican Father Jerome Cudden alone on the altar in front of a camera, the first day post-lockdown was underway at St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park. Both priest and audience seemed grateful for the social media connection as Father Cudden livestreamed the 8:15 a.m. Mass on March 17, the morning after Bay Area authorities announced a region-wide quarantine to halt the spread of the coranavirus. The 25-minute video liturgy had nearly 200 views by late afternoon. In an announcement after Mass, Father Cudden said the archbishop has asked parishes not to have public Masses and added that he will be scheduling more livestreamed Masses. He also encouraged parishioners to reach out to one another, especially to those in need. “We’re trying to get in touch with all our elderly parishioners,” he said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to parishioners who might be elderly and need extra help. We’re all in this together and together we will definitely get through this.” For sacramental emergencies, Father Cudden said he can be reached through the church phone that patches through to his cell phone. “Go in peace, glorify the Lord with

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A screenshot of Dominican Father Jerome Cudden, pastor of St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park, celebrating the 8:15 a.m. Mass online March 17, 2020, in an otherwise empty church on an empty campus on the first day of shelter-in-place orders in the Bay Area. Massgoers from the community and beyond checked in by Facebook, some wishing Father Cudden a happy St. Patrick’s Day. your lives, thanks be to God,” Father Cudden prayed in closing. Continuing to improvise a virtual community on a large parish school campus where nearly all activity had come to a halt, the Dominican friar, who turns 50 this month, posted parish family photos on a back pew and put the image on Facebook. It was an additional gesture of extending prayer to families as the first day of quarantine came to an end. Father Cudden welcomes more family photos at jcudden@straymondmp.org.

As a warmup for the new reality, Father Cudden hosted a Facebook chat March 16. Questions came in from St. Raymond School students and from Dominican communities in Benicia and outside California. He opened with a prayer that Christ be present with all in this time of trial. “We ask that you’re always with us to carry your cross, no matter what’s going on in our lives,” Father Cudden said. “First-time ever doing this,” Father Cudden greeted the virtual audience consisting of school kids from kinder-

garten through eighth grade as well as adults. A youngster, Matteo, put the first question: “How do I stop being scared of the coronavirus?” “It’s OK to be scared,” the priest answered. “It’s a reaction to an injustice. Let’s say you’re walking down the street and this big dog starts barking. It freaks you out. I’d be scared too. We have to look at the situation. It’s scary. It’s absolutely OK to have fear in your life. What are we going to do with that fear? “If you’re home and surrounded by people who love you, it’s OK to be afraid. Even though we’re in lockdown mode, we still have community here … Stay close to our family, stay close to God.” Someone else asked if it’s a sin to drink coffee while watching Mass on TV. Not really, said the priest, but if it were a devotional Mass, all distractions would be set aside. He explained the Sign of the Cross to another person on the forum, and then answered a question about where he lives. Father Cudden lives in a nine-bedroom house with six other Dominican priests. He shared that he carries his worldly possessions lightly, not more than he can fit into his car when he has to move. SEE ‘WE CAN HEAR YOU,’ PAGE 16

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Terminally ill Marin pastor seeks to model ‘happy death’ CHRISTINA GRAY CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

One month to the day after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer, the longtime pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Parish told Catholic San Francisco that he doesn’t plan to take medical retirement or to spend time completing a so-called “bucket list.” “I chose to come back to work because I want to model a happy death for my parishioners,” said Father Brian Costello in an at-times emotional interview March 11 at the Novato parish. The meeting came six days before Marin County residents were ordered March 17 along with other Bay Area counties to shelter-in-place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Father Costello, 66, broke the news with uncommon candor and grace to his parish community of five years in the Feb. 23 parish bulletin. In a page-long letter that shared the very human details of being diagnosed out of the blue with an incurable illness, he told parishioners and staff that he was “totally at peace” with what seemed to be God’s plan for him. “Isn’t that what our faith teaches us?” he wrote. After a short stay at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco immediately after his diagnosis, Father Costello returned to Marin with his mind made up to carry on with his work as pastor. “I have decided to come back home to OLL and spend my remaining days, weeks or months to be with you until I can’t physically work anymore,” the bulletin letter said. Father Costello agreed to meet with the paper about that decision. “All I’ve ever wanted to be is a simple parish priest,” Father Costello said in a choked-up whisper. His self-described “teacher’s voice,” he admitted, has weakened somewhat from the fatigue of his illness – and wavered, no doubt, in part from speaking out loud to a near-stranger about his remaining pastoral ambitions. In short, he wants to continue to lead the parish as it “becomes the parish I know it can be” through a “spiritual revival” program that was in the works before his diagnosis. More profoundly, he wants to turn his experience facing death into a teaching moment for his parishioners. “If the Lord meant this for me, to be a

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Father Brian Costello, pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church, is pictured in front of the Guadalupe shrine in the courtyard of the Novato parish March, 11, 2020. One month earlier he was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. good example to my parishioners about what a happy death can be, so be it,” he said. “This is where the rubber meets the road.” He said God has given him “a great gift” to have an opportunity to show that death is not to be feared when you have faith. “I believe with every fiber of my body in the resurrection,” he said. “To have this happen right before Lent, well, it couldn’t have happened at a better time.” When Presentation Sister Mary Jane Francis asked her first-graders at St. Elizabeth School in San Francisco what they wanted to be when they grew up, young Brian Costello had a ready answer. He entered the now-closed St. Joseph Seminary in Mountain View right out of eighth grade but left in his second year to earn English and history degrees so he could become a teacher. In 1983 he joined the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a religious community in Southern California with a teaching charism. He taught high school for much of his time there as a brother. In 1997 his desire to be a priest drew him back to the Bay Area and to St. Patrick’s Seminary & University where he completed his seminary education and

was ordained a priest in the year 2000. Father Costello taught at Marin Catholic High School under then-president and now Spokane, Washington, Bishop Tom Daly. His first assignment as a parish priest was at St. Anthony of Padua in Novato. He was pastor of Mater Dolorosa Parish in South San Francisco and also served at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco before his assignment to Our Lady of Loretto in 2014. “Even though I’ve had some bad days as a priest along with the good ones, I wouldn’t change being a priest for anything in the world,” he said. “It’s a great life and I just wish more people would listen to the call.” Father Costello admitted there are mornings when he is hurting and suffering, both physically and emotionally. “But I offer it up to Jesus who suffered and died on the cross for us,” he said. “We are not a Good Friday people. We are an Easter Sunday people.” Last month almost simultaneously with its pastor’s life-altering diagnosis, the parish received the results of a comprehensive parish life survey designed and executed last fall by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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“We definitely got our money’s worth,” he said of the 153-page bound report that will help inform the parish as it begins in coming months the implementation of a parish “spiritual revival.” The initiative is based on the book, “Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost and Making Church Matter” (Ave Maria Press, 2013). Written by Father Michael White of Church of the Nativity in Maryland, and a lay associate, Tom Corcoran, the book tells the story of how they brought their parish back to life, tripled weekend Mass attendance, increased giving and cultivated flourishing ministries. Father Costello said Our Lady of Loretto has also been physically renovating the church with new paint, music and sound systems and flooring, as well as a new website. Physical renovations are “a piece of cake though,” he said. “Spiritual renovation is much more difficult.” What the parish is experiencing is what “90% of parishes are going through,” said Father Costello. “We’ve become an old church. There is nothing wrong with that, but as the old die we don’t have the young people to take their place.” As he begins the treatment in April that doctors tell him will prolong but not save his life, he is surrounded and supported by “the people I love and the people who love me.” His kid sister Sally takes him to all of his doctor’s appointments. And after a period of estrangement from brothers Barry and Bruce, he says they speak almost every day now. “When you’re facing death and about to meet your maker, you find out what’s really important in life,” Father Costello said. “Fortunately I knew that before.” Tears flowed freely as he talked about his loyal parish staff, whose voices could be overheard coming from various rooms in a rectory that looks and feels like a family home. The staff includes parish manager Patrick Reeder and parish secretary Erin Troy, who, Father Costello admitted, “basically run the parish.” “We don’t have a bench in the priesthood,” Father Costello said, using a sports analogy, because there are no extra players. “If I can do my little bit helping the archdiocese,” he said, “it’s better therapy than chemo.”

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Clericus basketball event funds vocations seminar TOM BURKE CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

Proceeds from the annual Clericus Classic basketball event funded a twoday seminar on vocations Feb. 28 and 29. The earlier session was for priests with 20 in attendance. The next-day session was for 40 parishioners from what Father Cameron Faller, director of vocations for the archdiocese, called “pilot parishes” for vocation ministry. Speaking at both gatherings was Rhonda Gruenwald. Rhonda is a pioneer in parish vocation ministry and founder of VocationMinistry.com. She explains her vocation as “promot-

ing, affirming and bringing attention to vocations in every way possible.” A vocation to the priesthood comes from God but is cultivated and supported by families and parishes, Father Faller said. Studies show, however, that very few parishes in America do anything significant to actively support or promote vocations in their parish, he said. The talks looked at how parishes could better promote and support vocations to priesthood, religious life, and married life. “With fewer people entering priesthood and religious life today, as well as fewer people getting married, we can see that fewer and fewer people are following their God given vo-

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villagers vulnerable to mosquitoes, which carry dengue fever, Zika virus and chikungunya. High fevers, stomach pains and kidney problems persist as common issues for many poor families, and diarrheal diseases remain a leading cause of death for children under 5. Making matters worse, few rural families have access to hospitals and medical clinics and may not be able to receive necessary care when they are sick. And even if they are able to reach a doctor, they may not be able to afford the prescribed medication. Some sick and hurting people will trudge several miles to the nearest medical outpost, only to turn around and come home empty-handed. We could attempt to provide the poor with medications and quick-fix solutions, but that would only put a bandage on a much more serious issue. The best way that we can help suffering families is by preventing the life-threatening illnesses that so frequently plague them, addressing the root causes and ending the cycle of repeated disease. Our most surefire plan of action is to provide them with clean, safe water sources. Cross Catholic Outreach partners with devoted ministries such as Amigos for Christ in order to deliver weary families from gastrointestinal problems and waterborne disease. Together, we are working to address Nicaragua’s water crisis by providing sustainable solutions for poor families. For too long, families just like Jackson’s have had no choice but to knowingly consume contaminated water, cook with it, bathe with it and accept the consequences of survival. They have been forced to barter their health just to quench their thirst. But with our partners in the field and our compassionate Catholic donors, we can provide these families with long-awaited relief. By installing professionally drilled wells and thorough water filtration systems, we can pump safe water directly into poor households with the turn of a tap. Your gift to end Nicaragua’s water

Many families must fetch contaminated water from distant rivers, stagnant ponds or antiquated, hand-dug wells. crisis could mean the difference between life and death for those who are constantly battling one bout of illness after another, and it will vastly improve the quality of life for poor families. Students will be healthy enough to attend class and perform their very best. Parents will be free to focus on attending church, raising their children and engaging in income-generating activities. As many beneficiaries have told us, “Water is life.” It changes everything and is a fundamental necessity for bringing about long-term community transformation. By giving water, you lay the foundation for building a

bright future filled with strength and blessing. Please join us in sharing this gift of life with families in need! Readers interested in supporting Cross Catholic Outreach can use the brochure inserted in this issue or send tax-deductible gifts to: Cross Catholic Outreach, Dept. AC01519, PO Box 97168, Washington DC 20090-7168. The ministry has a special need for partners willing to make gifts on a monthly basis. Use the inserted brochure to become a Mission Partner or write Monthly Mission Partner on mailed checks to be contacted about setting up those arrangements.

Cross Catholic Outreach Endorsed by More Than 100 Bishops, Archbishops Cross Catholic Outreach’s range of relief work to help the poor overseas continues to be recognized by a growing number of Catholic leaders in the U.S. and abroad. “We’ve received more than 100 endorsements from bishops and archbishops,” explained Jim Cavnar, president of Cross Catholic Outreach (CCO). “They’re moved by the fact that we’ve launched outreaches in almost 40 countries and have undertaken a variety of projects — everything from feeding the hungry and housing the homeless to supplying safe water and supporting

educational opportunities for the poorest of the poor. The bishops have also been impressed by Cross Catholic Outreach’s direct and meaningful response to emergency situations, most recently by providing food, medicines and other resources to partners in Haiti, El Salvador and areas of Belize impacted by natural disasters.” Archbishop Thomas Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, supported this mission, writing: “It is a privilege for me to support Cross Catholic Outreach. This organization funds ministries to our neighbors in need

in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Pacific. Through the generosity of so many, the love of God is made visible to many who are coping with the most difficult of daily living conditions.” In addition to praising CCO’s accomplishments, many of the bishops and archbishops are encouraged that Pontifical canonical status was conferred on the charity in September 2015, granting it approval as an official Catholic organization. This allows CCO to participate in the mission of the Church and to give a

concrete witness to Gospel Charity, in collaboration with the Holy Father. “Your work with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is a strong endorsement of your partnership with the work of the Universal Church,” Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco said. “By providing hope to the faithful overseas by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, delivering medical relief to the sick and shelter to the homeless, and through self-help projects, you are embodying the Papal Encyclical Deus Caritas Est.”




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ABOVE: Children fill their water jugs from a contaminated spring in Kenya. In many areas of the developing world, the poor depend on contaminated water sources like this for their drinking water. BELOW: Children often miss school to collect water for their families. Catholic donors supporting Cross Catholic Outreach’s water projects can provide safe, abundant water to impoverished communities like these. water projects are planned for Zambia, Kenya and Guatemala,” Cavnar said. “Of course, our ability to take on that work will depend on getting contributions here in the U.S.” Cavnar is clearly grateful to American Catholics who choose to support Cross Catholic Outreach’s work with their prayers and gifts, and he emphasizes their role often, describing them as the real heroes in every success story. “Take the water project needed in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala, for example. Drilling for water wasn’t an option due to the terrain. So it’s an ambitious plan that will develop a complex water and distribution system to pump clean water to every home in a community currently relying on contaminated lakes and streams for survival. The Catholic priest in the area desperately needs it and its impact will be profound — but it takes outside funding to turn that dream into a reality. So, when our Catholic benefactors support a project like this, they are literally an answer to prayer.” The same has been true in other important outreaches too. Over the years, Cross Catholic Outreach donors have built homes, schools and clinics — and have further blessed those outreaches with gifts to fund medicines, school supplies, teacher salaries and more. “It is possible to bless people, save lives and transform communities,” Cavnar said. “It just takes concerned Catholics working together to achieve those goals.”

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Archbishop: The pandemic is an opportunity for renewal CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for Catholics to renew the spiritual and sacramental life of the church and stand out as examples of the virtue of neighborliness, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in a livestreamed Mass from St. Mary’s Cathedral March 22. “With Christ all is brought out in the light and without his light there is no healing,” the archbishop said in his homily at 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, reflecting on the Scripture readings for the day. “Healing is of paramount important right now … but spiritual healing is needed as well.” The archbishop faced an empty cathedral, but thousands joined the webcast on screen at home. The archbishop encouraged viewers to practice

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more than any other, “to rediscover the communion of the family, an excellent opportunity for family members to pay attention to one another.” “What a welcome opportunity to put way the digital devices and pay attention to one another, above all pray together, especially the family rosary.” He said the crisis “is providential” in that it takes place during Lent and provides opportunities for renewal. Third, the archbishop urged the faithful to rediscover “the virtue of neighborliness,” to show leadership by thinking of others first. “Perhaps God is letting us suffer this hardship in order to rediscover the love of community.”

spiritual communion by participating in Mass from home, not merely watching it. He stressed dressing properly, sitting, kneeling and standing at the appropriate times and keeping food and drink out of sight. The lockdown that has closed public Masses in the archdiocese and throughout the country is a chance to rediscover the power of communion in the church, the archbishop said – to renew our love and appreciation for the worship and sacramental life of the church. He urged viewers to continue the spirit of worship at home but to do so intentionally and with a strengthened sense of connection. Second, the archbishop said the crisis, is the time

Mission Dolores Basilica – 2020 Easter Week Liturgies

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion - April 5th

Masses: 5 p.m. (Sat. Vig.), 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon (Span.) Blessing of Palms and Procession at 10 a.m. & 12 noon Masses

Holy Thursday - April 9th

6:00 p.m. - Holy Thursday Supper (tickets required) 8:00 p.m. - Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper [Bilingual] followed by procession and adoration until 11 p.m.

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion - April 10th 12:00 noon - Stations of the Cross and Passion Play 6:30 p.m. - Liturgy of Good Friday [Bilingual] followed by Santo Entierro Procession

Holy Saturday - April 11th

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3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Sacrament of Reconciliation 8:00 p.m. - Easter Vigil Liturgy [Bilingual]

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Easter Sunday - April 12th

8:00 a.m. - Mass [cantor and organ] 10:00 a.m. - Mass [Basilica Choir – brass and organ] 12:00 noon - Mass [Spanish – Coro, trompeta y organo]

Rev. Francis Mark P. Garbo, Pastor Dcn. Vicente Cervantes, Deacon Dcn. Mario Zuniga, Deacon Jerome Lenk, Director of Music & Liturgy Maria Rosales Uribe, Director of Religious Ed.

Under shelter-in-place orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, public Masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled until further notice. All individuals living in California are ordered to stay home except as needed to maintain critical infrastructure, under a March 19, 2020, directive by state health officials.

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St. Patrick’s Church St. Patrick’s Church Holy Week Liturgical Services

Holy WeekAprilLiturgical 5 – April 12, 2020Services April 05, Palm Sunday • 5:15 pm (Vigil), 7:30 am, 9:30 am 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm Masses

JUNE 8 THROUGH JULY April 17 05, Palm Sunday

April 06, Monday of Holy Week

• 5:15 pm (Vigil),• 7:30 7:30amam, 9:30 & 12:10 pmam Masses • 5:15 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross 12:00 pm, 5:15 pm Masses April 07, Tuesday of Holy Week

April 06, Monday of HolyHelp Week † Perpetual Devotion only after 12:10 pm Mass † • 7:30 am & 12:10 • 7:30 am & 12:10 pm Masses pm Masses • 5:15 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross • 5:15 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross April 08, Wednesday of Holy Week • 7:30 & 12:10 pm Masses April 07, Tuesday ofamHoly Week • 5:15 pm Mass followed by Stations of the Cross † Perpetual Help Devotion only Supper after –12:10 • 6:30 pm Agape/Seder Bitangapm Hall Mass † • 7:30 am & 12:10April pm 09, Masses Holy Thursday † Only oneby Mass today - at of 5:15the pm †Cross • 5:15 pm Mass followed Stations • 9:00 am Community Morning Prayer

• 5:15 pmof Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 08, Wednesday Holy Week • Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament CHEC K & 12:10 am pm Masses • Adoration until 10:00 pm O U•T7:30 O Upm • 9:00-10:00by pm Stations Parish Family R Mass followed ofHoly the Hour Cross JR•. I5:15 RISH ACA•D6:30 April 10, Good Friday EMYpm !! Agape/Seder Supper – Bitanga Hall

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• 9:00 am Community Morning Prayer April 09, Holy Thursday • 12:00 pm-1:45 pm Seven Last Words † Only one Mass today - at 5:15 &pm † DETAILS & REGISTRATION AT • Confessions 12-12:45 1-1:45 • 2:00 pmMorning Stations of Prayer the Cross • 9:00 am Community • 3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion • 5:15 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 11, Holy Saturday • Transfer of the Blessed Sacrament • 9:00 am Community Morning Prayer 8:00 pmpm Easter Vigil Mass (vigil candles will be provided) 1 0 5 5 E L L I S S T R E E T , S A N F R A N C I S C O , C A •9Adoration 4 1 0 9 until •10:00 Salubong immediately follows the Liturgy 4 1 5 . 7 7 5 . 6 6 2 6 • S H C P. E D U • 9:00-10:00 pm Parish Family Holy Hour

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April 12, Easter Sunday

• 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm April 10, Good Friday † No Masses today † • 9:00 am Community Morning Prayer • 12:00 pm-1:45 pm Seven Last Words

(NO Mass at 5:15 pm)

Alleluia! A Blessed and Happy Easter to All! The Priests and Rectory Staff St. Patrick Church

Alleluia! A Blessed and Happy Easter




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Mater Dolorosa 307 Willow Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080

HOLY WEEK / EASTER 2020 April 5, Palm Sunday: Vigil Mass Saturday, April 4th at 5 p.m. Sunday Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., & 12 Noon Palms will be blessed at all the Masses (Procession with palms to commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, will take place from the parish center courtyard to the church at the 5 p.m., 10 a.m. and 12 Noon Masses.)

April 6, Parish Lenten Recollection: 7 p.m. by facilitator: Fr. Samuel Nkansah

April 7, Parish Lenten Penance Service: 7 p.m. April 9, Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Hall until 11 p.m.

April 10, Good Friday: Meditation on The Seven Last Words of Jesus by Fr. Samuel Nkansah at 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7:30 p.m.

April 11, Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30 p.m. April 12, Easter Sunday: Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (with Children’s Liturgy of the Word), and 12 Noon.

April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday: Vigil Mass – 5 p.m. Masses at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. & 12 Noon Video and light refreshments in the parish hall following Noon Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Prayers – 2 p.m. Reconciliation – 2 to 2:50 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 3 p.m.

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Holy Week and Easter Triduum Schedule 2020 THE CHRISM MASS

Thursday, April 2 • 5:30 p.m. Mass Archbishop Cordileone, Principal Celebrant Annual Archdiocesan Celebration of Renewal of Priestly Ministry by the Clergy, Blessing of Oils of Catechumens, Sick, and Sacred Chrism by the Archbishop

PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5

Regular Weekend Schedule of Masses

Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday • 7:30 a.m.; 9:00 a.m. Gregorian Chant, 11:00 a.m. Archbishop Cordileone, Principal Celebrant (Cathedral Choir), 1:00 p.m. en Español

4:00 p.m. Palm Sunday Concert: Cavatina Music Society

THURSDAY OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Thursday, April 9 Lent ends at Sundown on Holy Thursday, and the Celebration of The Paschal Triduum begins (NO Confessions and NO 7:30 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Masses Today) 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper Archbishop Cordileone, Principal Celebrant Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Washing of Feet, followed by Vigil and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Francis Hall (Lower Level) until 11:45 p.m. 11:45 p.m. Night Prayer in St. Francis Hall

FRIDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD (GOOD FRIDAY)

Passion (Palm) Sunday – April 5, 2020 Saturday Vigil Mass at 5:30pm Sunday Masses: 6:30am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am (Spanish), 1:00pm & 5:30pm.

Friday, April 10 (NO 7:30 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Masses Today) We continue to keep vigil 1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Led by students from St. Brigid’s School 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Confession and Music in the Cathedral 3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord Archbishop Cordileone, Celebrant Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross and Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. Via Crucis (Español)

Parish Missions – Monday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Mass at 7:00pm each day Confessions: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:00am11:00am & 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Saturday, April 11 (NO Confessions/NO 8:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Masses Today) Our Paschal Vigil continues throughout the day and night

Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2020 Stations of the Cross

1st Friday Only: 7:15am (English) Every Friday: 8:30am (English) and 7:00pm (Bilingual- Spanish/English)

Holy Thursday (Mass of the Lord’s Supper) Thursday, April 9, 2020 Mass at 7:30pm Following the Eucharistic Liturgy and procession there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose until 12:00am (Midnight). The Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) Friday, April 10, 2020 Stations of the Cross at 12:00pm Children’s Liturgy at 12:00pm (in the gym) Seven Last Words at 1:00pm Rosary Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:00pm. Commemoration of The Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm. Conmemoración de la Pasión del Señor (español) a las 7:30pm. Holy Saturday, (Easter Vigil Mass) April 11, 2020 Mass at 8:00pm Easter Sunday, Easter Sunday (The Resurrection of the Lord) Sunday, April 12, 2020 Masses: 5:00am (Salubong), 6:30am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am (Spanish) and 1:00pm. (NO 5:30pm Mass)

HOLY SATURDAY

9:00 p.m. The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night Archbishop Cordileone, Principal Celebrant Blessing of the New Fire and Paschal Candle, Liturgy of the Word and Celebration of the Eucharist.

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD Sunday, April 12 Regular Sunday Schedule of Masses 7:30 a.m. Cantor and Organ 9:00 a.m. Gregorian Chant 11:00 a.m. Archbishop Cordileone, Principal Celebrant (Cathedral Choir, St. Brigid’s School Choir, and Brass) 1:00 p.m. en Español

4:00 pm Easter Concert: Jeanette Wilkin Tietze, Piano

4:45 pm Evening Prayer and conclusion of the Paschal Triduum


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EASTER LITURGIES Under shelter-in-place orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, public Masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled until further notice. All individuals living in California are ordered to stay home except as needed to maintain critical infrastructure, under a March 19, 2020, directive by state health officials.

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Annual Divine Mercy Novena and Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday APRIL 19, 2020

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Eucharistic Adoration all day and night 4420 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 www.starparish.com | (415)751-0450

EASTER BLESSINGS!

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER LITURGIES Palm Sunday (April 5)

Holy Thursday (April 9)

7:30am Tenebrae Prayer Service 7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12 midnight).

Good Friday (April 10)

7:30am Tenebrae Prayer Service 12noon Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion 1:30pm -3:00pm The Seven Last Words 3:00pm Divine Mercy Novena (4/10 to 4/18) 6:30pm Stations of the Cross

The Holy Name Society of Star of the Sea Church is inviting everyone to join them in the Annual Novena & Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday.

Holy Saturday (April 11) 7:30am Tenebrae Prayer Service 8:30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday (April 12)

8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am (Latin), No 7:30pm Mass.

Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19)

Novena is every day from

3:00pm Mass and Sung Chaplet

Confessions

April 10th – Good Friday through April 18th – Easter Saturday Time: 3pm Place: Star of the Sea Church 4420 Geary Blvd., SF, CA 94118

Every Tuesday of Lent 7pm to 8pm

 

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 19th

The Divine Mercy Devotion will begin with a Mass at 3pm with Fr. Joseph Homick, COSJ as Presider, followed by - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - The Chaplet of Divine Mercy (sung) - Litany and Prayer of Entrustment - Veneration of The Image - Benediction of The Blessed Sacrament

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NATIONAL SHRINE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI 610 Vallejo St. @ Columbus, San Francisco ShrineSF.org | 415.986.4557 Holy Week and Triduum Schedule Palm Sunday, April 5 11:00 am Holy Mass Blessing & distribution of palms Holy Thursday, April 9 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8:00 pm—10:00 pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Altar of repose in the Porziuncola Nuova chapel

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH 60 Wellington Ave., Daly City, CA 94014

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH

Wellington Ave., Schedule Daly City, CA 94014 2020 Lent60 & Easter 2019 Easter Week Schedule

Lenten Confessions: Wednesdays 5:30-6pm, Lenten Confessions: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7 – 8pm 7:30-8:30pm; Lenten Recollection: Friday, April 12, 2019, 7 – 8pm Saturdays 3-3:45pm Paschal Triduum

Holy Thursday: Paschal Triduum

April 18, 2019, 7:30pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper;

– midnight: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Holy Thursday: April 9,9pm 2020, 7:30pm: Good Friday: April 19, 2019, 12 – 3pm: Seven Last Words; Mass of the Lord's 3:00pm: Liturgy ofSupper; the Word; 5:00pm: procession; Spanish Adoration service 9pm –7:30pm: midnight: of the Blessed Sacrament Holy Saturday: April 20, 2019, 7:30am Stations of the Cross;

Good Friday: April 10, 2020, 8:10pm Easter1-2:30pm Vigil Liturgy Passion Play; Easter3pm: Sunday Liturgy Mass times:of April 21,Word; 2019, 5:30am “Salubong” and Mass; 8:30am; the 10:00am; 11:30am; 1:00pm (Spanish) 5pm “Santo Entierro” procession; 7:30pm Spanish service Holy Saturday: April 11, 2020, 7:30am Stations of the Cross; 8:10pm Easter Vigil Liturgy Easter Sunday April 12, 2020, Mass times: 5:30am “Salubong” & Mass; 8:30am; 10am; 11:30am; 1pm (Spanish)

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Good Friday, April 10 11:00am—11:45am Confession 12:00 pm Stations of the Cross 1:30pm—2:30pm Confession 3:00 pm Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion

5:00 pm—6:00 pm

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Church hours: 10:00 am—6:00 pm

Holy Saturday, April 11—No Easter Vigil Mass

The Shrine church, chapel & office will be CLOSED

Easter Sunday, April 12 11:00 am Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord Church hours: 10:00 am—1:00 pm The Shrine chapel & office will be CLOSED

Easter Monday, April 13 The Shrine church, chapel & office will be CLOSED

HOLY WEEK LITURGIES PALM SUNDAY

REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE

9:30am - Solemn Procession with Palms HOLY THURSDAY NO DAILY MASSES

7:00pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm (Fromm Hall) GOOD FRIDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION NO DAILY MASSES

12:00pm - Meditations Upon the Passion 1:45pm - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion With Veneration of the Cross & Communion 7:00pm - Family Stations of the Cross Confessions: 12:00pm-1:30pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm HOLY SATURDAY

NO DAILY MASSES | NO 5:00PM VIGIL MASS

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2020 Easter Week Liturgies Palm Sunday

Good Friday

Palm Sunday Masses: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Blessing of palms at all masses.

8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 12:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross 1:00 p.m. Seven Last Words 2:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy and Holy Communion with dramatization of the Passion by our eighth grade students. CONCLUSION OF ALL COMMUNAL LITURGIES Holy Saturday 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 3:30-5:00 p.m. Confessions Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Holy Thursday 8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 7:00 p.m. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of feet. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11 p.m.

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Archbishop’s Circle members gather for Lent retreat Members of the Archbishop’s Circle gathered Feb. 29 for their annual Lent retreat. Reflections were provided by Father Juan Gonzalez, pastor of Notre Dame des Victoires Parish in San Francisco, and retired Bishop William J. Justice. Retreatants also engaged in private prayer, the Stations of the Cross and the rosary, and enjoyed social time. The Archbishop’s Circle consists of over 130 members, representing 80 households. Members come from parishes throughout the archdiocese and work in education, business, finance and law enforcement, among other fields. There are also a number of retirees. The members’ financial assistance is critical since the Circle’s initiatives would not be funded without their generosity, archdiocesan development director Rod Linhares said. The Circle’s programs in 2020 include a scheduled trip to Lourdes for seminarians, the Walk for Life West Coast, a deacons’ assistance fund, marketing for Catholic schools, and a White Mass for health professionals.

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EASTER 2020 PALM SUNDAY, April 5

Blessing and Distribution of Palms

COMMUNAL PENANCE (with individual confession) Monday, March 30 - 7 PM

HOLY THURSDAY, April 9

Morning Prayer 8:30 AM Mass of the Last Supper 7:30 PM Adoration until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY, April 10

Morning Prayer 8:30 AM Liturgical Services 12Noon - 3 PM Evening Service 7:00 PM

HOLY SATURDAY, April 11 Morning Prayer 8:30 AM Easter Vigil Mass 8 PM

EASTER SUNDAY, April 12

Masses: 5 AM Salubong (Sunrise Mass) 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM NO 5:30 PM MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY

Palm Sunday, April 5

Masses: 5:30pm Vigil Mass (Saturday, April 4); 7:30am Quiet Mass; 9:15 am Palm Sunday Procession with donkey, followed by the 9:30am Family Mass; 11:30am Solemn Choral Mass; 1:30pm Passion Play followed by the 2:30pm St. Jude Pilgrim Mass in Spanish; 5:30pm Mass with Contemporary music; 9:00pm Mass by candlelight.

The Sacred Triduum Holy Thursday, April 9

7:30am Tenebrae; 7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 10

7:30am Tenebrae 12:00 - 12:35pm Stations of the Cross 12:00 - 3:00pm Confessions 12:45 - 1:45pm Seven Last Words 1:45pm The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (simple with choral music) 7:30 pm The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (chanted Passion Gospel and choral music)

Holy Saturday, April 11

8:00am Tenebrae; 8:30pm The Easter Vigil No confessions this day.

Easter Sunday, April 12

7:30am Mass with Easter Hymns; 9:30am Family Mass; 11:30am Solemn Choral Mass; 1:30 pm St. Jude Pilgrim Mass in Spanish; 5:30 pm Mass with Contemporary music. No 9:00pm Candlelight Mass today. No confessions this day.

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A practical and spiritual guide for the faithful of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana. Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness. For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust. In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen. A prayer by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, for people ill from the coronavirus and those responding to the pandemic, March 13, 2020. (Catholic News Service)

INSIDE SPECIAL SECTION Pope Francis’ prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH2 Message from Archbishop Cordileone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH3 Keeping Sunday at home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH4 Meeting Christ in “spiritual communion” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH5 Pope urges small acts of love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH6 Mental health tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH7 Adoration in the archdiocese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FH8

This image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is from a mission church on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona. (CNS PHOTO/NANCY WIECHEC)


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CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

Francis’ twin prayers to ‘end the pandemic’ VATICAN NEWS

Two intense moments of prayer: one before the ancient icon of “Maria Salus Populi Romani” at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, and the other at the foot of a wooden crucifix that protected Rome from a 16th-century plague. Pope Francis spent his afternoon on the Third Sunday of Lent, March 15, seeking to underline his closeness to those who suffer by imploring the special protection of Our Lady. After praying before the shrine in the basilica, the pope walked along the Via del Corso to the church of San Marcello on the Corso, where a miraculous crucifix is housed. In 1522 it was carried in procession throughout the neighborhoods of the city so that the “Great Plague” might cease in Rome. With his prayer, the Holy Father pleaded for an end to the pandemic, implored the healing of the sick, remembered the pandemic’s victims and asked that their families and friends might find consolation and comfort. His prayer intention was also extended to health care workers, doctors, nurses, and all those working to guarantee the smooth functioning of society. Pope Francis’ special devotion to “Maria Salus Populi Romani” is well-known. He visits her icon on major Marian feast days and makes a point to stop in for a prayer both before and after his international apostolic journeys. In 593 Pope St. Gregory the Great carried the icon in procession to stop a plague. And in 1837 Pope Gregory XVI invoked her to put an end to a cholera epidemic. The church of San Marcello on the Corso houses a venerated wooden crucifix from the 15th century, which scholars hold is the most realistic in Rome. It even survived a fire and is believed to have saved the city from a plague. Pope St. John Paul II embraced that same crucifix to mark the culmination of the Day of Forgiveness during the Jubilee Year of 2000.

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Standing in the window of the library of the Apostolic Palace overlooking an empty St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis blesses the city of Rome March 15, 2020, still under lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The numerous traditions of miracles attributed to the “Most Holy Crucifix” began on May 23, 1519. On that night a large fire completely destroyed the church that bears Pope Marcel’s name. The entire building was found in ruins the next morning. But from the ashes emerged the crucifix of the main altar, untouched. A small oil lamp still burned at the crucified’s feet. The scene greatly touched the faithful of Rome, and several began to meet every Friday evening to pray. Pope Leo X ordered the rebuilding of the church in 1519.

Three years after the fire, Rome was hit by the “Great Plague.” The faithful carried the crucifix in procession – despite the bans understandably put in place by the authorities to halt the spread of the contagion. The crucifix was carried through the streets of Rome toward St. Peter’s Basilica. The procession lasted 16 days: from Aug. 4-20, 1522. As it progressed, the plague showed signs of retreating, and every neighborhood sought to keep the crucifix as long as possible. Finally, as the crucifix reentered the church, the plague is said to have ceased altogether.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love Pope Francis recited this prayer by video in Vatican City March 11 for a special Mass and act of prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world during the pandemic. Translation by Catholic News Service. O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen. Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Santa María del Divino Amor

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CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

A Message to the People of God Concerning the Coronavirus Epidemic That does not mean, though, that our people cannot attend Mass remotely, and so parishes that have the technology to do so will livestream these Masses celebrated in private. This will allow our pastors to continue to communicate with their parishioners from the pulpit in real time. Information on livestreamed parish Masses can be found here: sfarch.org/livestreams. Since the celebration of Mass in public is not available, the faithful are not bound by the obligation of Sunday Mass attendance. To be more precise: to “keep the Lord’s Day holy” is the precept of the third Commandment of the Decalogue, direct from God, to which we are always bound and can never be dispensed; however, at this time, our people are excused from keeping the Lord’s Day holy by attending Sunday Mass. This means that our people must keep the Lord’s Day holy in other ways, at home.

Archbishop Cordileone issued this message March 17, 2020.

W

e are living in extraordinary times, unprecedented in the lives of most of us. Six Bay Area counties (San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa) are now under a “shelter in place” order for the purpose of containing the spread of the coronavirus. It is of the utmost ARCHBISHOP importance that SALVATORE J. we all do our part to comply CORDILEONE with this order, so that we might “flatten the curve,” that is, extend the period of time in which people will get sick, so that our health care institutions will not be overwhelmed. Otherwise, some people will inevitably not get the health care they need and, in all likelihood, some of these will end up dying. Even those who are willing to risk their own health in not complying with this order must realize that they may be endangering the health, and even lives, of others, since it is possible for one to have the virus for days, and perhaps even weeks, before the symptoms manifest themselves. Hence, one could be infecting others without even realizing it. Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. I have recently sent a memo to our priests, outlining the measures we will take to comply with what the counties are asking us to do, while at the same time continuing to provide for the spiritual care of our people. These decisions were arrived at only after I engaged in extensive conversation with pastors, experts in the field, and some of our lay faithful, and then held an emergency conference call consultation with the deans of the 10 deaneries of our Archdiocese as well as Archdiocesan leadership.

The Celebration of Mass

Pastors (or a priest they designate) will celebrate Mass every day in their

(PHOTO BY DENNIS CALLAHAN/CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO)

People pray privately in Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco March 18, 2020, on the first full day of shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the Bay Area. Public Masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled but pastors are asked to hold a daily private Mass and keep churches open for private prayer.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ARCHBISHOP’S MARCH 17, 2020, MESSAGE Public masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled to comply with stay-at-home orders issued by public health authorities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Pastors or their designates are asked to hold one private Mass per day with one altar server present and to livestream Mass if possible. Confession times are canceled but confessions may be scheduled by appointment, provided persons adhere to public health orders to remain six feet apart and confidentiality is respected. Weddings and funerals should be postponed. parish churches with only one altar server in attendance. Due to the “stay at home” order, no one else can be present in the church during the celebration

Parents should arrange their children’s baptisms with their pastor. To the extent possible, churches will remain open during the day for prayer in a sacred space, especially before the Blessed Sacrament. Priests will continue to visit the sick, and celebrate the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for them, observing hygiene measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Everyone is encouraged “to be creative in finding ways to keep holy the Sabbath at home.” (See the archbishop’s memo, “Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy at Home” on Page 4 of this special section. of Mass, only the priest and one altar server. This means that for the time being, and until further notice, there will be no public celebration of Mass.

Other Considerations

To the extent possible, churches will remain open during the day so that our people may have the solace of prayer in a sacred space, especially before the Blessed Sacrament, during this distressing time. Priests will continue to visit the sick, and celebrate the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for them, in accordance with special sanitary measures I have indicated to them. In parishes where posted hours for regularly hearing confessions in the parish church might possibly draw even a small crowd of people together, confessions will have to be scheduled by appointment. Confessions must be heard in an open space, or spacious room, where the six-feet distance rule can be observed and confidentiality respected. Weddings and funerals should be postponed to the extent possible. Parents presenting their children for baptism should arrange with their pastor how best to accommodate the celebration of this life-giving sacrament. The unavailability of public Mass at this time truly saddens all of us. I would encourage us, though, to take this as an opportunity to be creative in finding ways to keep holy the Sabbath at home. For ideas on how to do this, please see the resource, “Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy at Home.”

‘Light of the world’: Mission Dolores pastor prays online rosary CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

Mission Dolores Basilica pastor Father Francis Garbo joined Catholics around the world in praying the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary from a chapel in the San Francisco church at 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, and invited all to gather with him on Facebook at the same time each night. Father Garbo told the Facebook audience that he was responding to a call by Pope Francis for worldwide prayer of the Luminous Mysteries, which St. Pope John Paul II added to the rosary in his 2002 apostolic letter “Rosarium Virginis Mariae” and urged that Catholics pray on Thursday of each week. “Moving on from the infancy and the hidden life in Nazareth to the public life of Jesus, our contemplation brings us to those mysteries which may be called in a special way ‘mysteries of light,’” St. John Paul II wrote. “Certainly, the whole mystery of Christ is a mystery of light. He is the ‘light of the world’ (John 8:12).”

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In this Facebook screenshot, Mission Dolores Basilica pastor Father Francis Garbo is seen praying the Luminous Mysteries of the rosary in a chapel at the San Francisco church at 9 p.m. March 19. He will pray the rosary every night at the same time on the Mission Dolores Facebook page.

More than 800 viewers joined Father Garbo online as he prayed the five decades of the Luminous Mysteries and implored Mary’s intercession for all affected by the growing coronavirus pandemic. He prayed the first decade for first responders, chaplains, nurses and all those on the front lines of care for the suffering; the second for the recovery of people sick from the virus and for all those at risk; the third for the souls of those who have died and for grieving families; the fourth for the elderly, international travelers and all those who are vulnerable. Father Garbo prayed the fifth decade for churches, schools and communities and for people to return to normal “with a deepened love of God and their neighbor.” The livestream of Father Garbo’s March 19 prayer may be viewed at www.facebook.com/missiondoloressf/videos/674369199964870/. Father Garbo also invited the online community to livestreamed Sunday Masses from the basilica at 8 a.m. in English and 9 in Spanish.


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CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy at Home: Recommendations from Archbishop Cordileone Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone posted this message March 17, 2020. The current “stay home” order we are observing in the Bay Area presents challenges to us to observe the third precept of the Decalogue, “Remember the Sabbath day – keep it holy,” in ways other than by attending Sunday Mass. Since the celebration of Mass in public is not possible at this time, our people are excused from keeping the Lord’s Day holy by attending Sunday Mass. But since none of us are exempt from any of the Ten Commandments, I invite you to see this as an opportunity to be creative in finding ways to keep holy the Sabbath at home. Here are some ideas for how to do so.

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ATTEND MASS REMOTELY BY WATCHING A TELEVISED SUNDAY MASS. There are many possibilities for viewing the celebration of Mass, both via television and online, and both live and recorded. Below are some of those opportunities. As we have announced to the public, parishes that have the technology to do so will livestream the Masses celebrated in their parish churches in private (i.e., only the priest and one altar server present, no one else). Most appropriately, then, people in parishes with livestreamed Masses can remotely attend their parish Mass with their pastor in this way. St. Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate these Masses in private according to its established Mass schedule: Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (Spanish) and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; weekday Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Although these Masses will be celebrated with only the priest and one altar server present, as all of the other parish Masses in the Archdiocese, all of these Masses will be livestreamed so that our people may attend remotely at home. I myself will celebrate every Sunday at either the 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Mass (beginning this Sunday at 11 a.m., as well as regularly during the week). There is a locally recorded Sunday Mass celebrated by Msgr. Harry Schlitt which can be viewed on television and on YouTube. The Catholic broadcasting network EWTN also has many possibilities for viewing Masses, both live and recorded, both in English and in Spanish. Information on how to access all of

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George and Randa Sabat and their four children pray at home during the coronavirus lockdown of Bethlehem, West Bank, March 17, 2020. “Even though we already have a good relationship with the church, during this difficult time our connection has become even better,” George Sabat said. these Masses is found here: https:// sfarch.org/livestreams.

of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (www.usccb.org).

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MAKE A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION. According to an ancient practice, faithful who are properly disposed to receive sacramental Communion but are not able to do so may make an act of “spiritual Communion.” Examples may be a mother who must stay at home to attend to a sick child, a Mass at which the Eucharistic species has run out before everyone has communicated, and travelling where there is no Sunday Mass available. More information on spiritual Communion can be found here: www.opwest.org/Coronavirus (click on the video by Father Michael Hurley, OP, pastor of St. Dominic parish in San Francisco); www.ourcatholicprayers.com/spiritual-communion.html ; www.dolr.org/article/ those-unable-receive-eucharist-canhave-spiritualcommunion

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MEDITATE ON THE SUNDAY READINGS. Many resources are now available which have the Sunday readings and meditations or commentaries to go along with them. An excellent resource in print is the popular Magnificat booklet. Magnificat is, in fact, providing free subscriptions at this time in both English and Spanish (cf. us.magnificat.net/free or latina. magnificat.net/gratis). The readings for each day of the year are also available online in both English and Spanish on the homepage of the website

PRAY THE ROSARY. The rosary is, essentially, a biblical prayer, as it is a means of meditating on the mysteries of our salvation as revealed in the life of our Lord and our Blessed Mother in the Gospels, and most of the prayers come directly from the Gospel. Moreover, the traditional 150 Hail Mary’s (five decades each for the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries) were seen as correlated to the 150 Psalms in the Book of Psalms: while monks chanted the entire Psalter at different hours of the day throughout the week, the faithful could keep the spirit of this monastic discipline in their busy lives in the world by praying the rosary. Of course, St. John Paul II has now enhanced this cherished Catholic prayer by adding the Luminous Mysteries: mysteries at key moments in our Lord’s public ministry that reveal his truth and glory. Many resources are also available to enrich the praying of the rosary, such as the Scriptural rosary. It is good to pray the rosary in a group as well as individually, especially on the Lord’s Day which focuses on our communion as many members in the one Body of Christ. The great hardship the unavailability of Mass in person and other Church services and events will cause to our devout people is abundantly clear to me. It is a sign of your deep and abiding faith, and I cannot help but smile when I think how pleasing this must

be to our Lord. But it is also clear to me how pleased he will be by our making these sacrifices in order to protect our own health and that of the others. Let us remember that it is precisely at times such as this that the Church throughout her history has most brilliantly shone the light of Christ. Our Lord is now giving us this opportunity to exhibit spiritual excellence through heroic virtue. At a time when we are all feeling the pull of a “me first,” “self-survival” mode to the exclusion of others, our Christian faith calls us precisely to put others first by acts of neighborliness, especially toward those who are most vulnerable. With profound gratitude to health care workers and researchers, let us keep them in our daily prayers along with those suffering from this virus, all the sick, and our government leaders who are making such critical decisions for the public good at this time. Let us also remember to pray for those who are suffering materially as a result of the impact the current pandemic is having on the economy. Let us turn to our beautiful Blessed Mother, who unceasingly comes to the aid of her children in times of distress such as this. I invite you to join me in praying daily this prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, composed by the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles: Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana. Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness. For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust. In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

LIVESTREAMED MASSES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE Updates are courtesy https://sfarch.org/ livestreams. Visit that resource for the latest listings and schedules.

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St. Mary’s Cathedral: www.youtube. com/archdioceseofsanfrancisco. Weekdays 7:30 a.m., 12:10 pm; Saturday, 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:30, 9, 11, Spanish Mass 1 Church of the Visitacion: www.facebook.com/sfvisitacion St. Brendan: https://bit.ly/2WfmkKM St. Dominic: www.youtube.com/channel/ UCljNGvGWjjgSdWVDjcaeHRA/featured St. Ignatius: https://bit.ly/3aYyb4a St. Stephen: https://facebook.com/

events/s/virtual-mass-with-fathertony/627199421161046/?ti=icl

St. Augustine Parish, South San Francisco: www.facebook.com/SACC45thYear

Star of the Sea: www.facebook.com/ starparishsf

St. Pius, Redwood City: www.pius.org/ stream

Holy Name of Jesus: www.facebook. com/holynameofjesussf/

St. Raymond, Menlo Park: www.facebook.com/fatherjerome.cudden

Mission Dolores: www.facebook.com/ missiondoloressf

St. Charles, San Carlos: www.facebook. com/StCharlesParishSC, Events tab

Mission Parishes of St. Peter, St. Anthony of Padua, and St. Charles Borromeo: www.facebook.com/missionparishes and https:// missionparishes.com

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Mill Valley: www.facebook.com/mountcarmelmv and https://mountcarmelmv.org

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Our Lady of Angels, Burlingame: www.ola.community/parish/livestream-of-daily-and-weekend-masses

OTHER RESOURCES

Vietnamese Mass: Our Lady of La Vang, https://dmlv.org TV Mass from Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma: Msgr. Harry Schlitt: https://bit. ly/2QhpQQS

St. Anthony, Novato: www.facebook. com/StAnthonyNovato

EWTN: ewtn.com/tv/watch-live. Also live audio on SIRIUS/XM radio, or ewtn. com/radio/listen-live. Spanish Mass, www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live-es.asp To watch the Mass in Spanish, EWTN is broadcasting the Mass that the Pope is celebrating every day at 8:00 am PT, or Mass live from Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on the EWTN campus in Irondale, Alabama at 5:00 am PT at: www.ewtn.com/multimedia/live-es.asp

St. HIlary, Mount Carmel : www.sthilary.org/

Word on Fire: Bishop Robert Barron, www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

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CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

ADDITIONAL PRAYERS DURING THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR

O Mary, Mother of God, through the years, your people have called on your intercession in times of epidemic and illness. We call on you now as our mother and ask that you pray for us, that we might find healing and refuge, and a quick end to this time of illness. Be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor and draw us ever closer to your Son, the source of all healing and consolation. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. Amen.

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A woman in Cologne, Germany, prays inside the city’s restricted cathedral March 15, 2020.

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Faithful urged to meet Christ in ‘spiritual communion’ ticipate in Mass from home. “Don’t watch it, pray it,” he said, noting that the adjustment won’t be easy. The history of spiritual communion in the The global disruption to Mass attendance caused church goes back to its early centuries, with the by the coronavirus pandemic, has revived interfifth- century bishop St. Augustine indicating the est in the idea of spiritual communion, a practice value of spiritual communion in one of his homidating back centuries that has been encouraged by lies. Later saints, like the 16th-century reformer popes and saints throughout the church’s history. and mystic St. Theresa of Avila, said that through On March 15, Pope Francis, after reciting a making a spiritual communion “the love of God livestreamed Angelus prayer, told people, “United to Christ we are never alone, but instead form one body, will be greatly impressed on you.” Spiritual communion can be made at any point of which he is the head. It is a union that is nourin the day and can be done more than once. There ished with prayer and also with spiritual commuare several popular prayers to help Catholics focus nion in the Eucharist, a practice that is recommendtheir intentions on uniting with Christ spiritually. A ed when it isn’t possible to receive the sacrament.” prayer written by St. Alphonsus Liguori goes, “My The Archdiocese of San Francisco has also enJesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacracouraged Catholics to make a spiritual communion ment. I love you above all things, and I long for you while they go without Mass. In a video posted to in my soul. Since I cannot now receive the archdiocese’s YouTube channel, you sacramentally, come at least spiriArchbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone tually into my heart. As though you explained that spiritual communion have already come, I embrace you and is for those who may receive the Euunite myself entirely to you; never charist but are unable to due to their permit me to be separated from you.” circumstances. Another was popularized by Opus To do so, he said Catholics should Dei founder St. Josemaria Escriva. make an act of contrition and make It read, “I wish, Lord, to receive an intention to “unite yourself spiriyou with the purity, humility and tually with Our Lord in Holy Comdevotion with which your most holy munion so his graces might abound Mother received you, with the spirit more fully within you.” and fervor of the saints.” St. Thomas Aquinas described it In countries where Catholics as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus can and do receive the sacrament in the most holy sacrament and frequently, they do not hear the term lovingly embrace him” at a time or “spiritual communion” very often, in circumstances when we cannot St. Ignatius livestream Mass but it has been mentioned even in receive him in sacramental Comviewer’s Facebook post, March 21. recent church documents. munion,” the archdiocesan worship In 1983, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Docoffice explained. trine of the Faith stated those who cannot attend “With the absence of public Masses in the ArchMass can receive all the graces of the Eucharist in diocese of San Francisco due to the shelter in place spiritual communion. order, the opportunity for receiving spiritual com“Through their desire for the sacrament in union munion is particularly appropriate,” the worship with the Church, no matter how distant they may office said. “Spiritual communion needs no special be physically, they are intimately and really united instruction; it only requires the same disposition as to her and therefore receive the fruits of the sacrathe actual reception of the sacrament and a turning ment,” wrote then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who to Jesus with the heart. No particular prayer or forled the congregation at the time. mulary is required; however, to help focus a proper The working document for the Synod of Bishintention, recitation of a prayer is suggested.” ops on the Eucharist in 2005 addressed the idea of Within days of a March 17 shelter-in-place order offering up the sacrifice of being unable to receive in the Bay Area, more than 15 pastors in the archCommunion. It said: “Spiritual Communion, for diocese had begun livestreamed Masses in addition example, is always possible for elderly persons and to some offering broadcast devotions. Viewers were the sick who cannot go to church. In manifesting grateful and many were enthusiastic. their love for the Eucharist, they participate in the “Thank you for this celebration. We put some communion of saints with great spiritual benefit pieces of bread on a plate in front of the screen, in for themselves and the church. By offering their hopes that it could be blessed vicariously,” one St. sufferings to God, the church is enriched.” Ignatius viewer posted on Facebook March 17. Father Cameron Faller, vocations director for the Catholic News Service contributed to this report. archdiocese, posted a tutorial video on how to parCATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO

‘Thank you for this celebration. We put some pieces of bread on a plate in front of the screen, in hopes that it could be blessed vicariously.’

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

PRAYERS FROM THE ROMAN MISSAL FOR CONSOLATION AND HEALING

O God, our refuge in adversity, our strength in sickness, our comfort in sorrow, protect your people, that under your care, our community and world might be spared from further sickness and find relief through your loving mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. God of all consolation, your Son calmed the wind and rain, and healed the sick of mind and body. Through your fatherly care, grant us your protection from illness and help us to stand firm in the midst of danger. Grant your healing to those who are ill and bring this time of sickness to a swift end. Guide us, that we might show your compassion, and live your justice: never losing hope or seeking our own good at the expense of another. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER FOR A PANDEMIC

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go. May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all. May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home. During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen. FROM THE INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK IN CINCINNATI.


FH6 FAITH & HOPE

CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

Pope urges small acts of affection and care CAROL GLATZ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – People must use this time of the coronavirus pandemic to rediscover the importance of small, concrete gestures of affection and care toward others, Pope Francis said in a new interview. “Sometimes we only experience a virtual form of communication with one another. Instead, we should discover a new closeness. More concrete relationships made of attention and patience,” he said in an interview by phone with the Italian daily, La Repubblica, published March 18. An example of this concreteness, he said, is the self-sacrifice of those who are on the front lines working to save people’s lives. “I thank those who give themselves in this way to others,” he said. “And I ask everyone to stay close to those who have lost loved ones, to be close to them in every possible way. Consolation must now be everyone’s commitment,” he added. The pope was asked how people can best use this time of forced isolation or quarantine. “We must rediscover the concreteness of little things, small gestures of attention we can offer those close to us, our family, our friends. We must understand that in small things lies our treasure,” he said. There are small acts of kindness, affection and compassion that often go unnoticed in daily life, “but they are nonetheless decisive, important,” he said. “For example, a hot meal, a caress, a hug, a phone call. They are familiar gestures of attention to the details of everyday life that make life meaningful and that create communion and communication among us,” he said. The pope said some families normally spend mealtime in silence “because the parents watch television while they eat and children are on their mobile phones. They look like monks, all isolated from each other” with no communication, he said. “Listening to each other is important because that’s how we can understand the needs, efforts, desires of the other. This language made of concrete gestures must be safeguarded. In my opinion, the pain of these days should open us up to this concreteness,” he said. Pope Francis said an article written recently

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Women use sanitizer to clean their hands to help prevent the outbreak of coronavirus following Mass at Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya, March 15, 2020. impressed him because it underlined how people’s individual behavior affects the lives of others. Fabio Fazio, an Italian television variety show host, wrote a piece that appeared in La Repubblica March 16, listing all the things he was learning during the nationwide lockdown. Urging readers to also write a list of lessons learned, Fazio said some of his personal reflections included the importance of being close to loved ones, hugging one’s children, the need for solidarity and the unfortunate demise of the concept of a nation dedicated to social welfare. “It has become evident that those who do not pay taxes not only commit a felony, but also a crime (akin to murder because) it is also their fault if there are no hospital beds and respirators,” Fazio wrote.

The pope said that line in particular struck him as well as other passages. Pope Francis was asked what he prayed for when he visited and prayed at two churches in Rome March 15. “I asked the Lord to stop the epidemic, ‘Lord, stop it with your hand.’ That’s what I prayed for,” he said. When asked what people should do if they have no religious belief, the pope said they are still children of God, who is still looking upon them. Those who have not yet encountered God and those who lack the gift of faith can still “find their way through this, in the good things they believe in.” “They can find strength in love for their children, for their family, for their brothers and sisters,” and they can believe in the love of the people around them “and thus find hope,” he said.

Especially in times of trial, pope turns to St. Joseph CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – St. Joseph is the patron saint of retired Pope Benedict XVI – Joseph Ratzinger – but Pope Francis’ devotion to the husband of Mary and guardian of Jesus is clear as well. In fact, at the beginning of his pontificate in 2013, Pope Francis confirmed a directive that Pope Benedict had made, but which had not gone into effect, to include the name of St. Joseph permanently in the eucharistic prayers used at most Masses in the Latin rite. Pope Francis formally inaugurated his papacy on St. Joseph’s feast day, March 19, and he has a spikenard, the flower used as a symbol of St. Joseph, on his coat-of-arms. And he has popularized statues of St. Joseph sleeping – or, better, dreaming – mentioning on many occasions how he places particularly difficult prayer requests under the statue. Meeting families in the Philippines in January 2015, he told them, “I have great love for St. Joseph because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St. Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the church.” The thing is, he said, sleep and dreams are very important in the few mentions of St. Joseph in the Gospel. An angel comes to him in a dream to tell him not to be afraid to take Mary as his wife; later, an angel comes to him in a dream to tell him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the baby Jesus, because Herod wants to kill the child. The Italian website Vatican Insider reported that Pope Francis had told one of his aides about the statue early on. “You know,” he reportedly said, “you have to be patient with these carpenters: They tell you they’ll have a piece of furniture finished

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Pope Francis shows the sleeping posture of a statue of St. Joseph he keeps on his desk while giving a talk during a meeting with families in the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 16, 2015.

in a couple of weeks and it ends up taking a month even. But they get the job done and they do it well! You just need to be patient.”

Amid Italy’s nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of St. Joseph during his weekly general audience March 18. He said, “In life, in work, in family, in joy and in sorrow, he always looked for and loved the Lord, earning the praise Scripture offers of being a just and wise man. Always invoke him, especially in difficult times, and entrust your lives to this great saint.” Pope Francis also invited Catholics, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, to put their families “under the loving gaze of St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family and of our families.” The next morning, preaching during his livestreamed Mass, the pope said God chose “a just man, a man of faith” to raise his son on earth. As a carpenter, the pope said, St. Joseph must have been very precise. “He was able to adjust an angle of wood by millimeters; he knew how to do it. He was able to trim a millimeter off the surface of a piece of wood. Right? He was precise. But he also was able to enter into the mystery that he could not control,” the mystery of God’s plan for his life and, especially, the mystery of his son, who was both human and God. When Pope Francis formally inaugurated his papacy in 2013, he told the crowd in St. Peter’s Square that “St. Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak, but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love.” St. Joseph responded to God’s call to be the guardian and protector of his son “by being constantly attentive to God, open to the signs of God’s presence and receptive to God’s plans, and not simply his own,” he said.




FAITH & HOPE FH7

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Easter at home is an ‘opportunity for faith’ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – With the prospect of trying to celebrate Easter without a large parish or Vatican liturgies, Catholics still can turn a tragic situation into an experience of faith and hope, said Cardinal Beniamino Stella. In an interview with Vatican News March 17, Cardinal Stella, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, said that while the current lockdown in Italy will keep thousands from celebrating Easter in Rome, “today there are still possibilities to transform this tragedy into an opportunity for faith.” “I believe that, today, technology truly allows us to live a communion that would seem virtual. But, in fact, it is not just virtual, because I believe that the Holy Spirit also passes through these new things in today’s world and speaks to hearts, speaks to consciences, speaks to little ones and speaks to great ones,” he said. When asked about the many Christians who will be unable to celebrate Easter at the Vatican, Cardinal Stella said that the timing of the lockdown during the Lenten season is a call to prepare for Christ’s resurrection in their own homes. “I believe that all these pilgrims who were on their way to Rome or to the shrines must think that their Easter and their call to conversion must take place in the family, in their small environment, where the Lord calls them to live the mystery of Easter in this time,” the Italian cardinal said.

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People view a mosaic called “Face of Christ” in the exhibit, “He Became Flesh” in the crypt of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy, Nov. 9, 2015. Cardinal Stella said he believed the Holy Spirit would give the grace to all Christians so that they may experience a “beautiful and profound” Holy Week, “even in the sadness of mourning, illnesses and a tragedy of which we do not know the extent and, especially, the duration.” Holy Week celebrations must continue without public gatherings, and the faithful should be urged to participate by live broadcast, the Vatican decreed March 20. The lighting of the fire at the Easter Vigil will be omitted but the Easter candle will be lit.

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This is an illustration prepared by the Diocese of Dallas on how to wash one’s hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Advice from a grief counselor and a Catholic psychologist whatever gives you a physiological sense of relaxation. You might go to an old favorite, such as cuddling with your dog, or you might try something new, such as deep breathing.

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Kara Bowman, a grief counselor in Santa Cruz, reached out on social media with an article she wrote for her clients: “How to Not Let the Coronavirus Steal Your Mental Health While You’re At Home.” Here are some highlights, reprinted with permission.

LIMIT ELECTRONIC TIME: More screen time makes us more depressed and anxious in the long run even though it might feel good in the short run. Research shows that sleeping with your phone within arm distance can disrupt sleep.

CREATE STRUCTURE: Make a schedule each day and keep to it. GET PHYSICAL: Give yourself a daily goal for physical activity.

POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH: If you think about coming out of this situation better than you went in, it will help you design a way to get through it that is empowered and proactive.

LEARN SOMETHING: Is there something big you’ve always wanted to master? This is the perfect time to delve into major research or learn something small daily. STAY CONNECTED: Call or video chat with at least one person every day. CREATE MEANING: Humans are wired for meaning and purpose. Examples of meaningful projects might be writing a personal history for our children; organizing photos; creating a woodworking, gardening or art project; learning a language; or doing anything else that will give you a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day rather frustration that you wasted a day. HAVE FUN: You finally have permission to watch that Ken Burns series you always wanted to watch, take long baths, hike, play a Monopoly tournament, do the thousand piece jigsaw puzzle your aunt gave you, or play every John Coltrane song in existence. Go wild. KEEP BALANCE: Certain activities, such as online games, feel good when we’re doing them but can depress us when we’re done. Keep activities in balance so you have a variety that includes mental stimulation, physical activity, connection

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This priest who decided to improvise under duress and hold drive-in confessions illustrates many of Kara Bowman’s principles of good mental health in the time of the coronavirus. Her list includes stay connected, perform physical activity, have fun, learn something new, think positively and know that ordeals are opportunities for growth. The priest is Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Bowie, Maryland, captured in the parish parking lot March 18, 2020, and keeping a safe distance away from penitents. with others, fun, personal growth and accomplishment. GROW: Our brains form connections based on the experiences they have so this is the perfect time to give yourself a new daily emotional experience. If you have a goal of becoming more relaxed, you can listen to visualizations, learn to meditate or take up yoga. There are online resources or workbooks that will suggest daily practices to help you become less self-critical, more positive, more confident, more self-connected, a better communicator, less anxious, or more compassionate. Give yourself a new daily practice, such as a gratitude journal, and you can come out of this experience in a better place psychologically than when you entered it. THINK POSITIVELY: Our brains have a bias toward negativity in order

to scan for danger and keep ourselves safe. If you think of staying home as an adventure you will tell stories about someday, you will feel much better than if you think of it as a catastrophe. LIMIT NEGATIVE INPUTS: Print is a better medium than video for taking in the content factually rather than emotionally. Don’t let yourself be pulled into constant updates. Better yet, look up a “good news” website and get a daily dose of good news to counter the anxiety-provoking news. Our brains respond to whatever we feed them. RELAX: Many of us have real concerns, such as a drop in income or an ill relative. It is important to problemsolve about these things and it is equally important to give ourselves a break from the problem-solving. Do

Dr. Christina Lynch, a supervising psychologist for Denver’s St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, told Catholic News Agency that anyone can benefit from reflecting on how they’ve already conquered anxiety, and then practicing calming routines that have worked in the past. Here are two of her tips. BREATHE: “Breathing is one of the best self-calming tools we can have. You know, just relaxing and creating a habit twice a day to just take some deep breaths, close our eyes, hold our breath and exhale ... You [may] pray a Hail Mary while you’re holding your breath and then you calmly exhale.” SPIRITUAL PRACTICES: Look up the devotional practices recommended by your local diocese. Watch Mass on TV. Spend the first five to 15 minutes of every morning praying, whether silent or spoken. SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITY: “We’re so used to being in control. This is a great opportunity to know that God’s in control and to just give him more control and pray a prayer of trust to God every day.”


FH8 FAITH & HOPE

CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | MARCH 26, 2020

‘Isolation’ Yes there is isolation Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death. But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is no longer thick with fumes But blue and grey and clear. They say that in the streets of Assisi People are singing to each other across the empty squares, keeping their windows open so that those who are alone may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound. Today a young woman I know is busy spreading fliers with her number Through the neighborhood So that the elders may have someone to call on. Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples are preparing to welcome and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting All over the world people are looking at their neighbors in a new way All over the world people are waking up to a new reality

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To how big we really are. To how little control we really have. To what really matters. To Love. So we pray and we remember that Yes there is fear. But there does not have to be hate. Yes there is isolation. But there does not have to be loneliness. Yes there is panic buying. But there does not have to be meanness. Yes there is sickness. But there does not have to be disease of the soul Yes there is even death. But there can always be a rebirth of love.

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Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now. Today, breathe. Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic The birds are singing again The sky is clearing, Spring is coming, And we are always encompassed by Love. Open the windows of your soul And though you may not be able To touch across the empty square, Sing. FATHER RICHARD HENDRICK, OFM, MARCH 13, 2020

Sent by a friend to Father Charles Puthota, pastor of St. Veronica Parish, South San Francisco, and shared with Catholic San Francisco.

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament All Souls Parish: 315 Walnut Ave., South San Francisco; (650) 871-8944. 1st Friday: Immediately after the 5:15 pm (English) Mass or 6:30 pm (Spanish) Mass. Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption: 1111 Gough St., San Francisco; (415) 567-2020. 1st Friday (24 hours): 8:30 am Friday- 8 am Saturday. Church of the Assumption of Mary Parish: 26825 Shoreline Hwy., Tomales; (707) 878-2208. Sunday: 6pm; Monday, Tuesday; noon (bilingual). Church of the Epiphany Parish: 827 Vienna St., San Francisco; (415) 333-7630. 1st Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm. Church of the Good Shepherd Parish: 901 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica; (650) 355-2593. Friday: 7:30 am-5 pm. Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas; (650) 593-6157. 1st Friday: 7-8 pm Holy Hour. Church of the Nativity Parish: 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-7914. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Church of the Visitacion Parish: 655 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco; (415) 494-5517. 1st Friday: 7:30 am-6:30 pm (7 pm Mass). Corpus Christi Church: 62 Santa Rosa Avenue San Francisco; (415) 585-2991; every Thurs: 6:30-8:00 pm Holy Angels Parish: 107 San Pedro Rd., Colma. (650) 7550478. Monday: after 5:45 pm Mass; 1st Friday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm. Holy Name of Jesus Parish: 1555 39th Ave., San Francisco; (415) 664-8590. Every Wednesday: after 9 am Massnoon (Benediction). Mater Dolorosa Parish: 307 Willow Ave., South San Francisco; (650) 583-4131. 1st Friday: 8:30-10 am Mission Dolores Basilica: 3321 16th St. (at Dolores St.), San Francisco; (415) 621-8203. 1st Friday: 6 pm (Adoration) (Old Mission, bilingual English/Spanish). National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi: 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco; (415) 986-4557; First Saturday Holy Hour: 10:50AM, concluding at 11:50AM with Benediction (part of Saint Padre Pio Prayer Group). Our Lady of Mercy Church: 1 Elmwood Drive, Daly City; (650) 755-2727. Fridays: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., concluding with Evening Prayer & Benediction at 6 p.m. First Fridays: Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Benediction & Mass at 6 p.m. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish: 3 Oakdale Ave., Mill Valley; (415) 388-4190. Tuesday: 8:30 am; Wednesday: 7:30 am. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish: 60 Wellington Ave., Daly City; (650) 756-9786. 1st Friday: 8:30 am-6:30 pm; Wednesday: 8:30 am-6:15 pm.

St. Andrew Parish: 1571 Southgate Ave., Daly City; (650) 756-3223. 1st Friday: after the 7 pm Mass. St. Anne of the Sunset Parish: 850 Judah St., San Francisco; (415) 665-1600. 1st Friday: after 8:45 am Mass until 10 am (Benediction). St. Anthony of Padua Parish: 1000 Cambridge St., Novato; (415) 883-2177. 1st Friday: 9:30 am to 5 pm. St. Bartholomew Parish: 300 Alameda de las Pulgas (at Crystal Springs), San Mateo; 1-650-347-0701. St. Brendan Parish: 29 Rockaway Ave., San Francisco; (415) 681-4225. Wednesday: 7-8 pm; Saturday: 4-4:45 pm. St. Bruno Parish: 555 San Bruno Ave. West, San Bruno; (650) 588-2121. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. St. Cecilia Parish: 2555 17th Ave., San Francisco; (415) 664-8481. 1st Friday (24 hours): 7 am Friday-7 am Saturday. St. Cecilia Parish, Lagunitas: 450 W. Cintura Ave., Lagunitas; (415) 488-9799. Monday: After 8 am Mass. St. Charles Parish: 880 Tamarack Ave., San Carlos; (650) 591-7349. 1st Friday: 9 am-10 pm. St. Dominic Parish: 2390 Bush St., San Francisco; (415) 567-7824. 1st Friday: 2-4:30 pm; 9 pm-7:30 am (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Parish: 459 Somerset St., San Francisco; (415) 468-0820. 1st Friday: after 8 am Mass (Holy Hour in the church). 3rd Saturday 8:45 am-3:30pm Rectory Chapel, 449 Holyoke St. St. Finn Barr Parish: 415 Edna St., San Francisco; (415) 333-3627. Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am-4 pm; Friday: 8:30 am-6 pm (Closed on holidays). St. Francis of Assisi Parish: 1425 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto; (650) 322-2152. 1st Friday: 7:30 pm-8 am (Saturday); 1st Saturday: 7:30 pm-7 am (Sunday). St. Gregory Parish: 2715 Hacienda St., San Mateo; (650) 345-8506. 1st Friday: after 8:30 am Mass. St. Hilary Parish: 761 Hilary Dr., Tiburon; (415) 435-1122. Monday-Friday: 9 am-6 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am-5 pm (in the side chapel). St. Isabella Parish: 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael; (415) 479-1560. 1st Friday: 9:30 am-12noon St. John the Evangelist: 19 Saint Mary’s Avenue, San Francisco. First Fridays after 9:00 am Mass (9:30 am to 10:30 am. Rosary after Adoration. St. Kevin Parish: 704 Cortland Ave., San Francisco; ( 415) 648-5751; First Friday after 9 am Mass; Benediction at noon. St. Luke Parish: 1111 Beach Park Blvd., Foster City; (650) 345-6660. Thursday & 1st Friday: after 8:30 am Mass-7:30 pm. St. Matthew Parish: One Notre Dame Ave., San Mateo; (650) 344-7622. Monday-Friday: 7 am-9 pm (in the chapel). St. Patrick Parish: 114 King St., Larkspur; (415) 924-0600. 1st Friday: 8:30 am-3 pm

St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish: 1122 Jamestown Ave., San Francisco; (415) 468-3434. 1st Friday: after 7 pm Communion Service. St. Peter Parish: 1200 Florida St., San Francisco; (415) 2821652. 1st Friday: 10 am-7 pm. St. Peter Church: 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica. (650) 3596313. First Fridays of month, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., with Benediction (chapel). St. Philip the Apostle: 725 Diamond St., San Francisco; (415) 282-0141; Mon-Sat 8:30-9:30 am (except Tues), Sunday 11:30 am-12:30 pm. St. Pius Parish: 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City; (650) 361-1411. 1st Friday: Friday 8:30 am to 9 pm. St. Raymond Parish: 1100 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; (650) 323-1755. Saturday: Following 8:15 am Mass. St. Thomas More Parish: 1300 Junipero Serra Blvd., San Francisco, (Thomas More Way off Brotherhood Way); (415) 452-9634. 1st Fri. 7 pm Communal adoration followed by Healing Mass at 8 pm; 9 pm Silent adoration until Midnight. Closing with Benediction. Fri 8 pm-12 midnight Silent adoration. Closing with Benediction. St. Veronica Parish: 434 Alida Way, South San Francisco; (650) 588-1455. Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (except holidays and special events in the church). Star of the Sea Parish: 4420 Geary Blvd. (between 8th & 9th Ave), San Francisco. (415) 751-0450; www.starparish. com. Perpetual Adoration (24/7) except Sat, 4 pm thru Sunday 9 pm.

Does your parish have regular Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? If your parish has regular Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to which all are invited, please send the day, time, location and contact information to Mary Podesta, podestam@sfarch.org.




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EASTER LITURGIES

St. Bruno’s Church (650) 588-2121

1 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, CA 94015

Holy Week and Easter Services 2020 APRIL 4 – PALM SUNDAY VIGIL MASSES 4:00p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - Blessing of Palms/Mass (with procession) APRIL 5 – PALM SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 12:00 p.m. Blessings of Palms/Mass (with procession) APRIL 9 – HOLY THURSDAY 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer 7:30 PM - Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Presentation of the Oils, Washing of the feet, Procession to Altar of Repose & Vigil up to 11:00 PM APRIL 10 – GOOD FRIDAY 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer 2:00 PM - Stations of the Cross 3:00 PM - Good Friday Liturgy: Word, Veneration of the Cross, Communion 4:30 PM - Confessions 6:00 PM - Evening Good Friday Liturgy. APRIL 11 – HOLY SATURDAY 9:00 AM - Morning Prayer 2:30 PM Confessions 8:00 PM - Mass : Blessing of Fire, Paschal Candle, Procession, Exultet, Sacraments of Initiation. APRIL 12 – EASTER SUNDAY AM - Easter Sunrise Service /PARISH Salubong HOLY5:30 NAME OF JESUS with Mass @ 6:00 AM. Then Regular Sunday Mass schedule follows:Week 7:30 AM / Schedule 9:00 AM / 10:30 AM 2020 Easter (Children’s Choir) 12 Noon (Parish Choir)

April 4—April 12, 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Saturday, April 4, 2020 Vigil Mass

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Our Lady of Mercy Church

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mass

11:30 AM

1555 39th SanFrancisco, Francisco, CACA 94122 1555 39th Ave.Ave. San 94122 (415) 664-8590 www.holynamesf.org 1555 39th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 664-8590 www.holynamesf.org

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6:00 PM Confessions 7:00 PM MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER (bilingual) 9PM-12MN Adoration of the Bl. Sacrament (parish hall)

1PM Stations of the Cross (English) 2:00 PM Liturgy of the Passion & Death of the Lord 5:00 PM Via Crucis (Spanish) 6:00 PM Viernes Santo de La Pasión del Señor

Holy Saturday (April 11)

8:00 PM VIGIL MASS OF EASTER (bilingual)

Easter Sunday (April 12)

Sprinkling of Holy Water at all masses

Under shelter-in-place orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, public Masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled until further notice. All individuals living in California are ordered to stay home except as needed to maintain critical infrastructure, under a March 19, 2020, directive by state health officials.

5:00 PM

11:30 AM

Holy Thursday (April 9)

Happy Easter to everyone!

Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 Sunday, April 5,5,2020 Sunday, AprilSupper 2020 Mass of the Lord’s 7:00 PM Mass 7:30AM AM Mass 7:30 Eucharis�c Adora�on right a�er Mass—11:00 Mass 9:30 AM PM Mass 9:30 AM Mass 11:30AM AM Good Friday, Mass April 10, 2020 11:30 SACRED TRIDUUM SACRED TRIDUUM Sta�ons of the Cross 1:00 PM Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 The Witnesses to the Crucifixion by Msgr. Michael Harriman Massofofthe theLord’s Lord’sSupper Supper 7:00 Mass 7:00PM PM 2:00 PM Eucharis�c Adora�on right a�er Mass—11:00 Eucharis�c Adora�on right a�er Mass—11:00PM PM GoodService Friday,April April10, 10, 2020 2020 Good Friday 3:00 PM Good Friday, Sta�ons of the Cross 1:00 Sta�ons of the Cross 1:00PM PM PM Marian Vigil 5:30 PM—10:30 The Witnesses to the Crucifixion by Msgr. Michael The Witnesses to the Crucifixion by Msgr. MichaelHarriman Harriman Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 2:00 PM 2:00 PM Good Friday Service PM AM Via Matris (The Seven Sorrows of Mary) 3:00 10:00 Good Friday Service 3:00 PM Marian Vigil 5:30 PM—10:30 PM Marian Vigil 5:30 PM—10:30 PM PM Confessions 4:00 PM—5:00 Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 Easter Vigil Via Mass Matris (The Seven Sorrows of Mary) 10:008:00 AM PM Via Matris (The Seven Sorrows of Mary) 10:00 AM Confessions 4:00 PM—5:00 Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 4:00 PM—5:00PM Confessions PM Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM Vigil Mass 8:00 PM Mass Easter 7:30 AM Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 Mass by Easter Egg Hunt 7:309:30 AM AM Mass followed Mass 7:30AM AM Mass followed by Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 Mass Mass followed by Easter Egg Hunt 11:30 AM 9:30 AM Mass

Palm Sunday (April 5)

Blessing of Palms at all masses (Including the vigil masses on Saturday)

Monastic Experience Weekend for young women Redwoods Abbey, Whitethorn, CA April 23-26, 2020 Apply www.contemplativeretreat.org

5:00 PM 5:00 PM

2020 Holy Week Schedule

Good Friday (April 10)

Sunday, April 5, 2020 HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH Mass 7:30 AM 2020 Easter Week Schedule 2020 Easter Week Schedule Mass April 4—April 12, 2020 9:30 AM April 4—April 12, 202011:30 AM Mass Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord SACRED Saturday, April 4, 2020TRIDUUM Vigil Mass Vigil Mass

555 W. San Bruno Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 www.saintbruno.org Fax (650) 588-6087

Welcome to St. Benedict Parish for the Deaf Welcome to St. Benedict Parish for the Deaf

1806 NOVATO BLVD., NOVATO, CA 94947 • 415-897-2171 a parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco serving primarily the Catholic Deaf Community in the three counties of Marin, a parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco and San Mateo with outreach to serving primarily the Catholic Deaf Community the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. in the three counties of Marin, 1801 Octavia Street, San Francisco, California 94109 San Francisco and San Mateo with outreach to Voice/TTY: 415-567-9855 the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. Video Phone: 415-255-5837 & 415-255-5768 1801 Octavia Street, San Francisco, California 94109 Fax: 415-567-0916 Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Voice/TTY: 415-567-9855 Pastor: Rev. Paul Zirimenya Video Phone: 415-255-5837 & 415-255-5768 Fax: 415-567-0916 Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Pastor: Rev. Paul Zirimenya

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SCHEDULE March 31 Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service 10:30am

April 4th–5th Palm Sunday Saturday, April 4th Confessions from 3pm to 4pm 5pm English Vigil Mass Sunday, April 5th 8am and 10am Masses in English 12 Noon in Spanish Blessed Palms will be distributed after all the Masses Holy Thursday April 9th No 9am Mass today 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Altar of Repose / Adoration in Parish Hall until 10pm

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 05 Mass atof10:30AM Palm Sunday the Passion of Easter food baskets at 12:00PM the Lord, April 05 TRIDUUM Mass at SCHEDULE 10:30AM Holy food Thursday, April 09 Easter baskets at 12:00PM Seder meal at 6:00PM TRIDUUM SCHEDULE MassHoly of the Lordʼs Supper Thursday, April 09at 7:00PM Good 10 Seder Friday, meal atApril 6:00PM social Supper at 6:00PM Mass ofLight the Lordʼs at 7:00PM Gather for Passion ofApril the Lord Good Friday, 10 at 6:45PM Holy Saturday/ EasteratVigil, April 11 Light social 6:00PM Mass atof8:00PM Gather for Passion the Lord at 6:45PM EASTER 12Vigil, Mass at 10:30AM HolySUNDAY, Saturday/APRIL Easter April 11 Mass at 8:00PM EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12 Mass at 10:30AM

Good Friday April 10th No 9am Mass today 12 Noon – School Passion Play 1pm – Choir Performance 2pm – Liturgical Service: Veneration of the Cross and Communion 7pm – Spanish Liturgical Service: Veneration of the Cross and Communion Holy Saturday April 11th No 9am Mass. No Confessions. 8pm – Easter Vigil Easter Sunday April 12st Masses 8am and 10am in English 12 Noon in Spanish


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SUNDAY READINGS

Fifth Sunday of Lent EZEKIEL 37:12-14 Thus says the Lord God: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I have promised, and I will do it, says the Lord. PSALM 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand? But with you is forgiveness, that you may be revered. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in his word. More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord. With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. For with the Lord is kindness and with him is plenteous redemption; and he will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption. ROMANS 8:8-11 Brothers and sisters: Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit dwelling in you. JOHN 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33B-45 The sisters of Lazarus sent word to Jesus, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that he was ill, he remained for two days in the place where he was. Then after this he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know

that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise.” Martha said, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.” He became perturbed and deeply troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.” And Jesus wept. So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.” But some of them said, “Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died?” So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, “Lord, by now there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you for hearing me. I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” And when he had said this, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.” Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.

Our dry bones need the Spirit of Christ

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veryman” is a medieval morality play with allegorical characters. The title character represents every person. God sends Death to Everyman. Terrified, Everyman pleads for time to persuade those closest to him to accompany him. He then approaches Fellowship (friends), Cousin and Kindred (close relatives), Goods (material possessions), all of whom refuse to go with him. Everyman then recruits others like Knowledge, Beauty, Strength, Discretion, and Five Wits (Five Senses). They all abandon him. Good Deeds alone is able to go with him into eternal life. The story drives home the truth that at the end of our lives, when death comes, the FATHER CHARLES only thing that will matter is PUTHOTA the good we have done in this world. Yes, there is something we can take with us: our good deeds. The reality of life, death and eternal life brings us to the stark realization that the purpose of life is to do good to others. The word of God this Sunday throws light on the meaning of life and death and what we should be busy with in this life in order to gain happiness here and fulfillment in everlasting life. In the parable of the dry bones in Ezekiel, people

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION

are alive and yet are like dry bones. In the preceding passage, they cry out: “Our bones are dried up, our hope is lost, and we are cut off.” Now in exile, facing consequences of their rebellious deeds against God and others, they are reduced to the state of dry bones. God alone can save them. God will give their dry bones not only sinews, flesh, and skin, but also breath and life. They are as if buried in graves. God will open their graves and bring them out to life, restore their dignity, and return them to their homeland. God will put his spirit in them and make them a whole new creation, capable of love, faith and fidelity to God and to one another. Aren’t our lives in many ways like the dry bones, having been exiled into states of mind and heart where we don’t belong? Alienated from God and people, without hope and joy, we may be without the energy for life. It might be called a grave situation! The responsorial Psalm 130, “De Profundis,” expresses the sentiment of our cry “out of the depths” to God seeking his “mercy and fullness of redemption.” God will hear our cry, open our graves and breathe once again his love and grace into us, recreating us and renewing us. It is up to us to surrender to him. Paul’s contrast of the flesh and spirit in Romans captures the desperate need for the Spirit of Christ dwelling in us who will give “life to our mortal bodies ….” When we turn away from God, something in us dies. But when the Spirit of Christ animates our lives, we regain ourselves and become the people of God capable of sharing God’s blessings with others. The raising of Lazarus story in the Gospel continues the theme of life and death, while the last two

Sundays addressed water-and-spirit in the Samaritan woman story and light-and-faith in the cure of the man born blind. These three sets of themes have been for centuries used for catechumens preparing for baptism. Exquisitely rich in symbolism, the Lazarus story reminds us of Jesus’ profound humanness to the point of weeping and of the warm familiarity Mary and Martha have with Jesus. The overriding truth is that Jesus has power over death. In a manner that prefigures Jesus’ own resurrection, Lazarus is raised to life. Jesus is “perturbed and deeply troubled” at the reality of death and after a prayer to his Father, “cried out in a loud voice” and said “Lazarus, come out!” Lazarus is raised temporarily now and will be raised again for eternal life. Jesus is the “the life and the resurrection” at the end of our life on earth but also now as we die to the death-dealing forces and keep rising to the newness of life. Our dry bones need the Spirit of Christ and the grace of the resurrection of Christ so that we can keep doing the Good Deeds which will accompany us now and into eternal life. Worried and harried as we are now in the midst of coronavirus crisis, we need urgently the Spirit of Christ to bring us out of the graves of anguish and uncertainty and fill the whole world with hope and faith, determination and courage. Our good deeds now are by way of protecting, preserving and promoting the human family with God’s blessings of health and happiness.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. JER 20:10-13. PS 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7. JN 6:63c, 68c. JN 10:31-42. SATURDAY, APRIL 4: Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Optional Memorial of St. Isidore, bishop and doctor. EZ 37:21-28. JER 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13. EZ 18:31. JN 11:45-56.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7: Tuesday of Holy Week. IS 49:16. PS 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17. JN 13:21-33, 36-38.

FATHER CHARLES PUTHOTA is pastor of St. Veronica Parish, South San Francisco.

LITURGICAL CALENDAR, DAILY MASS READINGS MONDAY, MARCH 30: Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent. DN 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62. PS 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6. EZ 33:11. JN 8:1-11. TUESDAY, MARCH 31: Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. NM 21:4-9. PS 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21. JN 8:21-30. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1: Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent . DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95. DN 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56. LK 8:15. JN 8:31-42. THURSDAY, APRIL 2: Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Optional Memorial of St. Francis of Paola, hermit. GN 17:3-9. PS 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9. PS 95:8. JN 8:51-59.

SUNDAY, APRIL 5: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. MT 21:1-11. IS 50:4-7. PS 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24. PHIL 2:6-11. PHIL 2:8-9. MT 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54. MONDAY, APRIL 6: Monday of Holy Week. IS 42:1-7. PS 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14. JN 12:1-11.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8: Wednesday of Holy Week. IS 50:4-9a. PS 69:8-10, 21-22, 31 and 33-34. MT 26:14-25. THURSDAY, APRIL 9: Holy Thursday - Chrism Mass. IS 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9. PS 89:21-22, 25 and 27. RV 1:58. IS 61:1 (cited in LK 4:18). LK 4:16-21. FRIDAY, APRIL 10: Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion. IS 52:13—53:12. PS 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25. HEB 4:14-16; 5:7-9. PHIL 2:8-9. JN 18:1— 19:42.




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Love in the time of COVID-19

n 1985, Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, published a novel entitled, “Love in the Time of Cholera.” It tells a colorful story of how life can still be generative, despite an epidemic. Well what’s besetting our world right now is not cholera but the coronaFATHER RON virus, Covid ROLHEISER 19. Nothing in my lifetime has ever affected the whole world as radically as this virus. Whole countries have shut down, virtually all schools and colleges have sent their students home and are offering classes online, we’re discouraged from going out of our houses and from inviting others into them, and we’ve been asked not to touch each other and to practice “social distancing”. Ordinary, normal, time has stopped. We’re in a season that no generation, perhaps since the flu of 1918, has had to undergo. Furthermore, we don’t foresee an end soon to this situation. No one, neither our government leaders nor our doctors, have an exit strategy. No one knows when this will end or how. Hence, like the inhabitants on Noah’s Ark, we’re locked in and don’t know when the flood waters will recede and let us return to our normal lives. How should we live in this extraordinary time? Well, I had a private tutorial on this some nine years ago. In the summer of 2011, I was diagnosed with colon cancer, underwent

surgery for a resection, and then was subjected to 24 weeks of chemotherapy. Facing the uncertainty of what the chemotherapy would be doing to my body I was understandably scared. Moreover, 24 weeks is basically half a year and contemplating the length of time that I would be undergoing this “abnormal” season in my life, I was also impatient. I wanted this over with, quickly. So I faced it like I face most setbacks in my life, stoically, with the attitude: “I’ll get through this! I’ll endure it!” I keep what might euphemistically be termed a journal, though it’s really more a daybook that simply chronicles what I do each day and who and what enters my life on a given day. Well, when I stoically began my first chemotherapy session I began checking off days in my journal: Day one, followed the next day by: Day two. I had done the math and knew that it would take 168 days to get through the 12 chemo sessions, spaced two weeks apart. It went on like this for the first seventy days or so, with me checking off a number each day, holding my life and my breath, everything on hold until I could finally write, Day 168. Then one day, about half way through the 24 weeks, I had an awakening. I don’t know what specifically triggered it, a grace from above, a gesture of friendship from someone, the feel of the sun on my body, the wonderful feel of a cold drink, perhaps all of these things, but I woke up, I woke up to the fact that I was putting my life on hold, that I wasn’t really living but only enduring each day in order check it off and eventually reach that magical 168th day when I could start living again. I realized that I was wasting a season of my life. Moreover, I realized that what I was living through was some-

Lent: Where is God in all this?

times rich precisely because of the impact of chemotherapy in my life. That realization remains one of the special graces in my life. My spirits lifted radically even as the chemotherapy continued to do the same brutal things to my body. I began to welcome each day for its freshness, its richness, for what it brought into my life. I look back on that now and see those three last months (before day 168) as one of richest seasons of my life. I made some lifelong friends, I learned some lessons in patience that I still try to cling to, and, not least, I learned some long-overdue lessons in gratitude and appreciation, in not taking life, health, friendship, and work for granted. It was a special joy to return to a normal life after those 168 days of conscripted “sabbatical”; but those “sabbatical” days were special too, albeit in a very different way. The coronavirus has put us all, in effect, on a conscripted sabbatical and it’s subjecting those who have contracted it to their own type of chemotherapy. And the danger is that we will put our lives on hold as we go through this extraordinary time and will just endure rather than let ourselves be graced by what lies within this uninvited season. Yes, there will be frustration and pain in living this through, but that’s not incompatible with happiness. Paul Tournier, after he’d lost his wife, did some deep grieving but then integrated that grief into a new life in a way that allowed him to write: “I can truly say that I have a great grief and that I am a happy man.” Words to ponder as we struggle with this coronavirus.

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ne of the questions spiritual directors generally pose to directees who have described difficult or painful situations is: Where was/is God in this? Certainly, that’s a very good question to ask now as the world, the whole world, is beset with a nasty virus, COVID-19. Belief in God assures us that God’s presence is everywhere, in and through SISTER JEAN everything. EVANS, RSM Really? There’s a good possibility that this Lent is qualitatively different from every other Lent you’ve experienced. Right now, on the face of it, there seems to be little evidence of God’s provident care for us. But let’s not be unfair. Perhaps in the midst of our uncertainty and distress, there may be a few hints of God’s presence, maybe even a few flashes of unexpected joy. Canadian novelist Louise Penny in “A Fatal Grace” captures one such moment in the life of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. The chief inspector who has been investigating a murder in the village is asked by his neighbor Émilie if the murder suspect has been found. Gamache replies, “Yes.” Not satisfied, Émilie asks Gamache, “And what else did you find?” A most unusual answer comes back from the Inspector: “God … in a diner.” Undaunted by Gamache’s reply, Émilie continues her interrogation: “What was he eating?” The question surprised the inspector who hesitated then laughed, “Lemon meringue pie.” Again, Émilie

OBLATE FATHER RON ROLHEISER is president of the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas.

SEE EVANS, PAGE 18

LETTERS The Gospel comes before unjust laws

Re “Matthew’s Gospel and immigration,” Letters, March 13: The letter by Mr. Farber criticizes the stance of the USCCB in regard to illegal immigrants. He cites the Bible in defending President Trump’s restriction of people from Central America and Mexico from seeking asylum in the U.S. However, according to international law, people have a right to seek asylum. It is not illegal. I know it is very hard for us North Americans to put ourselves in the shoes of refugees. If we had to pack up our things and loved ones in order to flee violence and death, I am sure the terms legal and illegal would be meaningless. The Bible says that we should obey the law according to Mr. Farber. Throughout history we have seen laws that were unjust. Would it have been justified to break those laws? The slaves in the South who ran away from their slaveowners and sought refuge in safe houses along the underground railroad did something illegal, but was it still right? In the 1930s there were Jews who tried to escape into Switzerland from Germany and were refused entry. If they still sneaked into Switzerland without going through the legal entry points, it would have been illegal, but would it have been right? I think what we North Americans have to remember is that the decision that refugees make to leave home and walk hundreds of miles to start a new life is not an easy one. They look to

America as the promised land, and if the alternative to fleeing their homes is death, then trying any means, legal or illegal, to seek safety in the U.S. is justified in the minds of the refugees. Wouldn’t we do the same thing? The U.S. has opened and has closed its doors to refugees in the past. The Trump administration has chosen to close our doors, but is it right or even legal? Richard Morasci San Francisco

Jesus would be angry and sad

I have a few objections to the arguments of this Sunday’s letter that faults the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for its teaching about our country’s current immigration policies. The writer claims that Donald Trump’s policy of strict immigration enforcement is the “voters’ choice” when in fact most voters did not endorse his policy or even his election. He won the electoral vote, not the popular vote. The electoral vote does not equal the “people’s democratic will,” and many of us American people do not “demand to stop illegal immigration,” through using the cruel tactics of the present administration which have traumatized children and parents and caused deaths of innocent asylum seekers. So, I am grateful for the position on this of the USCCB. So much has happened to people at our southern border

and in detention centers that would make Jesus very angry and sad, in my belief. Susan Brown San Carlos

Donald Trump lost the popular vote

Mr. Farber is incorrect: Donald trump was not voters’ choice. Adding up the votes for Mrs. Clinton and Ms. Stein, Trump got over 7 million fewer votes. Enough said Joyce Ertola Carlson San Carlos

Render unto Caesar

I concur 100% with Donald J. Farber’s letter on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding their doubling down in the support for illegal immigrants and migrants. Their longstanding intervention, even glorification of illegal aliens, and their associated vilification of Donald Trump for answering the people’s demand to stop illegal immigration, is a deviation from Catholic doctrine which requires Catholics to honor the rule of law, i.e., to “render therefore to Caesar the

things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). Virginia B. Hayes San Francisco

Online instruction concerns

We are grandparents of four children currently enrolled in Catholic grammar schools in the archdiocese. We applaud the decision to close schools during this current health crisis. What we do not understand is why some of these schools are providing online instruction with live teacher interaction ( i.e. Zoom), while other schools are not. At some schools, students were sent home with instructional material and basically told to, we assume, figure it out on their own. We also understand that many families may not have access to a computer or other digital devices but in those situations, should not the archdiocese use its resources to intervene and assist these families in acquiring access? If 90 schools can be required to close by the archdiocese, then those same schools should be required to offer online instruction to their students. Al and Joanne Comolli Millbrae

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‘WE CAN HEAR YOU’: A pastor and his flock connect during lockdown FROM PAGE 3

A kindergartener asked why priests always wear white and purple. The Dominican habit is white, he explained. Benedictines wear black, Franciscans brown, Mother Teresa wore a sari. Priests wear green in ordinary time, purple during Advent, white or gold during Christmas, then back to green for ordinary time again, back to purple for Lent and white or gold at Easter. Why is the altar wine red, asked Gabriella, a fifth grader. “We had white when I got here but I like red,” Father Cudden said. “I think it’s better symbolic value to use red wine.”

‘I love being a priest. I think it’s the greatest thing in the world. I think more people are being called to be priests, nuns, sisters and brothers and they’re kind of running away.’ A third grade girl asked why girls can’t be priests. Father Cudden’s answer covered Scripture and tradition. He noted that Jesus went against the prevailing culture of pagan prophetesses during his time. He said churches that have followed Jesus in this way have been more successful throughout Christian history. He said his favorite Scripture passages are Genesis 1-3 and John’s Gospel. Someone asked him to recite the Ten

EASTER LITURGIES

Under shelter-in-place orders to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, public Masses in the Archdiocese of San Francisco are canceled until further notice. All individuals living in California are ordered to stay home except as needed to maintain critical infrastructure, under a March 19, 2020, directive by state health officials.

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Commandments, a challenge he successfully met, or nearly so. “I usually get nine out of 10,” he confessed. He said his favorite Bible character is Joseph because Joseph shows the power of God’s redemption. A kindergartener asked where heaven is. “We don’t know exactly where it is,” Father Cudden said, “but we know it’s being in union with God.” Favorite saint? “I was not baptized Jerome,” he explained. “Being from a good Irish family, my baptismal name is Brendan Charles Cudden.” He changed it when he entered religious life in 1999, looking into Jethro first and then choosing Jerome, who translated the Hebrew and Greek scriptures into Latin. He also liked the story of Jerome befriending a lion who came into his cave, and liked the saint’s beard.

Favorite book? “Screwtape Letters,” by C.S. Lewis. “He was a master at understanding human psychology. I love it because he looks at what is good and virtuous and pins it on his head, then he uses good to attack evil,” Father Cudden said. “If you’re looking for some good spiritual reading, I would recommend that, PG13 and above.” A young person asked how someone becomes a priest. Father Cudden recounted his journey from a secular career to religious life. People kept telling him he would make a good priest but at first “I was terrified, ran away for while, tried to hide from God.” But he soon found a home with the Dominicans. One important aspect of Dominican life is learning to walk with a habit without tripping on the stairs. “Not as easy as it looks,” he said. “I love being a priest,” he said. “I think it’s the greatest thing in the world. “I think more people are being called to be priests, nuns, sisters and brothers,” he said, “and they’re kind of running away.”

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Pope prays for people in financial difficulty because of pandemic CAROL GLATZ CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered prayers for everyone, particularly families, facing financial difficulties because of the pandemic. “Let us pray today for people who are beginning to experience economic problems because they cannot work due to the pandemic, and all of this falls on the family,” he said at the start of Mass March 23. Nearly 25 million jobs may be lost worldwide due to COVID-19, the International Labor Organization estimated in a report released March 18. However, the impact on employment could be lower if there is an internationally coordinated policy response, similar to what happened during the global financial crisis of 2008, it said.

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During his livestreamed morning Mass, the pope reflected on what true prayer requires. Many times prayer can just be a mere habit of reciting a series of words, he said in his homily. But authentic prayer comes from a heart filled with faith, he said. “Let us be careful during prayer to not fall into a habit without an awareness that the Lord is there, that I am speaking with the Lord and that he is able to solve the problem,” the pope said. The second thing needed is perseverance, he said. Some people may pray, but the graces are not received because “they don’t have this perseverance, because deep down they are not in need or they don’t have faith.” “If you have faith, you are sure that the Lord will give what you ask. And if the Lord makes you wait,

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Good Friday, April 10, 2020

Palm Sunday - April 5 (Palms will be distributed at all Masses) Saturday evening Vigil Mass, 4:30 pm Sunday Masses 7:30 am, 9:30 am 11:30 am and 5 pm Holy Thursday - April 9 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30 pm Good Friday - April 10 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 12 noon – 1:30 pm Confessions 1:30 pm - 3 pm Evening Service 7 pm Holy Saturday - April 11 No Morning or 4:30 pm Masses Confessions 3:00 - 4:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 pm Easter Sunday - April 12 7:30 am, 9:30 am 11:30 am and 5 pm Mass

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you knock and knock and knock until he grants that grace.” If God is not answering one’s prayers, there is a reason, the pope said. “He is doing it for our own good so that we take it seriously, take prayer seriously” and be more firmly rooted in faith, not just in parroting words.

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Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00 pm Adoration until 10:00 pm Confessions 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Good Friday – April 10th

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The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena 1310 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame CA 94010 Holy Thursday, April 9

7:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel ending with Night Prayer at 10:55 p.m.)

Good Friday, April 10

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pushes the line of questioning: “And how do you know he was God?” “I don’t,” Gamache acknowledged and continued, “He might have been just a fisherman. He was certainly dressed like one. But he looked across the room at me with such tenderness, such love. I was staggered.” Not satisfied, Emilie asked in a hushed tone, “What did God do?” Gamache answered, “He finished his pie then turned to the wall, he seemed to be rubbing it for a while. Then, he turned back to me with the most radiant smile I’d ever seen. I was filled with joy.” The revealing of God’s love and beauty continues daily, hourly, in each moment. Have we eyes to see and ears to hear? For Inspector Gamache, for Louise Penny and indeed for all of us, God is present in the most unexpected of places and people – present without preamble or agenda, present as tenderness, as radiance that awakens love and creates extraordinary joy. Written in 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata

147 conveys the power of God’s eternal beauty bestowed on us in Christ: “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring / Holy wisdom, love most bright. / Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring / Soaring to uncreated light. / Word of God, our flesh that fashioned / With the fire of life impassioned. / Striving still to truth unknown. / Soaring, dying round thy throne.” Let us turn to St. Patrick for strength and clarity in these days. He knows the power and love of the son of God. Call out with him: “Christ be with me. Christ within me. Christ behind me. Christ before me. Christ to win me. Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me. Christ above me. Christ in quiet. Christ in danger. Christ in hearts of all that love me. Christ in mouth of friend and stranger” (excerpt from the “Breastplate of St. Patrick”). MERCY SISTER JEAN EVANS ministers at Mercy Center, Burlingame on the Development Team and assists Mercy Suzanne Toolan with music at Mercy Center’s first Friday Prayer Around the Cross.

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2020 Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday

7:30 p.m. Mass of Lord’s Supper Adoration until Midnight

12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

Good Friday

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Saints Peter and Paul Church 2020 Holy Week Schedule Monday, March 30: Lenten Penance Service at 7:00 PM Palm Sunday Masses (April 5): English: Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday 7:30 & 8:45AM, 1:00 & 5:00PM. Cantonese: 10:15AM. Italian: 11:45AM. Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. Of Holy Week: 7:00 and 9:00AM Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer: 8:00AM; Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30PM. Good Friday: Morning Prayer: 8:00AM. Stations of the Cross: In Italian: 12:00 noon; In English: 1:00PM. Liturgy of the Word & Communion: In English: 2:00PM In Cantonese: 7:00PM. Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer: 8:00AM; Solemn Easter Vigil: 8:30PM. Easter Sunday Masses (April 12): In English: 7:30AM, 8:45AM, & 1:00PM. In Cantonese: 10:15AM In Italian: 11:45AM. NO 5:00PM Mass. Confessions: Starting March 4, Wednesdays of Lent at 7PM & April 11 3-5PM

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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27 CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27. The formal blessing – usually given only immediately after a new pope’s election and on Christmas and Easter – carries with it a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio, are sorry for their sins, recite a few prescribed prayers and promise to go to confession and to receive the Eucharist as soon as possible. After reciting the Angelus prayer March 22 from the library of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis announced his plans for the special blessing, which, he said, would be given in an “empty” St. Peter’s Square because all of Italy is on lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus. With the public joining him only by television, internet or radio, “we will listen to the word of God, raise our prayer (and) adore the Blessed Sacrament,” he said. “At the end, I will give the benediction ‘urbi et orbi,’ to which will be connected the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence.” An indulgence is an ancient practice of prayer and penance for the remission of the temporal punishment a person is due for sins that have been forgiven. In Catholic teaching, a person can draw on the merits of Jesus and the saints to claim the indulgence for themselves or offer it on behalf of someone who has died. In addition to announcing the special blessing, Pope Francis said that at a time “when humanity trembles” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was asking Christians of every denomination to join together at noon March 25 to recite the Lord’s Prayer.

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Pope Francis is seen in a window greeting a few nuns standing in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 22, 2020, after reciting his weekly Angelus prayer from the library of the Apostolic Palace.

The Catholic Church and many others mark March 25 as the feast of the Annunciation. “To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness,” he said. “Let’s stay united. Let us make those who are alone and tested feel our closeness,” as well as doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers and volunteers. Pope Francis also expressed concern for “authorities who have to take strong measures for our good” and the police and soldiers maintaining public order and enforcing the lockdown.

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SAO PAULO – The Prison Pastoral, an organization linked to the Brazilian bishops’ conference, has demanded the release of prisoners as part of efforts to contain the expansion of COVID-19 among incarcerated Brazilians. “If the virus spreads through Brazilian prisons, the consequences will be disastrous. Eighty percent of coronavirus cases have mild symptoms, such as the flu; however, prisoners and inmates have very low immunity due to the degrading conditions in prison,” pastoral officials wrote in an open letter in mid-March. Pastoral officials said they fear COVID-19 among prisoners would be similar to rates of tuberculosis, which, they said, is 30 times higher in prisons than in the general population. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Justice, 62 percent of deaths of inmates in Brazilian prisons are caused by diseases such as HIV, syphilis and tuberculosis. Brazil’s federal government, along with 10 state governments, enacted stricter measures in prisons, but according to the pastoral these are only palliative and are not likely to reduce contamination. “The actions that have been taking place in recent days, such as suspension of visits, greater cleaning of cells, provision of cleaning products to prisoners, distribution of information booklets for prison officers and medical screening of prisoners are, in our evaluation, measures of little efficacy, taken more to respond to the social panic that the spread of the virus has caused than to ensure that prisoners are, in fact, not contaminated,” said pastoral officials. CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

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North American College decides to send all its seminarians home CINDY WOODEN CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME – With more than half of its seminarians already back in the United States, the Pontifical North American College in Rome is sending its students home. “In consultation with our board of governors and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, we have asked all students at our two campuses to return to their home dioceses in the United States,” said a notice posted on the seminary’s Facebook page March 23, the day after students were informed. The post said students “will undergo a 14-day quarantine once they arrive home and will continue to pursue formation via the online courses that have been in place for the last few weeks.” The U.S. State Department March 20 issued a “Global Level 4 Health Advisory,” urging U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In countries where commercial departure

options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period,” the State Department said. Particularly after Italy closed all schools and universities March 5 and then ordered a nationwide lockdown March 9, many dioceses already had called their students home, especially transitional deacons who are to be ordained to the priesthood in June. As of March 16, only 92 of the 192 seminarians remained on the campus on the Janiculum Hill, Father Peter Harman, the rector, had told Catholic News Service. He did not say how many priests, doing graduate studies, were still living at the college’s separate facility, the Casa Santa Maria. The notice said one of the factors influencing the decision to send all students home was Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s announcement March 21 closing all “nonessential” business throughout the country.

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OPERATIONS SUPPORT ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE

ST. BRENDAN CHURCH

St. Brendan Catholic Church in San Francisco, California has an immediate opening for an Operations Support Assistant, who will assist the Operations Manager in a wide variety of production and administrative functions, including word processing, basic accounting, database and sacramental records management, facilities scheduling, as well as technical support for weekend Masses. A successful candidate will have previous office experience, proficiency in Word and Excel, and significant experience using office-related web-based applications. In addition, the person in this position must be well-organized, have strong communication skills, a friendly and welcoming demeanor, and share a passion for the mission of the Church. This benefited position is a minimum of 30 hours per week (Sunday through Thursday) and reports directly to the Operations Manager. Sunday work is required. Wages are commensurate with experience and education.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Rosenlund at 29 Rockaway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127, or lisa@stbrendanparish.org. St. Brendan Church and School does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered.

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PARISH & CHANCERY ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE POSITION:  Parish and Chancery Accounting Coordinator SUMMARY: The Archdiocese of San Francisco has 90 + Parishes and 30 + Parish schools. Provide timely accounting-bookkeeping support to parishes and parish schools. Ensure compliance with various accounting and payroll policies and procedures of the Archdiocese.

ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: Must be a strong collaborator who is customer-focused and service-oriented. Must be detail oriented, a “doer” but able to step back, set priorities and get things done. Comfortable with systems: very good understanding of Excel, and proficient understanding and use of QuickBooks Online.

CUSTOMERS: Pastors, elementary school principals, bookkeepers, ADSF - Controller and Chief Financial Officer

REPORTS TO:  Chief Financial Officer HOURS:  Full time - 37.5 hours per week KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide QuickBooks Online (QBO) accounting support and assistance to parish and school bookkeepers and business managers. • Ongoing: maintain parish and school accounting structure and chart of accounts in QBO. • Serve as a resource and trainer to bookkeepers on ADSF parish accounting. Support parishes. • Visit parish schools and parishes as necessary to assist and train bookkeepers and business managers. • Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. • As necessary, interact with third-party accountants.

CHANCERY ACCOUNTING RESPONSIBILITIES-AS NEEDED: • • • • •

Import journal entries into general ledger software. Prepare journal entries to record High School tuition. Enter Annual Appeal (AAA) data into Raiser’s Edge (Donor software). Reconcile and monitor bank accounts. Assist with other general accounting functions of the Chancery, as needed.

BASIC SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES: • • • • • • • •

Degree in Accounting or Business 5-7 years accounting/bookkeeping experience Strong Excel skills Strong bookkeeping experience in QuickBooks Online (QBO) Excellent interpersonal skills Able to initiate and carry out responsibilities independently and in a timely fashion Respect for the values and teachings of the Catholic Church Ability to supply (on a limited basis) own vehicle for business use, with subsequent employer mileage reimbursement

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of Human Resources, Attn: Christine Escobar One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109 Or e-mail to: escobarc@sfarch.org All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.

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Director of Music (Part-time 19 hours/week | Report to Pastor) Job Summary The Director of Music is responsible for the liturgical music needs of the parish community, and for the coordination of a comprehensive musical program for a full liturgical cycle, including special events during major seasons. The Director of Music shall seek to involve the assembly in active and reverent participation in the liturgy. The Director of Music shall also grow the music ministry presence of the parish both within the parish and in outreach efforts in the neighborhood and community. Key Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to)

• Plan music for all Masses, with special emphasis on the seasons and holidays of the Church calendar. • Play at 3 weekend Masses (three Sunday morning) as well as holy days, special Masses, and other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. • Conduct weekly choir rehearsals for adult volunteer choir • Oversee maintenance for the Schanz pipe organ and three pianos (Steinway grand, Baldwin grand, spinet).

Key Requirements

• Excellent organ proficiency, solid piano proficiency. • Solid choral conducting ability, experience building a choral program preferred. • Knowledge of music and liturgy in the Roman Catholic tradition preferred. • Degree in music preferred

St. Stephen Catholic Church

451 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco CA 94132 Please email Fr. Tony LaTorre at: fathertony@saintstephensf.org to apply All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered.

Archdiocese of San Francisco, Catholic Identity & Assessment

DIRECTOR OF CATHOLIC IDENTITY ASSESSMENT & FORMATION Reports to: Moderator of the Curia   FSLA Status: Exempt, full-time PURPOSE: The Office of Catholic Identity Assessment has a two-fold charge: first to help Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese strengthen their Catholic identity, character, and mission, and second, to assess the extent to which these schools are fulfilling their Catholic mission in their core activities. Strengthening Catholic identity in schools has two facets: strategy and formation of the formators. In this context, strategy identifies the way academics, spiritual and moral norms and practices, and religious activities work together to reinforce Catholic practice and understanding. Formation of the formators entails helping teachers and administrators acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate Catholic teaching and practice at the high school and grade school level. In order to be effective and acceptable, assessment must be objective and accommodate the particular heritage, traditions, and emphases of each Catholic school as it fulfills its mission. Accordingly, the director works with collaborators whose expertise contributes to this effort.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director participates in the DCS-sponsored systems review process for archdiocesan Catholic high schools and directs the Catholic identity component of the assessment. Each high school undergoes a full assessment every four years and submits a written report of progress annually, which includes a specific accounting of progress made in the area of Catholic identity. WCEA standards are currently in transition. The Office of Catholic Identity Assessment also provides workshops, sessions, and seminars designed to develop the expertise of teachers and administrators in molding Catholic culture in their institutions. The Director will also be responsible for undertaking special interventions requested by either the archbishop or the boards and/or presidents of the various Catholic high schools. While reporting to the Moderator of the Curia, the Director also works collaboratively with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. The Director usually participates in their staff meetings and keeps the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and her staff informed about any activities or new initiatives being undertaken by the Office. The Director also works closely with the assistant superintendent for faith formation, religious instruction, and accreditation in matters pertaining to the Catholic identity, character, and culture of archdiocesan elementary schools.

REQUIREMENTS: Advanced degree in education or a related field and experience working in the areas of Catholic identity and culture and assessment. All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Please submit cover letter, resume and completed application to

Christine Escobar, Human Resources Manager at the Archdiocese of San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109.


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FRONT-LINE WORKERS: Step up to serve the neediest “Our teams are on the front lines, bravely and tirelessly supporting those in our community who are most vulnerable and at-risk,” the agency said. Catholic Charities featured a social media spotlight on caseworkers Carolyn and Moon preparing food boxes for families at 10th & Mission Family Housing and seniors at Edith Witt Senior Housing. “Their work means our seniors and families will have food,” said the agency, which serves more than 32,000 people a year through more than 30 programs serving the homeless, children and youth, low-income families, seniors, HIV/AIDS patients, immigrants, and adults with disabilities. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco said its shelters, homeless navigation centers and center for survivors of domestic violence are continuing uninterrupted. “Staff are working around the clock, sometimes without access to basic supplies, like toilet paper and masks, but remain determined to keep our doors open for those who are severely impacted,” the society said in a social media post. Suzanne Walker, deputy director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County, told Catholic San Francisco in a March 19 email that Vincentians are “getting creative” about how to meet the community’s needs without most of its volunteer force, which is older and at greatest risk if they contract the virus. The SVdP free dining room in downtown San Rafael is serving togo-only breakfasts and lunches with a small group of employees together with support from the Marin County

At St. Pius Parish in Redwood City, the scheduled March 21 Faith in Action service day was cancelled because of the pandemic but parishioners pivoted to make batches of home-cooked food for a local homeless shelter running short on supplies. ‘People out there need our help,’ Susan Kiely Krauss said in a Facebook update. ‘If you can do it in a safe way, ask around who can use it.’ Health and Human Services department. The homeless are “especially at risk of serious illness from the virus,” she said, and the lack of restrooms for basic hygiene is “always a serious problem.” Long-advocated-for public portable toilets and hand washing stations are now available to homeless people in San Rafael and could be “the silver lining in all of this chaos,” she said. “We are also pushing for appropriate placement of people currently living outside to hotel rooms or very low-density congregate shelters so they can shelter in place like the rest of us,” Walker said. Lost wages are having an immediate impact for some not yet homeless. “We have a fair number of people already calling in for help with rent,” Walker said. The agency, she said, is advocating for a local moratorium on evictions. Financial donations are needed to replace traditional fifth Sunday collections benefiting SVdP, which “are likely to be sparse” due to the Mass cancellations, she said. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County also faces a

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In Remembrance of the Faithful Departed Interred In Our Catholic Cemeteries During the Month of February HOLY CROSS, COLMA Lydia I. Abriani Marguerite Ortiz Andersen Nicanor E. Ares, Sr. Barbara Cross Ashley Gloria G. Austria June Francis Aymard Adela Badiola Bernard A. Barron Flavio Bassi Sister Robert Bauer Lawrence John Beardsley John M. Begovich Peter C. Busalacchi Cristina P. Cabral Catherine E. Canavan Frances A. Carpenter Librada C. Cayanan Martha Cervantes Frances Chetcuti Nellie Marie Ching Francis C. Cianciolo Vito Cipolla Charlotte K. Corrigan James C. Cronin Carlos Antonio Da Costa Johannah Marie Sanson De Asis Margaret De La Cruz Crescente De Los Reyes Florencia De Los Reyes Ernesto Lalatag de Vera Carol M. Del Sarto Francine M. Dubonnet Douglass Melida S. Duran Donald Edwards Genevieve Franceschi Diana Fung Louise Antoinette Galdieri Gloria A. Gallagher Sam S. Gatt Ernest Lee Go Gloria J. Gomez Clarice D. Gomez Lucinda M. Gonzalez Antonio Gonzalez Linda Gotelli-Velarde Brother Andrew Grant Albertine V. Hanaike John Frank Hentz Maria V. Hermosura Barbara Hughes Lucio Machin Iriarte

Adrian A. Kelly Mary Elizabeth Kelly Yolanda E. Kitchen Valerie N. Klung Barbara A. Kmak Josephine “Josie” Kozloski Mark Allen Kramer Arthur D. Larson, Sr. Rolando M. Laygo David M. Lerma Oi Yin Leung Hilda Luz Linares Patricia W. Liptack Ruth M. Louis Judith Luce Mitchell J. Luzzi Carmen Macias Alda Maggiora Perfecto Mallari Mickey Manuel Margaret Ann Martinez Robert Leonard Martinez Presy Cazar Maurille Raymond McKeon Helen Marie McMonigle Roger Melgar Conchita Mitchell Mark Jerome Musumeci Catherine L. Nelson Tinh Nguyen Leonor L. Nimes Marciana T. Pacia Baby Naun Galeano Padilla, Jr. Thelma Venturi Panattoni Stella Pasco Alma R. Peterson Donald George Pfeiffer Amy Marie Phillips Theresa B. Philpot Michael Pierce Frank D. Prine Encarnacion S. Ramos Ibrahim K. Rantisi Enrique Raygoza Josephine RealyVasquez Victor A. Ribeiro, Jr. Cecilia Ann Ryan George E. Saybe Doris Ann Schmedinghoff Agnes Lois Scully Sharon Severance Matthew R. Shaughnessy Willa A. Spina Zora Martha Starkovich

Peter Stevens Patricia Dolores Strong Helen A. Sundiam Ernest Taylor Stephanie Taylor Joseph Tonna Bernerd Tonstad Genesis Camila Torres Natividad B. Torres Theresa B. Tsai Rogeldo B. Valenzuela Jeanne M. Young George W. Zaits Teresa I. Zucchiatti Nayef Issa Zumot

MT. OLIVET, SAN RAFAEL F. J. Lucien “Lou” Etcheverry Gabriel A. Freitas Sr. Teresa of Carmel Grant, csn Kiem Van Luong Nancy McGovern Paul McGovern Therese McGovern Frank Edward Muscat Joseph A. Varalli

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