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2018 Lent and Easter Schedule

All Tuesdays of Lent
Lenten Faith Sharing Group from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Parish Center.

All Fridays of Lent
Stations of the Cross at 1:00 PM
Evening Mass followed by Soup Supper at 6:30 PM



Lenten Opportunities:

Lenten Disciplines: Abstinence: Everyone 14 years and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Mass attendance: During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass and reception of the Eucharist. Almsgiving: During Lent, the Church encourages generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.

Lenten Reflections: As you enter the Church, please glance at the easel. Throughout Lent it will feature the day’s Gospel reading and a short meditation. If you would like to have these emailed daily, let us know!

Stations of the Cross: We will observe the Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 1:00 PM.

Friday Night Mass and Soup Suppers. Every Friday throughout Lent, there will be special Friday Mass in the Church at 6:30 PM, followed by a soup supper in the rectory.

Lenten Faith Sharing: Starting Tuesday, February 27, and continuing through the following Tuesdays of Lent (2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27 ), parishioner Bertina Cannizzaro, an Archdiocesan Faith Sharing Group Facilitator, will be leading a faith sharing group. The group will meet from 7-8:30PM in the Parish Center. The reading will be Daybreaks- Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter Week by Ron Rolheiser, OMI. Copies will beprovided. Please register by calling the parish office.

Train Hard, Fight Easy! Lenten Daily Planner: We plan many other things--plan your Lent! Go here to download a one page daily planner for Lent.

Choose Life! 40 Days For Life: Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, and through Lent, the San Francisco “40 Days for Life” will be held by Planned Parenthood at 1650 Valencia Street in San Francisco. You can learn more, or sign up for vigil hours, by going to

CCCYO Lenten Opportunities: Catholic Charities CYO offers a variety of simple volunteer opportunities during the six weeks of Lent. Visit / to learn more!



2018 Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

English: Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM, Sunday 7:30 & 8:45 AM, 1:00 & 5:00 PM
10:15 AM 
Italian: 11:45 AM

Monday, March 26
Lenten Penance Service with individual confession: 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 29
Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper

Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM

Friday, March 30
Friday of the Passion of the Lord
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM
Stations of the Cross: Italian: 12:00 PM / English: 1:00 PM
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: English: 2:00 PM / Catonese 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 31
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM   
The Easter Vigil: 8:30 PM

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
English: 7:30 AM, 8:45 AM, & 1:00 PM
Cantonese/English: 10:15 AM
Italian: 11:45 AM
(There will be no 5:00 PM Mass)

Every Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
Saturday, March 31from 3:00 to 5:00 PM; or anytime at the Rectory.

From the Vatican:

For the Letter: "Responses To Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctine on the Church" click here.

For the: "Letter of His Holiness Benedict XVI To The Bishops On The Occasion Of The Publication Of The Apostolic Letter MOTU PROPRIO DATA Summum Pontificum On The Use of The Roman Liturgy Prior To The Reform Of 1970 click here.

For an unofficial translation of the MOTU PROPIO, from the USCCB, click here.

"Sacramentum Caritatis" For Pope Benedict's new Exhortation on the Eucharist, click here.

"On Love" For Pope Benedict's encyclical "Deus Caritas Est," click here.

For good Pope Benedict's excellent lecture on "Faith and Reason" at the University of Regensburg, click here.

For pictures of the Columbus Day Bazaar, click here.

The Latin Mass

On the first Sunday of each month at 11:45 AM,
we will celebrate Mass in Latin, with Gregorian Chant.

Latin/ English translations will be in the church to help parishioners.
For a Latin/English Mass guide,
click here.

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666 Filbert (at Powell)
San Francisco, CA

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For some of the encyclicals of our beloved
John Paul II,
click here


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