National Shrine of
Saint Francis of Assisi


COME AND SEE WEEKEND

Gentlemen, do you wonder what it's like to serve God as a Capuchin Franciscan? The Western Province offers several "Come & See" weekends throughout the year, offering single Catholic men a chance to discern a possible Capuchin vocation. A vocation retreat is a great opportunity to meet Capuchin Franciscan priests and brothers, talk to some of our students in formation and see first hand what our life is like. These retreats are held at San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez, California and typically begin on a Friday at 5:00 PM and end by noon on the following Sunday.

The next Come & See weekends are scheduled for: November 15th-17th, 2019, December 13th-15th, 2019

For more information contact: Fr. Peter Banks, OFM Cap.



FR. LEON FROM MEDJUGORJE ON OUR LADY'S MESSAGE

St. Dominic Catholic Church 2390 Bush St, San Francisco
Saturday, November 23rd from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Fr. Leon Pereira, OP, is a Dominican priest of English Province and has been the chaplain for English-speaking pilgrimage at Medjugorje since 2016. He will share his experience of encountering (at Medjugorje) Our Lady as a young maiden and Her message of the "5 stones": Prayer/Rosary, Confession, Eucharist, Bible and Fasting. Please join the St. Dominic community to hear this inspiring talk by Fr. Leon.



CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC MINISTRY CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: December 5-7, 2019
San Jose Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose
Website: CaCMC.net

The California Catholic Ministry Conference (CaCMC) (formerly the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference) is the annual conference for catechists, liturgists, lay ministers, religious education directors,and interested Catholics. It offers more than 120 workshops and 80 speakers, as well as opportunities to be a sponsor and prayer opportunities. In addition to Catechetical Formation, CaCMC is focusing on Social Justice, Liturgy, and Leadership Development. There will be multiple speakers in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). This early Advent gathering is a chance to network with three thousand colleagues from throughout the state. Registration is open at the website, and you can book your stay at three major hotels close to the convention center.