LISTENING SESSIONS WITH ARCHBISHOP
In his letter of September 21 to the people of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Cordileone invites us to come together to share our thoughts, speak our needs, and offer our prayers. As his letter says, in part: "During this time of rightful righteous indignation among our people, it is more important than ever that we, your leaders, listen to you. Therefore, I have scheduled five opportunities for people in our Archdiocese to meet with me and speak to me directly.” (The schedule is as follows):
- Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco
- Thursday, October 18, 5:00 p.m. St. Stephen, San Francisco
- Sunday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont
"We will begin these sessions by praying together the Church's Liturgy of the Hours for the Evening Hour, Vespers. After that, those present will be able to ask questions and make comments. While I cannot claim to have all of the answers to the trials the Church is suffering at this time, I pledge to do my best to listen and respond.
After these meetings with you, and further consultations with our Archdiocesan Independent Review Board and my Cabinet, I will determine what further steps will be necessary to help bring about the desperately needed purification of our Church."
IGNATIUS PRESS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
November 2-3, 2018
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
111 Gough Street, San Francisco
You are invited to celebrate 40 years of God's blessings on the publishing work of Ignatius Press. Meet and hear distinguished Catholic speakers Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Peter Kreeft, Michael O'Brien, Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Steve Ray and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Fri./Sat., Nov. 23, at St. Mary's Cathedral event center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ignatius.com/40.
FAITH FORMATION CONFERENCE
Registration is open for the annual Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference (SCFFC) to be held November 29-December 1. This conference is recommended by the archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation for catechists, youth leaders, adult faith formation leaders, and all who want to learn more about their faith. There will be noted speakers, workshops, and sessions (in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese), and many exhibitors. Make connections, deepen your faith, and strengthen your skills in passing on the faith to the next generation. For complete information, visit the website, above.