Posted on: June 6, 2018

Annual Appeal Request


Dear Parishioner(s),

The Archdiocesan Annual Appeal enables the Archdiocese to continue offering many vital ministries, programs, and services to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Through the AAA, the over ninety parishes in our Archdiocese unite as one body. Together, we demonstrate our active faith by supporting such critical needs as youth and young adults, parish schools and students, social ministries, ecumenical efforts, and the greater Church. The Appeal is integral to our mission and ministry.

This year’s theme is from James 2:18, “I will show you my faith by my works.” The Archdiocesan Annual Appeal is an important way for each of us to contribute to the work of the Church, and I believe this year’s theme captures the essence of our mission as Catholics in this Archdiocese. Through our gifts to the Appeal, we demonstrate our commitment to the works of the Church and the people who benefit.

On behalf of everyone who needs and depends on the ministries and services of the Archdiocese, I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting the 2019 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal. Our support will help change the lives of those who need and depend on the programs and services of the Archdiocese.

Our parish goal for this year’s Annual Appeal is $50,377.00. Every dollar we raise in excess of our goal comes back to us. We will have an Appeal Weekend (in a few weeks), and when that time arrives, I ask you to prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift.

I thank you for all you do for St. Elizabeth, and I thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. Please join me in prayer for the success of the 2019 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal and everyone who needs and depends on the programs and services it provides.

Reverend Charito Suan, Pastor

Posted on: May 3, 2018

May 6, 2018

Regarding the Ascension of the Lord, the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained its celebration on the proper Thursday (May 10th, 2018). Our Metropolitan Province and all other Provinces have transferred this Solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter. This was approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and confirmed by the congregation for Bishops. Where the Ascension is transferred to Sunday, May 13, the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. May 13 is also a Mother’s Day (USA). We celebrate the Mother’s Day without diminishing the primary focus of that Sunday as the celebration of the paschal mystery.

(See ORDO 2018) 

Posted on: April 29, 2018

April 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed Dominican Father Robert F. Christian as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Bishop-designate Christian, 69, is a native of San Francisco. He entered the Dominicans at St. Albert Priory in Oakland, California, in 1970 and made his solemn profession as a Dominican in 1974. He was ordained a priest in Oakland June 4, 1976.

The appointment was announced was announced in Washington March 28 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Since 2015, he has been master of students for the Dominican's Western province. Earlier he was a college teacher, a professor and vice dean at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, also known as the Angelicum, and a lecturer at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone welcomed the new auxiliary bishop to his hometown, saying in a statement released by the archdiocese that the two had met while studying in Rome in the 1970s. "We are now all blessed that Bishop-elect Christian joins us to serve our priests, religious, deacons and all the people of the archdiocese," he said.

(copyright Catholic News Service)