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On San Francisco’s Embarcadero, young women lead the 6th annual Walk for Life West Coast Jan. 23. The event, which drew an estimated 35,000 participants despite rain showers, marks the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision making abortion legal.

Walk for Life West Coast affirms dignity of life and support for women
Thousands of people gathered in San Francisco Jan. 23 for the 6th annual Walk for Life West Coast, a pro-life rally and walk that took place this year beneath grey clouds and intermittent rain. The cold and damp weather didn’t seem to hamper attendance or enthusiasm. Organizers of the pro-life event estimated there were more than 35,000 people present. The long line of people in the walk included teenagers and young people, parents with strollers, college students, seminarians, and Catholic parishioners from the San Francisco Bay Area, northern California and beyond, as well members of evangelical and other Christian denominations. At an early morning, pre-walk Mass Jan. 23, at an overflowing St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, Archbishop George H. Niederauer said in his homily, “we seek to witness in our time and place to the unique and priceless value of each human life, at every stage of life. In the pro-life cause we have recognizable opponents: Abortionists, those who promote assisted suicide, Pro-Choice organizations, Planned Parenthood. It is also true, however, that we have disagreement, misunderstanding and opposition from among our own spiritual relatives, the family of believers within the Catholic Church, what we may call ‘the household of the faith.’ Of particular concern are Catholics in public life who take prochoice positions and vote for pro-choice legislation.” At the Walk for Life rally held later the same morning at a plaza on the San Francisco Embarcadero, walk participants gathered and heard from pro-life activists. Frank Lee, coordinator of Asian Americans Pro-Life, led the rally in a prayer, saying: “Every life is precious and should be cherished. We have a tough battle in front of us, but we shall overcome when we combine our efforts to make it a perfect whole!” Students from San Francisco high schools and from Stanford, UC-Berkeley, WALK FOR LIFE WEST, page 11

Christians must unite in bringing Gospel values to world, pope says
By Cindy Wooden
ROME (CNS) – Divided Christians can and must be united in meeting the modern challenges of secularization, threats to human life, environmental destruction, war and injustice, Pope Benedict XVI said. “It is precisely the desire to proclaim Christ to others and bring the world his message of reconciliation that makes one experience the contradiction of Christian divisions,” the pope said Jan. 25 as he closed the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Leaders of Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant communities in Rome joined the pope for the annual prayer service at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, offering prayers and proclaiming the readings. The Week of Prayer 2010 focused on the common Christian vocation to witness to Christ in the world. When the modern ecumenical movement was launched, the pope said, it started with a conference of missionaries from different denominations who gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1910 to reflect on ways to promote Christian unity in order to preach the Gospel more effectively. The obvious question, he said, was: “How, in fact, can unbelievers accept the proclamation of the Gospel if Christians, while all referring to the same Christ, are in disagreement among themselves?” POPE SAYS UNITE, page 5

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate vespers closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Jan. 25.

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Our Lady of Loretto fourth grade basketball team and leadership. Back from left: Greg `Gus’ Martin, Rich Brown; and head coach, Tom Lauchenauer. Middle from left: Griffin Wright, Peter Brown, Matthew Lauchenauer, Justin Simonetti. Front from left: Vinny Martin, Mitchell Timberman, Caden Franceschini, Christian Seaman-Pedersen, Nick Hartshorn, Cole McCue.

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Congrats to fourth graders from Novato’s Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School who took first place in their group in the annual Flame Tournament, a winter tourney open to all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and sponsored by the San Francisco Fire Department for more than 40 years. More than 100 teams took part SF firefighter, Rich Brown, told me – 32 at the fourth grade level alone. Rich and his wife, Bernadette, are the proud folks of Peter, a member of the fourth grade OLL championship team, Katie, an OLL third grader, and Michael, who is in kindergarten there. Thanks to Anne Martin for getting us the good news. Anne and her husband, Greg, also known as Gus, are proud parents of Vinny, a fourth grade championship team member, and Marco, an eighth grader at OLL…. Now serving in the Boys Scouts top rank of Eagle Scout is Patrick Francis Dunleavy, a graduate of Junipero Serra High School and now a freshman at UC Davis. Mighty proud are his parents, Fran and Brian, brother, Chris, and granddads, Pat Dunleavy and Frank Cianciolo, who became an Eagle Scout in 1945. The family parish is South San Francisco’s Mater Dolorosa. “Both Frank and my dad were founding members of Mater

Old Catholic high school friends gathered at Christmas included Kevin Carroll, SI ’72; George Horsfall, SI ‘74; Claire Mibach-Fugate, Mercy, SF ‘74; Kevin Dinapoli, SI ’72; Neil Kelly, SI ’72; Bernadette Kelly, Convent of the Sacred Heart ’74. Taking the pix was Steve Fugate, Marin Catholic ’73.

Dolorosa in 1961 and I’m a graduate of the class of 1971,” Bechelli, Cathy Spinetta Derenz, Joan Fields James, Brian Dunleavy said….. Kudos, too, for new Eagle Scout Darlene Daquioag Klunk, Barbara Sheppard, Mary Duncan Sinfield, who was inducted in November. Bustin’ Rodigou, Jo Acgaoili Gleason, Anna Pasquini Freslaben, at the seams are his parents, Kathy Cindy Franks Forbes, Colleen O’Brien and Fred, and brother, Ryan - all of Quilici, Robin Villa, Randy Crispen, Redwood City’s Our Lady of Mt. Michael Delohery, Matt Spano, Carmel Parish - and grandfolks, Eileen Tom Sweeney, Vince Maniaci, Bob and Angelo Giannini…. Old friends Bustamante, George Simmons, Jay gathered in December at the San Mercado, Donna Holmes Enjaian, Francisco home of George Horsfall, a Kathie Davis Magnussen, Barbara 1974 graduate of St. Ignatius College Gleason Browne, Marianne Ambrose Preparatory. The group had reesEmerson, Teresa Pudlow Noce, Sharon tablished contact via Facebook. “San McElearney, Janet Capurro, Lisa Francisco was a large city with a small Dell’Osso Depew, Patti Devine Geib, town feel back in the 1960s and 70s,” Vince DeLucca, Ellen Johnson Zedge, said Claire Mibach-Fugate, Mercy, SF Theresa Guthrie Bowen, Hilda Dudum ’74, in a note to this column. “Catholic Herrera, Bob Guiliani, Kathy Conefrey high school kids all knew one another McEvoy, Kathy McCarthy, Charles back then. We all plan to get together Hanley, Jim Petrini, Sam Ghanyam, again and invite more of the old gang.”… Joe Bui, and Dan Costello…This is an Eagle Scout Duncan Sinfield Art came to life recently at Holy Name empty space without you. E-mail items of Jesus Parish when cast and crew and electronic pictures – jpegs at no less members from NBC’s “Trauma” filmed in Golden gate Park than 300 dpi – to or mail and took their lunch break in the Sunset District church’s them to Street, One Peter Yorke Way, SF 94109. Thank Parish Hall. “The priests, Sisters and staff were asked to you. My phone number is (415) 614-5634. join them and we all enjoyed the great variety of dishes,” Eagle Scout Patrick said Colleen Durkin, parDunleavy, with ish secretary. “The episode his grandfather, they were filming will not Frank Cianciolo, air until spring but the City and Father Brian makes a perfect backdrop for stories of our own first Costello, pastor, responders.” Congrats to Mater Dolorosa Coleen and her fellow Holy Church. Name Elementary School class of ’72 grads who held a two-day reunion over the summer. Joining Colleen in the fun were Cecilia Boden



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Interfaith remembrance for abortion victims

‘We are called to witness to truth’ Archbishop Niederauer says
The following is an excerpt from Archbishop George Niederauer’s reflection at an Interfaith Memorial Service for the victims of abortion Jan 22 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. (See and for full text.) As in the story [Luke 20:9-26] of the tenant farmers and the vineyard, the sins of pride and selfishness have led us to behave as if we are the absolute masters of human life, as if we have no accountability to anyone beyond ourselves, as if we have the right to do violence to human life when it suits our purposes. Nevertheless, God still sends his servants, the prophets among us, to call us back to respect for, to accountability for, the precious gift of human life. We are called to witness to the truth about the gift of human life, and to stand together with the modern prophets as they speak truth to the powers of this world. We give this witness when we oppose abortion and assisted suicide, as well as the laws, organizations and individuals who promote them. However, as we witness to the precious value of human life, we may not resort to the tactics of those who oppose us. In this parable of Jesus, the servants who represent the owner of the vineyard suffer the violence of the farmers, but we are not told that they responded in kind. In our time, many do violate human life violently, but we are not therefore entitled to speak or act with violence. Nor may we become self-righteous, judging ourselves to be better, holier, more virtuous, or more pleasing to God than others are. Indeed, we are not to judge ourselves or them—period. As St. Paul teaches, we leave the judging of persons to God. Serving the truth does not exempt us from serving humbly.

The 23rd annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Abortion Victims was held Jan. 22 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco. The service included reflections by Metropolitan Nikitas of the Dardanelles, above, representing Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, and Archbishop George H. Niederauer. Martin and Carole Kilgariff, left, of the Serra Club in San Francisco participated in the Offering of Roses. In the offering, representatives of more than 40 pro-life groups brought roses in remembrance of the more than 1.5 million babies aborted each year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision. Marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity as well as the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the service was organized by the Interfaith Committee for Life.

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Catholics, Jews share biblical view on environment, commission says
VATICAN CITY – Jews and Catholics believe that in order to be ethically legitimate any action that has an effect on the earth, on animals and especially on human life must recognize that God is the creator of all, said members of an important dialogue. Members of the dialogue commission sponsored by the Vatican and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel met at the Vatican Jan. 17-20 to discuss Catholic and Jewish teaching on creation and on the environment. In a statement issued at the end of the meeting, the commission said there is a tension between “secular environmentalist movements and religious perspectives” on ecology, because Christians and Jews follow biblical teaching that gives human beings a special place and a special responsibility for the rest of creation. They said the Bible “views nature as being endowed with sanctity that flows from the Creator,” but it also asserts that God made human beings “the summit of his inherently good creation” and gave them stewardship over the earth. In order to intervene ethically in the natural order, they said, people must recognize the limits of “the power of science and its claim to absoluteness,” and act in a way that expresses solidarity with present and future generations. “Not everything that is technically feasible is morally acceptable. It is this consciousness that ensures that every aspect of human advancement promotes the wellbeing of future generations and sanctifies the Divine Name, just as its absence leads to destructive consequences for humanity and (the) environment and profanes the Divine Name,” the statement said. The dialogue members said scientists and governments should seek ethical guidance from religious leaders before taking any action that would change nature.

quality, life-giving care is available to all,” said a letter signed by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Bishops William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., and John C. Wester of Salt Lake City. The three chair the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees on Pro-Life Activities, on Domestic Justice and Human Development and on Migration, respectively. In the two-and-a-half-page letter, the USCCB leaders outlined their “fundamental principles” for health care reform, saying it must: “Protect human life and dignity, not threaten them;” “Respect the consciences of providers, taxpayers and others, not violate them;” “Be truly universal and ... not be denied to those in need because of their condition, age, where they come from or when they arrive here;” and Restrain costs and apply them “equitably across the spectrum of payers.” The bishops said, “Although political contexts have changed, the moral and policy failure that leaves tens of millions of our sisters and brothers without access to health care still remains.”

More than 60 percent of seniors ages 65 and up called abortion morally wrong, as did 60 percent of those from Generation X (ages 30-44) and 51 percent of baby boomers (ages 45-64). By comparison, 19 percent of all those polled – and 20 percent of the millennials – said abortion was “morally acceptable.”

March for Life participants urged to keep up their efforts
WASHINGTON – Despite overcast skies, the mood at the Jan. 22 annual March for Life in the nation’s capital was decidedly upbeat as speakers urged persistent efforts in the pro-life arena. Several speakers told the tens of thousands on the National Mall that they were now in the majority and would continue to make inroads in society and in government policies. Although the rally’s opening prayer asked God to grant participants “the courage to be a voice for the voiceless,” this group hardly seemed to be lacking bravery. They showed stamina by simply showing up in vast numbers – many as repeat marchers – despite calls for sleet and freezing rain, which never materialized. The relatively subdued crowd cheered enthusiastically when speakers stressed that abortion should never have been part of health care reform legislation before Congress or when speakers criticized President Barack Obama’s support for legal abortion. Nellie Gray, president of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund – the group that organizes the march – told participants that their presence at the 37th annual march represented a “whole new surge” for the pro-life movement to not only continue to educate government officials about the immorality of abortion but to also show a united front. – Catholic News Service

Bishops urge Congress to set aside partisanship for genuine health reform
WASHINGTON – Three leading U.S. bishops called on members of Congress Jan. 26 to “set aside partisan divisions and special-interest pressures” to achieve genuine health reform. “The health care debate, with all its political and ideological conflict, seems to have lost its central moral focus and policy priority, which is to ensure that affordable,

Poll: More Americans, especially young people, say abortion wrong
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and released Jan. 21 said that a majority of Americans called abortion “morally wrong.” Americans in all age groups made that judgment in the poll, conducted by Marist College. The Knights paid the greatest attention in an announcement of the poll results to the “millennial” age group, those ages 18-29, because they were intentionally oversampled in the survey. Of the 2,243 Americans polled, 1,006 of them were millennial. And 58 percent of the millennials called abortion morally wrong.
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Dominicans tap into established Haitian networks to funnel aid
By David Agren
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) – A Dominican who coordinates overland relief missions into Haiti says that an ability to tap established church and community networks there has allowed Catholic aid agencies from the Dominican Republic to effectively deliver relief to those left homeless and hungry by the Jan. 12 earthquake that flattened large parts of Port-au-Prince. Rafael Jimenez, social program coordinator for Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Services, said convoys of at least three large trucks carry relief materials, collected from parishes and social groups around the Dominican Republic, every other day to Port-au-Prince, where the food, water and medicine – among other things – are quickly distributed. In comparison, Jimenez says that many of the relief materials sent from far-away countries to Haiti have been stuck at the airport and docks due to poor infrastructure and a lack of established networks in Port-au-Prince. “The people in the communities (needing help) are the ones doing the work. They themselves are doing the organizing,” Jimenez told Catholic News Service after returning from Port-au-Prince Jan. 24. Even with aid being delivered more freely, “there’s still a lot of hunger,” he said. Reports of violence in Port-au-Prince have been common, but Jimenez said the situation has improved for those importing relief materials from the Dominican Republic due to security being beefed up on the main highway and trucks being sent in convoys.
A woman bathes her children in a makeshift shelter in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jan. 25. The government said more than a million people were left homeless by the Jan. 12 earthquake.

The effective overland deliveries highlighted some of the small successes in the efforts of Dominicans to help their western neighbors – with whom relations have, at times, not been cordial. It also highlighted the difficulties for the international community in responding to a tragedy that the Haitian government says has claimed more than 150,000 lives and left 3 million injured or homeless. Tom Price, senior communications manager for the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Relief Services, told Catholic News Service Jan. 25 the agency uses the overland route from the Dominican Republic for lighter materials, such as plastic sheeting for temporary shelter and boxed meals for distribu-

tion at parishes. He said the agency sends two cargo trucks a day across the border from the Dominican Republic. For efficiency, larger shipments of food and shelter to tent communities are funneled through Port-auPrince, Price said. Rescue efforts in Port-au-Prince – which was rocked by the magnitude 7 earthquake – have been called off and efforts are now focused on tending to survivors. The Haitian government unveiled plans for tent cities to house the homeless. Many of the homeless have started leaving the capital in search of other opportunities, however. “There’s a strong outflow of people toward other parts of Haiti,” said Jesuit Father Regino Martinez, director of the Jesuit immigrant aid group, Border Solidarity, in the border town of Dajabon, Dominican Republic. “Port-au-Prince has nothing to offer people.” Father Martinez said Haitians were still crossing the border, although in slightly smaller numbers, in search of medical attention and to also purchase basic necessities at a twice-weekly market. The Haitians crossing into the Dominican Republic were, for the most part, not planning to stay permanently, said Catholic groups operating in the area. “There’s not a massive displacement of Haitians toward the Dominican Republic,” said Wilma Duval Orozco, Caritas director in the Dominican Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. “There are some cases (of people coming to stay) ... but these have been isolated cases so far.”

Rebuilding Haiti church infrastructure to take years, says U.S. bishop
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Replacing and repairing the infrastructure of the church in Haiti will take years, according to Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio, head of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Church in Latin America. Citing significant losses in both personnel and buildings, Archbishop Gomez said, “The beleaguered church in Haiti will remain a primary focus of our work in the months and years to come” within the committee. Special collections for Haitian earthquake relief were taken up in most U.S. dioceses the two weekends after the Jan. 12 quake that claimed an estimated 200,000 lives. In a Jan. 22 letter to his fellow U.S. bishops, Archbishop Gomez listed some of the damage done to the church in the impoverished Caribbean nation, including total destruction of the cathedrals in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel as well as the destruction of “at least five” other major churches, many smaller church buildings, two major seminaries, many convents and schools, and a Catholic radio station. Moreover, the archbishop said, “the reported tragic loss of so many priests, sisters, seminarians and laity is irreplaceable.” The bishops’ annual Collection for the Church in Latin (and) trust in the transforming action of the Spirit.” “While we are on the path toward full communion, we are called to offer a common witness in the face of the increasingly complex challenges of our time, such as secularization and indifference, relativism and hedonism, delicate ethical themes regarding the beginning and end of life, the limits of science and technology and dialogue with other religious traditions,” he said. The pope told the Christian leaders that they also must work more closely on “safeguarding creation, the promotion of the common good and peace, the defense of the centrality of the human person (and) the commitment to defeating the America was taken up the weekend of Jan. 23-24 in many diocese but other dioceses will hold the collection over the next few weekends in most U.S. dioceses. “It goes without saying that after the immediate humanitarian response begins to take hold, equipping the local church in Haiti will be a significant and long-term project,” said Archbishop Gomez. In a Jan. 21 letter to Archbishop Louis Kebreau of CapHaitien, president of the Haitian bishops, his U.S. counterpart, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, expressed “profound sorrow and deepest condolences for the terrible tragedy that has struck your beloved country.” miseries of our time, such as hunger, poverty, illiteracy and the unequal distribution of goods.” Pope Benedict said working for Christian unity is not a specialty to which a few individuals or a few churches are called, but rather it is part of fulfilling Christ’s will for all those who follow him.

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Imperfect workers in an urgent and just cause
This morning you get to listen in on an Archbishop’s temptation – well, really a preacher’s temptation. The voice of the tempter sounds like this in my ear: “These two readings are not really good for today. This is the special Mass in the Cathedral before our annual Walk for Life. Yes, it’s true, the Church did choose these two readings for Saturday of the Second Week of the Year, but you can substitute some others – that’s allowed. Just look at the second reading: two verses from Mark’s Gospel (Mk 3:20-21) telling us that a crowd surrounded Jesus and that some of his relatives came to drag him home because they thought he was clearly out of his mind. You can do better than that! Pick something else.” That’s the voice of the tempter. And, it is tempting, but “no.” Remember what St. Paul wrote to Timothy: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent for every good work.” Our problem with this reading may not be that it is so brief, but that it is so uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing. The relatives of Jesus were wrong about him; he was not insane or possessed by a demon. Indeed, they used the same language about him that the Scribes and Pharisees, his enemies, were using. As a matter of fact, in the very next verses after these in the third chapter of St. Mark’s Gospel, the Pharisees accuse Jesus of being possessed by a demon. On the contrary, it is our faith that Jesus Christ was sent by the Father, led by the Holy Spirit, and was carrying out his mission to preach, proclaim and establish the kingdom. So the relatives were wrong, but it is still important to understand them. Why did they say and do what they did? First of all, the relatives of Jesus were looking at a hectic scene: people were jammed into the little house, shouting and making demands of the Teacher. It was not possible even to eat, Mark tells us. Nothing was normal or usual. Besides, Jesus had given up a good trade, carpentry, to become an itinerant preacher. Also, his family could tell that he was headed on a collision course with the Scribes and Pharisees, the people with power and influence, and that he would lose his struggle with them. He did eventually lose it, as the world sees things. His relations watched Jesus leave his home, his village and his neighbors, and start out with what one commentator has called his “odd little society” of very diverse followers. That’s what they saw and that’s what they thought. In Matthew’s Gospel, in the tenth chapter, Jesus tells his disciples that they will face persecution when they proclaim his kingdom and his way. He adds these words: “One’s enemies will be those of his own household.” It seems very likely that at least one example he had in mind involved him and his own relatives. Why bother with all this? Because this story of Jesus, his ministry and his family is in some ways our story too, as we seek to witness in our time and place to the unique and priceless value of each human life, at every stage of life. In the Pro-life cause we have recognizable opponents: Abortionists, those who promote assisted suicide, ProChoice organizations, Planned Parenthood. It is also true, however, that we have disagreement, misunderstanding and opposition from among our own spiritual relatives, the family of believers within the Catholic Church, what we may call “the household of the faith.” Of particular concern are Catholics in public life who take Pro-Choice positions and vote for Pro-Choice legislation. Like those relatives of the Lord, some of our brothers and sisters in the faith urge us not to witness to the value of human life, not to call for its protection. For example, they will advise us not to plan a Walk for Life. It’s acceptable if we will read a book about the issues, or perhaps gather in small groups for prayer, but above all we must not make a fuss. We are told that we are engaged in “a losing battle.” We don’t believe that, but it can look that way at times. Actually, time is on our side, and so are the sonograms. And lately, so are the polls. We are imperfect workers in an urgent and just cause. Not everything that all of us say and do is always wise, just because the cause is so right. Remember the story of the disciples James and John, the Sons of Thunder as Jesus called them. In the ninth chapter of Luke’s Gospel the people in a Samaritan village would not welcome Jesus, so the brothers James and John asked Jesus, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Luke says, “Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.” Self-righteousness and condemnation of others are dangerous temptations for us disciples. It is not for us to decide that we are holier or better or more pleasing to God than others are. Embracing the truth does not exempt us from embracing humility. We zealously struggle against falsehood and violence, but the judgment of persons belongs to God. I taught English in college, and in one course we read Robert Bolt’s play about Saint Thomas More, “A Man for All Seasons.” There’s a fascinating difference between the play itself and the film that was made later. At the end of the film, Thomas More is executed, we Archbishop are told what later George H. happened to several other characters, and Niederauer then the credits roll. It was fairly easy to leave the movie identifying with the hero-saint. In the original play, but not in the film, there was a character known as “the common man.” The same actor played Thomas More’s servant, then a boatman, later a prison guard in the Tower of London, and finally the executioner. At the end of the play, after the saint was beheaded, that actor stepped to the front of the stage and addressed us in the audience directly. He said: “I’m breathing. Are you breathing too? It’s nice, isn’t it? It isn’t difficult to keep alive, friends. Just don’t make trouble – or if you must make trouble, make the sort of trouble that’s expected. Well, I don’t need to tell you that. If we should bump into one another, recognize me.” Curtain. No chance of identifying with the saint in that moment. In our Walk for Life one could say that we do make trouble, or make waves, or whatever you want to call it. And in a way it’s not the kind of trouble that is expected – or tolerated – or easily shrugged off or ignored. Witness and prophecy trouble people. Indeed, they are meant to. We pray at this Eucharist that we shall witness to the truth in charity, as Pope Benedict’s encyclical challenges us to do. It is not enough merely to keep breathing – with our breath and our life we must witness to the Word made flesh, the Lord of all Life, Our Savior Jesus Christ. We walk today to celebrate life, to save lives, to do more than just keep on breathing, so that generations of children will draw the breath of life. Archbishop George H. Niederauer delivered the homily above at the Walk for Life West Coast Mass, Jan. 23, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. remarks highlight the overall exigency that Catholic San Francisco broaden its scope of editorial articles and have a plan for focusing on Catholic social justice teaching by wellqualified authors on a variety of topics. Some examples where education is needed: the death penalty, world-wide water crisis, human trafficking, nuclear disarmament... the list goes on and on. Catholic positions on these topics are magnificent and Catholic San Francisco could be a leader in education! Sister Dolores Barling, SNJM Daly City

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Praise for valuable ‘teaching moment’
The Archbishop’s Journal (CSF, Jan 15), entitled “Free Will, Conscience and Moral Character,” used Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statements regarding free will and abortion as a valuable “teaching moment.” Speaker Pelosi’s “difference of opinion” with well established Catholic teaching reflects perfectly the relativistic and materialistic, political thought that pervades Washington, D.C. Pelosi and others say that the vast majority of people support the proposed health care reform legislation, when current polls show exactly the opposite. She says that the exercise of free will obviates the need to listen to Church doctrine. The Archbishop’s message however, is not directed solely at Speaker Pelosi. In

our current high speed world, we are all polluted with lazy and careless thought. His injunction that “the education of conscience is a life-long task” is directed to all and each of us. As Catholics we have a responsibility not only to know the teachings of our Church but to think and pray on them; to understand and assimilate them; and to act in accordance with them. This is an ongoing part of our life-long journey. Nick Scales San Francisco

Clarity, beauty of thought cited
Regarding “Free will, Conscience and Moral Choice, What Catholics Believe” – published in the Jan 15 issue of Catholic San Francisco, please convey my heartfelt thanks to San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer for such clarity and beauty of thought. I will see to it that our Catechists and Faith Formation coordinators have this article in their hands as well as our parishioners and the visitors that come to St. Joseph Church in downtown San Antonio. Father Mario Marzocchi, S.S.S. San Antonio, TX

Journal, “Free Will, Conscience, and Moral Choice.” I was sorry to see that there was no example given on the Church’s position regarding capital punishment. While I do know that the Catholic position on this matter is perfectly clear, it is used very infrequently especially in conjunction with the abortion issue. This has the appearance of not wanting to “offend” political conservatives, most of whom oppose abortion yet support capital punishment, the use of torture as a means towards an end, and supporting unjust and unnecessary wars such as in Iraq. This ideological dichotomy must be addressed simultaneously at the highest levels of the Church, including the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Vatican. The respect and dignity of human life must be all encompassing and not be given to a piecemeal approach where politicians can pick and choose what might be expedient for their own constituencies. Robert Spadoni Pacific Grove

Column clarifies Church teaching

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Thank you Archbishop Niederauer for your excellent column (Archbishop’s Journal, Jan 15) on free will and formation of conscience. I applaud your participation in clarifying Catholic teaching on key issues that face citizens who are also Catholic. Rosemary Anton Phoenix, AZ


Deep values, eloquent words
Thank you so much for the guest editorial by Bishop John Wester (CSF Jan. 8) entitled “The Truth about Immigrants and Health Care.” It is so good to see our deep values put into such eloquent words. Healing and welcoming the stranger were key parts of Jesus’ ministry, and must be ours as well. Barbara Erbacher Pacifica

Father Rolheiser fans reach out

Education is needed
I couldn’t agree more with Father William Brown, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Daly City (CSF Letters, Jan. 22) about the need to educate Catholics on our responsibility to protect the environment. His

All encompassing concern: human life
I am responding to the Archbishop’s

My wife and I read Catholic San Francisco and we have been getting a lot out of reading the column by Father Ron Rolheiser, “Spirituality for Life.” We thought he might like to hear from readers who have appreciated and benefitted from his writings. Is there a way to reach him? If so, would you kindly provide an e-mail address for Father Rolheiser? Glenn and Ann Cohen San Carlos Editor’s note: Father Ron Rolheiser O.M.I. can be contacted at his website

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Amid economic stress, philanthropy plays a growing role in financing Catholic education
By Rick DelVecchio
Philanthropy is playing a growing role in financing Catholic K-12 schools as donors step up in a harsh economic environment to preserve the Catholic education model for a new generation of children. “This kind of large-scale philanthropy to kids in grade school and high school is part of a new movement,” said Karen Ristau, president of the National Catholic Educational Association, in an interview with Catholic San Francisco. “It’s gone on for awhile, but it’s taken off around the country.” She said a variety of projects are emerging around the country to support grade schools and high schools, including donor pools such as the Big Shoulder Fund in Chicago and the Crossroads Foundation in Pittsburgh. Ristau said these are examples of “great programs where philanthropists have come together, and they really raise substantial money. The money does two things: It pays for tuition, and once the kids are in these programs, they’re never dropped. Some have mentorships, some help the bricks and mortar part of the school.” The main goal of the Crossroads Foundation is to prepare students for college. Students who qualify are assigned mentors. A similar project is the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Fulcrum Foundation, formed in 2002. It provides financial support for all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle through annual fund-raising and a significantly increased endowment. In Utah’s statewide Diocese of Salt Lake City, the newly created Sponsor a Scholarship project invites donors to contribute directly to the diocesan schools. Envelopes for the collection were distributed to all parishes in December. Donors had the option of designating the school of their choice. Any contributions not directed to individual schools were be pooled to support the most economically needy schools in the diocese.

Praise for “unsung heroes”, and a call to action
The average school “gap” – that is the difference between the average tuition and the cost to educate the children is $800 per year per child, says Annette Brown, the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s assistant schools superintendent. In these times, where families are struggling with job loss, home loss and increases in the cost of living, donors who contribute their resources are the lifelines that keep our schools open, she says. Read Brown’s column on Page CS11. Holy Cross Sister Catherine Kamphaus, the Seattle diocese’s schools superintendent, said the contributions will allow the diocese to boost tuition aid at a time when more help is greatly needed. “We’re not losing students as much as we’re losing money, because more people are applying for assistance,” Sister Kamphaus said. Ristau said the growing interest in both foundation and individual support is “just a sign of such goodness from people who truly believe in Catholic education. Truly, because of the kind of money they are giving, they really want to help the next generation of kids.” She attributed much of the generosity to older donors who realize that Catholic schools can’t be taken for granted. In the Archdiocese of San Francisco, funds from archdiocesan, school-based and private endowments and annual donations support thousands of students from financially PHILANTHROPY, page CSW10

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Catholic schools: “Dividends for Life”
a Catholic school? What impact has this made By Maureen Huntington in your life and in the growth of your faith? Superintendent, The dividends of a Catholic school eduArchdiocese of San Francisco cation are varied and vast. For each of us Department of Catholic Schools The theme for Catholic Schools Week, 2010, was selected prior to the recent economic crisis in our country. Individuals, families, businesses, and corporations are hoping to recapture some of their lost dividends and regain some measure of financial and economic security. However, when considering a Catholic school education for yourself or your child, what dividends come to mind? Do you think about the academic rigor in the curriculum and in the teaching? Do you remember the devotion to Christ and the Church you witnessed in the Sisters, priests, brothers, and lay teachers? What about all of the financial and material sacrifices you and your parents made so that you or your children could attend the opportunity to see in action our Catholic faith as it was lived out in the lives of our teachers, pastors and principals, was inspiring and formative. As adults we remember and live the elements of our Catholic faith and in turn pass them along to our children, students, family and friends. The dividends continue to multiply with each generation and within our own lives. The benefits of a Catholic school education continue to enrich us each day. During this week, I ask that you take some time to reflect on the many dividends and blessings you have received because of your Catholic school education. Remember the many teachers, principals, pastors and classmates who formed and nurtured your faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

At a glance: Catholic Schools Week 2010, Jan. 31-Feb. 6
• What is Catholic Schools Week? Catholic Schools Week is an annual national celebration of the important role that Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country play in providing a values-added education for America’s young people. Catholic schools are proud of their educational network that emphasizes intellectual, spiritual, moral, physical, and social values in their students. • What is the theme of Catholic Schools Week? The theme is: “Catholic Schools – Dividends for Life: Faith, Knowledge, Discipline, Morals.” • What does Catholic Schools Week celebrate? Catholic Schools Week celebrates education that goes beyond preparation for a secular life ─ it is education that prepares students for a Christian life. CSW also celebrates the high standards of excellence and the quality of the education available to all students in Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the United States. • What is the purpose of the Catholic Schools Week celebration? The purpose of Catholic Schools Week is to build community awareness of, and involvement in, Catholic schools throughout the country. During this week, many dioceses and schools encourage parents to take full advantage of the benefits of local Catholic schools by enrolling their children in those schools. CSW also is an occasion for schools to interest citizens in volunteering their time and talents to the local Catholic schools. • Who sponsors Catholic Schools Week? Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Individual dioceses and local Catholic elementary and secondary schools develop and promote their own Catholic Schools Week activities each year.

More than 2 million enrolled: A snapshot of U.S. Catholic education
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Total Catholic school enrollment: 2,192,531 Elementary school enrollment: 1,568,016 Secondary school enrollment: 624,515 Minority students: 643,173 29.3% Non-Catholic: 325,835 14.9% Total number of schools: 7,248 Elementary schools: 6,028; Secondary schools: 1,220; Co-educational: 93.6%; Single sex male: 2.6%; Single sex female: 3.8% New schools in 2008/9: 31 New schools in last 5 years: 184 Schools with waiting lists for admission: (29.2%) 2,114 Full-time professional staff: 157,615 Laity: 96.0%; Religious/clergy: 4.0%; Student/teacher ratio: 14:1 Average Tuition Elementary: $3,159; Secondary: $8,182 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Non-parochial school Catholic elementary students: 3,145,424 Non-parochial school Catholic secondary students: 689,552 Number of parishes: 18,890 Directors of Religious Education: 13,000* *Estimate. No studies have been conducted.

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Parent helps motivate school community for Haiti relief
Convent and Stuart Hall parent Farah Makras is organizing a relief drive for Haitian earthquake victims. The response has been overwhelming, Makras said. Two warehouses are full – and “you should see my garage,” she said, adding that students at Sacred Heart schools are helping with the effort. Makras is collecting only basic necessities: medical supplies, toiletries, summer clothes. Donors are encouraged to contact her for the time and place to make a dropoff. She can be reached at (415) 516-1799. More information is available on the Web at Makras got good news last week when she learned from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office that a Coast Guard cutter would ship all the donations she gathers, at no cost. Makras’ involvement with Haiti began before the disasters: a friend, Michelle Lacourciere, started Sirona, an organization that provides agriculture assistance to Haiti. On her visits to Haiti, Lecourciere was alarmed by the conditions she saw in orphanages. She began to travel to Haiti every six weeks with a suitcase full of supplies. Makras had been scheduled to accompany her friend to Haiti last week, but the disaster canceled the plan. When the earthquake hit, she decided to enlist the larger community in the aid effort. “Everybody’s been so supportive,” said Makras, who has two boys, Tyler and Kameron, at Stuart Hall for Boys and a daughter, Kyla, at Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School. In a blog post last week, Lecourciere wrote: “Almost everyone who donates thanks us for giving them an opportunity to do something. In this economic climate everyone is feeling pinched, and this offer of tangible support for others is very satisfying to people. It’s interesting to note that many, many donations are brand-new items. People are buying things for people in Haiti because that is how they wish to give.”

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SCHOOL OF EPIPHANY: Maureen Huntington
Superintendent of Catholic Schools (415) 614-5660

1 Mission Dolores School
3371 16th St. San Francisco, 94114
Principal: Ms. Andreina Gualco School Phone: 415.861.7673 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.861.7620 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Arturo Albano Church Phone: 415.621.8203 3321 16th St., San Francisco, 94114

4 Saint Finn Barr School
419 Hearst Ave. San Francisco, 94112
Principal: Mr. Tom Dooher School Phone: 415.333.1800 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.452.0177 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Jose Corral Church Phone: 415.333.3627 415 Edna St., San Francisco, 94112

Tours by appointment. Open House – Jan. 10, 2:30pm

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2 Saint Anthony-IC School
299 Precita Ave. San Francisco, 94110
Principal: Mr. Dennis Ruggiero School Phone: 415.648.2008 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.648.1825 E-Mail: Administrator: Fr. Garcia Church Phone: 415.647.2704 3215 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco, 94110

5 Saint James School
321 Fair Oaks St. San Francisco, 94110
Principal: Sister Mary Susanna Vasquez, O.P. School Phone: 415.647.8972 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.647.0166 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Jerome P. Foley Church Phone: 415.824.4232 1068 Guerrero St., San Francisco, 94110

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7 Saint Charles Borromeo School
3250 18th Street San Francisco, 94110
Principal: Mr. Daniel Dean School Phone: 415.861.7652 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.861.0221 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Moises Agudo Church Phone: 415.824.1700 713 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 94110

3 Saint Elizabeth School
450 Somerset St. San Francisco, 94134
Principal: Mrs. Gene Dabdoub School Phone: 415.468.3247 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.468.1804 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Charito Suan Church Phone: 415.468.0820 449 Holyoke St., San Francisco, 94134

6 School of the Epiphany
600 Italy Ave. San Francisco, 94112
Principal: Mrs. Diane Elkins School Phone: 415.337.4030 Grades: K through 8 School Fax: 415.337.8583 E-Mail: Pastor: Fr. Eugene D. Tungol Church Phone: 415.333.7630 827 Vienna St., San Francisco, 94112


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January 29, 2010

K-8 students living the Gospel faith
St. Raphael
Youth from St. Raphael Parish in San Rafael recently prepared 200 bag lunches for the homeless. The goodwill meal was shared through the Marin County St. Vincent de Paul Society. Beth Kabage, youth minister at the parish, said the youngsters spoke about the experience of helping the needy with such basic needs as food and the compassion that should accompany the good work.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame Elementary School (Belmont) second graders Angela Martin, Emma Marren, and Athena Gese. Four barrels of food for families in need were gifts from the Thanksgiving Mass at the Dame in November. The food was shared through Second Harvest Food Bank. A toy drive before Christmas helped youngsters at the St. Anthony of Padua Dining Room program in Menlo Park. Students also adopted families through Samaritan House.

Immaculate Heart of Mary
Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School in Belmont planned and led a peer retreat in December. The leadership team for the event included, from left, Mallory Hansen, Amy Smerdel, Alex Adamis, Josef Seemayer, Marisa Pereira, Hannah Nourie, Zoe DiMauro, Liam Young, Frank Lemos, Megan Satyadi and Khiana Ghazouli.

St. James
Student Council and eighth graders spearheaded Christmas outreach projects at San Francisco’s St. James Elementary School. Socks for St. Anthony Foundation and toiletries for St. Anne’s Home were collected through the month of December. In addition, students worked in “Faith Families” and wrote letters to military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ministers of the good work included, from left, Vanessa Dominguez, Darren Garza, Aliyah Durden and Santino Salaices.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
First grade students at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Redwood City gathered with St. Vincent de Paul Society members and volunteers. In addition, Mt. Carmel students have been active on the social justice front. “Since school began we have completed four outreach projects,” school spokeswoman Michelle Conci said. The goodwill efforts have included gift and food drives to benefit Catholic Worker House and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A “penny war” initiated by seventh grade students raised almost $900 for landmine clearing in the Middle East. OLMC begins its 125th year with a Mass of Thanksgiving Jan. 31. Archbishop George H. Niederauer will preside.

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The Memory Project
Mercy girls make lifelong gifts for children in orphanage
Art students at Mercy High School, Burlingame, have joined the Memory Project, a nationwide initiative in which advanced high school art students create original portraits for children living in orphanages around the world. Given that children who have been abandoned, orphaned, abused, or neglected often have few personal keepsakes, the purpose of the portrait is to provide them with a special memory of their youth, to honor their heritage and identity and to help them build a positive self-image. The project also provides an opportunity for young Americans to open their hearts to children who have endured many hardships, and to promote the value of sharing kindness with others. The Memory Project has been featured on national television several times, most notably when Katie Couric concluded her very first broadcast of the CBS Evening News with a story about the project’s success at an orphanage in Nicaragua. Students at Mercy High are participating as part of a course titled Honors Art 3. To do this, the students receive pictures of children who are waiting for portraits, and then work in their art classrooms to create the portraits. Once the photo-realistic, acrylic portraits are finished, the Memory Project organization delivers them to the children. In total, the students have made portraits for six children living at an orphanage in Phuket, Thailand. In February, a Memory Project representative will deliver the portraits to each child. “In the beginning the issue was, ‘How do I paint them?”, said Honors Art 3 teacher Nazira Kury-Arnold. “It became a technical exploration of the painting process. As they came to look at each photograph, and seeing the image of the child staring back at them every day, they became more invested. That encouraged them to do their very best.” Kury Arnold said a lot of students wanted to deliver the portraits in person. “It’s one of those projects that’s going to stay with them the rest of their lives,” she said. “There’ll forever be connected to just this one person.” The Memory Project is a program of the nonprofit organization My Class Cares based in Madison, Wis. Since the project began in 2004, more than 20,000 portraits have been produced by high school art students around the country. The project’s website is

Mercy High, Burlingame, art students display portraits they made for orphaned children. Top row, from left: Jessica Egan, Serena Azzghayer, art teacher Nazira Kury-Arnold, Lillian Tang. Seated: Alexandra Santos and Stephanie Rjaile. Not pictured is Jennifer Re.




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New Riordan scholarship for sons of law enforcement officers
Archbishop Riordan High School has announced a new scholarship for sons of law enforcement officers. Applicants for the $5,000 per year award may be entering Riordan freshmen or students already enrolled at the allboys San Francisco school. As many as five scholarships per year will be awarded. The scholarships are funded by the Mayer Family Foundation, established by Riordan alumnus, Mike Mayer, who graduated in 1971, and his wife, Sally, a 1971 graduate of Mercy High School, San Francisco. “We met at the Riordan freshman welcome dance in 1967,” Mike said. “I had a great experience at Riordan,” Mike said. “We are instituting the scholarship to make a high-quality college prep education more affordable to families in law enforcement.” Mike a Stanford graduate with a graduate degree in business from UC Berkeley, heads Mayer Investment Management. His dad, Dave, who served in the San Francisco Police Department for 30 years and retired as The law enforcement connection in the family continues. Mike’s brother, Tim, has been in the SFPD for 31 years and Sally’s brother, Tom Griffin, who died in 2009, retired as a sergeant after 21 years. The Riordan connection is also deep. Mike’s brothers, Steve and Tim are graduates, as are Sally’s brothers Mark and Jim Griffin and her late brother Tom. “We are grateful to Michael and Sally Mayer for providing this generous scholarship to the sons of Law Enforcement Officers of San Francisco and the Bay Area,” Marianist Father Tom French, Archbishop Riordan president, told Catholic San Francisco. “This scholarship will enable a young man to receive a Catholic education in the Marianist tradition. Archbishop Riordan High School is proud to say we have over 300 alumni who are in law enforcement in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Scholarship applications for the 2010-11 school year are being accepted from prospective Riordan freshmen and currently enrolled Riordan students who are sons of law enforcement officers. For information, call Dion Sabalvaro, admissions director, at (415) 586-1256.

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Mississippi fifth-grader is voice of main character in Disney film
By Fabvienen Taylor
JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) – At the end of the first nine weeks of classes when report cards went out from St. Richard Catholic School, Elizabeth Dampier’s mother, Jeanna, went in for the usual parent-teacher conference. “She wanted to meet us and say hello,” said Krista Garrard, Elizabeth’s fifth-grade teacher. “During the conference I told her I loved to hear Elizabeth talk in class and read out loud. I told her Elizabeth had a very soothing, very good voice,” said Garrard, who hears more than 100 voices a day at school. That was when Garrard discovered she was not the only one impressed with Elizabeth’s voice. As a matter of fact, the girl’s mother told her Elizabeth “was in this movie, “’The Princess and the Frog.’” That was in October and most of Elizabeth’s fellow students didn’t know she was going to be in Disney’s new animated movie, the teacher said. In the first weekend of its Dec. 11 release, it earned $25 million, making it the No. 1 movie in the country. It’s a new twist on the fairy tale “The Frog Prince.” It features an African-American princess and is set in New Orleans in the 1920s. Elizabeth, 10, told the Mississippi Catholic, newspaper of the Jackson Diocese, that her parents told her not to “go around bragging about being in this movie.” “I said, ‘Yes ma’am.’ Later my mother told me I could start opening up about it,” said Elizabeth, who voices Tiana, the film’s heroine, as a young child. The older Tiana is voiced by Anika Noni Rose. Elizabeth started auditioning for the part about three years ago. Garrard described Elizabeth’s family as “very private. Elizabeth is a very humble child, a very good student, eager to please. She does not brag about herself at all.” On Dec. 11, Elizabeth, her classmates, teacher and some of her friends from another Catholic school attended a special preview of the film at a local theater. Morgan Sellers, 11, sat next to Elizabeth at the movie. Morgan was one of the first people Elizabeth told about being in the film. “I wanted to sit by her and cheer her on,” said Morgan. “I loved the movie and I told her she did a great job.” That afternoon Elizabeth’s classmates peppered her with questions about everything from how the Disney studio looked in New Orleans to whether she was ever at times nervous to how it felt walking the red carpet and meeting people like Oprah Winfrey at the premiere in Los Angeles. Elizabeth also did “a show and tell” for her class with posters, T-shirts and other memorabilia from the movie. Arthur and Jeanna Dampier, 1988 graduates of St. Joseph School in Jackson, first noticed their daughter’s talent performing in school and church events at New Hope Church, where the family are members. From there they contacted a local agent, who scheduled some acting classes and set up auditions. Elizabeth also took lessons in voice, piano and dance and appeared in commercials. But learning and earning good grades is high on Elizabeth’s parents’ list of priorities. “We always make sure she stays focused first on her relationship with God, her relationship with her family and then her schoolwork,” said Jeanna Dampier.

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January 29, 2010

Inside the West’s epic prep sports rivalry: SHCP vs. SI
By John Wildermuth
When 4,500 screaming basketball fans instantly cut the cheers and the chatter as someone starts the traditional prayer of the Christian Brothers: “Let us remember … we are in the holy presence of God,” it’s clear that this is a different type of a rivalry. Since 1893, San Francisco’s two oldest Catholic high schools, St. Ignatius College Prep and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, have squared off in what’s billed as the oldest high school athletic competition west of the Rocky Mountains. Sure, it was rugby that was played on that long ago St. Patrick’s Day and the games were hit and miss affairs until the 1920s, but for generations of San Franciscans, those games and the rivalry behind them have been an important and well-remembered part of the city’s athletic tradition. “It’s something you grew up with in San Francisco,” said John Scudder, president of Sacred Heart Cathedral and a 1973 graduate of the school. Since the end of World War II, that rivalry has been recognized with the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy, named for Bill Bruce of St. Ignatius and Jerry Mahoney of Sacred Heart, both killed in the war. Each year, the perpetual trophy moves to the school whose boys won two of the three games in football, basketball and baseball.

Archrivals Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, left, and Saint Ignatius on the football field last fall. Since the end of World War II, the sports rivalry between the two schools has been recognized with the Bruce-Mahoney Trophy. Each year, the perpetual trophy moves to the school whose boys won two of the three games in football, basketball and baseball. The April 16 baseball game at AT&T Park will decide whether the trophy stays at Sacred Heart or returns to St. Ignatius.

“The deep respect the two schools have for each other is a great gift” – Jesuit Father Robert Walsh, president of St. Ignatius
There’s nothing sleek or modern about the trophy, a hefty wood and medal product of an earlier time that stands better than three-feet-tall. It takes four people to lift and move it, but there was no shortage of eager volunteers at Sacred Heart last year after the school took the trophy home for the first time in a decade. “Few traditions capture the joy of high school as much as this rivalry between SI and SH,” Paul Totah, director of




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communications at St. Ignatius, said in his 2005 history of the school. At a Bruce-Mahoney game, “you will find emotions tuned to a fever-pitch, voices hoarse from shouting and athletes primed to play at their peak.” Jesuit Father Robert Walsh, president of St. Ignatius and a 1968 graduate, is no stranger to the tradition. But when he walked into the noisy, jam-packed Memorial Gymnasium at the University of San Francisco earlier this month for the Bruce-Mahoney basketball game, all he could say was “Wow.” “As a student, I was very aware of the rivalry,” said Walsh, whose father and uncles also went to St. Ignatius. “I don’t know of any other Jesuit school that has anything like this rivalry.” When Walsh and Scudder were high school students, San Francisco was still a heavily Catholic city where many people identified themselves by the parish where they lived. The boys at the then all-male schools were almost all from the city, growing up in the same neighborhoods and going to the same Catholic grammar schools. “A game like the one at USF was like the ones when I was a student about 35 years ago, Scudder said. “There were a lot of bragging rights associated with those games.” At USF, the stands were filled not only with teenagers sporting the green of Sacred Heart or the red and blue of St. Ignatius, but also with parents, friends, alumni and plenty of future students. “The parents of the students who attend our schools grew up with the rivalry,” Scudder said. “The kids have been going to these (Bruce-Mahoney) games since they were in the third or fourth grade, with their parents or older brothers and sisters.”

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Things have changed over the years. Today’s San Francisco has far fewer teenagers than it did 40 years ago and not nearly as many Catholics, so both schools have had to reach outside San Francisco’s city limits for students. The biggest change, though, has come since the 1980s when Sacred Heart merged with all-girls Cathedral High School to become Sacred Heart Cathedral, and St. Ignatius started to admit young women. Having girls at the schools hasn’t been a bad thing for the rivalry, Walsh said, since some of the crowds during the all-male days had more the feeling of Christians versus lions than a meeting of Catholic gentlemen. “There’s still a fever pitch of excitement and the rivalry is probably more animated,” he said. “But there’s also a better sense of respect for the other team.” That respect, and the shared Catholic educational mission, can be seen in the student-led public prayers that begin each game. It’s important to remember that the schools have many more similarities than differences, Scudder said. “We’re both rooted in the same Catholic faith, but with numerous differences in tradition and background,” he added. “But there has always been lots of cross-pollination,” with graduates from one school ending up on the faculty of the other. “The deep respect the two schools have for each other is a great gift,” Walsh said. “We have a great rivalry and a healthy rivalry and we need to care for it in the best of reasons.” Not to mention that the rivalry is a lot of fun for students and supporters of the two schools. Sacred Heart’s basketball team eked out a tight 47-44 win in that second round of the Bruce-Mahoney competition at USF. Since St. Ignatius won the fall football game, the April 16 baseball game at AT&T Park will decide whether the trophy stays at Sacred Heart or returns to St. Ignatius. “This is good for the kids and something they’ll always remember,” Scudder said. “A game at a major league stadium with the winner taking home the trophy? For a 17- or an 18-year-old, it doesn’t get much better than that.” Bay Area journalist John Wildermuth graduated from SI in 1969.

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January 29, 2010
A patron helped a highly motivated D’Genaro Pulido complete his education at St. Charles Borromeo parochial school in San Francisco’s Mission District and St. Ignatius Preparatory School. “I explained to him that I’m going to be the first generation to go to college, and I’ll be the first generation that actually becomes a professional,” said Pulido, an architecture student at the University of San Francisco. Here, Pulido, right, studies for his construction materials class with fellow student Bezaleel Balan.

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eligible families. But there is not enough to reach all qualifying families. In addition, the recession created a new group of financially struggling families among the middle class, who in the past had the means to pay for private school tuition. “The need-based population is underserved,” Assistant Superintendent Annette Brown said. “In addition, there’s a middle class that cannot qualify for need-based aid because they make too much money, but they can’t afford the schools, especially if they have more than one child.” Brown added: “Families find it increasingly difficult to afford a Catholic education.” K-12 enrollment in Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese was 25,186 in September, down 1,836 from five years earlier. K-8 enrollment fell by 361 from September 2008, a drop of more than 2 percent. Brown said higher philanthropic giving could turn the trend around. “Half of our high schools are at capacity, and half would benefit greatly by increasing enrollment to levels in past years,” she said. “Of our 62 elementary schools, 40 schools have enrollment less than five years ago. Increased enrollment would benefit the school not only financially but in ability to offer more programs.” One aspect of supporting Catholic education that appeals to donors is that well-targeted aid can have a measurable, lifechanging impact. D’Genaro Pulido, now a junior at the University of San Francisco, is a case in point. D’Genaro and his family came to San Francisco from Peru when he was 4. He attended a public school from kindergarten through second grade, but the experience was underwhelming. “I came back with one sheet of homework,” he recalled. “I did it in 10 minutes. My mom would keep me up to 12 a night doing math problems.”

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He said his parents wanted a better education for him and switched him to the parochial school in their Mission District neighborhood, St. Charles Borromeo. He thrived at St. Charles and in sixth grade participated in a summer program at St. Ignatius Preparatory School, where he met the donor who would help him on his way to college and a career as an architect. The donor liked D’Genaro’s motivation and awarded him scholarships that paid for most of his high-school education. The same donor helped his older sister and is helping his younger brother. “I guess what he saw in me was the effort and motivation I had,” D’Genaro said. “I explained to him that I’m going to be the first generation to go to college, and I’ll be the first generation that actually becomes a professional.” D’Genaro’s sponsor chooses to remain anonymous, as is the case with a wealthy man from the East Bay who became a

patron of St. Peter School in the Mission District after reading school newsletters that his housekeeper, whose son attended St. Peter, had brought to his house. He visited the school and inspected it with a skeptical eye. “He stayed until 6:15,” St. Peter Principal Vicki Butler said. “He saw the children, the curriculum. He saw the finances. When he finished he said, ‘I will do everything in my power to help your school. My concern is that your kids get this wonderful, supportive Catholic education and they’re too poor to pay for their high school.”’ The donor eventually created a scholarship fund for St. Peter graduates to attend Catholic high schools. The fund supports more than 50 students a year. “Out of that group, we’ve had students who have gone on to become, doctors, lawyers, teachers,” said St. Peter Assistant Principal Sister Marian Rose Power, RSM. “It’s enabled them to move out of the inner city and into professions.”

Catholic university starts program to supply needed religion teachers
By Chaz Muth
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Creighton University has initiated a new program to help meet the need U.S. Catholic schools say they have for qualified religion teachers. This year the Jesuit university in Omaha, Neb., initiated what is believed to be the first program whose sole purpose is to train students to teach religion in Catholic elementary and secondary schools. The university now offers a twoyear master’s degree in theology with a teaching certificate and a combined five-year bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology with a teaching certificate. A recent national survey about religion teacher preparation conducted by Creighton found that a majority of Catholic high school administrators said there are not enough qualified religion teacher candidates to meet the need their schools currently have for such teachers. “The Next Generation: A Study of Catholic High School Religion Teachers,” which involved 1,089 teachers at 195 Catholic high schools selected at random from across the nation, found that Catholic high school religion teachers are less qualified than other public and private school teachers in terms of academic preparation, pedagogical training and teaching experience. The study also found that today 40 percent of full-time religion teachers had a master’s degree in theology/religious studies/religious education, compared to 57 percent in 1985. The difference probably corresponds with the decline in vowed religious teaching theology, said Creighton’s Timothy Cook, the education professor who conducted the study. “This shortage of religion teachers often results in school principals asking teachers of other subjects to teach religion,” Cook said in a telephone interview with Catholic News Service. “Candidates are selected based upon evidence that they live their Catholic faith and will likely be good faith mentors,” he said. “However, without formal training in the content of Catholic religion and the methods of teaching religion, these teachers fall short of the ideal, and must try to pick up content and methods on the fly.” Students who have entered into either of the two new programs offered at Creighton University – which began in the 2009 fall semester – will gain advanced knowledge in theology as well as practical knowledge in teaching Catholic religion, said Jesuit Father Richard Hauser, a theology professor at the university. They also will be able to practice their teaching during the program through guided field placements in Omaha-area Catholic schools, Father Hauser said. The education component of the program provides a full Nebraska state certification for graduates who remain in the state and covers methods of teaching religion for those planning to teach in other parts of the country, he said. The fundamental purpose of Catholic elementary and secondary schools is to teach the Catholic faith to young people, Cook said. “Committed and well-prepared religion teachers are key players in carrying out this Gospel mandate to apprentice disciples of Jesus,” he said. “It is time to address the growing need for new highly qualified religion teachers in our Catholic schools.” An analysis indicates that university-based preparation in religion and in teaching methods has a significant positive impact on religion teacher retention, the study concluded. “That is to say, teachers with formal preparation in their subject and in teaching methods are less likely to leave the profession,” the study said.

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Support Catholic education: a call for heroes
By Annette Brown
generate scholarships that assist the neediest of the families attending afford the tuition and Throughout the life of our Catholic fees. These heroes gather volunteers to help in schools, people have given of themselves the physical renovations of the buildings and to provide education for our children. Our grounds. These heroes solicit donations from Catholic school children come from all walks building materials companies and contractors of of life; from the very affluent, to the abject expertise, labor, materials, equipment, furniture, poor. There are families that can afford to fixtures and technology. “buy the school,” and some that cannot even These heroes understand that it is difficult afford to purchase their lunch. The students to extract ones-self from poverty, but nearly attending schools in the Archdiocese of San impossible without an education. These heroes Francisco represents the socio-economic understand that without focused attention, “this Annette Brown spectrum of the society we live in. child” might be lost in the public schools systems and become another dropout. These heroes understand that in the Catholic school system, it is not possible for children to skate Related story, Page CS1 through unnoticed; that in spite of the similarity of our children’s Helping these students achieve the dreams of achieving attire, it is the individual child that is cherished and nourished, their education, there are the quiet, unsung heroes. You won’t spiritually, educationally and sometimes even nutritionally. find these people on the payrolls of any of our schools or parThese heroes provide from thousands to millions of dollars ishes. Their children may be long grown. Their connection to to our school system each year. Without this outside support, the school is not one of responsibility to any particular student, our schools would not be able to exist. but is a connection to the improvement of society in general. Our schools expenses are not fully funded with tuition These are the heroes who donate their time and treasure and payments. The average school “gap” – that is the difference talent with the intent to break the cycle of poverty that many between the average tuition and the cost to educate the children of our families are still circling. These are the people who is $800 per year per child. This difference is made up with fundcome to the school, pay the tuition of children that they cannot raising activities as well as cash from these unsung heroes. claim as their tax-deductible dependents. They buy the student In these current times, where families are struggling with uniforms and school supplies, refreshing these purchases every job loss, home loss and increases in the cost of living, these year through their academic lives. They faithfully give of their unsung heroes are the lifelines that keep our schools open. own resources, and when those are exhausted, ask their friends You, too, can be an unsung hero. If you have a student in our and foundations to contribute of their resources for this great schools, and are financially well-off, considering paying “the gap” cause of educating the next generation. in addition to your tuition. It will be a tax deduction for you, and a These heroes request funds from foundations and charitable boon to your local school. If you are a parishioner, consider sponorganizations, telling the story, trying to persuade other people to soring a student by paying all or part of the tuition to a particular share enthusiasm for the specific beliefs and ideals of the school; student or anonymous student. If you have the wherewithal to start evangelizing the mission of the schools that they represent. These a campaign, consider meeting with your principal and pastor and heroes gather funds that are used to offset the gap of the cost of start a scholarship fund to be used for the education of current running the school that exceeds the tuition collected. These heroes students or for general school expenses. Become one of the unsung
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Serra students support African entrepreneur as they learn about microfinancing
When Dorcas Ackon struggled to start a clothing business in Ghana, little did she know that a portion of her business loan would be funded byJunipero Serra High School students. Working with the social justice website Kiva, students in Joel Ferrando’s honors sophomore English class helped the West African entrepreneur in the process of learning about microfinancing. “It’s amazing that you can help people from third-world countries from your own home through the Internet,” said student Akash Desai. “It was real for us because we learned about the individual rather than giving to a charity.” The World Bank estimates that there are now more than 7,000 microfinance institutions serving 16 million people in developing countries. Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website, has the mission of alleviating poverty in the developing world by linking lenders and borrowers. People in developing countries often manage money in unconventional ways – investing in gold and domestic animals, paying cash collectors to keep it safe and even burying cash in their backyards, according to Kiva’s website.
Serra students helped Dorcas Ackon finance her clothing business

“The situation is real to the students and they see that they can make a difference,” Ferrando said. “The draw is the personal connection – the chance to help a person you see in photos and get to know through his or her bio. I do not think microfinancing will end poverty, but it is one weapon of an arsenal that needs to grow.”

Dorcas’ loan was for $275 to buy new dresses. Of that, Serra students raised $50. The decision to loan was optional. The rest of the loan was funded by other field partners. Dorcas has paid back about 50 percent of the loan, which is due in full in April. The money will be returned to the students when the loan is repaid. Ferrando hopes to start a Kiva Club at Serra, where students could keep their money in the Kiva pool. Students were asked to write a persuasive essay about people featured on the Kiva website. Brandon Council wrote about a pillow and mattress salesman from Uganda. Greg Suhr wrote about a taxi driver in Africa battling the negative effects of drug lords. Dorcas was chosen for the project because she lives in Ghana, the country where students wanted to make a difference. “The process of researching the way Kiva works, navigating the site and choosing a person to support engaged my students in critical thought,” Ferrando said. “I hope that they might come to internalize such giving in the way so many of our alums have internalized service to others as a result of their community service experiences here at Serra.”

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Campaign aims to increase Latino numbers in Catholic schools
Catholic education the opportunity to renew itself and SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) – A new campaign to face the vexing challenges of the 21st century. We are enroll 1 million Hispanic students in Catholic schools being presented with a fundamental choice that we by 2020 and the study that prompted it is “a challenge ignore at our peril,” said Father Deck. to the church to get the word out and spread the good Two programs at Notre Dame will support the camnews in the Hispanic community,” said the chairman paign: the university’s Latino Institute for Studies and of the U.S. bishops’ education committee. the Alliance for Catholic Education, known as ACE, “As in the past, Catholic schools are a gift to the which places college graduates as volunteer teachers Catholic immigrants to America. We rejoice in and in Catholic schools. celebrate that fact,” Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Curry University officials said Notre Dame hopes to forge of Los Angeles, head of the Committee on Catholic partnerships with dioceses to implement recommendaEducation, said in a Dec. 15 statement. tions to boost enrollment in Catholic schools. The Catholic School Advantage campaign comes According to the announcement on the campaign, out of a 65-page report by a task force commissioned by the Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to join the the University of Notre Dame. The report is titled “To campaign and discussions are under way with five Nurture the Soul of a Nation: Latino Families, Catholic other dioceses that serve large Hispanic populations. Schools and Educational Opportunity.” The campaign will be led by Father Corpora, a former The day of its release also was the feast of Our Lady pastor with nearly 20 years experience in parishes and of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas, to whom schools serving Latino communities. Hispanics have a special devotion. Evangelina Romero and Samantha Cabral, fourth-graders at St. Rose of “The message of Our Lady of Guadalupe, that The task force spent the past year conducting research Lima School in Denver, work on a project at school Dec. 12. A new study culture is enlivened by faith, challenges us to open for and developing recommendations for schools, dioceses, shows Hispanic students in Catholic elementary schools are 42 percent Latino children the rich opportunity of a Catholic school church leaders, the philanthropic community, civic orgamore likely to graduate from high school and more than two-and-a-half education,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, nizations, policymakers and institutions of higher educaCalif., chairman of U.S. bishops’ Committee on times more likely to graduate from college than their peers in public school. tion. The research ultimately provides as a road map for Cultural Diversity in the Church. getting more Latino students in Catholic schools. Like Bishop Curry, Bishop Soto and Jesuit Father Allan of the University of Texas at Brownsville. “Catholic schools must Financial obstacles are just one barrier, the report said. Other Figueroa Deck, executive director of the bishops’ Secretariat remain a steady and strong conduit for the many new generations barriers include a lack of information about Catholic schools and of Cultural Diversity in the Church, issued statements Dec. 15. of Latinos at their doorstep,” she said in a statement. a lack of a cultural or leadership connection between the Latino Father Deck, also is a member of the task force, said the Catholic To improve education outcomes for more Latino children, the community and schools that lack Latino teachers, principals and school initiative posed an important challenge to Catholic educa- task force seeks to double that 3 percent in Catholic schools to 6 board members. tion in the United States. percent – from 290,000 to 1 million – in the next decade. The task force recommended several steps to reduce barriers A key finding of the report showed that while more than 75 The task force was established one year ago by Holy Cross starting with stepped-up recruitment efforts through, for example, percent of Latinos in the United States are Catholic, only 3 per- Father John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame. It is co-chaired school functions that reach out to Latino families. It also recomcent of Latino children currently attend Catholic schools while by Holy Cross Father Joseph Corpora, director of university-school mends renewed efforts to make schools more affordable through public schools across the country have seen a rapid growth in partnerships for Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. scholarships or voucher initiatives. the number of Hispanics. It also urged universities, schools and dioceses to prepare The task force includes more than 50 national leaders repreThe report also said public schools have not served Latino senting the Latino community, the Catholic Church, academia, principals to transform their schools to better serve Latino chilstudents well, saying they are behind their peers on most mea- government, business, philanthropy, and elementary and second- dren and create culturally responsive school environments. sures of educational achievement. According to the report, Latino ary education. The report concluded by noting that addressing what keeps students fare much better at Catholic schools where they are 42 For some members of the task force, the connection to Latino students from attending Catholic schools will “eliminate percent more likely to graduate from high school and two and a Catholic education is deeply personal. Former Undersecretary the achievement gap for millions of children and families, while half times more likely to graduate from college than peers who of Education Sara Martinez Tucker said her years at Catholic addressing the enrollment gap that plagues urban Catholic attend public schools. school “changed the trajectory” of her life and she wants “all schools. Latino families will benefit from improved educational “Much is at stake. No less than the future generation of leaders Hispanic children to have that chance.” opportunities and the Catholic school system will be revitalfor our country,” said task force co-chair Juliet Garcia, president “The Latino presence, more than any other factor, offers ized,” it said.

Ecological reforms, new practices save energy, cash at Oregon school
By Ed Langlois
PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) – An Oregon Catholic school is turning its century-old campus into a lean, green sustainability machine. At Holy Redeemer on Portland’s north side, students joined volunteers and teachers in a project to dig up 2,500 square feet of old playground pavement. That exhausting effort will allow rainwater to soak into the ground and nourish newly planted native vegetation, as opposed to washing blacktop-borne pollutants into streams and the nearby Columbia River. Another newly uncovered area will be a 7,500-square-foot community garden. Pavement-busting is just one of dozens of efforts at ecological reform at the 100-year-old school, which serves a racially diverse neighborhood. “We’re doing what we can to bring the school into the 21st century,” said John Baggenstos, facilities manager at Holy Redeemer for the past two years. “Of course, there isn’t much money. You’re either rich or creative, I guess.” Baggenstos and a committee of teachers and parents are continuing a drive for ecological advances that began with construction of a new classroom building in 2005. Pope John Paul II Hall, which includes a library and science lab, was the first K-8 Catholic school building in the nation to win certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Across campus in the lunchroom, an effort to reduce waste caught students’ attention starting last year. After training and a set of incentives – free dress passes and some sweet treats – the youngsters took only a week to cut noontime trash from seven cans per day to one. Now it’s a habit. The difference is avid recycling, composting and the use of washable plates and silverware. The new lunch policies have slashed Holy Redeemer’s total solid waste output – and the bill for hauling – by about a third. “It’s harder, but it’s good,” said eighth-grader Palmer Smith. Anna Raineri, Holy Redeemer’s principal, began sending out the multi-page parent newsletter on e-mail two years ago. Hard copies dropped from 275 to 40. That saved great stacks of paper. Baggenstos said that at first, the efficiency measures were meant to save the school some money. Though the scheme now has an altruistic character, it’s still good for the bank account. Among other measures, blue recycling bins are now set next to copy machines and alongside every waste can. That keeps trash volume down. The number of plastic bags used at Holy Redeemer has plummeted since classroom garbage is emptied once per week (or when needed) instead of daily. Students and teachers are urged to turn off lights whenever possible and every other light fixture in hallways has been shut off. Baggenstos and volunteers disconnected half the downspouts from the church and school last year, keeping the flow out of the aquifer and cutting storm water bills by 38 percent. New controls on the heating system monitor hours of operation and temperature more closely, resulting in an expected 10 percent savings on heating oil. Big environmental jobs at Holy Redeemer are getting done with the help of grants. The pavement tear-up was paid for by a Portland watershed program, which also will fund a system to divert rainwater from the gym roof to the garden, which will provide produce to needy neighbors.

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1 Corpus Christi Elementary School 75 Francis St. 94112 (415) 587-7014 Fax: (415) 587-1575 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 2 Epiphany Elementary School 600 Italy Ave. 94112 (415) 337-4030 Fax: (415) 337-8583 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 3 Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School 1560 40th Ave. 94122 (415) 731-4077 Fax: (415) 731-3328 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 4 St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception Elementary School 299 Precita Ave. 94110 (415) 648-2008 Fax: (415) 648-1825 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 5 Mission Dolores Elementary School 3371-16th St. 94114 (415) 861-7673 Fax: (415) 861-7620 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 6 Notre Dame des Victoires Elementary School 659 Pine St. 94108 (415) 421-0069 Fax: (415) 421-1440 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 7 Our Lady of the Visitacion Elementary School 785 Sunnydale Ave. 94134 (415) 239-7840 Fax: (415) 239-2559 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 8 Megan Furth Academy 2445 Pine St. 94115 (415) 346-9500 Fax: (415) 346-8001 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 9 Convent of the Sacred Heart Elementary School 2222 Broadway St. 94115 (415) 563-2900 Fax: (415) 563-0438 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Girls, Extended Care 10 DeMarillac Academy 175 Golden Gate Ave. 94102 (415) 552-5220 Fax: (415) 621-5632 Web Site: 11 Stuart Hall For Boys Elementary School 2222 Broadway St. 94115 (415) 563-2900 Fax: (415) 292-3165 Web Site: Grades: K-8, boys, Extended Care 12 Saint Anne Elementary School 1320 – 14th Ave. 94122 (415) 664-7977 Fax: (415) 661-6904 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care 13 Saint Brendan Elementary School 940 Laguna Honda Blvd. 94127 (415) 731-2665 Fax: (415) 731-7207 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 14 Saint Brigid Elementary School 2250 Franklin St. 94109 (415) 673-4523 Fax: (415) 674-4187 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care 15 Saint Cecilia Elementary School 660 Vincente St. 94116 (415) 731-8400 Fax: (415) 731-5686 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 23 29
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25 Saint Peter Elementary School 1266 Florida St. 94110 (415) 647-8662 Fax: (415) 647-4618 Web Site: Grades: K-8 26 Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School 660 Filbert St. 94133 (415) 421-5219 Fax: (415) 421-1831 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 27 Saint Philip Elementary School 665 Elizabeth St. 94114 (415) 824-8467 Fax: (415) 282-5746 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 28 Saint Vincent de Paul Elementary School 2350 Green St. 94123 (415) 346-5505 Fax: (415) 346-0970 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 29 Saint Thomas the Apostle Elementary School 3801 Balboa St. 94121 (415) 221-2711 Fax: (415) 221-8611 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 30 Saint Thomas More Elementary School 50 Thomas More Way 94132 (415) 337-0100 Fax: (415) 333-2564 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 31 Saint Stephen Elementary School 401 Eucalyptus Dr. 94132 (415) 664-8331 Fax: (415) 242-5608 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 32 Star of the Sea Elementary School 360 9th Ave. 94118 (415) 221-8558 Fax: (415) 221-7118 Web Site: Grades: Pre-school, K-8, Extended Care

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Saint Rita Elementary School
102 Marinda Dr., Fairfax 94930 (415) 456-1003 Fax: (415) 456-7946 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care


Saint Anselm Elementary School
40 Belle Ave., San Anselmo 94960 (415) 454-8667 Fax: (415) 454-4730 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 5 3 4 2 6 7


Saint Patrick Elementary School
120 King St., Larkspur 94939 (415) 924-0501 Fax: (415) 924-3544 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care


Our Lady of Loretto Elementary School
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3 San Domenico School 1500 Butterfield Rd., San Anselmo 94960 (415) 258-1910 [Primary] (415) 258-1908 [Middle] Fax: (415) 258-1901 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8

Saint Raphael Elementary School
1100 Fifth Ave., San Rafael 94901 (415) 454-4455 Fax: (415) 454-5927 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care


7 Saint Isabella Elementary School 1 Trinity Way, PO Box 6188, San Rafael 94903 (415) 479-3727 Fax: (415) 479-9961 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care


Saint Hilary Elementary School
765 Hilary Dr., Tiburon 94920 (415) 435-2224 Fax: (415) 435-5895 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care

3 Notre Dame Elementary School 1200 Notre Dame Ave., Belmont 94002 (650) 591-2209 Fax: (650) 591-4798 Web Site: Grades: 1-8, Extended Care 4 Our Lady of Angels Elementary School 1328 Cabrillo Ave., Burlingame 94010 (650) 343-9200 Fax: (650) 343-5620 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care 5 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School 80 Wellington Ave., Daly City 94014 (650) 755-4438 Fax: (650) 755-7366 Web Site: Grades: K-8 6 Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School 1000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont 94002 (650) 593-4265 Fax: (650) 593-4342 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 7 Saint Catherine of Siena Elementary School 1300 Bayswater Ave., Burlingame 94010 (650) 344-7176 Fax: (650) 344-7426 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 8 Holy Angels Elementary School 20 Reiner St., Colma 94014 (650) 755-0220 Fax: (650) 755-0258 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 9 Our Lady of Mercy Elementary School 7 Elmwood Dr., Daly City 94015 (650) 756-3395 Fax: (650) 756-5872 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 10 Saint Joseph Elementary School 50 Emilie Ave., Atherton 94027 (650) 322-9931 (MAIN #) Fax: (650) 322-7656 Web Site: Grades: PreK-8, Extended Care 11 Saint Raymond Elementary School 1211 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park 94025 (650) 322-2312 Fax: (650) 322-2910 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 12 Saint Dunstan Elementary School 1150 Magnolia Ave., Millbrae 94030 (650) 697-8119 Fax: (650) 697-9295 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 13 Nativity Elementary School 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park 94025 (650) 325-7304 Fax: (650) 325-3841 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 14 Good Shepherd Elementary School 909 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica 94044 (650) 359-4544 Fax: (650) 359-4558 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 15 Woodside Priory School 302 Portola Rd., Portola Valley 94028 (650) 851-8221 Fax: (650) 851-2839 Web Site: Grades: 6-8 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School 301 Grant St., Redwood City 94062 (650) 366-6127 Fax: (650) 366-0902 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 17 Saint Pius Elementary School 1100 Woodside Rd., Redwood City 94061 (650) 368-8327 Fax: (650) 368-7031 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 18 Saint Charles Elementary School 850 Tamarack Ave., San Carlos 94070 (650) 593-1629 Fax: (650) 593-9723 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 19 Saint Gregory Elementary School 2701 Hacienda St., San Mateo 94403 (650) 573-0111 Fax: (650) 573-6548 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 20 Saint Matthew Elementary School 910 South El Camino Real, San Mateo 94402 (650) 343-1373 Fax: (650) 343-2046 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 21 Saint Timothy Elementary School 1515 Dolan Ave., San Mateo 94401 (650) 342-6567 Fax: (650) 342-5913 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 22 Saint Robert Elementary School 345 Oak Ave., San Bruno 94066 (650) 583-5065 Fax: (650) 583-1418 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care

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1 All Souls Elementary School 479 Miller Ave., So. San Francisco 94080 (650) 583-3562 Fax: (650) 952-1167 Web Site: Grades: K-8, Extended Care 2 Saint Veronica Elementary School 434 Alida Way, So. San Francisco 94080 (650) 589-3909 Fax: (650) 589-2826 Web Site: Grades: K-8


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January 29, 2010

In partnership with our Catholic Elementary Schools Marin Catholic celebrates

Catholic Schools Week
Sunday, January 31st through Sunday, February 7th

Marin Catholic: Faith, Knowledge, Service

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Our Lady of Loretto — Novato
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St. Patrick — Larkspur
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January 29, 2010

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The Catholic Difference

Papal environmentalism: pro-life and pro-marriage
In his Jan. 11 address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI continued to carve out an interesting Catholic position on ecology. The Pope insists that care for creation is a moral obligation that falls on both individuals and governments. His very invocation of “creation,” however, challenges the secular shibboleths that underwrite a lot of contemporary environmental activism. Here is the money paragraph in the papal address to the diplomats assembled in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace: “Twenty years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the materialistic and atheistic regimes which had for several decades dominated a part of this continent, it was easy to assess the great harm which an economic system lacking any reference to the truth about man had done not only to the dignity and freedom of individuals and peoples, but to nature itself, by polluting soil, water, and air. The denial of God distorts the freedom of the human person, yet it also devastates creation. It follows that the protection of creation is not principally a response to an aesthetic need, but much more to a moral need, in as much as nature expresses a plan of love and truth which is prior to us and comes from God.” Now, the overlap between orthodox Christians and radical environmentalists may not be what the mathematicians call a “null set;” but I rather doubt that those who qualify on both counts would fill, say, the new Cowboys Stadium. Dubieties on this front harden when, two paragraphs later, the Pope explicitly linked an aroused environmental conscience to the inalienable right-to-life: “…this concern…for the environment should be situated within the larger framework of the great challenges now facing mankind… . [Thus] how can we separate, or even set at odds, the protection of the environment and the protection of human life, including the life of the unborn? It is in man’s respect for himself that his sense of responsibility is shown. As Saint Thomas Aquinas has taught us, man represents all that is most noble in the universe…” Two paragraphs after that, Benedict tied care for the environment to the defense of marriage rightly understood— another issue that does not, I suspect, loom large on the agenda of Greenpeace: “…we must remember that the problem of the environment is complex; one might compare it to a multifaceted prism. Creatures differ from one another and can be protected, or endangered, in different ways, as we know from daily experience. One such attack comes from laws or proposals which, in the name of fighting discrimination, strike at the biological basis of the difference between the sexes. I am thinking, for example, of certain countries in Europe, or North and South America…”— that is, countries (or, in our case, states) that have given legal sanction to so-called “same-sex marriage.” So: according to Benedict XVI, a consistent Catholic environmentalism must include the defense of life from conception until natural death and the defense of marriage as the stable union of a man and a woman. Indeed, I expect the Pope would argue that any environmentalism worthy of the name would take up the cause of life and the cause of marriage, for the truths that undergird the Catholic pro-life position and the Catholic defense of marriage-rightly-understood are moral truths that can be known George Weigel by reason—they’re not some “sectarian” Catholic theological chicanery, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Vice President of the United States notwithstanding. It will be interesting to see if the new papal environmentalism coaxes a few brave souls from the ecology camp into common cause with those less politically correct movements in defense of life and marriage. I’m skeptical, not least because of decades of moral confusion during which radical environmentalists have shown far more concern for endangered species of insects than for endangered pre-born children. As for the gay insurgency, it takes no prisoners and is unlikely to see its cause as counter-environmental. Still, the papal challenge has been laid down, and as they say in Rome, “We think in centuries here.” George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.


Earthly gods with feet of clay
They are lauded with a fervor that allows not the slightest breath of criticism about their character or performance; no suggestion of doubt about their lofty promises to give all that is good and justifiable. They are the public figures whose devotees have stripped them of all human failings as one would strip off old paint in order to gloss on new. These demigods have been enthroned on the garland altars of charm, rhetoric and dazzling smiles; some of the requirements needed to raise mere mortals to “divine” rank. Often as not they end up as TIME’s Person of the Year and/or in lurid headlines in the National Enquirer. Earthly gods are different than false gods and more recognizable. False gods are man-made deities that replace the Divine. Yet, more insidious are the earthly gods that do not insert themselves above the one true God, but distract from him by capturing the human heart with a temporary neon flash that tries to, and cannot, replace the inextinguishable Divine. With the adulation, also comes the risk that the earthly god will be undone by his or her own capriciousness to suddenly fall off the throne. The humiliation suffered is stinging; yet those who pay the price when the idol’s façade crumbles are the persons who followed a shooting star only to see it extinguish itself. When the earthly tries to replace the Divine, the very essence of mankind’s soul is shredded into fragile threads linking one tenuously to someone as uncertain and unreliable as a fluff of soufflé. The easy collapse is inevitable and comes with the enormous price of disillusionment. One thinks of the Adolphs and Saddams of the world whose reigns as demigods ended in death and disaster. By contrast, the One who was thrust into the world as a humble servant; who chose to have the heck beaten out of him and who died a horrible death after begging His Father to forgive the brutes who tore at him like packs of vicious dogs, is the One who is and ever will be, everlasting. Most worshippers of Jesus Christ are blessed with a spiritual discernment too often lacking in our society today. Unfortunately, there are also those who, without giving a thought to the miracle that happens on the altar during each liturgy, complain that the Mass is too long, the sermons banal, the singing lousy. In some instances, perhaps that’s true, but the miracle of His Real Presence in the Eucharist is in every Mass all over the world. Unlike the demigods who look good and Jane L. Sears sound great, the real God is at once unfathomable, but real. As Eastern theologian Vladimir Lossky wrote: “God is comprehensible only in His incomprehensibility.” To discern and receive the Divine Mystery, St. Paul cautions us to “receive not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we may know the things that are freely given to us of God” – the real God, whose nail pocked feet are not of clay, but of flesh and blood. Jane L. Sears is a freelance writer and a member of Our Lady of Angels Parish in Burlingame.

Twenty Something

Heeding Heidi: the empty gains of plastic surgery
Heidi Montag has given new meaning to the concept of one-stop shopping. The 23-year-old reality TV star – one of those who are famous for being famous – underwent 10 plastic-surgery procedures in one day, as pin pointed in People magazine and now scrutinized online. A few of the 10 procedures are predictable, while others involve regions you would never imagine a young adult would need refined: neck liposuction, chin reduction and pinning her ears back. (“For the first time,” Montag gushes to People, “I can wear updos, instead of hiding [my ears] behind my hair.”) The twisted psychology of her extreme makeover is as easy to trace as the marks drawn on her pre-op body. “I’m competing against the Britney Spears of the world,” she explains, lauding “the Heidi 2010 reinvention” and promising new versions in coming years. She’s found inspiration on the pages of Us Weekly and In Touch, stashing away her favorite images, including shots of Angelina Jolie. (“She has those really high eyebrows, and I love them.”) She’ll find new ammunition in her quest “to feel perfect” this month, when the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit edition hits newsstands. Their sandy sirens taunt average women, whose swimsuits and sundresses are tucked in top shelves, whose love handles are safely distanced from New Year’s resolutions and warm weather. I’m told Sports Illustrated’s spreads are considered the classier end of swimsuit modeling, if such a thing as class is possible when you’re in a string bikini. Especially troublesome is the magazine’s use of body paint in lieu of swimsuits, the paint being code for nudity. Indeed, a heap of distractions arrive in this short month, wedged between Miss America and the Academy Awards and complicated by Valentine’s Day. At every turn we measure ourselves – on scales, in mirrors, across cubicles, between Facebook profiles. We swing from famine to feast, from relief to remorse. We balance tangled expectations with reality checks, roses with thorns. It is the perfect time to enter into Lent, to look inward and upward. This month’s readings guide our journey, reminding us that others “are occupied with earthly things, but our citizenship is in heaven.” St. Paul writes that Jesus “will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body.” That union is how we embody true beauty – not in the removal of pimples or the loss of weight. The pursuit of perfection is not only an impossible mission, it’s an undesirable one because our humanity is our lifeline to the savior. “Therefore,” St. Paul concludes, “stand firm in the Lord.” His charge is not easy when so many cultural forces attempt to sway and bend us. But to continually bend is to become weaker and weaker, which appears to be the true impact of Heidi Montag’s surgeries. Although she praised the results in her People interview, she repeatedly described herself as “fragile” – a Christina telling statement of her physical and emotional Capecchi well being. “I see an upgraded version of me,” she says. “It’s a new person, and I feel like almost all of the things I didn’t want to be and who I turned into kind of got chiseled away.” The problem is Heidi is working in the wrong direction. She’s seeking inner peace from outer transformation. That canvas, of course, makes for quicker change. But the heavy lifting of Christianity, of Lent, and of life, begins inside. That’s where we do the real work and where we find the real joy. Christina Capecchi is a freelance writer from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Email her at


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January 29, 2010

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH JER 1:4-5, 17-19 The word of the Lord came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them; for it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land: against Judah’s kings and princes, against its priests and people. They will fight against you but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord. RESPONSORIAL PSALM PS 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17 R. I will sing of your salvation. In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your justice rescue me, and deliver me; incline your ear to me, and save me. R. I will sing of your salvation. Be my rock of refuge, a stronghold to give me safety, for you are my rock and my fortress. O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked. R. I will sing of your salvation. For you are my hope, O Lord;

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17; I Corinthians 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30
my trust, O God, from my youth. On you I depend from birth; from my mother’s womb you are my strength. R. I will sing of your salvation. My mouth shall declare your justice, day by day your salvation. O God, you have taught me from my youth, and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds. R. I will sing of your salvation. A READING FROM THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS 1 COR 13:4-13 Brothers and sisters: Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

A READING FROM THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE LK 4:21-30 Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying: “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?” He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’” And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away. ways. Jesus comes into our community gathering and feeds us, heals us, forgives us, makes us whole. He cures our blindness and opens our eyes to the beauty all around us in the world He has so generously given us. Yet it’s outside of Church that our lives are often made sacred by God’s presence in the most wonderful and unexpected of ways. God is love, and in Paul’s beautifully poetic description of a life lived in love that he gives us in our second reading, we come to discover and recognize God in the most unlikely of places. Parents patiently soothing their crying children in the middle of the night bring God into our world. Friends kindly reaching out to offer comfort and support during times of pain and sadness bring God into our lives. People celebrating triumphs together, hoping and believing in their futures together, enduring and bearing whatever life sends them together, bring God into our hearts and souls. We might not understand it, we might not realize it, we might not even believe it, but God is with us, God is among us, God is right in the middle of us. I may have missed it with Tim Lincecum, but I’m not going to miss it when it comes to Our Lord. Incredibly, and often in the most delightfully unexpected ways, the Scripture passage that was fulfilled in the hearing of the people of Nazareth is fulfilled in our hearing as well. God is here. Deacon Michael Murphy serves at St. Charles Parish in San Carlos.


s a life-long fan of the San Francisco Giants, I’m always looking for that next great player, the hard-throwing or heavyhitting sure thing who’ll lead the team to World Series victory. I follow the yearly draft and keep close track of their farm system, hoping that the future Willie Mays or Juan Marichal is waiting right around the corner. Having watched baseball for many years, I like to think I can recognize talent when I see it. So when the Giants acquired a young pitcher a few years ago and said he was the guy destined to take them to the next level, I was fired up. After seeing him, however, I was convinced the Giants had made a huge mistake. He was scrawny, had a convoluted wind-up, and looked to me to be about 13 years old. I was not impressed. Of course, now that Tim Lincecum has won the past two Cy Young Awards, it’s obvious why I’m a deacon and not a Major League baseball scout. Greatness had been right in front of me, a special player who comes along once in a generation, and I’d utterly failed to see it. Obviously, this sort of thing occurs all the time. Einstein’s teachers believed he was slow, Lincoln lost his first election, and thirty years ago I thought the 49ers were really off base when they drafted that skinny Joe Montana fellow (I know, I know…) Rather than opening our eyes to the reality right in front of us, our vision and judgment can often be clouded by our biases and precon-

Scripture reflection

Have you seen God today?
ceived notions. It happens in sports, it happens in politics, and it happens to our Lord in this week’s Gospel. After first being amazed at Jesus’ teachings, his neighbors in Nazareth begin to grow skeptical, wondering how this carpenter’s son can speak with such authority. Upon hearing things they don’t want to hear, the crowd becomes angry, even violent, driving Jesus from the village. God is in their midst, their every hope and dream about to be realized, yet their emotions and prejudices blind them to this incredible, life-changing truth. Two thousand years later, however, we should sympathize, because the same thing happens today, all of the time. It can be just as challenging for us to realize that God has entered and is working in our world, often in the most unexpected fashion. Waiting for the God of lightning bolts and flaming chariots, flashy miracles and heavenly signs, we overlook the quiet God of peace and mercy who is all around us, touching and changing our lives in subtle ways that we often never even notice. Our challenge this week is to open our eyes and embrace the God we discover right in front of us. In liturgy, of course, we encounter our Lord in as true a fashion as anyone who might have met Him walking on the dusty roads of Galilee. In the Word, in the Assembly, in the Celebrant, and most especially in the Eucharist, Christ makes Himself known in incredibly profound and personal

Spirituality for Life

Of elders, character, Christ’s Passion and blessing
At a workshop several years ago, a woman shared this story: She was the mother of four children and, while they were all still young, at home, in school, her father, already a widower, suffered a stroke that left him severely debilitated. He has unable to take care of himself and needed assistance. Being the dutiful daughter, she had him move in with her own family, at great inconvenience to her husband and children. So many of their family routines had to be adjusted and re-arranged to accommodate her dad’s presence. Their life changed radically. At a point, her father’s condition deteriorated to the point where she had to take him to a hospice where he could receive full-time care. But, even then, she still needed to visit him daily, often having to take one or more of her children with her. This went on for seven years. Daily, she and one or other of her children would have to go and spend some time with her father. During those years, many times, in large and small ways, she apologized to her husband and children for the inconvenience this was causing them. Eventually her father died. Several years after the funeral her eldest son, now in college, said to her: “You know, mum, all those years that we had to arrange our lives so much around Grandpa and his illness – that was really a precious time. That was a great gift to our family!” How can the life of someone like that, someone whose life and existence can weigh on us like a burden, be a blessing? How are we gifted by having people like that in our lives? The answer is part of a deep human and spiritual mystery, a part of the secret of love itself. We give life to each other not just in what we actively do for each other, but also, and sometimes especially, in what we passively absorb and are unable to do. Helplessness brings a special presence into a room. We give life through our activity and we also give life through our passivity. We bring a blessing to the sick when we visit them, but we also leave their presence blessed by having visited them. There is love in giving, just as there is love in receiving. And the gift does not always look or feel like a beautifully wrapped Christmas present. The gift can, initially, seem like a burden, an unwanted imposition, an awkward inconvenience, an unfortunate duty. But those feelings Father themselves eventually Ron Rolheiser contribute to the depth of the gift. We see this mysterious aspect of love illustrated in the Gospels when they describe how Jesus gave his life and his death for us. Each of the Gospels has two very distinct parts: The early parts of the Gospels describe Jesus’ activity and how he gave his life for us by what he did for us. The latter part of the SPIRITUALITY FOR LIFE, page 11

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From Left: Santa Rosa Bishop Daniel Walsh, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, San Bernardino Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego, retired San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang, Auxiliary Bishop Dominic Luong, Diocese of Orange; San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice.

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Walk for Life West . . .
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Early morning downpours did not deter more than 2,200 Walk for Life West Coast participants from a pre-walk Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Archbishop George H. Niederauer was principal celebrant joined by more than 40 priest and bishop concelebrants from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Oakland and other Bay Area sees.



Georgette Forney, of Silent No More, speaks at rally.

Umbrellas were standard gear for participants and Archbishop Niederauer at the Walk for Life West Coast rally and walk in San Francisco Jan. 23, which drew many young people and families.

Young boy holds up pro-life message during walk.

Spirituality for Life . . .
■ Continued from page 10 Gospels describe Jesus’ passivity and how he gave his death for us by what he passively absorbed for us. Appropriately this latter part is called The Passion (from the Latin, passio, meaning, passiveness.) Today, we struggle to understand this, both intellectually and existentially. Sadly, today, we tend to define life and meaning almost solely on the basis of health, productivity, usefulness, and what we can actively contribute to others. What can we bring to the table? And so we ask ourselves: What do the elderly who can no longer live on their own contribute to our lives? What

meaning is there in the continued existence of a person living with full-blown dementia? What does someone who is mentally handicapped bring to the community? Why prolong the life of someone who is in the final stages of a terminal illness? And: Why keep a debilitated Grandpa in the house when he disrupts our normal family life? The answer: Because a person in this condition, at some deep level, is giving us a precious gift, namely, depth and character. Whenever a culture debates about the merits of euthanasia it is an infallible sign that we no longer understand this. I like James Hillman’s take on this: Productivity is too narrow a measure of usefulness, disability too cramping a notion of helplessness. An old woman may be helpful simply as a figure valued for her character. Like a stone

at the bottom of a riverbed, she may do nothing but stay still and hold her ground, but the river has to take her into account and alter its flow because of her. An older man by sheer presence plays his part as a character in the drama of the family and neighborhood. He has to be considered, and patterns adjusted simply because he is there. His character brings particular qualities to every scene, adds to their intricacy and depth by representing the past and the dead. When all the elderly are removed to retirement communities, the river flows more smoothly back home. No disruptive rocks. Less character too. Oblate Father Ron Rolheiser, theologian, teacher, and award-winning author, is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.



St. Mary’s of Moraga, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Wyoming Catholic College marched alongside eight Catholic bishops. One hundred and twenty Catholic seminarians carried banners and Tom Martin, who worked for former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown before entering the seminary, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the people of God to see that the seminarians are joining with them not only in praying for life, but also taking a stand.” Speakers included Abby Johnson, who worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years before walking away from her job as a clinic director in October after assisting in an abortion. Johnson said: “If you are here, you are an activist. We can no longer just say the words but must put our words into action.” Johnson joined 40 Days for Life, a national prayer and fasting campaign outside abortion clinics. The Walk presented the St. Gianna Molla Award to David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life. Lila Rose of Live Action said “The fact that we have allowed abortion in this great nation, the killing of the most defenseless and weak among us has resulted in the greatest human rights abuse I believe our nation has ever seen. It is up to us to stand, raise our voices, and protect the smallest.” “If ever there was a time to ‘seize the moment’ in the interest of unborn babies, it is now,” Evangelical preacher, author and theologian, Pastor Jim Garlow of San Diego, told the rally. The Reverend Clenard Childress, founder of, said “There is an obvious shifting in our culture and it stems from advances in the pro-life movement.” Walk for Life co-founder Dolores Meehan said “The tenacity of pro-lifers, showing up in their tens of thousands, despite a downpour, is a testimony to their commitment!” Following the rally, participants walked two miles from the Embarcadero to the Marina Green behind a large banner, which said “Abortion hurts women.” Walk for Life West Coast was started by a group of San Franciscans in 2005 to affirm the right to life from conception to natural death and particularly to change hearts hurt by the violence of abortion.


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insist on another mail-order bride, one who can? Nope. He tells her he can cook, and will be patient till she learns, even thoughtfully checking out a basic cookbook from the local library. As for human companionship, Ray’s sister Martha (Mare Winningham) is just as sweet and warm as can be. Likewise, her daughter and husband. Ray graciously pretends to like her bad cooking, digs a pool for her in the back yard when he learns she enjoys swimming, installs a phone when her sense of isolation becomes too profound, and, in short, does everything humanly possible to please her. But does she appreciate all the fairytale elements of her newfound existence? No, she pines for the louse who made her pregnant, secretly sending him letters, and disparages her husband’s love of the land for her more sophisticated worldview. Creel made her heroine an ideal modern woman. She was an archeology graduate student, no less, when she suffered her fall from grace. It is she who has the enlightened view to remind the politically incorrect Ray that less than 100 years before, his farm would have belonged to the Indians. And it is she who


Hallmark’s “The Magic of Ordinary Days” airs Jan. 30, KPIX-Channel 5
Reviewed by Harry Forbes
NEW YORK (CNS) – A young woman, pregnant out of wedlock, comes to a remote Colorado farm to enter into an arranged marriage with a simple farmer in “The Magic of Ordinary Days,” a Hallmark Hall of Fame encore presentation airing Saturday, Jan. 30, 8-10 p.m., on KPIX-Channel 5 and other CBS stations. Handsomely shot and nicely acted, the story – based on a novel by Ann Howard Creel – is the kind of uplifting tale of which there should be more on television. The time is 1944, and Olivia “Livy” Dunne (Keri Russell), made pregnant by a soldier who’s off fighting in the war, has been forced into marriage by her autocratic father and stern local priest, seen briefly in flashback. Livy disembarks from the train with apprehension, but we can see almost immediately that she needn’t worry. Her betrothed, Ray Singleton (Skeet Ulrich), is a sweet, unassuming guy who welcomes Livy and her unborn baby with gentle, if taciturn, acceptance. His farmhouse is so charmingly picturesque, even Martha Stewart might approve. has the anachronistic foresight to recognize the iniquity of the World War II Japanese internment, and indeed befriends two giggling workers on her husband’s farm who, like herself, had their college educations interrupted by circumstance. Before the film ends, Livy will have saved one of her Nipponese friends from disgrace, driven through a dangerous snowstorm, and captured a German POW, that last feat accomplished simultaneously with her water breaking! Russell makes a lovely heroine, even as her character is blind to all we viewers can plainly see, and Winningham is convincing as the warmhearted sister-in-law. But it’s Ulrich in the impossible role as the incredibly patient and sensitive husband who grounds this story with his unwavering conviction. The crystalline photography and unspoiled rural landscapes are quite gorgeous, and Brent Shields’ direction quietly unobtrusive. Predictable and improbable as the tale is, “The Magic of Ordinary Days” holds your interest throughout. More reviews are available online at

When they’re alone together, does he force himself on her, asserting his marital rights? Not a bit. He simply shows her to her lovely private room. When Livy reveals she can’t cook, does Ray

Meditations bring to life often-forgotten Catholic traditions
“SIGNS OF LIFE: 40 CATHOLIC CUSTOMS AND THEIR BIBLICAL ROOTS” by Scott Hahn. Doubleday (New York, 2009). 276 pp., $23. The meditations, as Hahn explains in the introduction of the book, are not the complex, overly theological definitions one might expect from a professor of theology. Instead, they are his reflections “borrowed from this saint and that pope.” These meditations make alive and make relevant the oftentimes forgotten traditions of Catholicism. For example, Hahn discusses why Catholics dip their hands in holy water when entering and when leaving church. Many know the act is a blessing, but Hahn reminds readers that the act is a baptismal renewal and a refreshment from evil. Amid his many meditations about the church calendar, Lent and Easter, Advent and Christmas to name a few, he writes about the biblical tradition of guardian angels. Sometimes in vogue – and sometimes passé – depending on p p g pop culture’s take at the moment about these mysterious entities, guardian angels guide, protect and assist Catholics throughout church history. Hahn writes that guardian angels are always among Catholics – as each is assigned a guardian angel – and they fill the pews at church to peak attendance. “The angels are there (at t Mass), as is evident even in n the words of the Mass: ‘And nd so with the choirs of angels we sing: ‘Holy, holy, holy ...’ The he Mass itself cries out for us to be aware of our angels,” he writes ites in the book. Interestingly, Hahn doesn’t discount simple pleas for guardian angels to help find a parking spot or to survive a traffic jam in one piece. “The angels follow after God’s pattern of governance: They s sometimes give us what we want so that we’ll learn to ask for what we need,” he writes. w H Hahn also discusses how fasting and mortification fasti are not outmoded forms of Catholic expression because Cath “as long as we follow Christ we will have to deny our bodies bo the things they want.” That Th covers fasting to premarital sex to drinking too m much m and smoking. Simply put, Hahn makes sense out the m mystical, symbolically rich my Catholic traditions of the Cath faith. His book is an easy but informative read, and perfect for the curious Catholic willing to learn.

Reviewed by Regina Lordan
Scott Hahn’s book is both an enjoyable and educational read for Catholics interested in a brush up on Catholic traditions and their relevance in today’s world. Hahn, author and professor of theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, handpicked 40 Catholic traditions to explore and provided a simple, well-written meditation for each tradition.

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Gough and Geary Blvd. in San Francisco. Call (415) 567-2020 First Friday 24-Hour Adoration: Friday 8 a.m. to Saturday 8 a.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel, and Msgr. Bowe Room. Weekday Mass Schedule: 6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m.; with additional first Friday Mass at 7:30 p.m.. Adoration begins in Our Lady’s Chapel after the 8 a.m. Mass through evening Mass at 7:30 p.m. Adoration then moves downstairs to the Msgr. Bowe Room (facing Cleary Court) until 6:30 a.m. For information, contact Mary Ann Eiler at (415) 567-2020, ext. 224.

Students from Mercy High schools from around the nation, including Mercy High School, San Francisco, overall champions of the event, and Mercy High School, Burlingame, competed in the annual Mercy Madness Basketball Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska during the Christmas break. Mercy, San Francisco’s Mariah Masoli and Kimmie Fung were named to an All Tournament Team.
registration form are at and the Shepherd the Word link. Saturdays: San Mateo Pro-Life prays the rosary at Planned Parenthood, 2211 Palm Ave. in San Mateo at 8 a.m. and invites others to join them at the site. The prayer continues as a peaceful vigil until 1 p.m. The group is also open to new membership. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month except August and December at St. Gregory Parish’s Worner Center, 138 28th Ave. in San Mateo at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Jessica at (650) 5721468 or visit Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Rosary for Life 815 Eddy St. – Planned Parenthood – in San Francisco. film and the Dominican Rosary prayer. 7:30 - 8:30 pm at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Call Sister Beth Quire, at (510) 449-7554 or visit our website at for more information. First Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Lectio Divina– Pray with Sacred Scripture and share your Faith with others. 7:30 - 8:30 pm at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Call Sister Beth Quire, at (510) 449-7554 or visit our website at www. for more information. Fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament –Silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. 7:30 - 8:30 pm at Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd. (off Mission Tierra), Fremont. Call Sister Beth Quire, at (510) 449-7554 or visit our website at for more information. The Tridentine Mass is celebrated Sundays at 12:15 p.m. at Holy Rosary Chapel at St. Vincent School for Boys. For more information, call St. Isabella Parish at (415) 479-1560. First Fridays: Latin High Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 6 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Road at Glen Way, East Palo Alto. Mass is followed by the Litany of the Sacred Heart and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until midnight. Confessions are heard before Mass. Low Mass in Latin is offered every Friday evening at 6 p.m. For further information, call (650) 322-2152. First Sundays at 6:30 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Parish, 307 Willow at Miller in South San Francisco. For more information, call Ando Perlas at (650) 892-5728.

Year for Priests Events
Feb. 4, March 24, 7 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Seminary and University Year for Priests Speaker Series in Olier Hall at the seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park. Feb. 4: “Priest as Teacher” with Sulpician Father Gladstone Stevens. Father Stevens, vice-rector and academic dean at St. Patrick’s, holds a post-graduate degree in Systematic Theology from Marquette University and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville. March 24: “Spirituality of the Priesthood” with Sulpician Father Jim McKearney, president and rector of St. Patrick’s, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets are $10 per session. Seating is limited. Register on-line at under Speaker Series. Register by mail with payment to: Speaker Series, St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, 320 Middlefield Road Menlo Park 94025.

Taize/Chanted Prayer
Feb. 1, 7 p.m.: A contemplative rosary sung to the musical setting for the prayer by Bob Hurd. Pray the Joyful Mysteries with song, Scripture, and icons on the Eve of the Presentation of the Lord. Music led by music ministers of St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1310 Bayswater at El Camino Real in Burlingame. Contact Sister Anne Marie McKenna, BVM, at (650) 766-0364. Feb. 6, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Healing – Mind, Body and Soul, a walk and retreat with Dominican Fathers Martin Walsh, Dominic Briese, and Xavier Lavagetto at St. Dominic Church, 2390 Bush St. at Steiner in San Francisco. A day for Grace and wholeness for yourself, an ill friend or dear one unable to attend. Please register at or call (415) 931-5919. 1st Friday at 8 p.m.: Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame with Mercy Sister Suzanne Toolan. Call (650) 340-7452; young adults are invited each first Friday of the month to attend a social at 6 p.m. prior to Taize prayer at 8 p.m. The social provides light refreshments and networking with other young adults. Convenient parking is available. For information contact Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: Notre Dame Des Victoires Church, 566 Bush at Stockton, San Francisco with Rob Grant. Call (415) 397-0113. 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.: Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Motherhouse Chapel, 43326 Mission Blvd in Fremont. Contact Maria Shao at (408) 839-2068 or or Dominican Sister Beth Quire at (510) 449-7554 or

$15 in advance and $20 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase. Music by Andre Thierry and the Zydeco Magic. Call Alice at (415) 585-4524 or the parish office at (415) 333-3627. Jan. 31, 6 p.m.: Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory celebrates its 10th annual cioppino dinner. Evening includes no-host bar, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and live music and dancing. Tickets are $50 per person. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets. Feb. 5: Monthly meeting of Catholic Marin Breakfast Club at St. Sylvester Church, Bon Air at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield. Mass at 7 a.m. with breakfast and talk after. Speaker is Episcopal priest, Chris Martin, who will speak on Vatican’s allowing married priests from Episcopal rite to become priests of Roman Rite Catholic Church. E-mail sugaremy@ for ticket price and other details. Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.: Day of Recollection sponsored by Young Ladies Institute #7 at St. Cecilia Church, lower hall, 17th Ave. at Vicente in San Francisco. Father Dan Carter, pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Church n San Francisco, will facilitate. Tickets are $10 per person. Bring your own lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Call Kathleen Manning at (415) 664-0828. Feb. 6, 6 p.m.: Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall of Fame Dinner in school’s Student Life Center. Tickets are $45 per person. Contact Franco Finn at (415) 775-6626 ext. 682. Evening honors athletes from Sacred Heart, St. Vincent, Cathedral, and Sacred Heart Cathedral high schools. Inductees include Barbara Reinhard Bruno ’53, John Conefrey ’78, Richard DeMartini ’76, the late Kelly B. Gallagher ’95, coach Bill Krueger, Richard Muratore ’57, Raymond Ortiz, Jr. ’86, Toni Russell ’01. March 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; March 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Annual Rummage Sale at Church of the Visitacion Parish Hall, 701 Sunnydale Ave. at Rutland in San Francisco. Choose among clothes, furniture, books, jewelry and w New Items Booth. Call (415) 494-5517 for more information. Muni buses 8, 9, 56, as well as the T line will get you there.

Consolation Ministry
Grief support groups meet at the following parishes: San Mateo County: Good Shepherd, Pacifica; call Sister Carol Fleitz at (650) 355-2593. Our Lady of Mercy, Daly City; call parish at (650) 755-2727. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Redwood City; call parish at (650) 366-3802. St. Bartholomew, San Mateo; Barbara Syme (650) 343-6156. St. Peter, Pacifica; call parish at (650) 359-6313. St. Pius, Redwood City; call parish at (650) 361-0655. St. Robert, San Bruno; call Sr. Patricia O’Sullivan at (650) 589-0104. Marin County: St. Anselm, San Anselmo; call Brenda MacLean at (415) 454-7650. St. Anthony, Novato; call parish (415) 883-2177. St. Hilary, Tiburon; call Helen Kelly at (415) 388-9651. Our Lady of Loretto, Novato; call Sr. Jeanette at (415) 897-2171. San Francisco County: St. Dominic; call Deacon Chuck McNeil at (415) 567-7824. St. Gabriel; call Monica Williams at (650) 756-2060. St. Mary’s Cathedral; call Sister Esther McEgan at (415) 5672020 ext. 218. Alma Via; contact Mercy Feeney at (650) 756-4500. Young Widow/Widower Group: St. Gregory, San Mateo; call Barbara Elordi at (415) 614-5506. Ministry to Grieving Parents: Our Lady of Angels, Burlingame; call Ina Potter at (650) 347-6971 or Barbara Arena at (650) 344-3579.

Feb. 20, 2010, 6 p.m.: Annual dinner of combined alumni of Mission Dolores and Notre Dame elementary schools. This year’s theme is A Night at the Races, a fun evening of horse racing, good food, and old friends. Cheer on your favorite horse as you watch the race from “Dolores Downs” (Mission Dolores Auditorium). $40 event ticket includes a delicious dinner prepared by “A Black Tie Affair” caterers. Reservations must be received no later than Feb. 10. Call Katie at (415) 282-6588 or e-mail Class of ’60 from Notre Dame High School in Belmont is planning its 50th reunion. Contact Bettina Igoa McCall at or (510) 851-2344. St. Paul High School, San Francisco, class of ’80 planning a reunion sometime in June 2010 to coincide with graduation day of May 31 1980. E-mail Maria Rinaldi Vincent at or call (650) 349-1642.

Arts and Entertainment
Feb. 7: Lolek, a play depicting the early years of “Venerable Pope John Paul II” in war torn Poland at Our Lady of Peace Family Learning Center, 2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara. Authentic Polish dinner at 6:30 p.m. and play at 7:30 p.m. Featured on EWTN, the play offers profound insights into the pontiff’s heart and soul ending with his ordination to the priesthood. Tickets at $20 for adults, $15 for students or $50 per family are available at Paypal at For information, e-mail or call Michele at (650) 814-1995 or Suzanne at (408) 530-9848.

Serra Clubs
Jan. 30, 9 a.m.: Mass at St. Cecilia church, Vicente St. and 17th Ave. in San Francisco followed by coffee after Mass. All are welcome. Contact Paul Crudo at (415) 566-8224 or e-mail Feb. 20: Annual “All you can eat” crab feed. 6:30 p.m. social hour; 7:30 dinner at Moriarty Hall of St. Anne of the Sunset church at Judah and 14th Ave. in San Francisco (enter on Funston).Tickets are $45 per person. Reserve by Feb.15. Make checks payable to Serra Club of S.F. and mail to Diana Heafey, 489 Dellbrook, San Francisco, 94131, or contact Joan Higgins (415) 333-2422 or e-mail

Holy Cross Cemetery
1500 Old Mission Rd. in Colma, (650) 756-2060 Feb. 6, 11 a.m.: First Saturday Mass in All Souls Mausoleum.

Special Liturgies
Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.: Church of the Nativity, 240 Fell St. in San Francisco will celebrate Sueti Vlaho Festa honoring St. Blaise, patron of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Father Ted Winnicki will preside. Luch with lively entertainment follows. Tickets to the lunch are $20 per person. Feb. 27, noon: Anniversary Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough St. and Geary Blvd, for couples celebrating their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and up wedding anniversaries. San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop William Justice will preside. Visit Third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Manifest Mysteries Rosary Prayer – Examine how the mysteries of the rosary are manifested in daily life using short

Trainings/Lectures/Respect Life
Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m.: Annual networking meeting of Kappa Gamma Pi at Perry’s Restaurant on the Embarcadero. Call Betty at (510) 821-1042. March 6: The Diocese of Stockton announces its annual Ministry Day at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. The event includes more than 60 workshops in English and Spanish. Stockton Bishop Stephen Blaire will preside at the day’s Mass and also deliver the keynote address. Check out new resources with more than 30 vendors. Program and

Food & Fun
Jan. 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Jan. 31, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Rummage and food sale at St. Augustine Church, 3700 Callan Blvd. in South San Francisco. Available items include gently-used and new clothing, shoes, jewelry plus baked goods and a barbecue. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. – midnight: Annual Mardis Gras/ Zydeco Dance at St. Finn Barr Parish Goode Hall, 415 Edna St. at Hearst in San Francisco. Tickets are

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DEVELOPMENT • Supervises the work of the Development Office to insure smooth function and that it reflects the mission of the school. • Serves as chief spokesperson for Archbishop Riordan High School. • Communicates with various publics through properly prepared materials and literature. • Approves all programs and campaigns of the Development Office. • Monitors long-range planning and development goals. • Insures the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development plan for the school. • Along with the Director of Finance establishes and guides the development of the annual budget. SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS • Fostering the Marianist “Curriculum of the Heart” within the school community • Chairs the Administrative Council • Coordinating the Teaching As Ministry program within the school community by preparing teachers and staff in concepts of the Marianist charism • Promotes the formation of Lay Marianist leadership at ARHS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • A practicing Catholic in good standing with the church • A master’s degree • Five years of successful school administration at the secondary level including mission driven school advancement and Board development For additional details about this Position and its responsibilities see the full description at: For more detailed information about ARHS, see the school’s web site: Tentative Application Deadline: Resumes and cover letters must be submitted by March 1st, 2010. Interviews for finalists are tentatively planned for early March. Mail or Email Resume and Cover Letter to: Patrick Schmidt, Associate Director of Human Resources 1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, Ca 94109

The Department of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco is seeking elementary principals for the 2010-2011 school year. Candidates must be practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, possess a valid teaching credential, a Master’s degree in educational leadership, an administrative credential (preferred), and five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level.

Please send resume and a letter of interest by March 19th, 2010 to:
Bret E. Allen Associate Superintendent for Educational & Professional Leadership One Peter Yorke Way San Francisco, California 94109 Fax (415) 614-5664 E-mail:

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