Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

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A His & Hers rosary set makes a lovely and thoughtful gift to commemorate a blessed occasion such as an engagement, a wedding or even to thank Godparents for accepting the important and awesome responsibility.

We have a wide selection of handmade, heirloom quality, rosaries from which to choose. We are also more than happy to customize a design to be a perfect match for these significant people.

These lovely sacramentals will surely be cherished for decades to come!
Today they replace the windows.
They're here at 7am boarding up the windows after a crazed person walked along bashing them at 115am
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There will be a flute and guitar recital (mellow jazz) in the Cathedral of Saint Mary tomorrow at 4pm. Open to the public.
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Hi everyone. I'm very excited to say that canon lawyer Jennifer Haselberger will be coming to Berkeley to speak on the sexual abuse crisis. She is an incredible advocate with tremendous insight into the problem. I hope you will share this event. Thank you.

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when is the mass celebration in honor of virgin of guadalupe?
The Cathedral is really beautiful .thanks for sharing the post.

Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco and is the Metropolitan Cathedral for the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco.

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Letters and Statements 08/26/2021

Letters and Statements

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Letters and Statements (Traducción al español a continuación) August 5, 2021 In response to a request from a group of the faithful in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in June, I agreed to allow a monthly first Wednesday celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption. The reques...

Jubilee Lecture One- Historical Background & Belief in Saint Mary of the Assumption 06/19/2021

Jubilee Lecture One- Historical Background & Belief in Saint Mary of the Assumption

THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF SAINT MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION GOLDEN JUBILEE

“50 YEARS OF FAITH AND GRATITUDE” LECTURE SERIES

Jubilee Lecture One- Historical Background & Belief in Saint Mary of the Assumption The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary of the AssumptionGolden Jubilee “50 Years of Faith and Gratitude” Lecture SeriesFather Dorian Llywelyn S.J. This Sun...

Cathedral jubilee lecture to explore dogma of Mary's Assumption 05/15/2021

Cathedral jubilee lecture to explore dogma of Mary's Assumption

Click photograph to read the lead article in our Catholic San Francisco Newspaper. Come and join the Celebration of our Cathedral!

Cathedral jubilee lecture to explore dogma of Mary's Assumption Jesuit Father Dorian Llywelyn will speak about the historical background and popular belief in the Assumption at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Cathedral celebrates 50th anniversary jubilee 05/05/2021

Cathedral celebrates 50th anniversary jubilee

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Cathedral celebrates 50th anniversary jubilee St. Mary’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, celebrated its 50th anniversary May 5 with a vespers service led by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics Supporting Abortion Should Not Present Themselves for Holy Communion 05/04/2021

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics Supporting Abortion Should Not Present Themselves for Holy Communion

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics Supporting Abortion Should Not Present Themselves for Holy Communion Archbishop Cordileone was careful to emphasize that “abortion is never solely the mother’s act. Others, to a greater or lesser degree, share culpability whenever this evil is perpetrated.”

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew You" - Archdiocese of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA 05/01/2021

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew You" - Archdiocese of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB I KNEW YOU

By the Most Reverend Salvatore Joseph Cordileone,
Archbishop of San Francisco

A PASTORAL LETTER ON THE HUMAN DIGNITY OF THE UNBORN, HOLY COMMUNION, AND CATHOLICS IN PUBLIC LIFE

Executive Summary

“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” (Jer 1:5).

A young Jeremiah heard the Lord speak these words to him over 2500 years ago. In these times in which we are living, the scourge of abortion ignores the reality that humans are made in the image of God, known and beloved by God. This pastoral letter addresses all Catholics, but especially Catholics in public life, calling for deep reflection on the evil of abortion and on the meaning of receiving Holy Communion, the Bread of Life.
There are four pivotal points to this letter:

1. The gravity of the evil of abortion: Science teaches that human life begins at conception. The ending of life through abortion deeply wounds the woman and destroys the foundation of a just society; it is a “pre-eminent priority” because it violates the right to life, the foundation of all other rights. As Catholics we must be a voice for the voiceless and the powerless; there is no one more defenseless than a child in the womb.

2. Cooperation in moral evil: Who bears culpability when an abortion takes place? It is never solely the mother’s act. Those who kill or assist in killing the child are directly involved in performing a seriously evil act. Someone who pressures or encourages the mother to have an abortion, who pays for it or provides financial assistance to organizations that provide abortions, or who supports candidates who advance pro-abortion legislation also cooperate by varying degrees in a grave moral evil.

3. The meaning of choosing to receive the Holy Eucharist: The Church has taught consistently for 2000 years that those who receive the Eucharist are publicly professing their Catholic faith and are seriously striving to live by the moral teachings of the Church. Those who reject the teaching of the Church on the sanctity of human life and those who do not seek to live in accordance with that teaching place themselves in contradiction to the communion of the Church, and so should not receive the sacrament of that communion, the Holy Eucharist. We all fall short in various ways, but there is a great difference between struggling to live according to the teachings of the Church and rejecting those teachings.

4. The responsibilities of Catholics in public life: From the three points above it follows that Catholics prominent in public life have a special responsibility to bear witness to the fullness of Church teaching. In addition to their own spiritual good there is also the danger of scandal: that is, by their false witness, other Catholics may come to doubt the Church’s teaching on abortion, the Holy Eucharist, or both. This is becoming increasingly challenging in our time.

We are all called to conversion, not only those Catholics who are prominent in public life. Let us understand what is at stake here and work together in building a culture of life. To those who need to hear this message clearly: Turn away from evil and return home to the fullness of your Catholic faith. We await you with open arms to welcome you back with joy.

The Pastoral Letter in its entirety:
Introduction
SECTION 1: The Human Foundation Law and Science
SECTION 2: Cooperation in Moral Evil
SECTION 3: The Question of Reception of the Holy Eucharist
SECTION 4: Catholics in Public Life
Conclusion

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05/01/2021

MEMORIAL OF SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER, MAY 1, 2021
HOLY YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH

Saint Joseph the Worker Prayer

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having death always before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch St. Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death.

Amen.

MEMORIAL OF SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER, MAY 1, 2021
HOLY YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH

Saint Joseph the Worker Prayer

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having death always before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch St. Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death.

Amen.

04/29/2021
04/25/2021

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY---
+ CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD +

Saturday, April 24, 2021---Holy Year of Saint Joseph
Reverend Mr. R. Christoph Sandoval, Deacon
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

In our First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we find Peter arrested in front of political and religious leaders of his time. Instead of denying the lord or cowering in silence, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit gives an impassioned defense of his faith in Jesus: He proclaims “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Can you and I say those same words openly, publicly, and proudly to one and all?

In the anguish of our current historical period, we are confronted by the failure of shepherds of our time and place. The apostle Matthew forewarns us “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and every rotten tree bears bad fruit.” We see the bad fruit of rotten trees contaminating our Judeo-Christian society by false messiahs who promote legitimizing violence, looting small and large businesses, burning cities, decrimalizing adultery, so**my, abortion, euthanasia and idolatry and igniting and perpetuating a war between the races. These false prophets now dominate the institutions of government, the mass media, the criminal justice system, big business, big tech, organized labor, public schools, banks and the medical systems of our nation.

Today, we cannot help but to remember Genesis 2:16-17, God told Adam, “You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden [ including the tree of life] except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. From that tree you shall NOT eat; when you eat from it you SHALL DIE” — that is, become subject to death. The bad fruit from rotten trees subjects people, communities and nations to death.

In today’s Gospel of the Good Shepherd, we are illuminated by a vision of how the world might be. While the wolf attacks the flock in order to catch and scatter. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who leads not only the flock he is currently tending, but also the other sheep who do not belong to this fold. In gathering the lost and in searching for the scattered, Jesus does the work of the Eternal Father who desires healing, deliverance, and salvation for all his children in the family of God.

In today’s first reading, Peter quotes from the Psalm 118, “The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.” There is a beautiful pattern to salvation history where God chooses the least to do the greatest work. We find this in Peter, the rock upon who Christ builds his church, who denied Jesus three times after promising vehemently that he would never falter in his faith. This does not deter Jesus from giving Peter the Keys to the Kingdom. Instead, the risen Lord appears to Peter and to other disciples to give them his peace.

The actions of Jesus should not come as a surprise to us. Jesus tells us he is indeed the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Not only does he lay it down, but also does so “in order to take it up again.” The resurrected Lord returns to his flock that has been scattered after his crucifixion due to fear and doubt and restores them to each other and to himself.
Today, tonight and in this our time and place it is no longer possible to remain silent, because today our silence would make us accomplices of the enemies of God and of the human race and allies to Satan, the ruler of this world. We know Silence equals consent to the teachings of false prophets. We know Silence equals the endorsement of the public policies and practices of ravenous wolves that attack the flock. We know Silence equals the death of Christianity and the full-scale unraveling of western civilization.

Millions of faithful are disgusted by the countless scandals in American Society and all its institutions by these false prophets and their relentless pursuit of power, money and false honors causing chaos, confusion, pandemonium, murder, mayhem and the destruction of law and order in our nation. My Brothers and Sisters in Christ it is time to raise our voices both in prayer and in the public square to express with a spirit of true obedience to Our Risen Lord, a firm and courageous denunciation of the Culture of Death and its authors in our midst with a firm and courageous annunciation and defense of our faith in Jesus saying to one and all that: “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” That name is Jesus Christ Our Lord yesterday, today and forever.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY---
+ CHRIST THE GOOD SHEPHERD +

Saturday, April 24, 2021---Holy Year of Saint Joseph
Reverend Mr. R. Christoph Sandoval, Deacon
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

In our First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we find Peter arrested in front of political and religious leaders of his time. Instead of denying the lord or cowering in silence, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit gives an impassioned defense of his faith in Jesus: He proclaims “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Can you and I say those same words openly, publicly, and proudly to one and all?

In the anguish of our current historical period, we are confronted by the failure of shepherds of our time and place. The apostle Matthew forewarns us “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and every rotten tree bears bad fruit.” We see the bad fruit of rotten trees contaminating our Judeo-Christian society by false messiahs who promote legitimizing violence, looting small and large businesses, burning cities, decrimalizing adultery, so**my, abortion, euthanasia and idolatry and igniting and perpetuating a war between the races. These false prophets now dominate the institutions of government, the mass media, the criminal justice system, big business, big tech, organized labor, public schools, banks and the medical systems of our nation.

Today, we cannot help but to remember Genesis 2:16-17, God told Adam, “You are free to eat from any of the trees of the garden [ including the tree of life] except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. From that tree you shall NOT eat; when you eat from it you SHALL DIE” — that is, become subject to death. The bad fruit from rotten trees subjects people, communities and nations to death.

In today’s Gospel of the Good Shepherd, we are illuminated by a vision of how the world might be. While the wolf attacks the flock in order to catch and scatter. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who leads not only the flock he is currently tending, but also the other sheep who do not belong to this fold. In gathering the lost and in searching for the scattered, Jesus does the work of the Eternal Father who desires healing, deliverance, and salvation for all his children in the family of God.

In today’s first reading, Peter quotes from the Psalm 118, “The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.” There is a beautiful pattern to salvation history where God chooses the least to do the greatest work. We find this in Peter, the rock upon who Christ builds his church, who denied Jesus three times after promising vehemently that he would never falter in his faith. This does not deter Jesus from giving Peter the Keys to the Kingdom. Instead, the risen Lord appears to Peter and to other disciples to give them his peace.

The actions of Jesus should not come as a surprise to us. Jesus tells us he is indeed the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. Not only does he lay it down, but also does so “in order to take it up again.” The resurrected Lord returns to his flock that has been scattered after his crucifixion due to fear and doubt and restores them to each other and to himself.
Today, tonight and in this our time and place it is no longer possible to remain silent, because today our silence would make us accomplices of the enemies of God and of the human race and allies to Satan, the ruler of this world. We know Silence equals consent to the teachings of false prophets. We know Silence equals the endorsement of the public policies and practices of ravenous wolves that attack the flock. We know Silence equals the death of Christianity and the full-scale unraveling of western civilization.

Millions of faithful are disgusted by the countless scandals in American Society and all its institutions by these false prophets and their relentless pursuit of power, money and false honors causing chaos, confusion, pandemonium, murder, mayhem and the destruction of law and order in our nation. My Brothers and Sisters in Christ it is time to raise our voices both in prayer and in the public square to express with a spirit of true obedience to Our Risen Lord, a firm and courageous denunciation of the Culture of Death and its authors in our midst with a firm and courageous annunciation and defense of our faith in Jesus saying to one and all that: “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” That name is Jesus Christ Our Lord yesterday, today and forever.

Our Story

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, also known locally as Saint Mary's Cathedral, is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. It is the mother church of the Catholic faithful in the California counties of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo and is the metropolitan cathedral for the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. The Cathedral Clergy includes Reverend Arturo Albano, Rector and Pastor, Reverend William C. Nicholas, Parochial Vicar and Reverend Mr. R. Christoph Sandoval, Deacon.

The present cathedral was commissioned just as Vatican II was convening in Rome. Prescriptions of the historic church council allowed the Archdiocese of San Francisco to plan boldly in the building of its new cathedral. That resulted in the modern design of the present structure. Monsignor Thomas J. Bowe served as first rector of the new cathedral from 1962 to 1980. The cornerstone was laid on December 13, 1967, and the cathedral was completed three years later. On May 5, 1971, the cathedral was blessed and on October 5, 1996, was formally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the name of Saint Mary of the Assumption. The first Papal Mass was celebrated by Pope John Paul II in the cathedral in 1987.

The cathedral is located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

The cathedral was designed by local architects John Michael Lee, Paul A. Ryan and Angus McSweeney,[1] collaborating with internationally known architects Pier Luigi Nervi and Pietro Belluschi — at the time, the Dean of the School of Architecture at MIT.

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1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA
94109-6686

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The rector and pastor of the cathedral is Reverend Arturo Albano. Reverend Sebastine Bula, VC, is Parochial Vicar. Reverend Mr. R. Christoph Sandoval is the senior Deacon. Reverend Mr. Alex Madero is the newest clergy at the Cathedral.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
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