SF Archdiocese - Marriage and Family Life

News and information of interest to couples and families in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and the greater Bay Area.

Mission: Promote happy, healthy and holy marriages and families.


The Christmas Story

Another oldie but goodie - my favorite version of the Christmas Story

The story of Christmas as told by the children of St Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand. Anyone is welcome to show this film publicly, but not change it in...


Bishop Barron on The Advent Revolution

Oldie but goodie from Bishop Barron. For the waning days of Advent.

Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit http://www.wordonfir...


An Exorcist and Psychiatrist Share Suggestions for Marriages

Tips for couples

ncregister.com Here are 12 habits to help you, by the grace of God, “stay the course.”


The Pray More Advent Retreat!

Winter (Advent) is coming!

praymoreretreat.org Inspiring talks to help you prepare for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Christmas.


How to Bless a Child

churchlifejournal.nd.edu Anna Keating on how blessings realign our world with Heaven.


No More Smartphones. How One District Removed Distraction from Learning

Maybe an idea for parents to work on...

protectyoungeyes.com Forest Hills is an award-winning school district with almost 10,000 students. This year they removed all smartphones from their buildings. Read their story.


The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls

Good article on the challenges of being a girl today - and some suggestions. The comments section also is good (as far as I read...)

wsj.com Amid our huge, unplanned experiment with social media, new research suggests that many American adolescents are becoming more anxious, depressed and solitary.



Interesting new app for women

theluxuniversity.com Founded by Leah Darrow, we are a group of Catholic women helping you connect with other faithful women and deepen your faith through prayer and faith formation (Lux U). 


Here's How Birth Control *Really* Works | Natural Womanhood

Great post - followup to Cosmo article

naturalwomanhood.org This recent Cosmo article describes how effective certain birth control methods are, but it leaves out birth control side effects and other health risks.


The Amazon Synod

New from Bishop Barron - the John Allen show

In this first episode, John Allen talks about what to expect from the upcoming Synod for the Amazon, titled "New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Eco...


Off the Charts

New NFP website - looks like a good one.

offthechartsnfp.com NFP can be challenging. We'll study the "why" behind the practice of Natural Family Planning, and delve into the Church's teachings on marriage, sex, and openness to life. 


How Fertility Awareness Goes Beyond Politics or Creed | Natural Womanhood

Great piece on fertility awareness...

naturalwomanhood.org The one thing that all FABM users have in common is that they each wants to know more about their body.


Take 15 Minutes Each Day to Just be a Couple

Back to School!

As the craziness begins, here are a couple of suggestions from the folks at Engaged Marriage.

1. DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR COUPLE TIME. This is Rule #1 and the biggest temptation when faced with so many demands for your time. Hold onto 15 minutes a day of consistent quality time with your spouse no matter what. https://www.engagedmarriage.com/take-15-minutes-each-day-to-just-be-a-couple/
2. REFRESH YOUR SCHEDULE. This is such a major help for me and Bethany. I literally recreated my ideal daily and weekly schedule to fit with the new reality of our household during this season.
3. START YOUR DAY IN GRACE. I try really hard to start each day reading scripture and spending a little some quiet prayer. I also workout each morning, preferably before any kids are up and at it.
If you need help with any of this, but especially finding the time and keeping the time to refresh your marriage, be sure to check out our book 15-Minute Marriage Makeover.
It was created for busy couples who want to keep (or make) their marriage the #1 priority and source of joy even when life gets crazy!

engagedmarriage.com I know how busy the lives of today's married couples are. However, spending just 15 minutes each day to connect with your spouse is so valuable!


Events — Pro-Life San Francisco

Let There Be Life!

Pro-Life San Francisco is hosting the annual statewide pro-life conference for 2019. You will be equipped to talk about the controversial topic of abortion, inspired to help pregnant people and families in need, and made ready for pro-life activism within your own community.

Special guest speaker Fr Frank Pavone!

Register today at https://www.prolifesf.com/events !
Early bird pricing available through 8/17.
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

prolifesf.com Our calendar of special gatherings, outreaches, and public demonstrations.

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Cycle Power Summit

I just found out about this amazing webinar in early May - sounds tremendous!

cyclepowersummit.com Free online conference empowering women to manage their health and fertility

Coming soon!


Disengaging from the Cell Phone to Re-Engage Your Family | Engaged Marriage

Here are some good ideas for couples to 'brighten each others' day'

engagedmarriage.com This morning, I went through my normal wake up routine, which puts my cell phone in my hand within the first three steps of my feet hitting the floor.


Experts Offer Tips to Promote a Strong Marriage

To help you-all celebrate National Marriage Week

ncregister.com “God is with you. He’ll give you the grace you need through the sacraments.”


How To Enjoy A Stress Free Holiday Season

Stress-free Christmas season !

unveiledwife.com The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year. Spending time with family, the weather, the different parties and events, the simple slow down | Marriage After God Podcast


Best Practices for Advent

Advent suggestions - from Patrick Coffin

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11 fun Fall Date night Ideas

Date nights !

unveiledwife.com Being creative with your weekly date nights can get difficult over the years. This is why we put together 11 date night ideas for you. :) Please enjoy! | Marriage After God Podcast



This looks great - they have an excellent national forum coming next year



Let's Talk About Social Media And Your Marriage

Marriage and social media...

We haven't figured out how to perfectly navigate social media in our marriage and family which is why we wanted to talk about this subject today. We talk abo...


Our Favorite Parenting & Marriage Resources - Part 2

Good parenting resources

Parenting resources have played an invaluable role in us navigate and grow into our role as Godly parents. There are a handful of parenting advice books and ...


The Versatility of FABMs: Lessons from FABM Users - FACTS

Fertility awareness !

factsaboutfertility.org Most women who hear about modern, evidence-based methods of fertility awareness are intrigued and want to learn more. Once educated, many women choose to try a method, discover they learn a great deal about their bodies and fertility, and benefit in many other ways, feeling empowered and healthier.....


U.S. Divorce Rate: Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet

Good news (in part, at least)

bloombergquint.com Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married. New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on.


September 29, 2018 | San Francisco | Together in Holiness – St. John Paul II Foundation

Share: the Facebook event (click here)

Text for SF: LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! We are so excited to be working with the St. John Paul II Foundation to put on Together in Holiness on Sat. Sept. 29! Register now to spend a day in prayer, community, and participation in the sacraments with your spouse! Refer a friend for a chance to win a copy of One Body by John and Claire Grabowski! To register or learn more, visit bit.ly/2IC1sTF



On Summer and Scandal

I just came across this podcast for Catholic women... looks great



Taking Littles To Mass – What We’ve Tried, And What’s Working For Us Right Now

Keeping kids calm at church...

marypearsonblog.com There are tons of suggestions for how to bring young children to mass. Bring a special bag with toys they only get for during church! Sit in the front so they can see what’s going on! Don’t freak out over every little noise! They’re kids! Our kids are currently ages 4, 2, and 16 months


Natural Cycles' FDA Approval, and the Road Ahead for Fertility Awareness

More struggles to increase awareness of natural methods of fertility...

naturalwomanhood.org The FDA recently approved the smartphone app Natural Cycles as a form of birth control. Learn what this means for the future of natural forms of family planning, and what challenges remain for fertility awareness to grow in acceptance by the American medical community.

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11 Autumn Date Ideas

Fall date-night ideas!

Being creative with your weekly date nights can get difficult over the years. This is why we put together 11 date night ideas for you. :) Take our 31-day mar...

2017 Mother/Daughter event

2017 Mother/Daughter event


Petition | Natural Womanhood

Sign the petition !

naturalwomanhood.org Ask the CDC to report accurate data on side-effect free and effective Family Planning Method When Noelle* and her husband, parents of three, decided that they wanted to delay another pregnancy, she was put on “the shot,” at her doctor’s suggestion. Quickly, she gained weight and became depress...


45 Unique Love Language Ideas for Your Spouse, Your Kids...and Yourself | Engaged Marriage

Love languages !!

engagedmarriage.com Learning your partner’s love language is a great way to foster a healthy, long relationship. It can be frustrating when your love language and your partner’s don’t naturally align, but knowing them allows you to express your love in a way your partner will understand. Not familiar with love la...


How to Set a Vision for Your Dream Marriage | Engaged Marriage

Marriage check-in...

engagedmarriage.com No matter where your relationship is now, you can set a vision for your dream marriage. This will give you the confidence to achieve your marriage goals.


The Door - A Spoken Word

Please share this video with fathers you know....

Today is the day. It’s happening again. I walk through the door and the drama of real life begins. The choices seem small and harmless at first. It’s ok, I’m...


Take 15 Minutes Each Day to Just be a Couple | Engaged Marriage

Couple time!



What to Expect When Coming Off the Pill (Or Any Hormonal Birth Control)

Remembering Humanae Vitae - 50 years of the truth about human love...

naturalwomanhood.org If you've been on birth control for years, you may wonder, what will it be like when I get off the Pill? Whether you want a baby, don't like the Pill's side effects, or want to try a natural method, you're not alone. Real women tell us what to expect, as well as tips to make a smooth transition.


Registration Page

This should be a very good webinar - their program is highly recommended.

menriseup.org If you're looking for new methods to capture the hearts of men at your parish or organization, please join us for this FREE 30-Minute Webinar.  Chris Stefanick and Bill Donaghy will discuss:


10 Pointers for Prayer

From US Bishops' website on marriage

foryourmarriage.org Finding time for prayer can seem impossible. Amid the busyness of family life, how can one respond to God’s ongoing invitation to speak with and listen to Him? Here are ten pointers to help you do just that. More →


The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution - Catholic Womens Forum

Videos and other resources from an outstanding recent conference. https://catholicwomensforum.org/event/metoo-moment-second-thoughts-sexual-revolution/

catholicwomensforum.org The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution A timely conversation with distinguished experts Thursday, May 31, 2018 Washington, DC...


Came across this and thought they were great suggestions



Summertime and the Romancin’ Is Easy – 10 Must-Do Summer Dates – Engaged Marriage

Summer is coming soon... https://www.engagedmarriage.com/summertime-and-the-romancin-is-easy-10-great-dates/

engagedmarriage.com Instead of letting this summer flash by in a blur of kids activities, trips to the pool and a few family barbeques, set aside some time on the calendar to enjoy with your spouse.

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Holy Name Society - West Coast Holy Name Society - West Coast
2390 Bush St.
San Francisco, 94115

Holy Name Society is a confraternity within the Catholic Church and promoted by the Dominican Order to promote reverence to the Holy Name of God and Jesus.

St. Brendan Church St. Brendan Church
940 Laguna Honda Blvd
San Francisco, 94127

St. Brendan Catholic Church in San Francisco, California

Annunciation Cathedral Sunday School Annunciation Cathedral Sunday School
245 Valencia St
San Francisco, 94103

information about Annunciation Cathedral Sunday School program in San Francisco, CA

National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
610 Vallejo St
San Francisco, 94133-3917

The NATIONAL SHRINE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI bears witness to Christ within the beautiful city named for the poor troubadour of God.

Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, 94109

With Archbishop Cordileone, the Benedict XVI Institute seeks to elevate the sacred. Our activities include a May Festival of Marian Hymns, a Nov. Solemn Requiem Mass, Arts lectures, children's chant camp, a teaching choir, and CatholicArtsToday.com

St Vincent De Paul Church St Vincent De Paul Church
2320 Green St
San Francisco, 94123

Mass Schedule Saturday 5:15 PM - Vigil Sunday 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 Noon 5:15 PM Weekdays 7:30 AM 9:15 AM

St Boniface Church-Franciscans St Boniface Church-Franciscans
133 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, 94102

St Boniface Church is a beautiful church located in the Tenderloin neighborhood. We have a weekday mass at 12:15 and host homeless from 6AM to 2 PM.

Church of the Epiphany in San Francisco Church of the Epiphany in San Francisco
827 Vienna St
San Francisco, 94112

The St. Kevin's 2022 Project The St. Kevin's 2022 Project
704 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, 94110

The Centennial of St. Kevin Parish is in 2022. Help us prepare for it by sharing your memories and post pics, with dates & people in them on the Timeline.

Saints Peter and Paul School Saints Peter and Paul School
660 Filbert St
San Francisco, 94133

El Centro de Libertad El Centro de Libertad
2650 San Bruno Ave
San Francisco, 94134

El Centro de la Libertad es un lugar para aprender la Palabra Viva de Dios para la vida práctica en nuestra vida cotidiana, por lo que podemos ganar verdad