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March 21, 2017

700 gather with archbishop for special immigration Mass

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone celebrated a special immigration Mass before 700 congregants at St. Peter Church in the Mission District on March 11 in response to requests from community members for his pastoral presence during a time of uncertainty. More than a dozen priests from parishes throughout the archdiocese took part in the bilingual Mass honoring the dignity of…

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March 7, 2017

Lenten activities with Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in the archdiocese invites all to experience Lent in concrete ways by: Attending a program tour to witness firsthand Catholic Charities’ impact in the community; sharing your time by volunteering; making a difference by donating to those in need. “During Lent, we are asked to share our world equally, by growing in awareness about community needs and…

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March 6, 2017

Wholesale produce mart puts zero waste on the menu for food charities

By Tara Duggan,  San Francisco Chronicle March 3, 2017 Ebony Wilkerson’s eyes widen when she sees the cases of fresh portobello mushrooms and bunches of bright green organic cress with their roots still attached. “You want to take something?” asks Carolyn Lasar, food recovery coordinator at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, whose job is to get donations of produce…

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January 27, 2017

Mary Sutherland’s estate gift tinged with memories of Great Depression

When Chris Sutherland started sorting through her mom’s belongings after her death this year at age 93, she found, among other surprises, 32 broom handles stored in Mary’s neat-as-a-pin Balboa Terrace home. “My mother just didn’t believe in throwing things out,” Chris said of the late Mary Elizabeth Sutherland. “She was a child of the Great Depression. She always worried…

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January 20, 2017

Changing Lives January 2017

January is Poverty Awareness Month and our latest issue of Changing Lives focuses on why we believe preventing homelessness restores hope.

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January 4, 2017

Catholic Charities Announces Bill Ring as the Recipient of the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action

Catholic Charities Announces Bill Ring as the Recipient of the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action San Francisco (January 3, 2017) Catholic Charities announced today that Bill Ring will be honored with the 2017 Loaves & Fishes Award for Faith in Action at the 20th Annual Catholic Charities Loaves…

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December 19, 2016

Immigrants seek guidance as Trump era nears

By Heather Knight The San Francisco Chronicle  December 16, 2016 Efrain Salazar, looking tired and down, sat in the waiting room of a drop-in immigration clinic on a recent afternoon because he couldn’t wait any longer. His sister, a U.S. citizen, applied for permanent residency for Salazar, an immigrant from Mexico living in San Francisco illegally,…

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December 7, 2016

Catholic Charities Advent stories: Believe in blessings

An estimated 7,539 San Franciscans lack stable housing. The lack of permanent housing often compounds numerous challenges: medical, social, psychological and vocational. Thankfully, for many struggling families, there is hope when they need it most. “At Catholic Charities, our residential care facilities, distribution of housing subsidies and wrap-around case management services provide vulnerable individuals and families with the freedom…

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December 1, 2016

Believe in love and ‘tikkun olam’

From the December 1, 2016 Catholic San Francisco This is the first of three Advent stories focusing on clients and volunteers served by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Walking into a modular classroom in the parking lot at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in East Palo Alto, you hear the sounds of children winding down from…

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November 1, 2016

Event to prevent and address domestic violence in Redwood City.

Authorities and agencies, including Catholic Charities, hosted an emotional event in the city of Redwood City in order to warn about the resources that exist to curb domestic violence. Se llevó a cabo evento para prevenir y enfrentar la violencia doméstica en Redwood City Autoridades y Agencias Comunitarias participaron en un emotivo evento en la ciudad de Redwood City con…

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