SALESIAN SISTERS: PARISH VISIT: FRANCIS BOOKS: Our Lady of the Pillar Parish hosts archbishop Called to educate young women Viewing pope from various perspectives PAGE 15 PAGE 6 PAGE 19 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco www.catholic-sf.org SERVING SAN FRANCISCO, MARIN & SAN MATEO COUNTIES APRIL 17, 2015 $1.00 | VOL. 16 NO. 17 Pope: Year of Mercy time to heal, forgive Pope says church called to strength, frankness, courage CINDY WOODEN LAURA IERACI CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE VATICAN CITY – Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. “If God limited himself to only justice, he would cease to be God, and would instead be like human beings who ask merely that the law be respected,” the pope wrote in “Misericordiae Vultus,” (“The Face of Mercy”), which is the “bull of indiction” calling a Holy Year to begin Dec. 8. Standing in front of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica April 11, Pope Francis handed copies of the document to the archpriests of the major basilicas of Rome and to Vatican officials representing Catholics around the world. Portions of the 9,300-word proclamation were read aloud before Pope Francis and his aides processed into St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate the ﬁrst vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday. VATICAN CITY – The church today is called to be frank and courageous, just as the apostles were after the Resurrection, said Pope Francis at his ﬁrst daily Mass after a two-week break for Holy Week and Easter. “Even today, the message of the church is the message of frankness and Christian courage,” the pope said April 13. In attendance at Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae were the nine members of thepope’s advisory Council of Cardinals, who were to begin another round of meetings that day. Reﬂecting on the day’s ﬁrst reading (Acts 4:23-31), the pope said the apostles Peter and John were simple men, without a formal education. But by the Holy Spirit, they were granted strength and courage. “And from fear they moved to frankness, to saying things with freedom,” he said. Reﬂecting on the day’s Gospel reading (John 3:1-8), the pope reiterated that only the Holy Spirit “can give us the grace of courage to proclaim Jesus Christ.” “And this courage to proclaim is what distinguishes us from simple proselytism. We do not do advertising, says Jesus Christ, to have more members in our spiritual association,” he said. “This is not useful, it is not Christian. A Christian proclaims with courage. And the proclamation of Jesus Christ provokes, through the Holy Spirit, that wonder that impels us to go forward.” When Jesus in the day’s Gospel passage speaks of being born anew, the pope said, he teaches that “only the Holy Spirit can change our attitude, the story of our life.” “The path of Christian courage is a grace the Holy Spirit gives,” he said. “If the Spirit is not present, we can do many things, much work, but it serves nothing.” After Easter, the church prepares to receive the Holy Spirit, the pope continued, inviting those present at Mass “to ask for the grace to receive the Spirit so that he gives us the true courage to proclaim Jesus Christ.” SEE POPE, PAGE 20 (CNS PHOTO/STEFANO SPAZIANI, POOL) Pope Francis processes into St. Peter’s Basilica on Divine Mercy Sunday at the Vatican April 11. Seeking better church response to traumatic events CHRISTINA GRAY CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Few pastors have the knowledge or experience to apply effective “psychological and spiritual ﬁrst aid” to their parishioners in the wake of a disaster or tragedy, according to a former Marin County church worker. Mike Morison hopes to change that. An Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish pastoral associate since 2008, Morison retired from the Mill Valley church last month in order to complete his doctor of ministry degree at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. His dissertation project, which will (PHOTO BY CHRISTINA GRAY/CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO) Mike Morison, a longtime pastoral associate at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Mill Valley, is retiring to pursue a vocation in disaster ministry. be completed this summer, is called “Ministering in Disaster.” “What I would like to facilitate is a greater awareness of what is involved at any level of disaster so that our faith communities can be better prepared to help people in crisis,” Morison, 62, told Catholic San Francisco. Morison’s doctoral project is the culmination of nearly 40 years of training and experience ministering to the needs of people directly and indirectly affected by catastrophic events. He’s been a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross, has led disaster teams with the New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency SEE DISASTER MINISTRY, PAGE 20 1.800.767.0660 WWW . COTTERS . 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According to cemeteries director Monica Williams, water usage has already been evaluated and restricted at all ﬁve of the cemeteries operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, including those that use only reclaimed or well water. Williams told Catholic San Francisco on April 10 that she considers cutbacks not just a legal requirement but a moral mandate. “It’s the right thing to do,” she said. At Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma; Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park; Mt. Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael; Our Lady of the Pillar Cemetery in Half Moon Bay; Tomales Cemetery in Tomales; and St. Anthony Cemetery in Pescadero, water-saving measures include the less frequent watering (PHOTO COURTESY MONICA WILLIAMS/HOLY CROSS CEMETERY) A tree-planting program at archdiocesan cemeteries gives more shade cover and a chance to remember a loved one with a drought-resistant tree. of lawns, the planting of droughtresistant landscaping, the use of new water-efficient hoses and irrigation equipment and the planting of drought-resistant shade trees. Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, which is built on an aquifer, an underground layer of water-permeable rock, gravel, sand or silt from which groundwater can be extracted, used 30 percent less water in 2014 than the previous year by changing its watering schedule, according to Willams. SHIPWRECK, MISSION DOLORES PASTORS ANNOUNCED Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has appointed Father Manuel Igrobay pastor of St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish, San Francisco. St. Paul of the Shipwreck was administered by Franciscans, Order of Friars Minor from its beginnings in 1915 through 1997 when Conventual Franciscans took over leadership there. Father Manuel Father Igrobay, a priest of the Igrobay Archdiocese of San Francisco, has served as administrator at Church of the Assumption of Mary in Tomales and neighboring Sacred Heart Church, Olema, since 2013. Archbishop Cordileone has also announced appointment of Father Francis Garbo as pastor of Mission Dolores Basilica Parish. Father Garbo has served as pastor Father Francis of St. Timothy Parish, San Mateo, Garbo since 2007. Both of the new appointments are effective July 1. LIVING TRUSTS WILLS PROBATE “We came off what was a daily watering schedule to an every other day watering schedule,” she said. She is also looking into newer technologies for accurately measuring and maintaining the level of water in cemetery wells. Williams said the cemeteries will continue to monitor the health and appearance of lawns, balancing the need to use water wisely with the need to maintain peaceful-looking grounds. “Our cemeteries are such a part of Faith leaders invited to free training on responding to homelessness CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Religious congregation leaders are invited to “Responding to Homelessness on Our Doorsteps,” a free training April 30 from 9 a.m.noon in the St. Francis Room at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Sponsored by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, the program will be presented by the San Francisco mayor’s office of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships & Engagement as an update to a conference held for religious congregations at the cathedral in 2013. “This is really a match between the resources that are available and the congregation leaders who are on the front lines,” said Michael Pappas, executive director of the interfaith council. “The training will impart to the congregations leaders a strategy they can employ in response to the homeless they ﬁnd at their doors.” Donate Your Car 800-YES-SVDP (800-937-7837) MICHAEL T. 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Pappas said homelessness is a chronic problem faced by religious congregations in the city and has been ampliﬁed by income inequality. “This a challenge that clergy have across the gamut of faiths,” Pappas said. The interfaith council operates the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter, hosted by St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Boniface Parish, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the First Unitarian Universalist Society. Contact Cynthia Zamboukos at (415) 474-1321 or [email protected] Register at http:// conta.cc/1P3G60r. CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Publisher Rick DelVecchio Editor/General Manager EDITORIAL Valerie Schmalz, assistant editor Tom Burke, On the Street/Calendar Christina Gray, reporter [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Serving the poor since 1860 ST. 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On May 9 and 10, Catholic parishes in the three counties of the archdiocese will take a second collection to support the work of Catholic Charities. This is the first of three articles featuring stories of people at risk in our communities who are supported by Catholic Charities. ‘The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty!’ POPE FRANCIS Rio de Janiero, Brazil, July 25, 2013 JEFF BIALIK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CATHOLIC CHARITIES Scripture gives us a clear list of lifelong priorities. The ﬁrst priority is to love God with everything we have. The second is to love our neighbor as ourselves. For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has reached out with compassion to our most vulnerable neighbors in San Francisco in a number of relevant ways. In 1907, Catholic Charities offered care to the homeless victims of the devastating earthquake. In the 1980s, Catholic Charities was the ﬁrst in the country to provide stable housing for neighbors who were dying from AIDS. Today, as our children struggle to stay safe and healthy, Catholic Charities has developed a physical education curriculum for area schools that combines physical ﬁtness with classes on how to cook and eat for a healthier life. Here are a few stories of people in our community who, because of your generosity, are being lifted out of poverty by Catholic Charities today: After years of battling chronic illness while living at Catholic Charities’ Derek Silva Community, Bart’s health began to improve. He felt he was ready to stand on his own two feet and go back to work. Bart found a job and moved into his own apartment, but after encountering some difficulties at his new job, he wasn’t able to stay employed. During unemployment his rent increased, so Bart was on the brink of homelessness. 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She and the children’s father decided to separate which meant that Adelia and the children were relocated through the San Francisco Housing Authority. Around the same time, the father had some immigration issues which created more complications for the family. After the housing relocation, Catholic Charities’ Maureen & Craig Sullivan Youth Services kept the two older girls enrolled in school on a scholarship and helped place the youngest boy in Head Start to offer them stability and support. Now the children are better adjusted, sociable and doing well in school. With support from the program staff, both parents have been able to consistently demonstrate their desire to improve their parenting style to raise healthy, thriving children. Marta needed a stable place to live and help in raising her 11-yearold son. For months, Marta and her son were sharing a small living space with friends. Knowing their housing situation was not sustainable, they came to Catholic Charities’ Rita de Cascia Community for help. The Catholic Charities staff assisted Marta with referrals to supportive housing organizations throughout San Francisco. Through this diligent effort, Marta and her son were able to receive shelter and stability and successfully apply and move into a beautiful, sunny twobedroom apartment with hope for the future. Bart, Adelia and Marta, are our neighbors. Please consider giving to this year’s Catholic Charities Sunday second collection at your parish on May 9 or 10. By putting your faith in action, you show your love for thousands of brothers and sisters in your community. 4 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 ‘I love being a cantor at St. Mary’s Cathedral,’ chief song leader says TOM BURKE CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Anyone attending liturgy at St. Mary’s Cathedral is in very good hands with cantor Stephen Walsh leading song. “I want them to have a wonderful experience in our liturgies at St. Mary’s Cathedral,” Stephen told me via email. “I want them to remember that they felt at home at the cathedral. I want them to feel like it is their church because it is, in fact, their cathedral.” Stephen Walsh Stephen has three jobs at the cathedral including primary cantor, music office assistant and as a section leader in the cathedral’s adult choir and its breakout ensemble or schola. He has served at the cathedral for 22 years, beginning as substitute cantor just after Easter in 1993. “I will be honest; it took me three weeks to become comfortable singing in so large a space,” Stephen said about acclimating himself to the cathedral. He said most all of the churches he had sung in up to that time could probably ﬁt into the cathedral. The congregation also sits in what Stephen calls “the round” and having the assembly all around him and not just in front of him was something new to deal with, too. Stephen’s idea of the cantor is “soloist and song leader” and one who “allows the congregation to hear themselves sing.” Diction and presence are very necessary tools of the trade Stephen said. “Over the years I have learned it is important that my face expresses the words coming out of my mouth. There is nothing more awkward than seeing someone sing ‘Alleluia’ with a frown or expressionless look on their face. I’ve learned to be joyous at every Mass.” Is the cathedral assembly a singing assembly? “In my experience, with good guidance from the cantor, congregations can sing and sing joyfully,” Stephen said noting that right out of the gate cathedral worshippers did not sing but things got better. He uses the closing hymn as a barometer. “More and more people actually were staying for all of the verses of the closing hymn. I still watch at every Mass to see whether people are leaving before the last note!” While Stephen sings regularly with cathedral parishioners, he also leads song at larger archdiocesan liturgies with “a congregation from all over the archdiocese, the country and even the world,” he said. 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He does his best to make everyone comfortable. “I pay special attention to being a conﬁdent and clear leader with clear hand signals and mike technique, listening to when they are singing and when they might need more direction.” “I love being a cantor at St. Mary’s Cathedral,” Stephen said. “It’s a real blessing. I love to lead the music, to sing the Psalms, to be at the liturgies, to be a part of the team that keeps the liturgy ﬂowing smoothly and effortlessly. It is called BETTER HEALTH CARE In-Home Care for Seniors Personal Care * Companionship * Housekeeping * Lic. Insured $17 per hour for 12-hour care. Hurry! Savings for 24-hour care. Ask for special special deal for live-in. 415.283.6953 | 650.580.6334 415-614-5503 This number is answered by Renee Duffey, Victim Assistance Coordinator. This is a secured line and is answered only by Renee Duffey. If you wish to speak to a non-archdiocesan employee please call this number. 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Cordileone baptized catechumens into the Catholic faith. Those baptized included, clockwise from top, Robert Tricaro; Lana Wright; Eva Rose, pictured with cathedral rector Auxiliary Bishop William J. Justice; Sasha Perez. Throughout the archdiocese, more than 500 people entered the faith at the Easter Vigil by receiving the sacraments of initiation. They included nearly 200 catechumens who, to prepare for baptism, received training in doctrine and discipline through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at their parishes. At the Rite of Election, held the first Sunday in Lent, the catechumens appeared with their sponsors before Archbishop Cordileone to declare their desire to be baptized. 6 ARCHDIOCESE CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 Salesian Sisters called to educate young women of the archdiocese Catholic San Francisco is featuring one religious congregation from the archdiocese in each installment of this periodic column marking the Vatican’s Year of Consecrated Life. SISTER DEBBIE WALKER, FMA DAUGHTERS OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS (SALESIAN SISTERS) (COURTESY PHOTOS) The first Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, commonly known as the Salesian Sisters, came to America in 1908. Seven sisters arrived in North Beach in San Francisco in 1950 to serve at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish school. Currently eight sisters minister in the archdiocese. Northern California Based Account Executives Needed Our Sunday Visitor, Offertory Solutions is a Catholic, not for profit company focused on providing business solutions for churches. We are expanding our western states regional team and are looking for qualified candidates to work from home and represent OSV’s core product lines throughout the West Coast. Candidates must have high energy and excellent ability to communicate in person, via telephone and written correspondence. Candidate must have a successful sales background and demonstrated ability to develop new business. 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Peter and Paul in Help of Christians (Salesian the North Beach Sisters) section of San Francisco. North DATES FOUNDED: SaleBeach had been setsian Fathers founded in tled largely by Ital1859, in Italy, by St. John ian immigrants at Bosco; Salesian Sisters that time. They had founded in 1872, in Italy, built a spacious and by St. John Bosco and St. beautiful parish Maria Domenica Mazzarello church still today called the “Italian ARRIVED IN SAN Cathedral.” The FRANCISCO: Salesian school was built Fathers in March 1897; above and around Salesian Sisters in 1950 the church and could be reached by ORIGINAL MINISTRY: climbing more than Schools and parishes 100 steps. Originally, the Presentation CURRENT MINISTRIES: Sisters established Schools, youth centers, the school and colparishes laborated with the Salesians. NUMBER OF SALESIANS The pastor’s MINISTERING IN THE request for the ARCHDIOCESE: 10 Salesian Sisters priests, one brother, eight was answered in sisters August of 1950. Seven sisters made up the first community in North Beach, one of whom was Sister Anita SEE SALESIAN SISTERS, PAGE 7 Lake County Outdoor Passion Play Northern California The Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ 4:00 P.M., Saturday & Sunday May 17th May16th 17th & 18th (Weekend after Mother’s Day) Off Highway 29 about 4 miles North of Lakeport, CA Call: (707) 279-0349 or 800-525-3743 Or Visit: www.lakecountypassionplay.org s0LEASE"RINGYOUROWNCHAIR s&ACILITIESFOR(ANDICAP s0OSITIVELY./3-/+).' food, drink or pets on grounds s&RESHSPRINGWATERAVAILABLE s.OADMISSIONCHARGE s$ONATIONSGRATEFULLYACCEPTED ARCHDIOCESE 7 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 How Don Bosco’s Salesians came to San Francisco The Salesian story here started in 1870. “The orphanage is 20 miles north of San Francisco and cares for about 200 children ... The weather is always serene and healthy ... The property comprises fields and gardens, and cattle and horses graze freely on the grounds...” Thus did Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany of San Francisco describe the Eden-like setting of St. Vincent’s Orphanage in the hills between San Rafael and Novato just off what is now Highway 101. Archbishop Alemany had written to Don Bosco at his then-fledgling Salesian Society in Torino, Italy: He was seeking a religious group to staff the orphanage. Don Bosco had accepted the offer, with a promise to send several of his Salesians within the next six months. But for reasons which have never been documented and explained, the invitation died before coming to birth. No Salesian walked El Camino Real until 27 years later. It was Jesuit Father Joseph Sasia, an enthusiastic admirer and friend of Don Bosco, who was the Piedmontese (from the Piedmont region of Italy) connection that induced Archbishop Patrick Riordan to secure the services of the first Salesians to minister to the Italian community in San Francisco. So in early March 1897, Father Raphael Piperni, with three Salesians in tow, arrived in New York harbor, California-bound, and on Sunday, March 13, two days after his arrival, Father Piperni celebrated a solemn high Mass in the wooded frame church of Sts. Peter and Paul, then located at the corner of Filbert and Dupont (now Grant Avenue). On the following day, in the presence of the pastor Father De Caroli and of Father Piperni, Archbishop Riordan transferred the parish to the Salesians. That historic meet- ing took place in the then-chancery office and rectory at 1100 Franklin St., which, by a serendipitous twist, was purchased 70 years later by the Salesians to become the present Salesian Provincial Office, yes, at 1100 Franklin St. Father Piperni soon realized that, unless something was done, the Italian immigrants in his adopted city would continue to remain secondclass citizens. He organized the very first Americanization School in California. This new venture, with its English and its American citizenship classes, enjoyed a remarkable success. At the time of the 1906 earthquake Sts. Peter and Paul had become a haven for the Italian community. The Americanization School was in great demand; baptisms that year had reached 700; confirmation and first Communion were administered twice a year; Sunday school had an enrollment of 2,000 children. The annual Madonna del Lume feast and procession, and the blessing of the fleet at Fisherman’s Wharf, soon became popular North Beach events. For over a century Sts. Peter and Paul has been the “Italian National Catholic Church” in San Francisco. In practice, that meant that anyone with a connection to Italy – born there, married to an Italian, etc. – could have baptisms, weddings and funerals celebrated there without asking anybody else’s permission – a providential arrangement for the Italian immigrants, especially for those who could not speak English. Because of the growing Chinese Catholic presence in North Beach, the “Italian Cathedral of the West” has added a very well attended Sunday Mass in Chinese since 1977, and today what was called “Little Italy” has become an ethnically diverse parish, still retaining much of its Italian culture and heritage. SALESIAN SISTERS: Called to educate young women of the achdiocese FROM PAGE 6 Ferrari, the first vocation from the parish. The parishioners and parents of the students were very happy to have the Salesian Sisters in the school. Eventually, the Italians moved to the suburbs and the Chinese and Japanese immigrants moved into the area of North Beach. The conviction that evangelization is as important as keeping the faith has allowed our mission of educating the young to be alive and well to this day. For more than Pettingell Book Bindery 30 years, the Salesian Sisters were also present in San Francisco’s Corpus Christi Catholic School. We are still present in the parish and coordinate the religious education program. The education of youth is our primary focus in schools, parishes, clubs and wherever we encounter the young. We strive to collaborate with the laity in all of our ministries. Lisa Harris has been the lay principal of Sts. Peter and Paul Salesian School for the past 16 years. We work together as the Your peace of mind is our goal… Klaus-Ullrich S. Rötzscher Bibles, Theses, Gold Stamping. 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Cardinal Braz told those present they must embrace the future with hope, despite the challenges of fewer vocations, aging memberships, economic difficulties, globalization, relativism, marginalization and feelings of being socially irrelevant. He also spoke of the challenge to be the Good News in new places and cultural contexts. SENIOR LIVING It is in these difficulties that consecrated men and women must “activate their hope, fruit of the faith in the Lord,” he said. This hope is not based on “numbers or works but on the one (God) in whom we have placed our trust,” he said. The Gospel must be the “vade mecum” or handbook of consecrated life, and the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the teachings of the popes can serve as guidelines on how to face these challenges, he said. But religious orders and their members are not living just for themselves, he said. “In a society of confrontation, difficult coexistence among different cultural groups, the subjugation of the weakest and inequality, we are called to offer a concrete model of community that, in recognizing the dignity of every person and sharing the gifts each brings, allows us to live fraternally.” The cardinal invited those present to reflect on whether they truly refer to the Gospel daily, as their founders did. Their founders’ experiences, he said, must be looked upon as inspiration to take on the complexities and current challenges. He recalled that Pope Francis exhorted them to live the present with passion and to become experts and artisans of communion. The conference is one of several events organized by the congregation for the Year of Consecrated Life, which Pope Francis opened last November. Consecrated denounce persecution of Christians CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE ROME -- Consecrated men and women from around the world issued a message April 10 “to urgently denounce” the persecution of Christians and to urge the international community to “implement concrete interventions” for peace. The message was signed by Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Institutes of Apostolic Life, on behalf of the nearly 1,300 Catholic religious gathered for an international congress in Rome. The participants at the April 7-11 conference represent dozens of religious congregations and thousands of religious men and women worldwide. “We feel particularly close to those in the world who are suffering because of their faith in Jesus Christ and we express our communion with all consecrated men and women who, in the various peripheries of the world, suffer because they are Christian and consecrated,” said the message. 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The journey is not about running away in “contempt” from life and reality, but of ﬁnding it anew, in abundance and brought to its fulﬁllment, he wrote. “The Christian vocation is ﬁrst and foremost a call to love, a love which attracts us and draws us out of ourselves, ‘decentering’ us and triggering ‘an ongoing exodus out of the closed inward-looking self toward its liberation through selfgiving, and thus toward authentic self-discovery and indeed the discovery of God,’” he wrote, quoting retired Pope Benedict XVI. A vocation, just like Christian life in general, demands constant renewal and “an attitude of conversion and transformation, an incessant moving forward, a passage from death to life like that celebrated in every liturgy, an experience of Passover,” he said. 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During an audience with about 1,300 novice directors and other formation ministers at the Vatican April 11, the pope said seeing consecrated people “in such great numbers” would give the impression “that there is no vocations crisis.” “But in reality, there is an indubitable decrease in quantity, and this makes the work of formation – one that might truly form the heart of Jesus in the hearts of our young people – all the more urgent,” he said. The formation staffs were in Rome for an international congress April 7-11, organized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The congress was one of several events organized for the Year of Consecrated Life, which Pope Francis opened in November. Its aim was to reﬂect upon the main aspects of consecrated life and the demands placed on formation today. The pope described consecrated life as “beautiful” and “one of the most precious treasures of the church.” He called it is “a privilege” to be in formation work and to “participate in the work of the Father, who forms the heart of the Son, in those whom the Spirit has called.” Novice directors and others responsible for formation must have “a great heart for the young, so as to form in them great hearts, able to welcome everyone, rich in mercy, full of tenderness,” he said. He also noted that initial formation is only the ﬁrst step of a lifelong process. Rejecting the idea that young people today are “mediocre and not generous,” he said they need to experience that it is “more blessed to give than to receive, that there is great liberty in an obedient life, great fruitfulness in a pure heart, and great richness in possessing nothing.” ECO GUIDE (CNS PHOTO/MASSIMILIANO MIGLIORATO, CATHOLIC PRESS PHOTO) A nun prays during an April 11 Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. The Mass was for participants in an international congress organized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. He emphasized the need for formation staff members to be “lovingly attentive” to each candidate and “evangelically demanding” in every phase of formation, so that the “crisis of quantity might not produce a much graver crisis of quality,” he said, adding that “this is the danger.” Underlining the importance of vocational discernment, the pope noted that psychologists and spiritual directors have said “young people, who unconsciously feel they have something of an imbalance ... or a deviation, unconsciously seek solid structures that protect them, to protect themselves.” “And here is the discernment: knowing how to say no,” the pope said. Just as formation experts accompany candidates upon entry to their institutes, so too sometimes they must “accompany the exit, so that he or she will ﬁnd a life path, with the necessary help,” he continued. Those involved in formation also must imitate God in exercising the virtue of patience, the pope counseled. “God knows how to wait. You, too, must learn this attitude of patience, which many times is a little martyrdom,” he said. The pope noted the ﬁne quality of many consecrated people. He said there is much to learn in particular from the faithful, years-long witness of missionary sisters and the wisdom among the aged. He said visiting elderly consecrated people would be good for young people, who seek wisdom and authenticity. Thanking the formation staffs for their “humble and discreet service,” he urged them not to be “discouraged when the results do not correspond to the expectations” and to learn from these “failures” as part of their own formation. “It is painful when a young man or young woman, after three or four years (of formation) comes and says, ‘This is no longer for me. I found another love that is not against God, but I cannot (continue) and I am leaving.’ This is difficult. But this is also your martyrdom,” he said. The pope said some religious who work in formation may live their charge as a burden. “But this is a lie, a temptation,” he said. When they feel their work is not appreciated, he said, they should “know that Jesus follows you with love and the entire Church is grateful.” “Some say consecrated life is heaven on earth,” the pope said. “No. If anything it is purgatory! 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What’s more, he said, a sure sign of the Spirit’s presence is that community members “do not get angry or feel offended as soon as a difficulty arises,” but they are as patient as Jesus was. According to Vatican Radio, the pope quoted from the day’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles (4:32-37): “No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.” While the reading begins by saying, “The community of believers was of one heart and mind,” Pope Francis noted that the problems they faced began rather quickly. The next chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, he said, describes how a married couple – Ananias and Sapphira – try to fool the community by pretending they are giving all the proceeds from the sale of their property, when they kept some for themselves. “These are like the patrons or benefactors who approach the church, enter to help, but use the church for their own ends, aren’t they?” he said. But even bigger troubles are looming, he said. The persecution of Christians begins soon after the Resurrection, just as Jesus foretold. The clearest sign of the Spirit’s presence among the early Christians, the pope said, was their “patience in enduring: enduring the problems, enduring the difficulties, enduring the malicious gossip and slander, enduring sickness and enduring pain,” especially regarding the death of their loved ones. As the Easter season continues and Christians prepare to celebrate Pentecost, Pope Francis said “it would do us good to think about our communities – whether they are dioceses, parishes, families or something else – and ask for the grace of harmony, which is more than unity – it’s a harmonious unity.” Christians also should ask for “the grace of poverty,” which is the ability to manage money and material things with generosity for the common good, and for “the grace of patience,” the pope said. 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Stating that they spoke “with divine authority,” leaders of the South Sudan Council of Churches, which includes Catholics and Protestants, issued a statement in late March lamenting that many leaders in the country’s civil war “genuinely can’t see how to make peace; they can’t see a way out of the pit they have fallen into.” Catholic Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba was one of the signers of the March statement, which noted that advances in the peace process “are difficult when there is a complete lack of trust between the parties, and when each is promoting its own interests. The church is trusted by the people of South Sudan and has no interests except those of the people, for peace and justice. We ourselves will create a forum to help the parties to build trust and to discover where compromises can be made.” Fighting broke out in Juba in December 2013 between ethnic Dinka and Nuer in the presidential guard, months after President Salva Kiir, who is Dinka, ﬁred his vice president, Riek Machar, who is Nuer. The ﬁghting spread quickly to other parts of the country. As many as 10,000 people have been killed and more than 1 million displaced in the months since. Recent weeks have seen renewed ﬁghting in several areas. Peace talks, mediated by regional governments, have been held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, but the few agreements reached there have been consistently ignored on the ground. John Ashworth, an adviser to both the church council and to the country’s Catholic bishops, said the March statement marks a new protagonism by religious leaders. Council leaders were meeting in early April with international church leaders in Addis Ababa, then were to go on a retreat to plan the details of their peace campaign, which Ashworth said would consist of a series of meetings with politicians, military officials and civil society leaders from both sides. ‘We became sort of chaplains to the peace talks. Especially at the beginning, there was a lot of hate, and the two sides couldn’t even talk to each other.’ BISHOP EDWARD HIIBORO KUSSALA OF TOMBURA-YAMBIO “We’re going to create a genuinely neutral forum, because these people can’t agree on anything by themselves. There’s no trust between them. But the church is still trusted enough by everyone to play a critical role. We want to create a trusting environment that’s not politically charged,” Ashworth, a former Mill Hill priest, told Catholic News Service. Ashworth said the discussions will take place outside the country so that members of the armed opposition can participate – but not in Addis Ababa, where official talks take place. Catholic leaders have participated at the edge of the Addis Ababa talks, but as part of a larger faith-based contingent that includes Christians and Muslims. The religious groups were invited to the talks by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a coalition of regional governments known as IGAD. “We became sort of chaplains to the peace talks. Especially at the beginning, there was a lot of hate, and the two sides couldn’t even talk to each other,” Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio told CNS. “We didn’t pressure anyone, or they would have begun to mistrust us. Our job was to encourage and animate. If anything, we were a bit soft on them,” he said. Ashworth said being an official part of the peace talks contributed to the church losing some of its moral authority. “The church leaders in Addis Ababa got sucked in and became too identiﬁed with IGAD, which was paying a lot of their expenses. The IGAD leaders started seeing the church as something at their beck and call, and some church leaders felt they were being used. So they’ve decided to frame their participation on their own terms,” he said. According to Bishop Hiiboro, who has earned the ire of some government officials for his resistance to army recruitment efforts in his diocese, the church continues to play a critical role in working for peace. “We blame ourselves that at independence we left the government to run the country, and we focused on our church program, only to ﬁnd out that these guys weren’t doing the right thing,” Bishop Hiiboro said. “The church can still talk to people and mobilize the community. We can help the people be more aware of their rights and dignity and their responsibility toward the country. If they don’t ﬁnd a solution soon, we’re going to have a nationwide conﬂict. We can help the peace process by helping the participants understand the gravity of the situation.” Ashworth said the church leaders have no illusions about bringing the war to a rapid end. “Neither side is ready to make peace. Both are seeking military advantage. Riek Machar wants to be president, but he’d never win an election in the real world, so the only options to him are violence or the manipulation of the peace process,” Ashworth said. He said Machar does not totally control his opposition movement, which is led in the ﬁeld by ethnic warlords who have been ﬁghting for some time. “By aligning themselves with Machar’s opposition movement, they became rebels with a cause,” Ashworth said. “Riek Machar is afraid to sign anything lest they kill him.” Ashworth said the government’s military is more uniﬁed and, in theory, under the president’s command, but it, too, was cobbled together from several ethnic militias, and Kiir has struggled for years to keep disaffected factions from slipping away. Bishop Hiiboro said the bishops have maintained a close relationship with the president. “He’s a good man, and we have talked a lot with him. He’s not interested in war. But we are concerned about the circle of people around him. After we talk to him, he goes home and these people come to him and he does exactly what we thought he would not do.” ARCHDIOCESE 15 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 Archbishop visits Our Lady of the Pillar Parish 1st chief shepherd to celebrate Mass at St. Anthony Mission since 1968 PHOTOS BY DEBRA GREENBLAT CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone visited Our Lady of the Pillar Parish April 11-12, celebrating the Saturday vigil Mass at the rural church of St. Anthony Mission in Pescadero, confirming 13 teens at Our Lady of the Pillar Church on Divine Mercy Sunday and taking part in three receptions with parishioners. Mass at the packed St. Anthony chapel was the first celebrated by an archbishop since the mission’s centennial in 1968, parish administrator Father Shouraiah Pudota told Catholic San Francisco. “For me the experience was like Jesus and his disciples, praying with him, dining with him and talking one-on-one as truly a father and good shepherd bringing his care and concern for all of us,” Father Pudota said. The administrator said most people had received their impressions about the archbishop from the media. “It’s amazing to me how people changed their opinions so fast, knowing him,” Father Pudota said, calling the archbishop “a great listener.” He added, “I believe the archbishop went away with a positive impression of our priests and our parish.” A highlight of the archbishop was his homily during confirmation Mass, where he explained the meaning of the bishop’s miter and crosier to the teenage confirmands, Father Pudota said. Our Lady of the Pillar is the geographically largest parish in the archdiocese, serving 5,000 families in six communities – Half Moon Bay, Pescadero, El Granada, La Honda, Moss Beach and Montara – on the San Mateo County coast. Parish administrator Father Shouraiah Pudota and Deacon John McGhee are pcitured with Archbishop Cordileone. Massgoers gathered with the archbishop outside St. Anthony Mission church. Worshippers, including this young lady who helped set up, filled the pews for the Saturday vigil Mass. Father Charles Onubogu is in residence at Our Lady of the Pillar. 16 OPINION The greatness of being you M ost people never think of themselves as great, but if you think about it, you are quite extraordinary. For instance, from the beginning when you were very little, you won a race against a lot of contenders in the struggle to see who would reach your mother’s womb first. What an FATHER JOHN amazing CATOIR beginning! It shows you were great right from the start. Granted, everyone around can say the same thing, but enjoy the moment. After that, you not only successfully managed to endure the trials of childhood with all its ups and downs, but you kept your spiritual balance right up to your teen years. Then, you may have hit a wall of emotional upheavals with growing pains and authority issues – all of which began to cloud the horizon. You may have felt knocked down a peg and started to doubt yourself. This doubt may have left you feeling inferior and vulnerable. But you were not to be denied. You fought your way back and entered the adult world with enthusiasm, perhaps a bit bruised, but buoyed nevertheless. The scars of doubt were there, but they no longer overpowered you. Freed from this teenage angst, you gradually matured in your clarity and self-acceptance. As you grew in self-respect, you began to realize more and more what an extraordinary person you are. This confidence and perseverance brought you to the place you are today. You have earned the badge of honor we call self-realization, or at least you’re close to it. That’s why you must never doubt your worthiness. Doubt will only blind you to the truth that you are incredibly made and a miracle to behold. You must never say the cup is half-empty. No, no. You must say the cup is full and overflowing with grace and goodness. Your faith will protect you from the mediocre thinkers and pessimistic naysayers who try to put down giants like yourself. You are among the great ones because you know how to rejoice in the knowledge of God’s love. Your greatness is in the realm of the supernatural. It is not based on feelings. Do not let your emotions tell you differently. You are a favored child of God. Feelings are not facts. Unchallenged feelings lead to sadness and doubt. Be assured that your particular set of life skills are based on the revelations of Jesus Christ. He is the one who called you a child of God. The best thing about reaching this glorious level of self-transcendence is that it gives you the right to say, along with our blessed Mother: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” How great is that? CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 LETTERS Supporting doctrinal integrity I just want to tell you that I am profoundly supportive of the archbishop’s (very brave) stance in the matter of the teacher contracts in Catholic schools, which has recently stirred up the press. I think that the Catholic teaching on sexuality is “hard,” as they say, but beautiful and even vital in a society that has apparently lost the ear to hear the spiritual truths of chastity and marriage I know how hard it can be to uphold a good and right teaching that even some fellow religionists have given up, or are not-sosecretly ashamed of. Please do not capitulate on these matters. Although I am not a Catholic, I think that a Catholic school should be exactly that: Catholic. This cannot happen if the dominant theological message is: Go ahead and pick and choose what you think the church should teach, and then expect that church leadership comply. It sounds like the Catholic identity of many Catholic schools is in danger in precisely this way. This is a shame, because our world needs more (genuine) religiously affiliated institutions. I think very highly of the charitable tone that the church in San Francisco has adopted in these matters, but at least as highly of the stance it has taken on doctrinal integrity. Tom Spencer Department of German & Russian Brigham Young University Provo, Utah Augustine, teachers and freedom Can a fourth-century bishop clarify the conﬂict over standards of conduct for high school teachers? St. Augustine would see this as a skirmish in the war that the City of Man continuously wages against the City of God. Freedom in the City of Man is to do whatever one wants – even to create one’s own reality. St. Augustine sees this as the same deception practiced in the Garden of Eden, encouraging us to claim the power of autonomous little gods. In the City of God, however, it is the truth that sets us free, as Jesus said (John 8:32). Freedom is rooted in an objective reality created by God, and real freedom is to become the persons and community God wants us to be. The City of God is composed of those willing to bear witness in love to the truth God makes known through both faith and reason. St. Augustine points out, however, that this witness – even when offered with gentleness and love – is always offensive to the City of Man because the very ideas of objective truth and morality challenge its assumptions. It is impossible, moreover, to rationally disprove the existence of objective truth. If the arguments used are not true, what good are they? If they are true, then there must be some objective truth. If there is no objective truth, furthermore, what basis is there for real community? Our schools ultimately must educate either in the isolating freedom of the City of Man or in the objective truth of the City of God. If schools are faithful to the City of God, they will attract the ire of the City of Man. This is what happened to Jesus, and it happens to his followers as well. Deacon Bill Turrentine Fairfax The writer serves at St. Sebastian Parish, Greenbrae. Opposition proves need for action The large volume of the opposition to Archbishop Cordileone’s removing of ambiguities in our Catholic high school policies by teachers and students clearly proves the desperate need for his actions. After all, how effectively can a teacher teach the truth if he or she doesn’t believe it? And, while teaching by example can be very effective, a negative example is equally destructive. G. P. Heckert San Mateo Peculiar viewpoint Your self-described “social justice and peace columnist” Tony Magliano has a peculiar viewpoint: Apparently peace and justice only ﬂow in one direction – the politically correct one. Last year he bullied military chaplains – apparently their unselﬁsh ministry is an affront to his feelings that a strong military causes war. History suggests that weakness is actually what arouses hegemons but it’s hard to wise up a guy who fancies himself the arbiter of justice and peace. His latest is the usual clichéd juxtaposition of Holy Days and Israel. But Tony’s riff isn’t as clever as those yuletide perennials which begin: “Today Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem would end at an Israeli checkpoint.” Nowhere in 600-plus words about Israel’s misdeeds does Tony mention the thousands of rockets ﬁred from Gaza into Israel. He criticizes Israel’s blockade but knows it exists to stop the smuggling of rockets. He has pity for Palestinians queuing at checkpoints but no emotions for Israeli civilians killed by suicide bombers from Gaza – the reason for those checkpoints. He condemns the Israeli offensive into Gaza knowing the objective was to destroy weapons caches and rocket launchers (some concealed in hospitals) and to eliminate the tunnel system Hamas used for raids into Israel. He criticizes American foreign aid to Israel but ignores $400 million given to the Palestinian Authority (now partners with Hamas). He quotes the pope on a “two-state solution” but skips mentioning Hamas’ rejection of Israel’s right to exist. Tony’s biases might be credible had not Israel, in a unilateral peace gesture, returned Gaza to the Palestinians only to see it become a base for raids and missile strikes into Israel. When Catholic San Francisco contacts Tony to get his immediate EMAIL [email protected] WRITE Letters to the Editor, Catholic San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109 reply, ask him: (a) What separates journalism from propaganda and (b) what about Israel’s rights to justice and peace? Kent Grealish San Mateo The writer is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Belmont. Peace in the Holy Land Tony Magliano’s April 3 opinion piece “Unholy political positions in the Holy Land” was nothing more than a misinformed propaganda piece. What Mr. Magliano either doesn’t know or chooses to ignore is that the Palestinians have been given least three opportunities to establish a Palestinian state since 1948. In 1948, the original United Nations plan for the partition of the then-British protectorate called Palestine was for two states, a Jewish state called Israel and a separate Palestinian state. The Jews accepted this proposal but the Palestinians and the other Arab states rejected it and immediately tried to destroy the new state of Israel and drive the Jews into the sea. Between 1948 and 1967, Jordan controlled the West Bank and could have easily established a Palestinian state there. And why didn’t they do that? Because their true goal was and still is the destruction of the state of Israel and driving the Jews into the sea. In 2000, U.S. President Bill Clinton convened a peace summit between Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in which Prime Minister Barak offered the Palestinian leader approximately 95 percent of the West Bank and the entire Gaza Strip. Arafat turned down the proposal. Why? Because they were never interested in a Palestinian state, only the destruction of Israel. So, the next time Tony Magliano wants to put pen to paper on this issue he should do so based on facts and not ideological propaganda. Edward Sullivan San Francisco Long shadow of physician-assisted death Senate Bill 128 pending in Sacramento would permit governmental physician-assisted suicide. Thankfully the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association, disabled people, lowincome minorities and 46 states wisely oppose “P-AS.” In the 1930s an advanced nation decreed that physicians “grant a merciful death to chronically ill incurable patients.” The ﬁrst were the mentally ill and handicapped, second were gypsies, and homosexuals; then, certain ethnic groups and ﬁnally a religious group. It will happen again. “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” Mike DeNunzio San Francisco The writer is a retired San Francisco and California Commissioner on Aging Adult Services. LETTERS POLICY NAME, address and daytime phone number for verification required. SHORT letters preferred: 250 words or fewer OPINION 17 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 Principles for interfaith dialogue W e live inside a world and inside religions that are too given to disrespect and violence. Virtually every newscast today documents the prevalence of disrespect and violence done in the name of religion, disrespect done for the sake of God (strange as that expression may seem). Invariably those acting in this way see their actions as sacral, justified by sacred cause. And, if history is to be believed, it has always been so. No religion, Christianity no less than any other, has FATHER RON been innocent. Every one ROLHEISER of the great religions of the world has been, at various times, both persecuted and persecutor. So this begs the question: What are some fundamental principles we are asked to live out apposite our relationship to other faiths, irrespective our particular faith? What’s best in each of our traditions would suggest these ten principles: 1. All that is good, true, and beautiful comes from one and the same author, God. Nothing that is true, irrespective of its particular religious or secular cloak, may be seen as opposed to true faith and religion. 2. God wills the salvation of all people, equally, without discrimination. God has no favorites. All people have access to God and to God’s Spirit, and the whole of humankind has never lacked for divine providence. Moreover each religion is to reject nothing that is true and holy in other religions. 3. No one religion or denomination has the full and whole truth. God is both infinite and ineffable. For this reason, by definition, God cannot be captured adequately in human concepts and human language. Thus, while our knowledge of God may be true, it is always only partial. God can be truly known, but God cannot be adequately thought. P Within our lives and within our relationship to other religions, respect, graciousness, and charity must trump all other considerations. 4. All faiths and all religions are journeying toward the fullness of truth. No one religion or denomination may consider its truth complete, something to permanently rest within; rather it must see it as a starting point from which to journey. Moreover, as various religions (and denominations and sectarian groups within those religions) we need to feel secure enough within our own “home” so as to acknowledge the truth and beauty that is expressed in other “homes”. We need to accept (and, I suggest, be pleased) that there are other lives within which the faith is written in a different language. 5. Diversity within religions is a richness, willed by God. God does not just wish our unity; God also blesses our diversity which helps reveal the stunning over-abundance within God. Religious diversity is the cause of much tension, but that diversity and the struggle to overcome it will contribute strongly to the richness of our eventual unity. 6. God is “scattered” in world religions. Anything that is positive within a religion expresses something of God and contributes to divine revelation. Hence, seen from this aspect, the various religions of the world all help to make God known. 7. Each person must account for his or her faith on the basis of his or her own conscience. Each of us must take responsibility for our own faith and salvation. 8. Intentionally all the great world religions interpenetrate each other (and, for a Christian, that means that they interpenetrate the mystery of Christ). A genuine faith knows that God is solicitous for everyone and that God’s spirit blows freely and therefore it strives to relate itself to the intentionality of other religions and to other denominations and sectarian groups within its own religion. 9. A simple external, historical connection to any religion is less important than achieving a personal relationship, ideally of intimacy, with God. What God wants most deeply from us, irrespective of our religion, is not a religious practice but a personal relationship that transforms our lives so as to radiate God’s goodness, truth, and beauty more clearly. 10. Within our lives and within our relationship to other religions, respect, graciousness, and charity must trump all other considerations. This does not mean that all religions are equal and that faith can be reduced to its lowest common denominator, but it does mean that what lies deepest inside of every sincere faith are these fundamentals: respect, graciousness, and charity. Throughout history, great thinkers have grappled with the problem of the one and the many. And, consciously or unconsciously, all of us also struggle with that tension between the one and the many, the relationship between unity and diversity; but perhaps this not so much a problem as it is a richness that reflects the over-abundance of God and our human struggle to grasp that over-abundance. Perhaps the issue of religious diversity might be described in this way: Different peoples, one earth Different beliefs, one God Different languages, one heart Different failings, one law of gravity Different energies, one Spirit Different scriptures, one word Different forms of worship, one desire Different histories, one destiny Different disciplines, one aim Different approaches, one road Different faiths - one Mother, one Father, one earth, one sky, one beginning, one end. OBLATE FATHER ROLHEISER is president of the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas. Stigma of mental illness sychotic outbursts are not unfamiliar in many of our inner-city churches by people with mental illness. In Psalms 34:18 we read, “The righteous cry out, the Lord hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.” But do we as the disciples of Jesus hear their cry and rescue them from all their afflictions? People in the pews are often rattled by a psychotic outburst hoping that docents and security guards will remove the troubled person from the midst of their worship. No matter DEACON the location or environCHRISTOPH ment people with mental SANDOVAL illness make everyone notice. The irony is that one in four persons sitting in our pews has a family member struggling with mental health issues. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill defines mental illness as “a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling, and relating” which diminishes one’s ability to cope with normal demands. In our present-day society one in four adults, which is approximately 61.5 million Americans experience mental illness in a given year. One in 17, about 13.6 million live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. Mental illness touches everyone. Nearly half of all Americans have a risk of a mental disorder in the course of their lifetimes. We all know someone – grandparent, parent, sibling, child, friend, colleague or neighbor – who has suffered or is suffering from a mental health condition. Suicide is the third- MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES Visit the NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MENTAL HEALTH at www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml. For a Catholic mental health professional referral, see CATHOLIC PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION, www.catholicpsychotherapy.org/; CatholicTherapists. com; www.catholictherapists.com. For a local mental health emergency please contact SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES, 1001 Potrero Ave., (415) 206-8125. WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES CRISIS CLINIC AND ADULT OUTPATIENT SERVICES, 245 11th St., San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 355-0311. The clinic provides culturally competent crisis and urgent care services to San Francisco adults (18 years or older). It is a voluntary, drop-in service open to any adult in need of emergency psychiatric care. The clinic is designed to stabilize low-income residents in a mental health crisis and refer that person to an appropriate source for follow-up treatment. leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24 in the United States. Our veterans, who have given so much for their homeland, are among the most vulnerable. Every day 22 American veterans take their own lives. Just as tragic are the stories of the many Americans living in chronic unbearable pain that is never diagnosed or treated. Too frequently, our society’s response to mental disorders is to assign blame, leaving millions of Americans stigmatized, abandoned, disparaged, or incarcerated because of their illness. As people of faith we are instructed in Proverbs 31 8-9 to “Open your mouth in behalf of the mute, and for the rights of the destitute; Open your mouth, judge justly, defend the needy and the poor!” It is time to challenge the pervasive pandemic of stigma against people with mental illness. Our tendency to recoil, isolate and escort people with mental Illness out of our churches is not in keeping with our tradition. We must open our mouth. Three out of four men, women and children with a mental illness report that they have experienced stigma. Stigma is a mark of disgrace that sets a person apart. When a person is labeled by their illness they are seen as part of a stereotyped group. Negative attitudes create prejudice, which leads to negative actions and discrimination. As church we have historically confined our ministry toward those with mental illness to behavioral health services in clinics, hospitals and treatment facilities with Catholic mental health professionals and chaplains. We need to erase stigma, which amplifies tenfold the human suffering caused by mental illness. Perhaps now is the time to ponder and plan parish level stand-alone mental health ministries to address the stigma, isolation and silence on mental illness in our pews. At the International Conference for Health Care Workers, on Illnesses of the Human Mind, on Nov. 30, 1996, St. John Paul II issued the clarion call to compassionate care when he said, “Whoever suffers from mental illness ‘always’ bears God’s image and likeness in themselves, as does every human being. In addition, they ‘always’ have the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such.” DEACON SANDOVAL serves at St. Mary’s Cathedral. y 18 FAITH CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 SUNDAY READINGS Third Sunday of Easter And he said to them, ‘Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.’ LUKE 24:35-48 ACTS 3:13-15, 17-19 Peter said to the people: “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has gloriﬁed his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in Pilate’s presence when he had decided to release him. You denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. The author of life you put to death, but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses. Now I know, brothers, that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did; but God has thus brought to fulﬁllment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer. Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.” PSALM 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 Lord, let your face shine on us. When I call, answer me, O my just God, you who relieve me when I am in distress; have pity on me, and hear my prayer! Lord, let your face shine on us. Know that the Lord does wonders for his faithful one; the Lord will hear me when I call upon him. Lord, let your face shine on us. O Lord, let the light of your countenance shine upon us! You put gladness into my heart. Lord, let your face shine on us. As soon as I lie down, I fall peacefully asleep, for you alone, O Lord, bring security to my dwelling. Lord, let your face shine on us. 1 JOHN 2:1-5A My children, I am writing this to you so that you may not commit sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous one. He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world. The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Those who say, “I know him,” but do not keep his commandments are liars, and the truth is not in them. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. LUKE 24:35-48 The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terriﬁed and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have ﬂesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked ﬁsh; he took it and ate it in front of them. He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulﬁlled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And he said to them, “Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” Christ’s revolutionary message O ften I am stuck thinking that in order to meet God I must set out on the road. Instead, I am shocked to ﬁnd he’s coming to meet me. But like Aslan, he is not a tame lion. He often walks through walls, minds and hearts to reach me where I am. Jesus reveals himself to his apostles when they are in community after the Resurrection. He approaches the whole group surprising them behind closed doors. He’s come to reassure them about the efficacy of his death by explaining how his resurrection works. “Why are you troubled?” Jesus bodily reaches out to them to give them certainty. “’Touch me and see’… and SISTER MARIA as he said this, he showed CATHERINE, OP them his hands and his feet.” The Lord goes on, “He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” As a reader, this drives me nuts. How did he open their minds? What realizations do they have that leave them amazed SCRIPTURE REFLECTION and full of a different kind of knowing? What changed in those moments? But I’m not privy to the playbook. Instead, like a good teacher, he gives me and the apostles a moment to process this, by asking an ordinary question, “Have you anything here to eat?” Jesus is asking for them to believe, even as he stops to swallow some baked ﬁsh. “See, I’m really real,” he says to them. Believing in God is the appropriate response when I get a glimpse of his presence. Faith is man’s response to God who reveals himself (see CCC 166). There is a limit to doubting when the apostles see him doing ordinary, human activities. He signals, too, that his resurrection leads to the possibility of our repentance, since “Christ died for us while we were yet sinners” (Romans 5:8). To emphasize how important this is, he ends with a statement that implies legal language. “You are witnesses of these things.” Just like Christ says, “where two or more are gathered in my name,” so we also require witnesses to give any credibility to a legal document. With the words he speaks in this passage, Jesus constitutionally ratiﬁes their experience of God being man, walking among them, dying and rising. This gives them the authority to declare to others that they can be legally and deﬁnitively forgiven of past wrongs. Jesus moves them from their small, intimate, maybe even individual experience of this miracle to a broader vision of his purpose. They can’t see it now, but Jesus shockingly passes on so much authority to them to do the very things he describes in these verses. The apostles will be a part of the fulﬁllment of his mission for “the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” Christ’s message is radically new and revolutionary. Now instead of the law, which either makes allowance (or excuse) for my weakness in sinning or mercilessly abandons me to justice, Jesus’ resurrection gives the same law effectiveness in my own heart to work with his grace for my unburdening. Through the church’s sacraments, I can experience this freedom in grace. In my own life, this passage reminds me of who God is and who the church becomes because of him. May we all use this Easter season to renew our desire to participate in the life of God’s grace in the sacraments of the church. To be one with the church is to be one with Christ and his saving resurrection. SISTER MARIA CATHERINE is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and teaches English at Marin Catholic High School. LITURGICAL CALENDAR, DAILY MASS READINGS MONDAY, APRIL 20: Monday of the Third Week of Easter. Optional Memorial of St. Beuno in Wales. ACTS 6:8-15. PS 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30. MT 4:4b. JN 6:22-29. TUESDAY, APRIL 21: Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter. Optional Memorial of St. Anselm, bishop and doctor. ACTS 7:51-8:1a. PS 31:3cd-4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab. JN 6:35ab. JN 6:30-35. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22: Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. ACTS 8:1b-8. PS 66:1-3a, 4-5, 6-7a. SEE JN 6:40. JN 6:35-40. FIDELIS OF SIGMARINGEN 1577-1622 April 24 Born in Sigmaringen (Germany), Mark Roy studied philosophy and law at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau. After tutoring young aristocrats and traveling Europe with them, he began practicing law in Alsace, where he quickly became “the poor person’s lawyer.” But, disillusioned over other lawyers’ behavior, he gave up the law to enter a vocation in religious life. As an ordained Capuchin named Fidelis, he was renowned for his holiness, preaching and leadership. He was superior at several houses before being invited to eastern Switzerland to call Protestants back to Catholicism. This mission, complicated by the politics of the time and hatred of the Catholic Habsburgs, became increasingly dangerous and led to his murder by opponents. He was canonized in 1746. THURSDAY, APRIL 23: Thursday of the Third Week of Easter. Optional Memorial of St. George, martyr and St. Adalbert, bishop and martyr. ACTS 8:26-40. PS 66:8-9, 16-17, 20. JN 6:51. JN 6:44-51. FRIDAY, APRIL 24: Friday of the Third Week of Easter. Optional Memorial of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr. ACTS 9:1-20. PS 117:1bc, 2. JN 6:56. JN 6:52-59. SATURDAY, APRIL 25: Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist. 1 PT 5:5b-14. PS 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17. 1 COR 1:23a-24b. MK 16:15-20. ARTS & LIFE 19 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 Books view Pope Francis from varied perspectives REVIEWED BY ALLAN F. WRIGHT CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE “POPE FRANCIS: LIFE AND REVOLUTION” BY ELISABETTA PIQUE. Loyola Press (Chicago, 2014). 312 pp, $22.95. “FIORETTI: THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF POPE FRANCIS” BY ANDREA TORNIELLI. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, 2014). 185 pp, $16.85. “THE SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS: INSPIRING WORDS FROM POPE FRANCIS,” EDITED BY ALICIA VON STAMWITZ. Franciscan Media (Cincinnati, 2015) .179 pp, $19.99. “POPE FRANCIS: A GUIDE TO GOD’S TIME” BY CINDY WOODEN AND PAUL HARING. Catholic News Service (Washington, 2014). 120 pp, $21.95 Elisabetta Pique, an internationally respected journalist, had an inside track into the lifestyle and manner of leadership Pope Francis exhibits because of her personal and familial relationship with him years before he was elected pope. Her friendship with the current pontiff began in 2001 when she was acquainted with then-Archbishop Bergoglio as a reporter for Argentina’s main newspaper, La Nacion. Pique’s “Pope Francis: Life and Revolution: A Biography of Jorge Bergoglio” gives an insider’s perspective into the man who would become pope. The author introduces you to “Padre Jorge” and allows you to walk with him through various stages of his life, putting you in St. Peter’s Square as he is elected pope. It is said that the Holy Father thinks like a Jesuit and acts like St. Francis and the reader can easily distinguish these similarities throughout her biography. The pope remains a poor man for the poor no matter the level of hierarchy he rises to, even the papacy, a man true to himself and to Jesus Christ whom he serves. The most fascinating sections of this book deal with the inner workings of the Roman Curia and the challenges the pope faces in dealing with corruption. To those who view the Catholic Church through rose-colored glasses, the level of dishon- esty and vice within the church and those who govern and lead will be shocking. Sex scandals, ﬁnancial corruption and questions of a “gay maﬁa” are treated head on with full transparency. (In July 2013, Pope Francis was asked about reports of a gay lobby at the Vatican protecting certain priests by threatening to blackmail others. According to a Catholic News Service report, the pope said he was aware of such reports but emphasized the need to “distinguish between a person who is gay and someone who makes a gay lobby. A gay lobby isn’t good.”) The reader of Pique’s book needs to be prepared for some sudden shifts as the author tells her compelling story of this man in short sequences and not always as a ﬂuid documentary. Her friendship with Pope Francis provides insight to a simple, humble, strong and steady leader who would be the ﬁrst to tell you that he is a sinner. Andrea Tornielli’s book, “Fioretti”, offers inspiring stories, encounters and excerpts from the writings and talks of Pope Francis through his ﬁrst year as pope. The title echoes the “Little Flowers of St. Francis,” the famous collection of stories about St. Francis of Assisi, whose name the pope adopted for himself. Cynics may decry Pope Francis’ leadership style, his breaking with tradition, his speaking off the cuff so his words are misunderstood or mistranslated by the media. Yet his actions and love for Jesus, the poor and those who are forgotten cannot be mistaken. The personal stories of his desire to be treated not as a prince of the church but as a fellow disciple inspire and call the reader to reﬂection and conversion. These stories hone in on spiritual and social themes which are important to Pope Francis and those which he has “put on ﬂesh” during his pontiﬁcate. Mercy, forgiveness, charity, prayer, justice, the Eucharist, Our Lady and many more themes are examined through the words and writings of Francis and by the reﬂection of Tornielli. “The Spirit of St. Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis” is a collection of quotes from Pope Francis. In a short period of time, this shepherd who came from the ends of the earth has managed to transmit to us the joy of the Gospel through simple words and profound gestures that have moved many to take up their cross and to follow Jesus in simplicity. The book offers the words of Pope Francis as delivered in his Angelus addresses, daily homilies, general audiences and brief Tweets, containing messages that are uplifting, challenging and spiritual . An excellent book for those who desire inspiration for each day. CNS Vatican correspondent Cindy Wooden and photographer Paul Haring have put together the words of Pope Francis with compelling photographs taken within the Holy Father’s brief pontiﬁcate through which the reader can glimpse the heart of the man who leads the Catholic Church by word and deed. In “Pope Francis: A Guide to God’s Time,” the author provides an overview of the liturgical year and offers an introduction to the biblical themes Pope Francis sees as being most important. This beautifully illustrated book offers more than just outstanding photographs for it delves into the heart of the good news which can be found in mercy, forgiveness, love and in an encounter with Jesus Christ. Also of interest: “Reflections from Pope Francis: An Invitation to Journaling, Prayer and Action” by Susan Stark and Daniel J. Pierson. Tarcher/Penguin (New York, 2015). 293 pp., $15.95. “Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives” by Cardinal Walter Kasper. Paulist Press (Mahwah, New Jersey, 2015). 128 pp., $16.95. WRIGHT is author of five books on Scripture and is academic dean for evangelization in the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. Bishop hopes ‘fictional memoir’ has appeal for Catholics, non-Catholics MARK PATTISON CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON– “I’m no author,” averred retired Bishop Francis A. Quinn of Sacramento. Well, he is now. Bishop Quinn, at age 93, has become a ﬁrst-time author, telling his life story in what he termed a “ﬁctional memoir,” chronicling the lives of three priests from their days in a high school seminary in “Behind Closed Doors: Conﬂicts in Today’s Church.” Anyone interested in buying it online shouldn’t look for “Bishop” in the author’s name. Instead, he used Francis Anthony Quinn. In a telephone interview with Catholic News Service from the assisted-living facility in Sacramento where he lives, Bishop Quinn said, laughing, “I ﬁgured it (‘bishop’) would draw some people but scare others off; they think it’s going to be a religious book. And it could scare off non-Catholics, people of other faiths, thinking this was just going to be a Catholic book.” The three main characters are David Carmichael, wanting to be well-liked but quiet and unsure of himself; Ladd Franklin, a restless, questioning sort who eschews parish ministry for Catholic Relief Services; and Tyler Stone, who is accused of sexual misconduct near the end of his priestly ministry. Bishop Quinn said there’s “50 or 60 percent” of himself in the character of Carmichael – the only one who, like him, is ordained a bishop – about 50 percent in the Franklin character, as Bishop Quinn himself served many years overseas with CRS, but only about 10 percent in the character of Stone, putting Stone’s upbringing in Tucson, Arizona, on a parallel with his own. The bishop hastened to say he had never, unlike Stone’s character, been accused of any sexual misconduct during his priestly ministry. The dramatic tension in “Behind Closed Doors” comes courtesy of the Caprice family. There’s Msgr. Gordon Caprice, the super-smart and superskilled seminarian who becomes a chancery big shot; his sister, Willow, who has an unrequited love for Ladd Franklin and becomes a career Foreign Service officer (“the relationship with Willow is strictly ﬁctional,” he said); and their father, George, head of a group called Guardians of Doctrine – GOD for short – ready to pounce upon any pastoral, theological or liturgical abuse, real or imagined, and protest it to the highest levels necessary. The book’s chronology begins in the years before World War II, although not much time is spent on the war because, at Bishop Quinn’s ﬁctional seminary, students weren’t allowed to listen to the radio. It ends decades later, with the appointment of a new archbishop for the make-believe Archdiocese of San Tomas. While written as ﬁction, the characters are “based on reality, people that I’ve known, or priests and bishops that I’ve known,” Bishop Quinn told CNS. “Those things like the visit to Russia and the visit to the Philippines, being awakened in the middle of the night with a gun at my head and a ﬂashlight in my eyes, that really happened, but the chase through Argentina and Brazil with someone trying to recapture that tape, that’s ﬁction. I was down in those countries but not for any purpose other than helping out at CRS.” Apart from the ﬁctionalized elements of “Behind Closed Doors,” “there are homilies in there that I wanted to intersperse in the story, hoping that people who read it as a novel would get some infor- mation about the church,” Bishop Quinn said. “It probably slows up the narrative, but they (readers) can skip over that and follow the novel part.” Bishop Quinn said he wrote the book over a sixyear period after he retired as Sacramento’s bishop in 1993 and did mission work among American Indians in Arizona. “I had a lot of time on my hands,” he said. He spent more than a dozen years traveling from reservation to reservation in a recreational vehicle given to him by priests of the Sacramento diocese. In 2007, he returned to his native California. As bishop, he was known for his one-on-one ministry with the poor in Sacramento, sharing words and perhaps some money with the homeless, serving free meals or washing dishes at a soup kitchen, and visiting migrant labor camps in the summer. The concept for the book, as well as its title, came from Bishop Quinn’s idea that “I thought it would be good to aim it at Catholics to learn what priests do besides Sunday Mass.” He said he thinks “an ordinary Catholic doesn’t realize what a priest does most of the week. I thought that would be good for them to know. And then for people of all faiths, to know what Catholics believe and what the church is all about.” Any royalties from “Behind Closed Doors” will be directed to the Quinn Cottages, a facility named after the bishop that shelters homeless people, newly released prisoners and those just out of drug rehabilitation for up to two years while they look for work. Don’t expect any author tour. At his age, Bishop Quinn said, he is “limited to a wheelchair and walker” to get around the assisted living facility, which is run by the Sisters of Mercy. In fact, the head of a Guardians of Doctrine-like group is a fellow resident. “We’re real buddies now,” Bishop Quinn said. 20 FROM THE FRONT CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 POPE: Holy Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive FROM PAGE 1 In his homily at vespers, the pope said he proclaimed the Year of Mercy because “it is the favorable time to heal wounds, a time not to be weary of meeting all those who are waiting to see and touch with their hands the signs of the closeness of God, a time to offer everyone the way of forgiveness and reconciliation.” The boundless nature of God’s mercy – his willingness always to forgive anything – has been a constant subject of Pope Francis’ preaching and is explained in detail in the document, which outlines some of the speciﬁc projects the pope has in mind for the year. The Old Testament stories of how God repeatedly offered mercy to his unfaithful people and the New Testament stories of Jesus’ compassion, healing and mercy demonstrate, the pope said, that “the mercy of God is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality through which he reveals his love,” just like mothers and fathers love their children. “How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God,” he wrote. “May the balm of mercy reach everyone, both believers and those far away, as a sign that the kingdom of God is already present in our midst.” Nothing in the church’s preaching or witness, he said, can be lacking in mercy. Pope Francis asked that all dioceses around the world designate a “Door of Mercy” at their cathedral or another special church or shrine, and that every diocese implement the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative on the Friday and Saturday before the fourth week of Lent. In Rome the last two years, the pope has opened the celebration with a penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica and churches around the city were open for the next 24 hours for confessions and eucharistic adoration. The pope said he will designate and send out “Missionaries of Mercy” to preach about mercy; they will be given special authority, he said, “to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See.” Under church law, those sins involve: a man who directly participated in an abortion and later wants to enter the priesthood; priests who have broken the seal of confession; priests who have offered sacramental absolution to their own sexual partners; desecrating the Eucharist; and making an attempt on the life of the pope. Usually, the Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican court, handles those cases. And he urged all Catholics to spend more time practicing what traditionally have been called the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The corporal works are: (CNS PHOTO/ANDREA SOLARO, REUTERS POOL) Pope Francis stands in front of the Holy Door prior to first vespers of Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 11. Feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, visiting the imprisoned, giving drink to the thirsty and burying the dead. The spiritual works are: converting sinners, instructing the ignorant, advising the doubtful, comforting the sorrowful, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving injuries and praying for the living and dead. The date the pope chose to open the year – Dec. 8 – is the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. Both dates, he wrote, are related to the Year of Mercy. Mercy, he said, is “the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to a hope of being loved forever despite our sins.” That bridge was made concrete when God chose Mary to be the mother of his son. The Year of Mercy, Pope Francis wrote, is also a way to keep the Second Vatican Council alive. “The walls which too long had made the church a kind of fortress were torn down and the time had come to proclaim the Gospel in a new way,” he said. The council recognized “a responsibility to be a living sign of the Father’s love in the world.” The life and action of the church, he said, “is authentic and credible only when she becomes a convincing herald of mercy,” a mercy that “knows no bounds and extends to everyone without exception.” While some people try to argue that mercy, even God’s mercy, is limited by the demands of justice, Pope Francis said mercy and justice are “two dimensions of a single reality that unfolds progressively until it culminates in the fullness of love.” Preaching mercy, he said, is not the same as ignoring sin or withholding correction. Instead, mercy invites repentance and conversion and ensures the sinner that once God forgives a sin, he forgets it. The pope addressed direct appeals in the document to members of the maﬁa and other criminal organizations as well as to officials and others involved in corruption. “For their own good, I beg them to change their lives,” he wrote. “I ask them this in the name of the Son of God who, though rejecting sin, never rejected the sinner.” “Violence inﬂicted for the sake of amassing riches soaked in blood makes one neither powerful nor immortal,” he continued. “Everyone, sooner or later, will be subject to God’s judgment, from which no one can escape.” At the same time, Pope Francis wrote, many of those who insist ﬁrst on God’s justice are like the Pharisees who thought they could save themselves by following the letter of the law, but ended up simply placing “burdens on the shoulders of others and undermined the Father’s mercy.” “God’s justice is his mercy,” the pope said. “Mercy is not opposed to justice, but rather expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert and believe.” Recognizing that they have been treated with mercy by God, he said, Christians are obliged to treat others with mercy. In fact, the Gospel says that Christians will be judged by the mercy they show others. “At times how hard it seems to forgive,” he said. “And yet pardon is the instrument placed into our fragile hands to attain serenity of heart. To let go of anger, wrath, violence and revenge are necessary conditions to living joyfully.” Pope Francis also noted that God’s mercy is an important theme in Judaism and Islam, and he urged efforts during the Year of Mercy to increase interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding with followers of both faiths. DISASTER MINISTRY: Improving response to traumatic events FROM PAGE 1 Management and is a disaster chaplain with the Civil Air Patrol. In 1979, as a high school religion teacher living in Chicago, he was dispatched by the Red Cross to the crash site morgue of the deadliest airline crash in U.S. history. American Airlines Flight 191 crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 277 people onboard. Morison spent three days helping identify remains and retrieving property, work he called life-altering, but “sacred.” Morison distinguishes between pastoral crisis intervention, which is a ministry of presence and support, and pastoral care and counseling, which helps people of faith ﬁnd meaning and peace in the aftermath of disaster. Faith leaders without sufficient training in crisis response can fail to recognize pastoral opportunities that can mitigate collective or individual trauma associated with catastrophic events, regardless of whether the events directly involve the community, he said. “I would say the majority of priests have not been oriented toward an understanding of the different types of disaster and how those types can affect their congregation,” he said. Morison’s project outlines three distinct levels of disasters and the different and optimal types of pastoral crisis intervention. The ﬁrst level is a disaster or tragedy that does not directly involve a church or parishioners. He used the example of 9/11, which primarily happened in New York City but deeply affected people all over the country. ‘As a pastor, I should have a sense of knowing and being comfortable with approaching my congregation in these moments so they can be recognized for their sacredness.’ MIKE MORISON “Parishioners can be affected by shock,” he said, adding that the replaying of television news for hours on end can be traumatizing. For some people in a congregation, he said, a disaster even thousands of miles away can revive trauma from a past event. “As a pastor, I should have a sense of knowing and being comfortable with approaching my congregation in these moments so they can be recognized for their sacredness,” he said. “Even though I’m not looking for it and my people are not speaking directly to it, many of them might desperately need it.” Level 1 disasters can also provide “teachable moments” for faith leaders, according to Morison, who took 250 middle-school students to the Museum of Science and Industry the day after the Challenger space shuttle exploded in January 1986, killing all seven crew members. “Our message to the kids the next morning was that these were people who were doing what they felt was important, what that they felt was going to con- tribute to making life better and we need to celebrate their lives,” he said. What Morison calls Level 2 disasters do directly affect some or all members of a congregation. Examples can include natural disasters like earthquakes and ﬂoods, crime or accidents that directly affect a local community. But the disaster doesn’t always have be local to have a strong impact. As pastoral associate for his New Hampshire parish at the time of the Challenger accident, Morison was able to help parish deal with the loss of astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who had been a CCD teacher there. “We had to know how to bring perspective to those that were directly connected with her,” he said. “And in a real way, we all were.” Level 3 crisis intervention is ministering as a chaplain ﬁrst responder to a widespread disaster or tragedy. As far as Morison knows, the ﬁeld of faith-based disaster response has not been formalized. “There are lots of individual reﬂections from priests and ministers who have been caught in some sort of a disaster and share the experiences and offer theological reﬂections,” he said, and some good how-to materials, but pastoral crisis intervention remains a vague ﬁeld. His ultimate goal is to raise consciousness and conversation about what disaster ministry is and should be within parishes and dioceses. “I hope to raise the consciousness of pastors, priests and seminarians about disaster and catastrophic crisis ministry and appropriate pastoral responses during the ﬁrst few days and hours following a traumatic event,” he said. COMMUNITY 21 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 OBITUARIES SISTER DOROTHY OWEN, RSCJ – TAUGHT AT SACRED HEART SCHOOLS Religious of the Sacred Heart Sister Dorothy Owen died April 2 at Oakwood, her congregation’s elder care center in Atherton. Sister Dorothy entered the Society of the Sacred Heart on Aug. 13, 1955; professed ﬁrst vows Feb. 17, 1958, and made ﬁnal profession Feb. 4, 1964. She would have been 80 years old April 21. Sister Dorothy Sister Dorothy, an alumna of Owen, RSCJ Convent of the Sacred Heart School, San Francisco, had a long tenure as teacher including assignments at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and San Francisco. “She was known as an exceptional elementary school teacher,” her congregation said in a statement. Sister Dorothy also spent many summers as director of day camps for young children in San Francisco and Seattle. “When someone was sick, she would visit. When someone asked for prayers, she would follow up faithfully,” the sisters said. She is survived by siblings Marie Owen, Emeryville; Cathy Gaynor, San Francisco; Christine Owen, Redwood City; Theresa Owen, San Rafael; Mary Ann Houston, Oregon; John Owen, Clayton; Jim Owen, Walnut Creek; and Ray Owen, Virginia. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Oakwood April 11 with burial in the sisters’ cemetery at Oakwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. SISTER VERONICA SKILLIN, SND – FORMER NDNU PRESIDENT Notre Dame Sister Veronica Skillin died April 9 at Sequoia Hospital from injuries suffered in a fall. Sister Veronica was a former president of the congregation’s Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont serving in the role for 15 years under its original name College of Notre Dame. Sister Veronica was 86 years old and a Sister of Sister Veronica Notre Dame for 69 years. Skillin, SND Born in San Francisco, Sister Veronica graduated from Notre Dame High School, San Francisco and held a graduate degree in English from Stanford University. “The entire NDNU community is deeply saddened by the passing of one of this university’s greatest leaders,” said current school president, Judith Maxwell Greig. “Sister Veronica’s tenure was marked by a signiﬁcant expansion in university programs, which helped set the stage for the elevation of NDNU from a college to a university. She had great love for the university and its students, faculty and staff and remained involved in university life right up until her passing.” During her tenure as president, 1980-1994, the college grew from 1,400 to more than 1,600 students. “Sister Veronica believed in the importance of the entire community, and would bring small groups of freshmen into her office each fall so that they would know who she was and could then ‘pop in’ and visit her during their time on campus,” the school said in a statement. “We are all teachers and learners, whether we are faculty, staff, or students,” Sister Veronica is quoted as saying. Her brothers Father Harmon Skillin of the Diocese of Stockton and Joe Skillin of Georgia, as well as nephew Adili Skillin survive her. A funeral Mass will be celebrated April 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Cunningham Chapel on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus. Remembrances may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 1520 Ralston Ave., Belmont 94002. SCRIPTURE SEARCH Gospel for April 19, 2015 Luke 24:35-48 Following is a word search based on the Gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle B: the appearance of the flesh and blood Jesus. The words can be found in all directions in the puzzle. SAID TO THEM TERRIFIED MY FEET BONES A PIECE LAW OF MOSES SUFFER How do I know if I’m called to religious life? Come with your friends. Evening Prayer at 7:30 p.m. in Chapel. CSF CONTENT IN YOUR INBOX: Visit catholic-sf.org to sign up for our e-newsletter. STARTLED GHOST TOUCH ME TO EAT I SPOKE OPENED WITNESSES FLESH AND BONES “What do you want to do with your one, wonderful life?” In this Year of Consecrated Life, we invite young women to Evening Prayer and conversation about vocation discernment. 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SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 5:30 pm Mass, 6:30 pm Reception and Dinner St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, San Francisco Purchase tickets at dspt.edu/alemany2015 or 510-883-2056 22 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 Catholic San Francisco and Pentecost Tours, Inc. invites you to join in the following pilgrimages HOLY LAND FRANCISCAN PILGRIMAGES Leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land for more than 100 years! Customized Pilgrimages • Support for Christians in the Holy Land 800 Years Experience • Flights • Lodging • Meals • Transports • Mass 1-800-566-7499 TO ADVERTISE IN CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO NORTHEAST SICILY & CENTRAL ITALY CALL 12 DAY PILGRIMAGE (415) 614-5642 with Fr. Christopher Coleman FAX HOLY LAND November $ 1-12, 2015 3,579 VISIT: Rome (Papal audience), Catania, Etna, Taormina, Syracuse, Florence, Assisi. June 7 - 15, 2015 $3,658 October 9 - 18, 2015 $3,650 July 15 - 25, 2015 $3,960 November 11 - 21, 2015 $3,790 FATIMA & LOURDES June 23 - July 5, 2015 $3,770 GREECE & TURKEY $ 3,679 + $659 per person* September 12 - 23, 2015 after July 24, 2015 Fr. Robert Hadden October 10-21, 2015 FRANCE Tour 51109 Catholic San Francisco Fr. Dennis Day Pastor, St. Joseph’s Church, Spokane November 8-18, 2015 The Shrines of VISIT: Paris, Caen, Colleville, Arromanches, St. Laurent-Sur-Mer, Lisieux, Nevers, Paray-Le-Monial, Lourdes, Pau, Lorrdes on an 11-day pilgrimage to The Holy Land Bet Shean • Caesarea (Maritime and Phillipi) • Capernaum • Cana • Dead Sea • Jericho • Jerusalem • Mt. Carmel • Nazareth • Sea of Galilee • and more! 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Return to upstate New York where you will board a cruise through the 1000 Islands; drive through the six-million-acre civilized wilderness of the Adirondack region, stop in Lake Placid and then into the forest area of New England: The White Mountains, including Franconia Notch State Park and New Hampshire. Stop at Flume Gorge then continue east to York county, Maine. Next drive along the New England coast to Boston, with a city tour; visit Plymouth and Cape Cod for two nights. Proceed to Newport, Rhode Island, including a tour of one of the famous mansions en route to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lastly tour New York City seeing all the major sights of the “Big Apple.” Mass will be celebrated some days on tour. Your Chaplain is Father Dan Gerres from Wilmington, Travel DE, where he served with other as a parish priest for 48 years. He is currently active in the Catholics! church community. This will be his 9th trip with YMT. PPDO. Plus $159 tax/service/government fees. 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Serra students prepare packaged meals to combat hunger packets of food are going to be used,” said Ann Ponty, mom of Serra senior Kevin Ponty. “Through a project like this, they are able to see Jesus in other people.” In February, Affeldt spoke to students to raise awareness about hunger in San Mateo County and in Nicaragua. According to Serra’s communication director Antonia Ehlers: “Affeldt talked about his baseball career path and stressed the importance of having a purpose and a ‘why.’ He pointed out that all the money in the world cannot buy happiness. He spoke of his own faith and love of Jesus, which has driven his desire to raise awareness and promote social justice causes.” Students from Junipero Serra High School joined with Generation Alive, a nonproﬁt founded by San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to raise almost $8,000 and pack almost 30,000 meals for people in San Mateo County and Nicaragua. The event named a Pack Out involved more than 600 Serra students and 50 of their moms March 23. “This is a good project because it reminds us how blessed we are and it keeps us honest,” said Serra senior Aaron Deocampo. Generation Alive works with about 30 schools a year to serve 1 million of the prepackaged meals. “Our students are learning how these As a response to the call of Pope Francis to declare 2015 the Year of Consecrated Life, the archdiocesan Council of Religious is presenting the ﬁlm “Women and Spirit,” based on the exhibit of the same name which toured throughout the United States and was praised by the hundreds of thousands of people who saw it. The ﬁlm chronicles the history of the thousands of sisters who came to the United States and founded the Catholic school system, built hospitals, orphanages, homes for the poor, mental institutions, and many more programs beneﬁting the poor and marginalized. “Women and Spirit” will be shown April 21 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center, 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas at Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Following the ﬁlm, there will be a panel of four religious women from different congregations – the Daughters of Charity, Mercy Sisters of Burlingame, a Franciscan Sister, and a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur – speaking of their work in the Archdiocese of San Francisco as well as throughout the world. The event is sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Belmont; the Knights of Columbus, San Mateo Council; and the San Mateo Serra Club. “All are welcome as our guests,” said Presentation Sister Rosina Conrotto, director of the Office of Consecrated Life. 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Saint Peter Mother’s Day Orchid Sale ALL CLASS REUNION 1956-2014 May 2, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Mercy High School, San Francisco McAuley Pavilion Wine, Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres Recepon Tours of the School Photo Booth Fun $35 per person Register on line at www.mercyhs.org Or send a check ($35.00 per person) to MHS All Class Reunion 3250 Nineteenth Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 Include full name, maiden name, graduang year, email, phone and guest name Please RSVP no later than April 27, 2015 For more informaon call the Alumnae Relaons oﬃce 415.337.7218 or email [email protected] Double stem orchid $20.00 / living plant Order pick up date: Sunday May 10, 2015 (Selection of pink, yellow or pink and white orchid flowers. First come first served) Order pick up time: After 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. mass Inside Church meeting room Orchids must be pre-ordered. Forms are available in the rectory. Pre-orders must be paid in advance and no later than May 4, 2015. Proceeds from this FUNraiser benefits Saint Peter Catholic Church debt reduction 700 Oddstad Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044 Questions, contact Vivian Queirolo (650) 720-2308 or email [email protected] 25 CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 HELP WANTED CLASSIFIEDS PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO ADVERTISE IN CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO CALL (415) 614-5642 FAX Star of the Sea parish is seeking to hire Share your heart Share your home Become a Mentor today. California MENTOR is seeking loving families with a spare bedroom in the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin to support adults with special needs. Receive a competitive monthly stipend and ongoing support. 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Applicant must be a practicing Catholic, with ﬁve or more years of teaching experience, and in possession or pursuit of either an administrative credential or masters degree in Catholic school leadership. The deadline for applying is April 24, 2015. Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Department of Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 1297, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Access related information on-line at www.santarosacatholic.org, “Catholic Schools.” a parish administrator. This full-time, except position will oversee: • financial controls and development • maintenance of physical plant • human resources • communications • and information technology Incumbant also assures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations along with diocesan norms and polices. A college degree in business administration or related field and five years of experience in business management are required. This position is available immediately. Please submit letters of inquiry and resume to: Fr. Joseph Illo Star of the Sea Parish 4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118 725 Diamond Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Pre-School Director Opening We are seeking candidates to fill a full-time, benefited, Pre-school Director position. This position is responsible for overseeing staff, including hiring, evaluating and fostering professional development. The director also manages the physical space so it is well maintained and in compliance with licensing guidelines. This position also requires instruction between 5 and 10 hours/week, continually evaluating the program providing recommendations. Qualifications and Requirements: Applicants shall have completed one of the following prior to employment: i High school graduation or GED and 15 semester units at an accredited college in specified early childhood education classes. Three of the required units shall be in administration or staff relations and 12 units shall include courses that cover the area of child growth and development; child, family and community; and program/curriculum and four years of teaching experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program OR i Two years of experience are required if the director has an AA degree with a major in child development OR i A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Send resumes to: Rev. Tony P. LaTorre [email protected] Fax: 1-415-282-8962 26 CALENDAR CATHOLIC SAN FRANCISCO | APRIL 17, 2015 SATURDAY, APRIL 18 HANDICAPABLES MASS: The first 50 years of this good work continues to be celebrated throughout 2015 with monthly Mass and lunch at noon in lower halls of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, Gough Street entrance. All disabled people and their caregivers are invited. Volunteers are always welcome to assist in this cherished tradition. Joanne Borodin, (415) 239-4865. PORZIUNCOLA ROSARY: Knights of St. Francis Holy Rosary Sodality meets Saturdays for the rosary at 2:30 p.m. in the Porziuncola Nuova, Vallejo Street at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco. Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3 p.m. All are welcome. www.knightsofsaintfrancis. com. CONSOLATION HELP: Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, ministry of consolation training. [email protected]; (415) 681-6153. For new ministers or those who wish a refresher; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring lunch. Requested donation $10. IHM DINNER: “A Heavenly Affair,” themes Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish auction and dinner dance, 5:30 p.m., San Mateo Marriott Hotel, with dinner, wine and dancing until midnight, reservations required: (650) 5936157 and ask for Gail. Reserve online auction.ihmbelmont.org. Proceeds benefit parish and school. FASHION SHOW: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” fashion show and lunch benefit- SATURDAY, APRIL 25 FIESTA: Mater Dolorosa Parish, 307 Willow at Miller, South San Francisco, commemorates the feast of Our Lady of Manaoag, noon rosary, Mass at 1 p.m. Father Mark followed by Ruburiano procession and reception. Father Mark Ruburiano, pastor, St. Isabella Parish, San Rafael, principal celebrant and homilist. OL Manaoag statues will be blessed. (650) 9528238. ing St. Stephen School, San Francisco, Olympic Club, Lakeside. Tina Gullotta, [email protected] REUNION: St. Stephen School class of ‘65, Mass, St. Stephen Church, 4:30 p.m., tours and refreshments until 6:15 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., Gold Mirror Restaurant, 18th Avenue and Taraval, San Francisco. Katherine Moser, [email protected], (415) 664-8331; Steve Laveroni, [email protected] siprep.org. YOUTH FOOD FAST: Archdiocesan Food Fast hosted by the Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry and Catholic Relief Services, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Peter Church, Pacifica. The event is free, although there is a suggested donation of $10 for CRS. The day will end with Mass at 5 p.m. and families and community members are invited. Registration for the Food Fast is available at www. sforeym.org/node/303 along with the permission form that can be downloaded. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 ‘TIME FOR TEA’: St. Robert Parish, 345 Oak Ave., San Bruno, 1:30-4 p.m. $ 20 adults, children 10 and under $ 8. Reservations required. (650) 589-2800 by April 13. REUNION: St John Ursuline Alumnae Luncheon and Golden Diploma Presentation honoring 1965 graduates, 9:30 a.m. Mass, St John Evangelist Church, San Francisco followed by a luncheon at the Irish Cultural Center, 45th Avenue at Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco. (415) 661-2700. 1965 graduates contact Margie Van Dyke Silva, [email protected] MONDAY, APRIL 20 GRIEF SUPPORT: St. Pius Grief Ministry is offering a facilitated nine-week support group session through April 20, 7 p.m., St. Pius Parish Center, 1100 Woodside Road at Valota, Redwood City. If you are in the early stages of your loss, or have not previously attended a grief support group, this program may benefit you. (650) 3610655; [email protected] Walk-ins are welcome. HEALING: Mindfulness meditation, April 22, July 15, Oct. 21, 10 a.m., Dominican Sisters of MSJ Center for Education and Spirituality at motherhouse 43326 Mission Blvd. entrance on Mission Tierra Place, Fremont. Each session includes a spiritual focus and practice. Dominican Sister Joan Prohaska, facilitator. Freewill offering accepted. www.msjdominicans.org; (510) 933-6335. CHEF LUNCHEON: Mission Dolores Academy Top Chefs Benefit Luncheon, Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco featuring Charles Phan of The Slanted Door restaurant. Proceeds benefit the school. Tickets $175 with tables starting at $3,500. mdasf.org/topchefs; [email protected]; (415) 638-6212. PAINTING K. Plunkett Construction All Purpose Cell (415) 517-5977 Grant (650) 757-1946 Lic# 745514 NOT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR Home Remodels Kitchens & Bath Decks & Stairs 415.305.9447 CAHALAN CONSTRUCTION Painting • Carpentry • Tile Siding • Stucco • Dryrot Additions • Remodels • Repairs Lic#582766 FENCES & DECKS 415.279.1266 [email protected] Lic. #742961 John Spillane WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 CONSTRUCTION Quality interior and exterior painting, demolition , fence (repairs), roof repairs, cutter (cleaning and repairs), landscaping, gardening, hauling, moving, welding • Retaining Walls • Stairs • Gates • Dry Rot • Senior & Parishioner Discounts CONSECRATED LIFE: “Women and Spirit,” a film chronicling women religious and their work in the United States, 7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Center, 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas at Ralston Avenue, Belmont. A panel of women religious will speak about the sisters work in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and around the world. The event is sponsored by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Belmont; the Knights of Columbus, San Mateo Council, and the San Mateo Serra Club. All are invited. For more information, call Notre Dame Sister Roseanne Murphy, Notre Dame de Namur University, (650)5083551. 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EVENING PRAYER: Sisters of Mercy invite women to four Fridays of evening prayer and conversations about vocation, 7:30 p.m., Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, Mercy Chapel: April 24, “Walking Joyfully in the Spirit”. RSVP to Mercy Sister Jean Evans, (650) 373-4508; [email protected] EWTN HOST SPEAKS: “An Evening with Raymond Arroyo,” the long-of-EWTN host speaks on people he considers signs of hope including St. Padre Pio, Raymond Arroyo EWTN founder Mother Angelica, St. John Paul II, 7 p.m., Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Blvd. at Eighth Avenue, San Francisco. Admission is free. (415) 751-0450. SATURDAY, APRIL 25 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Restore, rekindle, renew one-day Marriage Encounter, Saturday’s through June 6, Nativity Parish, Menlo Park, 7-9:30 p.m. (650) 366-7093 for more information. REUNION: St. Matthew all-school reunion, 910 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, 5 p.m. Mass, followed by dinner, and memories in school auditorium, tickets $20 can be purchased on line at www.stmatthewcath.org; [email protected] stmatthewcath.org. (650) 343-1373, ext. 139. YOUNG ADULTS: “Living Life at the Speed of Love,” 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. with entrance on Mission Tierra Place, Fremont. Suggested donations $15, lunch included. Register online at www. msjdominicans.org; (510) 933-6335. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 INTERFAITH: Author Steven Nightengale reads from his new book “Grana- THURSDAY, APRIL 30 SUNDAY, MAY 3 SATURDAY, MAY 9 MEMORIAL MASS: The life of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, late prelate of Opus Dei, will be commemorated May 9 with Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Blessed Alvaro Gough Street del Portillo at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, 11 a.m. Blessed Alvaro del Portillo was beatified on Sept. 27, 2014. All are invited. Msgr. James Kelly of Opus Dei’s Menlough Study Center can be reached at (650) 327-1675. da – a Pomegranate in the Hand of God,” 7:30 p.m., Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco. [email protected] theregenerationproject.org; www.sfinterfaithcouncil.org/granada-interfaithreflection-and-discussion. ‘EAT YOUR HEART OUT’: Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County signature fundraising event, “Eat Your Heart Out” dinner at Viognier Restaurant, Draeger’s Market, San Mateo. This year’s Fund-A-Need will provide compassionate care and support for THE homeless through SVdP’s Homeless Help Centers. Jodie Penner, director of development, (650) 373-0622, [email protected]; www. svdpsm.org. HOMELESSNESS: “Responding to Homelessness on Our Doorsteps,” training, 9 a.m.-noon. Free admission, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough Street at Geary Boulevard, San Francisco. Cynthia Zamboukos, (415) 474-1321; [email protected] Register at http://conta. cc/1P3G60r. FRIDAY, MAY 1 MASS AND TALK: Catholic Marin Breakfast Club beginning with Mass at 7 a.m. at St. Sebastian Church, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Bon Air Road, Greenbrae followed by breakfast and talk from University of San Francisco president Jesuit Father Paul Fitzgerald. Members breakfast $8, visitors $10. (415) 461-0704, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; [email protected] SATURDAY, MAY 2 MERCY SF REUNION: Mercy High School, San Francisco, all classes, 4-7 p.m. in the school’s McAuley Pavilion with wine and hors d’oeuvres reception; $35 per person. www.mercyhs. org/. Audrey Magnusen, (415) 3377218; [email protected] FOOD FAIR: Food and fellowship at the St. Ignatius College Preparatory THE PROFESSIONALS HEALTH CARE AGENCY SUPPLE SENIOR CARE CLOCK SALES AND REPAIR 415-573-5141 or 650-993-8036 *Irish owned & operated *Serving from San Francisco to North San Mateo HOME HEALTH CARE Unhealed wounds can hold you back - even if they are not the “logical” cause of your problems today. 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Abasolo Peter Martin Acosta, III Virginia Almarinez Oliver R. Alonzo Henry George Aragon Reynaldo S. Bautista Reme A. Bautista Joseph Bendo Luke Bennett Babette Frances Bennett Bruce Berning Virginia M. Billante Anthony F. Bitanga Barbara Bosio Mary Veronica Bouey Ana Maria Brito Robert L. Bruno Pauline J. Brusatori Pauline Buerger Valeria Bulgo Martha O. Burgos Fernando Calderon Richard Camacho Mary E. Carberry James F. Carrig Patrick J. Casserly, Sr. Estella Castillo Pauline Chetcuti Joseph Chetcuti Marian Elizabeth Christie Bessie R. Cleope Lauren P. Coleman Rita J. Collins William Nolan Cosgrove Shirley Ann Cottonham Richard Cottonham Mary Jean Crawford Josephine Delfino Crewse Daniel P. Cronin Dorothy E. Dati Charles M. del Valle, Jr. Marcelina B. DePeralta John Francis Devine James P. Diestel, Jr., M.D. Joan Diffley Leo Dinneen Antoinette K. Dixon Teresa J. Dorcich Connie Jo Edie-Weidlinger Michael J. Edwards Jean P. Feger Alfonso Felix, Jr. Seana Maire Gadbois William H. Gainey Priscilla Galassi Arsenio J. Gemenes, Jr. Albina Gianni Alice Gicovate Josefina V. Gutierrez James Watson Handley, Sr. Marie Sophia Harrington William J. Harvey, Jr. Margaret H. Healy Patricia K. Holsten William Hooper Rose Marie Horgan Emilio Javier Icabalceta, Jr. Katazyna Jaciw Louis P. Jimenez Lorraine Frances Koel Jerome E. Kolodzik Barbara M. Lanthier Juliette Leland Ramon Lobregat Tomas D. Lopez Wesley R. Lowery James Francis Lyden Ricarte Madrid Marvin S. Mamaradlo Margaret Foisset Mangonon Lucinda R. Mares James F. Marino Angela Patricia Martin Jean McGuire Raul Medina Florence N. Meisel Mario E. Melhado Kathleen Pineda Montoya William A. Morazan Graciela R. Moreci Neal S. Morehouse Thomas John Mullaney Elpidio Munar Felisa F. Mutas “Don” Jesus Navarro Robert P. Navarro Nancy G. Newell Ignacio B. Nolasco Thomas J. O’Rourke Dolores Ortega Rubina R. Ortiz Emilio A. Padua Luis Oliverio Palacios, Jr. Hilda Ruth Pegueros Edward “Teddy” Plousha Marie C. Podesta Vera Pogosian Rose Marie Popescu Gary Potter Virginia Proano Emmet John Purcell Pilar S. Quiestas Ines M. Ragghianti Roy Jack Repak Lucia M. Reyes Lillian Robinson Joseph F. Rodondi Elizabeth Rodrigues Harvey J. Rose Adilia C. Ruiz Aurora M. Sauceda Laura Schnapp Helen So Aida Stahmer Robert J. Stark Dolores Cortez Stead Eleanor M. Stephens Gwendolyn King Sutton Marilyn A. Sutton Catherine Sweeney Ricardo P. Tanega Robert R. Vaccarezza OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR June E. Torre MT. OLIVET, SAN RAFAEL Joseph Beckner, Sr. Dorothy De Marco Walter J. Filippi John “Jack” Jeffry Julia Koshko Italo E. Roncaglia James F. “Jimmy” Smith HOLY CROSS MENLO PARK Anne Morin Brown Jodi Dawson Freeman Tom Freeman, Sr. Marcelle C. Galliant Douglas Michael McDonnell “Bug” Angel Axel Trejo Mendez Sueinga Tau Juan Valdez Joseph E. Venosa HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CEMETERY, COLMA FIRST SATURDAY MASS – Saturday, May 2, 2015 All Saints Chapel – 11:00 am Rev. Augusto E. Villote, Celebrant – Pastor Our Lady of Perpetual Church MEMORIAL DAY MASS – Monday, May 25, 2015 Holy Cross Mausoleum Chapel – 11 am Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Santa Cruz Ave. @Avy Ave., Menlo Park, CA 650-323-6375 Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery 1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA 650-756-2060 Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery 270 Los Ranchos Road, San Rafael, CA 415-479-9020 Tomales Catholic Cemetery 1400 Dillon Beach Road, Tomales, CA 415-479-9021 St. Anthony Cemetery Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 650-712-1675 Our Lady of the Pillar Cemetery Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay, CA 650-712-1679 A Tradition of Faith Throughout Our Lives.
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