The Byzantine rite of the Catholic Church observes the preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth on Dec. 25 differently than most Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. See our calendar for the schedule of services, and read more about the season in Fr. Kennedy's article in San Francisco Catholic.
Blessed John Paul II called for the Church to “breathe with both lungs,” incorporating the rich traditions of both the Christian East and West. But how? Join Rev. Father Kevin Kennedy, our parish, and guests for a catechetical lecture on the First Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. to learn more. And come early to participate in the Russian Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy first-hand at 10 a.m., followed by our “agape” luncheon. Great Vespers will be at 6:30 p.m. that evening. Free parking in St. Monica's lot. Everyone is welcome!