50. Archdiocese of San Francisco

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Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend visits the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco to talk with Rod Linhares, Director of Development and Florian Romero, Director of Stewardship.

Rod oversees fundraising for the Archdiocese where he has been a resident his whole life. Rod’s personal mission is to help everyone to understand the magnitude of services and ministries that are offered throughout the Archdiocese. Rod discusses the Annual Appeal, Planned Giving, the Archbishop’s Circle and a survey the Archdiocese just conducted to understand what parishioners love about their home parish. Rod brings great passion and expertise to his role.

Florian is a seasoned professional in fundraising but for many years now she has been focused on the spirituality of Stewardship. Florian works closely with parishes to help them understand Stewardship as a way of life and a culture change for parishes. Florian describes how Archbishop Cordileon is personally committed to the model of Stewardship and how this kind of transformation can take many years to solidify and bear fruit. Florian brings a spirit of generosity and God’s love to the parishes she serves.

Archbishop of San Francisco:
Salvatore J. Cordileone

On March 23, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Cordileone as the fourth Bishop of Oakland. His Mass of Installation was celebrated on May 5, 2009, at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland. Three years later, on July 27, 2012, he was appointed the Archbishop of San Francisco and was installed on October 4, 2012, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.

As the new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of San Francisco, Archbishop Cordileone received the pallium from Pope Francis in Rome on June 29, 2013. 

Archbishop Cordileone serves as Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and is also a member of the Committee for Canonical Affairs and Church Governance. He was formerly chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and a member of the Committee on Religious Liberty.  The Archbishop serves on a number of boards, including the Governing Board of the International Theological Institute, to which he was appointed Vice-Grand Chancellor in October 2019.

Archdiocese of San Francisco*

  • Established: July 29, 1853
  • Patrons: St Francis of Assisi (Feast Day: October 4) St. Patrick (Feast Day: March 17)
  • Present Territory: San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties
  • General Population: 1,912,500
  • Catholic Population: 498,812
  • Diocesan Priests: 226 (174 incardinated; 52 from other dioceses)
  • Permanent Deacons: 100 (17 living outside the Archdiocese)
  • Men Religious: 21
  • Women Religious: 527
  • Religious Order Priests: 149
  • Parishes: 88
  • Missions: 6
  • Chapels: 4
  • Byzantine: 1
  • National Shrine: 1
  • Cemeteries/Mausoleums: 8
  • Retreat Houses: 3
  • Preschools: 54 serving 2,391 students
  • Elementary Schools: 47 diocesan and parish serving 13,031 students
  • 7 private serving 2,046 students
  • High Schools (Diocesan): 4 serving 3,582 students
  • High Schools (Private): 9 serving 4,291 students
  • Together, Diocesan and Private schools serve: 22,950 students
  • Seminary: 1 Diocesan
  • Catholic Hospitals: 1
  • Care for the Elderly: 11
  • Child welfare center, and center for the protection of families: 13
  • Centers for Social Assistance and Education: 23

*Facts as published by the 2020 Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Directory.

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  • February 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm
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    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

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