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St. Vincent de Paul workers cover San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin counties
1906 earthquake got conferences down to parish level

“No need is foreign to us,” said Marc Bruno hours after canvassing the streets of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood on a sweltering summer Sunday, handing out thick sandwiches from a local Italian deli to “anyone who

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SF Catholic Charities CEO leaving to join Washington governor’s cabinet
Jilma Meneses will lead the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

The leader of San Francisco Catholic Charities is leaving to accept a position in the cabinet of Washington State Gov. Jay Inlsee. She will lead the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, serving between

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L.A. archdiocese passes out gift cards on Skid Row
Donations from Homeboy Industries, St. Anne’s Center, LAPD, Knights of Columbus

Due to the pandemic, this year the Archdiocese’s of Los Angeles’ Adopt-A-Family program will replace its in-person volunteer-based gift and food distribution to underserved families in Skid Row and downtown L.A. with distribution of gift cards to

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