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50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

July 11, 2018
11 Jul 2018

25 July 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae. It was prophetic in nature regarding the dire consequences that Pope Paul VI saw in the escalating use of artificial contraception: increased marital infidelity, a general lowering of morality-especially among the young, a loss of respect for women, and governments forcing massive birth control programs on their people.

Click Here to read the encyclical Humanae Vitae



There are many great resources to learn and study more about this important work of Pope Paul VI. Please click the links below to read more!

Five things you should know about Humane Vitae


Celebrating the Richness of Church Teaching


Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life


Say “Yes” to God’s Plan for Married Life


Visit the HV 50 Website for resources, testimonials and more!


Would you like to know how to support or get more involved in Family Life & Pro Life Programs in our Diocese? Visit the Family Life Office’s Information Page by clicking here.

Humanae Vitae Anniversary Prayer

Almighty and All-loving God,
in the beginning
You created them male and female
as a sign of the Covenant with Your people,
the Covenant which You would later seal
with the Most Precious Blood of Your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.

We thank You for the sublime gift
that is the life-giving one-flesh union
of husband and wife,
and we ask You for the grace
always to cherish, revere and foster it
as You intended:
the foundational good of human society
and the icon of the union
between Christ and his Church.

As we celebrate these fifty years
of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae’s
articulation of the Church’s timeless teaching,
help us to be wise, bold and
charitable messengers of this good news,
so that a culture of love, life and marriage
may flourish in our land.

Open the minds and hearts
of those far away from this truth,
heal those harmed by its rejection,
and strengthen those committed to living it out
and inspiring others to do the same.

By means of this grace
grant us peace with one another
and happiness with You now in this life,
and to know its perfect fulfillment forever
in the life that is to come.

We ask this through our
Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
Head and Bridegroom of the Church,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

St. John Paul II, pray for us.

Blessed Paul VI, pray for us.

Prepared by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archdiocese of San Francisco

Independence Day 2018

June 29, 2018
29 Jun 2018

There will be Mass at 10 am on 4 July 2018. There will be no confessions that day.

The Parish Offices are closed in observance of Independence Day and will re-open at 9 am on Thursday, 5 July.


God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of  our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will. Through the intersession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel & Brown Scapular

June 29, 2018
29 Jun 2018

In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel 16 July, Monsignor Brovey will offer to enroll anyone who desires in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel after the 9am Mass on Sunday, 15 July. Please RSVP to the Parish Office at 843-724-8395 if you want a scapular provided or you may bring your own if you like. For information on the Brown Scapular visit




Flos Carmeli

O beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful Vine,
Splendor of Heaven, holy and singular, who
brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining
a Pure Virgin, assist me in this necessity.

O Star of the Sea, help and protect me!
Show me that thou art my Mother.

O Mary, Conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Mother and Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us!
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, Pray for us!
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, Pray for us!
Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Our Patron, Pray for us!
O sweet Heart of Mary, be my Salvation!

Religious Freedom Week 2018

June 18, 2018
18 Jun 2018

People of faith are committed to serving others in God’s love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more.

Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve.

Religious Freedom Week begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher.

Join Catholics across the country to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity.

Learn more at!

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Rhett Williams & First Mass

April 30, 2018
30 Apr 2018

Join us at the Cathedral for Fr. Rhett Williams’ first Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving

 Sunday, 10 June at the 11:15 am Mass

Reception to follow on the lawn at the Cathedral.