Clergy Support

Clergy Gatherings

SAVE THE DATES

EVENT DATE LOCATION
ADVENT DAY OF RECOLLECTION 12/14/22 Vallombrosa Retreat Center
CLERGY STUDY DAYS 5/04/2023 – 5/05/2023 Location To Be Determined

Clergy and Parish Forms and Documents

Letters Of Good Standing Requests For Priests Of The Archdiocese Of San Francisco

Due to limited staffing in our office: LGS requests are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your event. You must have completed VIRTUS within 2.5 years. You will be required to enter your VIRTUS completion date to request an LGS. LGS are prepared only on Wednesdays.

Request for Letter of Good Standing

Letters of Good Standing for Visiting Clergy

  1. A Letter of Good Standing printed on Diocese or Provincial letterhead stationery and embossed with their Seal is required, whenever a visiting priest is expected for one-time ministry, supply ministry, or overnight visits (no ministry) within the boundaries of the Archdiocese.
  2. The Archdiocese of San Francisco requires a current and specifically worded Letter of Good Standing (LGS), to include effective dates, location, being able to work with minors, and purpose of their visit from the visitor’s Provincial or Bishop (see sample form below). You may forward by email the sample LGS form on to your visiting priest when you are making initial arrangements with him. Ask him to forward the form to his Bishop or Provincial to be completed and signed.
  3. A copy of the signed LGS should then be emailed back to you/your staff and emailed to Vicar for Clergy, Fr. Spyrow at [email protected]. Once Fr. Spyrow reviews the Letter of Good Standing, he will stamp it with his “Approval”, granting temporary faculties or “Not Approved”. A copy of the Letter of Good Standing will be sent to the parish the priest is visiting and the Dioceses or provincial with his decision.

    If there are any questions, please contact the Office of the Vicar for Clergy at 415-614-5611.
Compliance and Celebret

FOR ALL PRIESTS SERVING IN THE ARCHDIOCESE 30 DAYS OR MORE,
THREE COMPLIANCE STEPS MUST BE UNDERTAKEN:

  1. Safe Environment Training (needs to be renewed every 3 years):  VIRTUS Online
  2. Safe Environment Guidelines and Appendices for Distribution
  3. Livescan Fingerprinting Form 2021 (Priest, Deacons, Seminarians)
    Livescan Fingerprinting Locations
  4. Photo (chest up)


CLERGY WHO ARE IN COMPLIANCE MAY REQUEST A CELEBRET CARD BELOW

(Celebret machine is currently broken. We are unable to provide a plastic card, however a 3 month hand written card is available.)

Benefits & Compensation

BENEFITS

COMPENSATION


FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT
(Note:  Deadline passed Nov. 22, 2019.  FY 2020)


BENEFITS AVAILABLE AT 65 YEARS OF AGE

  • Medicare Part A enrollment (Hospital coverage) – Contact Social Security Office prior to your 65th Birthday.
  • Medicare Part B enrollment (80% Medical coverage) – Contact Vicar for Clergy Office, 415-614-5611.
  • Medicare Part D enrollment (Drug coverage) – Contact Vicar for Clergy Office, 415-614-5611.
  • Medicare Supplemental plan (20% Medical coverage) – Contact Vicar for Clergy Office, 415-614-5611.
  • Kaiser Senior Advantage enrollment (Call 877-588-5739 or kp.org/seniors before the end of prior month of coverage)
Ongoing Formation

New Pastor ADSF Training Program Videos

[ask Vicar for Clergy office for the password]

  • Training Videos for New Pastors: A Secure Page


homiletic resources

previous study days presentations and handouts

previous advent day


sabbaticals:

Note: Forms and notices are in PDF format.  If unable to open, download FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER

Retirement Planning

Being a priest is a life-long commitment.  After dedicating their lives to the Church, many retired priests continue to serve the people in our community.  We currently care for nearly 300 retired priests who have faithfully served our Church.  The Annual Appeal supplements the cost of maintaining our retirement home for priests at Serra Clergy House.
(please contact Rachel Alvelais, if you’d like to arrange for a tour/dinner at Serra Clergy House)

RETIREMENT PLANNING

MEDICARE INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE AT 65 YEARS OF AGE

  • Medicare Part A enrollment (Hospital coverage) 

                                                                       (Contact Social Security Office prior to your 65th Birthday)

  • Medicare Part D enrollment (Drug coverage) – Contact Vicar for Clergy Office, 415-614-5611.
  • Medicare Supplemental plan (20% Medical coverage) – Contact Vicar for Clergy Office, 415-614-5611
  • Kaiser Senior Advantage enrollment

(Call 877-588-5739 or kp.org/seniors before the end of prior month of coverage)

ESTATE PLANNING

CARE MANAGEMENT

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS 

Note: Forms and notices are in PDF format.  If unable to open, download FREE ADOBE ACROBAT READER

MANDATORY EVENTS • Convocation
• Study Days
• Annual Retreat
STRONGLY ENCOURAGED EVENTS: • Advent and Lenten Days of Recollection
• Thanksgiving
• St. John Vianney Luncheon for Retired Priests
• Priest Day at St. Patrick Seminary (Fraternal Gathering & Mass for Priests in the Bay Area) – Recurring date: The Tuesday before Priests’ September Enrichment / Social Day – Recurring date: The Second Wednesday in September
OPTIONAL EVENTS: • Archbishop’s Advent Party – Recurring date: The Sunday preceding Christmas Eve (a week earlier if the 24th is on a Monday).
• Diaconal Ordinations for the Archdiocese
† “All priests serving in the Archdiocese are required to make a retreat each year. [Canon 276] Any priest with an Archdiocesan assignment who wishes to make other retreat arrangements is to notify the Vicar for Clergy regarding his proposal. Funding for the Retreats will be taken from Archdiocesan funds set aside for this purpose” (Priest Personnel Policy 3420).

MANDATORY EVENTS • Convocation
• Study Days
• Annual Retreat

STRONGLY ENCOURAGED EVENTS: • Advent and Lenten Days of Recollection
• Thanksgiving
• St. John Vianney Luncheon for Retired Priests
• Priest Day at St. Patrick Seminary (Fraternal Gathering & Mass for Priests in the Bay Area) – Recurring date: The Tuesday before Priests’ September Enrichment / Social Day – Recurring date: The Second Wednesday in September

OPTIONAL EVENTS: • Archbishop’s Advent Party – Recurring date: The Sunday preceding Christmas Eve (a week earlier if the 24th is on a Monday).
• Diaconal Ordinations for the Archdiocese
† “All priests serving in the Archdiocese are required to make a retreat each year. [Canon 276] Any priest with an Archdiocesan assignment who wishes to make other retreat arrangements is to notify the Vicar for Clergy regarding his proposal. Funding for the Retreats will be taken from Archdiocesan funds set aside for this purpose” (Priest Personnel Policy 3420).

 

 MANDATORY EVENTS:
Convocation      +      Study Days     +       Annual Retreat
** STRONGLY ENCOURAGED EVENTS:     
Priestly Ordinations for the Archidiocese        +       Deanery Meetings        +       Funerals of brother priests
Chrism Mass (afternoon of reflection, Mass,and dinner).  Recurring date:  The Thursday preceding Holy Thursday each year.
Mass for Deceased Priests at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Recurring date: The Friday following All Souls Day each year.
Jubiliarian Celebratin (Vespers & Dinner): The Wednesday following Mother’s Day each year.
*** ENCOURAGED EVENTS:
Advent and Lenten Days of Recollection     +    Thanksgiving      +      St. John Vianney Luncheon for Retired Priests
Priest Day at St. Patrick Seminary (Fraternal Gathering & Mass for Priests in the Bay Area) – Recurring date: The Tuesday before
Priests’ September Enrichment / Social Day –  Recurring date: The Second Wednesday in September.
**** OPTIONAL EVENTS:
Archbishop’s Advent Party – Recurring date: The Sunday preceding Christmas Eve (a week earlier if the 24th is on a Monday).
Diaconal Ordinations for the Archdiocese
 “All priests serving in the Archdiocese are required to make a retreat each year. [Canon 276] Any priest with an Archdiocesan assignment who wishes to make other retreat arrangements is to notify the Vicar for Clergy regarding his proposal.  Funding for the Retreats will be taken from Archdiocesan funds set aside for this purpose” (Priest Personnel Policy 3420).
 

Clergy Directory

Fr. Gregory Heidenblut, OSA
Director Of Ongoing Formation Of Priests
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests, Office of the Vicar for Clergy
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests
1 PETER YORKE WAY
SAN FRANCISCO, California 94109
Office of the Vicar for Clergy
1 PETER YORKE WY
SAN FRANCISCO, California 94109
Fr. Alfred Puccinelli
Notre Dame Des Victoires Parish
Notre Dame Des Victoires Parish
415-397-0113
566 Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94108
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Name Place Phone
Fr. Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, SVD All Souls Parish 650-871-8944
Fr. Moises Agudo Saint Peter Parish, Office of the Vicar for Clergy 415-282-1652
Fr. Arturo Albano Saint Mary’s Cathedral 415-567-2020
Fr. Roberto Andrey Saint Patrick Parish 415-421-3730
Fr. Christian Anyanwu Church of the Nativity 650-323-7914
Fr. Erick Arauz Sacred Heart Parish 415-663-1139
Fr. John Burk Ardis Ardis, CSP Old Saint Mary’s Parish 415-288-3800
Fr. Jorge Arias Salazar Saint Matthew Parish 650-344-7622
Fr. Paul Arnoult Saint Cecilia Parish 415-664-8481
Fr. O. Alejandro Baez Saint Agnes Parish 415-487-8560
Fr. Eugeniusz Bolda, SCh Church of the Nativity 415-252-5799
Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio, SJ Saint Ignatius Parish 415-422-2188
Fr. Bill Brady Saint Emydius Parish 415-587-7066
Fr. Michael Brillantes Saint Bruno Parish 650-588-2121
Fr. William Brown Saint Anselm Parish 415-453-2342
Fr. Tho Bui Saints Peter and Paul Parish 415-421-0809
Fr. Sebastine Bula Saint Cecilia Parish 415-664-8481
Fr. Daniel Carter Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 415-285-3377
Fr. Nicholas Case Saint Catherine of Siena Parish 650-344-6884
Fr. Arsenio Cirera Saint Bartholomew Parish 650-347-0701
Fr. Ed Coleman Saint Ignatius Parish 415-422-2188
Abp. Salvatore Cordileone Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of the Archbishop 415-614-5500
Fr. Margarito (Jose) Corral Our Lady of the Pillar Parish 650-726-4674
Fr. Brendan Cudden, OP Saint Raymond Parish 650-323-1755
Fr. Agnel De Heredia Saint John the Evangelist Parish 415-334-4646
Fr. John De La Riva, OFMCap National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi 415-986-4557
Fr. Rolando De la Rosa Mater Dolorosa Parish 650-583-4131
Fr. Paul Devot Saint Ignatius Parish 415-422-2188
Fr. Mark Doherty Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University 650-325-5621
Fr. Patrick Driscoll Saint Veronica Parish 650-588-1455
Fr. Eduardo Dura Saint Augustine Parish 650-873-2282
Fr. Bonifacio Espeleta Saint Robert Parish 650-589-2800
Fr. Michael Evernden Old Saint Mary’s Parish 415-288-3800
Fr. Cameron Faller Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of Vocations 415-614-5683
Fr. Kyle Faller Saint Raphael Parish 415-454-8141
Fr. Mario Farana Saint Paul Parish 415-648-7538
Fr. Marvin Felipe Saint Thomas More Parish 415-452-9634
Fr. Jerome Foley Saint Peter Parish 650-359-6313
Fr. Francis Garbo Mission Dolores Basilica 415-621-8203
Fr. Elpidio Geneta, JCL Saint Andrew Parish 650-756-3222
Fr. Rufina Gepiga Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 650-593-6157
Dcn. Michael Ghiorso Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Diaconate (415) 614-5530
Fr. David Ghiorso Saint Charles Parish, St. Matthias Church 650-591-7349
Fr. Andrew Ginter Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Vocations (415) 614-5566
Fr. Joseph Glynn, CSSp Saint Dunstan Parish 650-697-4730
Fr. Juan Gonzalez, SM Notre Dame Des Victoires Parish 415-397-0113
Fr. Youngsaeng Goo Saint Michael Korean Parish 415-333-1194
Fr. Lawrence Goode Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 650-322-2152
Fr. Michael Greenwell, O.Carm Saint Teresa Parish 415-285-5272
Fr. Roger Gustafson Saint Hilary Parish 415-435-1122
Fr. Armando Gutierrez Saint Peter Parish 415-282-1652
Fr. Brendan Hally Saint Dunstan Parish 650-697-4730
Fr. Thomas Hamilton Saint Gabriel Parish 415-731-6161
Fr. Michael Healy Saint Vincent De Paul Parish 415-922-1010
Fr. Gregory Heidenblut, OSA Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests, Office of the Vicar for Clergy
Fr. Thuan Hoang, JCL Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Metropolitan Tribunal, Church of the Visitacion (415) 614- 5692; (415) 494-5517
Fr. Stephen Howell Archdiocese of San Francisco, Office of the Vicar General 415-614-5611
Fr. Michael Hurley, OP Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church 415-567-7824
Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 415-285-3377
Fr. Stephen Idoko Saint Vincent De Paul Parish 415-922-1010
Fr. Maurice Igboerika St. Pius Church 650-361-1411 x121
Fr. Manuel Igrobay, Jr St. Timothy Catholic Church 650-342-2468
Fr. Joseph Illo Star of the Sea Parish 415-751-0450
Fr. René Iturbe 415-398-3543
Fr. Narcis Kabipi Saint John of God Parish 415-566-5610
Fr. Kevin Kennedy Our Lady of Fatima Parish 415-752-2052
Fr. Michael Konopik Star of the Sea Parish 415-751-0450
Fr. Michael Kwiecien Saint Teresa Parish 415-285-5272
Fr. Anthony LaTorre Saint Stephen Parish 415-681-2444
Fr. Piers Lahey Saint Andrew Parish 650-756-3222
Fr. Raphael Laizer Saint Patrick Parish 415-421-3730
Fr. Dominic Lee Saint Mark Parish 650-591-5937
Fr. Alex Legaspi Holy Angels Parish 650-755-0478
Fr. James Liebner Saint Paul Parish 415-648-7538
Fr. Michael Liliedahl Saint Stephen Parish 415-681-2444
Fr. Felix Lim Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 415-883-2177
Fr. Matthew Link, CCPS Most Holy Redeemer Parish 415-863-6259
Fr. Edward Liptak Corpus Christi Parish 415-585-2991
Fr. Juan Lopez Church of the Assumption 707-878-2208
Fr. Michael Mahoney, OFMCap Our Lady of Angels Parish 650-347-7768
Fr. Reginald Martin Saint Raymond Parish 650-323-1755
Fr. Thomas Martin St. Pius Church 650-361-1411 x117
Fr. Mark Mazza Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 650-593-6157
Fr. William McCain Saint Finn Barr Parish 415-333-3627
Fr. Brian McKenna Our Lady of Angels Parish 650-347-7768
Fr. Joseph McLaughlin Notre Dame Des Victoires Parish 415-397-0113
Fr. Fabio Medina Saint Anthony Parish 650-366-4692
Fr. J Eduardo Mendoza Saint Anthony Parish 650-366-4692
Fr. Albert Mengon Saints Peter and Paul Parish 415-421-0809
Fr. Patrick Michaels Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish 415-388-4190
Fr. Jerome Murphy Saint Sebastian Parish 415-461-0704
Fr. Samuel Musiimenta Saint Charles Parish 650-591-7349
Fr. Alner Nambatac St. Timothy Catholic Church, Saint Timothy School 650-342-2468
Fr. Daniel Nascimento Saint Anne of the Sunset Parish 415-665-1600
Fr. Khoa Nguyen Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University 650-325-5621
Fr. Toan Nguyen Saint Catherine of Siena Parish 650-344-6884
Fr. Linh Tien Nguyen Saint Bartholomew Parish 650-347-0701
Fr. Te Van Nguyen St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 415-387-5545
Fr. William Nicholas Saint Mary’s Cathedral
Fr. Martin Njoalu Saint Augustine Parish 650-873-2282
Fr. Henryk Noga, SVD Saint Kevin Parish 415-648-5751
Fr. W. O’Dell Saint Denis Parish 650-854-5976
Fr. Cyril O’Sullivan Saint Isabella Parish 415-479-1560
Fr. Chinonso Ugonna Okoroichi Saint Paul of the Shipwreck Parish 415-468-3434
Fr. Domingo Orimaco Our Lady of Mercy Parish 650-755-2727
Fr. Oliver Ortese Saint Gregory Parish 650-345-8506
Msgr. Steven Otellini Church of the Good Shepherd 650-323-7914
Fr. Jonathan Paala Saint Luke Parish 650-345-6660
Msgr. Michael Padazinski Saint Patrick Parish, Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Chancellor (415) 924-0600 (St. Patrick); (415) 614-5619 (Chancery)
Fr. Luello Palacpac Saint Raphael Parish 415-454-8141
Fr. Vito Perrone, COSJ Contemplatives of Saint Joseph Monastery 415-823-3256
Fr. Ngoan Phan Saint Cecilia Parish 415-488-9799
Fr. Cameron Pollette Saint Veronica Parish 650-588-1455
Fr. Alfred Puccinelli Notre Dame Des Victoires Parish 415-397-0113
Fr. Charles Puthota Saint Elizabeth Parish 415-468-0820
Fr. Michael Quinn Saint Brendan Parish 415-681-4225
Fr. Angel Quitalig, JCL Saint Mark Parish, Office of the Vicar for Clergy, Metropolitan Tribunal (650) 591-5937 (Parish); (415) 614-5694 (Chancery)
Fr. Ian Quito Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish 650-366-3802
Fr. Gustavo Ramirez Saints Peter and Paul Parish 415-421-0809
Fr. Ireneo Ramoso Saint Cecilia Parish 415-664-8481
Fr. V. Mark Reburiano Saint Gregory Parish 650-345-8506
Fr. Roy Remo, JCD Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Metropolitan Tribunal (415) 614-5688
Fr. Raymund Reyes Saint Augustine Parish 650-873-2282
Fr. Michael Rocha Church of the Epiphany 415-333-7630
Fr. Santos Rodriguez Saint Raphael Parish 415-454-8141
Fr. Edgardo Rodriguez Holy Angels Parish 650-755-0478
Fr. Benjamin Rosado Saint Matthew Parish 650-344-7622
Fr. Miguel Ruiz Saint Kevin Parish 415-648-5751
Fr. John Ryan Saint Catherine of Siena Parish 650-344-6884
Fr. John Sakowski St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 415-751-5275
Fr. Joseph Spieler Saint Agnes Parish 415-487-8560
Fr. Andrew Spyrow Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of the Vicar for Clergy 415-614-5611
Fr. James Stump Our Lady of Angels Parish 650-347-7768
Fr. Charito Suan Church of the Good Shepherd 650-355-2593
Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB Saints Peter and Paul Parish 415-421-0809
Fr. Patrick Summerhays, JCL Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Moderator of the Curia (415) 614-5589
Fr. Mark Taheny Our Lady of the Pillar Parish 650-726-4674
Msgr. John Talesfore Saint Matthew Parish 650-344-7622
Fr. Thomas Tavella Old Saint Mary’s Parish 415-288-3800
Fr. Malachy Theophilus Saint Charles Parish 650-591-7349
Fr. Thomas Thodukulam, SDB Corpus Christi Parish 415-585-2991
Fr. William Thornton Saint Sebastian Parish 415-461-0704
Fr. Ephrem Tillya Saint Isabella Parish 415-479-1560
Dcn. Fuad “Fred” Totah Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Pastoral Ministry, Office of Diaconate Formation (415) 614-5504 (Pastoral Ministry); (415) 614-5615 (Diaconate)
Fr. Eugene Tungol Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Filipino Ministry, Church of the Epiphany (415) 614-5590
Fr. Raymond Tyohemba Saint Finn Barr Parish 415-333-3627
Fr. Celestine Tyowua Holy Name of Jesus Parish 415-664-8590
Fr. Tony Vallecillo Our Lady of Loretto Parish 415-897-2171
Fr. Richard Van De Water Saint Thomas More Parish 415-452-9634
Msgr. Romulo Vergara, JCD Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Metropolitan Tribunal, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (415) 614-5690
Fr. Augusto Villote Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish 650-755-9786
Fr. Mathias Wambua Star of the Sea Parish 415-751-0450
Fr. Gabriel Wankar Our Lady of Mercy Parish 650-755-2727
Fr. Kenneth Weare Saint Rita Parish 415-456-4815
Fr. Samuel Weber Saint Patrick’s Seminary & University 650-325-5621
Fr. Thomas West, OFM Saint Boniface Parish 415-863-7515
Fr. Christopher Wetzel Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church 415-567-7824
Fr. George Williams, SJ Saint Agnes Parish 415-487-8560
Fr. Arnold Zamora Saint Robert Parish 650-589-2800
Fr. Zarate Saints Peter and Paul Parish 415-421-0809
Fr. Peter Zhai, SVC Archdiocese of San Francisco Chancery, Office of Chinese Ministry (415) 614-5575
Fr. Paul Zirimenya Saint Benedict Parish 415-567-9855

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Staff

Fr. Gregory Heidenblut, OSA
Director Of Ongoing Formation Of Priests
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests, Office of the Vicar for Clergy
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests
Office of Ongoing Formation for Priests
1 PETER YORKE WAY
SAN FRANCISCO, California 94109
Office of the Vicar for Clergy
1 PETER YORKE WY
SAN FRANCISCO, California 94109

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