California News

West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco

The seventh annual RIGHT TO LIFE WALK began at 11:00AM with people gathering at the Justin Herman Plaza at the foot of Market Street on Saturday, January 22, 2011. More than 40,000 people participated in the walk from the San Francisco Embarcadero Waterfront to the Marina Greens.

Ten California Bishops including Archbishop George Neiderauer, San Francisco Bishop William Justice, San Francisco Bishop Robert Mc Elroy, San Francisco Retired Bishop Ignatius Wong, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, Santa Rosa Bishop Daniel Walsh, San Bernardino Bishop Rutilio Del Riego , Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, Stockton Bishop Stephen Blaire, Orange County Bishop Tod Brown participated in the WALK.

Prior to the WALK a Catholic Mass was held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco beginning at 8:00 AM.

LAOH Saint Brigid’s Mass and Brunch

The annual Mass and Brunch was held at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco on Sunday, February 6, 2011. There were approximately 100 members of the LAOH and AOH in attendance representing San Francisco and Sonoma Counties.

Pictured above, seated from left to right are Jerry O'Keefe, Ken Jamieson. Kieran Scott, Joe Harvey, Dan McGowan. Back row: Eric Linden, Tim Weston, Eamonn Knuff, Bob Hannan, Kevin O'Keefe, Kevin Farrell, Kevin Spaeth, Eric Reiss, Chris O'Keefe, Chris Wittman, Jim Walsh, Tim O'Keefe, Ron Lippa, and Mick O'Keefe

Eric Linden is presented AOH plaque by Kieran Scott and Mick O'Keefe for his years of service as the Michael J. Farrell Sr. Division (2009-2010)