Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12pm, Farella Braun + Martel, 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco
Our January speaker, Tricia Bolle, is the founder of the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society, a Catholic missionary group that has done groundbreaking work in serving the Church in Asia and in the area of mental health in China.
All members and other interested parties are welcome to attend! The cost of the luncheon is $25 and can be made at the event or paid here. Prospective members can enjoy their first luncheon free of charge.
Pope Francis Legal Clinic
The Pope Francis Legal Clinic now has a physical presence within the Oakland Diocese Chancery. The clinic’s space includes a dedicated office, complete with a separate entrance enabling the clinic to meet the needs of clients outside of normal business hours.
The clinic will provide legal advice and representation to residents of the East Bay. Currently, the clinic plans to offer legal advice and representation in the areas of immigration, landlord-tenant, and elder law. The clinic will also offer a dispute resolution service. Attorneys with experience in any practice area are encouraged to volunteer.
For those interested in volunteering with the legal clinic or to RSVP for our next meeting, please contact Nicomedes Herrera.
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was joined by students of De Marillac Academy in San Francisco for our annual Christmas luncheon.
The St. Thomas More Society was pleased to host Hon. Denise Bauer, former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, who spoke of her time as ambassador and challenges facing current diplomats.
Theology on Tap
The Society thanks Father John Coleman of St. Ignatius Church for hosting our Fall 2018 Theology on Tap. Father Coleman led a discussion on “The Death Penalty and a Consistent Ethic of Life.”
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco was honored to host Leonard Rubio and Phil Melendez of the Insight Prison Project, who shared with us their experiences in the criminal justice system and the mission of the Insight Prison Project.
Several members joined us at our annual April luncheon at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting with students and touring the school and extend a special thank you to Hon. David DeAlba, Chief Judge of the Sacramento County Superior Court, who spoke to us about his upbringing and career.
The Society welcomed Father Michael Hurley from St. Dominic’s Parish in San Francisco, who spoke on the topic of “silence” and its application to both faith and the practice of law.
Weekly Lenten Series
The St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco thanks Don Carroll, who once again led our annual Lenten series. Mr. Carroll conducted insightful weekly discussions on the image of God that Jesus provides in the Scriptures. We enjoy and appreciate these discussions every Lent, and this year was no different.
The St. Thomas More Society was pleased to host Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, Carol Corrigan, for its February luncheon.
In January, the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco welcomed Matt Gonzalez, public defender in San Francisco, who spoke to us about social justice issues.