St. Peter Parish, Pacifica, California

ONLINE EVENTS - Recommended by Father Jerry


St. Patrick’s Seminary & University Offers Free Video Presentations   (Click Here)

St. Patrick’s Seminary and University offers a series of informative videos by faculty and staff, all available and viewable anytime on the school’s Vimeo site here. Spend a few minutes becoming informed on matters theological, pastoral, and educational, with presenters that include Dr. Adrian Walker, Fr. David Robinson, S.J., Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., Dr. Nina Heereman, Fr. Kevin Joyce, Fr. Michael Carey, O.P., Sr. Maria Concepcion, O.J.S., and others.

The Thomistic Institute Presents “Quarantine Lectures” (Click Here)

The Thomistic Institute (TI), founded in 2009, exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. Dominican scholars from the San Francisco Bay Area are among the associated teachers. St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that God always brings good out of evil. It is in that spirit that TI has created the livestream “Quarantine Lectures.” The live lectures, with post-lecture discussion, are on Facebook Live and/or YouTube. For full information and to register for lectures, visit the website, above.


Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park (Click Here)
Vallombrosa Retreat Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park David Leech 650-325-5614

Vallombrosa is happy to introduce a few new ways to stay connected online, and to reflect and grow. These digital services will continue after the Center re-opens its doors for regular service, when that time comes. For complete information and registration deadlines, visit the Calendar of Events at the website, phone or e-mail.

El Retiro, the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos

The Jesuit Retreat Center, El Retiro, has developed an array of spiritual resources that are available online during this time of social distancing requirements. Some highlights are listed below. For complete information, visit this webpage:

The Quarantine Retreat - Retiro de la Cuarentena

16 ten-minute videos and a meditation text. - Retiro con 16 videos y con hojas para meditar.

Finding God in all Things

Thirty-day program of five-minute PowerPoint videos.

Contemplative Prayer Practicum

Video guidance through a week of praying with different methods of contemplative prayer.

Examen: with Fr. Andrew Rodriguez, S.J.

PowerPoint videos guiding retreatants through the Examen.

Stations of the Cross

Video guidance through meditations on each station, with footage of the Stations of the Cross at El Retiro grounds.

Post-Retreat Prayer Exercises:

A three-month program to help those who have made the thirty-day Exercises or the 19th Annotation Retreat.

Mercy Center Retreats and Events, Burlingame
Mercy Center, 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame 650-340-7474

Various online activities are in place at Mercy Center.  For complete information and instructions, visit the website, above.