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March 2019
Parishioner stories: Sustained by prayer, sacrament and service
‘True Catholics cannot lose their faith’ Miguel Gonzalez, St. Paul Parish

May 2011
St. Paul’s Commemorates Its 100-Year-Old Building
By Corrie M. Anders

“ … St. Paul’s Catholic Church—which has survived earthquakes, the filming of a Hollywood movie, and major renovations, including repair of its soaring twin spires—celebrates its centennial this month. And that is cause for a big gathering at the Noe Valley landmark at Church and Valley streets. Archbishop George Niederauer, California’s highest-ranking prelate, will offer a mass of Thanksgiving at the stately granite church on May 29. …” 


February 2000
St. Paul's: People make a parish
Stephanie Salter, Examiner Columnist

“ … St. Paul's is a massive, twin-spired, Gothic-style building that rises up and dominates the residential landscape of Noe Valley and nearby Diamond Heights. Inside is one of The City's best-kept secrets: a soaring 19th-century world of Carrara marble and exquisite stained glass from Munich …” 



October 2014
Tourism for Locals: Dressing Up St. Paul's Catholic Church for Sister Act
Posted By Juan De Anda
“… It's finally October and, with Halloween quickly approaching, we're planning our costume. Yet donning costumes isn't only a characteristic of human beings, but also inanimate objects; more specifically: San Francisco architecture.
In 1992, a local San Francisco church was transformed to look like it was part of a run-down neighborhood for a Hollywood production that would become one of the most financially successful comedies during the 1990s.
The film? Sister Act. The house of worship? St. Paul's Catholic Church in Noe Valley …” 

April 2012
Churches Worth Driving To
“ … St. Paul’s is a beautiful, historic church in the Noe Valley region of San Francisco. The parish was founded in the late 1800s; its English Gothic church was built 1897-1911 (it took 14 years because it was built as funds were raised). It has great architecture and art; prominent twin towers, beautiful stained glass windows and impressive woodwork. …” 

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