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1906 Earthquake Centennial Commemoration Mass

The 1906 Earthquake & Fire reshaped San Francisco in many different ways. It destroyed entire neighborhoods and San Franciscans started populating new areas. The name of St. Emydius, the Patron Saint against earthquakes, was adopted for this new parish because so many original parishioners had been refugees from the 1906 disaster.

The commemoration mass will be to remember the dead & the re-builders. In addition, we'll pray to St. Emydius to spare & protect San Francisco of earthquake and any natural disaster. The 1906 Earthquake did wake up San Franciscans at 5:12 a.m. in a tragic manner. In 2006, an early rise on Tuesday April 18 will be to pray for a rumble-free San Francisco. We owe it to those who rebuilt our City.

Come join the St. Emydius Parishioners to get our prayers heard.

The mass willl be followed by a Earthquake Breakfast at:
Father O'Reilly Center
255 Jules Avenue (around the corner from the church)
San Francisco, 94112


Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 5 am sharp


St. Emydius Church
286 Ashton Avenue (De Montfort & Ashton Avenues, 1 block from Ocean Avenue)
San Francisco, CA 94112


The history of our parish is directly associated with the earthquake. Our Patron Saint is St. Emydius (Patron Saint against earthquakes). Our mass will be starting exactly 5 a.m. with a moment of silence, a special prayer at 5:12 a.m. and ringing of the bells.


This will be a Catholic mass and everyone is welcome


Pierre Smit, 415-939-2410

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