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June 22, 2004 > YOU ARE INVITED!


Come and celebrate the 228th birthday of San Francisco at Mission Dolores (16th and Dolores Streets in San Francisco) on Saturday, June 26, 2004, at 10:00 am.

Our commemoration will begin with the ringing of the Mission bells dating from the late 18th century, and continue with Mass in Honor of Our Patron, St. Francis of Assisi. The California Mission music for the liturgy will be provided by the famed Coro Hispano de San Francisco.

This year's "La Favorita," Miss Brianna Kathleen Daly, will be escorted by the United States Marines.

Guests of Honor are the Mission Dolores Parish Council and its' President.

Tributes in the Mission Cemetery include the placing of wreaths honoring Blessed Junipero Serra, Blessed Kateri Takewitha, Luis Antonio Arguello, California's first Mexican Governor, and Francisco de Haro, San Francisco's first non-Indian alcalde. Current Mission Dolores Ohlone Indian Alcalde, Felipe "Phil" Galvan, will preside over the concluding prayer, The Prayer in The Four Directions.

Refreshments to follow in the school auditorium accompanied by Mariachi Music.

Free parking is available in the Mission Dolores School parking lot, entrance from Church Street between 16th and Chula Lane.

For more information please telephone Mission Dolores at 415-621-8203. For historical and museum information, please contact Curator Andrew Galvan at 415-621-8203, extension 21, or e-mail at

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