"I am greatly blessed to guide the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Named after Saint Francis in 1776, the city of San Francisco has a long Catholic history. In fact, Mission San Francisco (known as Mission Dolores today) is the oldest surviving structure in the city. Have a look at our Places of Pilgrimage section on this website and explore the rich historical and architectural heritage of the Catholic Church in this archdiocese. We welcome you to visit these places of peace, learn of their history, and join us in celebrating the Lord in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Our archdiocese is made up of three counties: San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo. We represent three of the most diverse diocese in the entire United States. There are over half a million Catholics here, including 23 different cultural ministries to welcome all our brothers and sisters.
Within our archdiocese, you’ll find 91 parishes and 10 missions. Mass is spoken in up to 25 different languages each week. To find a parish near you, please use our Find-a-Parish search tool on this website. Our pastors and parishioners will be happy to welcome you to Mass, in God’s love.
Our Department of Catholic Schools administers an exceptional Catholic education program to more than 70 schools. These schools offer learning opportunities rooted in academic excellence and the Catholic tradition, for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We seek to educate the whole child—mind, body and spirit—and to that end offer a challenging curriculum, athletic programs to foster healthy lifestyles and achievement, and religious teaching focused on the values of love, respect, and service. To find a boys, girls, or coed school near you, please use our Find-a-School search tool.
Thank you for visiting the archdiocesan website today. We hope you will see and decide to participate in our most vibrant local church. God is alive and he does make a difference in all of our lives. Thank you and God bless you."
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Archdiocese of San Francisco