Pastoral Ministry

Welcome to Pastoral Ministry

The Pastoral Ministry office is a Catholic ‘support system’ for parishes and parishioners, helping them to shine luminously as visible signs of Christ’s presence in the world.

The origin of the word “pastor” means “to shepherd,” or to feed and protect. In this spirit, the Pastoral Ministry office helps to guide and sustain the faithful through all stages of their Christian lives.

We help prepare adults and children to become disciples by offering resources on how to become a Catholic, and by supporting youth ministries, young adult ministries, and 22 different cultural ministries. We offer resources for Catholic marriage preparation and family planning. We provide a safe environment for children and youth, uphold peace, justice, well-being, and dignity for all people, particularly through our programs supporting mental health resources and medical care for the whole person. We facilitate consolation to the grieving and offer the peace of our Catholic cemeteries and keep the invitation to Christ’s table alive by providing liturgical advice and assistance to ordained and lay ministers in local parishes.

Please use the links on this page to learn more about how Pastoral Ministry programs and
resources support our faith community, or contact us directly for personal guidance.

Office of Pastoral Ministry
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109 

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Upcoming Pastoral Ministry Events

Apr 26
Eucharistic Miracles and Shroud of Turin Exhibits
Come see the Vatican’s International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles of the World and the Shroud of Turin! We have selected for exhibition approximately half of the 137 Eucharistic miracles (152… Read More
Apr 28
2024 Respect Life Mass and Awards Ceremony
Participants of the Respect Life Essay Contest are invited to join us for a special Mass and Awards Ceremony presided by Archbishop Cordileone. Principals, Teachers and Parents of children that… Read More
May 07
Solemn Vespers, Rosary, and Eucharistic Adoration for Hong Kong with Archbishop Cordileone
Join Archbishop Cordileone for a special prayer service for Hong Kong, especially for Cardinal Joseph Zen and Jimmy Lai. Cardinal Zen, 92, is the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong (2002… Read More
May 08
“The Prison Witness of Jimmy Lai” – Holy Hour & Lecture by William McGurn
Holy Hour to Pray for Persecuted Christians and Lecture, “The Prison Witness of Jimmy Lai,” by William McGurn (Wall Street Journal) Join St. Patrick’s Seminary, the Benedict XVI Institute, and… Read More
May 18
Foster Care Mass
May is Foster Care Awareness Month. As we celebrate the important role that foster parents play, all those connected to the foster care system are invited to a special Mass.… Read More
May 19
Launch of the National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage Western Route
Join Archbishop Cordileone and the Perpetual Eucharistic Pilgrims for the launch of the National Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage from the West with the St. Junipero Serra Route. The day begins with… Read More
May 22
21st Century Eucharistic Miracles Presentation in Sausalito
The Eucharist is Jesus Christ “The Medicine of Immortality” SF Eucharistic Revival Faith & Fellowship Event 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr. Scott French, ER physician… Read More
Jun 14
Women’s Retreat for Healing After Abortion
You are not alone! The Archdiocese of San Francisco sponsors Project Rachel which helps women and men heal the pain of abortion and to find the path to peace and… Read More