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 
415-614-5574

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Upcoming Pastoral Ministry Events

Nov 28
First Annual Gold Mass for Catholic Scientists
First Annual Gold Mass for Catholic Scientists 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cost: Free All are welcome especially Catholic scientists, engineers, friends, and family for the First Annual Gold Mass of the… Read More
Nov 29
St. Rita Advent Lecture Series 2022
St. Rita Advent Lecture Series 2022 7:00pm (11/29) – 8:30pm (12/20) St. Rita Catholic Church in Fairfax will host an Advent Lecture Series entitled: “Laudato Si and World Peace,” celebrating… Read More
Nov 30
Christmas at Kohl
Christmas at Kohl 5:00pm – 9:00pm Cost: $15.00 The public is cordially invited to the Mercy High School Alumnae Association’s annual Holiday Boutique Christmas at Kohl 2022 on Wednesday, November… Read More
Nov 30
Church of the Visitacion Advent Lecture Series
Church of the Visitacion Advent Lecture Series 7:00pm (11/30) – 8:00pm (12/14) Join the Church of the Visitacion for their Advent Lecture Series. All Are Invited! Wednesday November 30 @… Read More
Dec 01
Advent Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Peter and Paul’s School
Advent Lessons and Carols with Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Peter and Paul’s School 6:00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saints Peter and Paul School invite you to Lessons & Carols, an… Read More
Dec 02
Monthly Vocations Holy Hour
Monthly Vocations Holy Hour 4:00pm – 5:00pm Join us as we pray a monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour at the Cathedral, “our mother church,” for an increase and strengthening of vocations… Read More
Dec 03
Guadalupana Pilgrimage and Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Guadalupana Pilgrimage and Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral 5:30am – 3:30pm United in one faith, let us walk and pray for: a fair and just immigration reform, for the world’s… Read More
Dec 03
First Saturday Mass
First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Rev. Cameron Faller, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will celebrate Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma on December 3.… Read More