Archdiocese of San Francisco

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The Department of Pastoral Ministry serves the parishes and people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco through an array of support to the ministries carried out by the parishes and through direct ministry to individuals and groups when that ministry is beyond the capability of a single parish. These ministries include Evangelization (via Small Christian Communities), Religious Education and Youth Ministry, Young Adult and Campus Ministry, Ethnic Ministry (comprised of liaison with twenty-three cultural groups and specific support for Chinese, Spanish-speaking, and Filipino groups), Marriage and Family Life, and Grief Counseling. The Department also assists the Archbishop and pastors with all facets of Liturgy and Worship and supports the Archdiocese Pastoral Council and Parish Councils in the parishes. Our objective always is to help build and sustain healthy, growing parishes so that God’s Word will be more completely communicated to all.