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

Feb 04
2023 Wedding Anniversary Celebration
2023 Wedding Anniversary Celebration 10:00am Cost: $20 donation All husbands and wives are invited to attend and celebrate their sacramental wedding anniversaries in 2023.   Online registration is now closed… Read More
Feb 04
February First Saturday Mass
February First Saturday Mass 11:00am – 12:00pm Rev. James Stump, OFM Cap. will celebrate Mass at 11am on Saturday, February 4 in All Saints Chapel. Mass is offered for all… Read More
Feb 05
Community Screening of “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth”
Community Screening of “The Letter: A Message for Our Earth” 11:15am Cost: Free St. Teresa of Avila Parish will be holding a community screening of The Letter, a film by… Read More
Feb 08
Human Trafficking Rosary & Speaker Webinar – Memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita
Human Trafficking Rosary & Speaker Webinar – Memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita 6:00pm The memorial of St. Josephine Bakhita, February 8, has been designated as the first International Day of… Read More
Feb 08
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Rafael
Diaconate Formation Informational Evenings – San Rafael 7:00pm – 8:30pm The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold Informational Evenings for men considering the possibility of serving the… Read More
Feb 11
Excell Network Scholarship Breakfast
Excell Network Scholarship Breakfast 8:00am Cost: $20.00 At Excell Network monthly breakfasts you will meet  Excell Network team leaders as well as justice-involved students currently receiving a scholarship. Through these… Read More
Feb 11
World Day of the Sick “Messe des Malades” at Christ the Light Cathedral
World Day of the Sick “Messe des Malades” at Christ the Light Cathedral 11:00am – 1:00pm The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland will host a Mass for the… Read More
Feb 11
Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass
Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass 3:00pm Join the Restorative Justice Ministry for a remembrance of the 2022 Bay Area victims of violent crime and a call for the… Read More