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

Jun 13
Feast of St. Anthony of Padua Mass and Relic Veneration
All Catholics in the Bay area and SF Archdiocese are invited to St. Anthony Foundation on Thurs. June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua for a special… 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
Jun 14
The Arm of St. Jude the Apostle at St. Matthew
Tour of the Relics of Saint Jude the Apostle From September 2023 to May 2024, the arm of Saint Jude Thaddeus, venerated in Rome from ancient times, will be on… Read More
Jun 15
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast in St. Mark, Belmont
SUPPORT THE EXCELL NETWORK REENTRY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM It’s not just the money! The Excell Network Reentry Scholarship Program offers a community of support for those trying to reenter society after incarceration. We… Read More
Jun 15
Presbyteral Ordination of Deacon David Mees
Deacon David Mees will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Cordileone at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on June 15 at 10:00 a.m.  
Jun 15
The arm of St. Jude the Apostle at St. Anthony of Padua in Novato
One of the Church’s most beloved saints, Saint Jude is the one to whom people turn when they are desperate and have tried everything else. When things seem lost or… Read More
Jun 15
Summer Soirée- dinner & dance for Youth and Young Adults (16 and up)
This dinner and dance is open to all youth & young adults of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (16 and up), organized by the Filipino Ministry. Access registration and payment… Read More
Jun 17
Stella Maris Academy Summer Camp
Join our Hellenistic Classical Catholic Summer Camp! Is it all Greek to you? Yes, it is! And Roman too! Students in grades 1st to 8th grade are invited to join… Read More