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

Feb 24
Archdiocesan Women’s Conference with Gloria Purvis
Join the Archdiocese of San Francisco, along with St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, for the 2024 Archdiocesan Women’s Conference Blessed Art Thou: Women of the Eucharist in the Modern World beginning with 9:00… Read More
Feb 24
Chinese New Year Eucharistic Celebration and Ancestor Veneration Ceremony
Join the Chinese Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for their Chinese New Year Eucharistic Celebration & Ceremonial Tribute to Ancestors on February 24, 2024. Archbishop Cordileone will be… Read More
Mar 01
Concert – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater & Excerpts from Bach’s Magnificat
Join the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music for the second event of our Spring 2024 Public Lecture and Concert Series – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater & Excerpts from Bach’s Magnificat. Sarah… Read More
Mar 02
Walk for Peace & Memorial Vigil Mass
Help carry a cross to remember 2023 Bay Area victims of violent crimes Saturday, March 2, 2024 St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 325 Marin View, Belmont, CA 94002 3:00 PM Walk… Read More
Mar 03
21st Century Eucharistic Miracles presentation
SF Eucharistic Revival JESUS CHRIST IS THE EUCHARIST The Medicine of Immortality I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life (Jn 14:6) We are engaged in an epic… Read More
Mar 09
Converging Roads
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the fourth Converging Roads health care ethics conference in Menlo Park, CA on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The conference, on the topic of Fundamental Health Care… Read More
Mar 09
Catholic Men’s Conference 2024
CALLED TO LEAD San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Men’s Conference March 9, 2024 St Mark Church 325 Marine View St Belmont, CA 94002 (please note the new location) Come be… Read More
Mar 10
21st Century Eucharistic Miracles Presentation in Burlingame
The Eucharist is Jesus Christ “The Medicine of Immortality” SF Eucharistic Revival Faith & Fellowship Event & Complimentary Catered Lunch 21st Century Eucharistic Miracles discussion and Q&A hosted by Dr.… Read More