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

Jun 08
Excell Network Monthly Breakfast, San Francisco
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 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 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 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
Jun 24
St. Veronica Parish Music & Arts Summer Camp 6/24-6/28
Enjoy the gifts of our catholic faith through art & music with fun activities, singing, crafting and making friends. Register at the parish office at 650-588-1455, contact Youth Ministry Director… Read More
Jun 29
Healing and Empowerment Retreat: Discovering Your Strengths
Formerly Incarcerated Life Sponsored By Mercy Center and The Archdiocese Of San Francisco Restorative Justice Ministry Free Retreat Breakfast and Lunch Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 8:00 am to- 3:30pm… Read More
Aug 05
Silent Ignatian Retreat
What is an Ignatian Retreat? An Ignatian Retreat was conceived by Ignatius of Loyola., the founder of the Society of Jesus. Many people find this type of retreat very accessible… Read More