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

Dec 08
Encountering Vatican II: Fall Speaker Series at St. Ignatius Parish Concludes with Massimo Faggioli
Encountering Vatican II: Fall Speaker Series at St. Ignatius Parish Concludes with Massimo Faggioli 6:30pm – 8:00pm This fall, in honor of the 60th anniversary of the convening of Vatican… Read More
Dec 09
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass
15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass 7:31pm Come join us as the Archdiocese sends us forth on a mission to be this light of Christ! 15th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning… Read More
Dec 10
Christmas Remembrance Service
Christmas Remembrance Service 11:00am – 12:00pm As we prepare for Christmas, Rev. Msgr. John Talesfore, Pastor of St. Matthew’s Parish, will lead a prayer and candle lighting service to remember… Read More
Dec 12
Misa en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Misa en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 3:00am Cost: Free ¡CELEBREMOS A NUESTRA MADRE DE LAS AMÉRICAS! Misa en honor a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 12 de Diciembre 2022… Read More
Dec 14
Pontifical Low Roráte Mass
Pontifical Low Roráte Mass 5:30am Archbishop Cordileone will celebrate a Pontifical Low Roráte Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption on Dec. 14 at 5:30am. The Roráte… Read More
Dec 16
Women’s Retreat for Healing after Abortion
Women’s Retreat for Healing after Abortion (12/16) – (12/18) Cost: Free If you have been carrying a burden from a past abortion, you are invited to the next healing retreat… Read More
Dec 17
SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius Church
SF Turkey Drive at St. Emydius Church 9:00am – 12:00pm This is the 11th annual SF Turkey Drive…let’s help feed the most affected community of San Francisco! See the results… Read More
Dec 18
Through Advent to Christmas
Through Advent to Christmas 2:30pm – 3:45pm Cost: Free admission Hymns and Carols of the Season presented by the Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers at the National Shrine of… Read More