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

Jul 09
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
Jul 10
Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies
Remembering What You Never Knew: Discovering Your Ancestral Legacies 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 For you to be born today from 12 previous generations, you needed 4,094 ancestors… Read More
Jul 10
Spiritual Conversations with Children
Spiritual Conversations with Children 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 Participants will explore what it looks like to host spiritual conversations with children. We will wade into the waters… Read More
Jul 10
Levanté 1 Video Retreat
Levanté 1 Video Retreat 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 Levanté 1, the first of Michael Fish’s fascinating new retreat series, is designed to help us recognize the opportunities… Read More
Jul 10
Spirituality and Social Justice
Spirituality and Social Justice 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 In this workshop we will explore the deep connections between spiritual life and action “out” in the world. We… Read More
Jul 10
Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art
Exploring Your Visual Voice With Abstract Art 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/15) Cost: 1000 In this workshop we will explore the elements of design: lines, shapes, colors and composition as… Read More
Jul 10
Summer at the Center (2 weeks)
Summer at the Center (2 weeks) 6:00pm (07/10) – 1:00pm (07/22) Cost: 2250 In celebration of Mercy Center Burlingame’s 40th Anniversary, we present to you Summer At The Center! 1-2… Read More
Jul 16
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