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

Aug 13
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
Aug 14
Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary Celebration
Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary Celebration 9:30am – 3:30pm Feast celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Church of the Assumption of Mary in Tomales invites you to celebrate our Parish… Read More
Aug 20
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
Sep 09
10th Annual Reentry Conference & Resource Fair
10th Annual Reentry Conference & Resource Fair 8:00am – 4:00pm Cost: Free In its 10th year, the Reentry Conference and Resource Fair brings hundreds of individuals and organizations from around… Read More
Sep 10
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
Sep 10
14th Annual Gala St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
14th Annual Gala St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 4:30pm – 8:30pm Cost: $500 The St. Patrick’s Seminary & University 14 Annual Gala honoring the Order of Malta Western Association will… Read More
Sep 16
Retrouvaille San Francisco
Retrouvaille San Francisco (09/16) – (09/18) ¿Estas sufriendo en tu Matrimonio?  ¿Estas pensando en el Divorcio? ¿Quiere sanar y renovar su matrimonio?  Retrouvaille es un ministerio matrimonial de parejas que… Read More
Sep 17
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