Old Saint Mary’s + Holy Family Chinese Mission is...
a welcoming missionary Roman Catholic church led by the Paulist Fathers for over one hundred years! Our church, a historic landmark, is located at the intersection of Chinatown and the financial district, near downtown San Francisco, California. Make us part of your life today!
Learn more about our exciting and diverse parish! Learn more about the Paulist Fathers. And visit their sister site, Busted Halo!
Saint Mary’s Catholic School
Interested in Catholic education? Saint Mary's Catholic School is a Catholic elementary school an accredited by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA), and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). St. Mary’s offers a strong academic program, value based education, computer learning, Mandarin classes, after school study program, athletics and other activitiest, after care programs. We are conveniently located near downtown and the financial district! Low tuition for grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Pre-school opening in 2013! Call 415-929-4691 to make arrangement for a tour of the school or for further information.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year.View our video now, or visit the St. Mary's Chinese Catholic School website today to learn more!
News + Events
Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent, beginning 3/7/2014
Stations of the Cross will be held on the Fridays of Lent beginning Friday, March 7 at 5:15 PM. All are invited to come and join in this Lenten prayer.
Taize Evening Prayer Thursdays 4/3 & 4/10
Join us Thursdays during Lent at 6:30PM for Taize! Taize Prayer is a meditative, candlelit prayer service centering around music, ecumenical form of prayer and silence.
Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2014
Celebrate Palm Sunday (Passion of the Lord), April 13, with Old Saint Mary's and Holy Family! Masses at 5PM (Saturday Vigil), 8AM, 9:15AM, 10:15AM (Chinese Mass) and 11:15AM. All Masses include the distribution of palms. See our complete Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Schedule on the side bar!
Paulist Center Bookstore: Sale!
The Paulist Center is having a sale on select books, up to 50% off! Visit us at 614 Grant (around the corner from Old Saint Mary's) and check the sale and great gifts for Easter, Firs Communions, and Confirmations!
Richard Rolle: A Workshop Presented By Fr. Terry Ryan, CSP 4/26/2014
Join us Saturday, April 26 from 9:00AM to Noon for a workshop on Richard Rolle. Rolle, 1300-1349, was an English contemporary of Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, The Cloud of Unknowing, and in Germany, Meister Eckhart. Rolle, a non- monastic layperson, advocated Spiritual Sweetness in contemplation. The feelings of joy and sweetness could not be merited, but were a gift. His focus on feelings were counter to The Cloud, Eckhart and Hilton. He was anti intellectual with an aversion to abstract speculation. His piety was more affective, rather than the piety of absence. Coffee and treats begin at 9:00 AM. The workshop is free, but a freewill donation is most welcome. Contact 415-288-3800 for more information.
Friendship Banquet 4/29
Old St. Mary’s & Holy Family Chinese Mission will support the Friendship Banquet by preparing and serving meals Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin & O’Farrell. The Friendship Banquet serves a meal that really does feel friendly. Nice table cloths and cloth napkins on round tables that seats eight or ten with real plates and glasses. Guests are warmly greeted at the door. Everyone who has a reservation is also living with HIV. Most are homeless or live in temporary housing. To volunteer and help prepare the 3-course meal, please come at 12:30PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church kitchen. Meals are served at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact 415-288-3800.
New Sunday Mass Times!
We've changed our Sunday mass schedule! We still have the 5PM Vigil Mass on Saturday, but on Sundays our schedule is as follows: 8:00AM, 9:15AM (Contemporary music), 10:15AM (Mass in Chinese), and 11:15AM (Choir). See you at one of our new mass times soon!
Senior Grocery Program: Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed for The Senior Grocery program which operates Monday through Thursday here at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. If you are interested, please contact us at 415-288-3800.
Catholic Wedding at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco
Getting married in 2014? Old Saint Mary's is the perfect location for your Catholic wedding! Remember, the Catholic Church requires at least 6 months for marriage preparation! Sign up for one of the 2014 Saturday for Engaged Couples workshops to be held on January 18, March 1, May 17, July 12, September 13 & Nov. 8; or look into holding your San Francisco Catholic wedding at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral!
Noontime Concerts: Tuesdays
Old Saint Mary's is proud to present Noontime Concerts: join us every Tuesday at 12:30PM for live music. For more information, visit noontimeconcerts.org. Suggested donation of $5. All are welcome.
Martin de Porres Dinners
Every third Sunday of the month Old St. Mary’s parishioners prepare and serve a meal for the poor at San Francisco’s St. Martin de Porres Dining Room. For more information, please call us at 415-288-3800. If you wish to contribute money to purchase food (600-700 meals are served), donations are gratefully accepted at the Paulist Center Bookstore. Thank you for your support!
The Old Cathedral of Saint Mary
of the Immaculate Conception: The Parish of Old Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Holy Family Chinese Mission, and St. Mary's Catholic School and Catholic Center. A Roman Catholic Ministries of the Paulist Fathers.
660 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108
phone: (415) 288-3800
fax: (415) 288-3838
Weekdays: 7:30AM, 12:05PM
Saturday: 12:05PM, 5PM Vigil
9:15AM (Contemporary Music)
10:15AM (Chinese Mass)
11:15AM (Choir Mass)
Holy Days: 7:30AM; 12:05PM; 5:15PM
Monday and Wednesday-Saturday: after 12:05PM Mass
Or by appointment anytim
Palm Sunday: Passion of the Lord Apr. 13
5:00 PM (Saturday Vigil Mass)
Holy Week Schedule
Monday of Holy Week, April 14:
7:30AM & 12:05PM Masses
Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15:
7:30 & 12:05PM Masses
Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16:
7:30 & 12:05PM Masses, Special Noontime Concert 12:30PM
Holy Thursday, April 17
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
12:05 PM Communal Reconciliation Service 6:15 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:00 PM Evening Prayer
Good Friday, April 18
7:30 AM Morning Prayer
12:00-1:30 PM Seven Last Words
1:30-3:00 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
6:00 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in Chinese
Holy Saturday, April 19
8:30 PM The Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00 AM Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
9:15AM Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection
11:15 AM Parish Unity Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection followed by Easter Cake (Auditorium)
Weddings and Sacraments:
Old Saint Mary's and Holy Family is a perfect location for your San Francisco Catholic wedding ceremony! Please see our wedding pages for more details. For other sacraments, including Baptisms and Sacrament of the Sick, please see our Sacraments page or call (415) 288-3800 for more information.