OSMOld Saint Mary's Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church, San Francisco, California. The Old Cathedral of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception. Run by the Paulist Fathers. A historic landmark in CA
Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco: Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in the cathedral
Old Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral; a historic landmark in San Francisco, California, near downtown and Chinatown
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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 2014! Call 415-929-4691 to make arrangement for a tour of the school or for further information.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. View our video now, or visit the St. Mary's Chinese Catholic School website today to learn more!

News + Events

Happy Thanksgiving! 11/27/2014
Church offices will be closed Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Mass on Thanksgiving day will be held at 11:15am. See you then!

Thanksgiving Luncheon 11/27
All are invited to a traditional Thanksgiving meal served on Thursday, November 27th following the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Turkey & all the usual suspects to be served. Join us on Thanksgiving Day at 12:00 p.m. in the auditorium (beneath the church) in gratitude for the community. For more information please call 415-288-3844.

Advent Giving Treee 2014
"This Christmas, open your heart and make someone's Christmas Brighter!" Please take an ornament from the tree, buy the gift, wrap and affix the tag to the outside of the present, and return it to church or bookstore by Friday December 12. Local recipients of the Advent gifts this year include Leland House, Raphael House, Downtown Senior Center, Asian Women's Resource Center, St. Anthony Foundation & CYO-OMI Senior Center. Thank you for your help and support for our gift agencies. Volunteers needed to help us do the shopping for the gifts left on the Advent Tree after December 12. Please contact Julie Todd at 415-288-3809.

160th Celebration! 12/6/2014
Old St. Mary’s is the first Cathedral in the West and the first church in the universal church to be named after the dogma of the Immaculate Conception pronounced by Pope Pius IX in 1854. We will have a festive celebration of our 160th at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on December 6 followed by a reception and elegant dinner in the auditorium. On Sunday, December 7 we will have a Bi-lingual Parish Unity Mass at 11:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon for all parishioners and visitors. A 160th Anniversary Committee has been formed but we are still in need of more volunteers to serve on the various committees. If interested in helping us celebrate this milestone, please contact Julie Todd at 415-288-3809.

Like Old Saint Mary's on Facebook!
Old Saint Mary's now has a Facebook page. Come check us out for photos, updates and more!

Are you or anyone you know thinking about becoming Catholic? If so, Old St. Mary’s/Holy Family Chinese Mission will begin its RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) in early October. For more information on the RCIA contact Fr. Bart Landry, CSP at 415-288-3800.

Hark The Herald Angel Sings 12/14
The choir is now practicing for the Christmas season. Please come see us after the 11:15 Mass if you'd like to join us!

Catholic Wedding at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco
Getting married in 2015? 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 2015 Saturday for Engaged Couples workshops on Jan. 24, March 21, May 16, July 18, Sept. 19 & Nov.14; or look into holding your San Francisco Catholic wedding at Old Saint Mary's Cathedral!

Paulist Center Bookstore: Get Ready for Advent and Christmas!
The Paulist Center has fabulous items for Advent and Christmas. Come visit us and see: we are around the corner from Old St. Mary's at 614 Grant Avenue.

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.

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!

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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
email us!
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Weekdays: 7:30AM, 12:05PM
Saturday: 12:05PM, 5PM Vigil
Sunday Masses:
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
Saturday: 4:00-4:30PM
Or by appointment anytim
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.