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!
Holy Week & Easter Schedule
The Parish & Staff of Old Saint Mary's & Holy Family Chinese Mission wishes you a peaceful Holy Week and a Joyful Easter!
Monday, March 30: 7:30AM
& 12:05PM Masses
Tuesday, March 31: 7:30AM & 12:05PM Masses;
Noontime Concert: St. Gregory of Nyssa Church Choir
Wednesday, April 1: 7:30AM
& 12:05PM Masses
Holy Thursday, April 2: 7:30AM Morning Prayer
12:05PM Communal Reconciliation Service
6:15PM Mass of the Lord's Supper
8PM Evening Prayer
Good Friday, April 3: 7:30AM Morning Prayer
12:00-3PM Seven Last Words Service & Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
3PM Liturgy of the Lord's Passion (Chinese)
Holy Saturday, April 4:
8:30PM: The Great Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday, April 5:
8AM, 9:15AM Mass of the Lord's Resurrection
11:15AM Parish Unity Mass of the Lord's Resurrection
Easter Cake in the Auditorium following the 11:15 Mass
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 activities and after-care programs. We are conveniently located near downtown and the financial district! All teachers are accredited by the State of California. 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 2015-16 school year. View our video now, or visit the St. Mary's Chinese Catholic School website today to learn more!
News + Events
Taize Evening Prayer: 3/26/2015
Join us Thursday evenings at 6:30PM for Taize Prayer.
Taize Prayer is a meditative, candlelit prayer service centering around music, ecumenical form of prayer and silence. Make us part of your Lenten Journey!
Stations of the Cross, Fridays During Lent: 3/27/2015
All are invited to come and join in this favorite Lenten prayer. FRIDAYS of Lent at 5:15PM.
Town Hall Meeting 3/28
Our next parish life planning meeting will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in Hecker Hall. As we continue to look to ideas for the direction of our parish Please attend this meeting to hear and share ideas about our future as a parish!
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!
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!
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!
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!