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!
See our Christmas Schedule on the sidebar or below!
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, and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. 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
Thanskgiving Mass and Celebration: 11/28/2013
The Parish and Staff of Old Saint Mary's wished you a Happy Thanksgiving! Join us in giving thanks on Thursday, November 28 at 11:15 for Thanksgiving Day mass, followed by a Thnaksgiving meal with all the trimmings in the auditorium (below the church).
Please note: church offices will be closed on Thursday Nov. 28 and Fri. Nov. 29 in observance of the Holiday!
Celebrate Christmas at Old Saint Mary's!
Make Old Saint Mary's part of your Christmas celebration. Join us on Tuesday, December 24 for the 5PM Vigil mass. At 11PM, we begin our Christmas Concert with carols, followed immediately by Midnight Mass at 12AM (Midnight). On Christmas Day we will celebrate mass at 8:00AM, 9:15AM and 11:15AM (Parish Unity Mass). See you then!
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!
Advent Giving Tree is Here!
Help make someone's Christmas a little brighter. Take a tag and contribute to our Advent Giving Tree. Local recipients of the Advent gifts this year are Leland House, Raphael House, Downtown Senior Center, Asian Women’s Resource Center, St. Anthony Foundation & CYO-OMI Senior Center. Gifts must be in by December 13; we also need volunteers to help us shop for gifts. Please call 415-288-3800 to help or for more information.
December Friendship Banquet: 12/10/2013
On December 10, 2013, help us prepare and serve meals to guests of the Friendship Banquet, for homeless suffering from HIV/AIDS. Old Saint Mary's & Holy Family Chinese Mission will serve meals Tuesday, December 10, 2013 beginning at 12:30PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. To volunteer, please call us at 415-288-3800.
Martin Luther: A Spiritual Workshop with Fr. Terry Ryan 12/7/2013
Join Fr. Terry Ryan on Saturday, Dec 7 at 9AM for a Spiritual workshop on Martin Luther,1483-1546. Luther was an ordained German Augustinian Monk, with a doctorate in biblical theology. His spiritual issue was the fear of judgment. He could find no peace. His insights into the Epistle to the Romans opened him to God’s acceptance, mercy and grace. All are welcome. Workshop is free but donations are accepted.
Advent & Christmas Gifts at the Paulist Center: 12/2013
The Paulist center has a wide range of creches, ornaments, advents wreaths and gifts for your holiday needs! Come visit our store at 614 Grant Avenue (around the corner from Old Saint Mary's).
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
Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve:
5PM Vigil Mass
11PM Christmas Concert with Carols
Wednesday, December 25: Christmas
12AM Midnight Mass
Monday and Wednesday-Saturday: after 12:05PM Mass
Or by appointment anytime
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.