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: 2015-16 School Year
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!
St. Mary’s International Pre-School Enrolling Now!
Enroll NOW! Scheduled to open in early June, the St. Mary’s International Preschool, featuring a Montessori-based curriculum, bilingual Mandarin-English, strives to develop resilient and collaborative youngsters to be Innovative Thinkers and World Citizens. Open to children 2-3/4 to 6 years of age. Information and applications available from Mrs. Ha. Please call 415-929-4691 for a tour!
News + Events
Farewell to Fr. Dan Chinese Banquet 7/31/2015
Join us Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:00 PM at theFar East Café (631 Grant Ave. SF, CA) Honoring Fr. Daniel E. McCotter, CSP for his 32 years of ministry to St. Mary’s School & Chinese Catholic Center, Holy Family Mission and Old St. Mary’s Fr. Daniel will be leaving his beloved San Francisco, Chinatown beginning of August. He is Pastor-elect of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Westwood, California. For reservations please call Lisa French at 415-929-4695. Tickets are $35.
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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!
Spiritual Reflects with Fr. Terry Ryan 9/19/2015
Fr. Louis Lallemant (1588-1635) was a Jesuit who has been an important influence on Pope Francis. Lallemant encouraged abandonment to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He saw that schools teach information but do not deal in transformation. He teaches us about Purity of Heart: to look at the desires of the interior where we find an inordinate appetite for honors, pleasures, and comforts of the world. God may let us sink into the wounds of sin, so that we will know our weakness. Only then can we experience God’s mercy. Thus Francis’ emphasis on mercy. Ultimately, the chief foundation of our spiritual life is knowledge of self and our wretchedness, rather than a series of disconnected spiritual experiences. Good feelings don’t change or challenge us. Deep prayer will come after Purity of Heart. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 AM to Noon 614 Grant Avenue (corner of Grant and California) Old St. Mary’s Paulist Center San Francisco, CA.
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!
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
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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
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.