Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass

A Filipino tradition marking the start of a novena being held in various parishes across the Archdiocese as a spiritual preparation for Christmas. The Commissioning is an annual Blessing for the various parish leaders who will coordinate the novena in their parishes. Participants carrying their "parol" are blessed by the celebrant and "commissioned to share the "Light of Christ" with their parish community. 6:30 PM Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass Una tradición filipina que marca el inicio de una novena que se lleva a cabo en varias parroquias de la Arquidiócesis como preparación espiritual para la Navidad. La Puesta en Marcha es una bendición anual para los diversos líderes parroquiales que coordinarán la novena en sus parroquias. Los participantes que llevan su "parol" son bendecidos por el celebrante y "comisionados para compartir la "Luz de Cristo" con su comunidad parroquial. 6:30 PM Misa de puesta en marcha de Simbang Gabi.

Event Series Through the Darkness into New Light

Through the Darkness into New Light

Msgr. Bowe Room 1111 Gough St. Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA, United States

These free sessions on the third Friday of each month provide information on the grieving process and on tips on coping with the loss of a loved one. This is an opportunity to mourn in a safe, private and confidential setting. Refreshments will be provided. To reach Monsignor Bowe Room go to the Cleary Street (West)  side of the Cathedral and enter through the iron gate and enter the door at the right. Refreshments will be provided. Contact the Facilitator at (415) 567-2020 Ext. 203 or email  Individual one-on-one Spiritual Care Support is also available by appointment.  

Blessing of Expectant Parents

Special Blessing at all Masses:
Saturday Dec. 16 5:30 PM Mass
Sunday Dec. 17 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM (Español)

Cookies and Carols - A Festive Event

Traditional Carols and Christmas Music St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, St. Brigid School Honor Choir Accompanied by your favorite cookies and Desserts $25 Adults, $15 Seniors and Students, Under 5 FREE Please call 415-567-2020 Ext 213 to reserve your tickets. Tickets also available at the Cathedral Gift Shop, and at the door.