We're happy you're visiting

The Cathedral is visited by thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year.  We're happy you're planning to make the Cathedral a stop on your visit. Hours and Tours: The Cathedral is open every day from 9:00 am until 5pm (opens at 9:30am on Saturdays) for visits.  We kindly ask that you refrain from touring the Cathedral during Mass times (see below). The Docent Program also offers special group tours and a school program. Schedule a group tour by calling 415-567-2020 Ext. 207.

Mass Times

All information below refers only to when we are open after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Archbishop Mass

When the Archbishop celebrates Mass, you can stream from the link below.

Live Mass

Watch current or recent live-streamed Masses at St. Mary's YouTube Channel. 

Virtual Tour

Click the link below to see a virtual tour of the Cathedral.

Getting here

The Cathedral is located at Gough St. and Geary St. in San Francisco.  Set your coordinates to 1111 Gough St. San Francisco, CA.  If you're using MUNI, the 49, 38, and 31 all stop within walking distance of the Cathedral. WESTBOUND:  The 38 GEARY stops on the corner of Gough; EASTBOUND: The 38 Geary stops on Geary at Laguna within walking distance. The 38R GEARY R stops on Geary/Starr King corner further down the hill. If you're driving, free parking is available at the Gough Street entrance.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is located in the North Entrance Mezzanine level of the Cathedral on Geary Street. (Access from the Cathedral is by stairway near the north entrance of the Cathedral or by the elevator.) You will find the perfect gift for Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, and other important occasions, as well as souvenirs from the wide selection of unique and beautiful gifts in every price range:

  • Cathedral souvenirs and photo guide books

  • Icons from Greece

  • Crosses from Greece, the Holy Land and Italy

  • Italian statues and ceramics

  • Large selection of rosaries and medals

  • Selections of bibles, books and missals

  • Holy cards in English and Spanish

  • CDs featuring organ music on the Cathedral Rufatti Organ

  • CDs and DVDs of sacred music and feature films

  • Products from the Holy Land, Peru, Ecuador, India, Indonesia and Korea

  • San Francisco souvenirs

Business Hours


Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (closed for lunch 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday: 11 a.m -5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.)
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.)

Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, National Holidays.

Manager: Maria Elena De Leon - 415-567-4040
Telephone your order today.
All major credit cards accepted. Mail orders available.


Mass Times

Public Masses are subject to change, so please see the Events Page or call the Office 415-567-2020 for updated information and open hours for the Cathedral.

Live-streamed Mass can be viewed on the St. Mary's YouTube Channel

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m.
12:10 p.m.

8:00 a.m. –Chapel
5:30 p.m. (Vigil Mass) – Organ and Cantor

7:30 a.m. – Organ and Cantor
9:00 a.m. (Gregorian Chant) – Schola Cantorum
11:00 a.m. – Cathedral Choir (Choir on vacation July and August)
1:00 p.m. (Español) – Coro Hispano

For religious and federal holidays go to the Masses and Services page.

First Wednesdays: 3:00 pm
Traditional Latin Mass Confessions are available.  For more information email Deacon R. Christoph Sandoval, Latin Mass Coordinator

First Fridays: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Takes place at the Blessed Sacrament Altar to the left of the Main Altar.
Benediction at 4:45 pm before closing at 5:00 pm.

Visitor Parking
Any space available except Permit Parking Only spaces are free while visiting the Cathedral.

Permit Parking
Teachers and students at Sacred Heart may apply for a parking permit in the Cathedral Office.