From the day of its dedication in 1854 to the present, Old St. Mary's witnessed and participated in the growth of a fascinating city.
During the past century, Old St. Mary's has never stopped reaching out to the community as a force for unity, reconciliation and spiritual peace. As conditions and circumstances in the parish have changed, the church has responded to them. Its survival and continuing ministry are living testimony to the vital power of love in Christ. The Paulist Fathers, the first religious community for men founded in this country, assumed responsibility for the church in 1894. Old St. Mary's has provided many opportunities to fulfill their mission of responding to the needs of the times.
Old Saint Mary's is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, close to Union Square, Nob Hill, the Financial District and Chinatown. We are nearby many of San Francisco's popular hotels and attractions, and easy to reach on foot, by public transportation, or by car.