Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco, exteriorName of Church Star of the Sea

Address 4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone number (415) 751-0450


Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (Latin Tridentine) and 12:30 p.m.

Confessions 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. and by appointment.

Names of priests Father Mark Mazza, pastor.  Father Steve Meriwether, in residence.  Father Mazza is chaplain to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco.  For information on the Society, visit  Frather Mazza celebrated the first Tridentine Mass at the parish in 50 years on May 26, and now the Tridentine Mass is offered on Sundays at 11 a.m., at the request of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

School Yes, pre-K through 8th grade.

Special groups and activities Our Lady of Perpetual Help devotion on Tuesdays after the noon Mass, Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion on First Fridays after the noon Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (First Saturdays, Second Sundays, Second Thursdays, Last Fridays), Holy Rosary Sodality, Italian Catholic Federation, Pro-Life Committee, Holy Name Society, Altar Society.

Fellow parishioners  Anglo, Asian and now a significant number wishing to attend the Latin Mass.

Parking There is a good size lot behind the church, or you can park on the street.  It is also accessible by public transportation.

Additional observations  Star of the Sea Church is a historic church in the archdiocese of San Francisco.  It was established as a mission in 1887 and as a parish in 1894.  It is located in the Inner Richmond neighborhood, between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (don’t be surprised if it’s foggy!)  It’s an old San Francisco church in the traditional style; there’s a magnificent image of the Blessed Mother overhead near the altar area.