Welcome to St. Paul's

a place where God lives

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Selecting a place of worship is a very personal decision and is influenced by many things in addition to your religion. As you settle into our community, I invite you to visit our parish in person, where you will find a vibrant, active, fun-loving community! St. Paul’s is a Catholic parish splendidly located in the heart of Noe Valley, and has a fascinating history with roots in the San Francisco immigrant experience.

Founded in 1880, our community still draws upon that legacy with parishioners that hail from the Mission District, Glen Park, the Castro, as well as beautiful Noe Valley. The synergy that results is reflected in our diversity and our community’s inclusive focus. Simply put, we are a community of friends and neighbors with a strong commitment to social justice and the family values that have made San Francisco a beacon to our nation. 

Come, worship with us any weekend. Masses offered Saturday 4:30 pm, and Sunday at 8:00 am or 9:15am, and stay for coffee & donuts following our 9:15 Mass, I look forward to meeting you!

Yours in faith and fellowship,
Rev. Mario P. Farana, Pastor


Thank you for your interest in St. Paul Catholic Church. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith, or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here. Our parish is a community of believers, as well as a spiritual family that is supportive and loving. It's a place to grow spiritually, to put our faith in action, and to use our gifts of time and talent as disciples of Christ.

We look forward to answering your questions; in the meantime, please look through the resources we’ve made available on these pages:

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I want to become Catholic


Frequently Asked Questions

When are masses held?

Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday 8:00 am and 9:15 am M-F 8:30 am Chapel Saturday Communion 8:30 am Chapel Reconciliation Saturday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
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How do I become Catholic?

Becoming a Catholic is a very profound and joyous experience. For information on the RCIA process, please call 415.648.7538 and ask for Terri Brady or Deacon Bill McLoughlin - or follow this link.
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Where is the church located?

St. Paul's is located in Noe Valley at the intersection of Church Street & Valley Street. Follow this link for an interactive map.
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