St. Stephen PUBLIC Masses are Temporarily Suspended by the order of the San Francisco Health Department and Archbishop Cordileone

ALL Sunday Masses have been temporarily suspended by order of the San Francisco health department and Archbishop Cordileone effective immediately. The Church is open Mondays through Saturdays for the 8:00 am mass and remains open for private devotions until 4:00 pm. Our 9:30 a.m. LIVESTREAM Sunday Mass will continue until further notice. For details, call 415-681-2444.

 
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Becoming Catholic

Step 1: Learn About Catholicism

One of the best ways you can learn about the Catholic Faith is to visit our Parish and let us know that you are interested in learning more about the Faith.

To get started with an overview of Catholic teaching, you can consult the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Step 2: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

If you have decided that you want to become Catholic, you will participate in a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). In RCIA, you will learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ and how to put His teachings into practice by living as part of the Catholic community, by serving others, and by praying to God.

To learn more about RCIA, please contact our Parish Office.

Step 3: Sacraments of Christian Initiation

If you have not been baptized, the Christian initiation process prepares you to become a Catholic Christian by celebrating in the Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion (Eucharist).

If you have been baptized in another Christian tradition, only the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist are required to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Upon receiving these Sacraments, you will become a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

For more information about Baptism, please contact our Parish Office to arrange an appointment with the Pastor.