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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Liturgy & Ministry Schedules

Altar Servers

Altar serving is one of the oldest ministries in the Church. It is a great opportunity to grow closer to God and to serve in a very solemn manner at the Mass. This ministry helps to assist the priest throughout Eucharistic celebrations and is for adults and children (6th grade and up). Contact Giovanna Hrvatin at for more information.

Click here to find the current schedule for our Altar Servers.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:  In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord.  If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him.

Readers:  The reader is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. He/She may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings.

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Greeters are the people that our parishioners and visitors first meet upon entering the Church.

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee’s role is advisory. It assesses the needs of the worshiping assembly and regularly evaluates practices to see that those needs are being met. The committee provides direction for those who prepare liturgies. It provides for the liturgical education of all parishioners. The liturgy committee promotes the development of competent liturgical ministers. It sets goals for the progress of the liturgical life of the parish; and helps the parish see the connection between worship and Christian living. The Liturgy Committee meets nine times annually.

Music Ministry 

St. Stephen's music program includes choral and instrumental ensembles, with members of all ages. With a wide variety of music in our collective repertoire, we strive to facilitate - for both our parishioners, and visitors - a meaningful worship experience through active participation.

To volunteer for these ministries, please contact our Parish Office.