Welcome Newcomers

We, the staff and parishioners, wish to welcome you to St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Parish in the heart of the Noe Valley District of the City and County of San Francisco.  Our parish was established over 100 years ago in 1910. This was to provide for the needs of a growing Roman Catholic community in the Upper Noe Valley. In its early years, the Irish were predominant, but the parish was and is an ethnic and cultural mix, welcoming to all.  The parish of today has a long and rich history and tradition.

            We are proud of our excellent St. Philip the Apostle Elementary School, established in 1938, serving students from Kindergarten through eight grade. From its inception, the school was staffed by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (B.V.M.), a community of Religious Sisters founded in these United Sates in 1833 and centered in Dubuque, Iowa. The Sisters are no longer staffing our school, but the tradition of Religious and Academic excellence that they helped to create is continued by a committed and competent lay faculty and staff. As part of the Educational Apostolate and Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, we are responsible to the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools.  We are certified by the Western Catholic Educational Association (W.C.E.A.) and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (W.A.S.C.).

            In order to meet the needs of our local community, we established St. Philip’s Pre-school in 2005 for children aged 3-5 years. By means of varied pre-school schedules and programs, we strive to meet the needs of the modern family.

            St. Philip’s is a Catholic Christian community of faith bonded together by our belief in Jesus Christ, our trust in the intercession and protection of Holy Mary, the Blessed Mother of God and our commitment to striving to live the ideals of the Great Commandment of Jesus, “to love God and to express this love of God through love of neighbor.” We are a community of various ethnicities, nationalities, and ages in various stages and states of life. The Divine Liturgy of the Mass, the Holy Eucharist, and the Sacraments are the focus of our life and spirituality.

            We look forward to your joining us and our community at our 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses or at our Saturday 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass.

            May God bless you now and always!

Reverend Stephen H. Howell,
Pastor

 

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When are masses held?

Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel Holy Days: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Confessions: 4:15 p.m.
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Where is the church located?

An interactive map with driving directions from your location is available on this website.
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