Please be advised that we have been instructed that we are not to have public Masses this weekend, July 12th (only live stream). So only Mass participants should be present.

Spanish 8:30am, Gospel Mass 10:45am. Click here to watch.

Read the Pentecost Bulletin here.

Please scroll down for COVID-19 updates and resources.



St. Paul of the Shipwreck

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Letter From the Pastor

                                                                                                                                     June 8, 2020

Dear Parishioners:

Welcome back to Church! You have been missed! Public Masses will begin on the Feast of

Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 14 th . Because of the need to sanitize our churches after each

liturgy, we will have to limit the number of Masses we offer. The schedule of Masses at our

three churches in the Bay View and Hunter’s Point will therefore be as follows:

All Hallows

Saturdays at 6:30 pm in Spanish [beginning June 20th]

Sundays at 8:30 am in English [beginning June 14th]

Our Lady of Lourdes

Sundays at 10:30 am in English [beginning June 14 th]

St. Paul of the Shipwreck

Sundays at 8:30 am in Spanish [beginning June 14th]

Sunday at 10:45 am in English [beginning June 14th]

Unfortunately, we cannot have Church the way we have normally been accustomed to having

it. Guidelines from the Archbishop and the Mayor dictate that some things have to be done

differently. Here is what is needed:

First of all, everyone must wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering the Church. We

will be using only one door for entrance; and hospitality ministers will be at the entrance to

ensure that people are following the guidelines. You will find baskets for donations as you

enter the Church. Please make your donation before the liturgy begins; and I beg you to be as

generous as you possibly can.

Please note that the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions should stay at home.

They are dispensed from physically being present at Mass. For those not attending in person,

Masses will continue to be streamed on the Internet. Please go to your parish web site for the

exact link.

When you enter the church, you will notice that every other pew has been blocked off. And

even in the pews being used, parishioners must sit six feet apart—unless they live in the same

household. No missalettes or hymnals will be available for common usage.

There will be no choirs, with singing to be led by one sole cantor accompanied by a musician.

There will be no hand holding at the Our Father nor any physical greeting at the Sign of Peace.

Nor will there be any congregational singing, as health officials have determined that singing

spreads the Coronavirus much more quickly and intensely than normal speech. Additionally, in

order to keep people in an enclosed environment for as short a period as possible, liturgies will

be limited to 40 minutes maximum.

We have been instructed to distribute Communion at the very end of Mass. When asked to do

so, you may come up to receive the Host, making sure that each person stays six feet apart

from the individual ahead of him or her. Ushers will direct parishioners to Communion pew-by-

pew. Any parishioners wearing gloves are asked to remove them for the reception of the

Sacrament. The priest or eucharistic minister will be wearing a mask and will have sanitized

their hands prior to distribution of the Host. Communion will be offered in the hands

only—without any touching. Following the reception of Communion, you are requested to

leave the Church, as the Mass will already have ended.

I apologize for having to give you so many instructions. However, as it is necessary at this time

for the safety of all of us. I know you join me in praying for a vaccine that will allow us to return

to a more normal liturgical celebration.

Yours in Christ,

Father Dan


Carta Del Pastor

                                                                                                                               8 de junio de 2020

Estimados feligreses:

¡Bienvenido de nuevo a la Iglesia! Les hemos extrañado! Las misas públicas comenzarán en la

Solemnidad de Corpus Christi, el domingo 14 de Junio. Debido a la necesidad de desinfectar

nuestras iglesias después de cada liturgia, tendremos que limitar el número de misas que

ofrecemos. El horario de misas en nuestras tres Iglesias en Bay View y Hunter’s Point será el


Todos santos

Sábados a las 6:30 pm en español [a partir del 20 de junio]

Domingos a las 8:30 am en inglés [a partir del 14 de junio]

Nuestra señora de Lourdes

Domingos a las 10:30 am en inglés [a partir del 14 de junio]

San Pablo del Naufragio

Domingos a las 8:30 am en español [a partir del 14 de junio]

Domingo a las 10:45 am en inglés [a partir del 14 de junio]

Desafortunadamente, no podemos regresar a la Iglesia de la forma en que normalmente

estamos acostumbrados a tenerla. Las pautas del Arzobispo y el Alcalde dictan que algunas

cosas deben hacerse de manera diferente. Esto es lo que se necesita:

En primer lugar, todos deben usar una máscara y desinfectar sus manos al ingresar a la Iglesia.

Usaremos solo una puerta para la entrada; y los ministros de hospitalidad estarán en la entrada

para asegurar que las personas sigan las pautas. Encontrará canastas para recibir la colecta al

ingresar a la Iglesia. Haga su donación antes de que comience la liturgia; y les ruego que sean

tan generoso como puedan.

Tenga en cuenta que los ancianos y las personas con problemas de salud deben quedarse en

casa. Se les exime de estar físicamente presentes en la Misa. Para aquellos que no asisten en

persona, las Misas continuarán transmitiéndose por Internet.

Notarás que algunas bancas han sido bloqueadas. E incluso en las bancas que se usan, los

feligreses deben sentarse a seis pies de distancia, a menos que vivan en la misma casa. No

habrá misales o himnarios disponibles para uso común. No habrá coros, y el canto será dirigido

por un único cantor acompañado por un músico. No se rezará el Padre Nuestro tomados de las

manos ni ningún saludo físico en el Signo de la Paz. Tampoco habrá ningún canto


Se nos ha pedido distribuir la Comunión al final de la Misa. Cuando se le solicite, puede venir a

recibirla, asegurándose de que cada persona se mantenga a seis pies de distancia de la persona

que tiene delante. Las personas de hospitalidad dirigirán a los feligreses a la comunión banca

por banca. Se pide a los feligreses que si usan guantes que se los quiten para la recepción del

Sacramento. El sacerdote o ministro eucarístico usará una máscara y habrá desinfectado sus

manos antes de la distribución de la Comunión. La comunión se ofrecerá solo en las manos, sin

tocarla. Después de la recepción de la Comunión, se le pide que abandone la Iglesia, ya que la

Misa ya habrá terminado.

Pido disculpas por tener que darles tantas instrucciones. Sin embargo, como es necesario en

este momento para la seguridad de todos nosotros. Sé que se unen a mí para orar por una

vacuna que nos permita regresar a una celebración litúrgica más normal.

Suyo en Cristo

Padre Daniel Carter







Prayer Schedule


Sunday Service

5:00 PM Saturday (Vigil Mass) 

7:00 AM Sunday Mass (English) 

8:30 AM Sunday Mass (Español)

10:45 AM Sunday - Gospel Mass 

Every Sunday during Lent, we will have 2 Stations of the Cross starting at 10:35am prior to the Gospel Mass

1:00 PM Last Sunday of the Month - Igbo Mass

Weekday Service

7:15 AM Mass in Friary Chapel, Tuesday - Friday

Every Friday during Lent, we will have the full "Stations of the Cross" in English following the 7:15am Mass

More Upcoming Events

We encourage our church family to get together outside of worship times. Our church offers a range of social, learning and volunteer events that help strengthen our members as individuals and as a community.

Image by Danielle Cerullo
Blood pressure reader
Hands Up
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Get your Zumba on with our very own Myrna Bulos! Classes are held every Monday from 6:30-7:30p in the Eunice Willette Room. Be prepared to dance, sweat and have an amazing time!

In an attempt to promote the physical health and well-being of our parishioners and guests, we offer free blood pressure checks every third Sunday of the month in the Eunice Willette Room following the 10:45 AM Gospel Mass.

Is someone close to you incarcerated? Find comfort and community in our Restorative Justice Support 
Group. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month in the FRANCIS Center starting at 6:30 pm.

Prostate Health Group for African American Men

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Bayview Hunters Point Clinic at the Arthur H. Coleman Medical Center. Their mission is to provide a safe and supportive place where men can come together for dialogue and education.

Our Community

St. Paul of the Shipwreck is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. We lead our congregation in worship, deepening the connection to God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith.

We have a long, proud history of serving the people of San Francisco. Through the dedication of our leadership, staff members and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. Contact us today to find out more about becoming part of the St. Paul of the Shipwreck community.


“This is my story... This is my song.”

-Blessed Assurance

Contact Us

1122 Jamestown Ave San Francisco CA United States 94124

(415) 468-3434


(415) 468-3434

1122 Jamestown Ave San Francisco CA United States 94124

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