Pastoral Care


We are here for you!

Senior Lunch

We often describe St. Mary’s as a community. One of the ways this is most true is in our care and concern for one another during times of hardship, loss, and stress. In the Church, we call this “Pastoral Care.” In the midst of sickness, death, trauma, the birth of a baby, or any other major transition, we are here for each other – in prayer but also in action. If you think you or someone you love may be in need of pastoral counseling, special prayers, a visit at home, some help with meals or transportation, spiritual companionship, or some other kind of care, let the clergy know by calling St. Mary’s office at 415-921-3665 or emailing at

Pastoral Care is truly a ministry of the people.

We are a spiritual support team, and offer nourishment, both spiritual and physical, as well as open hearts and minds and ears to those who ask for our presence.

The Pastoral Care Ministry Team is made up of a devoted group of parishioners who are willing and able to be with parishioners in prayer and provide emotional support in times of joy, illness, loss, grief, loneliness, addiction and other life events.

Pastoral Counseling: St. Mary’s clergy are here for you in times of need. Please feel free to contact a member of the clergy during business hours. Consult the directory for email addresses, direct phone numbers and extensions or dial 415-921-3665 and follow the prompts.

Emergencies Pastoral Care After Hours: A member of St. Mary’s clergy is available to provide emergency pastoral care when the office is closed. To reach an on-call clergy after business hours dial 415-921-3665 and press 4. You will be connected directly to that person.

Pastoral Offerings

Kindred Nursing Home
The Rev. Nancy Bryan and Jan Bolles provide communion services monthly at the Kindred Nursing Home on Pine and Divisadero the fourth Sunday of the month. For information, please contact Nancy Bryan at


Virtual Pocket Prayers

Lord, Today is a new day and we know not what it will bring.”
Make us ready, Lord, for whatever it may be.
If we are to stand, help us to stand bravely,
If we are to sit still, help us to sit quietly.
If we are to lie low, help us to do it patiently.
And if we are to do nothing, let us do it gallantly.
Make these words more than words, Dear Lord,
And give us the Spirit of Jesus. In Your Name, we pray. Amen.

Loving God, we ask your guidance for all children who seek to live and learn freely, whose thoughts are filled with hope for their future.  Guide them in the days to come to fulfill your promise of life everlasting through the power of Your Love.      Amen.