Available Opportunities

Love God, Serve Others, Be Yourself

Catechists are needed for our Pilgrims (Grades 1-6) and Confirmation (Grades 7-8) Programs.

Classes meet on Sunday mornings (Pilgrims) and evenings (Confirmation). Materials and support will be provided. Prior experience, while welcome, is not necessary. If you are interested in these opportunities or wish to learn more, please contact Lisa Freese, Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation.

Please note that the Archdiocese of San Francisco requires Virtus training and a background check for any staff or volunteers working with children.

Lisa Freese, lcfreese@usfca.edu

Acolytes/Altar Servers

Acolytes assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Adult Faith Formation (AFF) Speaker Series

The AFF Speaker Series provides opportunities for adults to nurture their faith, including a renowned speaker series on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 am Mass.

Advent Giving Tree

Every holiday season, St. Ignatius Parish generously supports children, teens, adults and seniors in need through the Advent Giving Tree Project.

Bike to Worship

All levels of bike riders welcome! Following Mass and a blessing of the bikes, adults and children ride through Golden Gate Park. The afternoon highlights include a picnic lunch and fun prizes.

Brown Bag Lunch Weekend

St. Ignatius Brown Bag Lunch Weekend is a year-round outreach program aimed at helping to feed the hungry, by providing homemade sack lunches donated by parishioners each month.

Building Preservation Committee

Reviews the maintenance, preservation and enhancement of the existing building structures and makes recommendations as necessary.

Children's Faith Formation

St. Ignatius Pilgrims is a Pre-K through 8th grade children’s faith formation program that focuses on forming students to develop a personal relationship with God, an emerging sense of authentic self, and an orientation toward service with a heart for justice through Ignatian pedagogy. Our program includes First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation.

Christmas Emporium

For one Sunday in December, the parish invites vendors from around the Bay Area to join us for a day of shopping and holiday fun. Santa visits. There are gifts to fit every budget. It is a way to do some Christmas shopping as well as mingle with other parishioners.

Church Building and Preservation Committee

The Committee advises the pastor and staff by soliciting and reviewing proposals for the long-term maintenance, preservation, and enhancement of the historic church building, its infrastructure, and systems.

Communications Strategy Team

Assists with development of the Parish strategy and priorities for internal and external communications.


Preparing to receive Confirmation is a time of reflection on one’s faith. This allows the person to better understand, and take more responsibility for his or her relationship with God. At St. Ignatius Parish, Confirmation is a two-year program of preparation with the Sacrament received during 8th grade.

Confirmation for Adults

Baptized Roman Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation are strongly encouraged to do so. The path depends upon one’s prior catechesis or instruction.

Conscience Formation Series

Forming Our Consciences: Practicing Our Faith in a World of Gray, is a six-part series examining the formation of one’s conscience in a world that is often not black nor white, but gray. The series of six interconnected talks, delivered by distinguished spiritual guides and leaders, will take place over the course of the fall in 2021, and will include remarks alongside the opportunity for reflection and sharing. Register

Dead of Winter Event

During the month of January or February, the parish hosts a fun family event. It is designed not as a fundraiser, but as an event to bring parishioners together to have fun and get to know each other.

Development Committee

Coordinates, directs and schedules appeals for financial contributions and other resources, as well as, schedules special collections and fund-raising events for the parish.

Development Office Assistants

Assist the Director with day to day operations of the office such as mailings, data entry, database queries, analysis of information and preparing reports.

Discernment Series: Racial Justice

Discernment Series: Racial Justice offers an opportunity for education and theological reflection to discern ways we can work for racial justice in our daily lives through the framework of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Sunday Egg Hunt is always a great community event attracting over 400 parishioner, both young and old.

Easter Vigil Reception

Following the Easter Vigil Mass, the Parish celebrates and welcomes the newly initiated members of the Church with light snacks and drinks in the vestibule of the church.

Eucharist for the Homebound

Do you know someone who is homebound and would like to have a parishioner bring the the Eucharist? Contact our parish ministry, Neighbor to Neighbor, to get connected with someone who can bring you or your loved one Communion during the week. To reach someone at Neighbor to Neighbor, please call the front office: (415) 422-2188.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are lay individuals who help administer the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and help the priest distribute the Body and Blood of Christ.

Finance and Investment Committee

Consults with the Pastor, staff and other Commissions regarding expenditures, preparation of budgets, and legal compliance.

Friends of Ignatius / Jesuit Alumni Programs

Friends of Ignatius is a community for those whose character and faith have been touched by Jesuit ministries.

Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry that embraces pregnant mothers in need and their unborn child by providing spiritual, emotional and material support.

Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus began in 2000 to respond to an unmet need for free transportation, so that children could be united with their parents in prison.


Good Shepherd Gracenter is a residential facility for women in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction. Volunteers can help by teaching a class once or twice a year.

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters & Ushers provide an atmosphere of hospitality by welcoming and assisting visitors and worshippers before Mass begins.

Gubbio Project

The fourth Friday of every month at 6:30 AM, parishioners of St. Ignatius Parish prepare, serve, and share breakfast with homeless men and women at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Mission District.

Habitat for Humanity

St. Ignatius Parish has been a regular supporter of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to build stable ownership housing for needy families while fostering community involvement.

Healing Our Soul Sickness - An Anti-Racist Syllabus

St. Ignatius Parish offers a running resource/syllabus for responding to and learning about racism - "Healing Our Soul Sickness: An Anti-Racist Syllabus"

Hospitality Hosts

Following a powerful and moving Requiem Mass in St. Ignatius Parish’s acoustically rich church, we gather in the vestibule of the church for light snacks and drinks. This beautiful evening is a gift to both our music loving parishioners and those outside our parish.

Investment Committee

Helps set investment policy and manage Parish investments to meet long-term needs including preservation of the church building.

Las Vecinas de El Salvador

Las Vecinas de El Salvador is a Social Ministries Program that works to maintain an ongoing relationship with the people of El Salvador through our sister parish of San Antonio in Soyapango.

Laudato si' Circle at St. Ignatius Parish

Laudato si' Circle is a ministry wherein small groups of people meet regularly to deepen their relationship with God as creator and with all members of creation.


Lectors participate in nourishing the faith of believers by proclaiming the Scripture passages for the Liturgy of the Word during a Mass.

Lenten Resources 2020

St. Ignatius Parish welcomes our community to reflection and prayer this Lenten season. All are invited to use the resources, worship opportunities, and prompts for reflections that we have gathered on this page.

Liturgical Environment Committee (LEC)

LEC identifies major liturgical events celebrated throughout the year. The committee meets once a month, or as-needed to prepare for liturgical seasons and devotional celebrations.

Magis Meals

Magis Meals is a young adult faith formation opportunity at St. Ignatius Parish, a chance for virtual fellowship and community discussion led over Zoom.

Manresa Gallery

Manresa Gallery juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art to highlight diverse expressions of faith. It provides a space for local and international artists to contemplate and expand spiritual practices through artistic expression and community dialogue.

Men's Retreat

The Men's Retreat, a half-day event held in late October, is a special time for reflection and discussion on the meaning of the Word in the daily lives of men in our contemporary, pluralistic society.

Music Ministry and Choirs

At St. Ignatius Parish, we have a deep appreciation for liturgical music and encourage our parishioners to participate in our music ministries. There are three separate choirs that sing for the Masses on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Name Tag Month

As part of our Parish’s effort to be a welcoming and inviting community, Name Tag Month is held in the spring and fall each year, where worshippers and visitors are invited to wear a name tag during Mass. Although a simple concept, Name Tag Month has proven to be a popular and effective way to help our community get to know each other by name, and becoma a worshipping community one with each other..

Neighbor to Neighbor in Time of Need

Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor is a group of St. Ignatius Parish volunteers who work together to periodically assist other parishioners in need.

Nursing and Convalescent Home Ministry

St. Ignatius Parish has adopted Hayes Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco, as the focus of our Nursing and Convalescent Home Ministry.

POSTPONED | St. Ignatius Parish Phased Reopen Plan

Parish COVID-19 & Spiritual Resources

St. Ignatius Parish will share updates here regarding COVID-19 information, church events and ministries, and spiritual resources.

Parish Commissions

Commissions are groups of selected parishioners who work together to give direction to each aspect of Parish life: Administration, Formation, Outreach, Community and Worship. Each Commission sets both short-term and long-term goals and action plans that are consistent with the Mission Statement of the Parish.

Parish Council

The Parish Council provides a common direction and focus for the Parish as a whole and sets the vision for the five working Commissions.

Parish Fair

At the end of September following a combined 10:00 am Mass, our biggest community building event brings together over 500 adults and children. Held on the lawn outside the church we gather for a delicious BBQ lunch, silent auction, raffle and fun and games for the whole family.

Parish Office Support

There are many ways to be of service by assisting in the Parish Office.

Parish Picnic

This event is held each September after a combined 10 am Sunday Mass (9:30 am & 11:00 am Masses combined). We gather just outside the church on the USF lawn for delicious BBQ lunch, silent auction, raffle, and fun & games for the whole family. It is a popular event and brings 300+ parishioners together for a fun-filled day.

Parish Solidarity Network

The Solidarity Network at St. Ignatius Parish aims to raise awareness around the issues immigrant and refugee members of our community face, explore how society can better respond to those issues, and provide support to immigrants and refugees needing assistance.

Performance Space Rentals at St. Ignatius Church

St. Ignatius Church offers a dynamic space and stellar acoustics for celebrated musical performances, and welcomes inquiries to book our sacred space for your choir or choral group.

Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee of St. Ignatius Parish is a part of the Respect Life Program of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, formed to implement the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Returning Catholics

Are you a Catholic who seldom comes to church anymore? Do you feel separated from the Church in some ways? Are you running into obstacles in your personal faith journey? We offer support to encourage returning Catholics and to anyone facing obstacles or questions in the practice of their faith.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is for those wishing to be baptized as Catholics, for baptized Christians who would like to join the Catholic community, for baptized Catholics seeking preparation for First Communion or Confirmation, and finally for anyone reconnecting with the Catholic Church after a long absence.

SI Athletics

We have the opportunity to form SI CYO teams for 3rd-8th graders. Is your child ready to play as an SI Don?

Sacristan Assistants

Assist our Sacristans with preparing the church for funerals and sacraments, and keeping our sacred space in good order.

Sandwich Saturday

On Sandwich Saturday, volunteers come together to make 700 sandwiches for a local homeless shelter.

Shelter Meal Program

The Shelter Meal Program at St. Ignatius Parish serves San Francisco residents in need solely through the work of volunteers. Volunteers prepare wholesome meals for our brothers and sisters who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless, without permanent shelter, or in need of assistance.

Simple Needs Sundays

Simple Needs Sundays are regular Parish collection drives in support of the most basic and urgent needs of our homeless and struggling neighbors.

St. Agnes Snack Bag Food Drive

The needs for this food drive have changed. Held every third weekend of the month.

St. Ignatius Bookstore - In All Things

Find what you need for your spiritual journey at In All Things, our parish bookstore. As a ministry of St. Ignatius Parish, we curate books and products that spark wonder, foster engagement, and guide discernment. In All Things is open online, and purchases are available for socially distant pickup.

St. Ignatius in the Neighborhood

Several times throughout the year, our parishioners graciously open their homes to neighboring parishioners. This event creates a more intimate opportunity for us to get to know St. Ignatius parishioners in our own neighborhood.

Star Community

Star Community, a project of Catholic Charities, located in a former convent in the Richmond District of San Francisco, provides short-term housing and services to single mothers and their children in need.

Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Occasional talks on traditional or contemporary theological, social or political issues. A series of lectures, geared to RCIA participants, but open to all parishioners, so that they might refresh or deepen their understanding of particular area of the Catholic faith.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

This is an opportunity for "finding God in all things".

Votive Candle Ministers

Help keep our sacred shrines and side altars brightly lighted with the prayerful intentions of our parishioners and visitors.

Welcoming Committee

This newly formed committee has been developed to welcome new members of our parish, introduce them to other parishioners, and encourage their participation in a variety of ways. Occasional cocktail receptions are planned after our 5:00 pm Mass for new parishioners to meet Fr. Greg as well as other members of the parish.

Women's Retreat

The Women's Retreat, a half-day event held in late October, is a special time for reflection and discussion on the meaning of the Word in the daily lives of women in our contemporary, pluralistic society.

Women's Spirituality Group

Following the Women's Retreat, help form a women's spirituality group.

Youth Ministry

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