St. Charles Borromeo Parish


St. Charles Mass Schedule

Weekdays, Misa en Español:
Monday 5:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm

Sunday Mass Schedule
8:00 am (Spanish)
10:00 pm (Spanish)

Adoration of the Holy Sacrament: Monday- Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

Confessions:  Every Saturday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at St. Peters Church.
Weekdays by appointment only,
Please call the parish office to schedule your appointment.

The First Church Established in 1887

The New Church Established in 1917

One of the oldest parishes in the city, the Church of St. Charles Borromeo, was founded March 27, 1887, by the late Archbishop Riordan. The first Mass of the new Parish was celebrated in Cannon's Hall, above the Mission Street Police Station, at 17th and Howard Street.  

Land was purchased at 18th and Shotwell Street, and the contract let for the building of a Church in 1887. A fair was held in the new building to raise funds, and, on May 27, 1888, the Church was solemnly dedicated by the Very Rev. J. J. Prendergast, V. G., who also preached the dedication sermon. This building was later used as a grammar school and was for a time both Church and school. 

Father McDonald purchased the ground on which the Church now stands. Ground breaking for the new Church was begun in October, 1916. The new Church was completed in 1917. Built in the purely Mission style, its beautiful altar of wood, hand carved in every detail, is a copy of one of the famous altars in Spain. 





Religious Education

Classes are Saturdays from
9:00am to 11:00am
at St. Peters Church 
1200 Florida Street 
San Francisco, CA 94110
Office Hours Saturdays from
9:00am to 12:00pm.

St. Charles Borromeo Parish

713 South Van Ness Ave.(at 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: 415-824-1700
Office Hours: 9:00am- 6:00pm Mon- Fri

Pastor of St. Charles (Est.1887)

2017-Present: Rev. Moises Agudo
2014-17: Rev. John Jimenez
2003-14: Rev. Moises Agudo
1996-03: Rev. Msgr. Jose Rodriguez
1990-96: Rev. Francisco Mateos, CM.
1986-90: Rev Victor Elia, CM.
1980-86: Rev. Carlos Esparza, CM.