Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church: A Spiritual Home for All People

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By Brittany Doohan


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Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Christian community in the Roman Catholic tradition that shares God’s compassion and love with all people. Whether you’re young, old, single, in a relationship, straight, gay, healthy or sick, the Most Holy Redeemer Church welcomes you with open arms. MHR describes itself as "an inclusive Catholic community — embracing all people of good faith — Catholics as well as those people interested in learning about the Catholic experience — regardless of their background, gender, race, social status or sexual orientation," according to Wikipedia.

The Parish was established in November of 1900 to serve those living in Eureka Valley — which then was mostly an Irish, Italian and German population — and was dedicated on Christmas Day in 1901. As the demographics continued to evolve (aka when the gays came to town), so did MHR.


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Archbishop John R. Quinn, who passed away in 1995, regularly visited this parish; especially during the 40 Hours Vigil held annually throughout the 1980s in support of people who were HIV-positive and their caregivers, according to Wikipedia.

The MHR Church holds many events, including the Parish Pancake Breakfast and an annual Parish Summer Picnic.


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“I am a member of this parish and was married here. This parish embodies what Christianity, and in particular post-Vatican II Catholicism is supposed to be, i.e., focused on love, good works, social justice, and the cultivation of one's faith. The first Mass I experienced here was transformative. This is a very special place indeed,” said Yelper Eric P.

Worship hours:

Monday-Saturday: 8AM Mass
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45PM-4:30PM
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5PM
Sunday Mass: 8AM and 10AM
Holy Days: 8AM and 7:30PM

Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
100 Diamond St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 863-6259
www.mhr.org