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

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By Brittany Doohan


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.


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.


“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