The exterior of St. Benedict's Parish for the Deaf, there is a sign with mass times in front of the church

Welcome to our parish

It is our pleasure and privilege to have you join St. Benedict Parish. Our parish serves parishioners from San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties as well as the Bay Area and Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco.

We extend our hands and hearts to you in Christian hospitality, whether you are a long-term area resident, newly arrived, or just in town for the weekend. We are pleased to welcome you to our parish.

We are proud of our many parishioners and their involvement in the ministries described on this website. Our parish ministries could not be successful without a tremendous commitment of time, talent, and treasure on their part, along with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Please take a moment to review this site, and, after registering with our parish, please consider participating in one or more of our ministries. Please share your talents with our community. Both our parish community and your own life will be enriched by the process.

To register with the parish, contact the parish office at our voice phone: (415) 567-9855 or direct video phones: (415) 255-5837 or (415) 255-5768. Thereafter, we encourage you to contact us regarding any of the ministries listed in this website so that you may become more involved in our community. 

The website is also a means of reaching out to our dear friends who no longer live in the Bay Area but would like to keep in touch and donate to St. Benedict’s. Thus, a donation page has also been established. Simply click on donation and follow the instructions. Every dollar donated is really appreciated!

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Fr Paul Zirimenya

Father Paul Zirimenya


Sunday Mass 10:30 AM – As of September 30, we will hold mass at 25% capacity/up to 100 people inside the church, in accordance with local health guidelines. We will observe safety protocols including the use of masks, social distancing, sanitation, and ventilation.

For “how to make your contribution online”—please click here.


Sunday – 10:30 AM ASL with voice interpretation English, at 25% capacity per local public health regulations

Address and phones

St. Benedict Parish for the Deaf
at St. Francis Xavier Church

1801 Octavia Street
San Francisco, California 94109

Voice/TTY: 415-567-9855
Video Phone: 415-255-5837 & 415-255-5768
Fax: 415-567-0916