Our Mission

We, Salesians of St. John Bosco, living in a fraternal religious community, administer SS Peter and Paul Parish. We collaborate with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, Salesian Cooperators and other members of our Salesian family in ministering to youth and adults in North Beach and the greater Bay Area through our Chinese ministry, elementary school, Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, sacramental programs, parish associations and activities.

Originally sent to San Francisco to minister specifically to the Italian immigrant population, we now continue our mandate, as a parish reaching out to others, through youth and family ministry. We also regularly visit and administer the sacraments to the many sick and elderly shut-ins in our parish and beyond.

We are challenged to serve also the significant and growing number of tourists, who visit our church, and the homeless poor in our midst.


Meet some of the people who are here to serve you.


Learn a bit about the history of Ss. Peter & Paul Church.

Religious Education

Meet some of the people who are here to serve you.


Read on the latest happening at Ss. Peter & Paul!

Chinese Apostolate

Come see the great things our Chinese apostolate is doing!

Parish Groups

Learn about the many different groups within our parish

Baptism & Marriage

See how to have sacraments performed at our parish.

Tour Inside!

Check out photos of the interior of our parish.