Old Cathedral of St. Mary


The Old Cathedral of St. Mary is located at 660 California Street on the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street in San Francisco, California. The proto-cathedral is named after Jesus' mother Mary and is a part of the Immaculate Conception order and Roman Catholic Church parish. The church is full of unique architectural design and history. Mass is held daily with vigils on the weekends and Confession held Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. Confession may also be made by appointment.

Weddings are a popular event at the cathedral due in part because of the beauty of the church. Most weddings are booked well in advance and it is recommended by the church office to call in advance for reservations and available booking dates. Music, d├ęcor, video, and photography can all be booked for the wedding service and receptions.

During the 1906 earthquake in California, the church was demolished and had to be rebuilt at a hefty price tag. The church had withstood much damage that took place during the earthquake but the day following was consumed in a fire that broke out. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1909 under the archbishop Riordan. Today the cathedral stands as one of the most historic buildings in San Francisco.

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