Star Outreach

Feeding the hungry and homeless in San Francisco

About our ministry:

Star Outreach gained momentum when Pope Francis declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In his Christmas homily that year, he said to make this a “Mercy Christmas” by helping others through the “works of mercy.”

Working together WE ALL are able to serve the poor, the homeless and the needy in San Francisco:

  • We serve the homeless once a month with the Missionaries of Charity.
  • We cooked for the homeless enough to feed up to 150 individuals.
  • We make sandwiches every Sunday to feed the homeless on the streets in San Francisco. 
  • We collaborate with the parish school and our parishioners to provide beanie hats, scarves, and warm gloves for the winter.
  • We get some financial donations by generous parishioners that are used to purchase the ingredients for the meals we serve; to help purchase items for the Gabriel Project’s pregnant moms, and to help the homeless with personal toiletries.

Every other Sunday of the month, different groups at our parish, volunteer joining the Star Outreach to the poor ministry members, to cook and feed the homeless.

Our Young Adults ministry members provide support to cook and feed the homeless. We also have school and parish volunteers that help to make sandwiches to distribute to the homeless on the streets of San Francisco.



Our Star outreach to the poor ministry mission is to provide opportunities to practice the Corporal Works of Mercy:

• To feed the hungry.outreach

• To give drink to the thirsty.

• To shelter the homeless.

• To clothe the naked.

• To visit the sick.

• To visit the imprisoned.

• To bury the dead.



If you have a strong passion and are discerning a call to serve in any of the Corporal Works of Mercy please contact:

Ed Katz (415) 740-3939 or

Saori Okawa:

Star of the Sea parish office: (415) 751-0450

Volunteers making sandwiches for the homeless in San Francisco, in the school kitchen. Some of our volunteers go out to the streets to distribute drinks and food to the homeless through the year!