Liturgical Ministries

Basilica Choir Ministry

The Mission Dolores Basilica Choir is a dedicated volunteer group of mixed voices under the direction of Jerome Lenk. The Choir provides musical support for the liturgical life of the Parish community, and can be heard regularly at the 10 a.m. Sunday liturgies, as well as major feasts and holy days. In addition to singing for regular weekend liturgies, the Choir performs critically acclaimed annual Christmas concerts as well as a Spring Concert, and on occasion, a Spring Cabaret. The music they perform is comprised of selections that range from Renaissance music and Chant, to Gospel and Spirituals.??

The Mission Dolores Basilica Choir has received international acclaim, having performed tours of Italy, Austria, and Mexico. They have been the featured choir at liturgies at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, as well as at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

The Choir can be heard on several CD recordings that showcase the range and artistry of the group. A recording of their Mexico tour repertoire was released Christmas 2005.

Membership is open by audition to anyone interested in blending liturgical music and good choral repertoire. Regular rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., September through May. For more information please contact our Music Director, Jerome Lenk or the Rectory at (415) 621-8203.

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist at Mass by helping to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the communicants. These ministers also receive the privilege of bearing the Body of Christ to the homebound and the sick. Volunteers are welcome. Please inquire about training for this ministry.

See the Current Minister Schedule Here




The Lectors proclaim the First and Second Readings from the Ambo (Pulpit) at Mass and read the General Intercessions of the community. They form part of the procession and, in the absence of a Deacon, carry the Book of the Gospels. We welcome new participants. Training is available.


Ushers & Greeters

Provide service at Saturday evenings and Sunday Masses by distributing parish bulletins, seating those requiring special help, and passing the collection basket. Volunteers are most welcome.

For more information, contact the Rectory at (415) 621-8203.

Hispanic Choir / Coro Parroquial

The Coro Parroquial (Spanish Choir) sings at the Sunday 12 Noon Spanish liturgies, and joins the Basilica Choir for bilingual liturgies celebrated throughout the year. The Coro provides musical support for the Spanish liturgies of the Parish, serving as "leader of song" for the Hispanic Parish community. Rehearsals are 11:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. For more information contact our Music Director or call the Rectory at (415) 621-8203.

Altar Servers

Youth who assist the priest during Mass. Ages from 4th grade through high school and CCD are eligible to participate. Training sessions from January through May. Application form and parent support are necessary.