Solemn Pontifical High Mass at the 2013 Napa Institute Conference

Below are some photos from the Solemn Pontifical High Mass (Extraordinary Form / Traditional Latin Mass) celebrated by his Excellency, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, during the 2013 Napa Institute Conference held earlier this month at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. The beautiful music was provided by the Pacific Collegium based on Oakland, CA.





More photos can be viewed in the photo gallery.  Full-stream video here.

Chaplain’s Corner | Special Letter


The Traditional Latin Mass in the Richmond District of San Francisco

 Dear Traditional Latin Mass Faithful and Friends,

Since Trinity Sunday, May 26, 2013, we have been able to have the Traditional Latin Mass at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Boulevard at 8th Avenue, San Francisco, every Sunday at 11:00 A.M. and on many special occasions.  We have recently received more good news.  With the full approval of the Archbishop on Monday, September 9th our daily 7:30 A.M. Mass will become a Traditional Latin Mass. In addition, I have also received the good news that Father William Young will begin on the same date a daily Traditional Latin Mass at noon at St. Monica Church, 470 24th Avenue at Geary Boulevard, our neighboring parish to the West.  We consider this Continue reading

Thank you!

Thank you

We are all grateful to those who recently donated towards the purchase or renewal of many items used during the Sacred Liturgy, especially at the Traditional Latin Mass, all for the greater honour and glory of God. Recently, the full cost of repairing and refurbishing our large antique Monstrance was donated by a generous patron of the Latin Liturgy. Thank you for your generous heart and example of faith. This would not have been possible without you.

Chaplain’s Corner | Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost-Traditional Latin Mass-August 18, 2013  Galatians 3:22  Sed conclusit Scriptura omnia sub peccato, ut promissio ex fide Jesu Christi daretur credentibus; But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by the faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Luke 17:17-18  Respondens autem Jesus, dixit:  Nonne decem mundati sunt? Et novem ubi sunt?  Non est inventus qui rediret, et daret gloriam Deo, nisi hic alienigena; And Jesus answering said:  Were not ten made clean?  And where are the nine?  There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger.  Dear Traditional Latin Mass Faithful and Friends, In Latin we say ex animo grato or ex anima grata, which means from a grateful soul or person, from a grateful heart.  In Latin we often pray: Gratias tibi Domine pro universis beneficiis tuis: I or we give thee thanks O Lord for your many and bountiful blessings and gifts to me.  To have a Continue reading