Chaplain’s Corner | June 25, 2017

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In this Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we especially contemplate Jesus’s great Love for us, which is symbolized by His Heart, opened for us as He slept the death of the Cross. We are moved by His Love for us. We are struck by this beautiful surprise in this dark world, that our God is Love, that He cares for us! We can even say that He thirsts for us, as He says on the Cross, “I thirst.”

Jesus’s thirst for us is His desire for our souls. It is a spiritual thirst for our love, as He says, “My son, give me your heart.” Jesus’s thirst for us creates in us a thirst for Him, a hunger for Him. This hunger and thirst can be satisfied only in the Eucharist, in which He feeds us with His very self, answering all our needs, as the Scriptures say. Jesus hungers for me, which creates in me a hunger for Him, which can only be fulfilled in the charity-filled reception of the Holy Eucharist. Thus, our devotion to the Sacred Heart leads us to hunger and thirst for Him, for His Love, for His Hunger and Thirst.

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EF Solemn Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul, San Francisco on July 2, 2017

All are cordially invited to

The First Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in
The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

For the External Solemnity of the Holy Apostles
Saints Peter and Paul

Sunday, July 2, 2017
1:00 pm

Saints Peter and Paul Church
666 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

The first blessings of a newly ordained priest will be given at the reception following the Mass

Trinity Sunday – 4th Anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco!

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco! Founded on Trinity Sunday of 2013, the Society dedicates itself to promote the Extraordinary Form in
whatever means possible, connecting TLM communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. They have been assisting with various activities of the Institute of Christ the King Apostolates across the country, especially at Oakland and San Jose, taking photos and videos of special events (i.e. Society of the Sacred Heart annual retreats) and Masses. But they also cover noteworthy events of other religious communities and priestly societies (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Dominicans, Norbertine Fathers, Canons Regular of St. John Cantius; to name a few).  They maintain an active presence online, via website and social media (Facebook, Twitter), which offers abundant resources about the Traditional Latin Mass. This includes gathering and compiling of EF Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area which helps the faithful in locating the nearest church which offers the TLM. Every year, the Society teams up with the Oakland Apostolate in putting up a booth at the Walk for Life West Coast Info Faire in San Francisco where they provide brochures, flyers, and other informational giveaways. The TLM of SF have been put in charge of maintaining the California Apostolates photo webpage https://icksp-cal.smugmug.com/. Your prayerful support to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco over the past years is very much appreciated, as it looks forward on continuing it’s mission of getting the Traditional Latin Mass more widely known.

Chaplain’s Corner | Trinity Sunday – June 11, 2017

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The Octave of Pentecost is one of my favorite times of the liturgical year. During the past week, the Church has been relishing the Gift of the Divine Holy Spirit. The Church has been reflecting on the marvel and power of this Gift, Who is our Consoler and Strength. Here in Half Moon Bay, where I live, we even have the beautiful Portuguese Holy Ghost Festival to celebrate His descent upon Mary, the Apostles, the disciples, and the whole Church. How blessed we are!

The Gift of the Holy Spirit makes us immediately aware of the mystery of the Blessed Trinity. St. Paul writes: “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” The Gift of the Holy Spirit makes us one with God the Son in His Sacred Humanity, through which we have access in one Spirit to the Father!

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Ordination to the Priesthood: Rev. Mr. Alvin Antonio Yu on June 10, 2017

With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God everyone is cordially invited to the Ordination of

The Reverend Mister Alvin Antonio Yu

to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ through the Imposition of Hands and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit by

The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone

Archbishop of San Francisco

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (10:00 AM) at the

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption (1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94109).

Reception to follow in the Cathedral Hall.

First Masses (First blessings of the newly ordained priest will be given at the reception following each Mass):

Ordinary Form – Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity:  Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:00 PM, at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St., San Francisco, CA 94133). 

Extraordinary Form – External Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Sunday, July 2, 2017, 1:00 PM, at Saints Peter and Paul Church (666 Filbert St., San Francisco, CA 94133).