His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Zen (Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong), is currently visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. Given his very tight schedule, we are happy to report that arrangements for him to celebrate the Extraordinary Form had been successful and that he will be coming to St. Margaret Mary’s Church (1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610) on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 6:00PM for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Everyone is invited!
With kind permission from Rev. Canon H. Fragelli, we reproduce here his latest correspondence with us, seeking generous souls to help build a Catholic school in Gabon, Africa!
Dear Friend of the Mission,
I sent you, last week, 17 pictures of the beginning of the building of our school. (TLMS Note: Feel free to send us a note via email, firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will be happy to forward the pics to you)
Allow me to share with you one more:
The first school bench made at the Mission’s Carpentry Shop.
I am sending you as well the School’ logo. Like it?
Did you get my previous email? (with the 17 pictures?)
* For those that donated: a BIG, BIG thank you.
* To those that promised to donate: a kind reminder.
* For those that haven’t donated: Please!!!
… as we will have to stop the school construction in two weeks due to lack of funds. We are praying for a miracle so that this fall 500 children may have a beautiful Catholic School. That miracle could be you!
God bless you always!
Please visit www.friendsofthemissions.com to make a donation! God bless your generosity!
Full HD video of Father Alvin Antonio Yu’s First Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) last month at Sts. Peter and Paul in San Francisco is now available for viewing by clicking here.
As part of his “First” Masses, he will be coming to St. Margaret Mary’s (1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610) on August 6, Transfiguration Sunday, to celebrate the 12:30PM Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Potluck reception follows at the Father Kozina Hall (parish basement). Everyone is invited!