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Another historically significant event in the history of the Latin Mass in the San Francisco Bay Area will take place this Saturday evening, November 15, 2014. At 5:30 pm at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San José, the pastor, Rev. António A. Silveira, will celebrate his first-ever Extraordinary Form Mass. Fittingly, Fr. Silveira will celebrate the traditional Latin High Mass in the same form in which the first Mass was celebrated a hundred years ago in a temporary chapel at the newly created parish on November 15, 1914. Several parish music groups will join to sing Gregorian chant and selected motets at the Centennial Mass.
The history of the parish is documented with brilliant photos in a centennial book, A Vestibule to Heaven, authored by Miguel Valle Ávila. Copies may be purchased at the Portuguese Heritage Publications of California’s website: http://portuguesebooks.org/books/a-vestibule-to-heaven.
Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, United States
Traditional Latin Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Mass at the parish.
By Roseanne T. Sullivan
Photo credits: Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco and Roseanne T. Sullivan
On Sunday September 14, 2014, on the Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, more than four hundred worshipers filled the pews of Star of the Sea Church for a historically momentous liturgical event. On that evening, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone celebrated the first Pontifical Mass (Missa Pontificalis in Latin) in San Francisco for almost sixty years.
The Pontifical Mass was celebrated in honor of the seventh anniversary of the implementation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which affirmed that ceremonies and rituals like the Pontifical Mass are still valid and an important part of the Church’s rich heritage. The Mass, which was advertised as “one of the treasures of the faith,” was coordinated by the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco with music by the Golden Gate Boys Choir.