Feast of the Purification of the Bl. Virgin Mary / Candlemas: February 2, 2020 (2:00 PM)

Everyone is invited as we celebrate the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or “Candlemas” with a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form and blessing / distribution of Candles, that would take place on February 2, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (10040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002). Feel free to bring your own candles for home devotion for the blessing.

Jan. 25, 2020: Walk for Life – TLM/EF Mass schedules, Info Faire

Photo: 2019 Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of St. Francis after the Walk

There are at least 2 Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at the vicinity of this weekend’s Walk for Life in San Francisco:

1) Sung Traditional Latin Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life, 10:00 am, Saturday, January 25th at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey. The church is located at 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.

2) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA at 6:00PM. After the Walk, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by the recently ordained (2019) Fr. Michael Rocha, with Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM, serving as homilist. Music will be provided by the schola cantorum under the direction of Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University.

Photo: 2019 Info Faire booth with Canon Meney

The California Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Oakland and San Jose) will have a booth at the Info Faire from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. Please feel free to stop by and say hello! At 12:00 PM, the Institute apostolate faithful will gather with Canons Ueda and Wiener by the 3rd flagpole on the right, facing City Hall. The walk starts at 1:30PM. We start walking from Civic Center Plaza down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza. The entire Institute contingent will walk together under the Institute banner, and then pose for a group photo at the end of the Walk.

Photo: WFL Route Map

Reminder: Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Jan. 5) and Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Jan. 6)

Just a reminder about two important Christmastide feasts for this week, starting off with the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus tomorrow (January 5) and the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Our regular EF Mass for the first Sunday of the month (tomorrow – January 5, 2020) will take place at 5:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). On Monday (January 6, 2020), a Sung High Mass for Epiphany will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. The solemn blessing of Epiphany water and chalk will then take place after mass. Be sure to bring water to be blessed! The water that is blessed here is accompanied by exorcism prayers along with the litany of the saints, making it quite powerful! It is highly recommended that a gallon bottle container (rather than on a normal-size bottled water) be brought in.

2nd Saturday of January 2020 (Jan. 11) EF Mass at Church of the Nativity (Menlo Park, CA) canceled

We wish to inform our readers that due to a conflict in the parish schedule, the monthly TLM at the Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park, CA (Second Saturday of the Month at 9AM) will be canceled for January 11, 2020. The next EF Mass will be on February 8. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends!

Schedule of Masses for Christmastide at IHM Belmont; Important announcement!

Our schedule of masses for Christmastide at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont has now been fixed, which covers the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (1/1/2020 – 12:30PM), Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (1/5/2020 – 5:00 PM), Solemnity of the Epiphany (1/6/2020 – 6:30 PM) and Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ / Candlemas (2/2/2020 – 4:00 PM).

Starting February 2, 2020, all our Sunday Extraordinary Form Masses will now be on a new time slot (4:00 PM). We are also pleased to announce that starting on March 1st – The First Sunday of Lent, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will now be celebrated EVERY Sunday (4:00 PM)! Please help spread the word!

Christmas Midnight Mass (EF) at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont, CA

We will be having our Christmas Midnight Solemn High Mass at 12:00 AM on December 25, 2019, that would be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Alvin Antonio Yu at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). Christmas carols will be sung at 11:30pm on December 24th, followed by the Solemn Proclamation of Christmas, Procession with the image of the Christ Child and the Blessing of the Crib before mass starts. Please invite your family and friends!

EF Rorate Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area

Missa Rorate – “Simbang Gabi” – Christmas Novena Masses
December 16 – 24, 2019 (6:00AM except Sundays 5:15AM)
St. Margaret Mary – 1219 Excelsior Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Reception following after Mass at the Father Kozina Hall

Rorate Solemn High Mass
December 14, 2019 (5:00 AM)
Cathedral of St. Eugene
2323 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95405

Rorate Mass
December 14, 2019 (6:00 AM)
St. Stephen the First Martyr (FSSP)
5461 44th Street, Sacramento, CA

Advent Chant Workshop this coming week!

This coming Sunday, December 1st, is the 1st Sunday of Advent. What better way to prepare this holy season by learning Advent chant? The Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco has teamed up with the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Belmont to launch an Advent Chant Workshop. The schedule is as follows:

November 29, 2019: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; November 30, 2019: 12:00 PM – 2:00PM and December 1, 2019: 4:00PM – 5:00PM. The workshop concludes with a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The church is located at 1040 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002. Please invite your family and friends!