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!

The Poor Souls

Homily given by Fr Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv on November 16, 2019 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA.

YOU AND I ARE HERE TODAY because we hope in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. We also believe this central and immutable doctrine of the Catholic faith not simply because we have recited it many times in the Creed at Mass or in our personal prayer, but first and foremost because supernatural grace has infused this hope into our hearts. Let me pause for moment here. You believe in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come because Almighty God has placed that hope into your heart. For, whatever my natural capacity for reason and faith may be, baptism and the Holy Spirit confer upon me something infinitely greater, namely, the knowledge that the Lord Jesus Himself has of the His Father’s love and mercy, a knowledge which is embodied in the teachings of the Catholic Church and now infused by grace into the hearts of believers.

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Reminder: Solemn High Requiem Mass this Saturday (November 16) at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA

Just a gentle reminder of our upcoming Solemn High Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) to take place this Saturday, November 16, 2019 (10:00 AM), at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Holy Cross Cemetery – 1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA 94014. We have included a map of the cemetery below as a point of reference. Please invite your family and friends!

Fr. Magin Catala Death Anniversary – EF High Mass on Nov. 22, 2019 at Mission Santa Clara

The annual Traditional Latin High Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia and marking the death anniversary of Fr. Magin Catala, O.F.M. (the “Holy Man of Santa Clara”) will take place on November 22, 2019 (Friday), 6:30 PM, at the Mission Santa Clara (Santa Clara University – 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA). Celebrant would be Canon Raphael Ueda, with Canon Jean-Marie Moreau as the homilist.