We are pleased to share this good news coming from the Franciscan Friars (OFM, Conv) in Castro Valley, where the Traditional Latin Mass will now be celebrated every First Fridays at their chapel (Casa Kolbe, 19950 Anita Ave., Castro Valley, CA) starting on February 1, 2019.
We are pleased to announce this upcoming Solemn High Mass for the External Solemnity of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as ‘Candlemas’, that will take place at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Belmont, CA) on February 3, 2019 (Sunday). Solemn Blessing of Candles begins at 4:30PM followed by a candlelight procession. Solemn High Mass then takes place at 5:00PM, with Fr. John Fewel as the celebrant. After mass, there will be the Blessing of Throats. A box of blessed candles for home use will also be available after Mass for a donation of only $5.00. Everyone is invited!
At Midnight on Christmas the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco sponsored a Latin Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Belmont. Father Alvin Yu was the celebrant. He is a Parochial Vicar at St. Mathew’s in San Mateo and Director of Liturgy at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park. He was ordained a priest in 2017. The TLM Society of San Francisco works in the Bay Area to sponsor, foster, and encourage celebrations of the Traditional Latin Mass. Recently, these young people have received proper permission to have Latin Masses at IHM. With the approval of Archbishop Cordileone and with permission of Father Mark G. Mazza, pastor, there will now be at IHM a regular Latin Mass on the first Sunday of each month at 5pm. The next Mass with be on Sunday, January 6th, The Solemnity of the Ephiphany, at 5pm. This will be a Solemn High Mass with choir. The society will arrange approved priests (with a letter of good standing in the Archdiocese) and with the pastor’s final invitation and approval, provide altar servers, and cover any added expenses involving music etc. Fr. Alvin Yu will usually be the celebrant, but there will be other approved priests from time to time. Do what you can to get the word out. Continue reading →
This month Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco will be having two Solemn High Masses. One will be on Thursday, May 10th (Feast of the Ascension), and the following one will be on Thursday, May 31st (Corpus Christi). Both masses will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. The priests involved are Fr. Joseph Illo, Fr. John Mary Chung, and Fr. John Fewel (all diocesan priests residing at Star of the Sea), though from time to time the canons of the Institute of Christ the King apostolates St. Margaret Mary’s (Oakland, CA) and Immaculate Heart of Mary (San Jose, CA) would come to fill in.
Also, the 5PM Sunday Missa Cantata is going to be canceled. Father Young will continue his Sunday 12:15 p.m. Mass at Most Holy Rosary Chapel in San Rafael as usual, but his doctor ordered him to discontinue the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass at Star of the Sea for health reasons. Mater Dolorosa in South San Francisco still has a 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. This upcoming Sunday (May 6) will be the last of the 5PM EF Masses. Star of the Sea will still have a weekly Missa Cantata on Sundays at 11:30 AM, and Fr. Young will continue to celebrate Low Mass from Monday to Saturday at 12:00 PM at St. Monica’s Parish just up the street on Geary Blvd. (Geary & 24th).
Finally, we are happy to announce that our listing of Traditional Latin Masses in the San Francisco Bay Area (and beyond) has just been updated as of today (May 4, 2018). Feel free to download and share this PDF schedule.
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.
Update: Welcome reception will take place at the Cathedral of Christ the Light at 4PM, not at the St. Margaret Mary church yard as announced earlier; see updated info below.
A once in a lifetime event in the San Francisco Bay Area! His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, will be celebrating a Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Margaret Mary (Oakland, CA) on March 19, 2017 at 12:30PM. There will be a welcome reception after mass (4PM) at Cathedral of Christ the Light (2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612) concluding with a Solemn Benediction at 5PM. Share the news and invite your friends!
We’ve recently updated the schedule of Traditional Latin Masses in The Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco, which can be viewed or downloaded on this link. We strive to provide as much updates as we can, so if you know of a place not listed here, please email us (email@example.com) with the information. Thank you!