Photos: Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form in San Francisco (Dec. 3, 2016)

Last Saturday (December 3, 2016), his Excellency, the Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco conferred the sacrament of Confirmation to a group of mostly young Catholics from various parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The rite of Confirmation was done in the Extraordinary Form, which was followed by a Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco. To our knowledge, this marks the first time the Sacrament of Confirmation was done in the archdiocese using the traditional Roman Rite since the post-Conciliar liturgical reform of the 60’s. Liturgical assistance was provided by some seminarians from the nearby St. Patrick’s Seminary and University at Menlo Park. Here are a few photos of the Confirmation ceremony (click here to view the rest on our smugmug photo gallery).

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Deacon Alvin Yu’s Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter (April 16, 2016)

Deacon Alvin Yu was one of the candidates from the Archdiocese of San Francisco that was ordained deacon by the Most Reverend Stephen Blaire, D.D., Bishop of Stockton at the St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood City, CA on April 16, 2016. We were blessed to have been able to go to the Saturday 5PM mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco, CA, where he gave his very first homily after his diaconate ordination that very morning! Here is the HD video of his homily. We hope to post the pictures shortly. Please keep him and the other newly ordained deacons on your prayers!

Video: Homily of Bishop Steven J. Lopes (Solemn Vespers at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, CA)

Youtube video of the homily of Bishop Steven J. Lopes, First Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, during the Evening Prayer (Solemn Vespers) at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco, California, USA last March 3, 2016.

TLMS of SF Coverage of the 2016 Walk For Life West Coast!

It was a full day for us last Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), as we started the day getting organized for the Walk For Life Info Faire at Civic Center Plaza. This is what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years before the Walk For Life Program, where we display and distribute materials, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, along with 50 other vendors (ranging from pro-life pregnancy clinics to Diocesan and religious communities). We also volunteered to take photos of our fellow vendors at the Info Faire. We started to pack our display when the program started, which included an impressive line up of speakers such as Obianuju Ekeocha of Culture of Life Africa, Mexican musical superstar and pro-life activist Emmanuel, and also David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress (well known for his undercover videos on Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted babies). Inspite of the rainy weather at the onstart of the Walk (it eventually stopped), it didn’t prevent several thousands of pro-lifers from filling up the streets of downtown San Francisco! It was also edifying to see various Traditional Latin Mass communities (specially the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and this year, the participation of more than 500 people from the Society of St. Pius X, where the Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay was present); walking side by side for the sanctity of life! After the Walk, we proceeded to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi for a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form that was celebrated by Fr. Anthony M., OFM Conv., with assistance of Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry from St. Stephen’s. Music was provided by the St Ann Choir of Palo Alto and directed by Prof. William Mahrt. We will be uploading shortly the video of Fr. Anthony’s sermon.

In the meantime, below are some of the photos we took. Photos can be downloaded and shared, though we are only requesting photo credits to go to the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco. More photos can be viewed at our smugmug photo gallery. Click here for the photo albums of the Info Faire, Walk For Life Program, and Solemn High Mass. But be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s walk, which will take place on January 21, 2017!

Info Faire Tent. There were two rows of tents setup across the Civic Center Plaza for various organizations.

The Gabriel Project, one of our booth neighbors, a parish-based ministry for pregnant mothers in need.

Our booth!! Filled with leaflets, flyers, brochures on the Traditional Latin Mass, plus a few sweets given out to everyone passing by!

Our chaplain, Reverend Canon Olivier Meney, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS, ICSKP)

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5th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally (October 10, 2015)

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Everyone is invited to participate at the 5th Annual San Francisco Rosary Rally that will take place this weekend, on October 10, 2015 that will start with a Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession to be led by Archbishop Cordileone.

Below is the schedule for the rally:

– 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral followed at 11:15 by a Eucharistic procession from the Cathedral to UN Plaza (on Market Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, 1 mile from the Cathedral). Archbishop Cordileone will lead the procession with the Blessed Sacrament.

– 11:50 AM Procession arrives at UN Plaza
Rosary Crusade Schedule
Noon to 1:30 pm at UN Plaza

– 12:00 The Rosary Rally begins.
– Spanish Welcome – Fr. Arturo Albano, Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral
– Tagolog Welcome – Fr. Arturo Albano, Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral
– Deacon Robert E. Ellis, National Coordinator of the World Apostolate of Fatima will speak
– The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on the stage!
– Archbishop Cordileone will speak (English).
– The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the Rally!
– Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction!
-1:30 PM. The Rally will conclude

Download rally brochure here. For more information, please contact info@rosaryrallysf.com

2015 National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Visitation of Our Lady of Fatima in the Archdiocese of San Francisco

 

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (organized by the World Apostolate of Fatima) is currently making the rounds in the Archdiocese of San Francisco this month of July, 2015. Please see below the schedule of churches that’s hosting the pilgrim statue.

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Photos: Support Archbishop Cordileone High Mass, Family Picnic Day

As announced earlier, Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) was celebrated at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi by the Rev. Canon Olivier Meney of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) to start the Archbishop Cordileone Support Day last May 16, 2015. Click on the photo for the complete photo gallery of the High Mass.

After mass, priests, religious, lay faithful and their families assembled at the Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco for a picnic-style gathering to give their public moral support for Archbishop Cordileone. Groups from different parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as dioceses near and far, were seen all over as some of them carried banners and posters identifying their parish. Click on the photo above for the photo gallery of the picnic.