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!
Deacon Michael Rocha shared with us the good news of his upcoming ordination to the priesthood taking place this Saturday, May 18, at 10:00 AM (alongside Deacons Kyle Faller and Ernesto Jandonero for the Archdiocese of San Francisco) at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA) by His Excellency, Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco. There is a reception following the ceremony.
The Masses of Thanksgiving schedule for the newly ordained priests is as follows:
Reverend Kyle Faller
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 AM
Most Holy Rosary Chapel (1 Saint Vincent Dr., San Rafael, CA)
Reverend Ernesto Jandonero
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Saint Pius Parish (1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA)
Reverend Michael Rocha
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form / Traditional Latin Mass
Star of the Sea Parish (4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA)
Of particular interest for Rev. Michael Rocha’s 1st Mass is that the mass setting will be William Byrd’s Mass of Five Voices. Fr. Alvin Yu (Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew Church, San Mateo, CA) will be the deacon and Abbé Kevin Kerscher (Oblate for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) the subdeacon. Fr. Joseph Illo will give the homily. Reception to follow afterward. The following week, there will be three additional first masses in Modesto:
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
1813 Oakdale Road
Modesto, CA 95355
Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 9:00am (Latin)
Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 5:30pm (English)
A Solemn High Mass in the EF is also scheduled on June 30, 2019 (12:30 PM) at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (1219 Excelsior Ave, Oakland, CA 94610).
Please keep the soon-to-be priests in your prayers!
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.
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).
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!
Rite of Ordination of Deacons (Ordinary Form)
Full HD Video of the homily of the Most Reverend Stephen Blaire, D.D.
Bishop of Stockton
St. Pius Catholic Church, Redwood City, CA
April 16, 2016
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org