Updates on Fr. Peter Carota

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE (as of 6/21/2016) on Fr. Peter Carota’s health

We visited Fr. Carota this week, alongside with Fr. John Lyons (F.S.S.P.), where we got a chance to pray the rosary with him. He had requested us to thank all you readers for your continued support and prayers. Fr. Carota feels weaker each day, and continues to offer up his suffering. He has tried to follow all the things that his doctors advised (his own brother is a doctor), but no relief seems to be in sight. He feels like as if he’s dying, but at the same time, some sort of health improvement comes along the way. Prayers taking effect perhaps? Today, being the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, please offer up some extra rosaries for his healing and recovery; and if you get a chance to go to Mass, even better!

If you would like to send Father a card, please request his address by clicking here (put a comment on Jonathan Byrd’s blog entry).

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“Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” – Theology on Tap with Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P.

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We were fortunate to attend a Theology on Tap gathering at Zio Fraedo’s (Vallejo, CA) last Thursday (Aug. 27, 2015), where the speaker was Fr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P., Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sacramento, CA. The topic was titled “Mass Confusion: Understanding What Happens at Mass” where Fr. Akers gave a general overview of the Mass, in particular, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Fr. Akers is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, a community of priests with a particular charism of celebrating the Tridentine or Traditional Latin Mass. We were also blessed to have the presence of another priest, Fr. Brian Soliven, parochial vicar of St. Joseph’s Parish in Vacaville, CA. We hope to share with you the video of the talk soon, but in the meantime, some pictures of the event can now be viewed by clicking on the above photo. Many thanks to the Solano Deanery Young Adults of the Diocese of Sacramento for organizing this Theology on Tap, a Catholic speaker series geared toward young adults.

2015 Napa Institute Pontifical Low Mass

Here are photos from the Pontifical Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form on July 30, 2015, celebrated by the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, WI, at the Fifth Annual Napa Institute Conference held at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, CA. Clergy from various religious communities were on hand to assist in this mass, including the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). View photo gallery here.

Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP – 1st assignment: Nigeria!

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We have been recently informed that last Sunday (July 19), an announcement was made at the Mater Misericordiae Mission (Phoenix, AZ) that the recently ordained Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, will be going to Nigeria for his first assignement. We were blessed to have covered some of his first Masses here in California (Kensington, Mission San Juan Bautista and Carmel) last month. In your charity, please offer your prayers for Fr. O’Brien and his new assigned parish.

Dom Yves Chauveau, OSB and Rev. Father Denis Coiffet, FSSP – Rest in peace

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Dom Yves Chauveau, OSB

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Rev. Father Denis Coiffet, FSSP (meeting with Pope Benedict XVI with Fr. John Berg, FSSP Superior General)

 

We request our blog readers to pray for Dom Yves Chauveau, OSB (Rev. Father Prior of the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault) and Rev. Father Denis Coiffet, a founding member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). Both recently passed away. May their souls rest in peace! (Original post from Rorate).

Fr. Timothy O’Brien’s (FSSP) Mass at Mission San Carlos Borroméo (Carmel Mission)

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Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving (Missa Cantata) at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Mission San Carlos Borroméo (Carmel Mission, Carmel, CA). Fr. O’Brien was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. James Douglas Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska last May 30, 2015. After Mass, the lay faithful were able to venerate a relic of the soon-to-be-canonized saint, Bl. Junipero Serra; then Fr. O’Brien gave his first blessing. The Carmel Mission’s close proximity to a beach nearby enabled a few of the faithful present, along with Fr. Peter Carota of the Traditional Catholic Priest blog (www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com) to explore.

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The schedule for the remainder of Fr. O’Brien’s First Masses in California are as follows:

June 12: St. Victors (LA) 6:30 pm
June 13: San Juan Capistrano Mission (9:00am)

Click on the photo above for the full photo gallery of the High Mass and beach outing.

 

 

Fr. Timothy O’Brien’s (FSSP) High Mass at San Juan Bautista Mission

This morning (June 9, 2015), the recently ordained Rev. Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving (Missa Cantata) at the Old Mission San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista, CA). Fr. O’Brien was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. James Douglas Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska last May 30, 2015 (Ember Saturday of Pentecost). After Mass, the lay faithful were given the opportunity to receive his first blessing, and then all went outside the church yard to enjoy a potluck breakfast picnic organized by Fr. Peter Carota of the Traditional Catholic Priest blog.

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The schedule for the remainder of Fr. O’Brien’s First Masses are as follows:

June 10: San Carlos Borromeo Mission (3 pm) (not in the main chapel)
June 11: San Miguel Mission (TBA)
June 12: St. Victors (LA) 6:30 pm
June 13: San Juan Capistrano Mission (9:00am)

Click on the photo above for the full photo gallery of the High Mass and picnic.

 

Photos: Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, First Mass at Carmel Monastery (Kensington, CA)

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This morning (June 8, 2015), the recently ordained Rev. Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving (Solemn High Mass) at the Carmelite Monastery of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Kensington, CA). Fr. O’Brien was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. James Douglas Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska last May 30, 2015 (Ember Saturday of Pentecost). Click on the photo above to view the photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass. The schedule for the remainder of his First Masses in California are as follows:

June 9: San Juan Batista Mission (8:30 am)
June 10: San Carlos Borromeo Mission (3 pm) (not in the main chapel)
June 11: San Miguel Mission (TBA)
June 12: St. Victors (LA) 7 pm
June 13: San Juan Capistrano Mission (9:00am)

Photos: 2015 Great Marian Procession at Sacramento

Now on it’s 7th year, the Great Marian Procession West Coast took place last Saturday, May 2, 2015, starting at the East Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Sacramento, California. Terry Barber, founder of Saint Joseph Communications, Inc., The Catholic Resource Center, Lighthouse Catholic Media and co-host with Jesse Romero on the EWTN Radio Network program “Reasons For Faith Live“, gave an inspiring talk before the procession began. The faithful were encouraged to write in their prayer requests on paper and to place them on the petition basket that was carried along with the Statue of our Lady of Fatima during the procession.  The event concluded with the Crowning of flowers to Our Lady and a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with His Excellency, Bishop Myron Cotta (Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento), assisting in choro. The clergy (Fr. John Lyons, FSSP, Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry), choir and altar servers, were from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)‘s personal parish, St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish.

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Click on photo above for the complete photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass